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Looking for Brisbane yoga classes? There is no box to tick and perfection is not required. We welcome you just as you are, to guide and share your yoga journey.

We want you to discover how good it is to let go, to breathe, to help you re-learn how to truly relax so you can rise above the stresses of the everyday. Yoga is not about a look; it’s about how you feel. We want you to walk out of our yoga classes at our Brisbane studio feeling lighter, clearer and rejuvenated.

We have you covered, from relaxing restorative yoga classes, flowing vinyasa, detoxifying hot yoga, heart pumping tone flow, gentle hatha, disciplined ashtanga and everything in between. Join our Brisbane Yoga Tribe and find your joy with Smiles and Sun Salutations™.

Ai - Tawa Yoga Teacher

Ai

Personal mantra:
Stand tall, strength is born from struggle. Breathe, you got this.

What to expect in my yoga classes:
Joy, laughter and warmth to guide, support and champion you on your journey.

Off the mat I am happiest when:
I am creating. Creating through photography, painting, drawing, cooking or sewing. Especially when the kids join in!

I jam to:
Waaayback RnB / Hip Hop.  Throwback and current Soul.

Kristy - Tawa Yoga Teacher

Kristy

Personal mantra:
Smile, breathe and go slowly.

What to expect in my yoga classes:
Lots of giggles to bring you back into the moment.

Off the mat I am happiest when:
I’m dancing! Whether that’s with earphones in dancing around my bedroom or at a dance class.

I jam to:
A lot of electronic music, but still love bangers from the early 2000’s.

Shee Ling

Personal mantra:
Rejoice in the simplest things in life.

What to expect in my yoga classes:
Dedicated and gentle guidance, while learning to explore the potential capabilities of your own body.

Off the mat I am happiest when:
I’m out somewhere camping in the campervan with my partner, Jordan and my German Shepherd dog Nisha.

I jam to:
Any song from Lenny Kravitz.
Keira - Tawa Yoga Teacher

Keira

Personal mantra:
“Self-love and believing in yourself gives you the power and courage to change your life.” ~ Amanda Ray.

What to expect in my yoga classes:
In my vinyasa flow yoga class, you will find playful movement to flow through poses, connected with the breath, connected to yourself, I would like everyone to get the most out of every pose by making it their own and creating a mind body connection. Let Yoga be your best friend. Yoga is love!

Off the mat I am happiest when:
Drawing, art is another way to express my feelings and passion. Yoga & Art linked together that makes you connected with your soul and your breath. Drawing requires a lot of patience and concentration, to reflect on my thoughts and ideas and give me inner peace! It provides a sense of satisfaction to the soul – The art of Mediation!

I jam to:
Pop remix!
Devika - Tawa Yoga Teacher

Devika

Personal mantra:
Everything is Perfect. Everything can be improved.

What to expect in my yoga classes:
Drawing from my experience of more than a decade of self practice, we will explore asanas in a fun & accessible manner. I use the principles of vinyasa krama to design my yoga classes – starting with Breath awareness, a good warm up, moving through a variety of postures that will challenge you, strengthen you and create more mobility and end with a relaxing Savasana.

Off the mat I am happiest when:
I am outdoors, spending time with friends & family.

I jam to:
Good vibes and uplifting beats.
Kerrie - Tawa Yoga Teacher

Kerrie

Personal mantra:
Wherever you go, there you are! Not my words but I live by this.

What to expect in my yoga classes:
Steady paced flows with a focus on strength, breath and mindful movement. Space to explore the nuances of a pose fully. I encourage the practice of ‘being’ rather than ‘getting to’.

Off the mat I am happiest when:
Spending time with my daughter and husband; eating good food, drinking good wine and watching anything sci-fi/fantasy related.

I jam to:
70’s rock, strong female singers and at the moment… the Frozen II soundtrack it seems.
Glen - Tawa Yoga Teacher

Glen

Personal mantra:
Either just simply AUM, or something traditional like aum mani padme hum.

What to expect in my yoga classes:
Something different every time, but a class guided by the breath with the flexibility to make it work for however you have shown up to class.

Off the mat I am happiest when:
I am a water baby, so anything water related from being in the pool to taking the ski boat out.

I jam to:
I have been listening to a lot of Ram Dass lately, but usually a pop or 80’s rock kinda guy.
Cathy - Tawa Yoga Teacher

Cathy

Personal mantra:
Come as you are.

What to expect in my yoga classes:
To focus on and become aware of your body, to move, explore and learn about yourself.

Off the mat I am happiest when:
I am eating veg from my own garden and on my mountain bike with friends.

I jam to:
Anything with a great beat in the car (loud!) At home a quieter more acoustic vibe.
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Keeleigh

Personal mantra:

I love mantras and quotes! I resonate with so many, varying at different seasons of life. Here are some that have been consistent over the years : 

Magic happens outside of the comfort zone”.   “There is a lesson in everything and if you don’t learn the lessons, they keep repeating themselves in different ways”.  “Leave it better than you found it

And I love Albert Einsteins quote “Everything is energy, that’s is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”

What to expect in my yoga classes:

My classes vary depending on the style of yoga, however I like to think I stay consistent in my intentions as a yoga teacher. My intentions are to guide students through their yoga practice, to leave them feeling physically and emotionally nourished.

I emphasise the importance of focusing their awareness inwards, to improve self and body awareness, to align with their practices’ intentions, whilst making them feel safe to explore new asanas, improve alignment, mobility, strength and tap into the many other benefits of practicing yoga.

Overall, It’s my hope that my yoga classes are an act of self care for students and that they leave feeling better than they arrived. 

Off the mat I am happiest when:

Being in nature on a sunny day! I find so much joy in spending time with my family, friends, going for hikes, listening/dancing to music, travelling, being creative, listening to podcasts and slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life.

I jam to:

Electronic dance music! Though I appreciate most genres of music. 

Peri

Personal mantra:

Do your best, surrender the rest.

What to expect in my yoga classes:

Being guided with a warm and friendly approach with a focus on breath awareness. I enjoy offering an inclusive practice where you are welcome to show up on your mat just as you are.

Off the mat I am happiest when:

Spending time with friends and family and enjoying cuddles with my beloved fur baby.

I jam to:
So hard to pick a favourite, I LOVE music and my taste is quite eclectic.