Clifton Hill Yoga Studio

129 QUEENS PDE, CLIFTON HILL MELBOURNE
03 9486 8044

Teachers

Marina Jung

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Marina is our senior teacher. She trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institute London. Marina has been teaching yoga for over 25 years and holds a Junior Advanced teaching certificate.

Marina has been teaching workshops nationally and internationally for many years. Formerly running teacher training programmes and personal development in Western Australia, she is currently conducting the teacher training programme at Clifton Hill Yoga Studio.

Patrick Costello

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Patrick has been practising yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2001, and holds a Junior Intermediate Level III teaching certificate. He has studied with the Iyengars in Pune along with senior Teachers in Australia.

For the last 15 years Patrick has worked as a Naturopath and Remedial Massage Therapist. This experience, along with his yoga practice, help him to communicate with yoga students on how to work intelligently to avoid the common problems he treats daily.


Ann Dragon

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Ann first tried yoga in 1993 whist recovering from a soccer injury to her knee. From the first class she was hooked! At the time Ann was a Sports Science undergraduate and went on to complete an honours thesis exploring how regular yoga practice affects a participant’s sense of health and well-being. Ann began her teacher training in 1998 and she has continued to progress through this system, successfully upgrading to Junior Intermediate level II in October 2011.

For the past 15 years Ann has had the privilege of developing a student body in the Iyengar tradition through her own school in North Perth, and has been a Board member of BKSIYYA and an organiser of both Wollongong (2011) and Sydney (2014) national conventions.

Tim Bosworth

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Tim is a full-time yoga teacher and father. He is a Director of the Studio and has been a member of its teaching faculty for 10 years. He has been practicing yoga for 20 years. Tim views yoga as a complex puzzle that’s key to unlocking is understanding yourself.

Tim prides himself on teaching the subject of yoga. His view is that yoga is a precise system for physical and emotional health, whilst also providing mental lucidity. He teaches “within the pose”- meaning his classes are dynamic, immersive and taught with clarity. His teaching goal is to develop a personal practice for his students, so that yoga is something they have on their own terms. He teaches in the classical Iyengar method, instructing the 8-limbs of yoga through the prism of asana and pranayama. He is a challenging, empathetic, inspiring and intelligent teacher.

 


Vaughan Allan

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Vaughan has participated in Iyengar Yoga since 1995 and has taught since 2003. Vaughan expresses his Yoga experience as follows:

“I love the Yoga process… a slow cook of transformation. The observation of effort, placement, balance, lengths, widths, thoughts, emotions, and reverence to existence. From my teens into the twenties I lived an out-of-body life, activities that involved an outward reach of energy and response.  The Yogic process changed this to more inverted awareness. Over time the yoga process has challenged my values, me physically, emotionally and mentally, and has rewarded me with courage, clarity, insight, and nurtured my existence.

There is a great Yoga community, which is expanding every year. My ongoing pursuit of understanding the relationship of body, mind and existence, is to be shared and nurtured in the students who attend my sessions – from gross alignments to the subtle reflections on emotions – the Yoga process reveals and heals the fluctuations. Knowledge is powerful… the transformation of that knowledge can be eternal.

Michelle Lee

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Michelle has been practicing yoga since 2004 to relieve her back pain. Discovering of Iyengar yoga not only freed her from back pain and corrected her body alignment, but it also transformed her life as if the yoga kindled a light within her.

Captivated by this impact, she decided to continue the journey and began her teacher training in 2009, attaining her teaching certification under the guidance of Marina Jung.  She takes regular ongoing workplace yoga sessions as part of staff well-being programs which are well supported by those organisations who see the benefits of yoga both in terms of productivity and occupational health & safety.


Alan Talbot

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Alan had a mid-life crisis at 40. Over several years he gave up smoking, reduced drinking, became vegetarian, started running and trekking, and took up yoga. Alan continued his career as a professional accountant, but yoga became an increasingly important part of his life, especially as it helped with rugby and marathon running injuries.

At age 60 Alan retired and did Iyengar teacher training with Frank Jesse at Clifton Hill Yoga Studio, becoming a certified teacher in 2002. For over 30 years he has studied with several senior teachers, including the Iyengars in Pune, and also explored different styles of yoga. Alan has been teaching Iyengar yoga for 10 years and is one of the owners of CHYS.

Karen Cameron

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Karen has practised yoga since 2000 and obtained certification in 2012 under the guidance of Marina Jung.

Karen has two young children and works part time on community sustainability projects for local government. Yoga has supported Karen through pregnancy, birth and the busy years after. Integration of yoga into her life has enabled her to meet daily challenges with greater ease.


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