Register of Mentors

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


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, Training Provider 

Fee or Exchange: $95 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. Training provider 

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

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, Training Provider 

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 for trauma and mental health, working one-on-one with students, yoga philosophy, meditation. Open mentoring. Training Provider 

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.

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


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, Training Provider 

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 Zoom

Specialities: iRest Yoga Nidra, setting up and running a studio/yoga business, teaching online (including equipment and technical set up) personal practice, yoga teacher training, running workshops and retreats, yoga therapy, anatomy, teaching to different abilities. 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. Training provider 

Fee or Exchange: $70

Method (s): Face to face, zoom, 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:Kyo Yoga & Healing

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

Specialities: Krishnamacharya lineage including chanting, yoga philosophy, therapeutic yoga and mental health, personal practice progression.

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

Method (s): Face to face or via Zoom/Skype.

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: 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 


NameMischa Telford

Business: Earth Sky Yoga

Location: Vaucluse NSW 2030

Specialities: Supporting emerging teachers & yoga therapists to find their uniquely creative way to teach yoga. I offer a safe, nurturing relationship within which to explore your growing edge as a teacher

Fee or Exchange: $100/hour
New Mentee Intro Deal: Book 5 sessions for $300

Method (s): Face to Face or Online / Zoom

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:Meagan Walker Yoga Therapist

Location: Emerald. Central Queensland 4720

Specialities: Knowledge and experience in philosophical and practical yoga approaches for a wide range of clients. Personal interest in helping clients / new teachers discover or deepen their yogic life. As an Occupational Therapist in training and a Yoga Therapist, I may be able to assist in curriculum based mentoring as well as open mentoring sessions.

Fee or Exchange: $90 per hour

Method (s): Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Face-to-Face, Telephone

NameAmelia Disspain 

Business: Yoga Bellingen 

Location: Bellingen, NSW and Mid North Coast NSW 

Specialities:  Teaching yoga, sequencing, assisting and adjusting, managing injuries, teaching group classes, teaching private classes , theming classes, self care for yoga teachers informed by Ayurveda, meditation , pranayama, sustainable practice for teachers. 

Fee or Exchange: 2 week Bali immersion plus 6 months weekly mentoring (150hr training) $3750 60 min mentoring sessions $80 each weekly or fortnightly sessions for 3-6 months at a $70 per session

Method (s): Face to face in Sydney or Bellingen Skype or phone 

Name: Annette Loudon

Business: Penguin Hills Yoga and Pilates

Location: Penguin, Tasmania

Specialities:  yoga therapy yoga and lymphoedema/lipoedema yoga and the immune system/chronic illness yoga and pain yoga and breast cancer

Fee or Exchange: members of my courses receive it as part of my courses. others = $100.00 per hour.

Method (s): face-to-face, phone and skype, email, whatever works for the individual.

Name: Leigh Wood

Business: yoga leigh

Location: Tea Gardens, NSW 2324 Rozelle, NSW 2039

Specialities:  Open – business practice Curriculum design

Fee or Exchange: Free

Method (s): F2F or Skype

Name: Scott Nailer

Business: Suriya Yoga

Location: Adelaide South Australia 

Specialities:  Informal mentor

Fee or Exchange: Normal class charge if involved in class

Method (s): As required

Name: Gabrielle Boswell

Business: Yoga with Gabrielle 

Location: Croydon Hills, Victoria

Specialities: iRest Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Functional Anatomy and Principles of Movement, Themes and creativity in class planning, Developing a personal practice, Running yoga retreats, offering an integrated practice. Open or curriculum based mentoring available. Training provider

Fee or Exchange: $110 per hour

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

Name: Vani Shukla

Business: Yoga Begins




Method (s): SKYPE OR PHONE

Name: Kylie Hennessy

Business: Balance Yoga Sydney

Location: Manly, Glebe, North Strathfiled- NSW

Specialities: Yoga Therapy, Womens health, prenatal, fertility, post natal, anatomy, bodymind science, trauma recovery, anxiety, eating disorder recovery. Training provider 

Fee or Exchange: $120-$150 / hr

Direct transfer or online payments

Method (s): Face to face, video consultations or phone

Name: Kendra Boone

Business: Kendra Healing Arts

Location: Braddon and Kambah ACT. Online worldwide.

Specialities: Yoga Therapy students and therapeutic yoga teachers interested in developing private yoga skills. Trauma informed for mental health. Open based mentoring.

Fee or Exchange: $110 initial interview session, 3 sessions package $300.

Method (s): Face to face or via Zoom.

Name: Shaik Hakeem

Business: International Institute of Yoga Consciousness

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Specialities: Extensive experience in the practice, teaching and training of Hatha yoga and Raja yoga.

Fee or Exchange: $90 per hour (negotiable). First consultation free.

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

Name: Megan Jones

Location: Kew East, Melbourne

Specialities: Hatha Yoga as a healing technique and a way to restore balance. My studies and experience are in Hatha Yoga, pranayama, meditation, progressive yoga relaxation and the ancient wisdoms. Training provider 

Fee or Exchange: negotiable depending on circumstances


Name: Leanne Davis

Business: Viniyoga Australia 

Location: The Gap , Qld.

Specialities: Yoga teaching
Yoga teacher trainer in the Krishnamacharya tradition
Yoga therapy
Vedic chanting teacher
Yoga Philosophy including -Patanjali Yoga sutra, Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads
Experienced with Yoga Professional associations and education standards locally and internationally.
Yoga teaching since 1989
Complementary therapist /massage/ acupuncture since early 1980s

Training Provider 

Fee or Exchange: $100 per hour or sliding scale or donation if required.

Method (s): face to face, zoom, Skype , phone or as needed.

Name: Mark O’Brien

Business: Qi Health & Yoga

Location: Gosford Central Coast and Northern Beaches Sydney, NSW

Specialities: Curriculum based 6 week courses for teachers, Restorative yoga training and mentoring, including a curriculum course Open format for on-going support

Fee or Exchange: Please get in touch for fee structure.

Method (s): Face to face unless absolutely not possible.

Name:Alyson Johnson

Business: Thirroul Yoga Shala

Location: Wollongong, NSW

Specialities: Practicum support and class feedback for teachers with minimum of 2 years personal practice. Training provider 

Fee or Exchange:

One on one sessions on ZOOM $100 In class assisting $50
Class feedback session $120

Method (s): Face to face and ZOOM sessions

Name: Robyn Lewis

Business: Yoga Enlightenment

Location: Canberra, ACT


General community – accessible classes (ie not studio/gym based)
Aged care/dementia

Post graduate PD (YA APD) – Chair Yoga
Mindfulness for School Teachers

Training provider 

Fee or Exchange: $75 per hour

Method (s): Face to face and ZOOM sessions

Name: Camille Jeboult

Business: Head Heart Feet Yoga and Professional Development

Location: Brisbane, QLD


Open mentoring guided by individual needs around Professional Growth, Business, Personal Growth, Practise, Support working with individuals and in class context

Fee or Exchange: $95/ hour or 3 sessions for $280

Method (s): Face to face or Online


Name: Clare Raffety

Business: Aligned Living Tasmania (and previously Yoga from the Heart)

Location: Tasmania, Leslie Vale (near Hobart)


How to manage a group class, Using verbal cues effectively, Safe alignment and why weaving a theme in classes, Teaching from the heart, Business and communication, Vision, and how to create what you want

Fee or Exchange: https://alignedlivingtasmania.com/mentoring/ for fee structure

Method (s): Depending on your location we can meet face to face or by zoom

Name: Katie Byford

Location: South Melbourne, Victoria 

Specialities: Modification of asana’s, creative sequencing in Vinyasa classes, basics and alignment, assisting and adjusting, Experience in anatomy, how the body moves and connects, privates, knowledgeable in yin yoga and experience in delivering YTT 

Fee or Exchange: $100 per hour 

Method (s): Face to Face, zoom, or phone. I think it’s important to meet in person first to get to know each other. We can develop a program together and then meet thereafter by whatever means of communication suits. 

Name: Emanuelle Jones

Business: Yogacademy Online

Location: Online Mentoring (worldwide), Geographical location: Cow Bay, Far North Queensland

Specialities: I offer a warm, nurturing space where you can safely explore topics that are pertinent to your specific development. I have held space for hundreds of new and emerging teachers to find their unique place in this world.

Fee or Exchange: $80 per 1 hour session, $200 for 3 x 1 hour sessions

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

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