Teachers

 
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Amy Arnell, Founder, owner, yoga teacher

Having practiced in many countries with many inspiring teachers Amy wanted to share her love of yoga with her local community. In 2012 Heatwave Studio was born, created to make yoga accessible to everyone. The transformation from when people arrive to when they leave class is what constantly inspires Amy. Her life journey has been more navigable and much sweeter with yoga as her anchor. She hopes to help people live their best life, one yoga class at a time.

Amy cherishes her life by the sea. Her time spent with her family and animals in nature is a source of constant nourishment.


Bethany Stephens

Teaching with a smile, Bethany believes that life is about experiencing joy. She feels that yoga can help us connect with the happiness that resides within, and with continued practice we soon cannot help but sparkle and shine.  Her intention as a teacher is to help you radiate, enjoy your body, discover your strength and connect with your breath, so that you smile, inside and out. 

When she is not in the studio, she is mumma to beautiful Jobe; playing mermaid; surfing with her husband or walking the beach with her dog, Lulu, by her side.

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Gopali Doyle, yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner. Gopali combines her love of dance and her knowledge of Ayurvedic to deliver a vinyasa class that transports you to another place. Gopali uses the movement of the body and the flow of the breath to access the deepest layers of your being. Her classes are nurturing and balancing, leaving you feeling amazing.

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Emma Harris, yoga and pilates teacher

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Leia Sherblom: A mountain girl at heart, and a dedicated international student of yoga, Leia has been practicing a variety of traditions & styles for over a decade and is a Level 2 Vinyasa/Power Yoga teacher.

She encourages her students to join her in finding purpose to their path & step boldly into a life of excellence. With a modern approach to practice, her creative vinyasa flow classes have a strong anatomical focus – combining knowledge gained from various schools of thought and a keen interest in practical wellness & body mechanics. Leia invites you to bridge the gap between the body and the mind and further challenges you to carry new insights off the mat and into your world. Expect a dynamic and disciplined moving meditation as you are encouraged to deepen your personal practice and dive into your own journey of transformation.  

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Kate Stoten, yoga teacher and training in kinesiology

Kate teaches vinyasa classes at both Kingscliff and Cabarita. The rolling out of her mat is symbolic for her of coming home, of connecting with herself on a physical level and then on a deeper spiritual and emotional level, practicing awareness and acceptance.

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Chrissy Butler, yoga teacher

“Do not turn your attention elsewhere in your search for the truth, for it is nowhere else to be found but within your body.” Eckhart Tolle

As a 3rd dan black belt in Taekwondo, Chrissy is an energy warrior, balancing effort and ease. If we consider that martial arts are more than sport, fighting, or self-defense, but instead a philosophy, an art, and a way of living, moving, and being in the world with awareness, embodiment, and precision. In many ways, yogis are already bringing the essence of martial arts to their mats. A student of Iyengar yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates, drawing on her knowledge of alignment and deep understanding of the physical body, Chrissy's classes are mediation in movement, strength in letting go. Join Chrissy to cultivate deep roots within and bring out your inner warrior.

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Allie Annand, yoga teacher

Marcus Fonseca, yoga teacher

Mara Williams, yoga teacher