Register of Mentors

Yoga Australia Senior teachers who have gone through the process to register as a mentor

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We are proud to present the following list of Yoga Australia Registered Mentors. For more information on the mentor and their contact details please click on the name of the mentor. 

For more information, see ‘Mentoring Through Yoga Australia

Name: Mary-Lou Hogarth

Business: AHIMSA YOGA with Mary-Lou

Location: North East Victoria Tawonga/ Mount Beauty/ Bright

Specialities: Yoga therapist and teacher with a specific interest in yoga for the mind and using creative practices within the visual arts to inform a yoga practice

Fee or Exchange:  $100 per hour

Method (s): Initially face to face during which time we will develop a program together which may include other forms of communication


Name: Cherise Vallet

Business: Thrive Therapeutic Yoga + Mindfulness

Location: McLaren Vale area, Adelaide, South Australia

Specialities: Hatha yoga – extensive study and experience teaching, interest in the brain-body connection and modern research into the effects of regular yoga on health and wellbeing. Mindfulness meditation – trained to run MBSR course, with individuals, and development of corporate training. Strong personal practice in this area as well as yoga. Yoga Therapy – trained and experience with developing individualised practices that utilise all the ‘tools’ of yoga to address specific health goals, using the manomaya kosha model. I am interested in the ‘open’ style of mentoring, though if the curriculum needs were specific to any of the intensive training I’ve done, I’d be interested in assisting with that.

Fee or Exchange: $120 per hour (negotiable)

Method (s): Face-to-face is always great; but I’ve had great experiences with Zoom or Skype calls in this context as well, so happy to do that.


NameSuzanne Swan

Business: Yogababy

Location: Auchenflower, QLD

Specialities: Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Baby Yoga, Active Birth Yoga

Fee or Exchange: $70 per hour

Method (s): Face to face, Skype or Phone


NameFlo Fenton

Business: Intouch Yoga Byron Bay

Location: Suffolk Park/Byron Bay NSW

Specialities: I specialise in; teaching of asana in intelligent steps-modifying asanas, using props, adjusting skills teaching of pranayama-progression etc working with prana in asana and pranayama practice yoga as therapy meditation techniques yoga Nidra-practice and teaching of mantra practice and use in teaching I am happy to do either open or curriculum-based

Fee or Exchange: $90.00 per hour 

Method (s): Face to face or phone


NameTracy Armstrong 

Business: Tracy Armstrong Yoga

Location: Townsville Qld 

Specialities: Modification of asanas, sequencing, alignment, adjusting; class planning, managing groups with varying issues Curriculum-based mentoring – supervision of trainee teaching and assisting in class One-to-one professional consultation Group mentoring – small group sessions for new teachers that have similar needs or issues.

Fee or Exchange: $100 hourly fee Discounted packages available $50 per person Group sessions

Method (s): Face to Face, Skype and Telephone


NameLeigh Blashki

Business: N/A

Location: Melbourne, outer South East

Specialities: open mentoring

Fee or Exchange: by agreement with mentee to suit circumstances

Method (s): mainly Zoom, but occasional face to face


NameCaroline Giles

Business: Experience Yoga

Location: Brighton, Victoria

Specialities: Traditional hatha yoga, teaching all the limbs of yoga; Yoga Therapy and small group therapeutic sessions, including restorative; privates; staying authentic in a small yoga business.

Fee or Exchange: $100 per hour

Method (s): ALL


Name: Marian Cavanagh

Business: N/A

Location: Queensland, Gold Coast, Coolangatta

Specialities: restorative yoga, open mentoring

Fee or Exchange: $100 an hour, exchanges considered

Method (s): face to face or video call


NameChandrika Gibson

Business: Surya Health

Location: Banksia Grove, (Perth northern suburbs), Western Australia

Specialities: Specialty cancer and chronic illness support, accessible yoga, yoga therapy, Both open and curriculum based mentoring available

Fee or Exchange: Fees $150/hour for employed, $120/hour for unemployed, Free attendance at yoga classes, Discounted attendance at workshops and some training sessions. 

Method (s): Zoom/facetime or face-to-face


NameEleni Kidis (Kyrpigikidis)

Business: Yogahari Healing

Location: Thornbury, Melbourne

Specialities: Pranayama, yoga f0r trauma and mental health, working one-on-one with students, yoga philosophy, meditation. Open mentoring.

Fee or Exchange: $130 per hour

Method (s): All types. Please note that I am also a psychotherapist and provide online services as well, so feel very comfortable using skype and phone.


NameGeorge Neofitou

Business: Yogaplex Yoga School

Location: Upwey Victoria 3158 Regular secondary location NSW Northern Tablelands Armidale/Dorrigo.

Specialities: Ultimate Back Care. Disability experience both physical & mental. Yoga Therapy. Advanced includes Iyengar & Ashtanga series 1 & 2. Bhagavad Gita merged into the modern world, Satsang. Guided Meditation, chakra focus. Either open or curriculum.

Fee or Exchange: $110 per hour, negotiated for multiple hours. Free brief informal sessions. 

Method (s): Any by arrangement.


NameSwami Karma Karuna

Business: Anahata Yoga Retreat

Location: Golden Bay, New Zealand

Specialities: Specialty training in Yoga Nidra and Restorative practices, Chakras, Breath and Prana, Women’s Health, Yoga Therapy, Yogic Lifestyle, Ashram Life and deeper topics of yoga ie. Yamas, Niyamas, Yoga Psychology and other areas. Open or Curriculum-Based.

Fee or Exchange: Charges appropriate to my level of mentoring, but also can offer payment options and exchanges when someone is in need. 

Method (s): Face to Face or Skype/Zoom preferred, but could do phone if that was the only option.


Name: Satyen (Thomas Schmitz)

Business: N/A

Location: Spearwood 6163, WA

Specialities: Trauma-informed Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Individual sessions through SE Somatic Experiencing. 

Fee or Exchange: $90 per hour or $70 concession rate

Method (s): face-to-face individual or small group sessions, skype


Name: Kamala Jackson

Business: Kamala Yoga Therapy

Location: Marooka, QLD

Specialities: Yoga Therapy, Back Pain, Yoga Nidra, Women’s Health, Open

Fee or Exchange: FREE 

Method (s): Face-to-face, Phone


NameEve Grzybowski

Business: The Yoga Shed

Location: Mitchells Island NSW, Midcoast near Taree

Specialities:  Yoga in a Palliative Care setting, Working with Older Adults, Adjusting, Sequencing Classes, Restorative Yoga, Working with Props, Self-Care

Fee or Exchange: $75 per hour

Method (s): Face-to-face, skype, zoom and phone


NameSatyamo Judy Roberts

Business: Yoga Sound & Song

Location: Tasmania, Hobart also by phone

Specialities: Use of sound and music within yoga, meditation, personal growth and self-care. Counselling principles. Use of ritual. General yoga teaching, planning class practice sequence. 

Fee or Exchange: Negotiable

Method (s): face-to-face, skype or phone


Name: Belinda Burke

Business: N/A

Location: Victoria, Melbourne, Hawthorn

Specialities: Open based mentoring

Fee or Exchange: $100 per hour

Method (s):  Face-to-face, phone, email, SMS, skype as needed


NameSwami Jasraj Puri

Business: N/A

Location: 53 Lucinda Street Taringa, Brisbane. 4068. Queensland.

Specialities: Meditation (self-inquiry and chakra) Yoga Philosophy (particularly Yoga Sutras, Upanishads and Bhagavadgita) – explained in a practical, easy to understand manner. Mentoring is open and according to the student, although in philosophy it may be based on suitable texts.

Fee or Exchange: $120/hour. Exchanges considered. Initial discussion free.

Method (s): Face to face, skype or Viber.


NameLauren Tober

Business: Dr. Lauren Tober

Location: Offic2, 102 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, NSW 2482

Specialities: Psychology, Mental Health/iRest

Fee or Exchange: $190 plus GST

Method (s): Face-to-face, video, phone


NameRut Frohlich

Business: Harjinder Kaur

Location: NSW, Central Coast, Erina

SpecialitiesKundalini Yoga, Applying Kundalini Yoga therapeutically, PTSD, Professional Trainer for Teacher Training, Kundalini Yoga Pregnancy Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Personal Growth and Self-Care

Fee or Exchange: $100 / $85 Concession Potential Exchanges are considered.

Method (s): Face to Face, Skype, Zoom, Phone


Name: Gina Macauley

Business: YogaHara

Location: Bendigo, VIC face to face and anywhere else via skype/phone/email

Specialities: Teaching yoga to a variety of students, iRest Yoga Nidra, running a studio/yoga business, personal practice, yoga teacher training, running workshops and retreats, yoga therapy, anatomy. I am a regionally based teacher but often travel to Melbourne. I currently mentor people in Ballarat and Melbourne as well as Bendigo and surrounding areas successfully. Open mentoring (all areas) and Curriculum-based mentoring provided the mentee can come to Bendigo 

Fee or Exchange: $70

Method (s): Face to face, skype, phone.


Name: Alison Verbruggen

Business: Soul Therapy

Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Specialities:  Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Disabled, Yoga for Back Pain, Breath Therapy for Anxiety and stress release. 

Fee or Exchange: Fee charged but negotiable

Method (s): face-to-face, zoom or phone


Name: Rachel Nokes

Business: Ray of Light

Location: Bulli, NSW

Specialities:  Yoga therapy, philosophy, mantra, chanting, working 1;1, program design and development

Fee or Exchange: $130 per hour

Method (s): Face to face or online via zoom


Name: Jill Harris

Business: Yoga Bijam

Location: Ocean Grove, Victoria (Bellarine Peninsula – around Geelong region)

Specialities:  Comfortable with all types – I do love teaching the philosophy of the yoga sutras and have a lot of experience with this. Mentoring in terms of class planning, direction of teaching and personal practice progression is also an area I am really comfortable with.

Fee or Exchange: $90 per session (approx 1 hr)

Method (s): Face to face preferred but Skype is okay too.


Name: Cate Peterson

Business: Yoga Hive, Get off your Asana, Seasonal Yoga Treats

Location: Zoom/Skype available but based between Sydney and the South Coast ( Milton )

Specialities:  Japanese Yoga. This can be curriculum based on the 5 seasons and presented on-line or one to one or a more general mentoring experience based on the needs of the Mentee. Yoga and Social Activism. This can be based on the 7 part series of Yoga in Action, which is a modified version of the US curriculum, more applicable to Australia or a more general mentoring experience based on the needs of the Mentee.

Fee or Exchange: I am happy to provide services as a direct swap ..one hour of mentoring for two hours assistance with YogaHive or Get Off Your Asana or alternately $70 per hour.

Method (s): face to face or Zoom/Skype are fine 


Name: Amanda Vilenica-Field

Business: Juma Health & Yoga

Location: 9 Windmill Street Tarragindi, Brisbane, Queensland, 4107

Specialities:  All

Fee or Exchange: $90 per hour

Method (s):  I am available to mentor in all capacities.


 NameCharley Hickey

Business: Charley Yoga

Location: Fremantle WA

Specialties:  Therapeutic yoga, yoga for insomnia, yoga for pain, one on one mentoring, small group mentoring Setting up classes/business/advertising guidance

Fee or Exchange: $120 per hour or the occasional small group mentoring packages (prices vary)

Method (s): face to face, skype/zoom


Name: Claire Tierney

Business: Yoga Sol

Location: Ferny Hills, QLD 4055

Specialities:  Specialised training in anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, movement patterns, common pathologies, yoga philosophy 

Fee or Exchange: Fees payable depending on each individual’s needs and experience. Exchanges are also accepted.

Method (s): Face to face


Name: Kate Pell

Business: Bowral Yoga Studio

Location: Bowral, NSW, 2576

Specialities:  I am happy to chat with anyone who needs support. Once we have connected it will be obvious whether I need to refer you on or am able to assist you. I love to work with teachers newer to teaching as their profession. Happy to guide with self-development or how easier to sequence and teach a class. Phone calls or direct contact is best.

Fee or Exchange: Free or exchange of skills or money. Happy to work with those in financial difficulty

Method (s): Face-to-face or Phone


Name: Rachel Zinman

Business: Rachel Zinman Yoga

Location: Byron Bay, NSW

Specialities:  Yoga for chronic Illness, Sequencing, Adjusting, Alignment, How to bring Ayurveda into your classes. How to incorporate yoga philosophy into your classes. How to teach one on ones, how to teach yoga workshops, how to meet different abilities in a group class, How to teach meditation and pranayama. My preferred mentoring style is open but I do have some curriculum-based work.

Fee or Exchange: I charge  $100 per hour. If student books in for 5 mentoring sessions $400. Open to exchanges if applicable. Open to free offerings if in a group online webinar setting

Method (s): Zoom video or face to face when I am in Australia ( 6 months of the year)


Name: Tina Shettigara

Business: Yoga Spirit Studios

Location: South Australia Adelaide western suburbs, Torrensville

Specialities:  Movement practices – hatha yoga and somatics in style of Thomas Hanna Meditation – Certified teacher of iRest® Yoga Nidra Other curriculum areas – knowledgeable in history and philosophy of yoga and yogic physiology Business – studio director since 2010.

Fee or Exchange: $90 per hour (some room for negotiation depending on circumstances)

Method (s): In person, phone, skype negotiable


Name: Lisa Pollard

Registered Teacher – Mindfulness Institute of Australia & New Zealand

Business: Lisa Pollard

Location: New Lambton, NSW 2305

Specialities: MBSR Facilitator & Cert IV Yoga & recent 20 hours Pranayam Teacher Training. Senior Teacher Meditation Australia. Endorsed by the Gawler Foundation. Relax & Renew Trainer. Restorative Yoga Teacher. Open Mentoring.

Fee or Exchange: $150 per hour EFT or Paypal

Method (s): Face-to-face or via Skype


NameTracey Whiting

Business: YOGAembrace & Wellbeing

Location: Blue Mountains & Surrounds

Specialities:  Yoga (all styles) Yoga Therapy Special demographics

Fee or Exchange: $75 per session

Method (s): Face to Face, phone, email 


Name: Jeff Lou

Business: CHL Medical and Training Pty Ltd.

Location: Sydney, NSW

Specialities:  Open based Training

Fee or Exchange: TBD

Method (s): Prefer Face to Face, Skype Possible


Name: Anton Mosin

Business: HATHA YOGA SPACE

Location: Sydney NSW 2217

Specialities:  Hatha Yoga as physical discipline performed to alter and control the mindset and various body conditions. I teach how to apply the core principles of Yoga tradition in the given realities of Western lifestyle for success and self-realization. How to conduct group Yoga classes based on those principles in a safe and efficient way.

Fee or Exchange: Mentoring is being delivered individually or in the group, based on the mentee’s demand or curriculum-based. Individual session: $110 – one hour or $150 – 90 minutes. 200 hours junior Yoga teacher course – $2390

Method (s): Face to face, video chat (partially).


NameMischa Telford

Business: Earth Sky Yoga

Location: Vaucluse NSW 2030

Specialities:  Open Yoga Therapist Gestalt Psychotherapist Face to Face Small Groups Skype

Fee or Exchange: $75/ sliding fee available

Method (s): Face to Face Small Groups/ Circle Skype Phone


Name: Astrid Pickup

Business: Gaia Yoga

Location: Thornleigh NSW 2120

Specialities: Class management, practical teaching, hatha yoga, children, teaching skills, modifications, curriculum based on IYTA teachings

Fee or Exchange: I have never charged for my time as a mentor as I consider it part of the service for our IYTA course students. I also have offered advice to non-IYTA teachers, again no charge. 

Method (s): Face to face and skype


Name: Karli Dettman

Business: Karli Health Centre Pty. Ltd. 

Location: Blackburn, VIC 3130

Specialities: Yoga therapy based, individual work, deaf and hard of hearing educator, workshop interactive types. 

Fee or Exchange: $156 per hour but happy to negotiate. I get this rate for one to one counselling with deaf adults through NDIS. 

Method (s): face-to-face, skype or text. Will need Auslan interpreter for hearing students who do not know Auslan (Australia Sign Language). 


Name: Abby Ward

Business: Adelaide Natural Health

Location: Adelaide, SA

Specialities:  Specialised training in disability studies, 1:1 yoga and meditation. Open, unstructured mentoring.

Fee or Exchange: No fee. Exchange accepted (not expected).

Method (s): Face to face is possible. Skype or phone preferred.


Name: Meagan Walker

Business: n/a

Location: Emerald. Queensland

Specialities:  Anything except anatomy & physiology! Have experience with anxiety, depression, trauma care, womens health

Fee or Exchange: $60 per hour

Method (s): Face-to-face, online, phone. 


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