OUR TEAM meet our teachers



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.




Tess grew up in North Queensland on the Whitsunday Islands but spent most of her late teens traveling throughout Asia which is where she first stumbled upon yoga.


Overwhelmed with trying to attain a strong and steady personal practice, Tess signed up for a Teacher Training Course with Russell Vitale of Vita Yoga in Byron Bay to understand how to incorporate Yoga into her life.

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.

Since becoming a yoga teacher Tess has studied modules on Tantric Haha, Ayurveda, Yin, Yoga Philosophy, Pre-Natal and Anatomy

with Brad Hay, David Frawley, Octavio Salvado, Ana Davis 

and is a E-RYT200 qualified with Yoga Alliance.




Originally from Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Sarah started practicing yoga in 2009 while living in the USA. Finding that the stretching and strengthening complemented her active lifestyle Sarah began to incorporate yoga into her everyday.


As a Health Science student, Sarah looked to yoga as a practical application of her Anatomy/Physiology learning, as well as to add depth to her self-practice. Attending Yoga Teacher Training in Indonesia in May 2016 she became a 200hr certified teacher, and has since gone on to study both Yin and Tantric Hatha.


Sarah believes that yoga is for everybody and is an advocate of not just the physical benefits, but even more so what it can do for connecting mind and body. For her, she loves the way the practice creates presence and how it encourages you to be focused on the here and now. She is passionate about her teachings and likes her students to come away feeling uplifted and empowered.

Richie began practicing Yoga in Canada, where he wandered into a studio with a tired body and curious mind. Feeling a sense of déjà vu, he realised that the practice of Yoga was what his life had naturally been moving towards. As a skier, he found balance from the intensity of the mountains on the calmness of his mat, and continued practicing at the Shala whilst working winters in Australia.


With a desire to deepen his understanding of Yogic practices, Richie began looking into different options for training. At this time, Jai Yoga was offering our first Tantric Hatha Teacher Training. Being a local boy from Bombala and a regular at the Shala, Richie thought ‘why not?’. The training enabled Richie to immerse into the world of Yoga, developing an awareness for the energetic potential of Tantric Hatha and realise the benefits of beginning to internalise one’s practice.


Almost a year later, Richie is ready to open another door and step to the top of the mat as an instructor, continuing to learn, grow, and down dog.

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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!




Rikai attended her first yoga class 15 years ago but fell in love with the practice and tradition when she was introduced to Vedic meditation in 2009. From this moment she developed a consistent personal practice - life became more purposeful in every way. 

In 2014, she began her training to be a teacher and became pregnant with her first child. She experienced first hand the long list of benefits yoga has on pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.


Rikai is a very passionate Hatha and pre/postnatal yoga practitioner who strongly believes when someone has yoga in there life it will benefit there future, there families and society as a whole. 

350HR YA & Pre/Postnatal Yoga Accredited




Amelia (also known as Milly) has been practising yoga for 12 years. She is a firm believer that although she may be a teacher, she will always remain a student.

Milly has been a registered nurse for 10 years and is specialised in fertility and the reproductive health system. She did her 200 hr hatha YTT with Shades of Yoga in July 2017. Milly’s classes are a balance of yang and yin with reference to the Yoga Sutra’s (one of the original texts of classical Yoga). 

Milly has travelled extensively around the world and lived in the Caribbean for 3 years. 

You will see Milly wandering around Jindabyne with her friendly but stubborn staffy Carlton. 

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.


12 Thredbo Terrace

Jindabyne, NSW, 2627