Stephania Bejma lectures on Yoga for Seniors and has thirty years experience in aged care. She graduated with IYTA in 2004 is also a Life Coach for Seniors.
Cheree Price lectures n cleansing practices and has practised yoga for thirty-five years. She runs workshops, private counselling and yoga therapy sessions for adults and children. Cheree is the Director of Yogatopia in Drummoyne.
Janet Stevens lectures on Asana, Meditation, Vedic Chanting and Yoga Philosoph. She has been practicing yoga for over twenty years. She has studied with T.K.V Desikachar, Kausthub Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Rodney Yee, Angela Farmer and Donna Farhi. Janet studied Yoga Sutras, pranayama, meditation, Vedic chanting and yoga therapy at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai.
Mary Durkin lectures on Asana, Backcare and Observation and Correction in Class, she began her yoga journey in Saudi Arabia when a Princess she was working for gave her the book “Yoga and Common Sense” as a gift. Mary graduated with IYTA in 1989 and in 1995 as a Teacher of the Alexander Technique. Mary is Membership Secretary and also a member of the Committee of Management.
Bernadette Arena lectures on the Chakras and has taught yoga and meditation internationally for more than twenty years. She is program facilitator of yoga and life-skills classes at the Petrea King Quest for Life Foundation in the Southern Highlands.
Wendy Batchelor lectures in History and Philosophy of yoga, Relaxation in yoga, Communication in Adult Learning One and Two. She is an experienced group leader who has facilitated many group courses and sacred journeys and is also a somatic therapist and is fully trained in Hakomi psychotherapy.
Swami Kriyatma was initiated by Swami Satyananda into the Dasnami Order of Sannyasa in 1983. He is Director of Education for Satyananda Yoga Academy Australasia. His teaching has been informed by the great teachers that live and have lived at Mangrove Mountain Australia where he resides. His teaching style is clear and down to earth. For these reasons teaches on many yogic topics in many parts of the world and is currently IYTA’s Pranayama Lecturer.
Karen Nicoll commenced yoga in 1972 and graduated from the IYTA in 1984. Karen leads yoga retreats and workshops for yoga students and teachers. As an educator, Karen enjoys bringing together the ancient teachings of yoga and the modern scientific understanding of how the body and mind function. Karen believes yoga to be a holistic practice that enables us to flourish as we integrate mind, body and spirit.
Leigh Ridden graduated from IYTA in 2003. Leigh practices Agni Hotra; Ayurvedic therapy for the environment. Leigh currently teaches Yoga in Sydney High Schools, Municipal Council, Westmead Hospital Breast Cancer Institute, ‘The Circle Yoga’ studio and facilitates Corporate Development Yoga upon request.
Elizabeth Kraefft Dip IYTA, Dip Teach, B. Ed. graduated from IYTA in 2003. During the last ten years Liz has followed the teachings of Judith Hanson Laster, TVK Desikachar, Kausthube Desikachar, Donna Farhi, Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and acknowledges her peers in the IYTA including her teacher Margaret North. Liz believes in providing honest and loving encouragement to students by mentoring and helping them develop their own yoga journey.
Mary Shellens began yoga in the early nineties on the advice of her chiropractor and in 2004 graduated from the IYTA. Mary teaches yoga to teenage girls and is President of the IYTA, is a member of the Committee of Management as well as the TTC Committee.
Patricia Wigley has been practising yoga for over twenty years and teaching since the early nineties. Her first teacher was Matthew O’Malveney. She is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counsellor and lectures on Ayurveda and how it relates and supports the teaching of yoga. She is also on the Asana team and a member of both the IYTA Committee of Management and TTC Committee.
Lydia Dyhin has been studying and practicing Meditation and Yoga for over forty years and graduated from IYTA in 2002. She has a Meditation Facilitator’s Certificate from Naturecare and is on the Meditation Lecture team, is the Administrator for the TTC, Flexible Course Manager and chair the Strategic Planning Committee. She is a Board Member of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association (ATMA).
Katie Brown lectures on Media and Marketing and Pre and Post Natal Yoga, she has been practising yoga since she was a teenager. She graduated from IYTA in 2001 and is a qualified massage therapist (IYEC), Doula (Optimum Birth) and infant massage therapist (IMA). Katie is also a committee member and lecturer on the Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teaching course.
Greg Brady attained the IYTA Teacher Training Diploma in 2005 and has continued his learning with Donna Farhi’s Advanced Yoga Studies Certificate in 2006. Since then further workshops have included those given by Donna Farhi and Satyananda workshops, retreats and meditation courses. Greg currently teaches in Blaxland NSW.