Our Wonderful Teaching Staff

ritu babbar


Director / Teacher

Hi, I’m Ritu. I grew up immersed in Vedic philosophy. My earliest memory of being taught yogic breath work was by my grandfather, on his rooftop in Calcutta, around the age of 3. My practice grew from these roots to include all aspects of yoga. Authenticity to practice, is the truth that I wish to communicate via teachings on the mat. I am delighted to be able to share a lifetime of knowledge with all who are open and willing to journey towards self realisation. Click image for more info.

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colline poole



Colin began practicing yoga in 2002 in NYC while pursuing a career in theatre. Colin has taught for many different studios in Southern California, including Triad Yoga, Yoga Room, and Equinox Fitness and Yogaworks. Colin has trained with with some of yoga’s most sought after teachers including, Sean Corne, Baron Baptiste, Pattabhi Jois, and Shiva Rea.

Stephanie J


Stephanie has practiced yoga for over eighteen years and believes yoga has the ability to uplift and revitalise us, allowing us to develop a deeper connection with ourselves and surroundings. A trained opera singer, she might even treat you to a little sound meditation in your savasana.



Brenton's light-hearted, approach is serious in its intent to share the joy of yoga with all. Creatively sequenced, anatomically informed movement, breathing techniques, meditation and yoga nidra are offered. Explore, enjoy, breathe, be!



Brendan is a 300hr Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher whose classes are fun, dynamic, uplifting and liberating for the body and soul. In keeping with the Jivamukti Yoga Method sound, devotion, connectedness and spiritual activism can all be experienced in Brendan’s classes. His journey to deepen his understanding of yoga began when he completed a 200hr SomaChi Vinyasa teacher training in Melbourne. Jivamukti Yoga soon took hold as a motivating force in his life and in 2016 he travelled to India to complete the internationally acclaimed Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training, where he was trained by the co-founders and Gurus of Jivamukti Yoga, Sharon Gannon and David Life.



Mike has trained with many Australian and International teachers such as Matthew Sweeney, Gregor Maehle, Monica Gauci, and Maty Ezraty. His other passion is in music. As a guitarist, writer and performer, he has a particular interest in improvisation. Mike’s classes have an emphasis on the connection of breath in flow, to create stillness in mind, and awareness in movement.



Dawn has a 500 hour YTT certifications as well as Level 1 & 2 in Yin Yoga teaching, Dawn continues to attend trainings regularly. Dawn’s classes are about breath, movement, safe anatomical alignment, awareness and joy. Her aim is to help people find their own journey with Yoga and become connected with themselves in order to feel alive mentally & physically.



Mili discovered yoga in 2002, keeping a regular practice to maintain a balanced lifestyle. She has studied in Los Angeles, New York and recently completed her Yin teacher training in Sydney. Mili teaches a variety of yoga styles, bringing an element of fun to every class. “Use your smile to change the world – But don’t let the world change your smile.”



I reckon I would be nuts if it wasn’t for yoga! I began practicing in 2000 as a way to counteract running and gym sessions. The rest, as they say, is history. I attended Bikram training in LA in 2002 and have been teaching ever since. I love the Bikram sequence and how amazing you feel at the end of class (and beyond) – it really does sort your head out. I enjoy other yoga styles as well (yin and power flow are fantastic) but I always come back to Bikram – it’s like a big comfortable armchair for me. I like to teach a challenging class intertwined with compassion and a bit of humour – it is only a yoga class after all.



Keran has been involved in the health and Fitness industry for 32 years, working as an aerobics /gym instructor, personal trainer and masseuse encouraging others toward a healthy and fit lifestyle. Keran discovered yoga about 17 years ago practising off and on then realised the benefits physically and emotionally it then became part of her own lifestyle thus reducing a lifetime of back pain. Wanting to continue her love for teaching, she completed Baron Baptiste’s Level 1 Power Vinyasa Teacher Training in Sydney early 2010. Feeling more grounded and stronger, Keran encourages students to be open to healing as “your body is built to heal itself” and to create a flow of energy within through movement.



Maria has been practicing yoga since she was 16. “From very early on in my practice I thought about teaching Bikram Yoga but it took me three years to build the courage and faith in myself that I could teach and share this yoga with others. I love this style, the sequence, and I know that this yoga can really open you up and change you physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.” Maria graduated in Fall 2011, Los Angeles and is dedicated to teaching the Bikram sequence.



Donna’s classes invite students to feel uplifted and connected through movement and transitions. Using vinyasa and somatics to creativity weave music and body connection, students can playfully increase their attention to inner sensations and subtleties of one’s self while connecting movement and breath. Donna sees this as an invitation for practitioners to come back to themselves – to be present and to work with embodiment; to feel and be moved by movement. Believing our whole life is one continuous transition – moving from one event to another.

Stephanie T


Listening to the philosophy of yoga, connecting to the smallest parts in my body and I felt ‘lighter and brighter’ after my own yoga practice.” I did my Teacher Training with Power Living and a new path in my life started. Each year I spend time towards my own studies with amazing teachers around the world such as Sarah Powers and Rod Stryker.



Phil Kayumba found yoga at the tender age of 17 in India whilst living there as the child of an embassy employee. Attracted by the meditative and character building aspects of yoga at first, he soon realised that the physical part (Asana) helped channel his physical desire for activity. Moving to Australia for his tertiary education and later settling as a refugee due to political changes in his mother country of Rwanda, he continued to practice and soon felt a true calling for a career and a true journey into and with experienced teaching and teachers. Following his passion for fitness and being of service to his community, he teaches in both studios and community based environments. His passion for shared community building and serving the community with a trauma informed approach provides a space for individual expression through collective movement and breath.His motto being “Everyone, come as you are”.