Yoga Instructors Brisbane
At Restoration Zone, we believe in the true restorative powers of yoga. As such, our team consists of Brisbane’s most qualified, friendly and highly experienced yoga instructors.
In Caren Biddulph’s DNA lie two strands: her fervour for movement and passion for teaching it. After completing her 200hr teacher training with John Ogilvie of Byron Yoga in 2010, Caren toured North America and Asia, teaching for LuluLemon and Lorna Jane. Her classes follow the Vinyasa pedagogy, concentrating on robust alignment and power focus.
Kasia Kondas is a performance psychologist and coach, having trained as an Ashtanga style instructor and running own yoga centre in South Africa. With a decade’s worth of experiences as an elite gymnast, Kasia’s enthusiasm for yoga was the ideal accompaniment to her energetic lifestyle. She caters to corporate sectors and dreams of producing high performing, healthy leaders and workplace cultures.
A thorough understanding of alignment and anatomy is certainly evidenced in the Stretch and Therapy classes of Diane Cousineau. Disenfranchised when her own rehabilitative therapies did not respond well to her sustained injuries, Diane forayed into yoga and soon discovered its advantageous results with Stretch Therapy, a series of techniques which eases tensions in the body. Studying under Nicky Knoff, who taught a complex balance of lyengar yoga’s intelligent alignment with the principles of Ashtanga Vinsaya yoga, Diane applies both her recuperative process and these techniques to her thoroughly relaxing classes.
Jaymie is inspired to assist, guide and empower! She believes in having a balanced approach to health and wellbeing….whether on the mat or in daily life. Jaymie's classes create a vibrantly healthy mind and body with each class having a key focus to support your decision to live a healthy and positive lifestyle.
Pascale was first introduced to yoga over a decade ago, but only started to delve into the practice in 2011 when she discovered power yoga. She used the practice as a way to build strength, flexibility and resilience to balance out the stressors of corporate life. Inspired by dedicated practitioners around her, she completed her first teacher training in Power Yoga and her second in Purna Yoga. Her journey soon lead her to discover Anusara Yoga and Yin Yoga. Both styles of yoga allowed her to deepen her practice by listening to the body and cultivating inner awareness. Pascale’s dynamic classes draw from many different yoga styles and place an emphasis on alignment and flow. Her yin classes are more nourishing as they allow time for deep introspection and healing. Off the mat, Pascale currently holds a Master in Integrated Water Management and a Bachelor in Engineering.
Mary-Ann Fraser Somerville
In 2011, after 8 years practicing, Mary-Ann began her journey of becoming a Power Yoga teacher with Tammy Williams (Yoga NRG) and Duncan Peak (Power Living Australia). This only encouraged a curious interest into self-development, and growth. Mary-Ann feels yoga has given permission to accept HER, to BE in her truth, and find a peace-filled life. Yoga has provided this space to make and support these necessary changes. Teaching yoga provides Mary-Ann with an immediate connection with her students, offering a challenging, invigorating yet accepting, and calming space to practice and find their own space. Empowering her students to give themselves permission to have stillness through movement – a complete body mind connection. Mary-Ann has completed other Yoga Teacher Training in Pre & Post Natal, Kids and Long Slow Deep. Mary-Ann’s interest in health and bodywork has only been increased since finding yoga, becoming a Thai Yoga Massage therapist, and Mindfulness Meditation Coach.
Christiana found yoga through a very rough time in her life and was amazed at it's healing ability not only for her physical self but her mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual body.
Over the last years of studying and practicing yoga she has noticed many positive changes in her physical body and her mental state. She has discovered that all these are connected and that it is best for her overall health and wellness to give each of these equal time and energy. Christiana is passionate about making a difference in others lives through the power of yoga. She wants to make a positive change in the world and help others regain there power through self exploration. She is a 600 hour certified teacher, has been teaching yoga throughout Brisbane for over 5 years and her passion continues to grow".
Michelle discovered yoga when she tried to find a long term solution to back pain resulting from scoliosis. As a competitive swimmer from a young age, she was instantly drawn to the aspects of power vinyasa and bikram yoga.
Since then, she has been a regular yoga practitioner and has been continuously thirsty for knowledge and the ongoing development of her practice. She has been fortunate to be under the guidance of many respectable teachers in Queenstown, Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney where she completed her vinyasa yoga teacher training with Body Mind Life.
Michelle first came to yoga through physical asana practice but has discovered that it is far great than that. Yoga to Michelle is a way of life, living with awareness, mindfulness and intention.
Off the mat, Michelle is also a pharmacist , a water lover and a hobbyist photographer.