Love is your quality. Love is not what you do. Love is what you are - Sadghuru
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!
On a mindful, energetic, spiritual and heartfelt level I have been able to discover the essence of my being through the practice of yoga and meditation. Having such genuine care and empathy for others, I am very passionate about sharing my journey with those around me, in hope of bringing all beings back in touch with their authentic, natural selves. I have a strong, firm belief that in life the goal is to stay well. To discover every part of the human body and heart-mind on an intimate level. I believe my role here on earth is to help motivate people to travel far beyond the limitations they place upon themselves, to touch and understand the magical power (truth) that's within, and to bring light to the beauty that is here in every living, waking moment. I am extremely grateful and give thanks to all teachers before me (past, future and emerging). I am so fortunate to have shared advanced yoga workshops with many aspiring teachers around the world. Undergoing Teacher training with Michelle Cassidy (Essence of Living International Academy), Mysan Sidbo (The Sanctuary Yoga Studio) and Mitch Gibson (Sydney).
I first began yoga out of necessity after I suffered a workplace injury that physically broke me. That accident, and the long and traumatic recovery that followed ultimately became the catalyst for a seismic shift in my life’s direction. With an unintentional introduction to the world of yoga, life had finally found me, or I had found life. I realised life is not about our ego, but our love. Love for life love for every thing and everyone, we are all here for each other. I completed my teacher training inn 2021 and have found a true connection with myself and others and gratitude that is part of every day. Yoga to me is an understanding and awareness of myself that I never had before, it transcends the physical restraints and sings to your soul and your heart it is true connection on the deepest level. The physical benefits are absolutely amazing, which allows space for a flexible mind and body. I teach Vinyasa, Yin and a combination of the two. I feel my style is connective with emphasis on the mind body connection.
I feel my love with yoga and the philosophy of yoga has captivated me on my natural path of a life creative. Yoga completes a journey of stepping stones in my life of movement and joy. Movement, expression, improvisation art, performance and play are my (self described) adjectives! I see yoga as an energy exchange for healing. I am comforted by the idea of being a lifelong student in this practice. I have been further studying the extraordinary healing benefits of Yin Yoga, Face Yoga, EFT emotional frequency tapping and the delicious Yoga Nidra. I recognise that we are forever students of this sacred science and practice and hope my offerings are playful and bring joy. I feel I practice with an intuitive creative intuition that draws in on the energy in the room for prompting our time on the magic mat together. My favourite words which I return to throughout our flows and help to anchor me into creating a space of stillness and compassion are 'Stay in between the space between your thoughts.. your space of spirit'. My hope, as an instructor, is that we as a whole recognise that yoga is for all, it is healing and will make a profound difference in mind body and spirit to your life, no matter where you feel you are at. You are welcomed and loved already!
I have a strong intention to bring the essence of mindfulness and presence into every moment, within every breath. Introduced to the world of yoga at the age of 15 through school, created a sensation that my anxiety ridden teenage body hadn’t felt in a while… CALM. This led me on a journey of self discovery eventually completing my 200hr teacher training in 2021, changing my outlook on life forever. Since then, I have finished numerous courses my most recent training taking me to Bali, where I completed a further 100hr Advanced Communication and Anatomy training with Meghan Currie in 2022. Yoga for me is a way to return home and I feel very lucky to have found it at such an influential time in my life! Within every class I love to intertwine a deep connect to the body, mind and breathe, through articulate and intentional cuing. I see each class as an invitation for each student, purely a guide for them to take what they need, for whatever stage they are in. I am passionate in holding a space for people to feel safe, loved and connected.
Jade is a well traveled Gypsea soul that leans into the simplistic side of life. She is an intuitive and supportive teacher who encourages you to dive deeper into your own internal wisdom through the direct experience of Yoga and Meditation. 'I truly believe that the power lies within our own minds and the belief systems we’ve created for ourselves'. After living in India for 2 years and exploring the mind and body in many different ways Jade has completed her 500 hours of YTT and also studied various types of Massage including Ayurvedic Marma/Abhyanga, Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist abdominal massage), Relaxation and is currently studying Remedial Massage. Jade has also undergone 9 Vipassana Meditation courses and continues to incorporate mindfulness and awareness in her everyday life.
To me, Yoga is more than just a form of exercise or meditation. It is a way of life that is rooted in mindful action.I have been practicing yoga in many forms throughout my whole life in ways I didn’t realise at the time. From mindful moving my body dancing, to the profound experience of sitting in nature or out in the surf. The past decade I have deepened into this mindful life through Asana, practicing with many beautiful teachers throughout the world. In 2023, I took the step to train in Bali to become a teacher myself. A calling to now spread all of the deep wisdom and lessons of the linage out to others. With yoga, I would love to inspire connection within people. Connection to the inner workings of self, connection to our physical bodies, connection to presence, connection to a potential higher power, connection to the community, connection to the world around us.
I originally started yoga as a form of exercise when I was working in a fast-paced job in London but pretty quickly it became a way to cope with the stress, insomnia and anxiety I experienced. As I discovered the amazing benefits yoga has to offer to the mind and soul I began to heal. Not only did the physical symptoms I was challenged by disappear, but yoga also helped me to peel away the layers of conditioning and get me closer to my own authenticity. As a result I followed my heart and left the corporate world behind. I completed my yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India in 2019. I am deeply inspired by energetics and deep, meaningful conversations. Nothing brings me more joy than helping people find self-acceptance and understanding of themselves. I'm here to remind you of the truth of who you really are beyond conditioning and limiting beliefs. My mission in classes is to create a safe space for healing, transformation and embodiment. I wish to guide you to explore the present moment and the sensory experience of your body so that you can start trusting the whispers of your innate intuition and become the main character in your movie.
I started practicing yoga in 2007. I was too nervous/embarrassed to practice in front of other people so I bought a beginner yoga dvd, woke up early before my housemates and rearranged the furniture in our tiny lounge room to make just enough space for a yoga mat. I practiced like this for years, waiting for the day I felt like I was ‘good enough/strong enough/flexible enough’ to go to an actual studio. I eventually worked up the courage to go to a class, but found it hard to get past my own judgment of not being ‘enough’. After trying a few different studios I found myself at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, where I finally understood the true meaning of yoga. I realised it wasn’t just about doing the poses, it is so much more. Yoga is a loving invitation into compassionate self-inquiry, where I can meet the truest version of myself. The asana practice isn’t the destination, it’s the gateway. Once I realised this I wanted to learn more and more, which led me to complete my 400hr hatha teacher training in 2019 with a diverse and heart-centred sangha at Qi in Freshwater, Sydney. I’m so grateful to be part of the beautiful teaching community at Twine, and have the opportunity to guide our members through their own journey to self-discovery, love and connection.
Amanda Millner (Pilates Teacher)
From a young age, my love affair with dance and movement took me through many years of training and teaching until my early twenties. Through these years I had grown up developing an incredible connection to my body and had forever found solace in movement. As a young adult, it was dance that become the foundation to my pilates and yoga journeys. As I stepped away from the world of dance, yoga and pilates quickly became a new way to find further connection and to honour my ever changing body as I inched closer towards my thirties. Now today, in my thirties, I incorporate both styles into my daily practice, and I continue to feel the benefits of this complimentary pair of movement styles - my daily yin and yang. I truly believe in the power of movement, and that becoming in tune with ones body is the most powerful step in finding a deeper connection with ones mind and soul. As a teacher, I would love to help others find their love affair with movement, by creating a safe and encouraging environment to move freely, to help find your inner dancer. I look forward to seeing you on the mat.