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.

 

 

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!

HAILEY TZOUNOS

Hailey was initially drawn to yoga like most people, as a form of physical exercise. She started her journey with Bikram Yoga and she remembers thinking during the class "they've got to be kidding?!". It was hot, foreign & the challenge was beyond anything she had ever experienced. But something inside her said "yes". After the class finished she felt a complete sense of calm, she was lighter & more at ease. She was hooked.

After a few years Hailey went on to try, and eventually fell in love with, Vinyasa and Power Yoga practices. Wanting to give as many people as she could this gift that she had discovered, Hailey completed her teacher training in 2014.


As a Yoga teacher Hailey holds space for students to practice diving deeper into the essence of who they really are beyond 'ego' and doubts. Through a challenging yet playful & dynamic Yoga practice we can sync the mind and body through movement with breath. Breath by breath we move to open, release, strengthen & balance in a fun & safe environment.
Hailey offers a sense of humour and honesty in a safe multi-level class suitable for any aspiring yogi. I ask students to just show up, allow their practice to meet them where they are at, and watch the magic happen.

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! 

JOHN PYBURN

From the United States, John grew up studying Ballet from The Houston Ballet Academy. He later received a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts. He studied with David Taft in Biomechanics, Comedia Del Arte, and the E'tude movement sequences; where he learned to integrate and use the whole body in movement. He has performed in theatres across the U.S. and has toured internationally with Zoe Juniper Dance Company.

John has been a student of Yoga at Corepower Yoga in Seattle, Yogaworks in Los Angeles and Somachi Yoga here in Melbourne. John is passionate about helping people to gain awareness in their bodies and move with deep intention, full body activation, and mindfulness.

Join John for a light-hearted, fun-loving approach to the practice, a warm welcome to the Yoga mat, and a willingness to explore what might be possible.

Yoga Corner Teacher Hailey
Yoga Corner Teacher John

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.”

 

Lydia Richards Yoga Corner Teacher

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 nearly 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. She also recently 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.

 

MEGAN gamble

Megan was initially drawn to the mat as a way of managing stress and found the opportunity to become truly present – in both mind and body – too good to resist. It was an unplanned but fortunate break in her career that gave her the opportunity to train as a teacher with the Yoga Arts group. It proved to be a transformative experience; one that confirmed her love for Yoga and the power it has to change lives.

Megan has explored several Yoga styles, dabbling in Iyengar in her early 20s and delighting in the heat of Bikram during several cold London winters. But it’s Hot Yoga, Vinyasa and Yin that currently have her heart. Megan continues to further her Yoga training under highly respected international teachers from across the globe. 

“My classes aim to nourish the mind, body and soul, and provide better coping mechanisms to deal with life,” says Megan. “I’m also very big on honouring the differences between our physical bodies and working with whatever presents when we step foot on the mat.”

When she’s not teaching Megan works as a freelance writer and editor, and in her time off is likely to be found on her mat at a Yoga class, indulging in her serious brunch habit, plotting a trip to somewhere warm and tropical, or cheering on her beloved football teams, Essendon and Melbourne Victory.

 

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