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.
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 with your own instructor. These sessions are held in private, in our fully equipped state-of-the-art studio at a time that is convenient for you.
Personal Training Pricing
One-on-one 45 minute Private Sessions
Per Session – $85 | 5 Sessions – $400 | 10 Sessions – $750
YOGA AND PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Emilia “Em” has always felt a strong connection to health and the universe. After a major injury and a mental burnout, Em decided to re-educate herself in health and started to take her approach much more seriously. She has spent the last 13 years in the fitness industry, learning and applying lifelong lessons, to be able to restore the mind and body with the soul. She discovered that real health involves the mind, body and the soul and she applies this in everything she does. Em has a Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness and Personal Training, and is a qualified instructor in Strength and Conditioning, Matwork Pilates, Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Body Balance, Spin, Body Pump, Kangoo, Body Attack and has a Certificate in Nutrition. You can book a private training session with Emilia here.
PILATES AND BARRE INSTRUCTOR
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. You can book a private training session with Pia here.
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“Love my family! Love my work! Love life!”
PILATES AND YOGA INSTRUCTORSofija is a fully qualified and registered Metabolic Precision Nutritionist/Transformation Specialist, a Weight Loss Consultant with full professional membership to the Global Weight Management Federation, a registered Exercise Professional, Level 3, and an internationally qualified Pilates, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. Sofija also has extensive experience in teaching Yogilates, mindfulness, personal and rehab training, physique transformation, and strength and conditioning training. Balancing a career with relationships and staying physically fit requires a positive and resilient mental outlook. Sofija’s unified approach in fitness, nutrition and mindset coaching underscored by her personal experience in business management provide a holistic style body-mind transformation while staying connected to oneself. As a native of Sydney beaches, Sofija is an aspiring surfer, loves spending time in nature and a committed health foodie with a passion for writing. You can book a private training session with Sofija here.
PILATES AND BARRE INSTRUCTORJess has expertise in weight training, body sculpting, movement therapy, cardiovascular fitness and offering balanced nutritional advice. Jess is studying a Bachelor of Exercise Sports Science now and has Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness as well as certifications in Pilates Mat and Reformer – Studio Pilates, Barre Attack, Boxing, Zuu (Body weight movement), Aqua Aerobics and Spin. Jess has vast experience teaching and training people of all ages in many disciplines, from Aqua Aerobics to Boxing, from HIIT to Pilates. You can book a private training session with Jess here.
YOGA AND MEDITATION INSTRUCTORAlice believes Yoga is a combination of Strength, Flexibility and Balance in conjunction with conscious breath which brings the mind and body together into the present. Alice’s own personal practice developed as a form of stress relief while studying in Psychology. In 2017 Alice was selected by the Australia Cambodia Association to train and mentor local Cambodian: Teachers, Social Workers and Care Givers working with Cambodia’s most vulnerable children and the communities in which they exist. Alice knew she had much more to learn which later led her back to India to live and study Yoga in Rishikesh. Teaching Yoga lights Alice up and her favourite style to teach is Yin Yoga, a practice she refers to as being a meditative and cellular detox. Alice’s classes incorporate knowledge from Western Psychology and Science alongside techniques Eastern techniques such as pranayama and meditation designed to help each student open and expand their bodies and mind while using their breath to work through any blocks within the body.
PILATES AND BARRE INSTRUCTOR
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. 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.
Michelle fell in love with yoga after initially being drawn to it as a physical workout and to find a little refuge for herself as a busy working mum. Discovering that yoga was truly so much more than flexibility or stretching it allowed her to connect within and inspires her to live each moment more mindfully. Teaching yoga became an extension of her own practice. Her approach is calm and grounded, with care and attention on alignment and creating connection. Michelle is dedicated to supporting students on their yoga journey and adding colour to their lives. She 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.
PILATES AND REFORMER INSTRUCTORNina has a passion for Pilates with a strong focus on teaching its rehabilitative benefits and promoting functional movement. An extremely competent and qualified instructor Nina has a Certificate IV in Fitness Pilates, she is certified in Remedial Pilates, Pregnancy Pilates, Reformer Intensive, Pilates Mat Plus Intensive and has a Certificate IV in Fitness. Nina has a strong interest in women’s health and special needs training. Her aim is to educate, encourage and support clients of different ages, abilities and fitness levels to achieve their personal best for improved quality of life, health and successful injury prevention. You can book a private training session with Nina here.
YOGA INSTRUCTORLinda is compassionate, energised and has a passion for creating a more mindful experience for each of her students. She guides them on their journey, finding their strengths and overcoming their challenges through their asana practice. Linda has always lead an active lifestyle with a love for the ocean, land and nature which has guided her towards receiving an enriched and spiritual journey of Yoga. Linda aims to encourage and assist her students on their discovery of yoga, where they will find peace, strength and flexibility, to create inner calmness by synchronising breath with movement. Linda discovered yoga 10 years ago when she realised that the yoga mat was a place of comfort and the Asana practice calmed the mind and conditioned the body all at once.
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.
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. 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. Join her for a class and start to feel the shift too.