Emily practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at the Adelaide Ashtanga Yoga Shala for five years before deciding to deepen her study in India, combining it with a three month volunteer program working in Nepal. In Mysore, Karnataka, She found Mr Bharath Shetty (a direct disciple of Guru BKS Iyengar) and Bharath’s approach to yoga resonated with Emily's study of movement therapy. Emily's six week stay turned into four and a half months at his internationally recognised yoga school Yoga India where she gained her first yoga teaching qualifications.
Once back in her hometown of Strathalbyn, Emily started the first and only Pilates program and also started teaching Yoga classes. In 2011 she recommenced her Yoga and Pilates program and in February 2012 she opened Physiyoga. She returned to Mysore, India in late 2012 to complete her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Qualification (RYS500).
Rachel has practiced all traditions of yoga on and off for the past 10 years. Seeking to undertake a journey of self-discovery, in 2012 she headed off to India to study Buddhism, meditation and yoga. It was during this time that yoga developed into a daily practice and she experienced the benefits of the full yogic path (for example asana, meditation, pranayama and philosophy).
On her return to Adelaide 15 months later, Rachel felt inspired to deepen her knowledge and share her love of yoga with others. She undertook the Level 1 Yoga teacher training (200hr) with the Shantarasa Institute of Yoga and will continue her studies with Shantarasa, returning to India in January 2016 to complete the Level 2 training (500hr) in the immersive environment of the Shanti Mandir Ashram in Gujarat. Rachel looks forward to sharing the dynamic, deep and transformative practice of Hatha yoga.