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.
Basically, I am a Yogi. I practise yoga asana every day, and I try to practise yoga in my life. My passion and the focus of my teaching is Power Yoga, but I also practise and teach Yin Yoga, which I find to be an excellent balance to the dynamic Power style. The Power style I teach is Power Living Yoga, which is derived from a merging of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. Ashtanga, smooth flowing vinyasa practise with each new pose held for 5 breaths and Iyengar, precise biomechanical alignments of the body with long holds.
The lineage is ironic, the founders of these two styles K. Pattabhi Jois, and B.K.S. Iyengar, both had the same teacher, Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. Joining the Army at a very young age (15), the lifestyle and physical training methods proved to be unsuited to my body (took 14 years to learn and accept that though), with constant injuries and a lack of sufficient recovery causing mounting health and well being issues. Leaving the army to give myself time to recover and repair, I found that the new less active lifestyle was causing it’s own problems, weight issues and loss of strength and endurance. I tried out many different styles of exercise looking for one that would suit me, until finally a friend dragged me kicking and screaming to a Yoga class, swearing that it would help with the back pain caused by sitting in front of computers to much. During that first class starting, the instructor told us to “rest” in down dog, and here was me, with sweat pouring off me, my arms and legs shaking and unable to catch my breath, astounded at the concept of “resting” in this torture position. Needless to say, I was hooked immediately. For me, this was perfect, an incredibly intense workout with no impact, which was not likely to aggravate any of the niggling injuries I carried.
Trying a few different styles, I found that I didn’t like the softer styles, and that I really didn’t like the “hippy” talk from some teachers and styles. I found the right instructors for me, teaching physical classes with a minimum of “hippy”, and I was good to go! Fast forward from that point, and over time I came to the realisation that I was getting more than just a workout.
After years of working in the corporate world and the daily pressures and stresses of her job, Mimi found yoga and was a devotee from day one.
She started off with a regular practice of Satyananda yoga for the more traditional and spiritual element of yoga and her physical asana practice started with a chance visit to a Bikram yoga studio which she practiced daily for over 4 years. From there she has ventured and explored other styles including Vinyasa, Power, Yin, Iyengar and Ashtanga. Every studio and teacher she connected with had a profound impact on her life and personal practice – which led her to her first teacher training.
Mimi’s knowledge and passion for education, learning and growth has taken her on a continuous journey and she has completed various teacher trainings since with local and international yoga teachers.
Mimi teaches a dynamic, fun class during her yang style but can adapt to a deeply nourishing more yin style as easily. Her love of inversions and arm balances will have even the most apprehensive yogi flying and having fun, while also finding a balance through reflective and grounding guided meditations.
Mimi comes to yoga from the corporate world, initially looking for balance from the daily pressures and stresses of her job. Finding herself devoted from day one, she has been practicing for over 5 years and has explored many different styles of yoga. As a teacher she offers a dynamic flowing yoga class, but she loves to learn and so she is always bringing new elements as she draws from her many local and international teachers. Mimi’s classes are full of energy and fun and will offer you a strong and powerful practice (and she will have you arm balancing in no time). You will also also walk away feeling deeply nourished and relaxed…so come along and try one of her classes for a her unique style of power and flow.
Shivjyoti has always inspired her students to practice Yoga & Meditation as a series of techniques that unfold our inner qualities with the sole purpose of living extraordinary lives to our highest potential. Driven by the absolute possibility of personal transformation through Yoga she is dedicated to sharing this ancient science as a path to inner and outer fulfilment. She is recognised by the Indian Consul and has been invited to meetings with the Indian Prime Minister in representation of traditional Yoga in Australia.
As a highly qualified and trained authentic yoga and meditation teacher she had served her Guru for 15 years and travelled with him extensively, through personal experience and with the understanding that Yoga is a complete and comprehensive path she says “spirituality means activity and creativity, it’s not passive or temporary, rather we learn to handle all our life situations with wisdom and dynamic clarity leading to a positive outcome in everything”.
Her dedication saw her initiated as a Swami in 2013 and travelled to the Himalayas with her Guru where he instructed her to pass on the Light of Shree Alakhpuriji Siddha Peetha Parampara, this light is an eternal guiding principle.
Her aim is that we recognise our inner potential and re-orientate our lives to reveal it.
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!
I’m a passionate sharer of knowledge and eager to facilitate a safe and nurturing environment for people to enjoy, to grow, and to move forward in a positive way in their own personal journey.
My personal practice is Ashtanga Yoga, having studied Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training and Therapy with David Swenson and Manju Jois, and have travelled to Mysore India and Bologna Italy to further my practice and knowledge studying in Mysore at KPJAYI and the European Academy of Ashtanga Yoga in Bologna. I balance this style of Yoga with a Yin Yoga practice having studied with Jo Phee on multiple occasions revealing another side to my yoga journey and practice.
I draw upon my background in dance, meditation and holistic counselling training and experience, and continuous yogic training to deliver well-rounded, passionate classes that can guide, uplift and equip you with the keys to cultivate a happy, joyous and balanced life.
My personal healing journey and comprehensive studies has equipped me with knowledge and skills that I want to share with you. I want to help others through their own personal journey and to help them discover their own power and healing through yoga.
Anna (Namdhan Kaur) is a Level 1 Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and has recently completed her training under Guru Dass through the International College of Kundalini Yoga. She is hoping to achieve her Level 2 Certification in the near future and currently teaches at Kundalini Yoga Brisbane.
Anna is an inspirational teacher, her classes are gentle, enjoyable and bring the right balance to your yoga, perfect for anyone who would like a real kundalini yoga experience. She is most passionate in serving others by delivering the teachings and ancient wisdom so others can connect to their individual higher consciousness and live with an expanded awareness to move through life’s ups and downs with grace, humility and compassion.
“I feel so alive and well practicing Kundalini Yoga, having access to this technology in today’s modern world is a blessing. Through personal experience and commitment it has taken me on a transformative journey and a deeper understanding of Self”.
Martin’s formal career as a mover started at age 9, when he decided he wanted to make a living as a professional ballet dancer. He did that, and along that road, some fifteen years ago, began the journey down the rabbit hole that is Yoga.
As rabbit holes tend to do, this took him ever deeper on a winding road. His road is one where movement is key. Marty is an E-RYT200, RYT500 and YACEP with Yoga Alliance. He completed his 200 hour training with Being Yoga, his 300 hour training with YogaMaze, and is currently studying with YogaMaze and internationally renowned teacher Noah Maze in his certification program.
Krissi was introduced to yoga as a young girl watching her mother do Uddiyana Bundha Kriya (detox exercise) each morning and was fascinated by this exercise. At 18 she attended her first full yoga class and since then she’s had a love affair with this beautiful holistic practice. For 25 years Krissi has been an active participant of yoga on and off the mat, which naturally led to becoming a yoga teacher. She has studied with Power Living Australia, and trained at the Sivananda Vedanta Ashram in India.
With 20 years experience as a remedial masseuse/healer, working alongside many health professionals (e.g. osteopaths and acupuncturists), she has gained an excellent understanding of the human body. Incorporating this knowledge and drawing on years of personal meditation practice, the foundations for her teaching style were created.
For the last 5 years Krissi has been a full time Brisbane instructor: weaving traditional and modern philosophy and following her Dharma to assist people in reconnecting to their inner peace. Krissi’s classes are balanced to create both challenge and relaxation. She continues to share her joy and love of yoga whilst offering an authentic heart centred practice.