Team

Learn from our experienced team as they safely guide you through your practice with a sequence of postures to strengthen and stretch the body matched with a playlist to soothe the soul.

Our Teachers

Sammy Veall

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Sammy Veall

Studio Owner + Teacher 
 

Sammy Veall

Sammy Veall

Studio Owner + Teacher 
 

Sammy is the owner and founder of Yoga 213.

When she was just 21, a fire exploded on her resulting in 3rd degree burns to 35% of her body. After spending a month in hospital and teaching herself to walk again Sammy moved to LA where she was introduced to music and yoga. It was the freedom and joy of the practice that made Sammy fall in love with everything that yoga had to offer. After her first class she signed up for a 3 month training with Steve Ross and began planning her dream to open up a studio of her own.

Basing her studio around her love for interiors, colour and her ‘To be Happy’ easy going nature Sammy opened up Yoga 213 in March 2013, and runs yearly retreats and teacher trainings with Australian and International yoga teachers!

Sammy teaches Vinyasa and Hip Hop yoga at Yoga 213 Richmond. Her classes are fun, challenging, filled with music and reflect her easy going happy nature.



Sacha Flanagan

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Sacha Flanagan

Yoga + Meditation  
 

Sacha Flanagan

Sacha Flanagan

Yoga + Meditation  
 

Where do you call home?

I’m originally from Perth, so I guess that is home for me. But my heart is here in Melbourne. 

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

I’ve done a bunch of trainings since completing my initial YTT back in 2014, and the ones that have really resonated were the Soulful Practice with Sian Pascal, drawing from tantric modalities with a focus on meditation, mantra and pranayama. I also just recently completed my advanced 300H with (Here) Yoga, lead by Nicky Grimsdale- who is an absolute sequencing wizard.

Why yoga?

I feel most alive when I am in my body. The yoga practice provides me with a platform to inwardly connect and gives me the tools to navigate through this crazy thing we call life. 

What can students expect in your classes?

Fluid movements and creative flows, with a focus on interconnectivity through breath to calm the mind. 

A quote or phrase you live by?

All that is meant for you will come to you.

One food you could never live without?

Mango.

Your favourite music to practice to?

It really depends on my mood, but I love creating new playlists for my classes to keep things fresh. I enjoy an electronic vibe, but also dig sexy soulful tunes. 

To Be Happy is the 213 motto. How do you stay happy?

Surrounding myself with inspiring people, music and art. 



Ash Dickinson

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Ash Dickinson

Yoga  
 

Ash Dickinson

Ash Dickinson

Yoga  
 

Where do you call home?

Melbourne.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? 

I completed my first 200HR YTT at Power Living in Brunswick. Since then I have partaken in numerous smaller trainings, immersions and workshops mainly with Deborah Langley, Chris Wilson, Duncan Parviainen. I feel very fortunate to live in a city that has a very strong network of teachers that I can continue to learn from and be mentored by.

Why yoga?

It makes me feel free, completely in my body and boundless of all anxiety and stories. It’s the breath, the sweat, the tears, the grit, the music, the silence. Everything about the practice encourages me to continue to dig deeper, ask questions and this sweet reminder that we are all on the journey of coming home to ourselves. Over everything, the practice allows me to find the pause button, in a city that encourages anything but.

What can students expect in your classes? 

My classes are energetic and playful, with a creative mix of sequencing and pace of movements. I like to flow in my own body so this style continues through my teachings, this is layered with opportunities to build strength, find stillness and soften our thinking – something we all need.

A quote of phrase you live by?

Everyone is doing their best with what they have and the way that they know how.

One food you could never live without?

Chocolate!

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

This constantly changes – but always love chilled electronic music to practice to. Right now, I am loving Yakamoto Kotzuga and Man of No Ego.

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

Nourishing my mind, body & soul through good food, great company & the hybrid movements of yoga and boxing – a great cocktail for happiness.



Emma West

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Emma West

Yoga  
 

Emma West

Emma West

Yoga  
 

Where do you call home?

For me home comes in many forms, friendships, countries, food and family. I move around a lot and home is anywhere and everywhere (I know, so yogi).

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

Sacred Fig, 200hour (2020)
Patrick Beach, 25hour (2019)
Samasti Yoga, 200hour (2017)
I have also learnt a lot from yoga teachers and mentors, I am always looking to build my knowledge in yoga and life.

Why yoga?

Giving my self time to meditate, move and breathe helps me discover more about my self and helps me achieve more daily presence. I enjoy the sense of community and belonging, but mostly I do yoga for the Savasana.  

What can students expect in your classes?

Expect a journey into the physical, mental and emotional self. A truthful and raw experience which will come with bad jokes and funky sequencing.

A quote or phrase you live by?

We’re all just walking each other home – Ram Dass

One food you could never live without?

Vegan Pizza.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

This depends on my mood and time of day, but I do love ‘Sol Rising’ and anything that has a sexy or emotional beat.

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

Practicing presence, travelling, drinking coffee and long conversations over dinner.



Mariano Gonzalez

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Mariano Gonzalez

Yoga  
 

Mariano Gonzalez

Mariano Gonzalez

Yoga  
 

Where do you call home?

I was born in Uruguay and lived in Spain for many years. I have travelled around many countries and also been in Australia for 7 years. I’ve been asking myself this question for a while, now I can say that home is in my body.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

I had the opportunity to study my first 200hr YTT in India many years ago which was very special but a bit too traditional for western people. I then studied with Yoke yoga and it was here I found the piece I was missing. I have assisted several workshops since then and continue self study (Sadhana) every day. But I find the thing that teaches me the most are the students in my classes.

Why yoga?

Yoga enlightens my body, my heart and spirit. Through yoga I feel clearer and more connected from the inside out. Since I was very young I realised that physical activities made me feel alive. Before yoga I practiced mostly acrobatic martial arts disciplines as I was fascinated with the abstract movements that the body was capable of doing. Later, once in Australia, my best friend introduced me to yoga and my first class was remarkable.

What can students expect in your classes?

Students can expect to develop discipline and good habits, where they can experience and process their emotions in a fun and safe environment. Expect to leave feeling empowered in the body and mind.

A quote or phrase you live by?

“Compassion is the higher form of love”
“Be kind to yourself and others”

One food you could never live without?

I am a food lover, so this is a tough one. At home I always need to have Spinach, vegan cheese and chocolates.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

I’m lucky I love all kinds of music. Smooth beats and handpan music make me loose the sense of time.

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

When I remember that “happiness is a choice”. The things that make me happier are the simplest ones; being grateful for what I have, healthy food, enough sleep, music, yoga, meditation, being in nature, community, friends, sunshine, chocolate!



Zoe Klein

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Zoe Klein

Yoga + Teacher Trainer 
 

Zoe Klein

Zoe Klein

Yoga + Teacher Trainer 
 

Where do you call home?

Melbourne, Australia.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

I completed my 200hr RYT with Zuna Yoga and my 300hr RYT with Embodied Flow. I have completed many additional trainings with some fantastic teachers and mentors. I draw knowledge from Tantric and Buddhist philosophy. I also value training and experiences outside of the yoga container, which spark inspiration for my teachings. This includes travelling, different physical challenges and artistic practices. Tara Judelle and the Embodied Flow philosophy have completely re-shaped my relationships to myself, others and my environment.

Why yoga?

I found yoga in my early twenties. Yoga has led me to develop more self awareness, which helps me to identify what is really important. For me, it boils down to connection, collaboration, kindness, gratitude, acceptance, openness, good health and most importantly, simplicity. I feel the most content when I strip everything back to these values. It’s certainly not to say that I practice these things all of the time, but yoga is about cultivating an ability to notice when we aren’t aligning with our own values and pulling ourselves up. It is about being kinder to ourselves, so that we’re kinder to the people around us.

What can students expect in your classes?

An honest, fluid, creative and down to earth class that will challenge you, but also encourage that easefulness that we all need. Expect great music, authentic stories, laughter and most importantly my undivided presence.

A quote or phrase you live by?

“There is no time to rush”

One food you could never live without?

Japanese.

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

That is a very hard question. I love practicing to Ambyion.

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

By maintaining my sense of freedom and connecting with the people I love.



Amy Cashman

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Amy Cashman

Yoga  
 

Amy Cashman

Amy Cashman

Yoga  
 

Where do you call home? 

I grew up in Sydney and have family and roots in Vancouver, but Melbourne has been my home and had my heart for the past 6 years.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? 

I completed both my initial 200hr YTT and advanced 300hr YTT with Nicky Grimsdale and Sarah Metzger of (Here) Yoga, who helped develop my love for sequencing and pranayama. I’ve also completed a whole bunch of workshops and trainings in between with other amazing teachers and mentors – I’m currently training online with Tiffany Cruikshank, diving deeper into anatomy which I’m finding really empowering.

Why yoga? 

To put it simply, yoga completely changed my life. I dipped in and out of the practice from my early twenties, but dove in head first during a particularly difficult point in my life 7 years ago. It taught me self discipline and self care, and helped forge a deeper connection to myself that I didn’t realise was possible. The practice as a whole is pure magic, and I feel so grateful I get to share it with others for a living.

What can students expect in your classes?

Dynamic, fluid and fun with a killer playlist. I love to blend movement, breath and mindfulness through creative and firey sequences – designed to get you out of your head and into your body.

A quote or phrase you live by? 

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

One food you could never live without?

To choose one is just so tricky, but I really love ramen!

Your favourite music artist to practice to? 

I love a bit of a mix, anything that helps to ride the flow of the practice: A Tribe Called Quest, Fleetwood Mac, Moby and Lauryn Hill to name a few.

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

A nice blend of friends, yoga, good food, music and chilling with my fiance Pat and our cat Maggie.



Tiffany Simon

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Tiffany Simon

Yoga + Meditation 
 

Tiffany Simon

Tiffany Simon

Yoga + Meditation 
 

Where do you call home?

I have lived all over the place and my family are all from different parts of the world, so I’ve never had a single place I call home – now home is wherever my mat, my dog and my plants are.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? 

My training through Yoga 213 has had the biggest impact on who I am today as a yoga teacher. It ignited my passion for teaching and allowed me to become my own style of teacher, learning from the very best mentors who all imparted their own specialist knowledge, style and life lessons on me. I’ve attended additional workshops and trainings since then, and particularly loved one I did with Patrick Beach that reminded me yoga is all about fun and play, and bringing your passion for the practice to teaching.

Why yoga? 

It was love at first down dog for me and yoga. I was instantly hooked on the feeling of stretching out my body while also building strength and clearing my mind. For me as soon as I step onto my mat, it’s the only time I’m able to tune out the rest of the world and my own thoughts in a way that I can’t in any other way. Even if it’s just for an hour, I can find some peace and stillness, and a sense of release that comes from letting it all go just for a little while. 

What can students expect in your classes? 

Students can expect to have fun first and foremost! For me yoga is a playful practice and I try to bring that across with my sequences and playlists. They can also expect to leave feeling a little lighter, a little more relaxed and empowered to take on whatever comes next in their day.

A quote or phrase you live by? 

“The heart has reasons that reason can not know” has been a guiding force in my life for a long time – sometimes things don’t make logical sense, but they make sense for some other reason that you can’t quite put your finger on. I’m a big believer in following the unknown if it feels right in your heart.

One food you could never live without? 

This is a tough one there are so many…This will sound so boring but probably vegetables, if I don’t eat enough throughout the day I don’t like how I feel.

Your favourite music to practice to? 

This really depends on my mood. Of course I love a good hip hop flow, with a bit of Drake, Travis Scott and the classics like Biggie and Tupac. I also love to practice to old school soul, or if I’m feeling like a slower flow then some Ziggy Alberts or chill electronic or reggae vibes.

To Be Happy is the 213 motto. How do you stay happy? 

By practicing and teaching yoga as much as I can! Being in the 213 studio is truly my happy place. Outside of that I try and eat yummy healthy food, get as much sunshine as possible, hang out with my dog and meditate.



Amelia Schrader

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Amelia Schrader

Yoga Teacher Trainer 
 

Amelia Schrader

Amelia Schrader

Yoga Teacher Trainer 
 

Amelia is a yoga teacher and qualified Naturopath (BSc) with a passion for health, movement and wellness. Amelia found her love for yoga in 2007 and has explored various styles from Vinyasa, Bikram, Barkan Method, Power, Ashtanga and Acro yoga. She later completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in the Barkan Method and then a 500hr YTT Tiffany Cruikshank from Yoga Medicine. Amelia is passionate about creating an intelligent, conscious movement practice that is supported by her in depth knowledge of the body and yoga anatomy.



Jody Vassallo

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Jody Vassallo

Yoga Teacher Trainer 
 

Jody Vassallo

Jody Vassallo

Yoga Teacher Trainer 
 

Jody Vassallo is a highly experienced yoga teacher, Ayurvedic health coach and multi award winning cookbook author. She completed her Diploma of Ki Yoga (a dynamic meridian based Japanese yoga) in 2004. Following that she studied under Rachel Zinman in the ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda) System in 2006.
Jody has taught yoga in her local community and on retreats and yoga teacher trainings in
Australia and overseas for the past 15 years. She lives in Tilba, NSW Australia with her beloved dog Cliffy where she teaches yoga , writes recipes, runs wellness retreats, continues to study Ayurveda and does her best to make the world a happier, healthier place to be living in.



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