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MEET YOUR GUIDES.

When one teaches, two learn.

 

ANNIKA SAIGI   Yoga and Meditation Teacher   Hi my name is Annika and I am a 500 hour + RYT Yoga instructor as well as the founder of this wonderful space I have the pleasure of sharing with so many beautiful people.  Starting with classes in the local neighbourhood centre, I was awe inspired by the positive energy of the students that were so passionate about working on their wellness. In what seemed like a flash, we were then able to string the pieces together to create Nin Yoga, their own intimate space that will always be welcoming, affordable and fun.  Growing up in St Marys and Blacktown, I always knew this end of town had more to it than it seems, and it’s been an absolute honour to be able to bring Yoga to Western Sydney.

ANNIKA SAIGI
Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Hi my name is Annika and I am a 500 hour + RYT Yoga instructor as well as the founder of this wonderful space I have the pleasure of sharing with so many beautiful people.

Starting with classes in the local neighbourhood centre, I was awe inspired by the positive energy of the students that were so passionate about working on their wellness. In what seemed like a flash, we were then able to string the pieces together to create Nin Yoga, their own intimate space that will always be welcoming, affordable and fun.

Growing up in St Marys and Blacktown, I always knew this end of town had more to it than it seems, and it’s been an absolute honour to be able to bring Yoga to Western Sydney.

KRYSTAL-LEE   Yoga & Qi Gong Teacher   I began leaning yoga from videos online and going to a few classes at the local gym & I quickly developed a passion for yoga.  Not long after I began I became bored with my practice and I was desperate challenge myself; that's when I found Zen Ki yoga. I noticed the benefits of practicing this style very soon after beginning and regularly attended classes to improve my strength, flexibility and overall balance in state of mind, body and spirit.  I enjoy sharing this incredible strengthening and healing yoga with other people and I am grateful that I have the chance to to do this every time I teach a class  My goal is to empower people to take control of their lives and inspire them to create a healthy, balanced, joyful life

KRYSTAL-LEE
Yoga & Qi Gong Teacher

I began leaning yoga from videos online and going to a few classes at the local gym & I quickly developed a passion for yoga.

Not long after I began I became bored with my practice and I was desperate challenge myself; that's when I found Zen Ki yoga. I noticed the benefits of practicing this style very soon after beginning and regularly attended classes to improve my strength, flexibility and overall balance in state of mind, body and spirit.

I enjoy sharing this incredible strengthening and healing yoga with other people and I am grateful that I have the chance to to do this every time I teach a class

My goal is to empower people to take control of their lives and inspire them to create a healthy, balanced, joyful life

PAIGE FRANCIS   Yoga and Meditation Teacher   I first found yoga as a means of support for my anxiety. Meditation and pranayama have since been a regular practice for me. The more yoga i did the better I coped with life and the more I shared yoga the more I saw how it can help everyone.    I made my journey into teaching to give back to something that has given me so much! Yoga is a means to observe yourself as you are here and now so you can better move forward. It is an act of self awareness and self kindness that may result in growth - but the aim of yoga is not to change yourself but rather be aware of your true self.

PAIGE FRANCIS
Yoga and Meditation Teacher

I first found yoga as a means of support for my anxiety. Meditation and pranayama have since been a regular practice for me. The more yoga i did the better I coped with life and the more I shared yoga the more I saw how it can help everyone.

I made my journey into teaching to give back to something that has given me so much! Yoga is a means to observe yourself as you are here and now so you can better move forward. It is an act of self awareness and self kindness that may result in growth - but the aim of yoga is not to change yourself but rather be aware of your true self.


DANIEL NUNNARI   Qi Gong & Yin Yoga Teacher   Qi Gong has been an important part of my life for many years. Since beginning the practice I've improved my health and wellbeing significantly; I now have more energy to do the things I love, better sleep and I feel much more relaxed throughout the day.  The deep breathing and dynamic movements create the perfect environment for the mind and body to synergise.  It is the fundamental practice that helps connect and balance everything in life, it has done this for me and I wish to share this with everyone.  Through Qi Gong... "Breathe more, Move more

DANIEL NUNNARI
Qi Gong & Yin Yoga Teacher

Qi Gong has been an important part of my life for many years. Since beginning the practice I've improved my health and wellbeing significantly; I now have more energy to do the things I love, better sleep and I feel much more relaxed throughout the day.

The deep breathing and dynamic movements create the perfect environment for the mind and body to synergise.

It is the fundamental practice that helps connect and balance everything in life, it has done this for me and I wish to share this with everyone.

Through Qi Gong... "Breathe more, Move more

CHARLOTTE VALENTINE    Yoga and Meditation Teacher   Hey,  My name is Charlotte and I’m originally from London.  I’m a disability support worker who aims to make a difference through delivering yoga to the people I care for.  My classes are spirited and diverse.  One of my favourite branches of yoga is Kundalini. I adore its powerful blend of spiritual and physical practices (Kriyas) which enhance your awareness of the primal energy force within.  The most important lesson I’ve learnt from teaching is that everyone has the power to grow and evolve! Yoga has played such an integral role in my journey. From expanding my consciousness, to showing me how to cultivate patience and compassion in all areas of my life.  I feel very privileged to become a part of such a wonderful studio and can’t wait to meet you all.

CHARLOTTE VALENTINE

Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Hey,

My name is Charlotte and I’m originally from London.

I’m a disability support worker who aims to make a difference through delivering yoga to the people I care for.

My classes are spirited and diverse.

One of my favourite branches of yoga is Kundalini. I adore its powerful blend of spiritual and physical practices (Kriyas) which enhance your awareness of the primal energy force within.

The most important lesson I’ve learnt from teaching is that everyone has the power to grow and evolve! Yoga has played such an integral role in my journey. From expanding my consciousness, to showing me how to cultivate patience and compassion in all areas of my life.

I feel very privileged to become a part of such a wonderful studio and can’t wait to meet you all.

NAOMI CODY    Yoga Teacher   I never thought I would do yoga. Believing it was only people who drank kale smoothies & worked out 5 times a week, I never bothered to look into it.  After being recommended to try yoga to manage a panic attack disorder and anxiety as well as a back injury, I fell in love instantly. I went from having weekly attacks to almost none at all since regularly practising.  I love being helpful & of service to others so it was not long before my passion for yoga & helping other combined into enrolling to do my 200hr Vinyasa teacher training and Yin Teacher Training at Sukha Mukha.  Being able to share a practice that has changed my life, brings me immense amounts of joy & happiness. While there will always be more to know, I will continue my pursuit of knowledge. It will be an honour to share what I know now with students at Nin.

NAOMI CODY

Yoga Teacher

I never thought I would do yoga. Believing it was only people who drank kale smoothies & worked out 5 times a week, I never bothered to look into it.

After being recommended to try yoga to manage a panic attack disorder and anxiety as well as a back injury, I fell in love instantly. I went from having weekly attacks to almost none at all since regularly practising.

I love being helpful & of service to others so it was not long before my passion for yoga & helping other combined into enrolling to do my 200hr Vinyasa teacher training and Yin Teacher Training at Sukha Mukha.

Being able to share a practice that has changed my life, brings me immense amounts of joy & happiness. While there will always be more to know, I will continue my pursuit of knowledge. It will be an honour to share what I know now with students at Nin.


BEA MANGALINDAN    Yoga & Myofascial Release Teacher   I first discovered yoga as a teenager and through sports. At that time I was looking for ways to build more strength, flexibility, and endurance. Then in the first decade of my career in information technology, I travelled frequently around Asia. That meant practising yoga wherever and whenever, on and off, with print outs of yoga poses and how it all flowed together into some sort of sequence.  Since then life, work, love, family, and everything in between have ignited and re-ignited my passion for a regular and consistent practice of yoga.  By guiding people safely with care and compassion in their practice, my aim is to share a holistic and integrated approach that incorporates mind, body, and spirit.  In addition to yoga, I work full time in the corporate world. As such, I am a firm believer in yoga as an integral part of 21st century life and how embedding meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and a mindful physical practice can assist with managing stress, anxiety, and fatigue, increasing resilience, and in improving health and wellness.

BEA MANGALINDAN

Yoga & Myofascial Release Teacher

I first discovered yoga as a teenager and through sports. At that time I was looking for ways to build more strength, flexibility, and endurance. Then in the first decade of my career in information technology, I travelled frequently around Asia. That meant practising yoga wherever and whenever, on and off, with print outs of yoga poses and how it all flowed together into some sort of sequence.

Since then life, work, love, family, and everything in between have ignited and re-ignited my passion for a regular and consistent practice of yoga.

By guiding people safely with care and compassion in their practice, my aim is to share a holistic and integrated approach that incorporates mind, body, and spirit.

In addition to yoga, I work full time in the corporate world. As such, I am a firm believer in yoga as an integral part of 21st century life and how embedding meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and a mindful physical practice can assist with managing stress, anxiety, and fatigue, increasing resilience, and in improving health and wellness.

SARKA PECHOVA    Yoga Teacher   Hi, I am Sarka a 500 hrs Yoga teacher.  It is my great pleasure to teach in this amazing studio and be part of your journey!  After my 200hrs Yoga teacher training in Sydney I got the opportunity to teach in a 5* Hotel in Zanzibar (which was amazing). Then I went to explore more Yoga in Rishikesh, in India for my 300hrs training. I was also teaching workshops in Czech Republic, where I come from originally. And I hope to bring some inspiration from my travels also to Sydney.  To me Yoga means finding peace of mind, but also great benefits for my body. Not only that my back pain from gymnastics is gone, I fell in love with my body for what it can do (and yes, touching my toes with no pain was one of my victories). My mat is my little home outside of home.  In my classes I focus on connecting breath and our movements and finding what our bodies can actually do and where our mind can take us.

SARKA PECHOVA

Yoga Teacher

Hi, I am Sarka a 500 hrs Yoga teacher.

It is my great pleasure to teach in this amazing studio and be part of your journey!

After my 200hrs Yoga teacher training in Sydney I got the opportunity to teach in a 5* Hotel in Zanzibar (which was amazing). Then I went to explore more Yoga in Rishikesh, in India for my 300hrs training. I was also teaching workshops in Czech Republic, where I come from originally. And I hope to bring some inspiration from my travels also to Sydney.

To me Yoga means finding peace of mind, but also great benefits for my body. Not only that my back pain from gymnastics is gone, I fell in love with my body for what it can do (and yes, touching my toes with no pain was one of my victories). My mat is my little home outside of home.

In my classes I focus on connecting breath and our movements and finding what our bodies can actually do and where our mind can take us.

CLAIRE EVA    Yoga, Meditation and Prenatal Teacher   I enjoy filling my classes with a range of different styles of yoga and focus on moving from a space where we are honouring our bodies and how we feel each day.  I fell in love with teaching Yoga because I believe in a busy, fast paced world where it is easy to get caught up in negative old patterns and living mindlessly; Yoga allows us to slow down and be present within ourselves, to start to move from a place of purpose and intention, allowing us to let go of what is no longer serving us and manifest what we truly want to bring into our lives - both on and off the mat.  So let's roll out our mats, have some fun and grow together.

CLAIRE EVA

Yoga, Meditation and Prenatal Teacher

I enjoy filling my classes with a range of different styles of yoga and focus on moving from a space where we are honouring our bodies and how we feel each day.

I fell in love with teaching Yoga because I believe in a busy, fast paced world where it is easy to get caught up in negative old patterns and living mindlessly; Yoga allows us to slow down and be present within ourselves, to start to move from a place of purpose and intention, allowing us to let go of what is no longer serving us and manifest what we truly want to bring into our lives - both on and off the mat.

So let's roll out our mats, have some fun and grow together.


MEL WHEELER    Hoop Dance Teacher   I first picked up a Hula Hoop in 2013 and I have been constantly spinning ever since! Hula Hooping has created so much joy in my life, I’ve made so many new friendships and most importantly introduced play into my life, which as adults so many of us are lacking. I am so excited to be able to share all this fun in my new Hula Hoop Classes  I had always thought Hula Hooping spun on the waist looked amazing, however it wasn’t until I saw a girl dancing with a Hula Hoop that I realised Hula Hooping could be accessible for “normal people” to learn, even a mother with four young kids like myself. Hula hooping or “Hoop Dace” as it commonly referred to, blends traditional Circus Style Hula Hoop tricks with contemporary dance based flow…and it’s a full body cardio workout for your abs and core, tightens your pelvic floor, tones your arms and legs and is so much fun that you won’t even realise that you are exercising!!!  Hula Hoop tricks range from simply spinning the and even to simply holding your Hula Hoop- to off body moves including hand spins, kicks, flips and hoop tosses Hoop, going with the flow and simply just having a dance! It's this fusion of body movement, tricks, dance and play that makes Hula Hooping so versatile and perfect for everyone of all ages and abilities!  Hoop Dance is also a form of moving meditation, which is great for depression and anxiety. I found it to be the perfect accompaniment to my own Yoga and Kundalini practice, a great way to still your mind and reap the benefits of meditation without the stress of the initial practice of being still.

MEL WHEELER

Hoop Dance Teacher

I first picked up a Hula Hoop in 2013 and I have been constantly spinning ever since! Hula Hooping has created so much joy in my life, I’ve made so many new friendships and most importantly introduced play into my life, which as adults so many of us are lacking. I am so excited to be able to share all this fun in my new Hula Hoop Classes

I had always thought Hula Hooping spun on the waist looked amazing, however it wasn’t until I saw a girl dancing with a Hula Hoop that I realised Hula Hooping could be accessible for “normal people” to learn, even a mother with four young kids like myself. Hula hooping or “Hoop Dace” as it commonly referred to, blends traditional Circus Style Hula Hoop tricks with contemporary dance based flow…and it’s a full body cardio workout for your abs and core, tightens your pelvic floor, tones your arms and legs and is so much fun that you won’t even realise that you are exercising!!!

Hula Hoop tricks range from simply spinning the and even to simply holding your Hula Hoop- to off body moves including hand spins, kicks, flips and hoop tosses Hoop, going with the flow and simply just having a dance! It's this fusion of body movement, tricks, dance and play that makes Hula Hooping so versatile and perfect for everyone of all ages and abilities!

Hoop Dance is also a form of moving meditation, which is great for depression and anxiety. I found it to be the perfect accompaniment to my own Yoga and Kundalini practice, a great way to still your mind and reap the benefits of meditation without the stress of the initial practice of being still.

DEB ROACH    Yoga Teacher   Hi, I'm Deb! I started my yoga practice in 1999, in Newtown at Samadhi Bliss in the days before Jivamukti. Yoga was just as effective as psychotherapy in helping me heal my childhood experiences of rejection, exclusion and isolation. What I've learned on the mat has replaced these experiences with patience, gratitude, self-acceptance and self-love. Every single time I showed up to my mat, I was discovering and unraveling what my unique body is capable of. Pushing the potential of this differently-shaped human package gave me the courage to leave my IT career in 2009. I left behind forever the experience of being permanently trapped in my head, and it was MAGICAL.   I started my second career as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, before completing my yoga teacher training with Power Living Australia Yoga (PLAY) in 2012. My style of yoga is powerful, practical and technical - as well as playful. I also teach Pilates matwork, Barre, Aerial Yoga and Pole dancing. I teach yin from time to time and have been known to lead the occasional guided meditation, but my 5 day a week passion is Dynamic or Heated Vinyasa yoga.  I've had 2 articles published on  doyouyoga.com , written an e-book called Pole Translation (its about making movement accessible to everybody), and delivered a TedX talk at University College London in 2016. I've been a scholarship attendee at Barcelona Yoga Conference, at several AcroYoga immersions and I presented at Australia's First Wanderlust. I performed for 2 years in the UKs first integrated and inclusive circus company, Extraordinary Bodies and I'm 3 times international pole dance champion. Movement is my passion, and I'm compelled to share that as publicly as possible.  I'm NOT a superhuman. I'm NOT here to inspire you - but I accept that I probably will. I AM committed to breath work and balance, to guidance and growth, to educate and be educated in return. I'm definitely not for everyone - but that's where the yoga is! Every single person is welcome on any mat in any room with me. Come on in :)

DEB ROACH

Yoga Teacher

Hi, I'm Deb! I started my yoga practice in 1999, in Newtown at Samadhi Bliss in the days before Jivamukti. Yoga was just as effective as psychotherapy in helping me heal my childhood experiences of rejection, exclusion and isolation. What I've learned on the mat has replaced these experiences with patience, gratitude, self-acceptance and self-love. Every single time I showed up to my mat, I was discovering and unraveling what my unique body is capable of. Pushing the potential of this differently-shaped human package gave me the courage to leave my IT career in 2009. I left behind forever the experience of being permanently trapped in my head, and it was MAGICAL.

I started my second career as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, before completing my yoga teacher training with Power Living Australia Yoga (PLAY) in 2012. My style of yoga is powerful, practical and technical - as well as playful. I also teach Pilates matwork, Barre, Aerial Yoga and Pole dancing. I teach yin from time to time and have been known to lead the occasional guided meditation, but my 5 day a week passion is Dynamic or Heated Vinyasa yoga.

I've had 2 articles published on doyouyoga.com, written an e-book called Pole Translation (its about making movement accessible to everybody), and delivered a TedX talk at University College London in 2016. I've been a scholarship attendee at Barcelona Yoga Conference, at several AcroYoga immersions and I presented at Australia's First Wanderlust. I performed for 2 years in the UKs first integrated and inclusive circus company, Extraordinary Bodies and I'm 3 times international pole dance champion. Movement is my passion, and I'm compelled to share that as publicly as possible.

I'm NOT a superhuman. I'm NOT here to inspire you - but I accept that I probably will. I AM committed to breath work and balance, to guidance and growth, to educate and be educated in return. I'm definitely not for everyone - but that's where the yoga is! Every single person is welcome on any mat in any room with me. Come on in :)

AMANDA PATTERSON    Japanese Yoga Teacher   I first discovered Japanese Yoga in 2005 and was instantly drawn to its deeply healing nature.  Having completed a certificate IV in Remedial Yoga Teaching I am now blessed to be able to share this form of yoga with others.  My classes aim to provide students the knowledge and support to make profound physical, mental and emotional change. Through trust in the yoga it’s possible to improve health, improve relationships and build strength, vitality and compassion.  Can’t wait to see you on the mat!

AMANDA PATTERSON

Japanese Yoga Teacher

I first discovered Japanese Yoga in 2005 and was instantly drawn to its deeply healing nature.

Having completed a certificate IV in Remedial Yoga Teaching I am now blessed to be able to share this form of yoga with others.

My classes aim to provide students the knowledge and support to make profound physical, mental and emotional change. Through trust in the yoga it’s possible to improve health, improve relationships and build strength, vitality and compassion.

Can’t wait to see you on the mat!

JADE LEVERETT    Yoga Teacher   I have loved yoga long before I even knew what it was. In high school, I was a drama student and loved the ‘warm up’ drama techniques, only later to find out these techniques were actually basic vinyasa sequences and yoga nidra. When I made the connection after attending a yoga class, there was no turning back and I developed a dedicated practice.  My yoga classes reflet my past teachings and my own experiences from my own self practice. My style encourages a combination of strength in the body and a softness through the breath. You will always feel like you have worked your body in my class.  I offer a blend traditional and modern elements to my teachings. I spent a month in the birthplace of yoga Rishikesh India, completing my yoga teacher training. I learnt yogic philosophy from Swami BrahmavidyanandaJi and practiced hatha yoga under my teacher Gopalji Bramchari, whilst living in the swami Dayananda ashram.  I bring my love of yoga to each class with a dynamic mix of yoga asana and sequencing, carefully selected music from a variety of genres, and relaxation.

JADE LEVERETT

Yoga Teacher

I have loved yoga long before I even knew what it was. In high school, I was a drama student and loved the ‘warm up’ drama techniques, only later to find out these techniques were actually basic vinyasa sequences and yoga nidra. When I made the connection after attending a yoga class, there was no turning back and I developed a dedicated practice.

My yoga classes reflet my past teachings and my own experiences from my own self practice. My style encourages a combination of strength in the body and a softness through the breath. You will always feel like you have worked your body in my class.

I offer a blend traditional and modern elements to my teachings. I spent a month in the birthplace of yoga Rishikesh India, completing my yoga teacher training. I learnt yogic philosophy from Swami BrahmavidyanandaJi and practiced hatha yoga under my teacher Gopalji Bramchari, whilst living in the swami Dayananda ashram.

I bring my love of yoga to each class with a dynamic mix of yoga asana and sequencing, carefully selected music from a variety of genres, and relaxation.