Meet Our Teachers
All of our A Live Yogi teachers are qualified yoga teachers and between them have thousands of hours of class time under their belts.
Lucy found yoga when she was searching for an outlet during a stressful period of study and work. She soon realised that this was something truly special. A creative soul, Lucy saw yoga as an art form, a form of self-expression, and an opportunity to spend some quality time with herself! The pure joy, acceptance […]
Mandy came to yoga as a practitioner in 2007 seeking balance and improved flexibility. For the next five years she focused on climbing the corporate ladder and competing in long distance triathlons, using a regular weekly yoga class as a much-needed stretch and relaxation. During 2013 Mandy put aside her engineering career and answered the calling by immersing deeply into the practice, study and teaching of yoga. She has since completed more than 850hrs of formal training covering a range of different styles including Vinyasa, Hatha, Therapy and Yin. For the last few years, she’s been teaching classes and workshops in various locations throughout Australia and Asia. Mandy believes there is a yoga practice suitable for everyone. She views our yoga mats as the perfect training ground for life: always inviting the opportunity for self-inquiry, growth and transformation. She is passionate about sharing the teachings of yoga and has a particular fondness for sharing the philosophy and the detail behind the poses. Mandy is a facilitator of 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Her classes can be described as playful, creative, alignment-based movement synchronised with breath. Mandy aims to provide a fun, safe and supportive environment for her students to embark on their own journey of mindful movement.
Melbourne-born Kat first discovered yoga in 2008, thanks to a small studio in Costa Mesa, California, whilst travelling regularly to the USA for work. At the time she was completely unaware of the extent that yoga would transform her life. All she knew was that every time she stepped onto her mat, the complexities of life seemed to all but dissipate.
Kat’s curiosity to explore how and why yoga had this profound effect on people paved the way for a further decade of constant practice and study in the USA, Sydney and Melbourne. Her passion and determination to share her knowledge and experience in yoga led to completing Yoga Alliance RYT200 training at Yoga Plus, Vinyasa training at Australian Yoga Academy, and more recently training with Laughing Lotus in New York as part of her Yoga Alliance RYT500 certification.
With Kat you will be guided through not just a physical practice, but towards a life of fulfilment, where the mind is still and an ultimate sense of peace is achieved regardless of external stimuli. The ancient yogis call this the journey towards ‘samadhi’ (the final attainment of ‘being’). This is where the magic happens!
Margot first discovered Yoga as a teenager, and was completely amazed by the benefit it had for her ability to focus and concentrate on her studies. Later on as an adult, whilst studying Kinesiology, she was introduced to Kundalini Yoga. At this stage her interest in metaphysical sciences and the healing arts was in full swing, so Kundalini spoke straight to her growing awareness of subtle energy and the intricacies of the mind/body connection.
Having first discovered a strong love of yoga during a challenging time in her own life, Helen became deeply inspired by both the physical benefits of regular yoga practice as well as the spiritual and emotional discovery that Pranayama, Meditation and Asana practice can deliver. Helen enjoys teaching with the aspiration to help others to […]
Lauren is a passionate business woman, yoga teacher and business mentor who has created and grown three thriving yoga communities across Australia. She is also the creator of The Love Tank – an online community that helps women to embrace self-love, seize opportunities and create the life they truly desire. Lauren’s energy and enthusiasm for life […]
Nikki Ralston is a natural teacher who has been working with the human body for the last 18 years, her passion for yoga, movement and anatomical understanding shines through and is infectious to others. Nikki has devised her own ‘Ralston Method’ which provides life enhancing practices, her physical asana practice combines the best elements of hatha, vinyasa, precision alignment and mindfulness teachings. Her classes are strong yet grounded, guiding her students to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, giving skilled yet simple cues from her deep understanding of the human body and subtle energies, creates a transformative experience and a practice that lasts a lifetime. Balanced by her delightful sense of humour that encourages students to reclaim the joy within their practice and life. The Ralston Method makes meditation, breath work and mindfulness easy and accessible to anyone. Nikki has been at the forefront of polarising yoga in New Zealand and making the ancient practice of yoga relevant and complimentary for our modern lifestyle.
Kelly Carthy is an experienced wellbeing entrepreneur with over 20 years industry experience in personal transformational coaching, yoga, pilates, personal training, health education and training, massage, natural therapies, pre and post natal wellbeing and nutrition. Kelly is founder of Luxe Escapes Pty Ltd a company dedicated to creating personalised Luxury Wellbeing Escapes retreats, events and experiences for […]
Amy’s teaching style is intuitive and technical, strong yet soft and helps to create space physically and mentally. Coming from a background of dance she is passionate about movement in all it’s forms, from vinyasa and acro-yoga to weight lifting, gymnastics and FRC. She shares all that she learns from her teachers and own practice, […]
Lucy first discovered yoga in her early 20’s as a professional dancer in the UK and enjoyed the mindful approach of moving and exploring the human body and mind. As a surfer she also saw the connection between yoga and surfing and soon had to calling to leave the professional dance world to teach yoga […]
Katie Tassone is the champion of the #unhustle movement, empowering women everywhere to stop, drop and enjoy life TODAY…not when they have the “right” body, “right” bank account, “right” partner or “right” time – because life is NOW and needs to be celebrated WHILE we grow. A former borderline obsessive goal-setter and die-hard people pleaser, Katie […]
My passion is to teach, inspire and empower you to be the best version of yourself. I absolutely love educating my clients on health in a holistic manner, encouraging balance of the mind, body and spirit. I believe that health isn’t just a one size fits all and nor should it be, we are all beautifully unique! Through my own personal journey of trial and error I have discovered the secret sauce to living, that thing we all long for is… HEALTH and HAPPINESS and I endeavour to share it with you.
In search of some inner peace, Sophie turned to yoga to aid her during a personally challenging time. However, what she found was so much more. Sophie now has a dedicated personal practice, which she turns to in order to bring her balance, energy and both physical and mental strength.
Ever long to be free from food battles? Or to make peace with your body image? Kali Gray from MFC is on a mission to help women feel good about food and their bodies! After overcoming disordered eating as a teenager and training in the ‘Non-Diet’ approach as a clinical Dietitian, Kali is a passionate advocate for health free from diets. She believes that you don’t need to starve yourself or punish your body in order to be healthy. In fact, Kali’s advocates a joyful approach to health, aligned with self-compassion, mindfulness and positive body image. Having worked with thousands of patients and walked the road to food freedom herself, Kali can help you to health your relationship with food, feel healthy without restriction and feel confident with the skin you’re in.
Jade was first introduced to yoga at the age of 14 through a short program run at her high school. The ancient practices resonated deeply with her and left a lasting impression that would ignite her love for yoga later in life. When she returned to the Sunshine Coast in 2012, Jade engaged in a […]
Stacey teaches yoga with the intention to teach kids the life skills they need to be calm, compassionate and courageous. As a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, she has taught in schools, yoga studios, festivals, mental health and hospital wards for over a decade. With the desire to share yoga with as many kids and teens […]