Meet the Instructors
All of our instructors are highly qualified and experienced and will guide you through your class of choice whether you are a beginner, or one of our most advanced regulars. They are there to support you throughout the class, and challenge you to be your best self and get the most out of your practice.
Private 1:1 Sessions – $85 for 45 mins.
Discounts apply for packages, available for Yoga, Reformer or Mat Pilates, Barre and Meditation.
Whether you’re keen to take your practice to the next level, or have a specific injury that requires a bit of extra personalised attention, our 1:1 sessions are a great option to give your training an edge. These sessions are held in our private, holistic studio at a time that is convenient for you.
Fitness Coach & Studio ManagerJess is our Studio Manager and professional Fitness Coach. She’ll be helping clients to achieve more from their fitness, imrove their technique and enhance their lifestyle. Jess will not only be teaching Reformer and Barre classes but also providing one on one coaching in a range areas to help clients change their life. She has expertise in weight training, body sculpting, movement therapy, cardiovascular fitness and offering balanced nutritional advice. You can book a private session with Jess on our Privates page.
I fell in love with yoga after initially being drawn to it as a physical workout and to find a little refuge for myself as a busy working mum. Discovering that yoga was truly so much more than flexibility or stretching it allowed me the reconnect within and inspires me to live each moment more mindfully. Teaching yoga then became an extension of my own practice, and immersing in continued learning brings so much colour to my life. I love sharing this passion with others, especially busy parents alike to tap into this joy, balance and flow. I love to spend time with my beautiful family and friends and I find inspiration, travelling to colourful places, nature and being creative with textile design. I am dedicated to support others on their yoga journey and add colour to their lives through creating self-connection and balance. Michelle is a qualified Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and has always valued health and fitness in her life. Her style is calm and grounded, with care and attention on alignment and creating connection.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR & REFORMER PILATES
I was born in Bitola, Macedonia in 198 and always felt a strong connection to health and the universe. During University I studied Science and Criminology and started to explor health further and became a personal trainer. I worked in the health and fitness industry, as well as in government and airline management. After a major injury and a mental burnout, I decided to re-educate myself in health and started to take my approach much more seriously. I have spent the last 13 years in the fitness industry, learning and applying all this information, to be able to restore the mind and body with the soul. I started iscovering that real health involves the mind, body and the soul. I wanted to advocate an approach for everyone, and promot a healthy way of life away that every person can benefit from.
Pia is a Pharmacist and Forensic Expert. She immigrated to Australia in 1996 and is mother to 2 beautiful sons and 3 step kids. Pia moved from the Northern Beaches to Miranda in 2013 but before that completed Cert III and IV in 2009. Pia is qualified to teach Aqua Aerobics, Spin, Dance (Latin, Zumba and Bokwa), ABT, Pilates since 2012 and Pilates Reformer since 2013 and LOVING it! Pia is also qualified to teach Kimax, Tai chi, DA, Stretching, Step and is currently very teaching all of them apart from Tai chi! Health and fitness, music, the ocean, travelling, cooking for friends, sport in general, friends, family, people, animals.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Love my family! Love my work! Love life!”
I graduated in Physiotherapy in Brazil and is certified by Polestar in Pilates Rehabilitation. I have been working with Pilates and Physiotherapy for more than 10 years.
I really believe in rehabilitation through movement. Recently I started my studies in Ostheophaty by “Scuela de Osteopatia de Madrid” in search of further learning to help the lives of my clients, I have also started training in Low Pressure Fitness (LPF).
I am passionate about the study of human movement and anatomy and how it can impact our health, our bodies, our minds and our whole lives.
Mikaela is a Contemporary dancer based between Sydney & Melbourne. Graduating from the Victorian College of Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) and the recipient of a Creative scholarship for Most Outstanding Undergraduate. Since graduation Mikaela has worked professionally under Prue Lang as a contemporary dance artist specialising in improvisation methodologies.
e Mikaela has performed and worked in New York and has studied in Paris, working as a Barre, Mat and reformer pilates instructor since 2015; but has been a pilates advocate for over fifteen years. Her pilates style is influenced by the training of numerous movement studies including feldenkrais, gyrokinesis, kinesiology, Alexander technique and classical ballet. All of which are applied practically in a functional pilates class, combining; strengthening, lengthening and working towards an understanding of the body which is intelligent and articulate.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
‘Be inspired to find health and wellbeing…’
KIDS YOGA TEACHER
I first found yoga and meditation whilst living and travelling through Europe in my 20’s. As soon as I took my first Body Balance (mix of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates) I was hooked! At first I just enjoyed my own personal practice, but soon began to think that everyone should be practicing yoga to experience the ease and calm it can bring to your daily life. I had a lightbulb moment – why is this sense of ease and calm just limited to adults, yoga should be taught from a young age to help children better navigate their way into adulthood. So I thought why not combine my love for working with kids and yoga; I could teach yoga to children! Suddenly it all started making sense. I had always loved working with children, and was amazed by their sponge-like brains, soaking up loads of new information every day; but had never felt that being a school teacher was the right fit for me. Finally, I had found a way to teach children that felt right in every single way. I completed my first Yoga Teacher Training in April 2017 with Rainbow Kids Yoga, a life-changing month living in beautiful Byron Bay surrounded by like-minded people who like me, were also passionate about changing the lives of children. I am very excited to start Kids Yoga at Active Mind Body.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Genetics loads the gun but the environment pulls the trigger”
Synchronicity – things happen when they are meant to happen. In 2012 Denise exchanged netball shoes for a yoga mat. She walked into her first yoga class and was instantly hooked. Thinking initially she had found a substitute for physical exercise, she soon discovered the positive effects yoga had on her mind and soul too. The experience of yoga workshops, retreats and yoga challenges all led her to completing her first Teacher Training in 2014 under the direction of Janine Leigh, Hot Yogi Australia. Then in 2016 she completed Yin Teacher Training with Janine and Sarah Owen, Sarah Owen Yoga and Yogalates Teacher Training under the guidance of Nicole Whiteman, Body Awakenings. Yoga has changed her life. It has provided her with simple tools to create balance and peace within, whilst living in a chaotic and hectic world. Understanding and accepting the importance to “let go”, “breathe” and “trust” have been major shift changers for her. Denise practices yoga daily both on and off the mat through physical practice, meditation and healthy living. She is extremely passionate about the yogi life and simply wants to share this energy with others as they follow their own journey – perfect just for them. Join her for a class and start to feel the shift too.