YOGA -Gina Funke is an E-RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and has been sharing her wisdom of Yoga and meditation for over 20 years.
She is the founder and Principle teacher of Mudita Yoga Studio, Melbourne, Australia.
Gina has dedicated her life to the study and practice of Yoga and meditation. By studying and practicing with various teachers globally, teaching classes, workshops and trainings, writing, mentoring and service, Gina shares the gifts of her practice, discipleship and life with a wide range of students.
Gina continues to use her years of experience to inspire students, teachers and teacher trainees alike to live up to their best life with a sense of meaningful purpose, playful creativity, committed responsibility and joyful freedom.
As a teacher she is dedicated to guide her students through a practice that will connect them to their higher self, restoring the natural state of balance, peace and calm. With regular practice her students will feel physically more comfortable and stronger.
As a mentor she is committed to inspire and lead her mentees to develop a discipleship to their practice and share their understanding of this wisdom authentically and skillfully.
As a teacher trainer she will assist teachers to acquire the skills, study and understand the knowledge and develop the habits required to be a conduit of the teachings of yoga.
Gina is skilled in her ability to apply the ancient wisdoms and teachings of yoga in a fun and contemporary way.
YOGA - Jessica discovered yoga at the age of 14, however life took her in another direction until her early 20s when she 'rediscovered' her affinity for it. She has been a dedicated practitioner for over a decade, exploring and evolving from the Ashtanga, Hatha, and Shadow traditions. Jessica was trained in the more traditional manner of working closely with, and learning from, a mentor, and began to develop as a teacher this way as well. In 2018 she formalised her teaching qualifications by completing her 200hr teacher training at the Yoga and Meditation School of India, and her post-graduate 150hr training at Trikaya Yoga, in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. Jessica has also been teaching a variety of group fitness classes for more than 12 years. Jessica is a self-professed animal lover with a PhD in human-dog bonding and communication, and also teaches psychology at Monash University. In her free time, she enjoys learning languages and vegan cooking.
PILATES - Elise started ballet at the age of 3. At age13, she 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.
YOGA - I would describe my style of teaching as very compassionate.
I like to move slowly, paying close
attention to save alignment, and connection of breath to movement. Having bulging discs myself has
given me the gift of being able to help students with injury from a place of true understanding. My passion is to help students that really need healing. My recent Yin course has given a new
depth to my Vinyasa teaching by aiding my understanding of the Fascial and Meridian lines; the channels that
connect muscles and tissues to organs. This has given me a new approach to planning classes that
complement the Vinyasa Krama and add more depth, helping me to connect the class Intention to the
way in which we move the body.
I am also very passionate about the music I play in my classes, I think it’s so important to create the right
atmosphere for each class.
YOGA - Finding the Divine in every day. Sharing Yoga & it's Philosophies Spreading Love Creating Peace Cultivating Happiness Manifesting Miracles
I have practiced yoga and meditation for over 15 years, I am an exercise physiologist, I’ve studied neurology, physiology, biology and worked as a health and wellness coach and coordinator for years.
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth” - Rumi
YOGA - Belinda brings over twenty years of yoga practice to the table and maintains a strong personal practice to date. Belinda’s style is characterised by its warmth and inclusivity, encouraging students to adapt postures to suit their needs and to exercise their choices in movement breath to breath.
The philosophical and spiritual origins of yoga are always present in her classes, as are breathing and meditation techniques. Belinda offers Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Restorative, Yin, and Meditation styles.
Belinda cultivates a warm and supportive environment for students to connect with themselves. Encouraging her students to step beyond the narrow confines of the physical practice, movement and gesture is explored as a pathway to personal freedom.
YOGA - Marie tailors her classes to suit a wide range of needs - focusing on teaching her students physical practises and mindfulness techniques that can be applied in daily life. With a calming and comforting voice, Marie leads her students through strongly themed classes that take into account any injuries, limitations and needs of her students.
While her style is nurturing, she always provides the opportunity and encouragement for students to take the challenge and develop their mental and physical strength.
Her classes are not about getting the right pose for an instagram photo - rather a journey into mindful movement and self love.
YOGA - Sarah’s love and passion for yoga is infectious and her enthusiasm to share yoga with others shines through in her teaching. She believes that yoga encourages transformations, enhances awareness and cultivates inner peace and joy.
Sarah teaches intuitively, from a place of warmth and compassion with the intent to hold space and support others on their own yoga journey. In class she loves to guide her students through the exploration of breath and movement and the experience of connection that yoga creates.
She is passionate about helping her students explore the subtle shifts in yoga that bring about growth and encourages the practice of yoga as a life-long journey of self-enquiry and discovery, to be experienced both on and off the mat.
YOGA - After stepping out of the classroom as a Primary School teacher, I have swapped the ABC’s for Asana, Pranayama and Meditation and am incredibly happy with the transformational journey Yoga has offered me. It wasn’t until I completed my 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 that I truly discovered the empowering, energizing, healing, and grounding nature of Yoga. Since then, I have completed Kids Yoga, Yin & Myofascial Release teacher training. I am deeply passionate about helping children, their families, new mothers, and school educators to integrate their learnings on and off the mat into their everyday life, as well as cultivating creativity, connection and a sense of community through the practice of Yoga.
PILATES - Robyn has been practising Pilates for 15 years and feels honoured and privileged to have trained
under some of the most inspirational teachers in England, where she commenced her practice, and
in Melbourne and Switzerland.
Her passion is to share a mindful practice with her students to help them gain the benefits of a strong core, balance, stability, injury prevention and a confident posture to carry you through your sporting
endeavours or simply everyday life.
“The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind
and spirit“ -Joseph Pilates
YOGA - '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.