The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others - Gandhi
We encourage the Teachers to be themselves, to find their own voice and structure classes in a way that reflects their personality and life experiences. Our teachers are happy, open and will take good care of you each time you visit Twine, where no two classes are ever the same!
I have a deep desire to guide people to their own intuitive power through the practice and integration of Yoga. Everyone has this innate wisdom within them and when we begin to get glimpses we truly start to evolve and transform. Through my classes I lean on the wisdom of Ayurveda, Tantra and the system we all know and love, Yoga. I’m here to share how the true practice of Yoga introduces you to you... the power of knowing yourself and the world around you. The more you tune into the subtleties of who you are, the more you will start to recognise the powerful impacts of these teachings and how they help you to live from the creative and intuitive part of yourself. It is my life mission to help people integrate these ancient teachings into their modern world.
A long-term student of Buddhist and Yogic inner methods, Hannah has been teaching since 2013 and is a Senior Level 3 Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia. She attended her first yoga class at age 10 and practiced meditation in her 20's as an antidote to working for various environmental campaigns. But it wasn't until, when faced with a cancer diagnosis, at age 29 the practice became a non-negotiable part of daily life. She brings warmth, practicality and her own life experiences to her teaching and 1-1 consultation as a trauma-informed Yoga Therapist, helping those facing the uncertainty of anxiety/depression, chronic illness and chronic pain. Having personally experienced these conditions she is 'fascia-nated' with the way the body holds onto past experiences and how consciousness communicates with us through the language of sensation. Combining yoga, somatic psychotherapy, myofascial release and meditation, her classes and sessions take you on a journey through the bodyscape to uncover your own conscious awareness. She completed 500hr Hatha Yoga and 650hr Yoga Therapy training locally through Yogic Wisdom and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training through Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia. She has also trained extensively internationally in Somatic Trauma Therapies including Polyvagal Theory, Myofascial Release, Yin Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. In 2015, Hannah was selected to be part of the world’s largest Mindfulness summit, a free online event with 31 of the world’s leading teachers, researchers and experts from around the globe.
Yoga is the one thing that always brings me back home. After an adventurous life of sports and fun which led to continual injuries as well as breaking my back snowboarding; Yoga first found me as a way to alleviate the physical pain I endured and to keep fit and strong. Little did I know at this point that it was my mindset that needed Yoga more than anything and this is what then and now carries me through life. As they say in our Yogic texts 'when the student is ready, the teacher will come' and Yoga found me and became the biggest part of my life. I began practicing Yoga back at the age of 22 living in Spain and I then took Yoga all around the world with me. It became and continues to be the place I go. To ease and strengthen my body, and to free my mind and heart. It only made sense for me to follow my life purpose in later studying and now sharing the teachings of what Yoga is. For the wider community to also receive its benefits, on whatever level is required. It is my aim and purpose to bring people together right way, together in community, honouring land and spirit to find joy and expansion in their lives.
This practice has always shown me what is possible. How to show up with more love and enthusiasm as a mother, a wife, a student and a teacher. I am beyond humbled to offer the magic and true essence of this practice. Brooke is a devoted yoga student, storyteller and seeker of all philosophies that inspire more depth to love and life. Brooke has completed trainings in Hatha, Ashtanga vinyasa and Traditional Mysore. Her most recent studies involved an in depth study of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the history of Tantra and the many forms of Devi, the Goddess with renowned teachers at Creature Yoga. Brooke's teaching style reflects all that she has learnt over the many years of practicing and teaching yoga. Her classes are weaved with the rich wisdom of yogic philosophy and she invites you to tune in deeply to the wisdom of your mind, body and soul.
Francesca has been practising Yoga since she was 7 years old! My mum was into Yoga in the 70’s. She would come home from Yoga and have my sisters and I doing lion pose, downward dog and shoulder stands in the lounge room. At 18 years old Francesca decided to study Yoga teaching in Brisbane, but an accident resulting in a knee injury put this dream on hold. Francesca became a school teacher and enjoyed classroom teaching, Sport and Recreation Camps, National Parks and later Environmental Education. At 50 years of age a Vision Board exercise resulted in her deciding to finally study Yoga Teaching. Fortunately the 12 month Diploma of Yoga Teaching was being offered in Newcastle and Francesca enjoyed bringing her teaching skills and love of Yoga together. Fran teaches a calming, flowing, classical style of Yoga that incorporates asana (poses) pranayama (breathing techniques) and mindfulness (stilling a busy mind). Her teachings are suitable for beginners to advanced Yogis.Incorporated into each session is a meditation to round out the rejuvenating effects of the physical practice.
Yoga has been a big part of my life for many years now. I came upon the practice in my early 20's (about 20 years ago now!) and I'm forever grateful I did. I distinctly remember one class experience that has stayed with me and continues to inspire me. It was the first practice I was able to attend 6 months postpartum with the first of my two gorgeous daughters. I remember consciously coming back to this class as a way to carve a path back to myself, a way to nourish and rejuvenate my soul and tired weary body. I was so happy to come back to my mat! Needless to say I left that class feeling like a new person, I came home feeling completely refreshed and renewed from within. This experience, among so many countless others over the years, highlights to me the power of Yoga to reconnect, to bring about union and balance to the entire being...mind, body and soul. No matter what your experience or where you're at in your life, Yoga is there for you. Lets face it, we never really regret practicing Yoga do we?! It never fails to bring a smile, a sigh of happiness and an open heart. I am absolutely passionate about holding a safe space for people to heal and reconnect, to bring about balance and a state of being. For the past 10 years or so I have been an Intuitive Massage Therapist and recently Reiki Practitioner. It felt like such a natural progression for me to complete my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training to facilitate this space on the Yoga mat for community. I am dedicated to creating classes that are balanced and nurturing. Whether it be a nourishing Yin practice, a heating Flow, or a little of both in a Yang Yin class, I truly hope you find your centre in my classes.
Yoga has shown me first hand how the biggest mistake I was making in life was believing that I needed to look externally for everything, as opposed to listening to what I already knew within. Through years of consistent practice, I have uncovered a deep trust in myself that was previously clouded. I am here to show you that you don't need to renounce the world in order to invite this practice into your life. I find incredible enjoyment and motivation from my career as a Chartered Accountant and using my brain in this analytical way. I equally find so much passion and a deep sense of purpose from teaching Yoga and guiding people in a more intuitive way - the two paths are not mutually exclusive. My practice has changed a lot over the years and continues to change, as I change. The constant however, is that it's always there. I am dedicated to my personal practice and living the teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda in my daily life. I believe this helps me in my role as a teacher to guide from a place of personal experience - I am right there with you. My classes generally feature asanas that call on you to use your inner strength and power - or at least remind you that this is there. I offer variations and modifications so the class is suitable for all - students are invited to take what they need from the class on any particular day. I am a student for life and so my classes also generally feature what I am currently reading and learning, and how I relate this to the world around me.
Britannia has been practicing yoga and meditation since she was 15 years old. In 2016 she traveled from her home town Toronto, Canada to India to undergo two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings in hatha, ashtanga and vinyasa. Her passion for health of body and mind has led her to becoming a nutrition and lifestyle coach for large groups and speaks publicly about wholistic living. Britannia enjoys both yin and Yang styles of practice. She teaches a strong, alignment and breath based class, with a focus on a calm and steady mind. You can expect to learn something new in her class as she weaves science and spiritual based facts and stories into the practice. Leave feeling light, clear and inspired.
Marion Loisance (Pre + Post Natal Teacher)
Marion was 26 weeks pregnant with her first daughter when she undertook her 200h yoga training in 2017 and did not expect how much doing this 'with her' would impact her journey. She knew by then that she would deepen her knowledge in perinatal yoga, as she felt wonderfully connected and in tune with her emotions, body and baby. She completed her studies as a Prenatal and Postnatal yoga teacher shortly after she gave birth to her second daughter early 2020. Marion is dedicating her energy and passion to guiding women in their motherhood journey, through movement, breathing, connection, meditation and love. As a mum of 2, she likes to tap into her own birth and mothering experiences during her classes and makes sure mamas are supported, held and listened to. Her approach consists in offering gentle and safe sessions focusing on mothers' entire wellbeing (from physical release to mental and emotional health). Her classes are providing mothers with tools to enjoy their pregnancy, prepare for birth, heal and embrace motherhood, whether they are new or regular practitioners.
Jordan Ray (Pilates Teacher)
Mostly everyone calls me Jord or JRay. I am incredibly passionate about sharing my love of movement/pilates and assisting people to learn more about their body and mind to feel more energised, connected and fulfilled. I am a very proud dog-mum (slightly obsessed) to a big, clumsy GSP called Canelo and share way too many peanut butter treats and puppacino's with him. I love to eat doughnuts, burn way too much incense and I'm a sucker for spicy booty workouts.