I started Inspired by yoga in 2010 fuelled by my desire to inspire others to lead a more relaxed enjoyable life. I have practised yoga for over 17 years and my love for it grows deeper each year. I have been told my compassion, creativity and enthusiasm are infectious. I have a thirst for knowledge and a passion for the health and wellbeing of others. After years working long hours as a costume, set, puppet fabricator, a severe case of ‘RSI’ sent me in search of a career sea change. Yoga teaching called me loudly! Yoga not only gave me a new direction in life but it helped ease the pain and anxiety of my condition. I learnt how important self care and relaxation is the hard way. This ignited my passion for sharing yoga with others - so they can learn from my mistakes!
In my experience, yoga has helped me to be the best, most authentic version of myself possible. I love teaching yoga and consider it an honour to share the beauty of it with you. It is always my intention to help you feel nurtured, inspired and empowered so you too can enjoy being the best version of yourself possible.
I draw inspiration for my classes from my personal experience and professional training in Dru yoga, Dru meditation, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, Prenatal yoga, Thai yoga massage, Rainbow kids yoga, Reiki, Emotional freedom technique, HypnoBirthing plus more.
Amy is currently on maternity leave - she will be back to teach her unique gentle fusion of Dru, Yin, Restorative yoga and relaxation in term 4.
I am passionate about the human body. I have a background in health with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy specialising in Hand Therapy. I have spent the last 17 years working with people to help them achieve their physical goals. I have a particular interest in rehabilitation and the upper limb and I now bring this knowledge and experience to Inspired by yoga. My classes combine my expertise of the physical body with a gentle flowing style of yoga. I believe that there is a strong connection between our mind, body and breath and I am inspired to create classes that allow us to slow down. I particularly love the stillness and peace yoga can bring to our busy lives and I hope to share this magic with others. 'Em's background in Occupational Therapy has given her a really solid grounding to teach from. She has been attending classes with us for quite a few years and is a big part of the Inspired by yoga community already. As a mum to two cute little ones, Em understands the demands of modern day life which she navigates by using yoga. This motivates her love for sharing yoga and helping people feel better and live an easier life. We are so lucky to have Em teaching at Inspired by yoga - her anatomy knowledge and understanding especially on the upper body is astounding. Em is currently finishing the last few modules of her Dru yoga teacher training.' xo Amy
Emmeline currently teaches our Monday 9.30am and 5.15pm classes.
After discovering Dru Yoga over 10 years ago for the relief of ongoing back problems, I was deeply inspired to become a Dru Yoga Teacher. My passion working with energy (Qi/Prana) led me to further studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and qualifications to teach Qigong and Shibashi. As we age our life energy decreases, food and air is often not enough to fully restore the balance. Depletion, blockage or stagnation of energy leads to disease and degeneration. Based on this fact, my classes are designed to activate, generate, circulate, transform and store energy (Qi) in the body. We explore acupressure, slow stretches and gentle flowing movements to balance and restore the flow of life force energy throughout the body and mind.
Jenny has studied across many fields including Diploma of Dru Yoga, Diploma of Dru Meditation, Level 1 Integrated Qigong with Nicole Betts of Pursuit of Wellness and Level 1 Shibashi with Master Wing Cheung at the Tai Chi, Qigong & Feng Shui Institute.
'I was lucky enough to study Dru yoga and meditation with Jenny. She has covered random classes for us in the past and students always rave about her classes afterwards. We are very lucky to have Jen teaching at Inspired by yoga - her teaching inspiration not only draws from her background in yoga and meditation but also from her background and passion for qigong. Qigong's gentle flowing movements compliment our yoga practise beautifully.' xo Amy
Jenny currently teaches our Wednesday 9.30am class.
I began my yoga journey over 10 years ago, originally as a lower impact form of exercise after years of ballet and years of weight lifting. I fell in love with the joy of moving mindfully in a way I could adapt to that state of my mind and body on any given day. In addition to finding joy in physical movement without pain I have also begun an ongoing transformation from a typical “stress-bunny” to someone who can, on most days, go with the flow in the fast paced corporate world and in my home life. So far my yoga journey has taught me the importance of self-care, and relaxation, and that taking time for ourselves is the most un-selfish thing we can do. I am passionate about enabling others to discover for themselves the joys and benefits of yoga that works for them.
'Melissa has been attending classes with us for quite a few years and is also a big part of the Inspired by yoga community. Her passion and dedication to yoga is remarkable. We are lucky to have her teaching with us - Melissa's background in the corporate world means she is no stranger to real world stress. She uses her yoga tools to navigate this personally on a daily basis. This allows her to connect with her students from a very authentic place. Melissa is currently finishing the last few modules of her Dru yoga teacher training.' xo Amy
Melissa currently teaches our Saturday 8am and 9.15am classes.