Leonore Bastow

Yogalates, Yoga Nidra, Womens Yoga, Yoga Chi Gung, Pilates

Registered Senior Teacher


Registered Senior Teacher

Member No: 5385


Accredited Solomon Yogalates™ Instructor, Reiki Master (usui),
Polarity Therapy, Energetic Healing, PSYCH-K® Facilitator
Alternative health and healing has been a passionate interest for over 20 years.  Leonore was inspired to learn due to  postural instability,  pain and imbalance during her teenage years and after a 'Specialist Doctor' advised that an operation may have a less than fifty percent chance of success. Her search began for a remedy to correct her uneven skeletal structure and less than robust general health and well-being.

Studying various types of Yoga helped but we're not enough and further led her into alternative medicine... Completing courses in Polarity Therapy, Reiki (master/shinpiden/teacher level III), Subtle Anatomy, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, Crystal healing, Chakra healing, Energy healing and extensive private study of the curative power and application of herbs and foods for healing on a physical and energetic level.   

In 2005 she completed teacher training in Solomon Yogalates™ now convinced that it was this practice that was more suitable to include in our society for all those who find mainstream yoga 'not quite right'.   It brings together the best of Iyenga Yoga (strengthening, flexibility, breath work, meditation, and the eight limbs of yoga) and Pilates (the essential CORE stability, lengthening, strengthening and toning).  Yogalates™ brought in a major feature that many other yoga practices seemed not too (sometimes considered actory yoga): adjusting and modifying the yoga postures to suit each individual need and body type.   Teaching Yogalates™ is her main passion, along with PSYCH-K, Reiki & energetic healing, herbs, fashion design, homeopathy and other alternative healing methods for the body, mind and soul.  All tools to bring about change for the better. 

Main highlights of her journey: 
2004 – Master in Reiki (master/shinpiden/teacher level III)
2004 – Certificate I in Polarity Therapy
2005 – Certificate IV in Solomon Yogalates™
2005 – Foundation level in Ortho-Bionomy
2005 – Certificate in Train Small Groups
2006 - Began Teaching In Murwillumbah, Melbourne, England & Maitland
2006 – Certificate IV in Business
2009 – Update Certificate in Yogalates™
2015 – Update Certificate in Yogalates™
2017 - Advanced PSYCH-K® (Psychological Kinesiology) facilitator

Shar-la Healing & Yogalates

+61 410 177 807
Tenterfield, Tenterfield, NSW, 2372

Shar-la Yogalates - Mobile Service catering for Groups, Schools, Business, Pre-Hen's Parties, Events...

+61 410 177 807
, Hunter Valley, NSW, 2323


Location Class Days Time
139 Logan St, Tenterfield, NSW 2372 Beginners Class - Bringing Balance Yoga & Pilates Monday 9.30am
204 Rouse St, Tenterfield, NSW 2372 Easy to Moderate Yogalates - Bringing Balance Tone and Stretch Tuesday 5.30pm

what people are saying about Leonore Bastow


I have been attending Yogalates classes with Leonore for a couple of years. Under Leonores keen supervision and teaching methods I have been able to achieve my goals. I now have a very strong core body, including pelvic floor and I have more flexibility in a whole range of movements. The stretching and subtle concentrated movements of this kind of discipline tweaks every muscle, tendon and nerve in my body and is invigorating and fun. Due to her unique style you can choose a gentle session or a more intense one during the class so this makes it ideal for all ages. Leonore is professional and generous in her description and teaching so I know why I am doing a particular movement and how this affects my body. Her particular attention and reminders of the importance of the breath is particularly reassuring as I am constantly forgetting. The meditation at the end of the class is soul drenchingly wonderful."


"Not being an exercise person as such i was reluctant to join any group doing them but now that I am in my 70's I am finding my body is tightening up so I joined Leonore's class doing Yogalates! It didn't come easy but as the weeks went by I could notice a lot more flexibility coming into my body and I felt very comfortable with Leonore's guidance and experience."

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