Faculty

Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Therapy Training Faculty

Michael de Manincor, The Yoga Institute. Yoga Teacher Trainer. Yoga Therapist. Yoga Therapy TrainerMichael de Manincor

Director and Senior Lecturer at The Yoga Institute, BA (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, M Psych, PhD candidate

Michael is passionate about educating the community on the benefits of quality yoga, and supporting the highest professional standards for yoga teachers. Michael is  currently completing PhD research in the area of Yoga and mental health.


Natalie Bowcutt

Dip. Level One Teacher Training (500 hours), Advanced. Dip. Level Two Teacher Training (200 hours), Yoga Therapy (currently studying 1000 hours)

Natalie’s yoga journey began several years ago at a gym yoga class where she remembers thinking “Yawn! How long until I get out of this boring class?” This was when her monkey mind was something of a beast and a glass of wine seemed a much more fun option.


Michela Caselli - Yoga Teacher, Teaching Yoga for Children TrainerMichela Caselli

Advanced Diploma in Yoga Teaching, Specialises in Yoga Sutra studies and Vedic chanting, Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Australia Member and completion of Yoga Therapy Training with Ganesh Mohan.

Michela has a particular interest in the tools of yoga and their therapeutic application. The focus of her teaching is therefore to design a practice that nourishes the specific needs of each of her students and to help them develop their own practice.


Rosie Caunt

Senior Yoga Teacher. Teacher Trainer. Yoga Therapist. Palliative Care Support

For over 25 years, Rosie has been a passionate and integral part of yoga as both a yoga instructor teacher and private practitioner. Rosie’s specialty is Yoga Therapy, helping people to cope, manage and thrive amidst some of life’s more pressing challenges.

Registered Yoga Australia Senior yoga teacher and Yoga therapist and Certified Yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist.

Leanne has been teaching Yoga for 30 years since her original teacher training at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in India. Since 1996 she has been teaching and studying in the tradition of Sri T. Krishanmacharya. Her passion for Yoga has led her to frequent and ongoing travels and study trips in India.


Lisa Grauaug

B AppSc (Nursing), B Psych, M Psych, Adv Dip Yoga Teaching, Ayurveda Lifestyle Certificate, Perinatal Mental Health Course (USyd), Registered Psychologist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Australia Member

Lisa values individuality and working with students to facilitate a better understanding of their unique and changing needs to enable good health and a fulfilling life.


Gill Kamlser

Yoga Teacher, Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching, Yoga Australia member

Gill’s passion is to encourage the availability of yoga to everybody and offer tools and skills that assist in the management of everyday life. Yoga practice has been a dynamic part of Gill’s life since her late teens. It has offered Gill the supporting philosophy and tools to help navigate the challenges of career, health and family.


Lucy Karnani

BAppSc (Phys Ed), Yoga Teacher, Communications Consultant

Lucy brings over 25 years of experience training and consulting in the field of person-to-person communication and has studied extensively in both Australia and the USA.  Lucy passionately believes that by practising Yoga, in whatever form is available to an individual, healing will occur.


Mischa Telford

Yoga Teacher, Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching, Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy

Mischa is a down to earth, deeply nurturing and compassionate teacher, who brings a rich depth of life experience to her work with individuals. Her passion is to see each person’s unique potential revealed through the self- awareness that yoga practice provides.

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Additional Yoga Therapy Training & Continuing Education Faculty

Janet Lowndes Registered Psychologist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Yoga Therapist, Yoga Australia Member

Eleni Tsikrikas BA. LLB, Clinical Ayurveda and Panca Karma Specialist, Herbalist, Yoga Teacher

Kaye Tribe AssocDipAppSc (Myotherapy), Grad Cert Yoga Therapy, Yoga Teacher/Therapist

Lisa Bidgood BAppSc (OT), Occupational Therapist (specialist in Neurology), Yoga Teacher

Kate Levett PhD | Research Fellow | School of Medicine, Sydney