Fusion wellness mind + body
All of our classes are designed to be all inclusive and suitable for all levels and practices. All our teachers have the qualifications to adapt these classes to their teaching style and our clients experience levels. Meet our amazing team below!
Karalee is a yoga teacher, reiki healer, meditation guide and philosopher. She began her journey with healing and yoga at the age of 9 and has developed a deep understanding of this magnificent health science. Having trained in many forms of yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Tantra, Kriya and Yin yoga as well as various other healing methods over the past 7 years, she draws upon her skills and her love of philosophy and higher learning to bring you to a place of peace. Her classes are intuitive as she channels sequences and messages to pass onto her students as she guides you through the asanas to promote flexibility, balance and strength not only in the physical body but also the mental, emotional and spiritual body of her students. Karalee will help to inspire, heal and release you. Her classes are like poetry, with her unique blend of wisdom and understanding of the world, she will leave you feeling held and supported through the practice, with the skills to develop yourself both on and off the mat.
Juliette grew up on a French Island, she has been practicing and studying yoga since the age of 17, and always been passionate about the connection between spirituality, psychology and science. After studying medicine, she obtained a psychology degree and dedicated herself to share the transformative and healing potential of yoga.
Juliette’s classes focus on body-mind connection, breath awareness and the alignment of our physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies.
Her teaching looks beyond external form to lead each individual to (re-)connect with their true self.
Juliette teaches Yoga flow, slow flow and meditation to our beautiful Fusion Wellness studio. Her classes are inclusive and bring you back to your innate power. Yoga is not about how flexible you are but how much you are ready to dive into yourself and unfold the layers around your authentic self.
You can also find Juliette conducting teacher training at Byron Yoga Center and guiding individual growth, psychology therapy and yoga practice through private sessions around our beautiful area.
Nicky loves Pilates&Yoga and surfing. She did her first training in Yoga in 2013 but found that building strength which prevents injuries for eveyone, specially for hypermobile (flexi) people is missing. Then she attend a Pilates class and thought this is exactly what would complement Yoga perfectly.
Nicky creates classes that are challenging & safe and funny.
When teaching Nicky tries to keep these key values in mind, so she can best share and exercise with her friends and clients on the REFORMER.
Nicky would love to see you in a class soon!
Rhys has a passion for living life to its fullest. He loves traveling, surfing and yoga. His classes involve a diverse mix of styles from mobility training, breath work to traditional yoga. He enjoys creating classes that will push stunts to progress not just on their yoga journey but in all aspects of life.
Ange is a fully qualified pilates instructor who loves to use a mix of traditional and contemporary styles to ensure her clients get a great workout and leave feeling like they have learnt something new and with their butt 2 inches higher than when they walked in.
Ange’s pilates journey started over 10 years ago, but she grew real belief in the method when she was training for the Honolulu marathon and realised she needed to complement her running training with core and glute activation. Ange believes that all movement should be fun and you can be sure to sing along to Mariah Carey or Justin Bieber in one of her classes. She brings her learnings from attending the best Pilates studios around the world and has a passion for helping people be the best they can be.
Bia started practicing yoga in 2010 in her home town in Vienna, Austria. Very soon she realised that a regular yoga practice gave her not only a fit body but also a lot of mental strength and stability. She felt more vitality, strength and flexibility both in body and mind.
After finishing University in 2012 and then working a regular 9-5 job for 2 years, she realised that she wasn’t being fulfilled. She wanted to share her passion for yoga with the rest of the world and decided to become a yoga teacher. Bia quit her job, packed her bags and left her family and friends behind and then boarded a flight to Thailand to begin her first yoga teacher training.
In 2015 after graduating her teacher training (500hr), Bia travelled to Australia and started her journey as a teacher in Brisbane.
In 2017 Bia completed an 800hr Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga teacher training at the Byron Yoga Centre.
Finally, in 2019 she discovered her love for Barre and did a Barre teacher training in Byron Bay.
Bia’s quest for depth in life, along with her love for movement, is reflected in her genuine down to earth teaching style. She guides her students with care and sensitivity, focusing on integration of breath and precise and safe alignment.
Pieta Devine offers a style of yoga to suit people that wish to take their practice to the next level. This yoga is for people that have an active lifestyle and want to develop strength, health and wholeness, increase range of movement, become more internally and externally aware of the body and mind. If you want to have more awareness of your body and master the mind this is the yoga class for you.
I have studied and am a student in Iyengar ( alignment of the body to obtain maximum energy and circulation to the organs and extremities ) and ashtanga yoga (yoga of the breath).
Practicing yoga helps to develop and transform both body and mind into your most natural state , becoming aware of the most subtle areas in the body and mind. My intention is to guide you into a responsible and safe practice that eases you into various levels. Optimising and energising the body, calming the mind and staying focused on the moment. Every pose there will be a simple or a more challenging option.
I have a strong focus on anatomy and physiology of the body which is designed to develop strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and increase energy that enhance the ability to deal with stress, to become more mobile within the body.
Bringing inner awareness to connect and have union with the body, mind and spirit.
As a former Dancer and Choreographer, Jake felt right at home when he found the Reformer after moving away from the entertainment industry and hasn’t looked back since.
Bringing a fun, dynamic and high intensity approach to his teaching, Jake’s classes are sure to leave you with that feel good burn every time!
Outside of teaching, you will likely find Jake at Kingy creek for high tide each day or tuning in to the rhythm of the kitchen.
If you are looking for 45 minutes of fun, drop in and join Jake in class!
Tarryn has spent 2 years living and working in Canada where her love for Yoga was born. Being exposed to creative sequencing and a whole new world of Yoga, Tarryn returned home to Australia and followed her passion by building a career as a full time Yoga teacher. You can expect to be nurtured and guided by Tarryn through movement and breath to reconnect your mind, body & soul. Tarryn has a passion for creative sequencing and challenging her students with love to convey that we are more capable than the limitations our minds place on us. Join Tarryn for a thoughtfully sequenced practice.
Hollie Bradley believes in the power yoga has to transform your body mind and spirt, and has seen incredible examples of this throughout her career.
Hollies classes are inspired and upbeat, with the focus on self enquiry, alignment and personal development, and always featuring a fabulous playlist.
Over the last 16 years Hollie has devoted herself to the study of this ancient science and is qualified in Yoga (700hrs) philosophy, prenatal yoga, Yin yoga, mat and reformer Pilates, Thai massage, reiki, applied anatomy and physiology.
Nina is an experienced pilates instructor committed to teaching total body conditioning for both mind and body. Her passion for pilates started when she was a teen, falling in love with an exercise method that improved her flexibility whilst making her feel longer, leaner and stronger.
She passionately believes pilates is for all ages and fitness levels, and loves helping her clients feel amazing from the inside out. Since completing her Cert IV in pilates matwork and reformer through Breathe Education, Nina has been inspiring clients to move their bodies, effectively nurturing each client through their personal pilates journey and helping them discover muscles they never knew existed! She brings an approachable, fun, and creative flair to all classes, that is guaranteed to leave you with a strong burn and smile on your face!
Sarah studied classical ballet at the Royal Ballet School in London, and danced professionally in the UK, before moving into marketing and communication roles for 15+ years. On discovering Barre, her inner dancer was reignited and becoming a barre instructor was the natural next chapter of her story.
Sarah knows first hand how movement improves not only our physical wellbeing but also our mental wellbeing and is passionate about motivating her clients to be the best version of themselves. Her barre classes are dynamic, fast-paced and fun with a focus on form and technique to ensure her clients are getting the most from their workout, in turn helping them to achieve their fitness goals.
Anna is passionate about living a holistic and balanced life, soaking up the beautiful coast, incredible local produce and amazing community here in the Northern Rivers.
Anna has been devoted to her Pilates practice for over a decade. With her love for Pilates and the inspiring results for both mind and body, she completed her Matwork and Reformer training in 2020, with the desire to share this practice with others.
Anna creates fun and dynamic classes that focus on flowing movement. Her classes are designed to lengthen, strengthen and tone the body, as well as challenge and improve stabilising muscles, posture and balance. Anna teaches to all levels and loves for clients to have fun in their workout and leave feeling aligned and recharged in both body and mind.
Growing up in northern NSW, Sarah began her path of health and wellness through her love of yoga. She later found pilates and was addicted to the reformer immediately.
Sarah studied through Barre Body who have 6 main focuses in their methodology. One of which is flow. Sarah engages this methodology in her classes, transitioning from one sequence to the next with a natural flow, almost like a dance.
Sarah’s aim is to make you feel like you have achieved more strength and alignment after each session and of course a good burn.
Carolyn's love for yoga started in her 20’s when she ended her ballet career to have her 2 babies.
The beautiful lines and symmetry and flow of yoga gets her out of her head and into her breath and body. Her passion for exercise and wellness moves her into the yoga studios to pass on her love and passion to you.
Carolyn says “Yoga allows us to be completely immersed in what we are doing on our mat and to take these lesson off our mat, into our real lives.”
She did her yoga teacher training with Power Living Yoga and completed her Barre training with Barre Attack.
Her classes are strong and athletic, however these are always combined with softness, in the way we flow with our breath. We make shapes with our body watching alignment and breath at all times. Our bodies are the container for our breath. In her spare time you will find her running the beaches and trails with her crazy kelpie or lying on a beach.
I found my love for Pilates about 6 years ago after having two babies in 1.5 years. My body was a mess with poor posture, pelvic floor issues, abdominal separation, core strength and a re occurring shoulder issue from surfing.
I attended Pilates for 1-2 years within a physiotherapist based studio and corrected my body. I was happy and felt so good within my body I decided the next step was to study Pilates and share it.
Every single person will find benefits and gain strength with Pilates. My classes will always have flowing movement, core work, posture focus and cardio involved. I like you to feel like you've had a good workout as well as gain strength and make personal progress.
Pilates is with you for life.
Since completing Purna Yoga 200 hour Teacher training with John Ogilvie at Byron Yoga Centre and Yin 100 hour teacher training with Melanie Mclaughlin of The Yin Space in 2015, I have been working for Studios in Sydneys inner city and Eastern Suburbs along with offering community classes to surf club groups, tailoring classes for specialised indoor and outdoor sporting and fitness groups, conducting private and corporate classes. Following my initial training, I have had the opportunity to experience further trainings with internationally renowned teachers such as Sarah Powers, the late Maty Ezraty, Annie Carpenter and Bryan Kest, completed further trainings including 200 hour Vinyasa training, specialised alignment, specialised assisting and many workshops in yoga and breath work.
Working part time in the Mental Health in recent years has bolstered my alignment with yoga and the positive effects of moving meditation, mindfulness and stillness on each mind/body. The practice is a guide for the continual effort required to work on our own inner landscape in support of the earth, nature and all living beings around us.
“Everything observable by the senses is subject to change and therefore in motion… there are interlocking cycles of change… one cannot bid the winds and waves to cease, but one can learn to navigate treacherous currents by conducting ourselves in harmony with the prevailing processes of transformation - and thus wether the storms of life.” John Blofeld, I Ching
Zuzana is originally from Slovakia and first stepped on a yoga mat during her Uni studies but really aligned and fell in love with the practice of yoga after moving to Australia 10 years ago.
After completing her first 200 hrs in Rishikesh, India Zuzana's life has taken on a different and deeper life journey. The spiritual, emotional, physical experiences she has had have led her to believe that yoga is her long found element.
Since pursuing training with many incredible teachers around Australia Zuzana lives by the motto -" If you can change the life or impact one person, it's worth it"
Zuzana is a passionate forever student, committed to never stop learning and growing. Her classes focus on proper body alignment, breath with a touch of spirituality and mindfulness. You can expect to move, sweat and probably laugh. Power vinyasa is her foundation teaching method but is also experienced in teaching Hatha and Yin styles.
Naomi has recently moved to Pottsville from overseas and has been teaching yoga for over a decade in multiple countries around the world. She is trained in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha and also teaches pre and post natal classes.
Naomi has always had a deep respect and commitment to bodily expression. Immersed in multiple forms of dance and yoga since her early teens, she completed her first teacher training in Mysore for Ashtanga Yoga at the age of 21.
She is a mother to two wonderful girls Maya and Zahvi and whilst she normally resides in Indonesia as her family own and run a yoga studio, retreat space and boutique eco hotel in Uluwatu; COVID has enabled her family to be Australia based.
Naomi is passionate about movement believing that movement is the most powerful tool she has found to live a meaningful existence, full of resilience, confidence, awareness, adaptability and presence.