Our passionate yoga teachers are all Iyengar certified and collectively they have over four decades of teaching experience. All teachers maintain on-going Professional Development within the Iyengar tradition.
James Bahuth has been working with people teaching Iyengar Yoga, Thai Massage and related Meditation Therapies for more than 30 years.
He founded the Iyengar yoga studio “Yogaha” in Melbourne and continues to train teachers for certification and on-going Professional Development.
James has helped many in a corporate setting at ANZ, BHP, MIRVAC and the Victorian Government as well as working extensively with teenagers through the Albert Rd Clinic for Health.
Having trained extensively with many senior teachers in Australia over decades, including the Iyengar family in India, he currently sits on The Certification Committee and the Moderators Group of senior teachers including as an Assessor for candidates gaining certification in Australia.
In the field of Meditation and Healing for Personal Development, James has studied closely for decades with John Morris and The Healing Arts in Melbourne, with Veeresh and staff at the Humaniversity in the Netherlands, Europe and at the Osho Meditation Resort in Pune, India.
In the field of Thai Massage and Remedial Bodywork James trained and later taught with Bruce Bentley at the Australian School of Traditional Thai Massage and also the Byron Healing Academy as a remedial therapist. He was also a member of one of the first groups trained in Pilates in Melbourne under the guidance of Pauline Johnson.
James is passionate about working with people in a way that allows them to be more centered, balanced and light-hearted.
In his spare time he loves camping/motorbike touring, dancing and playing guitar.
Nicole has been teaching for 18 years and is a fully certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She has worked with many local and international Senior Iyengar yoga teachers, including both Geeta and Abhi Iyengar.
Her focus while teaching is about finding balance. She aims to help students explore how they can get the most out of yoga practice, and how to accommodate when energy levels are low, and also avoid forcing too much when energy levels are high. She’s learnt that commitment to yoga requires regular practice, but also an understanding that we all have responsibilities and commitments off the mat.
She helps students develop a much deeper connection within themselves, so what is learnt on the mat can be applied in everyday life.
Nicole teaches regular women’s intensives as a gateway for women to work with the many and varied changes that occur in life.