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 currently undertaking the teacher mentoring program with Simon. Madison teaches the 5.15pm Tuesday General / Foundations class, the 12pm Friday Lunchtime class & also teaches online. Madison is also a theatre maker and performer in Sydney.
Dannie is undertaking teacher mentoring with Simon. She currently teaches the Thursday 9.30am General class and the 11am Saturday Foundations/General class. Dannie has been regularly and consistently assisting at the centre in foundations and Therapy classes.
Meg is undertaking teacher mentoring with Simon.
She teaches the Saturday Kids class & Sunday 4 pm General class.
Arabella is undertaking teacher mentoring with Simon.
She teaches the 5pm Friday General class at the Centre.
Florence is undertaking teacher mentoring with Simon.
She teaches the 6pm Wednesday General class at the Centre.
Will is undertaking teacher mentoring with Simon and teaches the 10am General class on Sundays.
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