Kerri McCubben‘s passion for yoga was ignited after her first Ashtanga class in 2010. After completing her Yoga Teacher Training with My Health Yoga, she is now an accomplished and sought after yoga teacher and a leading Ashtanga Yoga Instructor.
After 4 years of a dedicated daily practice Kerri travelled to India in 2014 where she lived for 7 months. During that time she meet the true teachers of Ashtanga and followed the lineage of Sri K Pattabhi Jois (“Guruji”). With the invaluable experience of gathering knowledge from some of the Yoga gurus, Kerri has incorporated the alignment and traditions of Ashtanga – keeping safe and strong, into teaching all the Yoga disciplines including Power, Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa LSD, Rocket and is now an accredited SUP Teacher.
Kerri’s philosophy is alignment. “When I started Yoga, I was interested in the physical practice, but over time I realised that Yoga is not just about the postures. It’s about the philosophy and following your breath and as a result, Pranayama, Shatkarmas and Meditation have become reinforced into my daily practice, gradually taking me further on my life journey, making my teaching personal, unique, light and spiritual”.
Most importantly, Kerri guides each student “every step of the way” and provides the education tools to establish and incorporate a self-practice into a busy life. Her mantra of “make it happen” along with her intuition and dedication enables her students to find a deeper practice. Kerri is a Yoga Alliance accredited E-RYT 350hr teacher trainer and is currently planning a series of Pranayama and Meditation workshops launching in Australia this year and then overseas. She is also developing a number of international Yoga retreats including 200hr Teacher Training with the objective to enhance her students individual yoga practice, helping them to find their intuition and giving them the faith to move gracefully on their spiritual journey.
Movement and creativity have followed me around all of my life. Dance led me to yoga, yoga to kickboxing, kickboxing to fitness training and the beauty of how all of them flow together.
My ballet training began at the age of four at the School of Alberta Ballet, graduating into their Professional Division Program at the age of eight. The love of performing led me to the International School of Ballet and the Jeunesse Classique Ballet Company.
I took my first yoga class at the age of 14 to supplement my dance training and I was hooked immediately with the way the class flowed and the feeling that it gave me afterwards.
Always being the tiniest dancer, strength training led me to kickboxing where I learned that the discipline and preciseness of the martial arts was not far off of what I had learned from dance.
My dream of furthering my knowledge and becoming a yoga instructor was finally realized in the spring of 2011, when I was privileged to travel to India to study Ashtanga in the birthplace of Yoga. The experience was more than what I could have imagined, learning from people that grew up as yogis, including a Swami who taught us Pranayama and Philosophy. I am so grateful for the life changing experience; of being so focused, totally immersed, and breathing yoga for 12 hours every day. I am so excited to share this feeling with others as I embark further on life’s path.
My passion for movement of the human body and my understanding of the value this brings to overall health and wellbeing inspired my decision to study yoga in 2012. While I was undergoing my teacher training for yoga, I was also studying a bachelor degree in Exercise and Sport Science, majoring in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland, graduating in December 2016.
I have applied the knowledge and practical experience I gained from both of these disciplines in the style of yoga class that I teach. I have a focus on building the perfect balance of strength and flexibility in the body – with focuses in my classes being on correct technique and core stabilization.
With my background in dance, you will find yourself flowing to music in my class. After class your body will feel strengthened, lengthened, and re-energized – ready to take on the world!
Izzy has always been interested in non-competitive sports and exercise since childhood. He strongly believes that the human body requires daily movement in order to achieve a balanced state of mind and to keep the body in overall health.
“Yoga Asana combined with awareness of breath is a great tool for calming the fluctuations of the mind and bringing us back into a blissful state of presence.” Izzy studied in Indonesia and is a RYT 200 hour yoga teacher graduate. He holds certifications in teaching Pre/Post Natal, and Children/Teen yoga. He is also a Fitness Instructor in Brisbane and currently studying to become a Personal Trainer and Remedial Massage therapist.
Eventually, he wishes to combine all healing modalities and work with correcting postural imbalances as to free the body of energetic blockages, which prevent the flow of prana (life-force energy). He is enjoying the beautiful journey of being a Yoga teacher and sharing loving energy with all he comes in contact with.