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TEACHERS

Noelette Mitchell

Noelette’s yoga journey began at Scarborough Yoga in 2001. Being a dedicated student of Ashtanga Yoga she feels there is a softness in the strength of the practice.  Fuelled by a passion and curiosity Noelette delves deeper in to the 8 limbs of yoga through the study of Sanskrit, meditation and chanting. Noelette teaches a variety of styles of yoga from beginners to advanced and she is committed to inspire her students through their own practice and their own experience.

Jonelle Kapsalos

Jonelle is dedicated to bringing health, wellness, and peace of mind to everyone on the mat. Her style of yoga is primarily Vinyasa which is best described as a dynamic and flowing moving meditation synchronised to the breath. The united focus on breath and movement is deeply energising and ultimately calming for the body, mind and spirit. Jonelle’s classes are known for their sense of joy, creativity, and for encouraging people of all levels to explore and connect with a deeper sense of their self. Jonelle teaches General Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Yoga for Mums and Bubs, Yin, Core Yoga, and Family Yoga.

A mum to two precious boys, Evan four and Adoni two, Jonelle is forever grateful for the lessons she has learnt from yoga that go beyond the mat. Jonelle also works as a Marketing Manager in the Health and Wellbeing industry, has worked extensively as a volunteer counsellor and has a Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Psychology.

 

Suzanne Marshall

Suzanne brings to yoga a deep desire to help others, together with her many years as a professional dancer and teacher. Starting with ballet at 6 years old, Suzanne feels it was her natural destiny to teach and give back from very early in life. Aged 11 she was already assisting in the classes of younger students, and at 20 graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance, London, as a teacher.

Living in India Suzanne was drawn to yoga classes in Delhi as a respite from the sometimes harsh and poverty stricken world around her, Suzanne began her own yoga journey. What a privilege it was to practise there, at the very heart of yoga! Suzanne then attended the teachers training course at the Sivananda Ashram, Kerala. The year 2007 brought the family to Perth where Suzanne deepened her knowledge with a further teachers training course.

Suzanne has been practising and teaching Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga at the Scarborough Yoga Centre since 2008. She is excited to bring yoga into the community and has a passion for reaching out to all newcomers with her beginners courses.

Suzanne’s general classes lean towards Vinyasa style, with flowing and invigorating sequences in coordination with the breath. Whilst maintaining an eye for alignment and technique she teaches with kindness, always allowing for the ability of the student giving modifications and encouragement when needed.

The balance, joy and support that yoga gives Suzanne in her daily life, continues to influence her teaching. Suzanne remains very much the student at heart and is humble when she sees how much she still has to learn. Suzanne is also a qualified massage therapist and a Reiki 2 practitioner.

 

Sally Martino

Sally has been teaching yoga since 2006 after finishing her Teacher Training at Fremantle Yoga Centre . She is trained in many styles of yoga with a strong background in Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions .

Her classes include alignment ,technique and a love of yoga with an exploration that will create a supportive scaffolding for your body for all yoga poses . Her dedicated Ashtanga practice has inspired her to pass on the information that she has learnt onto her students . Sally also has a Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) from WAAPA which has given her an insight into encouraging people of all levels to explore what their body is capable of.

Sally's classes lean towards a vinyasa style with flowing and challenging sequences in coordination with the breath, with variations and modifications for all levels of student's to enjoy.

Morrison

Morrison began his study of mindfulness and meditation in 1988, and the yoga tradition in 1989 in the Iyengar style. ᅠHe began teaching at ‘Tom’s Yoga Room’ in 1993 shortly before beginning practice in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition. Morrison has travelled many times to Mysore, India studying Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga under both Sri K Pattabhi Jois and the current teacher of the Ashtanga tradition, Sharath Rangaswami.

Morrison opened ‘The Scarborough Yoga Centre’; an Ashtanga Vinyasa focused centre in 1996, teaching and managing the centre full time until 2013. ᅠDuring this time Morrison delivered Teacher Training programs, individual and corporate Yoga, along with international retreats and traditional morning Ashtanga Mysore practice.

Morrison is a husband and father of two, holding degrees in both Religious studies and Psychology, currently working full time as a Psychologist and teaching Yoga part time.

 

Annie

I have practised yoga for many years on and off. Introduced to Hatha, Iyenger and Ashtanga Yoga. Yoga has been part of my life fully now for the last 12 years. It has transformed me in so many wonderful ways. I decided to teach so I can share its amazing benefits both mentally and physically. Yoga brings the mind and body to work as one its so powerful.

 

Anthony Zafer

 

 

Anthony is a Physiotherapist and Senior (Level 3) Yoga Instructor with Yoga Australia. 

 

Following a few years of asana training in 1996, Anthony left for India in search of an accomplished yogi. He travelled from Kashmir to Kerala, finally meeting his teacher in Bangalore, a Yogini emergingfrom a 12 year silent retreat in Andhra. Anthony settled in to a nearby cottage to commence study in asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation and other ritual practices.

 

Upon completion of the first 2 years of training, Anthony taught for 6 years in Asia, after which he returned to Australia to complete a Physiotherapy degree. Anthony has also completed Teacher Training at the Perth Meditation Centre as well as Megan Cowan’s Mindful Schools Program (USA). 

 

Anthony continues to visit local and international Retreat centres and studios as a guest presenter, as well as delivering professional development training for WA Yoga Teachers through Yoga Australia. Anthony opened the National Yoga Australia conference in March 2017.

 

Apart from teaching classes, Anthony is also facilitating regular weekend Mini Retreats at the studio, open to all, for the purposes of stress relief, enhanced focus and general wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMMA CORY

 

Emma Cory is a 500hour Knoff Yoga certified teacher and dedicated practitioner of yoga. She has been practicing yoga for more than ten years and teaching since 2011.  

 

She is influenced by a number of yoga traditions and lovingly places the heart of her teaching in the traditions of Ashtanga vinyasa & Iyengar yoga, as taught by her teacher  Nicky Knoff.  She also studies with US based teachers Tiffany Cruikshank and Elena Brower.

 

Emma returned to Scarborough in 2017 after spending several years living and working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where she taught yoga to western and eastern students as well as Saudi women.  During her time in the Gulf region Emma provided mentorship to the emerging community of female Saudi Arabian teachers. She was also a contributor to the popular Yoga Life Middle East magazine. 

 

Emma aims to teach with a dash of humour and a large dose of integrity.  She loves to see the change that happens in students both on and off the mat as they discover the joys and path of yoga.  She has a particular interest in women's health and assists students in their pregnancy and birthing journey as a yoga teacher and Doula.

 

She is a natural seeker, curious traveller,  mamma of two daughters, writer and beach lover. The practice of yoga has helped her navigate the challenges of pregnancy and birth, chronic illness, physical injury, surgery and moving her family around the globe.  She is delighted to be back at her original home yoga studio in Scarborough.