BRAVE TEACHERS

At Brave, we feel grateful and privileged to have a highly educated, dedicated, approachable and friendly team here to support your yoga journey. Whether you are a newbie, or experienced yogi, we have a crew of teachers who can support your needs.

Take some time to read the bio’s of our teachers and some short videos telling you a little more about them. We believe in connection, we look forward to connecting with you soon! 

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Cara

I found yoga in 2007 as a means to relax and to compliment my dance practice at the time. After the first week, I realised Yoga is far deeper and meaningful than just an hours stretch and workout. It’s a way of life. Now after a decade working in stressful corporate environments alongside extensive global travel, I’ve found Yoga to be the one constant in a transient and dynamic world. It’s a sanctuary, a safe haven, throughout all the chaos and chatter that life brings, a home-coming and a way to reach inner peace with no other tools than that of our own mind & body.

Completing 350hr Hatha Vinyasa teacher training in Perth at Yoga Space as well as volunteering with local community groups who don’t have access or the resources to yoga, I grew a passion to help those in need. As well as teaching yoga I spend the remainder of my time working in community services.

After completing an MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course in 2017 I developed my teachings to always bring it back to the mind and how unity with the body can create a focus on inner stillness and hopefully the attainment of freedom through moment to moment awareness helping us all along the path of freeing ourselves from suffering. The human condition I believe is traumatic itself, through yoga we can manage the trials and tribulations that life can bring. 

Claire

Claire is co-founder of Brave Yoga. Her positive and playful method of teaching will get you energized to work hard during the peak of a class, but sure to take you through a blissful chill-out journey to finish. 

Her modern-day alignment and anatomy focused yoga philosophy means that she believes everyone experiences yoga poses differently in their body, according to their own anatomy. So expect options, intensity, laughter and the breaking of traditional yoga stereotypes!

Claire has had a strong historic foundation in health and fitness lasting over 10 years as a qualified Personal Trainer, Les Mills RPM instructor and yoga teacher. Claire completing her first 200HR Hot Power Yoga Teacher Training in London 5 years ago with Dylan Ayloo. Her other Teacher Trainings experience includes Yin and Forrest Yoga.

Read more about the yoga journey from both Claire and Ross (Founders of Brave Yoga) in the ‘About Us’ section.

ASHLEY

Say hello to your Pilates teacher!

Ashley has been in the fitness industry for over eleven years.  She is a qualified Pilates instructor, Personal Trainer and Spin instructor.

Ashley believes physical and mental health are the most important assets that we have, and for that reason she believes that looking after your health should be a top priority! She now specialises in strength training and body sculpting, expect to work and in Ashley’s classes and tone the body!

Sarah

Sarah is a Physiotherapist and yoga teacher who is passionate about helping others through yoga as a healing movement practice.  In addition to working as Physiotherapist for over 8 years, Sarah has completed her 200 hr YTT through Balance Practice Yoga and courses in Therapeutic Yoga.  

 Sarah has been practicing yoga for over a decade, tried many different styles and has been able to create her own unique teaching style that layer in yoga philosophy, mindfulness and breath work with a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. 

Sarah brings a strong alignment and anatomical focus to her classes through her physiotherapy knowledge and can cater and modify for injuries or health conditions. 

Sarah wants yoga to be accessible to the whole community and truly believes that if you can breathe, you can do yoga.  

Sasha

Discovering yoga through her passion for health and fitness, Sasha immediately adopted a daily yoga practise to her routine after finding the benefits yoga had on both the mind and body.

 

Completing her YTT200 in Indonesia & her Pilates Matwork Certification in Australia you can expect a strong asana practised matched with creative sequencing and upbeat music. 

MARTHA

Martha’s classes are challenging, creative and suitable for all levels. Her background in psychology means you can expect classes with a focus on self-compassion. 

Martha is passionate about holistic wellness and connecting the mind, body and spirit through movement. She has been teaching since 2018 after completing her 200HR Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in India and is now studying the 800hr YTT with Byron Yoga Centre in Melbourne. Martha is originally from the UK and is also a qualified Psychologist. 

Wes

Wes first began experimenting in Yoga as a way to manage stress effectively during his experience in the corporate world.

Upon completing his Vinyasa 200hr Teacher Training in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he decided to embark on a new journey teaching Yoga whilst studying Psychology.

Meditation is a core component of his Power Vinyasa based classes. Wes combines elements of pranayama (breathing) techniques with dynamic movements in a energising, welcoming and playful fashion.