All the teachers at Yogatime are mindful and very skilled, bringing their personalities to the practice and making each class a unique experience that will leave you feeling empowered and strong.
Wiebke believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of yoga and its ability to help people transform their lives so that they can be more healthy and happy. A yoga practitioner for over 20 years, she was living a busy lifestyle in a corporate career and used yoga as her refuge for stillness. With yoga, Wiebke was able to shift from being unhappy and burned out to living her dream. She recognized noticeable shifts in her being as she followed her heart a few years ago and left her corporate job, to focus entirely on supporting others in their yoga journey.
Wiebke’s classes are not only focused on the postures of yoga but more on prana flow, meditation and every other positive experience yoga has to offer. She takes you on a journey to the deeper levels and layers of yoga, through breath and fluid flow. As she weaves in her wisdom of understanding the human spirit, mind and body, with her deep connection to the elements of the earth, Wiebke’s classes are designed to cultivate balance, stability and calmness in every level of your being. Drawing on her passion for Acu-energetics and Reiki, she blends in those healing modalities into her teachings as well.
Expect to move and breathe deeply as Wiebke guides you through your practice back to your authentic Self.
Amy has been a student of yoga since 2003 and still sees and feels the positive changes that her yoga practice brings into her own life everyday, both physically and mentally. A passion for teaching and spreading wellness naturally led to the path of a yoga teacher. Her classes are strong yet nurturing with a focus on all ages and abilities, enabling students to gently reach their edge for a transformative experience. Amy is also a huge advocate of slowing things down and chilling through Yin yoga and meditation, helping to keep the brain healthy and active.
Active in the local community Amy is also involved in Namastay Retreats, yoga fundraisers, Huntington’s Disease camps, OneGirl Foundation (Do it in a Dress), The Nurture Exchange and NRL team Penrith Panthers.
Amy continues to draw inspiration from her teachers Shiva Rea (US), Duncan Peak (Aus),Octavio Salvado (Bali), Maty Ezraty (US) and Sarah Powers (US).
Ben was first driven to the mat by constriction due to an early adult life full of playing competitive sport. Yoga offered something different to pumping weights in the gym and running around a sporting field. The more he practiced, the more he found balance in his mind and body. With a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Tasmania and a corporate office job, Ben loves to share the inspiration for yoga in every class. Come and join him on the mat for some fun, juicy vinyasa!
Blair began his yoga journey at 18 and it took him around the world all the way from Scotland to Australia. His greatest passion is to share his journey and move people towards discovering their purpose and unveiling their gifts and talents. His classes are challenging but fun and his intention is that students leave feeling grounded and empowered. Blair loves to learn and his teaching style embodies his own personal journey, incorporating the teachings and wisdoms of his many mentors from yogic and shamanic lineages. He continues to be mentored daily by Eileen Hall a student of both B.K.S Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Blair completed over 700 hours of yoga teaching training with Simon Borg-Olivier, Baron Baptist and Cameron Shayne along with advanced workshops with influential teachers such as Richard Freeman, David Swanson, Les Leventhal, Catherine Budgi, Phillip Askey and many others.
Fraser first found yoga via surfing. ‘I needed something to do when there were no waves!’ he says. Pastime quickly became passion, when Fraser noticed how yoga had rapidly increased his strength and balance.
“I was hooked, but it was when I noticed the balance it brought to my whole life that I fell in love with yoga and wanted to share it with others”. It was at this point in his life, that Fraser laid down his hospitality hat as a successful restaurateur and committed his life to learning and teaching yoga with his renowned Scottish humour and a love to see how capable the body is, with patience, strength and kindness. Fraser brings an infectious enthusiasm to all his classes. ‘We never stop learning with yoga. It’s when we’re on the mat that we can truly find out what we’re made of.’
Our local love, Joannie, has travelled many different countries, developing not only the love for different cultures, but also her love and deep passion for yoga. Joannie brings the wisdom of many inspirational individuals she’s met on her travels to the mat, along with her own experience of the profound effects of yoga on her life. Joannie is passionate about nutrition and she complements her yoga studies with a degree in the Psychology of Eating. Come and join her for a well-rounded flow, and an invitation to explore freedom and balance on and off the mat.
After ten years practising and three teaching, Jo left her corporate career to teach full time and share the amazing benefits of yoga with others. She has trained in Vinyasa yoga, Yin yoga and most recently Strala yoga with teachers including Nicole Walsh, Kathryn Budig and Tara Stiles. Yoga has enabled Jo to not only heal but understand herself better, which is something she is passionate about sharing on the mat.
Her classes are a fluid flow of breath and movement; playful and uplifting, with an undercurrent of strength for the mind and body.
Lis is an experienced and personable yoga and meditation teacher, facilitating regular workshops, courses and retreats locally and around the globe. She is fluent at making these ancient practices relatable to modern living and believes they’re invaluable life skills to access our most peaceful, innovative and loving self.
Her discovery of these techniques began over a decade ago as a way to manage stress and mental illness in the family. The resilience and calm she experienced from her regular practice naturally motivated her to delve into the knowledge and science of meditation. In 2007 she completed her Vedic Meditation Training with Thom Knoles in India and the USA.
After graduating as a Meditation teacher she moved to London and continued to study her other passion: Yoga. Influenced by the heat of Ashtanga, the alignment of Iyengar and the stillness of Yin, she completed a 240-hours Yoga Teacher Training.
Her popular yoga classes are creative and intelligently sequenced to progress practitioners in finding suppleness and strength through movement. Her teaching style integrates her love of biomechanics, consciousness and Ayurvedic medicine to inspire a holistic approach to wellness.
Since returning to her hometown of Bondi, she has also been involved in facilitating corporate leadership programs. Providing practical tools for stress management and emotional intelligence to enhance productivity and creativity in the workplace.