MEET YOUR TEACHERS
Master Teacher & Teacher Trainer, Louise takes you on a journey in her popular masterclasses. She pioneered the exercise system Yogalates and has been teaching in Australia and worldwide since xxx. Encouraging all to take to the matt, Louise prides herself on the hight standard of her Teacher Trainings and continues to develop her practice with the latest evidence for supporting the mind, body and breath connection.
Olive has been practising yoga since 1994 and has been teaching the Yogalates method since completing her Cert IV Yogalates Teacher Training in 2003.
Beyond her Yogalates training, Olive has attended numerous chanting and meditation workshops which she incorporates into her classes. Join one of her studio classes to experience the many benefits of Pranayama and meditation that she weaves through her practice and you may also be blessed by one of her singing Savasana as she uses her exquisite voice to take her students on the journey into deep relaxation.
Olive is a Level 2 Yoga Australia member and a senior facilitator on the Yogalates Teacher Training program, both online and in-person. Over the last 12 years her participation in every Yogalates Teacher Training means she embodies the method, sharing her passion and extensive knowledge as a teacher in online lectures for Pranayama, Meditation and Mudras.
You'll find her at the Bangalow & Suffolk Park Studios.
Tracey is a Yogalates and Yoga Vinyasa Krama trained teacher.
She teaches subtle, safe practices.
She began practicing Yogalates after many years of chronic back pain and instability. She was amazed at the gradual improvement that a regular yoga practice focusing on functional movement patterns made on her overall health. She studied the Soloman Yogalates method in 2007, and has been teaching weekly classes since 2008. She has also studied the Tattwas Shuddhi Sadhana (5 Element Purification) under Peter Clifford.
Tracey has been a senior teacher for the Santosha YTT 200 hour Vinyasa Krama Yoga Teacher Training programs in Bali, and teaches on the Soloman Yogalates Teacher Trainings and Post Graduate Courses in Australia and Italy.
Tracey’s continued studies include Yoga and the neuroscience connection – Kristine Kaoverii Weber, Subtle Yoga TM. She weaves slow mindful practices into the open general classes. These focus on alleviating and managing daily aches and pains… and supporting greater mental, emotional, and physical resilience.
Tracey is an E-RYT 500 registered teacher and YACEP with Yoga Alliance - you'll find her at the Bangalow Studio.
Kanako Yajima has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2006. She has been trained in various styles of yoga including Solomon Yogalates, Ishta System with Rachel Zinman, and Vini Yoga & the Five Element Form with Peter Clifford and has completed a number of different specialised trainings including Pre & Postnatal Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for special needs, Senior Yoga and Yoga for Mental Health.
Kanako has also worked internationally in many teacher trainings, retreats and workshops as both an interpreter (for Japanese groups) and as a teacher trainer.
Thanks to her experience as a yoga translator/interpreter and her dedication to knowledge and growth, she has been immersed in various teachings including yoga philosophy, anatomy & physiology, pranayama and meditation and her teaching reflects that extensive knowledge and experience.
She is passionate about Yoga for Everybody and supports students with all ages and abilities.
Kanako believes every little breath we take and every small movement we make on the mat present us amazing opportunities to practice mindfulness and connect deeply with our inner/outer body intelligence.
She feels grateful and humble to be able to be there as a guide and facilitator for her students on their own individual journeys.
So happy to have finally joined & loving the classes! I feel so good & find teachers amazing & location wonderful. I’m recommending the Yogalates Academy to everyone. Five Stars! - Alison Bangalow
Yogalates is a wonderful practice tailored to suit my needs - giving me flexibility, calm & confidence after having both hips replaced. I love it. Olive is so professional and easy to engage with, making me feel welcome every session - Jen, Bangalow
My first Yogalates class was terrific, Olive was particularly helpful & understanding, which was important to me as I had not much previous experience of either. She made me feel comfortable & ensured each move was done correctly. Classes are held in a beautiful space. Very calm & relaxing - Jennifer Bangalow