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Meet our amazing Crew


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

Wiebke, owner of Yogatime, is a psychologist,  yoga teacher and energy healer. She is passionate about all things energy, helping her clients to sustain and reach new levels of energy to feel better, experiencing more ease and flow in their lives.
Brought up with Reiki from childhood by her aunty, all of her initial education on reiki and energy healing was based on practical knowledge passed down from generations in her family. Over the years she then added on theoretical basis to her personal experience and went on to study Psychology, Acuenergetics, Reiki, Yin Yoga and Meridian Theory.

Wiebke’s classes are focused on the energy body, and the felt experience. 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.  She specialises in Yin Yoga, a more meditative yoga which helps to increase flexibility and deepen your practice of stillness.

Expect to move and breathe deeply as Wiebke guides you through your practice back to your authentic Self.


Joao

Joao’s passion for arm balances and inverted poses has lead him to develop his own practice with slow movements, concentration and precision. Joao’s classes focus on Peak Pose sequencing, where, through progressive sequences, we prepare the body and mind to achieve those more challenging poses.

Joao has been a student and teacher of Yoga for over 11 years. His Yogic journey has taken him into Karma, Bhakti and Raja Yoga, focusing in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. Over the years Joao trained and learned from renowned Yoga teachers around Australia and the Globe; Michael “Laxmivan”, Duncan Peak, Simon Borg-Olivier, Simon Park, Idit Hefer Tamir, Maryanne Edwards and others.


Mark

Mark first discovered yoga in the 90s with his mum at a Body Balance gym class and liked how it calmed the mind and stretched the body. Mark’s practice has ebbed and flowed into a way of ‘being’ since then.

From trainings in Sydney at Samadhi and Sukha Mukha 200hr to ashrams in India at Sivananda Trivandrum and Osho Pune and intensive retreats with much-loved guru Clive Sheridan where the adventure toward consciousness has been transforming.

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”  Hermes Trismegistus

Mark has also been studying astrology for almost two decades, holding lunar astrology workshops,  and interweaves the cycles of the planets and seasons into his teachings. Mindfulness, acceptance, kindness, joy and the art of ‘sitting with’ are what he wishes to bring to his practice.

Holding kirtans in Sydney for the past 2 years has also been a personal and rewarding sadhana as a means to uplift the heart through this beautiful bhakti practice. Mindfulness, acceptance, kindness, joy and the art of ‘sitting with’ are what he wishes to bring to his practices he shares. He runs community Kirtan nights at Yogatime once a month so make sure you come along and check it out.


Vanessa

Before moving to Sydney, Vanessa grew up in the heart of the Austrian Alps. After her studies of journalism & PR, she worked in the media & communications industry in Germany. Being an introvert, at times struggling with anxiety and overwhelmed from being ‚in her head’ too much, Vanessa eventually discovered yoga in her early twenties in a time of transition. This practice taught her to listen beyond the chatter of the monkey mind, finding stillness and trust. Rather than denying the fluctuations of life, yoga became a tool to accept and appreciate the ups and downs that unfold before us, to find beauty in the chaos of our human experience.

Vanessa guides you through a gentle slow flow that connects you to your breath and will leave your mind clear and your body feeling moved and cleansed.

Education: 200 Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa Teacher Training (Damn Good Yoga, 2017)8 h Yoga Therapy: Neck & Shoulders (Doug Keller, 2019)20 h SmartFLOW Shoulder Girdle Module (Annie Carpenter, 2019)60 h Myofascial Release, MyoYin & Spine Anatomy Teacher Training (Jo Phee, 2019)


Ruby

I found yoga in a time where I probably couldn’t run any faster, from one day into the other, trying to squeeze and fix as many things in my days as possible. Soon I began to realize that we are gifted with our highly intelligent bodies, our capacities and our ability to feel all these amazing things when we take time to pause and listen carefully. The more I practiced, the more I started to see and feel the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) signals, shifts and changes in my body and I started to learn (and love) how to take care of myself. I now have a deeply rooted passion for sharing what I’ve learned with others, inspire others to practice self-enquiry and to live a conscious life. I’m always eager to keep developing and learn more, to inspire myself and others, to be self-aware and to nurture their physical and mental state of being.

Guiding a groups of students through a flow is one of the things I love the most, getting them to feel and drop into their bodies and to be curious to what’s happening internally. The intention is to create a good blend of slowed down movements, relaxation and challenging and strengthening poses to add some fun and boost focus and confidence!

Over the last 3 years I’ve trained with Johan Noorloos (Amsterdam), Nichole Walsh and Rod Galbraith (Sydney) and Truth Robinson (Sydney).


Pau

Pau is an enthusiastic and active woman whose passion is to guide people find emotional balance. Working as a yoga and meditation teacher, reiki practitioner, Bioneuroemotions® coach and a holistic therapist, she combines a wide variety of techniques to help you improve your practice both on and off your mat. 

She is in love with the philosophical side of yoga and continually invites people to consciously explore, embrace and integrate it through their physical practice. 

Combining the physical poses with the essential yoga teachings into your life, and by means of breathing and meditation techniques, she will support you to remain open, kind and honest with yourself.

Pau’s  classes are themed, strong, and include different meditations to allow the body to integrate what has been practised. 

A firm believer in the power of our thoughts and emotions, Paula will  support you to continue your inner path towards self-awareness using your body as your best resource.

Tory

As a teacher, being able to share her knowledge, experiences and spirit with others is a gift that Tory is always grateful for. She wants her clients to feel supported and free to explore their body and mind in a space that is free from judgement and stress. A class with her might be strong or gentle or somewhere in between – she will challenge you to go deeper and she will offer modifications and plenty of support, where it’s required. Yoga should be accessible to all.

With a cheeky sense of humour bubbling below the surface, Tory teaches from her heart and lets the ebbs & flows of her own life & practice guide the practise she’s offering her students. If she’s unaware & blocked in her own body & life, how can she guide you to be more aware & open in yours?

With a penchant for many of life’s pleasures and the ability to burn the candle at both ends, yoga is her trusty equilibrium. Yoga encourages her to honour herself wholeheartedly, which is what keeps her connected to it.


Katy

Katy is a Londoner loving life down-under and has spent the last 18 years becoming a familiar face in the Sydney Yoga community.  Katy is brilliantly infectious. Her ability to translate Eastern philosophy to a Western ear, is both unique and accessible. Being the ultimate urban yogi, Katy blends her versatile style with traditional technique – learning (and loving) the fundamentals of connecting breath with movement. 

As a spiritual explorer, Katy remains forever curious to the lineages of yoga and travels the world sampling studios and teacher trainings to deepen her knowledge. In her love for a playful practice – she became a qualified Acrovinyasa teacher, where she met her ‘Acro’ partner and now partner in life, yoga teacher and breathwork instructor Dean Gladstone, creator of Power of Breath. The dynamic duo – Katy and Dean, now host private retreats and travel the country as yoga and breathwork facilitators, imparting how the breath is our most hidden power to health and happiness. 

Katy credits her knowledge and love of the practice to Mick Barnes (Jivamukti) and acro-influencers Claudine and Honza Lafond (Acrovinyasa). 

When asked why yoga?, she says “ I love yoga. It’s hard to explain, I just love it!”. When asking her students, why Katy? they say, “you will never meet anyone quite like her!’


Bernie

My yoga journey began 12 years ago, and I instantly fell in love with the way the practice created so much more space in my body and more clarity in my mind.

My practise became my ‘go to’ place whenever I needed to recharge my energy or find some peace away from the fast paced modern world we live in. For me, yoga is a never-ending journey of discovery, growth and healing. I am a passionate lifelong student of this ancient yet modern practise that endeavours to align body and mind with inner spirit.

I am trained as a vinyasa flow and yin teacher, and reiki practitioner. My happiest place is guiding students through a healing and yin and reiki class or a slow flow, encouraging us to slow down and connect to our inner world.

My classes to have a ‘no pressure’ approach to yoga, asking you to let go of expectations and to focus on making yoga work you.


Valerie

Valerie has always been an active person since a young age, and has enjoyed practicing & teaching different sports. Yoga came into her life 10 years ago whilst living in her home country of Canada. It was the mix of strength & flexibility that really drew her to the practice; and by gaining a better understanding of the workings of yoga, she realized it was a great way to bring balance into her life, as well as calmness to the mind. It became evident that she needed to train & share the love of yoga. Rishikesh, India is known as the yoga capital of the world & the mother place of yoga; and what better place to embrace the practice than there.

For Valerie, yoga is not only a passion, but also a lifestyle. It’s a place to explore the boundaries of your body & mind, and most importantly, have fun. Her practice is a combination between internal & external work – a perfect connection of the mind & the body. A balance between asana movement & stillness. Between strength & flexibility. She is very pleased to be able to share this through her classes.

Her passions extend to acro-yoga as you challenge your bodies further & connect with other’s more closely. She loves spreading the love of acro and expanding the acro-community through classes and workshops.

Isobel

One of the reasons I fell in love with yoga is that it helps me notice when I’m starting to become a bit too serious in life… and it is SO important that we keep practicing with fun, lightness, ease and joy. That we laugh when we lose our balance, or give ourselves a friendly smile when our monkey mind is playing tricks on us and we get lost in the silliest thoughts. Ha! And that we then bring that lightness and humor that we discover on the mat to the people that we surround ourselves with in our day-to-day life. Oh, the beauty of yoga.  I love to read and I love to move, I do not like folding socks and emptying dishwasher. I love to enquire and explore, to find the edge and see if I can expand my capacity to exhale into whatever experience arises. I’m a student of life that likes to test the resilience a bit, I offer a nurturing space and facilitate the journey of discovery.