Our Teachers

Liana Quach

Liana Quach

Yoga & Pilates Instructor, Owner of Illuminate

 

 Liana is a movement coach, Pilates, Barre and Yoga teacher who helps women find their core and their power! Liana loves teaching classes, speaking at events and working with women especially, to create happier, healthier lives through mindful movement. Liana believes in an holistic approach to health and wellness and is all about self care but avoiding burning the candle at both ends – it’s simply not good for us! Her classes are energising, uplifting and will provide you with the right amount of challenge, you’ll walk out of each class feeling longer and stronger. 

 Liana teaches Pilates and Yoga Sculpt.

 

 

 

Lee Brennan

Lee Brennan

Yoga Teacher

 

Lee has been teaching Yoga for 15 years. Since beginning Yoga in 2001, Lee was drawn to the emphasis of physical alignment and the precise techniques of Iyengar Yoga and has studied with senior Yoga teachers from across the world, including Geeta Iyengar. Drawing from his extensive experience and knowledge of Yoga and the use of props to support a wide variety of physical conditions, Lee’s classes involve intelligent sequences focusing on key technical aspects that flow through various groups of Yoga poses.

Lee teaches Iyengar Yoga on Tuesday and Saturdays as well as the virtual meditation on Tuesday evenings.

 

Renata Smenda

Renata Smenda

Yoga Teacher

Renata began practising Iyengar yoga more than 30 years ago, whilst studying dance. During her career as a dancer, which took her to many countries and after arriving in New York in 1999 she had her first experience Vinyasa yoga and it wasn’t long before she was teaching her first class.  

Renata’s classes are dynamic but they’re also gentle, progressing through different and interesting sequences to keep you engaged, focused but working at the pace that is right for you. Safely, she builds up her students’ bodies toward final more challenging poses. Although Renata takes her yoga seriously, there is always an element of play in her classes.

You’ll find Renata at the studio in Thursday mornings for Yoga Flow.

Lucy James

Lucy James

Yoga Teacher

Lucy has practiced years of Iyengar Yoga and Yoga Flow. She completed her Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching with the Australian Yoga Academy in 2013 and her Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training with Ihana Yoga in 2016. Lucy has also completed training with Bliss Baby Yoga and is a qualified pre- and post-natal yoga teacher. Lucy now teaches Yoga Flow

You’ll find a strong focus on healthy and functional movement patterns and solid anatomical understanding in Lucy’s classes. Lucy’s classes are fun and engaging, all are welcome to join and she is able to offer modifications for those who need it. Lucy is all about making the Yoga pose fit YOU, not the other way around.

Lucy teaches Yoga Flow on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Fran Malane

Fran Malane

Yoga Teacher

Fran is all about empowering women through meditation, massage and Yoga. In additional to being an amazing Yoga teacher Fran is a skilled body worker and massage therapist and works at beautiful Hepburn Springs Day Spa in Daylesford.

She believes in reconnecting to your body through self care and self love on every level and you will really feel this in Fran’s classes. Fran teaches Yin Yoga Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings as well as our monthly Rest & Restore workshops 

Kerryn Gregory

Kerryn Gregory

Yoga Teacher

More info about Kerryn coming soon…

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