Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Therapy Training Faculty

Meet The Yoga Institute’s talented, passionate and highly experienced Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Therapy Training Faculty

Dr Michael de Manincor

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

Michael is passionate about educating the community on the benefits of quality yoga, and supporting the highest professional standards for yoga teachers. Michael has completed a PhD in Health Science, in the area of Yoga and mental health.

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. Bachelor of Education Honors.

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.

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.

Ute Koehler

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

My passion for Yoga started when I was in my teens. I very soon developed a love for this ancient practice. As a yoga teacher, my main aim is to help others to find physical and mental health, as well as happiness and peace through this healing practice.


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.


Additional Yoga Therapy Training & Continuing Education Faculty

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

Margery Hellman Registered Yoga Teacher and Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner

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

Shaun Matthews Holistic General Practitioner MB BS Hons UNSW, Ayurveda and Yoga Therapist

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

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