Tony came to yoga in 1988 and has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 20 years. He began yoga through a friend’s recommendation to help a bad back and improve his surfing. He has a personal commitment and dedication to yoga and has studied with the founder, Mr BKS Iyengar in Pune, India and became a fully certified teacher in 1996. Tony has directed Bridge Yoga Studio for the last 12 years and has developed a unique relaxed teaching style catering to men and women. He also has a particular interest and expertise in working with people to assist them with their performance development and recovery. He is currently working with all players from Richmond Football club and St Kilda Football Club and has been working with Hawthorn Football Club and in the past has worked with Collingwood and Carlton Football Clubs. Not only does he have commitment with footballers but has worked with many other professionals, Victorian Cricket Team, Shane Warne, Melbourne Storm, Wallabies Rugby Union, Women’s and Men’s Golf of Victoria and principal dancers from the Australian Ballet.
| Ruby McKay
Ruby was introduced to yoga in 2002 and at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram she studied and received her yoga-teaching certificate in 2006. In 2008 Ruby studied Vipassana meditation and her yoga evolved into a deeper self-enquiry, exploring the levels of awareness and layers of observation. Ruby has taught at various yoga studios, gyms and leisure centres as well as schools and other community spaces in and around Melbourne. Ruby has taught to different groups of the community including: sporting professionals, corporate, mental health (rehabilitation), general classes, prenatal, kids, individuals with special needs and the elderly.
| Karen Cameron
Karen has been practising Iyengar yoga for 15 years and became a certified teacher in 2012. She has a daily early morning practise that has become a touchstone for her life and continues to refine her sense of self and feed her curiosity of the subject. Karen enjoys teaching yoga to people of all levels and assisting them in experiencing the multi-faceted benefits of yoga and also meeting its challenges with courage and equanimity. She teaches at other sites in Melbourne and continues to undertake regular profession development. Karen has two young children and works part time as a community sustainability officer.
| Katie Frank
Katie started her yoga journey 15 years ago. Returning to Melbourne after a year of cycle touring she found yoga provided relief for lower back and shoulder issues, and far more importantly, she felt a connection to her body. Over the years Katie’s practice has evolved, as has her appreciation of the subtle physical, psychological and energetic benefits that a regular asana practice can bring. Katie has completed Level 2 certification and has studied with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. Katie has been teaching yoga for seven years and also teaches at the University of Melbourne and Fitzroy Pool. Katie is in training for Junior Intermediate Level 1.