THE TEACHERS

I believe the ultimate
yoga is practiced in every breathing
moment...

Isabel Gordon BSc (Hons), Adv Dip TCM

 

Isabel graduated as an Exercise Physiologist from the University of Sussex, UK in 1989. As a rep in athletics for Great Britain, she experienced elation of high-level competition and then pain and frustration of missing out on furthering her career due to repetitive surgery.  Years of debilitating back pain lead her to explore massage and then Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She graduated from the Australian College of Natural Medicine with an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture  in 2002.  During this journey she was introduced to yoga.

 

She has been fortunate enough to have many wonderful teachers from different backgrounds, including yogi nuns, John Ogilvie, Simon Borg-Olivier, Peter Scott, Liz Costigan and she is currently studying Iyengar yoga under Senior teacher

Glenn Ceresoli.

 

Although she continues to work with a few elite athletes she has a particular interest in pain and stress management.  She is most excited by the dedication of her students..."People have come to classes on crutches or with a major burns".  She has 2 mottos:

"As long as you are breathing you can practice yoga."  and "It is not the asana, but the awareness that counts, both on and off the mat."

Esther McVicar  

 

In 2014 Esther completed her 350hr teacher training with YIMI under Celia Roberts and began teaching in her local community and through a wellness program with UQ.
Her education is a constant process and she relishes the opportunity and challenge of teaching prenatal yoga; the place where her passion was ignited.

 

Qualifications/Experience; 350hr teacher training, registered with Yoga Australia, First Aid Cert, Founder 'Free 2 Be Yoga' and Senior Tech at University of Qld. Qualified 'Baby Bliss Yoga' Prenatal Yoga Teacher.

Julie Mckee
 

Julie was first introduced to yoga in 1994.  In 2009 she attended a Professional Development Course with  Senior Iyengar teacher Peter Scott, and upon completion of the course was inspired to commence a personal practice. In 2010, Julie began her Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training with Senior Teacher Glenn Ceresoli, she has completed hundreds of hours of personal practice. Julie also holds a diploma of Remedial Massage and knows just what it is like to have "hard-working shoulders". Her clear classes offer a strong foundation in the basics of asana.

 

Lani Cleaton
 

Lani Cleaton is a qualified Exercise Physiologist (EP), BSc (Human Movements QUT) ESSA registered. Lani is also an accomplished circus arts teacher specialising in aerials. She has had 10 years experience performing professionally so can understand and relate with the sports person mentality. Lani is a compassion and caring therapist and gets great pleasure and satisfaction in helping people reach the best they can be. Lani's special interests are in weight loss/management, injury rehabilitation and chronic disease management. She has worked in a variety of settings as an EP, UQ university gym, Queensland Police Headquarters as a part of the Health Start team and Brisbane City Council.