Yoga Teachers

 Yogic Wisdom Teachers

Kym McDonald

Kym is the founder of Yogic Wisdom,  and a senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia,

Kym combines ancient yogic wisdom and various health modalities, focusing on the whole person not just the physical body. She is passionate about inclusive yoga classes for all ages, bodies and health conditions

All Kym’s yoga classes include asana, pranayama and meditation in line with the authentic essence of yoga and Krishnamacharya’s teachings.

Kym also volunteers as the NSW state representative for Yoga Australia, connecting with NSW Yoga Teachers to assist with state events and community projects.

Kym is also the founder of the Karma Yoga Community which provides meals daily for 250 children at the Ashraya School and Orphanage in Bangalore, India. Regular events are held at Yogic Wisdom on a donation basis in the spirit of service.

Yoga must be made to suit the individual, not the individual to suit the yoga. -Krishnamacharya.

Qualifications:

  • P.G Dip Yoga Therapy.
  • Diploma of Yoga.
  • Cert IV in Ayurveda.
  • Cert IV Trainer and Assessor.
  • Cert IV Workplace and Business Coaching Senior First Aid.
  • Registered Senior Yoga Australia teacher with Yoga Australia.

 

Kym is also the founder of the Karma Yoga Community which provides meals daily for 250 children at the Ashraya School and Orphanage in Bangalore, India. Regular events are held at Yogic Wisdom on a donation basis in the spirit of service.

Meet the Teachers

Tiffany Vitullo

What led you to become a Yoga Teacher?

I became a yoga teacher as I always had a deep passion and yearning to help people on the their journeys of healing and self-transformation.

What do you hope your students take away from participating in your class?

I hope my students will take away a greater awareness and connection with themselves and their true nature.

What do you love most about teaching yoga?

What I love most about teaching is to be able to pass on the gift of yoga and remind my students that everything they are seeking already lies within them and is just waiting to be discovered and realised.

I enjoy building connections with my students and feel privileged to be a part of their journey and them a part of mine. I love teaching to be reminded that although I am the teacher I am also the student.

When your not teaching yoga what are you doing?

When I am not teaching and doing yoga myself, I am spending time with my beautiful son, family and friends. I also love spending time in nature, going to the beach and bush walking, listening to music and reading.

What’s your favourite aspect about yoga?

My favourite aspect of yoga is the breath and the connection you make with yourself through your awareness of this and the way breathe leads your yoga practise – through aligning this with asana, manipulating it through pranayama and releasing it in relaxation. I also deeply enjoy the powerful yet subtle effects that chanting has within the practice too.

What are three things you’re most grateful for?

I am most grateful for being alive and on this journey and for my gorgeous son, family and friends.

Renee Walker 

What did you to become a yoga teacher?

I found yoga… (or yoga found me!) during a particularly difficult period in my life. I want everyone to find those same moments of stillness in whatever they might be going through… when you find yoga, it’s impossible not to share.

What do you hope your students take away from participating in your class?

A sense that there is a peace that we can create for ourselves, if we just give ourselves the chance to cultivate it! And that there is so much growth on the mat if you’re looking!

What do you love most about teaching yoga?

I love the space it creates, I love the people that it brings together… I love that people are coming to spend an hour to honor and connect with themselves.

When you’re not teaching yoga what are you doing?

 You will find me hanging out with my family, running them around somewhere or happily watching them do some activity… or maybe you will catch me in the water… or in the kitchen cooking!

What’s your favourite aspect about yoga?

That it is for EVERYONE… every body type, every age group, every gender… if you can breathe, you can “be in Yoga”- I’m particularly interested in Yoga for anxiety and depression and am currently studying Yoga therapy to be able to assist students more on their own personal journey.

What are three things you’re most grateful for?

My husband and three kiddies.

That I have an able body and mind to grow and learn.

YOGA!

 

Belinda Thornton

What led you to become a Yoga Teacher?

I began my studies initially to teach on a volunteer basis. I have had some major health issues and have found yoga to play a major part in my own health management. Teaching also allows me to share the joy I find in yoga!

What do you hope your students take away from participating in your class?

I want my students to feel completely comfortable and safe in my classes. I aim to provide an all-inclusive practice where students are encouraged to grow in a fully supported and nurturing environment.

What do you love most about teaching yoga?

The things I love most about teaching are the lessons I learn from each and every class and each and every student. I am passionate about students embracing their own unique qualities. I enjoy sharing the growth and the journey of empowerment of students. It’s actually an honour for me to be a part of.

When you’re not teaching yoga what are you doing?

I’m often found doing yoga! I attend regular classes and workshops. I also work as a registered nurse. I love spending time with my husband and our little dog, Cooper. I love music, so usually people hear music before they even see me coming.

What’s your favourite aspect about yoga?

My favourite aspect of yoga is the adaptability. The ways we can modify any asana, and by adding breath awareness and specific breathing techniques, chanting and relaxation into a practice we are positively impacting all aspects of our overall wellbeing. I love the way yoga allows an individual to progress at their own pace.

What are three things you’re most grateful for?

I am most grateful for the gift of connection and unity; the gift of love with my amazing husband, family and friends; and the gift of freedom.

Teaching Faculty for 350 Hour Diploma

Cari Harvican, Kym McDonald, Geraldine Coren