Ashtanga Yoga Victoria Teachers

We focus on Mysore style yoga in Victoria, as taught by Sri. K Phattabi Jois. Our teachers are experts in movement patterning, anatomy and prenatal yoga.



Ashtanga, Mysore, Prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, women's anatomy, bio-mechanics, injury prevention, movement patterning

Arielle is a dedicated Ashtangi with over a decade of teaching experience.  Holding a degree in Sport Science, extensive professional courses and certifications and following a career training pro athletes, Arielle is also well versed in anatomy, biomechanics and movement patterning, and she applies this to her teaching daily.

Over the last 10 years, she has had the opportunity to teach alongside, or study with highly skilled teachers such as David Robson, Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor, Sri OP Tiwari, Jeff & Harmony Lichty, Chuck Miller, and Prem & Rahda.  Her primary teachers are Paul Dallaghan (Thailand), and R. Sharath Jois (Mysore, India), to who she travels annually to study.

She is the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Project, who has conducted global research on Ashtanga, gender difference and injury. Arielle teaches continuing education courses for yoga teachers, focusing on women’s anatomy, prenatal yoga (yoga for pregnant women), injury prevention and rehab, and adjustment techniques.

Rachel R.


Ashtanga, Mysore, Yoga Flow, Beginner Yoga, Restorative Yoga, asana alignment

Rachel has been teaching and practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 2001 and has been heavily influenced by teachers Nancy Gilgoff, Chuck Miller, David Williams, and Maty Ezraty to name a few.  In her 14 years of teaching, Rachel has always focused on learning asana adjustments from masters of the trade.

Rachel first of three trips to Mysore was in 2007 to study with Saraswathi​ Rangaswamy, Sri K. Pattahbhi Jois' daughter. This experience left her humbled, grateful, and anxious to share the practice with others. Rachel started practicing with Jeff and Harmony Lichty in 2009, and R. Sharath Jois in 2014.

Along with being an incredibly gifted and experienced teacher with a long lineage of excellence, she is also an incredibly talented local artist.  You can find some of her paintings in the studio.  All of which are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.



Ashtanga, Mysore, Yoga Flow, Ashtanga for Beginners, Yoga Therapy

Siobhan discovered the stress relief benefits of yoga practice over 11 years ago, when working with troubled children.

Along with Jeff and Harmony Lichty, Siobhan's practice and teaching has been heavily influenced through studying with R. Sharath Jois, Rolf and Marci Naujokat, Prem and Radha, and many other senior teachers over the last 7+ years.

As a teacher, Siobhan brings a respect for tradition, as well as honouring the individual.  She emphasizes patience, commitment, and steadiness of mind.

Siobhan also offers Thai Massage and Ayruvedic bodywork.  Please see her website for more details.



Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga,  Flow, anatomy,

In 2008, a car accident left Jenny with multiple injuries and she was sent to yoga to regain her balance. She "fell" for the practice right away and found Ashtanga after trying many styles including Moksha and Yin.

Jenny realized the benefits that come from challenge and dedication of a Mysore practice and started a consistent practice in 2012. Since then Jenny has completed a yoga teacher training in the Ashtanga tradition, travelled to Mysore, India to practice with Saraswathi Jois, and completed multiple workshops with teachers such as Kino MacGregor, Nancy Gilgoff, Chuck Miller, and Jeff & Harmony Lichty.

The Ashtanga practice has given her strength and a sense of calm that has moved off the mat into the rest of her life. She is excited to share the practice as it has been taught to her with others.



Ashtanga, Moksha Hot Yoga, Yoga for Street Kids, Kundalini Yoga certified

For Dava, completing her Moksha teacher training in 2011 blew the yoga doors wide open. In 2012 she also completed the highly selective Kundalini teacher training. Along with her dedicated Ashtanga practice, completing daily sadhanas, countless classes, and 500 hours of other training, Dava is as eclectically trained and experienced as they come.

Like all our teachers, Dava has a dedicated practice of Ashtanga Yoga. She began her studies with Jeff and Harmony in 2012 at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria,. Her learning has continued to deepen since this humble beginning through participation in challenging workshops with high profile teachers like Nancy Gilgoff, Chuck Miller, and Tim Miller. 

For Dava, the study of yoga has enabled her to bring trust into her relationships with family and friends and to self-explore habitual patterns within.  She is truly a positive role model that students both trust and rely on to walk the yoga walk daily.



Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga,  Restorative Yoga, Flow, anatomy, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, body alignment

Madison Kolla resisted practicing Yoga for many years, turned off by its trendiness and all of the spandex. Dabbling in yin and flow she eventually discovered Ashtanga and was hooked. Madison met Jeff & Harmony Lichty in 2011, and developed a regular practice almost immediately. She first resonated with the flow and challenge of Mysore-style Ashtanga; but more and more, she appreciates this system for its focus on the breath, on calming the mind, and on building internal stability.

Madison feels immensely grateful for the opportunities she's had to advance her education with senior teachers such as Tim Miller, Chuck Miller, David Swenson, Nancy Gilgoff, Eddie Stern, and Dena Kingsberg. In 2014, Madison traveled to Mysore, India to study directly with Sharath Jois for 3 months at the K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.

Madison is a Registered Acupuncturist, and her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and practice of Vipassana mediation also inform her yoga practice and teaching.

Rachel M.


Ashtanga, Mysore,  bio-mechanics, injury prevention, movement patterning,

Rachel began practicing yoga over 10 year ago, first as part of her ballet training, and then to help her rehabilitate from injuries sustained in a car accident.  She has studied primarily with Jeff and Harmony Lichty at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria as well as international teachers such as Manju Jois, Chuck Miller, David Swenson, Tim Miller and Nancy Gilgoff.  In 2010 she travelled to India to study with Sharath Jois.

​Rachel holds a Master's degree in Kinesiology and is also a Registered Acupuncturist.  This background allows her to approach her practice and teaching from an anatomical perspective while understanding the connectedness of the body both physically and energetically.  She enjoys working with students to guide them to a pain-free approach in their yoga practices.

Rachel has a private acupuncture practice and runs a weekly community acupuncture clinic at AYVic.  Check out her website here.