Mischa Telford

General, Gentle, Hatha, Krishnamacharya tradition, Therapeutic

Registered Senior Teacher


Registered Senior Teacher


Having been a longterm student of yoga since 1990, I have been teaching yoga to individuals, couples and small groups for the past twenty years.

My work is a co-creative process with the intention of support for inner connection and enhanced wellbeing, fostering a sense of empowerment within each of my students.

I offer small group classes & individual yoga sessions at my Studio in Watson's Bay, and occasionally offer yoga retreats for small groups on request. 

I invite individuals who come to my class to allow themselves to slow down, to listen and pay attention to what is happening within themselves in the present moment, and offer support for each person to practise in a way which meets their own unique needs.

Many people I currently teach work full time in the corporate world, or in the home, and appreciate moving the body with awareness of the breath, as well as learning to focus the mind in the direction most useful to them in the moment. As a Senior Teacher, and registered Yoga Australia Mentor, I enjoy Mentoring yoga teacher and yoga therapy trainees.

Students who continue to practice on a regular basis notice an improvement in their ability to concentrate, to sleep well, and move with ease. Ease may also become apparent within their relationships, both towards themselves and others.

Yoga teachers who I  have studied with over time include: Shandor Remete, Mark Breadner, Karen Schaefer (Ani Pema), Mark Whitwell, Simon Borg- Olivier, Michael de Manincor, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. I currently attend regular yoga classes with Fiona Condie.

My yoga practice and classes incorporate elements of somatic awareness, which I have learnt from Peter Tooth and his teacher, Julie Henderson. 

I have recently completed training as an IAYT accredited Yoga Therapist, with Saraswathi Vasudevan of Yoga Vahini in Chennai. This training has deepened my knowledge of the therapeutic application of yogic techniques for people with specific health concerns.

My training as a Gestalt Psychotherapist supports my relational work with students who attend individual yoga therapy & mentoring sessions.

Having learnt to chant & study the profound wisdom of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as a longterm member of an ongoing study group with Michael de Manincor, & subsequent ongoing studies with Saraswathi Vasudevan, I throughly enjoy teaching students of yoga how to chant & reveal the wisdom within Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. 

Earth Sky Yoga

8 Jesmond Ave, Vaucluse, NSW, 2030


Location Class Days Time
Earth Sky Yoga Vaucluse Open Class Monday 10 am
Earth Sky Yoga Vaucluse Mens Class Monday 6pm
Earth Sky Yoga Online Gentle Class Tuesday 10am
Earth Sky Yoga Online Open Class Wednesday 10am
Earth Sky Yoga Online Yoga Sutras Study Circle Wednesday 6pm
Earth Sky Yoga/ Online Women' s Class Friday 10am

""Start close in, don't take the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don't want to take. Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet, your own way to begin the conversation." - David Whyte"

David Whyte

what people are saying about Mischa Telford

Deb Malesa

"What a great job you are doing with the online Yoga Sutra sessions, you really are impressive. The little group that has got together is great also, and I love connecting with you once a week!"

Fi Condie

Earth Sky Yoga studio is set in a beautiful tree setting, native bird life provide calming background nature calls. Mischa is a wonderful teacher she gives off a radiance of peace with vitality. She leads her participants with eloquence, care and attention. You will be in good hands with Mischa, she is obviously highly experienced, and constantly furthers her knowledge through retreats and trainings. I thoroughly recommend Earth Sky Yoga!

Cara Levin

If I could give Mischa more than 5 stars I would. I first started yoga in Mischa's postnatal yoga classes and now attend her general classes. She is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and adept at structuring yoga classes to meet your individual needs. If you've tried yoga before and not persisted I would definitely try Mischa's classes. So glad that I found Mischa.

Juliette Amanda Eve

Having tried several different styles of yoga with various different teachers and found all of them to be 'painful' in one way or another, I happily stumbled across Mischa 4yrs ago and have been going regularly ever since. The studio is peaceful & calm with small class sizes to give extra attention where needed which was imperative for me! Mischa's is clearly dedicated to her craft but happily lacks the sanctimony I have found so prevalent amongst other teachers.

Brooke Fuhrmann, Yoga Teacher

Mischa's studio located in Vaucluse has a peaceful and inviting ambience. I have been a weekly student of Mischa's since moving to the area two years ago and haven't looked back. Her wealth of experience and knowledge is evident from the moment you set foot on the mat. Mischa's ability to read and understand the body will allow each class to become your own personal practice. Above all, her style of teaching has helped improve both my physical and emotional health, I couldn't be more grateful.

Linda Deutsch

As a long-time devotee of Mischa and her particular style of yoga, I would describe Mischa as a true professional in the way she approaches her teaching. She blends impressive and constantly developing technical expertise with acute observation of your physical and mental state to produce an individualised practice that feels holistic and brings a wonderful sense of personal awareness and satisfaction. Through appropriately pitched and thoughtful classes, Mischa has assisted me greatly in improving mind and body strength, balance and very crucially, understanding. I continue to look forward to every session in Mischa's serene, purpose built studio and highly recommend her classes to anyone who values quality and intelligent teaching by a very caring, dedicated teacher.

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