Christina

‘If your practice gives you a sense of expansion and joy, then it’s the right practice for you.’

Internationally renowned teacher and bestselling author Christina Brown has been practising Yoga since 1989. She has also been teaching for over two decades. After her first Yoga teacher training in 1995, she completed her Pilates teacher certification in 1999. And in 2013, Christina obtained her BootyBarre® certification. She adores teaching these energetic and life enhancing classes too!

Christina is the author of several books on yoga and natural health. One of them is The Yoga Bible: The Definitive Guide to Yoga Postures, which has sold millions through the English world and more in a dozen foreign translations.

Christina trains the new generation of teachers with her teacher training programs.

Retreats led by Christina have been voted ‘Best in NSW’. She is often a contributor to the Ask the Expert column in Australian Yoga Journal magazine.

Christina delights in tailoring the practice to suit the needs and ability of each student. Her students love her expert adjustments for postural correction and the chance to squeeze more juice out of the poses.

Elaine

Elaine is a German trained physiotherapist. She believes that everyone can achieve their highest goals by getting to know, reconnecting, and strengthening their body, mind, and soul through Pilates. Her Pilates classes are well known for the great diversity of exercises. And there exists a good balance between strengthening and stretching every muscle of your body. With her background in physiotherapy, sports science, and teaching different classes, Elaine has taught everyone. From expectant mums to athletes. As such, she has a great awareness for her clients and loves tailoring the classes to exactly what her students want and need.

Elaine finds her own balance between fast, energetic team sports and her unwinding time on the Yoga mat.

“ There is no better reward than a smile from someone who is achieving their goals by getting fitter, stronger, healthier and happier with the place they are living in. Their own body.”

Sarah

Sarah has been a yoga teacher since 2010, when she completed her training while living the corporate life in Doha. She went on to complete her Yin yoga training in 2015. 2017 saw Sarah flying to Arizona to study a specialised course in yoga for depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Sarah is passionate about helping people achieve their maximum potential mentally and physically. As a naturally inflexible body type, Sarah understands yoga runs deep. And it is about more than just achieving any pretzel-styled posture. This means all her students feel instantly at ease in her classes.

Sarah has a delightfully calm manner, yet her classes are fun too. They are flowy with vinyasa flow and culminating with a challenge pose (offered at various levels to suit all). They end with a yin pose to chill before the final relaxation. Besides her classes with Transform, Sarah also runs her own class onsite – Yoga for Mental Health each Friday evening. Call her to ask if you are interested.

“How can I help? I can share with you all that I have learned from my years of living with my own Black Dog and stress addiction. I have travelled around the world seeking out ways to manage my low moods and calm my crazy thoughts. And this is what I bring to my yoga teaching.”

Wendy

What I love about Pilates is that it’s all encompassing – for strength, flexibility and mobility and for longevity.  At any age, at any level, you can never have too much Pilates!

Wendy has a passion for health, fitness and creating a nurturing community environment which is uplifting at all levels. With more than 10 years experience in the fitness industry, Wendy motivates and inspires her audiences with positive ‘can do’ messages. In addition, Wendy has won acclaim as a Ms Fitness International! Wendy believes she has the secret to improving personal performance. It’s actually really simple… just come to her class!

Sam

With a background in dance and love of fitness, Sam embraced her first intro to barre from her very first class.  Sam completed her barre teacher training in 2015. She loves how barre classes allow your body to greet every muscle. And how they incorporate that winning combination of cardio, strength, flexibility & toning. Because it’s such a balanced all over body workout, Sam loves how you come out feeling you’ve done a solid job and know the results are imminent.

“Any form of exercise, especially Booty Barre puts me in my happy place and I want to share those endorphins when teaching”

Lauren

“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”

Lauren Falconer has been teaching flowing Hatha yoga for the past 12 years. Lauren’s classes are beautifully sequenced with flowing movements in and out of postures. They work to develop core strength, balance and flexibility. Focusing on conscious breath awareness throughout the class. Always connecting back to your inner wisdom and guidance.

Lauren loves to encourage her students to practice according to how they feel, with the intention to serve themselves physically, mentally & emotionally. Lauren has taught excellent mum and bubs classes for many years and is a passionate pre and postnatal specialist. She is also a birth educator, spiritual mentor, and doula. She is the founder of The LifePod and Spirit Birth. Lauren completed her Advanced Diploma of Health and Yoga at Nature Care College under the guidance of Mark Breadner (and many other internationally renowned teachers).

Cristina A

With her calming and gentle nature, Cristina’s yoga sessions leave you feeling hugged and cared for. She creates a holistic experience and caters for all levels of yoga with ease and grace, from the beginner to advanced.

As a qualified 500h Hatha yoga teacher, Cristina’s journey through yoga started 13 years ago. Cristina’s teaching is inspired by this quote by Judith Lasater:

“Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is about what you learn on the way down”

Noticing how yoga practice has offered emotional balance, physical freedom, and a deeper sense of peace in her own life, Cristina feels passionate about spreading the benefits of yoga.

Cristina’s teaching style is accessible and nourishing. In class, she invites students into a journey of self-discovery. She works with seasonal elements and the subtle energies to access deeper levels of freedom in the physical and emotional bodies. Cristina’s classes increase body awareness and focus on the breath-movement connection. They are a wonderful physical experience and an opportunity for deeper inner connection.

 

Lissa

“Anyone can do barre, not just someone from a dance background – you just have to love moving to music, and the exercise will follow.”
Lissa has lived and breathed dance and fitness from the age of three when she began formal dance classes. She has achieved her Associates diploma in ISTD modern, and Advanced 1 in RAD. Lissa studied dance full time at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Education majoring in English and Dance at Macquarie University.
Lissa completed her Barre training in 2014. Besides her barre classes, she teaches contemporary dance to teenagers and began to improve their fitness by teaching them Barre basics.  Since she hasn’t stopped grooving to music from the age of 3, Lissa has no plans to stop anytime soon!

Kara

Kara loves how good barre classes make you feel…energised, stretched and strengthened. She creates a feel-good environment in her barre classes and loves to help all her students find their inner groove. Although she is a Dance professional, Kara knows you don’t need to be a dance expert to benefit from barre class.

With a Bachelor of Dance and as a full time barre, cardio pilates, ballet, lyrical and contemporary dance teacher and performer, Kara has always had a love for movement. She began her dance training at 4 years of age! It was during her full time dance training that Kara developed an interest in Pilates. Barre classes were a natural extension of that as Kara found they brought more co-ordination and ease not only to her dancing but everyday life. Kara teaches Sunday Cardio Pilates.

“Health is a free flow of energy through the body and the mind.” 

Krystle

This teacher has over ten years’ experience as a school teacher teaching PE and Health in Australian and International schools. She went on to complete her initial yoga teacher certification with a comprehensive 500hr training. Krystle then completed her specialised Kids and Teens Yoga Teacher training. This enabled her to combine her love and passion for teaching and Yoga.

Krystle has a natural and unique ability to lift and shift her students’ energies. Her positive vibration and cleverly crafted yoga classes, draw her students in an enable them to travel in a journey of self-discovery through mind, body and soul.

She has been practising yoga for over 9 years, becoming committed to the practice during her first pregnancy. Since then, she has continued to deepen her practice and experimented with many variations of Yoga and meditation. She believes “Yoga is like dreaming when you’re awake” and thrives on the growth of the physical and spiritual self. She cites the interconnectedness to each other, the world, and the universe at large.

“I believe I will always be a student of the practice, trying to live a more mindful life day by day. I am incredibly grateful for all the wisdom my teachers have given me. I hope to always pay it forward by changing and shape shifting the lives of my own students.”

Sam S

With over 8 years experience as an instructor, Pilates and Yoga teacher Sam comes with a depth of anatomical knowledge. She has a true passion for mobility and working with your body rather than against it. When you come to any of Sam’s classes you will find a fun yet challenging class​ that is driven by your presence and breathe. It is a balance of suka- sthira, yin- yang, grounding- lightness, awareness, and not taking yourself too seriously​.

Coming from a background in dance and Pilates, Sam went on to fall in love with Yoga while living in Bali. It was the asana that drew her in initially, fluid movements and the strength that it created within the physical body. But it just felt like home from the first practise. Many years traveling the world as a dancer lead to a feeling of instability and there was always a level of competitiveness trying to get the next job. It was only on the mat that she was able to come to the realisation that only person she was competing with was herself.

Sam’s personal yoga practise quickly evolved off the mat and became a way of life. She started to see her life truly blossoming and that’s when the passion for yoga was really ignited. Always a student, Sam has an enquiring mind and continues to explore western anatomy, physiology and eastern philosophy. You will find Sam’s classes an inspiring blend of in depth anatomical knowledge, traditional Tantric teachings, current astrological influences, and functional physiology.

Ilaria

Ilaria was inspired to become a Pilates instructor while practicing pole fitness at an advanced level. She really noticed how Pilates improved her performance, flexibility, and body awareness. It also prepared her body for event performances.

She went on to train as a Pilates instructor with Pilates International and teach regular classes. Ilaria also teaches Pilates teacher trainees in developing their repertoire and teaching skills.

When instructing in groups Ilaria teaches a multi-level class and enjoys using the small apparatus (such as magic circles, foam rollers, chi balls and therabands) to improve flexibility and core body strength.

Ilaria’s aim is for each class to be designed with that special mix of challenge and fun so that each visitor to Transform is assisted in building greater awareness in their movement habits. Additionally, improving strength, flexibility, posture and coordination and most of all, doing it with a smile!

Ilaria has been passionate about movement since a very young age. Over the years she has enjoyed experimenting in different disciplines. She began gymnastics at the age of 12 then moved to Jazz and hip-hop dancing, Brazilian samba, and dancing. She also has a strong background in Vinyasa Yoga and pole fitness.

Her favourite quote refers to the light that follows after the darkest times we experience, ‘Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over…she began to fly….’

Koreena

Koreena draws from her many years experience in both the Hatha and Japanese yoga traditions to create a gentle and accessible practice. It aims to enhance strength and flexibility both internally and externally. Teaching since 1998, Koreena has developed a method of blending asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork) and meditation through her classes. They make yoga accessible to all those with the desire to learn.  Koreena’s classes are well rounded and designed to match the needs of the individuals present. They focus on building core strong and stability as well as breath awareness and overall flexibility.  Koreena has an advanced diploma in yoga teaching, plus extra certifications in pranayama, yoga therapy, meditation instruction, pre and post natal yoga. She is also a doula.

“Through my teachings I hope I can encourage each of my students to gain insight into their own inner workings, and discover what it is in life that makes their heart sing.”

Hayley

Since Hayley left the corporate event management world for yoga, she hasn’t looked back. Her whole world changed the moment she said “YES” and headed off to completing her yoga teacher hatha and yin trainings.

Hayley’s classes are designed around themes or intentions based on the rhythms of life and our natural environment. She understands that we are already individually unique and offers a safe place for you to explore the physical, emotional and mental layers of your body.

Since Hayley experienced the benefits of yoga through her own mental and physical health, she is committed to a daily practice of her own. She welcomes the continuous journey of learning and growing that connecting with her students gives her.

“To me, yoga is an invitation to my students to slow down and move mindfully within their bodies whilst placing a strong emphasis on breath awareness. I encourage my students to listen to their bodies and find that wonderful balance between sthira (strength) and sukha (ease).”

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