Simon Joannou is a full time yoga teacher and the principal teacher at the centre. Simon studies in Pune, India with the Iyengar family on a yearly basis and was trained by Pixie Lillas. In 2015 Simon completed a three year Course with Stephanie Quirk in Therapeutic Yoga that informs his therapy work and general classes. Simon is a Senior Intermediate Level 1 certified Iyengar Teacher.
Hasu Opa Clark
Hasu Opa Clark trained with Pixie Lillas and continues her ongoing professional development with Stephanie Quirk. Hasu regularly studies with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. Hasu is a Junior Intermediate Level 1 certified Iyengar Teacher, founding teacher of the centre, a full time yoga teacher and a mum to 2 children.
Robyn is a dedicated, steady and long term practitioner and student of the Centre. Robyn assists the Yoga Therapy class on Thursdays and teaches a number of General classes. Robyn holds a Junior Intermediate Level 1 certification and continues to work through the mentorship program with Stephanie Quirk. Robyn also studies with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. During the week, Robyn works as a speech pathologist and researcher.
Madison started at Marrickville Yoga Centre as the studio manager in 2016. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher after completing the teacher mentoring program with Simon. Madison currently teaches the Thursday 6pm General class & Beginners courses.
Dannie is undertaking teacher mentoring with Simon. She currently teaches the 10 am Saturday Foundations class, 5 pm Sunday General and Beginners Courses. Dannie has been regularly and consistently assisting at the centre in foundations and Therapy classes.
Meg is undertaking teacher mentoring with Simon.
She teaches Kids Yoga at The Centre.
Arabella is undertaking teacher mentoring with Simon and teaches the 8.30am Sunday General class.
Florence is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher after completing teacher mentoring with Simon.
She teaches the 6pm Tuesday General class at the Centre and Beginners Courses.
Will is undertaking teacher mentoring with Simon. He regularly covers classes at The Centre.
Iyengar Yoga is derived from the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. His teachings are a unique and contemporary interpretation of classical Hatha Yoga as defined in the 2000 year old text The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Iyengar yoga distinguishes itself from other styles of yoga by:
- Placing an emphasis on precise, detailed teaching instruction. This attention to detail aims to bring the body into healthy alignment – whilst bringing the mind into harmony with the physical body.
- The use of props (such as blankets, cushions, belts etc), aimed at making yoga accessible and safe for all body types and ages, irrespective of ailment or injury.
- Ensuring rigorous standards of accreditation and teacher training