OUR TEAM meet our teachers

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JANE CORBEN

Founder & Principal Teacher

Jane is an experienced Yogi with 35 years on the mat. Yoga has ushered her through raising three sons on her own, through business successes and fallouts; and decades of self-sufficiency. She is now Grandma to four beautiful grandchildren and Jindabyne Yoga Shala is her Yoga baby. Inevitably, this ancient science has become the center of her life path. The past five years have been spent studying, nurturing teachers, guiding students and gathering knowledge from the worlds best Yogis. As a mature mama who has faced the challenges of life with grace, she embodies the wise woman, holding much to share with young seekers.

Since 2014, Jane has studied Yin; Embodied Flow; Teens Yoga; Myofascial Release; Anatomy & Functional Movement; Vinyasa and Traditional Tantric Hatha with Tiffany Cruickshank, Rod Stryker, Shiva Rea, Brian Kest, Jo McPhee, Dr Scott Lyons, Duncan Peak, Karina Guthrie and Octavio Salvado.

 

Jane is E-RYT500 qualified with Yoga Alliance and Level 2 teacher with Yoga Australia.

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TESS BOLLER

Teacher

Tess grew up in North Queensland on the Whitsunday Islands and has been traveling for the past seven years throughout Asia which is where she first stumbled upon yoga.

 

After becoming a Ski Instructor her practice grew in response to her passion for snow sports as it became clear that building more strength and flexibility on the mat translated to better skills on the snow.

 

So after much personal practice Tess signed up for a Teacher Training Course with Russell Vitale of Vita Yoga in Byron Bay and before she knew it she was teaching Yoga to ski and snowboard
instructors in Japan.

Tess has a strong desire to learn as much as possible about Yoga and to share and grow together with the people who join her for classes. The space created in her classes holds a strong focus on being patient and honoring the pace that your body will take you in that moment.

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SHERI GILL

Teacher

Sheridan Gill (Sheri) has been teaching Vinyasa and Slow Flow yoga since 2014 after completing a 200hr Teacher Training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Clara Roberts-Oss & Carolyn Budgell in Thailand. 

Having spent many years in Canada & the USA working and living in the mountains Sheri has been lucky enough to study with lots of wonderful teachers over the past 6 years and has explored a number of different styles of yoga in this time. Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga called strongly to her & this has been instrumental in shaping the style that she now teaches. Inspired by all things flow,

Sheri's classes place a focus on the movement of prana (life force) throughout the body and it’s connection to the breath in our practice. Teaching energizing & clarifying Vinyasa Flows and rejuvenating, subtle Slow Flows her aim is to offer a balance of yin and yang to her students.

With a mindset that all bodies are unique in their needs, mindfulness is given to creating a space where students are free to explore their own practices while intelligently sequenced flows facilitate an enjoyable and productive class for all.  Modifications, props and alternatives are always offered in class providing the opportunity for all levels to progress at a pace that is appropriate. 

Students will leave practice with a lighter mind, easier body and an open heart. 

Sheri and her partner Scott founded Jindabyne's new whole foods store

The Market Jindabyne.

In the words of B.K.S. Iyengar - “Practice and all is coming”.

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ALICE HADDON

Teacher

Alice was born and raised in South Africa and has been a competitive dancer since the age of 3. She has always pushed her body and had to maintain a strict routine while growing up.

Alice fell in love with the practise of yoga when during university, the pressure and time constraints of her degree had her forfeit dance training.

She found yoga as another, more nurturing, practise of movement, expression and creativity.

 

Since travelling the world and completing her yoga teacher training in Guatemala, every time she steps on her mat she finds her home away from home. She wants to bring this feeling to more people, as we all search for our place of peace in this world. 

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SUZY MACHIN

Teacher

Sue Machin (Suzy) has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2006 after completing a Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training in Sydney at Premier College with Gail Pisani.

 

Sue first discovered & practised Yoga in 1989, inspired by a dynamic style of Iyengar Yoga. In 1994 when on travels through India found herself in Rishikesh where she lived in an Ashram studying & practicing Yoga. Since then Sue has had a love for yoga, attended many classes of different styles & teachers which lead her to complete a teacher training in 2006.Sue has a passion for the outdoors, adventure & sports & has found bringing yoga into her life has made the perfect balance.

 

Sue has been a fitness instructor & also carries a Diploma in Sports Medicine for greater body awareness. She has run her own business teaching yoga, but now prefers to teach casually to spend more time with her family.


Sue does not follow any particular Guru or style but has been inspired by many teachers. Gail Pisani, an amazing spirited soul who taught with care & understanding. The most important thing I learnt from Gail was to leave your ego at the door, live from the heart & find your own truth. Sue has since studied with Kim McCormick (Teaching Yoga to Children) & experience with Paul Frechtling, Senior Ashtanga yoga teacher.


Sue teaches Hatha Yoga with a fusion of many other styles experienced over the years of practice. Vinyasa, Prananyama, Chakras & Kundalini are a focus in her classes. Sue inspires her students to work at their own level, honouring their practice to best suit them on the day, connect with their inner self by quietening the mind from daily chatter.

Most of all have fun & bring out your inner smile!

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ALI CUTHBERT

Teacher

Ali Cuthbert has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2006, after completing Level 1 Teacher Training with Yoga Trinity.


Her love of Yoga goes back 12 years, where she practiced at home & in a small studio in Jindabyne, to balance out her love of snowboarding & working in hospitality.


Ali was inspired by Heather Agnew (from Yoga Trinity) and since then has also attended workshops with Janet Stone & John Ogilvie from Byron Yoga. However, her real guru’s are her children, whom she is constantly learning from.


Ali teaches Hatha, Restorative, Mum’s & bubs & Kid’s yoga.


Ali beautifully combines her skills as a trained yoga teacher, Thai Yoga masseuse & mother to create a nurturing & supportive space.

 

So come along, unwind your mind & explore the balance of movement & stillness & always remember to breathe.

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JESS BOWER

Teacher

Jessica's Yoga journey started about 7 years ago whilst living in Canada. After spending over 10 years doing Ski seasons it became obvious that inplememting a yoga practice into her lifestyle became beneficial for on mountain activities.

Her passion for yoga and travel led her to Costa Rica to deepen her own practice by completing her 200YTT in December 2017 with Lauren Rudick at Yoga Academy International.

Jessica left with a wealth of knowledge and feels compelled to share what she has learnt with those around her.

Jessica is a forever toga student and looking forward to completing more trainings. She feels inspired daily by those that show up for themselves on the mat. Her teachings are based on finding peace within the pose and progressing  as the body allows   

With classes every day of the week, from Hot Vinyasa to Yin & Restorative, levels for beginners to advanced practitioners

and a range of qualified teachers, we have got your yoga practice covered.

You will step into a welcoming community, a stunning space, a clear mind and a vibrant body.

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Yoga is the journey of the self,

through the self, to the self.

THE BHAGAVAD GITA

12 Thredbo Terrace

Jindabyne, NSW, 2627

Australia