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.
As a student of Buddhist and Yogic traditions, Hannah has been teaching Mindfulness since 2013 and Yoga since 2016. Having experienced chronic pain for many years, she is 'fascia-nated' with the inner experience and how the body sends loving information to us through the language of sensation. She completed her 500hr Hatha Yoga and 650hr Yoga Therapy training locally through Yogic Wisdom and Mindfulness (MBSR) Teacher training through Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia. She has also trained extensively in Yin Yoga, Myofascial Release and Trauma Sensitive Restorative Yoga with international teachers Sarah Powers, Bo Forbes, Jo Phee and Tom Myers. In 2015, Hannah was selected to be part of the world’s largest online mindfulness summit, a free online event with 31 of the world’s leading Mindfulness teachers, researchers and experts from around the world. Hannah is committed to helping those facing the uncertainty of anxiety/depression, life-threatening illness and chronic pain. She brings warmth, practicality and her own life experiences to her teaching and 1-1 consultations.
Emily completed her yoga teacher training in 2013, but was introduced to the practice at the age of 14. Emily teaches yoga because she is interested in investigating how to deeply understand the language of the body through an invitational practice where the students feel empowered and have the option to make choices based on how they are feeling in each moment. Emily invites students to tap into their intuition, body wisdom and awareness, as well as letting the time of practice be about slowing down and taking time to process. For Emily yoga has been a way to access gratitude, openness and connectedness, for this reason Emily is consistently drawn to yoga and is passionate about sharing it with others. It is important to Emily that yoga is accessible to anyone that wishes to practice no matter what level or ability a student has allowing yoga to be an inclusive practice.
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.
Jess began experiencing the power of breath and embodied movement from 8 years of age, having been taught by her mother to ‘meditate’ by candlelight and 'stretch' before bed.She began to consciously develop a Vinyasa Yoga practice in her teenage years during a period of disembodiment, pain and grief. Over a decade later, Jess continues to find solace, connection and awareness through a strong Vinyasa Flow practice. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras are her guiding principles for life and she finds great joy in interweaving yogic philosophy with modern neuroscience – a credit to her clinical background in mental health Occupational Therapy. Jess brings a dynamic energy to her classes with a focus on fluidity, creative sequencing and stoking the fire within. Besides teaching, Jess supports others in reconnecting with their inner light and awareness through holistic coaching and counselling, peer mentoring, Reiki and energy healing, and one-on-one trauma-sensitive yoga practices. Twine holds a special place in her yogi heart - where she landed and found her original "home studio" after first moving to Newcastle a year prior to the studio opening.
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.
Kim teaches her classes from the heart and shares the gift of yoga forward to support her students on their individual journey. She creates a sacred space for her students to continue the exploration of their unique self. Kim's soothing voice, her open heart and loving energy will give everyone the opportunity to connect deeper with their body, mind and soul. She says: "Yoga is a way of life, how you move through your day from moment to moment. Life is the actual practice, how we integrate the lessons we come across as we walk our path and fulfill the purpose of our soul as a unique human being. Learning from these lessons gives us the opportunity to heal and create a life we love living every day!" As a yoga teacher and Reiki energy healer, Kim wants to share this message to support, heal and inspire as many people as she can to create a life that they love living every day.
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 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.
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.