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Specializes in : Hatha, Okido Japanese (Taoist), Yin and Restorative

Influenced by : Dance

More about Tess :

After seeing the Nadia Comaneci film at five years old, Tess became obsessed with gymnastics. Growing up on an organic farm which was an hour from the closest gymnastics club made it hard to develop this passion but thankfully her parents invested in a second hand spring board, vaulting horse, trampoline and mats for the backyard. With a love for movement backyard acrobatics and gymnastics became her enjoyment for most of her childhood and the imaginary judges always gave top 10's!

Why yoga? After starting a regular yoga practice in 2005 Tess soon learnt that yoga fired the passion gymnastics had provided her as a child. Tess completed her first yoga training in 2011 and has completed multiple trainings & workshops since. Beyond the physical movement yoga became her sanctuary; it was her place to reconnect and touch base with self as well as provide an opportunity to drop the 'stuff'. Her bigger lesson is to incorporate stillness and presence from her yoga practice into the everyday life so yoga is not about escaping ‘stuff’ - yoga is life!

Tess encourages a safe, non-competitive practice and provides a supportive environment for you to be ‘as you are’. She has been trained in Indian Hatha yoga, Yin Yoga & Japanese Okido yoga so you can expect a fusion of these plus a good sprinkle of her own personality.

Tess hopes to facilitate an opportunity for you to reconnect & tune into yourself through your own yoga practice. Tess will be teaching flow classes, yin classes as well as the more reflective Restorative Class which are both practices that Tess enjoys – the yin & the yang!


200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Rachel Hull/Shakti Spirit Yoga – 2011 (Yoga Alliance)

350hr Okido Yoga Teacher Training – Peter Masters/Zen Central – 2014/15 (Yoga Australia)

100hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Mysan Sidbo - 2016

20hr Art of Alignment Essentials Workshop - Fiona Leard/Hot Power Yoga - 2012

40hr Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga - Simon Borg-Olivier/Yoga Synergy 2013

20hr Kindy - Tweens Kids Yoga Training - Yoga To Go Kids - 2013

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