YTT Faculty

YTT Faculty

YTT Faculty

Our team of teachers have come together from around the world to share their knowledge and expertise in yoga and wellness. We are honoured to be a part of your yoga journey.


ALY, E-RYT 200

Aly is born and raised in Singapore. She was first introduced to Yoga when she was going through a difficult time of her life and experiencing anxiety and depression. She discovered the practice of yoga as a beacon of light that helped her through those times. Initially a physical practice, she slowly turned her focus to the subtle approach of yoga and it became an inward journey for her. Aly believes in making yoga accessible for everybody, and hopes to inspire her students to understand and create awareness of their own unique body and empower them with simple techniques to care for themselves.

Aly’s different passions and experiences takes her to all corners of the world; from India Rishikesh for her 200hr, a guest teacher at a resort in Maldives, Strala Yoga by Tara Stiles, Inside Flow, and now pursuing her 500hr Advanced Teacher Training with Yoga Medicine by Tiffany Cruikshank. Her classes are drawn from many different styles which weave into an intuitive blend of Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, Yoga Therapy, Myofascial Release, Yoga with Music and Aromatherapy.

“Going to India for my Teacher Training was the highlight of my life. I met so many different people from all over the world but all came for one reason; to learn about themselves and to heal through yoga. It’s so amazing how yoga truly unites us all despite our differences.” – Aly

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JULIE, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Julie was born and raised in Montana – land of the Big Sky and open spaces, and has lived in many different places. She currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and is also a studio manager. Julie is passionate about introducing and sharing yoga with others. The physical aspects of yoga initially were what drew her to a practice. Then, as a result of an injury in 2000, she experienced first hand the healing aspects of a regular yoga practice. Ever since, in addition to the physical, it has been the more spiritual and subtle elements of yoga that have sustained and energized her, both in her own practice as well as in her teaching.

Julie, a graduate of Inner Peace Yoga Therapy in 2017, loves working with individuals to create a personalized practice based on their particular needs. She specializes in chronic pain, breath awareness, and auto immune disorders. Her classes embrace many different styles of yoga which include vinyasa, flow, heated fusion, sculpt, restorative, yin, yoga nidra, meditation and therapeutics. Julie is also a Certified Yoga of the Heart® and Certified Pain Yoga Teacher.

“My first teacher training was transformational and life changing.  A corporate downsize from a busy and stressful job led me to do some soul searching – what do I want to do for the rest of my life?  I made a list of qualities of what my ‘dream job’ would include, not knowing what that job would be.  Ironically, the top two qualities I listed were ‘love what I do’ and ‘flexibility.’  Then, while walking on a beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico it hit me like a ton of bricks.  I love yoga and most definitely it is flexible in more ways than one!  I signed up for a teacher training the second I got back to the states and I’ve never looked back.” – Julie

KARLA, E-RYT 200

Karla is a yoga teacher, mother and wellness entrepreneur. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for 15 years and has been teaching yoga for the past 9 years. She loves sharing the gift of yoga as an opportunity to reconnect, de-stress, and restore vitality as we navigate through the demands of busy everyday life.

Karla’s training includes 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training from Prana Yoga College (Shakti Mhi), advanced training in Integrative Yoga Therapy at Kripalu (Joseph Lepage, Maria Mendola, Jennifer Reis), and Yoga for Chronic Pain (Neil Pearson). She also has Reiki Level 1 and 2 attunements.

“By showing up on our yoga mats we are making a conscious choice to live a deeper life, we use breath and movement as a way to explore and experience full awareness of all aspects of ourselves and release resistance.” – Karla

ANNIE, E-RYT 200

Annie grew up in Vancouver, Canada and currently resides in Hong Kong as a full-time yoga teacher. She previously worked in the financial industry in Hong Kong and realized how stressful and competitive the culture is. Over the last five years of teaching yoga, Annie found her passion through helping her clients create a long-term healthy relationship with yoga. She is a firm believer in “ensuring a balance against high-stressed environment by using yoga as the yin (slow down) to the fast-paced lifestyle (yang)”.

Annie has always been fascinated with healing through yoga, which led her to pursue Advanced Teacher Training with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. This course included specific focus on Shoulder, Spine and Hip from the Orthopaedic studies, Yoga for Athletes as well as Yin and Meditation. Annie teaches Prenatal Yoga and had the honour of introducing Yoga to the Hong Kong Rugby Team as part of their off-season rehab routine.

“Yoga Teacher Training changed my life. It helped me discover and develop my own yoga practice. I met some of the most amazing and inspiring souls through learning and practicing yoga in a setting where everyone is passionate about it.” – Annie

MATINA, E-RYT 200

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Matina first discovered yoga in 2004. During a stressful time while working in design industry, she began to practice yoga.  It instantly helped to clear her mind and she has been hooked since then, eventually teaching in 2014. The practice not only made her physically stronger but was a process of self-discovery, which gave her a chance to fall back in love with herself and her life. Now a full-time Yoga Teacher and Studio Owner, Matina’s intention is to bring everyone a better body and a happier soul. She believes that teaching yoga is not only about guiding students through sequences and asanas, it is also an experience of inspiring, sharing and growing together.

Matina finished Level 1 & 2 Insight Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Powers. She teaches Hatha, Restorative, Vinyasa and Yin Yang yoga, and is also a Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher. Matina is a Yoga Trainer for Adidas HK since 2017, and founded Nila Yoga, a boutique studio on Hong Kong Island in 2018.

“Joining my first Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Samui was a life changing experience. It accelerated my knowledge of yoga and spiritual growth, and heightened my interest to always continue to learn and open my heart to love more. It was an amazing yoga journey I wouldn’t want to miss.” – Matina

CATH, RYT 200

Cath is a French yoga teacher and tech advisor in the financial industry. She has been practicing gymnastics, pilates and yoga almost her entire life. She now lives between Paris and Mallorca where she teaches private yoga and small group classes. Through her practice of numerous sports, she became fascinated by body mechanics and has been teaching yoga for the past 2 years. She believes that  “In order to change the world, we first have to change ourselves.”

Cath’s training includes 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Rachel Brathen on the “Happy Island” of Aruba. In 2019, she also graduated as a LYT Certified Teacher, a Yoga technique created and developed by Lara Heimann, PT, in Princeton NJ.

“The human body is the most fascinating technology, if you take the time to explore its capabilities, it can bring a new dimension to your life.” – Cath

ELLE, RYT 200

Elle was introduced to yoga in 2012, when she lived and worked as a primary school teacher in Costa Rica.  Her passion for yoga continued to evolve while living and teaching in Chiang Mai, now Hong Kong.  Over the years, this connection of alignment and soul has had a profound impact on Elle’s physical development, mental health and confidence.  Her vibrant energy is expressed into her yoga classes through the power of breath, connection  between the body and mind, and transformative movement.

In 2019, Elle completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Return to the Source Yoga Satsang in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She has also studied Vinyasa in Bali, Kundalini Meditation in India, as well as various other trainings focused on hatha yoga, alignment, sequencing, and  philosophy.  Aside from yoga, Elle holds two Master’s Degrees, one in International Education and the other in Knowledge of Linguistic Studies.


Want to work with us?

YTT ASSISTANT

We are looking for motivated Yogis to assist us during YTT. This is an opportunity for you to offer an encouraging and supportive presence during the training and to be a role model for new students. Duties include assistance with daily tasks, organization, general tidy-up, etc. Receive perks such as meals, access to practice and lectures, and the opportunity to evolve your teaching skills.

Assistant prerequisites include completion of a registered 200hr YTT program and proof of valid Yoga Teacher Insurance. 1-2 days availability required. Tell us about yourself, your teaching experience and qualities you have that would be essential to our Teacher Training program.

ytt GUEST TEACHER & PRESENTER

We are looking for individuals with unique skills and talents to elevate the experience of our students. Are you a Yoga Teacher with advanced training in a specific style or method? Are you a bodyworker, energy healer, or work in the field of medicine and therapy? Do you have a special skill or career and would like to share your knowledge with our group?

All applicants must have a relevant degree, certification, or substantial education in the subject they will teach. 2-4 hour workshop availability required. Tell us about yourself, your experience, and qualities you have that would be essential to our Teacher Training program.

SERVICES & COLLABORATION

Would you like to promote your healthy lifestyle brand to our participants? Do you offer a service that may be beneficial to our training? We are accepting sponsorship and discount products or experiences to offer to our students. Expand the reach of your network, Tell us about your business and intention.