John Soper

John tried Yoga initially while working in Information Technology to combat stress and for relaxation. He didn’t look back … eight years later he commenced teacher training and then teaching. He has practiced Iyengar Yoga since 2011 and has been teaching for 8 years.

John undertook teacher training in Melbourne at Clifton Hill Yoga Studio with Marina Jung. He has attended many workshops and conventions with senior teachers and has studied in India on four occasions between 2012 and 2016: at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (twice) at the Yog-Ganga Centre for Yoga Studies in Dehradun and at the Patanjala Yoga Kendra in Rishikesh . He also attended a course conducted by BKS Iyengar in Guangzhou, China in 2011 as part of the inaugural China-India Yoga Summit. John is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher (upgraded to Junior Intermediate 1 level in 2018).

Kundali Das

Kundali was taught pranayama (breath work) by her father as a teenager, and spent much of her childhood on Australia’s west coast observing and living with the practice of yogasana. It seemed natural then for Kundali to begin her own practice of Iyengar Yoga in 2001, as a then 19 year old studying journalism, communications and the visual arts at university in Melbourne.

After 15 years of tutelage and committed practice, Kundali became certified to teach Iyengar Yoga in 2016 under the mentorship of Mark Gibson (Doutta Galla, Melbourne). Kundali continues her professional development with senior Iyengar teachers in Melbourne, the United States and at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India.

Kundali recognises the importance of clarity of instruction and intent, and in class, seeks to respect the life experience of those availing themselves of the art of yoga.

Traditional practices and yoga philosophy are taught in contemporary, relatable language, so that each person can access and absorb yoga’s grace in a personalised fashion, for the enrichment of their larger lives.

Aurora Darby

Aurora has practiced yoga for 10 years, and has studied with Senior teacher Marina Jung since 2014. After becoming a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher in 2019, Aurora attended the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, to study with the Iyengar family.

Having tried other styles of Yoga, Aurora has found the Iyengar method to be an invaluable resource for rehabilitating injuries, and integrating a woman’s specific practice, which has deepened her interest of women’s 3 cycles of life. Aurora also delights in teaching yoga to children.

Alongside her yoga practice, Aurora is a musician, performer and teacher. Having studied a Bachelor of Music Performance, she draws many parallels to her practice of yoga with the practice and presentation of music. Aurora also has a love for rock-climbing, and has complimented her training with studies in Ayurvedic medicine.

Kate Mugavin

Kate’s yoga journey started during her first solo trip to India in 2006.  Since then she has completed a Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching (500 hours) at Byron Yoga Centre and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training with Marina Jung at Clifton Hill Yoga studio.  During her training Kate visited India learning from the Iyengar family and is now a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.

Kate is grateful for the work of Geeta Iyengar in the area of women’s specific yoga and appreciates the peace, grounding and self-knowledge yoga brings to her day-to-day life.

Kate’s academic background includes a Bachelor or Commerce/Arts and Masters of Teaching. She has worked as a high school teacher, taught yoga in Youth Justice and currently works in the not for profit education sector including teaching yoga to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.   Her other passions in life include West African dance, holistic living and hiking.

Iyengar Yoga certification takes a minimum of five years study and practice