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.
Stephanie Quirk is a world leader in the field of Yoga Therapeutics, having spent 20 years studying and working directly with the Iyengar family at the Ramanani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. The Marrickville Yoga Centre has a long term association with Stephanie and this has continued with her presence throughout 2020.
Gulnaaz started Yoga at the Pune Institute (RIMIY) under the guidance of B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar in 1990. Gulnaaz lives in Pune, India – teaching all levels at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute for over 20 years. In 1998 Gulnaaz was granted a teaching position by Guruji (B.K.S. Iyengar) to teach beginner classes at the Institute in Pune (RIMYI). Her practice of more than 20 years & teaching general and medical classes at the Institute has been under the ever watchful eye of the Iyengar family and particularly guided by Dr Geeta Iyengar. Since that time she has become one of the senior teachers who teaches beginner’s, Intermediate, advanced, as well as assisting in the medical classes. Gulnaaz is one of the teachers full of energy and good humour.
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.
Darrin teaches Wednesdays at 9.30am from Adelaide.
Darrin is a Senior teacher from Kensington School of Yoga and good friend of Simon & Hasu’s.
Robyn teaches Saturday 9.30 am from Sydney. Robyn is a dedicated, steady and long term practitioner and student of the Centre. She also teaches in person classes at MYC.
Cath teaches Wednesday 6.30pm from the UK. Cath is a previous teacher of MYC and now runs Hope Valley Yoga in the UK.
Gerry teaches the 9am Sunday General & Yoga Philosophy from New Zealand. Originally from Scotland,Gerry has been a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher since 1980. He is also a regular student of MYC online.