Your Qualified Yoga Teachers

Sarah Downs

Sarah is a London-trained teacher, registered with YOGA AUSTRALIA (Senior Teacher) and has been teaching for 17 years and indulging for 21. She draws upon her knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga (vinyasa yoga using sequences which flow from pose to pose) and Iyengar Yoga (focusing on alignment and endurance with the use of props).

Sarah’s classes use Vinyasa sequences (such as Salute to the Sun) to deeply cleanse the body on a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level. Props are also used to modify Asanas (postures) where required or as a means of inquiry into a posture and its potential to open the body and heart. Pranayama (breath control), meditation and yoga philosophy are also explored in a light-hearted atmosphere. Asana (postures) is only one of 8 limbs of yoga, so Sarah aims to focus on one of the more philosophical aspects of yoga in conjunction with a physical practice for a deeper experience of the Self.

Qualification Details

  • Member of Yoga Australia – Registered Senior Yoga Teacher 2017
  • Member of Yoga Alliance, US – Registered Yoga Teacher (2006 – 2008)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate – current
  • Yoga Teacher Training, Cambridge School of Yoga, London UK
  • Member of British Yoga Teachers Association, UK (2006)
  • Member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) (2000 – 2012)
  • Vipassana – 10 day silent Meditation Course
  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Hatha Yoga, with Simon Borg-Olivier Yoga Synergy, Sydney
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage, Nature Care College, Sydney Australia
  • Reiki I and II
  • Transcendental Meditation

Naomi Patton

Naomi’s passion for yoga began 20 years ago and is where she has always ‘come home’. Throughout this time she has enjoyed exploring many styles of yoga including  Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Anusara.

Naomi is an Anusara Elements qualified instructor and enjoys teaching with an emphasis on alignment.

Naomi believes yoga should be accessible to all regardless of ability or experience. There’s something to be discovered and enjoyed by everyone!

 

 

Qualification Details

  • RT200 Yoga Teacher Training under Anusara Teacher Christine du Fresne
  • Dip. Remedial Massage.