Yoga Teachers

Making yoga accessible to all

ABOUT BALANCE YOGA SYDNEY

Balance Yoga Sydney clinics are located in Glebe and North Strathfield.  Our classes range from beginner classes through to advanced teacher training classes.  Balance Yoga Sydney also run workshops and yoga retreats throughout the year.

Our teachers are qualified with industry associations including Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance, Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists, you are in safe hands at Balance Yoga Sydney.

Let our instructors guide you through an energising experience.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Balance Yoga Sydney instructors are fully trained professionals.  Your passionate instructors are dedicated to helping you get the best out of every class so you can find the best version of yourself through yoga.

Kylie

Kylie Hennessy BSc. -Yoga Therapist (AAYT) , Yoga Teacher (YA), Birth Educator, Massage Therapist
 
With experience in:
Women’s Health including Fertility and Pregnancy
Anxiety and Depression
Eating Disorders
Substance Abuse and Recovery 
General Mood Disorders

During her study of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Kylie became intensely interested in understanding more about the body/mind and in fact the universe. This took her to explore the practices of yoga and meditation where she found an ancient and much deeper understanding of these things. Kylie has been a teacher and practitioner of Yoga for over 18 years, studying and practicing various styles and traditions of yoga and healing arts such as Okido Yoga, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu, Energy Reading and Aura-Soma Colour System. Her experience and exploration of meditation has come from teachings of Indian, Taoist, Zen and Buddhists traditions.

One of Kylie’s specialties is in Yoga for Fertility and Prenatal Yoga. She has supported many couples through birth. She is a qualified Childbirth Educator, Doula through Birthing Rites Australia and Registered as Calmbirth® Practitioner with Calmbirth® Australia Bowral. Kylie runs a Registered 50 hr Prenatal Teacher Training registered with Yoga Australia.

Kylie is highly qualified and has nearly 20 years full time experience in teaching Yoga with a Degree in Science from Syd. Uni., Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy. Kylie is a registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia and registered with Australian Association of Yoga Therapists.

Georgia

Quietly, whilst helping run Concord Yoga Studio for the past 4 years, Georgia has been learning all things Yoga and Meditation. With a particular interest in the Subtle Body Systems of Yoga she has been exploring life through these lenses. Eventually the interest and passion for Yoga and healing led her to study a Degree in Naturopathy and to complete her 200hr Teacher Training Certificate. Georgia brings a lot of her own knowledge, and wisdom from her personal Yogic experiences into her teaching. Combined with her great sense of humor, big heart, warmth and passion, you will walk away trusting your own inner wisdom.
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Merren

Merren is a Natural Health Consultant who draws from a range of modalities to formulate an individualised treatment program for you.
Merren has been helping people enhance their physical & emotional wellbeing since graduating as a Homeopath from the Australian College of Natural Therapies (ANCT) in 1996. She continued her education, adding Botanical Medicine & Nutrition modalities to support her clients. Merren is also a Registered Nurse and brings this experience to help compliment patients’ orthodox treatments with holistic, natural approaches.

Merren is a professional member of the Australian Register of Homoeopaths (AROH) & the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Lyn

Lyn has been travelling her yoga journey for years now, during that time she feels extremely fortunate to have had the pleasure of practicing yoga under the guidance of some wonderfully skilled teachers. However, it was through the support and encouragement of two very special teachers that she felt confident to complete her formal yoga teacher training with Samadhi. This training has enriched her understanding of Yoga as a way of life and given her the opportunity to share this discipline with others; (Kylie and Idit, I am forever grateful!)

It is her hope that students who come to her class not only enjoy the yoga practice for the physical benefits of increased strength, flexibility and energy, but they also gain a feeling of well being and a sense of inner peace. Yoga is a practice that allows you to open your heart, still the mind and be in the present moment.

Lyn has been practicing at Concord Yoga Studio since 2007, and assisting since 2009 and teaching since 2010.

Cat

Cat has been practising yoga for over 10 years now and considers herself a lifelong student.

After a deep experience with the Jivamukti Yoga method, in 2015 she decided to further develop her knowledge in yoga and completed the 200 hr + Pre-Natal teacher training under the wise guidance of Idit Hefer Tamir and Katie Manitsas.

In 2018 Cat also completed her 350-hour teacher training with Kylie Hennessy (Studio Director and Senior Yoga Teacher here at Balance Yoga Sydney) who continues to inspire and influence the way she teaches today.

Cat is registered to teach with Yoga Alliance Australia and with a 20-year background of dance and music, her classes focus on linking the breath and movement, strengthening and developing an inner connection to one’s body, mind and spirit.

Dan Hennessy

Dan

Soon after Dan started attending gym yoga classes, he disappeared down the rabbit hole of Ashtanga. Over a 15 year period, Dan engaged in a stop/start practice before recommitting and completing his teacher training in 2015. Dan’s motivation was to make yoga more accessible to guys within his own age bracket who were discouraged by the stereotypical body images of promoted yogis and yoginis. That motivation still exists for Dan but has broadened. Dan sees Balance Yoga Sydney as a ‘broad church’ where people of all ages, shapes, sizes and experiences are welcomed… basically normal people.

Practicing and teaching yoga has assisted Dan in coping with mental and physical health issues and hopes to help those he teaches with these issues too.

Marnie

Marnie has been performing as a professional contemporary dancer for over 11 years and has been practicing yoga for over 9. She believes yoga is similar to dance in it’s syncing of breath, movement and creative flow. Yoga has been her medicine, helping her maintain a healthy lifestyle and sustain a long career.
What Marnie loves about yoga is how ones experience is different everyday. She loves that it encourages acceptance and humility by challenging you to observe and move your body in the present moment without judgement. Marnie enjoys teaching because she is inspired by an individual’s journey and progression in their practice. She enjoys a space that brings people together to share breath, movement and positivity.
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Joakim

Joakim started yoga practice some 16 years ago. He is qualified at 500-hour yoga alliance level.His introduction to yoga came about as a progression from running and rugby. With an inherent inclination to be connected and present to the quieter and more subtle aspects of being, yoga provided deeper insight into this kind of inquiry. As well as being an excellent way toward physical health, balance and well-being.

His teachers include Graeme and Leonie Northfield (Ashtanga Vinyasa and Movement). Anatoliy Zenchenko (Hatha Yoga). Robin ‘Togen’ Moss (Meditation).

“Peace is one possibility of yoga practice. This takes time and correct method to cultivate. It needs patience and perseverance. Not to mention love and surrender. When peace is uncovered it only takes an instant to recognize it, a lifetime to maintain it.”

“Don’t give up your spark. Tend it.”

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Rita

Rita has loved and practised yoga for over 30 years, and is very enthusiastic about sharing yoga. Focusing her class on breath awareness, alignment, healing and re centering, Rita believes yoga can be a respite from the hectic world. It creates an inner calm that with practise can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Rita invites you to join her on this journey.
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Ben

Ben fell in love with yoga after his first class. The feeling was one of coming back home, and although he didn’t recognise it at first a reunion-of body mind and spirit.
He completed his Vinyasa training with BodyMindLife in 2014 and has since studied with Maty Ezraty, Noelle Connolly and also completed his Yin training with Melanie Mclaughlin from The Yin Space.Ben’s classes combine flow, presence strength and breath to help people come back home to their true authentic self
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Peter

Peter Masters – BA, Dip Shiatsu, STAA, Senior Level III Teacher Yoga Australia

Peter’s a leading Australian Okido Yoga teacher with a wealth of experience to share. He did his original Zen Yoga training with Master Oki in Japan in the early 80’s and was director of Zen Central Yoga Studio in Brisbane from 2002-17. Peter’s taught widely in Australia and is connected to a network of Okido teachers and schools in Australia, Japan, Europe and South America. He regularly takes yoga study trips to Japan and hosts international Okido seminars and workshops in Australia. Peter teaches in the Balance Yoga Sydney, Yoga Teacher Training courses and also offers Zen Shiatsu treatments at the Glebe studio.