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

Mel Melgar

What led you to become a Yoga Teacher?

Yoga was something I had practised previously but not consistently until I suffered a health crisis in 2015. I discovered Yoga Therapy for healing and instantly knew that I wanted to become a Yoga Therapist and share this wonderful healing modality with others. I then discovered that I was required to become a Yoga Teacher first.

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

I hope they become the very best version of themselves by having an intimate knowledge of self. The ability to tune in and listen to their breath, body and mind has amazing benefits.

What do you love most about teaching yoga?

I love that by teaching yoga I am able to share the wisdom and knowledge I have learnt about the breath, body and mind. Meeting other beautiful souls is also a bonus!

When your not teaching yoga what are you doing?

When I’m not teaching Yoga, I am learning and practising Yoga!! I am also working in my business as a life and wellness coach and studying essential oils and all of their wonderful benefits. I am also hanging out with my beautiful family, walking and enjoying nature.

What’s your favourite aspect about yoga?

All aspects of yoga are so wonderful its hard to have a favourite. If I have to choose, It would have to be pranayama and meditation.

What are three things you’re most grateful for?

I practice gratitude daily and am so very grateful for life and all that is. My top three are family, my health and my faith.

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.

Leslie Peters

What led you to become a Yoga Teacher?

I attended yoga classes at gyms for many years but when I went to a two month yoga and meditation retreat in Cambodia I discovered the profound and life changing benefits a full, traditional yoga practice could offer. It was during this retreat I decided I wanted to explore yoga further so that I could share this amazing gift with others.

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

Because yoga has brought such an extraordinary transformation within my life, I hope during class students find glimmers of the joy and connection with self that yoga can help them achieve and that they take that feeling with them into their day.

What do you love most about teaching yoga?

I love the how the regular practice of yoga can make such positive changes in a students mind, breath and body and I hope, by sharing yoga, this helps them lead happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.

When your not teaching yoga what are you doing?

I spend as much time as possible with my wonderful boys (frequently watching rugby and surfing), reading and catching up with friends and studying Yoga Therapy.  Also, since my family live in the USA, I travel back as often as I can to see them.

What’s your favourite aspect about yoga?

As yoga is a whole of life practice to me I can’t single out one element that is my favourite.

What are three things you’re most grateful for?

I’m grateful for the wonderful people I have in my life (my children, family, teachers and friends), my health and the benefits I’ve gained through asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and the life wisdom of the Sutras.

Teaching Faculty for 350 Hour Diploma

Cari Harvican, Kym McDonald, Geraldine Corin