Gina Funke


"I am humbled & honoured to own the gift of teaching.
Having personally experienced the transforming power of Yoga, I hold complete trust in it's healing and renewing potential. I will endeavour to lead & guide you through a practice that will connect you to your higher self and restore your natural state of balance, peace & calm.
Physically you will become more comfortable and stronger in your own body, with less pain, increased flexibility and enhanced energy."

A class with Gina will take you through a seamless practice, the perfect workout for your body, mind & soul.


Julien Orriols


Julien discovered Yoga about 10 years ago and recently founded the Yoga Essence Institute which aim is to help people create wellbeing and live to their fullest potential.
He obtained his 200+ hours Certification with the “Yoga & Meditation School of India” and teaches Traditional Indian Yoga, a blend of Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga systems into an amazing and comprehensive practice to restore and maintain Health, soothe the Mind and uplift your Spirit.

Classes ...are delivered in a simple, real and effective way that will challenge you physically and mentally using Asanas (Postures), Pranayama (Breathing), Meditation and Relaxation practices, triggering healing of the body and deep relaxation.

Thanks to his travels, Julien will broaden your experience in classes by incorporating many traditional Asanas with variations, Kriyas, Mudras, Mantras, Kundalini and Chakra Healing, Tibetan Bowls, Yoga Philosophy and his deep and soothing voice which will invite you to find peace and deep relaxation.

Julien’s Yoga Essence Institute intent is to demonstrate how Ancient Wisdoms can enhance our Modern way of Living by raising the body and mind Consciousness for long lasting well being benefits:

“The real voyage of discovery consist not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust.

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Elise Jacques


Elise started ballet at the age of 3 and by 13 was dancing full time with The Australian Ballet School. By the age of 18 she had toured throughout Australia and performed in Europe. Upon returning from overseas Elise continued her studies in dance and fitness.
She studied Pilates through her ballet training and now holds a Bachelor in Dance along with a Certificate III in Fitness. With strong backgrounds in Ballet and Fitness, Elise has used these to become a Pilates and Pilates Barre Instructor in Melbourne. Incorporating the strength of Pilates and the beauty of ballet, Elise has her own defined style that works on elongation of the body and improving posture. She looks forward to using her knowledge and skill to help clients achieve their personal goals.

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Julie Beaumont


'Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.' - B.K.S. Iyengar

Practising yoga has taught me to listen to my body, be mindful of my thoughts and to be kind to myself. I came to yoga, like many people, to help with stress and anxiety - and I got so much more than I bargained for. It is a journey of self discovery, and I am forever learning.

My classes provide a welcoming and supportive space for all levels, including beginners. Yoga is for everybody - and every body - you don’t need to be flexible to practice yoga! With a focus on alignment and linking breath with movement, my classes encourage students to always be connected to their bodies - a reminder that this is your practice and I am only guiding you through.

My aim is for people to come away from my classes feeling centred and present. I hope to inspire people to be more mindful both on and off the mat. Come to yoga with an open mind and you will discover more than just a physical practice.

Confidence, clarity and compassion are essential qualities of a teacher.
— BKS Iyengar