DREAM TEAM

Here at Yogaventures, we're an all female (girl power!) team! Our gorgeous teachers are handpicked and amongst some of the best teachers in the industry. They are friendly, warm-hearted and come from all walks of life so they each bring their own little sprinkle of uniqueness to the studio. They're passionate and dedicated to enriching your yoga and pilates experience - it's what they live for - so you can expect to always be greeted with a friendly smile and be taken very good care of. Don't take our word for it. Come along and see for yourself.

IVETA RACKOVA

Yoga Teacher

Iveta was born and raised in the Czech Republic (you'll be lulled into savasana by her beautiful accent). After finishing a degree in Business and Economy, Iveta found her true love... yoga. Yoga introduced Iveta to a better understanding of the body-mind complex and its place in the universe itself. She believes Yoga brings us back to our natural state of equanimity from which we can experience peace within and without. With an extensive 1000 hours of yoga teacher trainings, Iveta has studied with some of Yoga's most influential teachers like with Mark Roberds, Deepika Metha, Simon Borg- Oliver, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Gregor Maehle, Monica Gauci, Doreena Scale, Dr. Joe Dispenza. Iveta's beautiful style of teaching is a blend of strong asana (poses) focusing on correct alignment and building resilience in union with breathing, chanting and mantra to experience the spiritual side of yoga and yourself. Book A Class with Iveta - you'll walk in and float out.

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JACQUI HUNT
Yoga Teacher

Jacqui is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, workshop and women’s circle facilitator and Transpersonal Counsellor. Her introduction to yoga came at a time she was least expecting. After many years of emotional distress and high anxiety, she was exposed to yoga as a means of alternative healing. Contrary to the perception of highly competitive acrobatics as depicted on social media, she was offered an avenue of self-exploration, deep inner peace and for the first time in her life, self-acceptance and the feeling of returning home in her own body and mind. She has since then endeavoured to cater her classes to ANY body who may benefit. Expect creative themes aimed at empowerment and self-acceptance, the inclusion of mantra and meditation, and returning home to one’s self, mind, body and spirit. If you're lucky you'll experience Jacqui's angelic singing voice guiding you into Savasana. Book A Class with Jacqui and she will offer her whole heart, every time.

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EMILY CARTON
Yoga Teacher

Emily is an experienced Yoga and Meditation Teacher, studying Ayurvedic Practitioner and Nature Lover. She completed her 12-month teacher training with Qi Yoga Sydney and is currently completing her 300-hour Tantric Hatha Training and 600-hour Ayurvedic Health Counsellor Training. Emily’s teachings honour ancient tradition in a modern, relatable and down-to-earth way. Her classes bring together dynamic movement, breath awareness and meditation to create a balanced practice. Often touching on her love for Yogic Philosophy, Nature and Ayurveda.Emily is passionate about guiding others towards reclaiming their natural wellness through the practices of Yoga & Ayurveda. Using these ancient practices as a way to return us back down to earth and ultimately back home to ourselves.

ANNABEL GEBBIE

Yoga Teacher

Annabel is an E-RYT® 200 + RYT® 500 yoga teacher  and was drawn to yoga at age 16, practising to help combat her crippling anxiety growing up. In 2015, Annabel completed her 500hr under Katrina Guthrie at Shades of Yoga. She since trained with Duncan Peak, Power Living, Tara Judelle and Dr Scott Lyons, Embodied Flow, Hugh Lee and currently studying with Judith Lasater, (Ph.D.,PT) whilst also completing a degree in Osteopathy. She has a boundless curiosity for the body and the practice. Annabel’s connection to yoga is inclusive, nurturing and intuitive. She aims to provide a space for freedom and expansiveness through her creative, strong flows and meditative movement. Integrating breath, body and movement; connecting the elements and in doing so calming the mind. Mindfulness and self-inquiry are interwoven in her classes to help you become proactive in your own healing. Book A Class with Annabel and leave feeling like there are sunbeams shining out of your cells.

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TARRYN PYERS
Yoga Teacher

Tarryn’s love for yoga flourished when she lived and worked overseas in Canada. Upon returning back to Australia, she fearlessly pursued her passion and crafted a career in teaching yoga full-time. Tarryn’s classes reflect her dedicated practice and feature creative, playful sequencing that lovingly challenge you above the limitations of the mind. All the while building strength, resilience and a deeper mind-body-soul connection. You’ll be mesmerised by her heart-opening practice and feel nurtured enough to move deeper into your own. Book a class with Tarryn and you’ll leave with tons of inspiration, radiating positivity and good vibes!

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KRISTINA AITCHISON

Yoga Teacher

Kristina has worked with a wide range of clients as a Yoga and Meditation Instructor, Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Yoga Therapist. She has furthered her studies with over 1000 hours of training in Yoga Therapy, Yin, Vinyasa, Pre-Natal, Tantra and Yogic Philosophy and is now finishing a degree in Psychology, which she uses to enhance her yoga teaching. 

Kristina has a passion for the ocean and is a free-diver who runs Whale Swim and Yoga retreats in Australia and Internationally. She encourages her students to slow down, breath and listen to the wisdom of their bodies. Her style includes Hatha, Yin, Restorative and Meditation. Classes with Kristina focus on centering and soothing the mind, developing strength, balance and grace in a gentle manner with the power of affirmation and intention.

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GOSIA STALINSKA

Yoga Teacher

Our lovely Gosia (pronounced Gosh-a) was born in Poland and introduced to yoga while studying psychology in Europe. She’s completed over 800 hours of Yoga Teacher Training and is an internationally recognised teacher having shared yoga across Australia, New Zealand and Mexico (the dream!). If not on her mat, you can find her in the warm sunshine by the ocean waves with a cup of tea in her hand surrounded by people she loves, surfing or hiking. Her mission is to guide others towards finding their own inner light during, as she believes that each and every one of us has a purpose we can reconnect with. During her classes, she loves combining a vinyasa-based practice to build warmth, stability and strength within the body with calming long holds at the end to release the physical tension and relax the mind.

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KELLY ROONEY

Pilates + Yoga Teacher

Kelly's journey of health, wellness and fitness began with her passion of competitive cheerleading. This American-born beauty then moved to Australia and gained her certifications in Barre, Pilates and Yoga while working as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Kelly now lives in the sunshine and surf on the Gold Coast sharing classes that change not only people's bodies, but the way they live their lives. She has a smile that is contagious and loves to keep a light-hearted energy - a beautiful reminder to not take life so seriously! Join Kelly for a high-energy class that is playful, challenging and grounding with the perfect blend of movement and mindfulness. You'll leave feeling empowered and oh so good!

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EMMA CEOLIN
Yoga Teacher, Community Builder + Founder

Emma is a proud Indigenous Australian, experienced yoga teacher and founder of Yogaventures. Emma first found yoga 7 years ago as therapy for her own anxiety and depression. Emma is a big believer in how challenges and hardships are our greatest teacher, and how we can use them to create abundance. After graduating a Business degree and undergoing thousands of hours of yoga training, she left her corporate role to share yoga full-time. Today she is an Experienced Yoga Teacher (ERYT® 500), Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®), Registered Childrens Yoga Teacher (RCYT®), Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS® 200 + YACEP®) and specialises in prenatal yoga and yoga for the mental and therapeutic benefits. The highlight of her yogi career has been sharing Yoga for Anxiety Workshops around the globe (from Singapore to even Paris) and leading retreats and teacher trainings. Emma is a big believer in how challenges and hardships are our greatest teacher, and how we can use them to create abundance. Emma now lives in Coolangatta with her partner Guillaume and their Newborn son Rafael. When she's not on the mat you can find her surfing, freediving or enjoying time in nature! Book a class with Emma - you’ll be in for a treat with a heart-centred practice followed by the juiciest, most beautiful Savasana.

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