Jacqueline Bohuslav-Andrews – Founder
Jacqueline, a yoga teacher of nearly 20 years, originally studied hatha yoga at Melbourne’s Gita International Yoga School. Led by curiosity and self-inquiry, she completed post-graduate qualifications in Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation (MBSM), traditional Yogic Meditation, Progressive Yoga Relaxation and Esoteric Philosophy. Today her teaching reflects her combined formal education, her life experience, her love of yoga and the self-discovery that emerges with this practice.
Having taught yoga in Castlemaine for the past 15 years, Jacqueline has recently relocated to Melbourne with her family and offers Mindfulness training programs in workplaces. She promises to be back in Castlemaine from time to time to share workshops and the occasional class. And of course the annual Bali Yoga Retreats are still on offer each June.
Jacqueline continues to deepen her understanding of yoga & meditation via courses at the Gita International Yoga School and studies with Swamini Vinayananda from the Chinmaya Mission. Occasional studies with Swami Govindananda from the Sivananda tradition and time spent at the Ian Gawler Yarra Valley Living Centre have also enriched her teaching.
Neriman Kemal has been practicing yoga on and off for about 10 years, though has been taking it more seriously over the last few. A great fan of the benefits and practices of meditation, pranayama and the asanas, Neriman’s approach to teaching yoga is one of encouragement, joy and gratitude. She is a graduate of both Levels 1 & 2 Purna Yoga (Byron Yoga Centre). As well as teaching yoga, Neriman currently works in rural, regional and remote community philanthropy, and has an extensive communications background. She has also been vegan for 15 years, very much appreciating the yogic practice of Ahimsa, or non-violence.
Neriman is delighted to teach the Sunday 10am yoga class.
Neriman can be contacted via email@example.com | 0409 939 799
(please note Neriman lives out of town and doesn’t always have mobile phone reception).
Deb has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1984 and is trained and Certified in both the Iyengar and Anusara traditions of yoga. She comes from a teaching background in the performing arts, theatre, dance & circus and she brings this playfulness and joy into her classes.
Deb is also Certified in Therapeutic and Restorative yoga under Judith Hanson Lassater, Lizzie Lassater & Mary Richards. As well as teaching Restorative/Therapeutic yoga on Tuesday mornings, Deb also teaches a Beginners Class on Monday nights, Intermediate Level class on Wednesdays, a General Level class on Thursdays and offers private 1:1 yoga sessions & small/semi-private yoga classes.
If you are interested in a semi-private class or private 1:1 sessions, please contact Deb directly on 0419 815 689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I started practicing yoga around 25 years ago. At the start I was drawn to yoga as a physical activity but soon discovered that yoga can lead to a broader sense of self-discovery through a range of practices that focus on the breath, meditation and philosophy as well as the asanas.
My journey has drawn me to practice a range of yoga forms and approaches. In the long term this exploration has led me to study and practice Classical Yoga. I’ve completed formal studies at the Australian College of Classical Yoga, with AG and Indra Mohan (India) and currently I am extending my knowledge by studying at the Australasian Yoga Institute.
My classes aim to allow a gentle exploration of the interplay between strength and flexibility, the need for stillness and movement and the importance of the breath – the delicious inhales and exhales that underpin every aspect of yoga.
I encourage those who come to my class to allow themselves to let go of ideas of perfection and to truly focus on what they need in that moment, at that time.
A yoga session really is a time to honour your self.
As well as being excited to be taking the 11.30am Friday class in 2019, I am also hoping to start some other small yoga sessions (so watch this space!).
I can be contacted on email: email@example.com or Tel: 0407 549 499.