Yo Yoga in Claremont was specifically opened to cater to the southern suburbs – partly because there was no hot yoga studio in the ‘burbs’at the time and partly because Stuart and his original founding partner and friend Jenny were born and bred in the heart of the Southern Suburbs. Our Pinelands studio opened in February 2018 and has a more industrial look, but the same light and welcoming vibe.
Both studios have changing and shower facilities, a lounge area with free wi-fi and a selection of books and magazines, so you are welcome to chill out before or after your class.
“Yoga has given me strength and brought much enjoyment to my life… I truly believe it can greatly benefit anyone and everyone!”
I have been practicing yoga since 2002 and instructing classes since late 2003. I enjoy a dynamic style of practice like ashtanga and vinyasa-flow yoga and in 2003 I was certified in London through a kung fu inspired practice known as chaya (shadow) yoga. All of these yoga styles can be identified by the linking of breath with movement and they all encourage a sense of freedom through movement. I thoroughly enjoy working with practitioners of all levels and find myself learning a great deal from each class I instruct.
“Yoga has given me the skills to find more freedom in my body, my mind and my life.”
I found yoga in 2007 and it immediately had a profound effect on my life. I knew then that I had started on a lifelong journey of transformation. I developed a new-found respect for my body, my mind and my health. Having worked in the corporate world for a few years, yoga couldn’t have come at a better time! Naturally the call to teach began knocking on my door and I finally took the plunge. I completed my teachers training with Jacqueline Ivory in 2011. In 2013 I travelled to study under Kino Macgregor and Tim Feldmann and most recently in 2015 completed a 200-hour Ashtanga intensive with them. Being able to share what I have learnt brings me great joy.
“Yoga helps to create the perfect balance in life.”
I discovered the yoga practice as a form of exercise (as most people do), at the gym, a long while ago. Soon after, I gave up the gym membership for membership at yo yoga, and I have never looked back. Yoga has become part of my life. It sets you on the path to being the best person you can be. It allows us to deal with stressful situations with calmness and grace and contributes to overall wellbeing. I started teaching in 2015 after completing the yo yoga 200 hour teacher training. I hope to inspire and spread the light to many people.