Meet our teachers below or view our studio schedule here.
Ben Gaffney, Qigong
Qigong is a combination of exercise techniques designed to improve health, increase longevity, and enhance functional ability. These techniques have been developed and refined since antiquity and are based on the traditional Chinese medical premise that the body’s fluids must circulate without unnecessary blockage for optimal health.
Similarly, potential and kinetic energy must circulate without unnecessary blockage for optimal movement, which makes these techniques of great value to athletes, martial artists, dancers, and yogis alike. Furthermore, it is understood that circulation deteriorates with age as a consequence of the muscular tension we all develop when we first learn to stand and move. The deterioration in circulation eventually leads to sub-optimal organ function and poor health over ensuing decades. Qigong aims to change the way we move to improve circulation.
Maddie Battega, Yoga Teacher
Maddie has over 800 teaching hours, and her training is in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga with a foundation in meditation, as that was the style in which her teachers were trained. She has been practicing and teaching fitness classes, yoga and meditation for the past 19+ years in particular teaching individual private sessions, small groups and large groups (3–40 people).
Maddie’s personal practice includes many different styles, including Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Yin, Acro, Silks, Kids, Partner and Flow Yoga, and she incorporates different elements from those disciplines into each of her classes. She has also trained with Les Mills Australia, renowned experts, and she has learned to incorporate the healing powers of Pilates and Tai Chi into her classes. BODYBALANCE® is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Maddie is a certified advanced level two yoga teacher, registered with the Yoga Alliance, and is currently working toward her chakra certification for continuing development.
Leah Corey, Yoga Teacher
Leah is an expat from Portland Oregon who was originally introduced to yoga in high school. After needing a big shift in her life Leah began to deepen her practice. She had a thirst for learning and desire to help others. In 2014 she studied and became a Yoga Teacher so she could help others deepen their experience in life in one aspect of yoga.
The journey of yoga has opened Leah’s world to other health modalities, alternative healings and expanding consciousness of the mind through the simple everyday day use of the breath. Over her many years of practice and study Leah offers to help others through holistic coaching, energy healing, body work and physical yoga practice. She continues to unlearn and reprogram her life from her practices and is excited to share her learnings and practice with others.
Pru Todd, Pilates Instructor
Pru relishes in being able to connect with people on a deep level helping them to have an increased awareness of their body’s, within themselves. Students also learn to trust her quickly which helps them listen to their own bodies more readily.
Pru’s desire is to help men and women connect to their core and pelvic floor using pilates & breathwork..improving posture, tone and strength in everyday body movements.
Monika Harrison, Pilates Instructor
Monika has been working in the Fitness Industry since 1985 specialising in Aqua, Gym and Group Fitness instruction. Monika is participating regularly in workshops/courses to keep registered with Fitness Australia and up to date with the current developments in the Industry.
Monika is very passionate about Pilates and believes that Core Strength and Flexibility is very important in injury prevention , rehabilitation and achieving your performance goals. It also promotes general Wellbeing to lead a healthy and productive Life.
Kylah Messineo, Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Kylah’s passion and love for yoga continues to grow and evolve daily. She focuses on the heart, teaching with compassion, helping others to open the heart and feel that quality within the practice. The journey begins with an attitude of self- acceptance and moves progressively into deeper levels of self-understanding.
She is passionate about helping each individual to find the safest and most effective way to practice, with compassion and without judgment. Her knowledge around teaching asana with proper alignment and safety precautions will enhance the benefits of yoga and increase self-knowledge.
Emphasis is placed on smooth transitions as we move into and out of poses, creating a moving meditation connecting mind, body and soul. Kylah strives daily to live a yogic lifestyle, consistently applying the yamas and niyamas to all thoughts, energy and actions for the highest good of all beings.
Kylah looks forward to seeing you on the mat and is humbled to be able to share yoga with you all.