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OUR TeacherS

 

Our amazing teachers are our Space Holders.

Holding space is a conscious act of being present, open and protective of what another person needs in each moment.

Our teachers are supportive and will help guide you through whichever journey you choose to take in our studio.

Judes Yang grew up on the Gold Coast and is an Internationally trained yoga teacher and started teaching at the age of 26. She has lived and taught in the USA, Canada, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia. In 2005, she left her corporate job in Australia to dedicate her life to her practice and to fulfil her calling of being a yoga teacher. She doesn't view this as her job, yoga is Judes living her Dharma.  From 2009 - 2013, she trained and taught Hot Yoga teachers overseas in groups of 500+ people at a time. Judes is a Yoga Alliance registered ERYT-500+, with over 14000 teaching hours and over 1200 teacher training hours, not including the trainings she has assisted on.  Judes founded her first social enterprise  Sahaja - Yoga Mats  that give back in 2017 to give back to others. To pay forward the love, support and light she received when she was not in a mentally resilient place. In 2019 she founded State of Sahaja: Yoga studio that gives back to be another platform to propel giving in the community, locally and aboard.  Everyone who buys a Sahaja yoga mat, gives a solar light with their purchase. All who come and take a class at State of Sahaja also give. Both her social enterprises are more than yoga mats and more than a yoga studio. They both have been created to give to others, to be of service and aid in the betterment of all beings.  Judes is the Chief Light Giver and calls all who own a Sahaja yoga mat "Light Givers" as they give light. The same will now flow onto all the Sahajis who practise at State of Sahaja yoga studio. They light up lives through their act of giving, by simply coming to the yoga studio and taking classes and applying self care.  Judes teaches from her heart and her classes are compassionately strong classes. She is calm and present with you every step. She keeps her classes light hearted and is the "yang" to her yin classes. Her classes focus more on mindfulness, being the moment and functional anatomy. She inspires her students to play and embody their fullest potential in every given moment. She is ever present and connected with them in their journey; and her passion is fueled by watching the evolution and growth they experience from their yoga practice. Her classes have been described as 'taking a magic carpet ride'.  Judes is an avid Kundalini practitioner and has studied and trained in the following Prana Vinyasa Flow with Shiva Rea, Yin yoga with Sarah Powers and Joe Barnett, Vedic Meditation with Thom Knowles, Barre+, Lagree Fitness, 26 & 2 Hot Yoga, Hot Pilates, Inside Flow yoga with Young Ho Kim, Baron Baptist, Seane Corn, HarJiwan, Guru Jagat and Bryan Kest, and is first and foremost a student. She continues to further her education each year and is looking forward to the next unfolding in her life, Sattva Yoga with Anand Mehrotra.  Judes is also a  Lululemon Gold Coast  ambassador. She is excited to create magic and amplify our community with the amazing Lulu team.

Judes Yang grew up on the Gold Coast and is an Internationally trained yoga teacher and started teaching at the age of 26. She has lived and taught in the USA, Canada, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia. In 2005, she left her corporate job in Australia to dedicate her life to her practice and to fulfil her calling of being a yoga teacher. She doesn't view this as her job, yoga is Judes living her Dharma.

From 2009 - 2013, she trained and taught Hot Yoga teachers overseas in groups of 500+ people at a time. Judes is a Yoga Alliance registered ERYT-500+, with over 14000 teaching hours and over 1200 teacher training hours, not including the trainings she has assisted on.

Judes founded her first social enterprise Sahaja - Yoga Mats that give back in 2017 to give back to others. To pay forward the love, support and light she received when she was not in a mentally resilient place. In 2019 she founded State of Sahaja: Yoga studio that gives back to be another platform to propel giving in the community, locally and aboard.

Everyone who buys a Sahaja yoga mat, gives a solar light with their purchase. All who come and take a class at State of Sahaja also give. Both her social enterprises are more than yoga mats and more than a yoga studio. They both have been created to give to others, to be of service and aid in the betterment of all beings.

Judes is the Chief Light Giver and calls all who own a Sahaja yoga mat "Light Givers" as they give light. The same will now flow onto all the Sahajis who practise at State of Sahaja yoga studio. They light up lives through their act of giving, by simply coming to the yoga studio and taking classes and applying self care.

Judes teaches from her heart and her classes are compassionately strong classes. She is calm and present with you every step. She keeps her classes light hearted and is the "yang" to her yin classes. Her classes focus more on mindfulness, being the moment and functional anatomy. She inspires her students to play and embody their fullest potential in every given moment. She is ever present and connected with them in their journey; and her passion is fueled by watching the evolution and growth they experience from their yoga practice. Her classes have been described as 'taking a magic carpet ride'.

Judes is an avid Kundalini practitioner and has studied and trained in the following Prana Vinyasa Flow with Shiva Rea, Yin yoga with Sarah Powers and Joe Barnett, Vedic Meditation with Thom Knowles, Barre+, Lagree Fitness, 26 & 2 Hot Yoga, Hot Pilates, Inside Flow yoga with Young Ho Kim, Baron Baptist, Seane Corn, HarJiwan, Guru Jagat and Bryan Kest, and is first and foremost a student. She continues to further her education each year and is looking forward to the next unfolding in her life, Sattva Yoga with Anand Mehrotra.

Judes is also a Lululemon Gold Coast ambassador. She is excited to create magic and amplify our community with the amazing Lulu team.

Tasha began her deep dive into yoga in 2010 as part of her personal healing journey. Following a Himalayan trek in 2011, she came home to discover Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and the rest is history. Tasha’s earlier training is founded in the ancient healing art of Sat Nam Rasayan® and later in 2015 she completed her formal teacher training in Kundalini Yoga. In 2017, she returned to the Himalayas, the source of kundalini technology, completing further teacher training with Yogi Amandeep.  Tasha continues to expand her practice wisdom of yogic philosophy and humanology as she is currently undertaking her yoga therapy qualification and her Masters in Social Work.  With a passion and belief in personal transformation, hope and inclusivity, Tasha’s intention is to support and elevate those who she has the pleasure of serving.  Tasha's classes are loving and all inclusive. She is looking forward to sharing the Kundalini yoga technology with you at State of Sahaja Yoga studio.  Tasha teaches: Saturdays 4pm Kundalini Yoga

Tasha began her deep dive into yoga in 2010 as part of her personal healing journey. Following a Himalayan trek in 2011, she came home to discover Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and the rest is history. Tasha’s earlier training is founded in the ancient healing art of Sat Nam Rasayan® and later in 2015 she completed her formal teacher training in Kundalini Yoga. In 2017, she returned to the Himalayas, the source of kundalini technology, completing further teacher training with Yogi Amandeep.

Tasha continues to expand her practice wisdom of yogic philosophy and humanology as she is currently undertaking her yoga therapy qualification and her Masters in Social Work.

With a passion and belief in personal transformation, hope and inclusivity, Tasha’s intention is to support and elevate those who she has the pleasure of serving.

Tasha's classes are loving and all inclusive. She is looking forward to sharing the Kundalini yoga technology with you at State of Sahaja Yoga studio.

Tasha teaches:
Saturdays 4pm Kundalini Yoga

Angela has been practising yoga for 20 years, and teaching for 12. She initially discovered yoga as a way to relieve stress when she lived in London for a few years, and she’s never looked back. In 2005 she decided to undertake formal teacher training, and she completed a 500-hour Diploma in Yoga Teaching at Nature Care College in Sydney in 2007. She practised Ashtanga Yoga for a number of years under the instruction of Trevor Tangye, before moving to the Gold Coast in 2008. She went on to get married to her best mate, and spent the next few years revelling in motherhood with her 2 daughters.  Angela has always had a deep interest in the therapeutic applications of yoga, and in 2016 she began her training in Yoga Therapy. During her training she received instruction from some of Australia’s most respected Yoga Therapists and developed a passion for achieving wellness through the mindful application of yogic practices such as mindfulness, pranayama, asana and yogic philosophy. She graduated her training in October 2017, and is registered with the AAYT and Yoga Australia as a Yoga Therapist, and as a Level 2 Teacher with Yoga Australia.  Angela regularly updates her skills by attending workshops and trainings and is greatly motivated by the increasing evidence-based research emerging in the field of yoga studies.

Angela has been practising yoga for 20 years, and teaching for 12. She initially discovered yoga as a way to relieve stress when she lived in London for a few years, and she’s never looked back. In 2005 she decided to undertake formal teacher training, and she completed a 500-hour Diploma in Yoga Teaching at Nature Care College in Sydney in 2007. She practised Ashtanga Yoga for a number of years under the instruction of Trevor Tangye, before moving to the Gold Coast in 2008. She went on to get married to her best mate, and spent the next few years revelling in motherhood with her 2 daughters.

Angela has always had a deep interest in the therapeutic applications of yoga, and in 2016 she began her training in Yoga Therapy. During her training she received instruction from some of Australia’s most respected Yoga Therapists and developed a passion for achieving wellness through the mindful application of yogic practices such as mindfulness, pranayama, asana and yogic philosophy. She graduated her training in October 2017, and is registered with the AAYT and Yoga Australia as a Yoga Therapist, and as a Level 2 Teacher with Yoga Australia.

Angela regularly updates her skills by attending workshops and trainings and is greatly motivated by the increasing evidence-based research emerging in the field of yoga studies.

Chris’s introduction to Yoga was in 2012 to treat an ongoing back injury, finding this was the next step to building a strong back and body he also found the benefits to his mind and spirit. Looking for more from Yoga he found Akhanda Yoga being taught with local Gold Coast teacher, Emmanuelle Brown and eventually became a qualified Yoga teacher in Akhanda Yoga with Emmanuelle in 2017. Chris is in his 60's and has found a love and joy in teaching and sharing yoga with all.  Chris recently returned from India with additional Yoga teacher training under Yogrishi Vishvketu in Rishikesh India and is looking forward to meeting you on the mat in one of his classes at State of Sahaja yoga studio.  His classes are a gentle paced Hatha Yoga styled classes, some yin and incorporates meditations.  Chris teaches: Mondays 515pm Yoga & meditation Sundays 8am Yoga

Chris’s introduction to Yoga was in 2012 to treat an ongoing back injury, finding this was the next step to building a strong back and body he also found the benefits to his mind and spirit. Looking for more from Yoga he found Akhanda Yoga being taught with local Gold Coast teacher, Emmanuelle Brown and eventually became a qualified Yoga
teacher in Akhanda Yoga with Emmanuelle in 2017. Chris is in his 60's and has found a love and joy in teaching and sharing yoga with all.

Chris recently returned from India with additional Yoga teacher training under Yogrishi Vishvketu in Rishikesh India and is looking forward to meeting you on the mat in one of his classes at State of Sahaja yoga studio.

His classes are a gentle paced Hatha Yoga styled classes, some yin and incorporates meditations.

Chris teaches:
Mondays 515pm Yoga & meditation
Sundays 8am Yoga

Felicity’s gentle yet powerful approach to yoga allows students of any level to deepen and develop their practice with confidence through strong foundations. Using free diving, stress management and kundalini breath techniques, she aims to empower each student with tools to take off their mat to incorporate into daily practice.  Passionate about self preservation, I aim to inform as many people across all fitness industries about safe and efficient movement and fitness.  After 5 years exploring different movement for fitness and rehabilitation for knee and shoulder injuries, I completed my 200hr yoga training for self discovery and healing. I fell in love with teaching as it expanded my personal and business development. I now incorporate a range of Kundalini and freediving breath techniques and continue to explore modalities to assist with mobility, dynamic movement, flexibility, rehabilitation, body conditioning, stress management, sleep and more.

Felicity’s gentle yet powerful approach to yoga allows students of any level to deepen and develop their practice with confidence through strong foundations. Using free diving, stress management and kundalini breath techniques, she aims to empower each student with tools to take off their mat to incorporate into daily practice.

Passionate about self preservation, I aim to inform as many people across all fitness industries about safe and efficient movement and fitness.

After 5 years exploring different movement for fitness and rehabilitation for knee and shoulder injuries, I completed my 200hr yoga training for self discovery and healing. I fell in love with teaching as it expanded my personal and business development. I now incorporate a range of Kundalini and freediving breath techniques and continue to explore modalities to assist with mobility, dynamic movement, flexibility, rehabilitation, body conditioning, stress management, sleep and more.

Madonna has enjoyed every minute of teaching community Yoga since 2002 and in the past 5 years on Yoga teacher training programs in Australia and China. She runs enriching Yoga Retreats on the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and in Bali.  Madonna is highly respected for her genuine nature, positive disposition and distinct creative style. Her yoga teaching is influenced by the traditions of Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and the modern approach to Yin yoga.  Madonna’s past studies and careers include Exercise-Health science teaching, Nutrition and Personal Training. She is a Zen Thai Shiatsu massage therapist and qualified in the therapeutic use of pure essential oils.  Off the mat, Madonna continues to share mantras and philosophy in her book  'Zen Soul Your Life’ ( 2013)  An inspirational guide to inspire mindfulness, yoga benefits and conscious food choices.  “Yoga (in it’s many forms) is a unique healing system that guides us to soothe our minds and release body tension. This authentic connection to our true nature can enrich our lives with an inner sense of freedom, genuine true purpose and expanded creativity.”  ~  Madonna Williams

Madonna has enjoyed every minute of teaching community Yoga since 2002 and in the past 5 years on Yoga teacher training programs in Australia and China. She runs enriching Yoga Retreats on the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and in Bali.

Madonna is highly respected for her genuine nature, positive disposition and distinct creative style. Her yoga teaching is influenced by the traditions of Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) and the modern approach to Yin yoga.

Madonna’s past studies and careers include Exercise-Health science teaching, Nutrition and Personal Training. She is a Zen Thai Shiatsu massage therapist and qualified in the therapeutic use of pure essential oils.

Off the mat, Madonna continues to share mantras and philosophy in her book 'Zen Soul Your Life’(2013) An inspirational guide to inspire mindfulness, yoga benefits and conscious food choices.

“Yoga (in it’s many forms) is a unique healing system that guides us to soothe our minds and release body tension. This authentic connection to our true nature can enrich our lives with an inner sense of freedom, genuine true purpose and expanded creativity.”

~ Madonna Williams

 
 
 
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