Team

Learn from our experienced team who all share the same love for yoga and music. Our teachers will safely guide you through your practice, with a class designed to strengthen and stretch the body matched with a playlist to soothe the soul and still the mind.

Our Teachers

Sammy Veall

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Sammy Veall

Hip Hop + Chill Yoga 
Richmond & Geelong 

Sammy Veall
Sammy Veall
Hip Hop + Chill Yoga 

Richmond & Geelong 

Sammy found herself in a yoga class in LA with Steve Ross many years ago. After the class she decided it was all she wanted to do. So she quit everything else and thats what she did. Two teacher trainings later Sammy returned to Melbourne and opened her happy home – Yoga 213. Every detail from the pineapples to the furniture to the paintings on the walls have come from her very creative mind, as well as the energy and happiness that are enclosed in its walls.

Where do you call home? Richmond. But my heart was left at my farm where I grew up in NSW along the Murray River.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? My very first training that made me fall in love with the happiness of yoga was Steve Ross’ 200hr training in LA about 6 years ago. The day Steve’s training ended I had no urge to go home so I flew to Bali and did a further 200hrs and learnt about the discipline and traditional side of yoga. I also travelled to Hong Kong for the Asia Yoga Conference a few years back and found my groove again at a Laughing Lotus 25hr Training in Melbourne last year. I still continue with other small top ups and retreats when I have the time.

Why yoga? It’s the glue to the meaning of life and everything in between.

What can students expect in your classes? All my classes are heavily based around music. Because everything feels better with music. I love teaching mindfulness and meditation and leave a generous amount of time at the start and end of each class to turn inwards. With my movements its all about staying fluid and challenging yourself into new and interesting variations.

A quote or phrase you live by? To Be Happy.

One food you could never live without? So many! Avocado, bread, bananas, tofu.

Your favourite music artist to practice to? It’s constantly changing, but right now it’s any form of disco music. You try and be in a bad mood when disco music is on. I think you’ll find it quite challenging.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy? Getting creative in touch or thought. I love interiors, painting, bright colours and the ocean. Practicing yoga to pumping beats, solo time with myself and my hound Tilly as well as giving lots of love to the ones I love and seeing them happy.



Amy Collins

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Amy Collins

Hip Hop + Chill Yoga 
Richmond 

Amy Collins
Amy Collins
Hip Hop + Chill Yoga 

Richmond 

Amy found yoga by accident and because it was the first thing that made her feel truly happy she never looked back. Amy is a born and bred Yoga 213 teacher. Her gentle classes are paired with just enough challenge to make you feel relaxed, grounded and happy from the inside out. We think she’s the bees knees.

Where do you call home? Melbourne. Where I can find my family. I love to explore but I always want to come home after a while.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? My first training with Yoga 213 and Steve Ross in 2014 not only put me on the path to teach but also made me realise we can never stop learning. From then I’ve completed a 25 Hour sequencing training with Laughing Lotus, a 20 Hour Immersion with Happy Melon, a 10 Hour Adjusting training with (Here) Yoga, a 35 Hour Yin training with Jo Phee, and a second 200 hour vinyasa training with Creature Yoga in Byron Bay. Each training uncovered something new. And they all taught me something about the teacher I want to be or what I needed to let go of.

Why yoga? Connection to my body. Flow. Movement. Stillness. Happiness. Calmness. Strength. Community. Joy. Learning.

What can students expect in your classes? A strong, grounding, and creative flow. I love the feeling when a sequence makes sense in the body and surprises the mind. And I always try to invite my students to question something. A habit, a pattern, or a belief they have. I believe that’s how we grow.

A quote or phrase you live by? It’s not really a quote but trust. I trust that what’s meant to be will be. And everything happens for a reason. Good, bad, or anything in between.

One food you could never live without? Almond butter. Avocado. Dark chocolate.

Your favourite music artist to practice to? Oliver Tank, Dustin Tebbutt, and Rhye.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy? I spend time with my family. My niece reminds me to be more present and enjoy the little things. I love to cook. I love to spend time on my yoga mat. But I also love to hit the pads at boxing and work up a hell of a sweat. Walks with friends. Good food and good wine. And eight ours of sleep when I can.



Taylor Hunter

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Taylor Hunter

Hip Hop, Chill + Yin Yoga 
Richmond 

Taylor Hunter
Taylor Hunter
Hip Hop, Chill + Yin Yoga 

Richmond 

Taylor not only teaches at 213 but keeps everything running smoothly as the Richmond studio manager. One of those people with a truly kind heart, Taylor is always looking out to help and support those around her. Her heart shines through in all of her classes.

Where do you call home? Anywhere close to the ocean.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? My first training with Steve Ross and Hamford McDonald at Yoga 213 changed my life. It made me realise the person I wanted to be and the life I wanted to live. Steve and Sammy taught me that yoga is supposed to make you happy and that I shouldn’t take anything (including myself) too seriously. I think that this has influenced my approach to yoga now and the way that I teach. I want students to feel comfortable, relaxed, and happy in my classes.

Training at Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India was an amazing experience that exposed me to what it was like to live the life of a yogi. Discipline was instilled into me through long vigorous asana practices, hours upon hours of meditation, lectures, and practice teaching. Through this training I learnt that anything is possible if you are focused, determined, and passionate enough about it.

Why yoga? Because it makes me feel so good! Yoga reminds me to slow down, breathe, be present, and live in the moment. Before yoga I was stressed, anxious, and lacking in confidence. I spent most of my life living in my head worrying about things that had happened in the past or what was to happen in the future. Yoga taught me to notice the negative habits of my mind and in turn has made me so much happier.

What can students expect in your classes? A strong, dynamic yet calming vinyasa flow with interesting transitions and variations.

A quote or phrase you live by? Trust the timing of your life.

One food you could never live without? Avocado! And chocolate.

Your favourite music artist to practice to? In Hip Hop classes it’s a mix of old and new. From Drake, Chance, and Kanye to Snoop, Mase and Tupac.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy? Always looking for the positives in a situation. Spending time with family, my friends and my dog, Cheech. Travelling and exploring the world.



Hugh Lee

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Hugh Lee

Yin Yoga + Trainer 
Geelong 

Hugh Lee
Hugh Lee
Yin Yoga + Trainer 

Geelong 

Hugh Lee brings a different element to our team at 213. He loves the softer side of yoga and incorporating Chinese Medicine into all the classes he teaches. Expect to feel a whole lot calmer after his soothing yin classes.

Where do you call home? New Zealand

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? 1000 hours (2 year) Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching, Level One Paul Grilley Yin Yoga, and Sarah Powers Yin/Yang Insight Yoga.

Why yoga? Yoga gave me a tool for healing from a life long mental illness – Depression – and it continues to help me manage my anxiety disorder. Plus Yoga continues to be a practice to help me cultivate compassion for myself and others, allows me to grow the skill of self awareness of my daily habitual mental patterns that cause suffering, and nourishes me physically and energetically.

What can students expect in your classes? A long slow deep Yin practice with a Chinese Medicine healing approach. I also incorporate Mindfulness Meditation during these soothing floor-based nourishing postures.

A quote or phrase you live by? In order to be compassionate towards others, we need to practice love and compassion towards ourselves first.

One food you could never live without? Tiramisu dessert.

Your favourite music artist to practice to? Moby’s album: Long ambient 1.Calm. Sleep

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy? Regular daily Meditation and to freely express and honour all my emotions including comfortable and uncomfortable emotions.



Hamford McDonald

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Hamford McDonald

Hip Hop, Chill Yoga + Trainer 
Richmond 

Hamford McDonald
Hamford McDonald
Hip Hop, Chill Yoga + Trainer 

Richmond 

Our very own Brooklyn Boy, Hamford puts the hip in hip-hop.  His hip hop classes are loud, sweaty, and tough, while his chill classes focus on the precision that this practice can have, working to fine tune the movements and the breath that helps us get there.

What trainings have made me the teacher I am today?

All of my trainings have left a lasting influence on my development as both student and teacher, but my somatic movement training with Donna Fahri, radically challenged and evolved my understanding of how bodily awareness should principally inform not only one’s development in yoga asanas, but all movement modalities. I’d be remiss in not also acknowledging my Advanced Asana training with Marysia Do, my favourite teacher, and also my Jivamutki training with Will Lau, both phenomenally inspiring instructors and facilitators of yoga, as holistic practice of self- transformation. Oh and special shot out to my Pilates facilitator and guru Wendy Powell, diva-extraordinaire and a Boss Lady!

What can students expect in your class? To broaden and expand the scope of their body reference,  connecting to or refining their sense of balance and stability in the postures, transitions, and spaces between. Additionally, to learn how to integrate their core more effectively to develop whole-body balance, and enhance the quality of the respiratory process. And somewhere in between all the technical yoga jargon, to have a shit load of FUN!

Quote or phrase you live by? “Sacrifice is the soul of Greatness.” First told to me many moons ago by my boxing trainers, who championed the Muhameed Ali school of asceticism’s a life practice; hence, no sex, drugs, alcohol during training, and a dogmatic adherence to a vegetarian diet. Sleep by 10:00pm, awake before 7:00am for first training session.

Your favourite music artist to practice to? My go-to artists, or sounds for any mood would be between Salif Keita, Janet Jackson, and 90’s New York Hip Hop and R&B (Jay-Z, Biggie, Fugees, Foxy).

To be Happy is the 213 motto, what did you do to stay happy? By adhering to the notion that happiness, like most thingsis in constant flux, so not expecting or anticipating the manifestation of happiness to be a homogenous experience, or sentiment, but rather approaching it with receptivity, to better adapt to how happiness changes over time. That said, undertaking purpose-driven endeavours, continually challenging myself to grow, evolve, in different facets of my practice, life, and relationships has proven to be effective  in providing fulfillment, and to that end my experience as a father, watching my kid’s transformation from helpless infant, to increasingly independent toddler with a mercurially animated personality is simply the most gratifying and fascinating thing I’ve experienced.



Georgia Mort

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Georgia Mort

Hip Hop + Chill Yoga 
Richmond 

Georgia Mort
Georgia Mort
Hip Hop + Chill Yoga 

Richmond 

Georgia Mort is one of those yogis who can make the most difficult poses look effortless. But she doesn’t take anything for granted. She guides students all the way through her strong classes, helping them to build from wherever they begin.

Where do you call home? Home is where the heart is: The Beach. The Mat. Prahran Market.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? After trialling a free yoga class in Ubud five years ago, I fell madly in love with the discipline and beauty of the practice. From there my new romance continued as I delved deeper and decided I wanted to share my passion with others around me. I turned to the prospect of becoming a Yoga Teacher whilst balancing my studies in Law. I completed Yoga 213’s 100 hour with Nicky Grimsdale and 100 hour with Patrick Beach and Carling Harpes. I have completed multiple other short training such as an Ashtanga Intensive with Monica Aurora, Anatomical Sequencing Training with Amelia Schrader, and an Advanced Adjustments Course with Nicky Grimsdale.

Why yoga? The practice has become a non-negotiable in my busy life. I love how it makes me feel every time I hit the mat and reminds me to stay with my breath. It makes me feel whole, centred, and grounded in which I aim to take off the mat too. Yoga has become medicine for my mind body and spirit and has created a deeper connection on a number of levels. The practice is simply a journey and not a destination, which never ceases to amaze me.

What can students expect in your classes? A free flowing class that may make you step out of your comfort zone. My classes generally involve a balance of strength, humility, and refinement through adjustments. Students will be left feeling deliciously sweaty whilst grounded and at ease.

A quote or phrase you live by? Embrace each day like it’s your last.

One food you could never live without? Sweet potato or Avocado.

Your favourite music artist to practice to? Bonobo.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy? Maintaining a healthy balance of work, life, and play.



Sarah Turner

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Sarah Turner

Hip Hop, Chill + Yin Yoga 
Richmond 

Sarah Turner
Sarah Turner
Hip Hop, Chill + Yin Yoga 

Richmond 

The most smiley yoga teacher you’ll ever meet. Sarah is a breath of fresh air and an energy you want to be around. She brings that into her classes with a fresh perspective and a happy outlook. Mix that with her love of philosophy and creativity, her classes are like no other.

Where do you call home? Melbourne, Seattle, Yoga 213.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? After completing a 200-hour Vinyasa Teaching Training with Yoga 213 & Steve Ross (LA) in 2014, I began teaching immediately and fell in love with the practice of yoga more and more each day. Eager to learn again and expand my knowledge as a teacher and student, I completed Jennifer Crescenzo’s 50-hour Yin Teaching Training in 2015. Since then, I have attended several other trainings and workshops, most recently completing a 10-hour Intelligent Adjustments Advanced Teaching Training with Nicky Grimsdale and (Here) Yoga in 2017.

Why yoga? Yoga has enriched my life in so many ways. It’s taught me self-discipline and self-care. It’s increased my strength and flexibility (physically, mentally, and emotionally), and made me more self-aware than ever before. It’s led me into a career that excites, energises, and challenges me every single day. It’s connected me to the most amazing people – my students, fellow teachers, and mentors are my constant inspiration. And that feeling I get when I arrive onto my mat, that feeling feels like home. And that’s why I truly love this practice.

What can students expect in your classes? My classes are nurturing, creative, and dynamic with a focus on breath and mindfulness. I love to weave a theme or focus into every class to create a purpose for each pose, transition, and breath. I want my students to feel free in the body and the mind.

A quote or phrase you live by? My daily reminder: “I’m beginning to recognise that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon ahead, but something small, numerous, and already here. The smile of someone you love. A decent breakfast. The warm sunset. Your little everyday joys all lined up in a row.” Beau Taplin.

One food you could never live without? Coffee and sparkling mineral water (not foods, but an absolute can’t-live-without). Avo on toast is a close second.

Your favourite music artist to practice to? ODESZA – you’ll hear at least one of their songs in all of my chill classes. They’re from Seattle so I feel like it combines my love for that city in my classes at Yoga 213 in Melbourne – combining all of my “homes” together.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy? To focus on the little everyday joys. My morning coffee, spending quality time with my friends and family, practicing and teaching yoga, and going for a walk along the beach with my dog, Zoe. And whenever I can – travel and adventure. It always nourishes the soul.



Claudia Wareham

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Claudia Wareham

Hip Hop + Chill Yoga 
Richmond 

Claudia Wareham
Claudia Wareham
Hip Hop + Chill Yoga 

Richmond 

As a Barre Body teacher and an Indian-trained yoga teacher, Claudia brings a varied mix of knowledge to her classes. Plus she brings her own personal style, enthusiasm, and charm. You can’t help but smile when she’s around.

Where do you call home? Warrandyte and Chapel Street. Or any beach. Or wherever my boyfriend is.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? My Vinyasa Yoga School 200hr Hatha and Vinyasa training in Rishikesh, India, the retreat I did with Steve Ross and Sammy in Hawaii with Yoga 213 studio, and my 150 hour barre body training.

Why yoga? A whole range of reasons. Here are a few. Health. Mental and physical. To feel so good. Get the body moving. Clear out the negative thoughts. Do something nice for yourself. To challenge yourself and find growth. Listening to music. To rid the ego. To find yourself.

What can students expect in your classes? Four rounds of sun salutations – nothing a good sun salutation A can’t fix. Don’t mind a strong plank hold to get that belly switched on. Breath work and gratitude.

A quote or phrase you live by? If not me who if not now when.

One food you could never live without? Honey. Definitely honey. On top of weetbix or oats. And a soy latte. They’re pretty equal.

Your favourite music artist to practice to? The weeknd! – any song.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy? A yoga class always makes me happy, I like a low intensity endorphin release. Plus the sun and beach is the answer to all happiness… possibly with soy latte and lots of dogs.



Alex Wall

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Alex Wall

Chill + Hip Hop  
Richmond + Geelong 

Alex Wall
Alex Wall
Chill + Hip Hop  

Richmond + Geelong 

Alex has a smile and an energy that makes you forget about your long day. She’ll choose early morning yoga and empty roads over extra sleep any day of the week. And is as humble as she is talented. Lucky for us she also manages our beautiful Newtown studio.

Where do you call home?

A suburb called The Patch in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges (think Puffing Billy).

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

I’m a Yoga 213 devotee through and through. I completed the 200 hour Intensive training in 2017 with Hamford McDonald, Steve Ross, and all the Yoga 213 hall of famers.

Why yoga?

To do the rest of life better.

What can students expect in your classes?

I love to guide my students’ practice with ‘take it or leave it’ options and create lots of space, freedom, and permission to explore whatever they need from their time on the mat. My Hip Hop 2 classes are often mistaken as RnB theme nights.

A quote or phrase you live by?

“I’ve always loathed the necessity of sleep.”

One food you could never live without?

Red wine.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

Too many…. Drake, Sampha, Majid Jordan, Shy Girls, Lloyd Banks (see the R&B thing)

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy?

Doing my favourite things with my favourite people (work + play)



Halee Reynolds

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Halee Reynolds

Chill + Yin 
Geelong 

Halee Reynolds
Halee Reynolds
Chill + Yin 

Geelong 

Halee takes her practice off her mat and into her life, everyday. From embracing the community she spends time in, to inviting in gratitude and presence at every opportunity, she’s a heart-forward kind of girl. And her classes are all the better for it.

Where do you call home?

Geelong is home. But really it’s anywhere that I can watch the ocean & explore nature.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

I completed my first teacher training with All Yoga on a beautiful remote island off Thailand. For thirty days I became fully immersed in the life of yoga, but I knew that my journey would not finish there. I’ve since completed a Yin Yoga training with Jo Phee focusing on Chinese Medicine and Meridian theory. This introduced me to a philosophy that has become the basis of my everyday life on and off the mat. Every day I learn something new, and I know there is so much more to be explored.

Why yoga?

Life can get so busy that we can start to become distracted from ourselves. It’s important to dedicate time to slow down, reconnect, and notice what is going on inside. Yoga gives me the opportunity to learn about myself and to practice gratitude.

What can students expect in your classes?

A strong focus on breath and intention. My chills are very chill. You can expect to do less and feel more.

A quote or phrase you live by?

‘Find your medicine and use it’- Nahko Bear. Find the things that bring you happiness and use them as often as possible.  Whether it’s yoga, walking, nature or music- make it a priority and learn how to utilise it when you need a boost.

One food you could never live without?

I can’t decide between Bananas or avocado. Or chocolate.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

I love flowing to Nahko and Trevor Hall… or anything with meaningful lyrics. In my Hip Hop classes you will always hear a Biggie song.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy?

I nourish my body and mind with nutritious food. I practice gratitude, live a passionate life, and always seek adventure.



Bryan Woodford

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Bryan Woodford

Chill + Hip Hop 
Geelong 

Bryan Woodford
Bryan Woodford
Chill + Hip Hop 

Geelong 

Hailing from the Gold Coast, this father of two has a yoga practice that might remind you of the likes of our good pal Patrick Beach. Bryan is a happy, freindly free spirit who loves to explore the world, just as much as he loves teaching and practicing yoga.

 Where do you call home?

I live in Winchelsea, but home is where ever my family is.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

I undertook a 500hr training over 12 months at Moksha Yoga with Emma Palmer in Bentleigh.

Why yoga?

When I practice, I feel good. When I don’t practice, I don’t feel as good. So I practice lots.

What can students expect in your classes?

Strong but accessible, my classes are for all.  There are plenty of options to get inverted. And they’re always light hearted and fun.

A quote or phrase you live by?

A Buddhist quote “this to shall pass”. Whenever times are hard I know that everything is impermanent and it will not stay that way forever.

One food you could never live without?

BANANAS. Or any fruit for that matter.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

Probably Bonobo, or any artist with a good beat. Minimal words, anything that lets me fall into stillness.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy?

Yoga. Practice every day and feel the serenity and gratitude that fills you. Family, friends, and food. All essential.



Aleisha Smith

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Aleisha Smith

Chill + Hip Hop + Yin 
Geelong 

Aleisha Smith
Aleisha Smith
Chill + Hip Hop + Yin 

Geelong 

Our little gypsy heart. A lover of travel, sunshine, outdoors, and adventure is coupled together with a deep love of the spiritual practice to create the beautiful energy that is Aleisha. Her classes are filled with this energy and welcome to all levels.

Where do you call home?

​Geelong. ​

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

​50hr Laughing Lotus Advanced Sequence Training, 200hr Barkan Method TT, (Here) Yoga Adjusting Course, and a Kriya/Yoga Nidra Course in Greece.

Why yoga?

​Four simple letters that make up the moving art that I hold very close to my heart. As a student and teacher, I hope to inspire individuals to give yoga a go and to see if they fall head over heels in love like I have.

What can students expect in your classes?

A “spiritual warrior” at heart, I teach through simple methods with a fun and hands on approach. My classes have a focus on form, body alignment, and creating balance through unifying opposites of strength and flexibility. A kick-ass playlist is also as important to me as the yoga. ​It can elevate the practice to a whole new level.  

A quote or phrase you live by?

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well – Vincent V​an G​ogh.

One food you could never live without?

Vino Biscotti.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

Alt J. ​

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy?

Riding my little ‘Italian Style’ Scooter around in the sun all day long, or between yoga classes.  ​



Aishling Barrett

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Aishling Barrett

Chill + Hip Hop  
Geelong 

Aishling Barrett
Aishling Barrett
Chill + Hip Hop  

Geelong 

Aishling has been a part of the 213 family long before she started teaching here. And that’s why we love some of the same things: the ocean, good tunes, hiking in nature, and getting up early enough to embrace the day. Her creative classes give students the space to be themselves.

Where do you call home?

Newcastle, NSW will always be home.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

I completed my 200 hour training at Yoga 213 with Steve Ross, Hamford McDonald, and all the 213 yogis. I also completed a short creative sequencing training earlier this year at Here Yoga.

Why yoga?

So many reasons. To slow down. To move. To connect. To feel strong. For a challenge. Because it feels good. Because it’s fun.

What can students expect in your classes?

Expect a flowing, creative class with a mix of chill and challenge. I like to give students plenty of space to feel into each pose and move in a way that feels right for them.

A quote or phrase you live by?

Dream then do.

One food you could never live without?

Chocolate and raspberries.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

It’s constantly changing but right now there’s a lot of Khalid, The xx, Sol Rising, The Internet, and Hollow clouds popping up in my playlists.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy?

Spending time with family and friends, swimming in the ocean, practising yoga, travelling, and hanging with my dog Lenny.



Jess Roe

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Jess Roe

Chill + Hip Hop  
Geelong 

Jess Roe
Jess Roe
Chill + Hip Hop  

Geelong 

Our little pocket rocket. Jess is filled to the brim with enthusiasm, heart, and positivity. It’s rare you’ll see this yogi without a smile on her face and that’s why her classes are so welcoming. She puts her whole heart into everything she does and yoga is no different.

Where do you call home?
I grew up in Shepparton and then spent nine years in Melbourne, but I now call Gtown (Geelong) home.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?
I recently completed my 200 hour training with Radiantly Alive in Ubud. The training environment over there was magical and the self-discovery aspect of it was just as enriching as the yoga teaching itself, I never imagined that I could feel this happy, grounded, and content. The Yoga 213 Richmond studio has also been a huge influence. I couldn’t believe my luck when I moved to GTown and its sister studio was opening down there.

Why yoga?

Initially it was just a workout, a way to keep fit, but then it grew into much more. First it was how happy I would feel.  And then I started to notice the changes in mindset and that I felt calmer and more grounded than I ever have before. It’s one whole hour in the day to be completely present and in the moment – which is worth a lot in the busy world that we live in today.

What can students expect in your classes?
Fun tunes and to feel happy, challenged and zen after a strong but grounding vinyasa flow.

A quote or phrase you live by?

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

One food you could never live without?

Peanut butter. I’m addicted.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?
It’s usually pretty varied. I’m all about the recommended playlists on Spotify and stumbling across new tunes. Right now Vallis Alps, Bon Iver, and JOY are getting a good run in my playlists.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy?
Being content with what I have, simplifying my life and not worrying so much about what others think. Daily yoga, a hike, meditation, red wine, and spending time outdoors are also guaranteed to keep a smile on my face.



Nick Elisseos

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Nick Elisseos

Chill + Hip Hop + Yin 
Richmond 

Nick Elisseos
Nick Elisseos
Chill + Hip Hop + Yin 

Richmond 

Nick comes to us from New York. And like a lot of yogis, his meditation practice is just as strong as his asana practice. Discover the mixture of modern and traditional in his classes, as well as a few surprises here and there.

Where do you call home?
Home is where I am in the moment.  

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?
I would say skill sharing has had more of an influence on me than traditional training. Things like playing acrobatics with others or attending workshops have developed most of my growth.

Why yoga?
Yoga wasn’t something that I intended to do or become. I discovered insight meditation first and felt a curiosity to seek other holistic modalities. When I attended my first yoga class, I was frustrated, struggling to touch my toes and more stressed than relaxed. As time, acceptance, and patience developed yoga has become my source of daily inspiration.

What can students expect in your classes?
Students can expect the unexpected in my class. I love tradition and I also love evolution. I like to try my best to merge the two because that is true yoga. There will be a lot of freestyle, fun, and positive vibes.

A quote or phrase you live by?
Love flows just like life.

One food you could never live without?
Well, since I’m from New York, I’m going with Pizza.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?
Music and my practice is always changing for me. At the moment it’s been Feverkin.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto, how do you stay happy?
I stay happy by creating things that bring joy into my life. Good food, good people, good coffee. Daily Yoga. Photography. Cinematography.



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