Teachers

Jarrod (or Jivana, my spiritual name)

Jivana

Jarrod has been a passionate student of Yoga for over 25 years.  In 2001 he completed a two year part time ‘Diploma of Health – Yoga’ course with the Council of Adult Education and has been teaching regularly since.  Around this time Jarrod felt strongly drawn to the teachings of Integral Yoga and expanded his experience as a student and teacher of yoga by completing the Integral Yoga Basic (2002) and Intermediate Teacher Training (2003) courses.

In 2014 Jarrod deepened his development through the blessings of his teacher Dr Hazel Wardha and Master Choa Kok Sui.  He has completed training in Cosmic Abundance levels 1 & 2; Pranic Applications levels 1,2,3 & 4; and has received direct instruction in Arhatic Yoga.

Jarrod enjoys all aspects of teaching and for those who have come to his class may have noticed that he loves to chant! Jarrod has a special interest in experiencing and sharing the deeper aspects of Yoga and striving to integrate the ancient wisdom of yoga in daily life to be more easeful, peaceful and useful.

Marie

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Marie has studied yoga in Australia, India and the United States of America. She is a fully accredited instructor of Hatha Yoga Asanas and Pranayama Beginning Level 1, Hatha Yoga Asanas and Pranayama Intermediate Level 2, Meditation Theory and Practice, Mindfulness Yoga-The Awakened Union of Breath, Body and Mind and Children’s Yoga. Marie has also trained in Advanced Movement Concepts for Skeletal Health and is certified to teach Yoga for Osteoporosis Prevention and Safe Yoga for Established Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. She has taught and participated in numerous courses in hatha yoga, meditation and relaxation and has staffed both Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher Training Programs. She is a member of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association and the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia.

Marie enjoys teaching beginners and experienced students. She encourages all students to maintain their natural condition of a peaceful, clear mind in a sound, healthy body. Her small, personal, hatha yoga classes include physical poses, deep relaxation, breathing exercises and a short meditation, practiced in a peaceful, easeful, non-competitive way. Each student progresses at their own pace. Marie regularly runs courses and workshops in meditation and deep relaxation. She is available to teach classes to children and to lead private classes in meditation, relaxation and hatha yoga. Her teaching and lifestyle reflect her great respect for the wisdom of Integral Yoga.

Mitra

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Mitra has been teaching integral Yoga since 2000 after discovering yoga for himself and experiencing the benefits he was compelled to teach it and share those benefits. He felt it was too good not to share. At its essence Mitra sees yoga giving us a set of tools that we can use to get more out life, to be better and do better for ourselves and those around us. It helps us to deal with the challenges and savour the joys that life brings.
Mitra works in a rehabilitation centre as a Community Linking and Leisure Specialist supporting people recovering from brain injuries, stroke, amputation or spinal cord injury to return to a balanced enjoyable life in the community. Since training as a yoga teacher he has also found ways to share yoga through running meditation groups, relaxation sessions and hatha yoga classes for patients and staff.

Shanthi – sessional teacher

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Having explored many different styles of yoga in Australia, India and the USA, Shanthi particularly enjoys the holistic approach of Integral Yoga. She has completed all three levels of Integral Yoga Teacher Training (for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced students) and is also certified to instruct Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Yoga for the Special Child and Yoga of the Heart, for people with cancer, cardiac disease and other health conditions. Shanthi also has a PhD in psychology and has worked for over 20 years in allied health.

A member of Yoga Australia and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association since 2001, Shanthi has staffed both basic and intermediate teacher training programs, hosted yoga retreats and led numerous workshops on hatha yoga, relaxation, pranayama, meditation, practice, kirtan and yoga philosophy. She enjoys adapting classes to suit the individual needs of both new and advanced practitioners, helping them to extend comfortably at an appropriate pace. Shanthi is grateful for the physical ease and inner calm she has experienced through yoga and hopes to see you at a class soon.

Anandi (Deb)

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Anandi (Deb) has been involved with Integral Yoga since 2000

  • as a yoga practitioner and now teacher,
  • participating in courses and programs within Australia and the U.S.
  • and through involvement in organising retreats, Satsangs (evening programs) and international teachers’ visits for the Victorian Integral Yoga Association,

During that time I have experienced and witnessed the benefits of Integral Yoga; that Yoga is for every body. 

My interest is to offer a class for people who want to practice in a peaceful, joyful and respectful way. This is a class for those who are new and curious about yoga, those returning after a break and those with a regular practice. We are all ages and body shapes and managing diversity in our lives.

The teachings of Integral Yoga have shown me that the practices we share in class – hatha poses, relaxation, breathing and meditation and the philosophy that informs it,  has application through many parts of our everyday lives.  The teachings have provided me with a foundation and guide to continuously working towards being and doing good in the world. They comfortably provide partnership to the other belief systems that give meaning to my life.

I am also continually excited to see the links between Integral Yoga with my ‘other day job’ as a social work researcher and evaluation consultant.

I look forward to meeting you.

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