I am seriously loving hot yoga! There is no ego in the classes at Yoga Corner, all the teachers are friendly, always smiling, and have an amazing knowledge of the practice. I cannot rate the classes here highly enough!
— Linda B

Our team of teachers are passionate, welcoming, understanding and of course fully qualified. Classes are suitable for all levels of experience, and our teachers understand what it's like to step into your first yoga class - we've all been there!

Here's a little more about them, but remember, we're really all about you - creating the most supportive, welcoming, and open environment for you to find your hands, your feet, and your self on your yoga mat.


Amy leonard-king

Amy is passionate about sharing yoga. Her own experience with the practice was a slow and steady evolution into what is now not only a daily practice, but touches every aspect of her life.

After completing her BCom at Melbourne University and then working a corporate job for 5 years, Amy's wish to create a 'job' that was her passion and life's work lead to taking a first Yoga Teacher Training whilst living abroad in London, and subsequently spending recent years travelling and studying under Yoga teachers from different lineages including Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Anusara, Jivamukti and Yin Yoga both here in Melbourne and all over the world. 

Amy is humbled and inspired by the opportunity to share her love and joy of the practices of Yoga with anyone willing to take that first step onto the Yoga mat. More than exploring the physical practice in her classes and linking awareness of the breath, Amy's passion lies in sharing the deeper philosophy and ancient teachings that take us to a more subtle and profound understanding of ourselves, drawing us closer to our original state of truth, consciousness + bliss. Amy brings a calming presence to her teaching, whilst challenging students both physically and mentally, offering up ways to both ground + find our centre, as well as expand beyond our perceived limitations. She links the ancient practices of Yoga with how we can access these ideas in our modern lives.

 

CLAIRE BRADSHAW

Claire has been teaching Yoga in Barcelona and Melbourne since 2014 after completing her teacher training (RYT200hr) in Rishikesh, India. Claire's teaching style is a fusion of vinyasa flow and alignment postures from the Ashtanga primary series.

After working in an office for 10 years of her life she has found extreme benefit and comfort from her Yoga practice; physically - in reversing the stiffness associated with sitting all day and mentally and spiritually - reducing stress and finding more presence and grace in the day-to-day. 

Claire loves to share what she learns from her own un-ravelling on and off the mat and she frequently delves into Yoga philosophy to integrate these learnings into her teaching. When she's not teaching Yoga, you'll find her riding a red bike around the city, coaching in holistic wellness, blogging, or spending time with her hubby and friends visiting art shows or galleries.

 

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EMMA Phythian

Emma has been practicing yoga for over a decade. Initially attracted to the physical benefits, it was the profound positive effects on her mental and emotional wellness that had her hooked on the practice. First discovering Iyengar Yoga, Emma has explored many methods and loves to integrate meditation and pranayama into her classes.

As a full time professional, Emma understands the pressures of the modern world all too well and yoga has become a necessary ingredient in daily life to find balance and inner peace.

She is passionate about sharing the practice with others and giving back to the yoga community.

 

erin browning

Erin was one of those children that never sat still - always on the move. She first tried yoga purely as a physical workout, and didn't go back for years because it wasn't fast paced and distracting enough to match her attitude.  She was reintroduced to yoga on doctors orders, following a long history of sports related injuries and it was then that Erin fell in love with yoga, learning to embrace the challenge of sitting still - and looking within.  

Yoga changed her from a stressed out and anxious perfectionist, to a calm and relaxed person that appreciates where she is now is exactly where she needs to be. She now loves to sit still and be alone with her thoughts - realising this is an ongoing practice and challenge. 

In 2014 Erin decided to dedicate herself to her practice by completing a 200hr Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga teacher training in Goa, India. She then lived and taught yoga in India for several months before returning to Melbourne. Originally from Canada, Australia has been her home for ten years - but she still hasn't managed to lose the accent!

 

JACI HOYSTED

Jaci’s Yoga journey started over 10 years ago, and like many students was initially drawn to the physicality of the practice. It didn’t take her long to find it that it didn’t just make her feel physically more alive, but also made her a better human.

A few years ago, Jaci decided to delve a little deeper and completed her teacher training with her long time teachers at Yoga Flame.

She is a keen student and over the years has explored Ashtanga, Bikram, Vinyasa, Siddha Yoga along with Tibetan Buddhism, Tai Chi and is Reiki Level 1 Certified. She is humbled by the opportunity to share her love of Yoga with students, providing tools to take the practice off the mat – where she believes the real challenge begins!

When she isn’t teaching, Jaci works as an events manager, loves hanging out with her two dogs, and is on the search for Melbourne’s best vegan brownie! 

 

KASIA WILSON

"I believe life has a way of pulling you back exactly where you should be". 

Five years ago Kasia's passion for yoga was reignited and as it grew so did her desire to teach. Her Yoga journey started many years prior to arriving in Australia, born in Poland and having lived in the UK and Ireland, Kasia had further desire to travel and decided on a trip to India to do a Yoga teacher training course.  That experience and travel around India planted a seed and 12 years later Kasia has changed career and sought a new path teaching Yoga.

Super excited, bursting with energy and love for the practice Kasia has great passion for both teaching and continuing to be a student. 

She feels passionate about how individual we all are, how we all need to listen to our bodies and ensure we have a safe practise that supports us throughout our life. “Yoga to me is a practice of Self love in every moment. Challenge yourself…modify if you need to but make sure you look after yourself…and no matter what stay connected with the breath.”

 

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LYDIA RICHARDS

Lydia is a true believer in the power of yoga and the clarity, confidence and calm a regular practice can bring to your life. 

Since attending her first yoga class over 10 years ago, Lydia has encouraged friends and family to yoga classes and retreats in an effort to open their eyes to its magic.

Her love of yoga eventually led her to leave behind the corporate world and head to Bali where she completed her 200 Hour Vinyasa Flow teacher training at the Power of Now Oasis in Sanur. Soon after she also completed Yoga Corner’s Graduate Teacher Program led by studio Founder Amy Leonard-King.

Lydia is passionate about helping people of all levels and abilities connect with yoga and through her teaching aims to helps students tap into and get to know their authentic self, in-turn creating space in heart and mind for deeper connection.

MADELEINE BONG

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Madeleine has been fortunate to be surrounded with a family of yogis but found her personal passion for the practice after suffering from a spinal compression fracture early 2017. Yoga was the only form of rehab that worked because it helped her heal physically, emotionally, and mentally. She loves integrating yoga into her daily life and practicing asanas wherever she can, even if thats waiting in line at the market!

Madeleine enjoys practicing all forms of yoga especially ashtanga, vinyasa, and restorative yoga. She is originally from California, USA but made the big move to Australia to complete her 200 hour training with PowerLiving Fitzroy upon finishing her Business Management Degree in May 2018. Madeleine aims to teach her students to dive inwards and focus on their breath with the intention to settle the fluctuations of the mind. By doing so, she hopes that her students can begin their personal journey to find their true inner self. Madeleine loves teaching from her experiences and creates a safe environment for her students to play around with their practice.  

NATASHA PAIN

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Natasha first discovered yoga as a way to compliment her dance training. In 2013 she graduated with a BA Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts and found a natural progression into yoga completing her 200hr teacher training in 2017. During her studies, Natasha realised her passion for teaching the art of the moving body through yoga.

From having a keen interest in anatomy, her own practice and method of teaching focuses on alignment and at the same time allows for the joy of movement and meditation in motion that is yoga. Natasha’s classes give each student the opportunity to take what they need from their practice with breath and movement connection as the foundation.

Whether you’re new to the practice, or a seasoned yogi, Natasha's classes are accessible to everybody.

 

We're always on the lookout for passionate yoga teachers, please get in touch if you're interested in joining our team | info@yogacorner.com.au