Your Teachers

Meet the amazing teachers who will be with you through this fabulous adventure of asana, meditation, foreign lands and cultures


Ari Levanael

Ari has along history of yoga practice spanning over 20 years and 1,000 hours of accredited teacher training. He teaches public classes, private classes and workshops at various studios in England and Australia in Prana Vinyasa, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Yin and Hatha.  With a flair for creative sequencing and a passion for meticulous alignment he brings the best of both these into his dynamic flow based classes. 

ri’s Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training includes:

  • 500+ hours Ashtanga/Hatha Yoga with Bharath Shetty, Aananda Yoga, Mysore, India

  • 200+ hours Elemental Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea, Greece

  • 100 hours The heart of a teacher with Maty Ezraty

  • 50 hours Super Sequencing with Noelle Conelly, Sydney

  • 50 hours in the Art of Alignment and Assists with Kat Clayton, Sydney

  • 50 hours Yin training with Sarah Owen, Sydney

  • 25 hours Travelling from the Outside In with Joan Hyman, Sydney

Joanne gates

Jo was guided by a beautiful friend to her first yoga class in early 2000.  In desperate need of some time, space and balance after being consumend by the intensity of being a first time mum, Jo immediately fell in love with the practice.  With her background in gymnastics, she enjoyed the physicality of the practice, but really, it was the peace, stillness and a sense of being deeply nurtured that drew her.

In 2006, the magic of the practice drew Jo to her first teacher training.  After holding the role as a physiotherapist for 10 years overseas, teaching was a natural progression for Jo.

She has been teaching whilst continuing to study and learn, since 2007.  To Jo, the journey of learning is never ending.  Although Jo has studied with many amazing teachers both in Australia and overseas, her main influences are Shiva Rea, Twee Merrigan and more recently, Ana Forrest.  Jo is a registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia, an Experienced Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level (ERYT 500) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). 

Jo's classes are dynamic and creative, and she enjoys encouraging students to let go of their mindsets and expectations to open up to the flow of movement and be guided by their breath.  Her classes are a moving meditation as a gateway into the present moment. Apart from that, Jo's magic hands, coupled with her experience as a physiotherapist will get you deeper into the physical sense of your body and your practice.