Carol Kestel

Yoga Teacher/ Studio Manager

I am passionate about teaching yoga and want everyone to experience the benefits that I have received from my own practice; increased strength and flexibility, a deeper connection to self, increased confidence and a sense of happiness and joy in life.

I was interested in yoga and meditation from a young age but it wasn’t until I became a mother in my mid-twenties that I actually took my first yoga class. After bending over to fold a nappy and feeling something go in my back, I realised that I had to learn how to look after my spine and my body so that I could look after my daughter. I took my first class and never looked back. It didn’t take long for me to realise that yoga is not only about the body, it is also and even more so about the mind. Yoga helps us to travel through life with grace, joy, equanimity and love. A daily practice can transform your own life and the lives of those around you.

Natalie Branco

Yoga Teacher

Vinyasa means the connection of breath and movement. My classes have a strong focus on this to internally cleanse and bring you into the present moment. I will guide you through a creative sequence of asana poses that bring sthira and sukha (steadiness, strength and ease/flexibility) to your body and mind. These qualities help in creating space to find balance. I have experienced so many positive effects through the practice of yoga and meditation. Just to name a few include greater presence, awareness and confidence, and a wonderful increase in my health, vitality, gratitude and joy for life.

I am inspired when I can see the benefits of yoga in students, mentally, physically and emotionally. When they too can journey a truly incredible transformation and connection to self. I enjoy sharing from my own experiences and helping others to deepen their yoga and meditation practice. Through my caring nature, I hope to make students feel comfortable and safe through guidance of proper alignment, breath and movement. I have a passion to share my knowledge on using yoga and meditation as a way of living a holistic lifestyle, and as a therapeutic approach to overall well being, healing and self care.

Luke van den Hoek

Yoga Teacher

Motivated by a deep affinity to the body and desire to share the beauty of natural and connected movement, Luke is a no-frills kind of guy and teaches from a place of authenticity and generosity of spirit. He asks nothing of you but to show up with an open mind and open heart, ready to receive the knowledge inherent within each and every body.
Luke was exposed to the rigours of yogic movement at a very young age through extensive training in classical ballet and contemporary dance. Later completing studies in pilates, fitness and sports massage he travelled to India in 2015 and completed a 200hr YTT in vinyasa and hatha yoga in Rishikesh.
Luke offers a class that blends traditional asana, core awareness, and mindful flow that welcomes and challenges all levels