Teachers



Johnny Batchelor is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Certification demands an on-going commitment to improving teaching skills and the quality of care offered to students. Johnny began studying Yoga in 1990 and teacher training, with Eve Grzbowski, in 1995 and has taught in Australia and NZ since. He continues to develop his practice and teaching under the guidance of Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Kay Parry and with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. Johnny has studied yoga therapy with Senior Iyengar Teacher Stephanie Quirk.
Johnny’s Website or email Johnny. Phone: 0415 344 722



Juliet Willetts is a qualified teacher of Shadow Yoga, a style based on the ancient hatha yoga texts and founded by Zhander Remete. This style works with simple but challenging preparatory sequences designed to remove energetic blockages and link movement and breath (see www.shadowyoga.com). Juliet has practiced yoga since 1991 including throughout two pregnancies, and has taught since 1996. She brings to her practice many years of study in yoga philosophy and Ayurveda, India’s alternative healing approach. Email Juliet Phone: (02) 4268 0627


Greg Wythes’ classes are a functional approach to yoga. They focus on developing strength, flexibility, and efficient & integrated movement patterns, especially in the spine. They combine contemporary scientific techniques, such as PNF stretching and core stability training;  movement and energy work that is drawn from the Chinese qigong tradition; and hatha yoga. Greg has been teaching in the northern suburbs for the last 12 years. Email Greg. Phone: (02) 4268 2048

Stephanie Downey has been practicing hatha yoga for 48 years (since 1963). She began teaching yoga in 2002 and began studies with Swami Sarasvati in 2009. She teaches yoga in the hatha tradition concentrating on breathing, postures, balance,  relaxation and meditation. Email Stephanie Phone: (02) 4284 9324



Kate Armstrong  is an Internationally trained teacher with 20 years experience. She has trained extensively in Pilates, Yoga and Dance in Australia, London and New York.  Kate holds a Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice: Physical Mind Institute, New York and has trained in: Classical Russian Ballet and Contemporary Dance; Martha Graham Method Pilates; Physical Fitness and Yoga. Kate’s Website or Email Kate Phone: 0424 625132



Karla Sperling is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has been practising yoga for 27 years. In 2002, she began attending classes with Johnny Batchelor at Moore Street. In 2013 she commenced teacher training with Senior Iyengar Teacher Alan Goode at the Yoga Mandir Institute in Canberra. Karla is teaching Introduction to Yoga. Students will begin to explore how the alignment of body, mind and breath happens through yoga. No prior experience is necessary. Email Karla Phone: 0447 670 003.



Tash Larkin is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has practiced Iyengar yoga for over 20 years. She finds great benefits in the Iyengar method, with its focus on precision and proper alignment of the body. From 2007-2010, Tash trained as a teacher with Pixie Lillas, one of Australia’s most senior Iyengar teachers. Tash continues to do workshops with Pixie and attends weekly classes with Johnny Bachelor at Moore Street. Phone: 0408525409 or Email Tash



Shooshi Dreyfus has been practising and teaching yoga for over 20 years. Her initial teacher's training was in Oki Yoga, however she practises the Iyengar method. She continues to develop her yoga knowledge and  practice through workshops with Lulu Bull, as well as practicing with the local teachers. Shooshi is president of Northern Suburbs Yoga Inc, which runs the Moore St Yoga Room. Email Shooshi Phone: (02) 4267 5786


Jenni Dall  For enquiries regarding the Sunday led-practice please phone Jenni on 4210 6139