Mark has been studying the art and practice of yoga and meditation for over 20 years with experience in most of the major yoga traditions, including Iyengar, Astanga, Bikram, Sivananda and Satyananda, as well as many years practicing Daoist Qigong, Buddhist Vipassana, and Tantric Meditation. Mark holds a 1400 hour Yogic Studies Diploma with the Academy of Yogic Science.
Mark teaches a dynamic, sophisticated and versatile style of practice that seeks to guide students towards a profound state of self awareness and calm, his classes bring to his students access to the vast knowledge base of the yoga tradition in a meaningful and lighthearted way. Mark's classes embrace embraces the flow from modern vinyasa style practice with woven elements of yogic meditation practices, kundalini yoga, mantra, breathing practice, vedic meditation and mindfulness.
Mark offers classes in Hatha Yoga (physical practice), Yoga Nidra and Meditation.
Matt Wierzbicki (Sravan)
Matt is a senior yoga teacher with nearly 20 years of yoga experience and over 3000 hours of teaching experience. His desire to learn and teach yoga took him to India a number times and he completed his training in Satyananda Yoga in 2009. Matt teaches Hatha Yoga but his style includes a strong remedial and exercise science component and therefore his classes are accessible to those with injuries and illnesses. A typical class taught by Matt will include asana (postures), breath awareness and sequencing, pranayama (breathing practice), and Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) with the overall aim to cultivate a meditative awareness and calmness.
For Matt, yoga is the glue that binds everything together and helps him to find, maintain and regain balance in this busy world. As such, he is passionate about sharing his experiential knowledge and working with people, enabling them to find harmony in their lives, whether it be to reduce stress and tension, gain greater mobility and energy, or manage chronic illnesses and diseases. His other modalities include remedial massage and body work (corrective exercises, core strengthening, injury rehab, Reiki) and Yoga Therapy where he works one-on-one with people which is a potent and holistic way to discovering good health and well-being.
Kristina was introduced to the powerful, transformational effects of Yoga by her grandmother in her early teens and has been a dedicated student ever since. Her style includes Yin, Restorative, Hatha and Vinyasa with a background in Pilates, Yoga Therapy and Personal Training.
Classes with Kristina focus on centering and soothing the mind, developing strength and balance in a gentle manner with the power of affirmation and intention. Kristina started her training in Sydney with Qi Yoga, Power Living and Adore Yoga Therapy. She teaches general and private classes in Byron bay and at her overseas retreats.
Leigh is a well known and popular yoga teacher has been teaching in the Byron area for 7 years and has been a student of yoga for over 15 years. The classes she offers at The Bamboo Yoga School are a mindfulness based flow and yin yoga. Leigh's passion is to help students step into the present moment and to stay in it as a way of being and to cultivate peace and ease in body and mind through the practice of yoga.
Rose has been teaching yoga since 2007, a certified Kids Yoga, Pregnancy and Yoga Nidra teacher, she also holds a diploma in Yoga Therapy.
Having been teaching for over 10 years, she has hosted retreats all over the world and facilitated Teacher Training courses. Some of her teachers include Swami Shantimurti Saraswati from Ashram Yoga, Mahinder Prasad from Mahi Yoga and teachers at Yoga Vidya Gurukal. She has studied in NZ and throughout India
Erin guides a meditative yoga practice and holds a nurturing, supportive space with an emphasis on developing higher levels of awareness. She believes that the body is a vehicle for transformation and that by developing self- awareness, we create opportunities for shifts towards greater well-being.
She draws on over 12 years of experience facilitating in health and wellness, her life experiences and educational background: a synergy of yoga, human movement science, coaching psychology, and mindfulness. Her teachings are influenced by various mentors and teachers along with styles of traditional Hatha, Embodied FlowTM, Vinyasa flow, and yin yoga.
Erin shares her teachings by inviting people to connect in unity, move with intention, and live from the heart. She’s been leading workshops
and retreats incorporating service to local communities, yoga, mindfulness, and coaching workshops since 2011.