Meet our team
I am passionate about natural, holistic health and mindfulness – combining Eastern and Western philosophies, therapies and practices.
I love learning and often will have my nose in a book or be participating in a course. I have completed trainings in Yoga, Astrology, Counselling, Reiki, Zen Thai Shiatsu and Plant-Based Nutrition, with a large ever-growing list of topics I would like to learn next!
I am creative and love to express my art through singing, music, dancing, painting, sculpting and writing. Spending time in nature is important to me, as well as nurturing relationships with
friends, family and community.
I first practiced Yoga at 14 and started a regular practice at 23. Yoga became a powerful tool of healing for me, and has seen me travel to India, Thailand and different parts of Australia to further
my studies of this ancient practice.
Alaine’s classes have a foundational intentionality in Tantric Yoga, with awareness of how our practice effects all layers of our beings; Physical, Emotional, Pranic, Karmic and Spiritual.
Alaine consults Astrology to design each class, subtly working with current planetary influences.
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For me, yoga is a mood-altering, inner and outer strength-building, and inspiring practice, that helps ground me into the present moment, enhance my intuition and connection to life, and help me live my life with more authenticity, joy and greater health and vitality. I fell in love with yoga when I started practicing in 2007 and even more once I began teacher training, and it helped to lift me up to a healthier, happier emotional place, giving me a renewed sense of purpose and joy, which is still true today!
My yoga classes aim to inspire and empower students, and are infused with the intention to be both balanced and transformational; a healing tool to help connect people to their internal power, joy and vitality, and to create space for increased peace, awareness and energy to flow.
Shannon’s yoga classes aim to strengthen the body, calm the mind, uplift and open the heart, and utilize a balanced and intuitive approach to teaching, combining both traditional and modern practices, so that the result is a class that is both authentic and creative, built on solid foundations.
The Yoga Sutra, “Sthira Sukham Asanam” (The pose should be joyful and steady) is one of Shannon’s core guiding philosophies when it comes to teaching and practicing yoga. I also love to include uplifting and ambient music in my yoga classes, as I feel the vibration of sound is healing and consciousness shifting.
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Yoga has been a guiding light in Marjon’s life for the past decade. It has shaped many life decisions such as moving from the US, traveling through South East Asia, and migrating to Melbourne in 2015. She has participated in a number of teacher
training courses, both in Asia and Australia; all of which have cultivated the drive and passion she has to study and teach Yoga today.
Marjon loves spending time in nature, immersed and living upon the stunning land of the Dandenong Ranges with her partner Sam. In her free time, she loves reading, cooking, travel, exploring new places, gardening, and being inspired by the beauty of Mother Nature. Her family all remain overseas, but Marjon keeps in touch daily and looks forward to hosting
them here for a holiday in the hills soon!
Marjon strongly values her own practice of Yoga & meditation and continues to pursue further Yoga studies to stay inspired, grounded, and informed as a Yoga teacher. Marjon’s teaching style is a strong, fluid Vinyasa flow with detailed cues & modifications to suit each student’s needs. She loves to weave Yoga philosophy, Pranayama, & Mantra into the
Asana classes that she teaches. Her desire is to share the sacred teachings & ancient practices of Yoga in a way that’s easily
understandable and relevant to our modern lives!
For Claire, yoga is a way to come home to the self, to bring body and mind back together in the present moment through
the gentle anchor of the breath. To find grounding, clarity, strength and intuition. It is a way of saying to body and mind, with great tenderness, I am listening. Claire has taught yoga since 2016, enjoys crafting graceful flow classes and has an especial love for nurturing Restorative Yoga and meditation. Claire’s classes reflect her love of poetry and beautiful language and imagery, her commitment to inclusivity, compassion, community and service, and the humility, honour and joy she finds in sharing the practice of yoga.
Claire is a mum to Sid, two, and another little being arriving in the Spring. She currently teaches Restore most Sunday
“Create a clearing in the dense forest of your life” Martha Postlethwaite
Yoga has a way of sneaking into your life & bringing beautiful gifts…. The gift of presence, the superpower of learning tools to harness our breath (such as to invigorate, to calm or to find strength) and it provides a nurturing space to tune inwards and appreciate and celebrate our temple in all its unique magnificence!
This practice has been a part of my life for many years and while I initially completed teacher training to deepen my own knowledge, as that occurred I felt an obligation to share this practise and
how it reminds us to be in the moment and the abundance of joy created from living a life in and of gratitude. My life is busy, with two beautiful girls at primary school who have an impressive array of after school and weekend activities, and an incredibly supportive hubby, a gorgeous little Cavoodle, working in our busy family business and attempting to complete a Master’s degree.
Yoga offers the Yin to my Yang lifestyle – an opportunity to disconnect, tune in, move authentically and be very thankful. I love time in nature with my family, exploring new places (& many playgrounds!), walking Peppa, a great cup of coffee, hearing our neighbourhood Magpies warbling in the mornings, brunching with great friends and enjoying live performances. And I could NOT live without Porridge.
I feel so very blessed to be able to teach yoga at the 432 Studio, this community is kind, fun and friendly and I cherish the friendships formed over the years. My classes are an interpretation of the traditional teachings, infused to support our modern lifestyles, an inclusive space to ponder and play. Finding a balance between movement and stillness and appreciating the benefits of both, exploring breath techniques and reminding ourselves to listen, honour and move our body with kindness to create harmony.
I practised Hatha and Bikram yoga before discovering vinyasa and falling in love with the fluid movement. Since completing my Vinyasa training I have completed training in Yin yoga, Restorative yoga and Mat 1 Pilates. I am currently studying Qigong (similar to Tai Chi) and look forward to sharing this practice with the 432 community.
I am extremely blessed to be living really close to the beach with my husband and two cats (how I became a cat lady is another story!). I have an ever-growing crystal and indoor plant collection I enjoy watching ocean documentaries, crafting, working with essential oils, learning about nutrition and am a self-confessed coffee and tea snob.