Our Team

Our team is a friendly, highly-skilled group of teachers and coaches, with diverse yoga experience, corporate backgrounds and family lives. 

We are dedicated to 'living yoga' and sharing the transformative practices of yoga, meditation and intentional living in a professional, yet heartfelt way. As members of Yoga Australia, the professional association for yoga teachers in Australia, we are committed to upholding ethical standards in our service to the community. We hope you enjoy getting to know us!

Natalie Snooke

Natalie's own rich journey of transformation and spirituality underpins all that she offers. A self-awareness and mindfulness specialist, Natalie works intuitively to help others cultivate wisdom, kindness, vitality and presence. She is known for her wise yet light-hearted approach to delving into the layers of body, mind and our spiritual essence.  

Natalie has practised various forms of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, Advaita Vedanta and Vipassana (Buddhist) meditation since 2005. She has been teaching since 2007.

With 900+ hours of one-on-one coaching experience, her coaching clients range from yogis, artists and self-employed small business owners to psychologists and corporate leaders. Regardless of their background, her clients all share an interest in living a more peaceful, authentic and mindful life. 

In all her work, Natalie draws on the wisdom teachings of the Enneagram. She is a certified Enneagram Facilitator, Life Coach and Transformational Presence Coach. T
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ianca MacLachlan

Bianca is a Registered Level 2 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia and a qualified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

Bianca’s journey with yoga started in 2000 as a young woman curious about this latest trend. After her first class she knew it was much more than just a trend, and began practising regularly. Years of travelling and living abroad saw her regular practise fall away, until a drastic life change in 2011 brought her back to her Self and the fold of yoga. Yoga helped her to heal from past experiences, change her lifestyle, and find a sense of peace, positivity and purpose she hadn’t felt for some time.

She felt called to share this transformative power with the world. She completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Sadhana Yoga School in 2014, and travelled to India for her 300hr Yoga Teacher Training with the Association for Yoga and Meditation in Rishikesh.

Bianca has also studied mindfulness meditation, nutrition, and fitness, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Food and Nutrition. She is fascinated by the anatomy and science of yoga and its connection to the mindfulness and stillness of the practice, believing yoga to be an integral part of health and longevity for the body, mind and soul.

She is passionate about vinyasa, the linking of breath and movement, and is an encouraging, empathetic, intuitive, and caring teacher.

Helen Airey

Helen is a Registered Level 1 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia and a qualified Health, Wealth and Transformation Coach.

Helen remembers being a gym-junkie and not being able to 'sit still' without feeling uncomfortable. She'd tried a few yoga classes, but it wasn't until after a relationship breakdown led her to explore meditation, pranic healing and Vinyasa Yoga sincerely.  Helen soon realised that sharing yoga with others was part of her life purpose. She has been teaching since 2010 and completed her Yoga Teacher Training with the Byron Yoga Centre.

Helen is known for her authentic, non-judgmental and compasionate teaching style. She offers different options to cater for different students, encouraging loving kindness towards the mind and body by tensing less, stretching less, breathing less and thinking less.

Helen is passionate about helping others to thrive in life and experience more joy and confidence, by nurturing their body, mind and soul.

Irena Brnic

Irena is a Registered Level 1 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia and a qualified Life Coach.

Irena’s yoga journey began over 15 years ago in Germany. In her very first yoga class, she discovered that it gave her a sense of peace she had not experienced in other physical activities. There was something different about yoga. With this new appreciation, Irena began to further her yoga practice and felt a shift in her life. Irena believes that through yoga we are accessing a deeper level of ourselves that is more real and true than anything else that is part of our so called ‘identity’.

Irena completed her Yoga Teacher Training with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Scotland in 2009. Since then she has taught yoga in Germany, Bali and Australia. Yoga brought her in contact with Ayurveda, the ancient Indian holistic mind-body health system and Irena completed her training as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant in 2012 and now works as an Ayurvedic Therapist.

Irena includes her Ayurvedic knowledge in her yoga classes as well as the skills and insights that she practices in her Life Coaching. She completed her Life Coaching training in Perth in 2014. Irena also holds a Masters degree in Sociology.

In her classes, Irena likes to introduce classical yoga postures that open the energy channels and allow an exploration of benefits on a physical and mental level. Breath work is also a part of her classes, connecting us with a deeper experience of ourselves and life. Irena feels deeply honoured to be a messenger and promoter of the treasure that yoga is to human kind.

“In the world of comings and goings, yoga came into my life to stay.” Irena

Laura Cargill

Laura is a Registered Level 2 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia and our Momentum Studio Coordinator. 

She completed Yoga Teacher Training in 2001 with Gita International, an established yoga school in Melbourne. Gita Yoga (a style of Hatha Yoga) is designed to balance the endocrine glands and corresponding chakras, bringing about natural cleansing from the inside. 

Laura has taught classes for the elderly, pre-natal and post-natal women, babies, children, teenagers and a range of beginners through to advanced students. She has experienced how yoga changes the way we see ourself, our health and our mind. She feels 'at home' participating in and teaching yoga. Being lucky to have found her calling in yoga, Laura hopes to continue teaching until she is 80! 

"What we give is what we receive - giving the gift of yoga to yourself is transformational on many levels. In this fast-paced 21st century we all need time to reflect, unwind and nurture the self. Being clear-minded, positive and filled with laughter through yoga, we can change lives. Learned behaviours can be altered and new habits formed." ~ Laura

For Laura, the keys to abundant living are health, acceptance, joy, respect and self-responsibility. She welcomes people of all ages, stages and levels of physical ability. Peace, tranquility and love can be experienced by everybody. Being a mother of three vibrant children teaches Laura to be patient, centred and honest - three qualities essential in all other aspects of life. She sees how these qualities are reinforced with yoga practice.  

Liz Cooper

Liz is a Registered Level 1 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia and is also qualified in meditation, mindfulness, massage and reiki.

Liz’s journey into yoga and meditation came from the need to adapt to a new way of life after an injury, which gave her an insight into the many benefits that yoga, meditation and mindfulness can offer physically, mentally and spiritually.

With the added passion for knowledge in life and a degree in Psychology LIZ likes to study the new-found connections between the eastern spiritual philosophies and the modern scientific therapies. She has taught in Perth for the last three years, including in her own pain therapy practice. Liz loves to teach people anything she has learnt.

Liz suffers from Chronic Pain Syndrome and has used yoga, meditation and mindfulness to guide her back to health. At the beginning of her yoga journey she couldn’t walk or sit and found life a very hard challenge. The journey back to health was a hard one, but though her passion for yoga and the healing qualities it has to offer, she's been able to enrich her life once again. Liz loves all forms of yoga but her main passions are teaching yin and mindfulness meditation.

Liz has a background as a Trainer and Assessor, working in the recreational diving industry as an instructor in diving, first aid and seamanship. 

Marianna Garaboni

Marianna is a Registered Level 1 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia and a qualified Psychologist and Counsellor.

After completing her studies in psychology, Marianna's understanding of human nature was incomplete without considering the spiritual dimension. Moved by the desire to connect Western rational knowledge with Eastern spiritual wisdom, she spent several months in South East Asia and India investigating a variety of Eastern approaches to psychological wellbeing. During this time, she discovered the practice of mindfulness in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. She participated in a ten-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat in Thailand and found it an insightful, life-changing experience. 

Marianna completed her Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Barn in Bali in 2013. She considers yoga a natural complement to psychological work. She teaches yoga and facilitates mindfulness in a variety of professional and community-based settings to a variety of people. Her courses to help people deal with stress related symptoms and become more centred in daily life.

The experience of becoming a mother to three children has added a new dimension to Marianna's yoga and mindfulness practice.

Completing Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and going through her pregnancies, she understood the importance of keeping the body-connection 'alive' to access a deep, intuitive knowledge. She believes this connection allows women to remain centred and empowered as they go through childbirth, as well as the challenges of being a mother. Marianna's teaching is inspired by helping others to access their body's innate wisdom and to cultivate trust in it. 

Shelley Griffiths

Shelley is a registered Level 1 Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia, a Reflexologist and an experienced School Teacher.

Yoga has been a part of Shelley's life for over 30 years. Her yoga practice helps her to grow stronger, more flexible and peaceful both on her yoga mat and in her life. Living a yogic lifestyle to her does not mean handstands, backbends and pretzel-like twists - it means meeting the body, the mind and the spiritual 'me' as I am - and accepting that that is different every day. As I meet that me over and over I’m learning to gently accept her with the least amount of judgement I can, and then move and flow with as much joy and freedom as I can muster.

Shelley completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 and is very grateful for the shared wisdom from all her teachers. A work related injury and chronic pain have taught her a lot about herself, her yoga practice and about finding hope.

In her classes, Shelley aims to make yoga accessible to anyone. Her greatest joy comes from finding creative ways to be inclusive - if you have a heartbeat, and are willing, you can do yoga!

"Isn’t it great that there really isn’t any right or wrong … there’s only what works for you and your body. I look forward to seeing you on the mat."

Beginners Yoga

Our popular six-week Beginners Yoga Course gives you a thorough introduction to hatha and vinyasa yoga.

Life Coaching

Life Coaching is about helping yourself, embracing change and becoming the person you know you can be. Are you ready?


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