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

Yoga + Studio Owner 
 

Sammy Veall

Sammy Veall

Yoga + Studio Owner 
 

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.



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.



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.



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.



Amelia Schrader

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Amelia Schrader

Yoga + Teacher Trainer 
 

Amelia Schrader

Amelia Schrader

Yoga + Teacher Trainer 
 

Where do you call home?

Melbourne is home but I grew up in Mt.Martha so that feels like my second home.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

The Yoga Teacher Training’s I’ve done include Yoga medicine Training with Tiffany Cruikshank, Yoga Maze Advanced Teacher Training with Noah Maze and Rocky Herron, Advanced Training with Annie Carpenter and Ella Cojacaru.

Why yoga?

It speaks to my body, mind and energy. It’s therapeutic, it’s fun, it’s empowering, its grounding, it’s calming and it’s ever evolving.

What can students expect in your classes?

Intelligently sequenced classes that will take you on a journey and infuse breath with intentional movement. I will get you into your body, challenge you, energise you, encourage you to explore your potential and play.

A quote or phrase you live by?

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can – Arthur Ash.

One food you could never live without? 

I have 3… Dark chocolate, coconut and chilli.

Your favourite music artist to practice to? 

Bonobo.

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

Practice yoga and move my body, surf, travel and get out in nature, eat good food and spend time with friends and family.



Lucy Jarvis

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Lucy Jarvis

Yoga + Studio Manager 
 

Lucy Jarvis

Lucy Jarvis

Yoga + Studio Manager 
 

Where do you call home?

Australia, I’m Melbourne born and bred however the rest of our family is spread across NSW and Qld.

What trainings have made you the teacher you are today?

I completed my 200hr YTT with Yoga 213 in 2019 and jumped straight into teaching. I then went on to do my Yin YTT with Jody Vassallo and felt like the energetics of Yin and the 5 Element theory really hit home for me. Now I incorporate a lot of those principles into my life and my teaching for Vinyasa, Yin and Meditation.

Why yoga?

I was drawn to yoga initially for the physical asana benefits but realised quickly I came back to my mat because of the way it made me feel. As a chronic overthinker yoga really helps me get out of my head. It’s a beautiful tool to cultivate self-observation and I find that this lens or spotlight on ourselves can start to seep into the cracks of our life changing the way we look at the world around us, which in turn affects our habits and reactions.

What can students expect in your classes?

I love a well-balanced class with lots of fluid movement and then a beautiful chance to cool down and stretch out properly. Good tunes are a must, fun and laughter are encouraged with opportunities to advance your practice and take variations suitable for our own unique bodies.

A quote or phrase you live by?

What is for me won’t go past me.

One food you could never live without?

Traditional Italian pizza, my friends tease me as I have a pizza dance!

Your favourite music artist to practice to?

Is this a trick question? Anything with an amazing build-up and beat to really let you get into your body! I have very eclectic taste so that’s tricky saying just one. My class playlists range from Dope Lemon to Kanye.

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

By surrounding myself with kind, authentic people! Filling my cup up definitely involves hanging out with my hubby, my family including our Frenchies Lola and Oakie, and my friends.



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.



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!



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