Our team

Megan Gamble

What does yoga mean to you? Yoga is a way of life. It offers a system and traditions that we can use to navigate life, to become better people, and to get closer to our true selves. It often starts out as a physical practice, and then we start to uncover the deeper layers.
 Describe your teaching style in three words… Accessible, nurturing, real. 
Major influences on your teaching? I am blessed to have wonderful teachers and mentors on this journey. My core training is in Vinyasa, but I bring what I know from Yin Yoga into every class. Yin training changed my world. 
Favourite asana to teach? I’ve always loved Warrior 3. It requires strength and balance in equal parts, and there are so many ways to explore the pose. Away from the mat, we’ll find you… At the football, talking about football or reading about football – Essendon in winter and Melbourne Victory in the summer. I’m a bit sports obsessed.

Jaci Hoysted

Memories of your first ever yoga class?  It was a Bikram class in 2006. It was one of the most physically and mentally challenging 90 minutes of my life. But I floated out of the studio on a cloud, feeling calm and spacious. I was hooked. Describe your teaching style in three words…Reflective, nurturing and dynamic. 
Major influences on your teaching? My teaching is heavily influenced by my own practice, challenges and learnings. I’m interested in the science and psychology that we now have to support the ancient practice. 
 Favourite asana to teach? Pigeon pose – it’s a great hip opener to combat our ‘chair sitting’ lifestyle, and it can be challenging physically, emotionally and mentally. It’s a great pose to practice mindfulness. 
Tell us something unexpected about yourself… I have a deep love for Japan, and once lived there for three years.

Mohit Rathi

What does yoga mean to you? That which connects you to you. Describe your teaching style in 3 words…Challenging, evolving, biomechanical. Favourite asana to teach? Down Dog. What impact do you see yoga having on your students? It makes them resilient to life. Tell us something unexpected about yourself… I am also a Bollywood dancer and instructor, but on a serious note I can burp A-Z.

Laura Escudero

What does yoga mean to you? Yoga is inner peace, stillness and movement, freedom and release. It’s the relationship between the body, the mind, the breath and the soul. 

Describe your teaching style in three words… Clear, authentic, connected. 
Favourite asana to teach? Tadasana (Mountain pose). Although it seems to be one of the simplest poses, it requires all muscles of the body. What impact do you see yoga having on your students? I want to facilitate and create safe spaces for finding authentic connection and freedom. By deeply connecting, observing and knowing the self we can better understand others, including the bigger picture of it all. 
Away from the mat, we’ll find you… Moving, dancing, exploring, running, travelling, playing, creating and studying.

Dee Leach

What does yoga mean to you? Yoga is a well-rounded practice that helps connect all aspects of life – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. When everything works together, life seems to go more smoothly, and is more fun. Memories of your first ever yoga class? It was when I was in high school in Ballarat, at an old church hall with a male teacher in baggy pants and socks with Birkenstocks. He filled the room with bar heaters – not for hot yoga – but to stop the freezing cold. Describe your teaching style in three words…Fun, relaxed and determined. Favourite asana to practice? The simplicity of Warrior 2 to Half Moon and back, with focus on balance and breath. What impact do you see yoga having on your students? Practicing yoga allows the body to tell you what it needs. It’s a great way to be reminded that our bodies are working with us, not against us.

Sasha Luckey

What does yoga mean to you? Yoga makes me a happier human, and encourages an environment in which I can be the very best version of myself. Memories of your first ever yoga class? This always gives me a giggle. I arrived too early and settled my mat in the back row. This turned out to be the very front of the room, which made it difficult to watch the other students. Despite my inexperience, I loved every minute. 
Describe your teaching style in three words…
Supportive, layered, mindful. Favourite asana to practice? 
Supported Child’s pose, i.e. with a bolster under the body. Melting, yielding, so good. What impact do you see yoga having on your students? I create a practice grounded in self-care and one which encourages connectedness and compassion. I want my students to feel supported and guided. I allow space and silence, giving them the opportunity to slow down and replenish.

Linda Browne

Memories of your first ever yoga class? My first class was hot and sweaty. I did a lot of Child’s pose to collect myself and my breath. I felt alive and invigorated, but at the same time calm and at peace. It was the beginning of something very special that continues to blossom. Major influences on your teaching? My teaching is influenced by my experiences, my teachers and my community. I want to share the joy, freedom and love. Favourite asana to teach? Warrior 2. Nothing beats a room full of strong, grounded warriors with strong breath and determination. It brings a huge smile to my face. Favourite asana to practice? I love being upside down, so Headstand. I also love the expansiveness and flight that Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon) generates in my body. Away from the mat, we’ll find you… At a gig, dancing around and singing at the top of my lungs to one of my favourite bands.

Frances Rowsell

What does yoga mean to you? Yoga brings me home to myself in body and mind. Memories of your first ever yoga class? Tagging along with my mum as a 12-year-old. I remember not understanding much but loving the relaxation on bolsters at the end. Describe your teaching style in 3 words… Thoughtful, exploratory and light-hearted. Favourite asana to practice? Pincha mayurasana! It’s been a long road and I’m still not there but it’s a pose that keeps me disciplined and returning to the mat time and time again. What impact do you see yoga having on your students? I love to see students leaving class with a greater awareness of their body and a quieter mind. Away from the mat, we’ll find you… Zipping around on my bike with a basket full of croissants and a couple of unnecessary house plant purchases!

Aishling Barrett

What does yoga mean to you? Connection. Describe your teaching style in 3 words… Fluid, gradual, strong. Major influences on your teaching? My own teachers, students, music, nature, life. Favourite asana to teach? Currently teaching lots of balances, binds and backbends. What impact do you see yoga having on your students? Helping us all to become a little more connected and grounded. Away from the mat, we’ll find you… At the pottery wheel making things/making a mess, at the park with my dog or at the beach. Tell us something unexpected about yourself… Outside of teaching I work as a nuclear medicine technologist.