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I’m Mikayla, a yoga teacher and mindful movement educator, who believes in the power of movement in helping to quiet the busy mind and generate a sense of space and freedom in the body and the breath.
With a background in Martial Arts, I turned to yoga over 15 years ago as a way to undo some of the muscle stress caused by many years of dynamic martial arts teaching and training. Whilst initially my motivation to start yoga was physical, I soon realised it was creating space not only in my body but also in my mind, cultivating a patience and awareness on the mat which flowed naturally into life off the mat.
Seeking a deeper understanding of the ancient practice I completed my first 200hr yoga teacher training in Vinyasa Yoga under Jolie Manza, shortly followed by two Yin Yoga trainings under Jo Phee including fascia studies and myofascial release techniques.
I truly believe in being a student first and I continue to practice with teachers that inspire me and I pursue ongoing studies in yoga education and anatomy including 300hr of functional yoga and biomechanics with Brea Johnson, prenatal yoga with Bliss Baby Yoga, Qi Gong with Grand Master Tan along with anatomy focused learning with Leslie Kaminoff and Anatomy Trains in Motions.
My classes are inspired by my personal practice where I weave together creative and intelligent sequences, blending active and passive flexibility with strength and stability, inviting students on a self-inquiry using mindful movement, stillness and breath.
When I’m not on the mat you’ll still usually find me barefoot, soaking up the sun and salty sea breeze, and as a self-proclaimed anatomy junkie, learning as much as I can about the amazing bodies we have been blessed with. In addition to MiYogaVibe, I run a part time consulting business advising the mining industry on Native Title and Heritage matters, a space I am grateful to have worked in for over a decade.
“I’m loving that I’m able to experience the benefits of Mikayla’s yoga classes, in particular, at home, and on a regular basis. The Morning Magic classes are a beautiful way to start the day and only needing 45minutes makes it achievable with the kids at home. My body is loving the movement to loosen the tightness I sometimes experience and the class leaves me feeling calm and present”
“Thank you Mikayla! I have so been enjoying your classes and can’t tell you how much my body is thanking you for allowing me to participate”.
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