BAYSIDE YOGA - TEACHERS
Michelle started Bayside Yoga in 2009. She has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for over 25 years and teaching for 16 years. She began Iyengar Yoga at St Kilda Yoga school and later completed her teacher training with Senior Iyengar teacher Peter Scott. She continues to develop her personal practice and teaching skills with Peter Thomson, one of Australia’s most experienced and respected Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. She has traveled many times to Pune, India to study directly with the Iyengar family. Michelle is a qualified Iyengar Yoga instructor. Michelle is also an illustrator and artist @ Michelle's Art.
Jodie is undergoing her Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training with James Bahuth at Yogaha and has been a student at Bayside Yoga for the past 4 years. Her yoga path began at 16 when she was introduced to Satyananda Yoga followed by Gita Yoga. When moving to South Australia Jodie was taught by Patsy Lindschau who was directly taught by Mr. B.K.S Iyengar during the 70s. In early 2000 Jodie began her Yoga Teacher Training through the International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA). Practising yoga allows Jodie to move more freely in both her body and mind. She enjoys sharing her yoga journey, the insights and outcomes from her yoga practise with others.
Nicole Hills has been teaching for over 20 years and is a fully certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She trained with senior teacher Simon Marocco and taught for 10 years at the St Kilda Iyengar Yoga School. She’s taught at many studios since but most recently at Yogaha for the past six years. She does regular professional development with James Bahuth. Nicole has done workshops in Australia with both Geeta and Abhi Iyengar. Her focus while teaching is about finding balance. She’s learnt that commitment to yoga requires regular practice, but also an understanding that we all have responsibilities and commitments off the mat. She helps students develop a much deeper connection within themselves, so what is learnt on the mat can be applied in everyday life. Nicole teaches regular women’s intensives as a gateway for women to work with the many and varied changes that occur in life.