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about vanessa


Founder / Teacher

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about vanessa


Founder / Teacher

I discovered Yoga 8 years ago, while looking for a way to manage the stresses of life. Having trained as a dancer I was drawn in by the rhythmic movement of Vinyasa but stayed for the space the practice gave me to slow down, experience a deeper connection to myself and be more present to life.

Yoga helped me find my centre again, create greater connection with myself and others and it continues to do so every day. It has also helped me live with purpose and contribute to meaningful change on issues that matter to me.

Witnessing my own transformation through Yoga inspired me on my teaching path, with the intention of sharing this empowering practice, to offer my students an opportunity to experience their own transformational journey.

My passion is using Yoga and Nutrition to support and empower women, to develop nourishing practices that promote self-care, allowing space to explore the physical and energetic shifts from your practice with self-inquiry, kindness and compassion.

Balancing stillness and the subtle practices of breath and meditation with more dynamic movement, my classes bring a balance of strength and softness, inviting you to discover freedom physically and mentally and take this into life off the mat.

I am a Registered Level 1 teacher with Yoga Australia and currently teach Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga classes in Sydney (timetable). I take my practice off the mat as a Reiki Healer, Writer, Dancer and Volunteer for charity A Sound Life – teaching Yoga to teens with Mental Illness (including Eating Disorders) in Sydney Hospitals. I am currently also embarking on a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Naturopathy to bring further credibility and support to womens care in the community.


Qualifications:

2017 (Currently studying) Bachelor of Health Science: Naturopathy

2016 Food and Nutrition: Nature Care College – Distinction

Yoga Training:

2019 Reiki Level 2 Practitioner (July 2019)

2019 Sarah Powers Level 2 Insight Yoga Teacher Training Yin, Buddhism, Mindfulness (Feb 2019)

2019 Elena Brower Immersions (March 2019)

2018 Reiki Level 1 (Oct 2018)

2018 25 hour Advanced Yin with Mel Mclaughlin (July 2018)

2018 50 hour Shiva Rea Lunar Arts Immersion (March 2018)

2017 80 hour Womens Yoga – Bliss Baby Byron Bay (Sept 2017)

2017 Trauma Aware Yoga – Trauma Yoga Australia (July 2017)

2017 The Subtle Arts: Meditation Training: InYoga (July 2017

2017 Level 2 Inner Alchemy – AcuEnergetics (May 2017)

2016 Sarah Powers Level 1 Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Yin/Yang Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation (Nov 2016)

2016 Shiva Rea Evolution of Vinyasa – The Power of Movement Meditation Teacher Training (Oct 2016)

2016 100 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Mel Mclaughlin @The Yin Space (July 2016)

2016 Certificate in Food and Nutrition Coaching - Nature Care College

2016 Yoga Teacher Mentoring with Sunita Patil

2016 50 hour Intermediate Art of Alignment and Assisting – BodyMindLife Surry Hills

2016 Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training – Online Course – David Emerson

2016 Embody Love Movement Facilitation Training – Dr Melody Moore

2015/16 Postnatal/Mums&Bubs Teacher Training – Bliss Baby Byron Bay

2015/16 Meditation – Nature Care College

2015 Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Module – Teens with Eating Disorders – Adore Yoga

2015 Prenatal Teacher Training – Bliss Baby Byron Bay

2015 50 hour Intermediate Living Yoga Teacher Training – BodyMindLife Surry Hills

2014 Level 1 Skills for Living – AcuEnergetics

2013 280 hour Teacher Training – BodyMindLife Surry Hills

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client gratitude


I'm always so grateful to share the gifts of yoga.

Here are some recent words of love from clients.

client gratitude


I'm always so grateful to share the gifts of yoga.

Here are some recent words of love from clients.

Firstly, just wanted to say that I attended my first pre-natal class with Vanessa last night which was absolutely fantastic! She was wonderful, and really inspired me to start up at yoga again after a loooooong hiatus!
— Egg of the Universe student (2018)
I attended Vanessa’s prenatal classes at Inyoga studio during my entire pregnancy and I really enjoyed it. It helped me a lot - to avoid back pain, manage my emotions, strengthen my body for the big day and find peace of mind. Vanessa is an awesome teacher and I really recommend her classes to all mothers to enhance and enjoy even more their pregnancy.
— Barbara Kadji (2017)
Vanessa has a gentle, nurturing class style which brings a beautiful positive energy to your yoga practice. I trained with Vanessa from 16 weeks right through my pregnancy up until just a few days before giving birth and I always felt completely safe with Vanessa’s guidance and knowledge during my pregnancy. I would always feel so energised following our classes and pregnancy stresses, aches and pains would melt away. I would highly recommend her sessions to anyone during their pregnancy
— Di Shepherd (2016)