Hannah's favorite part of being a yoga teacher is building a relationship with her students. Whether you are stepping onto the mat for the first time or a seasoned practitioner, Hannah believes the delight of being in a class is working with that shared energy and support.
For the past five years Hannah has devoted herself to two creative arenas, yoga and the arts. Currently dividing her time between yoga teaching and working at Sydney's state gallery presents her with opportunities for constant inspiration.
If you are looking to refine your alignment; build awareness of your body, breath and movement; and find space and laughter in your practice Hannah would love to meet you on the mat.
“Gratitude to each of you for your presence and attention. May your practice lead you into a more mindful life”.
Nadia first found the yoga mat whilst studying at university and really felt changed by the practice when she began daily practice in her first job after completing her studies.
After living in the USA, Italy and Portugal Nadia returned home and
discovered the Ashtanga method which she found life changing. After many years of study Nadia left her corporate career to focus on teaching and in 2011 founded Yoga Village with the intention of creating an authentic and non-competitive space in which students could practice and teachers could facilitate their learnings.
Since 2010 Nadia has travelled to India each year for intensive self study and practice, from which she sources inspiration for her teaching and life.
Nadia is extremely grateful to be walking on this path and to be able to share the joy and pain of a sincere yoga practice with her students.
At the age of 21 he started flirting with yoga, casually joining classes, becoming aware of different styles of asana practice, unconvinced and without really committing. The need to link spiritual practice with body work seemed however important. A couple of years later when he was living in Berlin he began to practice acrobatics, contact improvisation and at this time discovered Ashtanga yoga.
The need to follow the path of yoga then became unquestionable. In Ashtanga, the link between the philosophy and practice was obvious and the discipline fundamental. At that point he had just finished his studies in Music Production and Audio engineering, and decided to go to India to be closer to the roots of yoga. He spent the first couple of months in Rishikesh studying under Yogi Kamal Singh and Sunil Sharma and the next months traveling through India, continuing practicing Ashtanga yoga and Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Saya Gyi U Ba Khin.
In Tulum on the Caribbean coast he had the opportunity to start teaching regularly. He taught daily Vinyasa classes as well as led a 6 days per week Ashtanga Mysore style program and after 1 year organized his first retreat.
Life led him to South East Asia where he completed trainings in Thai Massage with Pichest Boonthumme and Ashtanga yoga with Andrea Drottholm, Kirsten Berg and Iain Grysak. During this time, he also opened a space for yoga in Chiang Mai Thailand, and taught classes as well as facilitated retreats in France, Swizerland and Sri Lanka where he continues to teach every year. In 2015 he went to continue his studies in India.
He knew going to Mysore and practicing with Sharath Jois at KPJAYI was essential for him to understand the roots of the Ashtnaga lineage since then continues to return every year.
He believes the guidance of a good teacher and particularly a consistent dedication to a particular practice is fundamental for authentic personal growth on the path of yoga. But it is perhaps more important to learn how to look inside ourselves to go into deeper levels of self-study and awareness.
In the end it is our own consistent practice and dedication that will lead us forward, that will teach us to become kinder, more aware and attentive, and help us lead our lives in a mindful way.