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 sequence of postures to strengthen and stretch the body matched with a playlist to soothe the soul.
Yoga + Meditation
Yoga + Meditation
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! Brown rice and avocado.
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.
Yoga + Teacher Trainer
Yoga + Teacher Trainer
Where do you call home?
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.
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?
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.
Yoga + Meditation
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.
Where do you call home? Melbourne or my parent’s home in Castlemaine!
What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? 200hr YTT with Yoga 213 and a 25-hour intensive with Patrick Beach and Carling Harps.
Why yoga? For the change of pace, making space mentally and physically, the music, the challenge and the post-flow bliss bubble. It’s an opportunity to re-connect and draw your focus inward and on the present and nothing else.
What can students expect in your classes? A focus on pranayama, intuitive flows to good tunes, encouragement to come back to themselves and the reason they are on the mat and to not take things too seriously.
A quote or phrase you live by? Let it go – everything is temporary.
One food you could never live without? God this is hard. Mine is probably more of a food group ha! But seriously, probably chocolate!
Your favourite music to practice to? Upbeat electronic vibes and old school classics for sure – disco is a huge vibe.
To Be Happy is the 213 motto. How do you stay happy? Self care and doing things I love on repeat – yoga, good food, music that makes you move, cathartic chores, reading, Netflix days
Yoga + Meditation
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.
Where do you call home? Melbourne, born and bred.
What trainings have made you the teacher you are today? Patrick Beach & Carling Harps 100hr fuelled my desire to teach. And Yoga 213 200hr sealed the deal.
Why yoga? It’s a funny story that begins with my Mum being far more hip than I am. She’s been doing yoga since her thirties and got me into yoga when I was a moody teenager to help calm my attitude. It worked. And I was hooked. She’s actually the one who started coming to Yoga 213. Soon after, I did too. And haven’t looked back since.
What can students expect in your classes? An ebb and flow between strength and ease. Grounding beginnings. Strengthening middle. And calming end.
A quote or phrase you live by? This too shall pass.
One food you could never live without? Potato. In every form. But specially, hot chips with extra salt.
Your favourite music to practice to? Anything with a strong beat and loud bass. More specifically, Innerbloom by Rufus.
To Be Happy is the 213 motto. How do you stay happy? Exercise: running, yoga, surfing, laughing. The high of movement is amazing. And the endorphins don’t suck either.