OUR TEAM

DREAM TEAM

Our gorgeous yoga teachers are handpicked and bring their own special spice to class. They are warm-hearted, gentle and dedicated to providing you with insightful and inclusive yoga that integrates clever sequencing and mindful movement, no matter where you're at in your practice. They are the most incredible team so you can be sure you’ll always be greeted by a friendly smile, a good laugh and be taken very good care of, no matter what.

EMMA CEOLIN

Owner + Yoga Teacher

Emma is a Yoga Teacher, Indigenous Aus and founder of Yogaventures, Mndfl Mats and The Anxiety Effect. Emma first found yoga in 2013 as a therapy for her own anxiety and depression. It changed her life forever. After graduating a  Business degree and undergoing 1000 hours of yoga training, she left her corporate role to share yoga. Today she is an ERYT® 500, RPYT®, RCYT®, YACEP®, RYS® 200 and is considered a leading wellness professional. It's her mission to help others become happier and healthier human beings and share yoga for the mental and therapeutic benefits. Emma is best known for her popular 'Yoga for Anxiety Workshop' which she has taught hundreds of times worldwide alongside other workshops, retreats and teacher trainings across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United States. In February 2020 she opened the dreamy Yogaventures Coolangatta studio with a lil yogi-bub on the way. 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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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 a personal development for 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 not only experience peace within but also with in the world we live in. 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 inspired by Ashtanga Vinyasa method focusing on correct alignments, breathing, chanting and psycho-spiritual aspect of the whole practice. Book A Class with Iveta - you'll walk in and float out.

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MOLLIE COX

Yoga Teacher

Our beautiful Mollie is a Marine Conservation Campaigner and a Yoga Teacher with over 900 hours of Yoga + iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. She specialises in Yoga for Mental Health, Kids & Teenagers, and has extensive experience in the mind-body connection. Her background in gymnastics, yoga and various forms of movement (contemporary dance & karate) over 23 years has given her a thorough understanding of the Anatomy of the human body and the way it moves. Yoga has played a huge role in rebuilding her through recovering from Complex PTSD + debilitating Anxiety. She is based in Currumbin Valley in her Treehouse on the Gold Coast for most of the year. When she is not here, she is either facilitating Teacher Trainings, hosting Retreats, or practicing with her teachers in India or Bali. Her aim is to hold space for each individual and meet them wherever they are at in their own practice. Book A Class with Mollie - you'll leave her classes wishing you weren't.

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JANELLE PARRENO

Yoga Teacher

Janelle is a Yoga Teacher with RYT® 200 (Vinyasa & Hatha Flow). Initially when she started yoga it was more about building strength and flexibility however after years of suffering anxiety and going through a huge life event Janelle found herself in Bali where she completed her Yoga Teacher Training with the School of Yoga Institute.  There she discovered her passion for yoga and the immense healing aspects to it, with this new lease on life she was able to learn so much more about the self though her practice, using yoga as a tool to combat her anxieties, consciously breathing while intuitively moving the body. Janelle is a huge advocate on spreading self-love and mindfulness, her classes will allow you to slow down, tune in whilst challenging the body + mind, using movement while connecting the breath. She loves spreading her knowledge of the art form, all of this with a smile adding that little bit of joy to your day. Book A Class with Janelle to start your day a little lighter and brighter.

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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, the inclusion of song and meditation and returning home to one’s self, mind, body and spirit. Jacqui will forever aim to deepen her studies in order to offer students a vehicle of self-acceptance and inevitably, love. Book A Class with Jacqui and she will offer her whole heart, every time.


 

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CARLA RALEIGH

Yoga Teacher

Carla’s passion for yoga began in Canada in 2011 as a daily stretch and warm up for snowboarding. According to Carla, “The more I practiced yoga, the calmer and more connected I felt, and everything in my life began to improve.  I became less reactive to outside influences, and felt like I had finally gotten out of my head and back into my body.” Carla completed her first Yoga teacher training in 2013 and hasn't stopped training, teaching, learning and growing since. Carla’s goal in every class is to help her students build mind-body connection, to help everyone feel and function as best they can, for as long as they can. As a RYT® 500 and qualified acupuncturist, Carla draws on her knowledge of anatomy and alignment to ensure a safe and holistic practice for longevity. Learning to let go of expectation and break through the barriers of doubts and fears the mind often creates, allows the body the freedom to move with ease. Book A Class with Carla and challenge yourself

both physically and mentally.

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LEANNE GERICH

Yoga Teacher, Nutritionist + Acupuncurist

​Leanne is an experienced Yoga Teacher, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner. Leanne grew up in Canada, and from an early age developed a strong passion for health, wellbeing and yoga. She underwent 8 extensive and impressive years of training and graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2011, Strala Yoga in 2014, Karma Teachers for Vinyasa in 2015, and International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2016. This inspirational lady is a wealth of knowledge! She now calls Australia home and since 2014 has shared yoga classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings all over the world. As a yoga teacher, she's is passionate about stress management and specialises in vinyasa flows to build inner resilience. Join leanne for a beautiful workshop featuring soothing blend of creative sequencing and playful explorations to soften back into yourself. 

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ASHLEIGH GREEN

Yoga Teacher

Asheligh's love for Yoga started in her early teens and continued in 2014 when she embarked on her first teacher training. Since then she has attended an impressive abundance of trainings within Hatha, Yin, Reiki, and Myofascial Release (Roll & Release or Trigger Point Therapy) and more. A new practice that has recently come into her life is Qi Gong, a wholistic system of self healing exercise and meditation that is continually evolving, and includes healing postures, movement, self massage, breathing techniques and meditation. These more gentle styles are practices close to her heart as she finds them deeply nourishing, relaxing and meditative. Ashleigh loves to work with internal energetic body and help to assist and control the flow and distribution of energy/prana/qi to improve health, longevity and harmony of both mind and body. Book A Class with Ashleigh to experience the holistic and healing side of yoga. 

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SARAH COOPER

Yoga Teacher

Sarah started practicing yoga during her final two years of high school - first as an outlet to move her body, and later as means to tame her forever wandering mind. After completing a double degree in media and international studies and finding herself in a fast paced, highly demanding media and marketing career, Sarah started to see her yoga practice as a non-negotiable practice to relieve her anxiety - never did she think that she would one day be a teacher herself. As fate would have it, life had other plans, and continued to guide her toward sharing the pearls of wisdom the practice had gifted her with. Book A Class with Sarah to cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, ease and an openness to explore the depths of this human experience through thoughtfully sequenced vinyasa, pranayama and meditation practices - with pearls of the practice’s wisdom threaded throughout.

GUILLAUME CORNET

Marketing + Content Guru

​Guillaume (pronounced ghee-om) is our marketing and content guru. Originally from Paris, France and now based in Australia, Guillaume graduated a dual masters degree in Business and Engineering. After working 4 years as an aircraft engineer in France, he quit his job to backpack around Australia and became the talented content creator you see today. He loves to skydive, freedive, wakeboard, surf, scuba dive and balance it all out with sweet, sweet yoga. You may have seen his epic work featured on popular Instagram accounts like @queensland @goproanz and glossy magazines like 'Sail'. He's the creative behind the uniquely beautiful photos, videos and moments captured on Yogaventures website and social media accounts. He's also a soon-to-be yoga-pappa, loves a strong flow class, is a sucker for Roll + Release and insists on calling Yoga Nidra, 'yoga ninja' (for obvious reasons, amiright?!). Catch him around the office or on yoga retreat nerding out with his drone.

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