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 (Kundi) began a committed Iyengar Yoga practice in 2001, and has committed over seventeen years to the art of yoga. Kundali undertook a mentorship with Senior Iyengar teacher Mark Gibson in Melbourne in 2013, becoming certified to teach in 2016. She has also studied with Manouso Manos in the United States, and twice with the Iyengar family in Pune, India.

Kundali’s academic and vocational background is in journalism, anthropology and the visual arts. She seeks to convey the extraordinary depth of traditional yoga practices and philosophy in contemporary, relatable language, so that each person feels welcome to learn yoga in a safe and inclusive environment.

Kundali’s classes prioritise strength, stamina and receptivity of body and mind, and equip students with an invaluable method for responding to life’s challenges with tenacity and ease.

Aurora Darby

Aurora was introduced to yoga in 2010 during VCE. In 2014, she committed to an Iyengar practice at the Clifton Hill Yoga Studio. She completed Iyengar Yoga teacher training under senior teacher Marina Jung and has recently received her teaching certification. She attended the 2017 Iyengar Yoga National Convention as well as many wonderful workshops led by visiting senior teachers.

Alongside her yoga practice, Aurora is a musician, performer and teacher. Having studied a Bachelor of Music Performance, she pursues Contemporary Jazz and World Folk music. She draws many parallels between her practice of yoga and the practice and presentation of music. Aurora has found the Iyengar method to be an invaluable resource for rehabilitating injuries, and for offering a woman’s specific practice for which she is grateful for Geeta Iyengar’s pioneering work.

Aurora also has a love for rock-climbing, and has complimented her yoga 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