Yoga Teacher Level II
Yana McBride literally lives, breathes & eats yoga! Her passion for Yoga commenced 16 years ago.
As the owner of the YanaYoga Studio she takes an enormous amount of pride in ensuring that all people who walk through her Studio doors feel welcome & are treated with dignity, respect & given the encouragement to achieve exactly what it is that brought them to this calming oasis in the middle of â€˜Loganholmeâ€™.
Sri K Pattabhi Jois was Yanaâ€™s Ashtanga Yoga Master in 2006, where she studied under his guidance in the town of Mysore, India. Yana has also studied under various other Yoga Masters as she traveled throughout India between 2003-2007.
Vipassana Meditation is another passion which Yana has been deeply influenced by & this has led her to participate in four different Vipassana retreats throughout Australia. All of which involved 10 days of silent meditation.
As a Mother of two delightfully energetic boys, Yana also understands the benefits of keeping body, mind & spirit in balance. This juggle as a Mum, Business owner & Yoga Teacher have shown that she is a truly dedicated, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, caring & dynamic woman with a good dose a humor thrown in to the mix!
After spending 15 years in fast paced roles such as Executive Assistant and Rehabilitation Officer, Irina hung her designer suits in the back of her wardrobe and replaced them with Yoga Pants! Her passion for yoga became her career. She’s been helping people from all walks of life to improve their well-being and discover the essence of Yoga.
Irina holds a Yoga Teacher Diploma (HH Dip. Y.T.), has completed 200 hours of practical Yoga Teacher training and 50 hours of Yin Yoga training. She also holds Diploma in Professional Counselling and Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
Irina is an Ambassador for Be Free Yoga, a community of Yoga Teachers supporting non profit organisations in fight against sex slavery and human trafficking. She holds Be Free Yoga classes twice per year and donates all proceedings to Free to Shine, a non profit organisation helping young Cambodian girls to enrol into schools in order to save them from being sold into sex slavery.
Irina’s Yoga classes are Hatha Flow – unique sequencing that promotes dynamic and relaxing experience by incorporating all aspects of traditional Hatha Yoga (breath, meditation and postures) whilst challenging your body strength and coordination through movement.
Yoshi is a certified yoga teacher originally from Japan. For the last 17 years Yoshi calls Australia his home. Over the few years he developed a strong passion for Ashtanga yoga. However his yoga journey started with Bikram Yoga (hot yoga).
As Yoshi described his experience: ‘First 5 or 6 years of my yoga practice, I rigorously practiced Bikram Yoga, to the point where I took every single class (each class 90 minutes) in a week, which was 21 classes in a week at my local studio. It was a crazy week and it was too much on my body and ego, and I promised myself that I would never do this practice-every-single-class-in-a-week-challenge ever again!!!’
Since then Yoshi has been practicing Ashtanga yoga regularly under the guidance of well-known senior Ashatanga yoga teachers. Recently, Yoshi completed yoga teacher training in Koh Samui, Thailand where he studied and practiced yoga, meditation, pranayama, chanting and philosophy. Then he went to Japan for a week straight away from the graduation, then Bali for another 1 week, straight after Japan, to practice under the guidance of Ashtanga lineage holder, Sarath Jois.
Yoshi is very inspiring and caring teacher. Come and practice with Yoshi and he will inspire you continue your yoga journey on daily basis!
Bistra is a Level 1 Yoga instructor trained professionally by My Health Yoga Teachers School in New Farm, Queensland. She has experience in working with people from all walks of life, from martial artists and weightlifters, to cyclists, swimmers and gymnasts, as well as people who have been injured, or living with mental illness and anxiety.
Her ambition is to help those in need and provide them with tools to be able to nurture themselves and continually develop during classes as well as in their own time.
Bistra is a calm, intuitive and adaptive instructor who listens and tunes in to the needs of clients to provide the most effective practice to suit them physically, mentally and emotionally.