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Earth & Sky Teachers

Our highly trained teachers offer inclusive and inspired yoga classes that will leave you feeling free in your body and heart.

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Cassandra Missio

Owner/Director
Senior Member Level 3 (Yoga Australia)
E-RYT 500hrs (Yoga Alliance)

Cassandra first came to yoga in her early twenties whilst travelling. She knew after her first class that she had stumbled upon a very powerful and potent discipline that left her feeling grounded and clear. On her return to Sydney in 1997, she began to study regularly and in 2003 began a 4.5 year teacher training apprenticeship at the Art of Yoga, Summer Hill. In 2009 after many years of training Cassandra was certified as an Anusara® yoga teacher.

Cassandra has further refined her practice and teaching skills studying on numerous occasions with the founder of Anusara, John Friend, and many of his senior teachers. She has studied regularly with meditation and philosophy teacher Carlos Pomeda and Yoga Therapist Doug Kellar and is grateful to all the generous teachers who have guided her over the past 20 years.

Cassandra's yoga practice has been and is still a constant support through times of physical and emotional challenge, including the birth of her babies and in the early days of mothering. She describes yoga as an old dear friend always encouraging her to look for the good and beauty and focus on what brings connection.

Cassandra's classes weave precise biomechanical alignment with heart-centred philosophy. She brings to all her classes the intention to offer an experience of freedom and lightness to the body and heart. Her dream of a beautiful and sacred place in which to practice and teach, within a supportive community, has become reality in the manifestation of Earth and Sky and she warmly welcome you to her studio.

Teaghan Alexander

For Teaghan, Yoga is a way of life. Having studied over the past 8 years, across different continents, continuously searching for deeper knowledge and worldly yogic practices, she has found a lifelong passion, which she loves to share with others. Her classes are woven with asana, pranayama and meditation to bring students inwards, to create a greater body-mind connection. Teaghan's teaching style is aimed to empower students to become more aware of their authentic self and to experience the benefit of optimal health found through the ancient tradition of Yoga. When she is not on her mat, you can find her out in nature, rock climbing, bush walking, or writing poetry and music.

Michelle Koh

RYT 200hrs (Yoga Alliance)

Since her first Bikram yoga class more than fifteen years ago, Michelle has been addicted to the hot room and travels the world in search of “the heat”. Seeking out hot rooms in Sydney, Shanghai, Singapore, London, LA, Koh Samui and beyond, yoga has brought balance to the corporate day-to-day for Michelle.

Michelle believes in the transformative power of yoga to overcome distraction and ego. Her love and passion for health, mindfulness, wellness and wellbeing comes together in her yoga style; a harmonious balance of mental and physical, presence and awareness, on and off the mat.

Kimberley Dixon

Yoga Australia Level 1
RYT 250hrs (Yoga Alliance)

Kim has been practicing Yoga for close to 10 years and has practiced meditation daily since 1985. She is captivated by the transformational power of yoga, not only physically but across the whole spectrum of psycho-emotional wellbeing. In 2016 Kim completed 200hr Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher training with visiting US trainers, Paul Graham E RYT 200, and Naomi Jones RYT 200. Inspired to delve deeper, Kim later travelled to Bali to train with renowned Yin Yoga teacher trainer Mysan Sidbo.

Kim continues to study Yoga and Meditation and in 2017 completed a Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yin Yoga Teacher Training course with international Yin Yoga Trainer Jo PheeE RYT 500, and a Meditation Facilitator Certificate with Nikola Ellis, C-IAYT, MCAP in early 2018.

More recently Kim completed a 6-month mentoring program with Cassandra Missio, registered senior teacher and Certified Anusara™ teacher, and is currently deepening her Anusara knowledge and skills by working towards a 200hr Anusara yoga teacher certification.

When she is not teaching yoga, Kim works full-time as People & Culture Director with a global environmental non-government organisation. She is a certified Positive Psychology practitioner and her yoga teaching is underpinned by an understanding of the complementarity of traditional yoga theory and contemporary Western research. Kim teaches from a place of compassion, support and empowerment and is always inspired by the magical transformation that occurs in the short space of one yoga class as students settle, breathe, move, and connect to the deepest and best version of themselves.

Barbara Courtille

RYT 350hr

Barbara Courtille has been practicing yoga for 20 years and has delved into several traditions during that time. Through Iyengar yoga she found alignment and discipline, at Jivamukti yoga she discovered the breath and devotion, Yin yoga showed her acceptance and letting go, and through Vinyasa yoga she is able to express flow and creativity.

Barbara completed her 350 hour teacher training at Dancing Warrior Yoga and feels a great sense of gratitude towards all her teachers for guiding her to pursue yoga as a way of life.

Barbara is an artist and her work is strong influenced by yoga philosophy, feminine power and ancient wisdom. You can view her art at yoginithreads.com

Ronda Welsh

RYT 200hr

Ronda brings a passion for yoga and its multifaceted transformational benefits and blend it with a lifelong spiritual enquiry, drawing on her decades of experience in the corporate arena as a trainer, mentor and coach.

For Ronda yoga is a natural gateway to experiencing who she is encouraging a physically, emotional and spiritual evolution.

Lolly Rados

RYT 200hr

Lolly dipped her toe in the cosmic ocean on a trip to holy Rishikesh to explore yoga almost 20 years ago. She has a combined 30 year practice of art, meditation & yoga, and 15 years teaching visual art. Lolly completed Anusara Yoga teacher training under Cassandra Missio and guides from the heart with vision and a sprinkling of humour.

Laura Hopes

Laura began her serious yoga practice in 2014. With a busy executive career, she was desperately seeking a way to find more balance in her life. She found yoga.

Laura tailors her classes to her students, creating an experience that calms and soothes the nervous system, whilst bringing strength to the body and clarity to the mind. Her classes take a holistic approach, with a focus on nurturing and caring for our body, mind and spirit whilst pushing the boundaries of what we think is possible. 

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