Our Inna bliss family

Amy Wilkinson

Amy is the founder and owner of Inna Bliss Yoga studios, along with her husband Matt and their tribe of three vibrant children. 

Her love & commitment to yoga began around 16 years ago, when she 

 

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Vee Truter

Vee have a natural capacity for creating community around her. She’s all heart, and it shines through in all that she does. Her passion, enthusiasm and deep engagement will inspire you. Recently, after 10 years of practicing, she decided to share the wonderful world and benefits of yoga with others by becoming a yoga teacher.
She started a brand new journey as part of the Inna Bliss team since August 2018, co-ordinating the three studios. She’s committed to keep introducing more and more people to the practice – offering balance and harmony – and a big nurturing heart!

Matt McGuiness

Matt never in his wildest dreams could've guessed that he would end up practicing & teaching yoga. Coming from a traditional 'Aussie' sporting background, Matt now finds himself right at home with the practice of yoga.

He enjoys creating practices that are anatomically focused whilst inviting students to explore underlying themes along the way.

 

Riss Carlyon

Riss is a passionate E-RYT-500 who has been teaching for 9 years. Riss's story is one of her yoga practice insisting that she begin to live a life driven by the wisdom of hrdaya (the heart).

Martin Collyer

Martin has a background as a professional ballet and contemporary dancer who dedicated himself to yoga practice as a way to find more richness of body, mind and emotion to enhance life and work as an elite performer. 

Satya Lynn

With an interest in helping others and a strong yearning for finding the reasons behind the amazing workings of the human body, upon leaving school Kat studied Chiropractic, Musculoskeletal Therapy and Kinesiology. 

 

Yasuyo Uehara

As a holistic counsellor, life-long meditator, and yoga teacher, Yasuyo enjoys supporting others to connect with their deepest truth, free to choose how and where to direct life energy with more intention and effectiveness. 

Kye Cole

After about 10 years of regular yoga practice Kye is still doing yoga for one reason: Comfort. Kye's tried many other forms of therapy, but from day to day, week to week yoga is the one form of therapy that brings some level of  comfort every time. 

Mandy Shearn

Mandy teaches from the heart: all that is done on the mat is humble work. She urges students to unravel with safety, self awareness and a big dash of humour. We are all perfectly imperfect. Mandy discovered yoga in 1999 and relishes the strength, calm and focus it brings to her life. 

 

Jill Wills

It seems for most of Jill's life she has been doing yoga. She first introduced yoga to her dance students in 1982, using yoga asanas as a strengthening tool for the physical and emotional body.

Alison Potts

Alison's journey began 25 years ago when she was dealt a hand she never expected nor would ever have asked for. Alison was diagnosed with MS and it became, surprisingly, the gateway to far bigger healing in every part of herself and her life than she could ever have imagined. 

Christine Sharp

Christine was first drawn to yoga in an attempt to reconnect and give back to herself following years of dedication to family and raising her small children. 

 

Thia Tran

Thia began practising yoga over 5 years ago and gained her first internationally recognised yoga teaching qualification in Himachal Pradesh, India in 2012. Thia offers a traditional style branching from Ashtanga Yoga. 

 

Catalina Herrera

Catalina's journey towards Yoga started in 2002 when she moved from her home country Colombia, South America. 

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Manisha Turner

My intention as an Yoga Teacher is to help my students discover a connection with their deepest selves, in doing so I hope they’ll find acceptance of their bodies and unique differences, while also developing confidence and growth within their own Yoga practice and journey through life.

My teaching style is raw and intuitive, I teach from my heart. Combining traditional philosophy and asana with a modern twist. I enjoy making sequences fun as well as challenging, but always focus on the proper breath techniques and alignment. Our breath is our guide, I liken the breath to a ‘Sherpa’ getting us all up and down the mountain together with grace and ease. A sign of an advanced yogi is not so much about the quality of their moves, rather, the quality of their breath. So it’s important to learn to breathe, fully and deeply. I am trained in Vinyasa Yoga, as well as Pilates, and I also have a background in Fitness and Personal Training.

 

Dee Hughes

Dee discovered yoga after struggling for many years with chronic illness and a demanding career in advertising and magazine publishing. Her passion is to teach classes in the Hatha/Vinyasa tradition with a focus on breathing and healthy alignment to promote spiritual and physical awareness, oh and to have fun.

Stacey Turner

Stacey is extremely passionate about helping you to connect in with yourself more deeply, through movement and breath, whilst exploring your ability to flow with strength and lightness.
 

Iris Six

Iris was initially drawn to Yoga to find a long lasting release for her recurrent back problems, but was soon also amazed by the great joy and peace of mind it brought her.  

 
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Brodie Rees

Brodie is a certified Yoga Instructor based in Brisbane.

Her 20 plus years experience as a dancer, has contributed to her deepened awareness and appreciation of the body and breath.

Katie West

Katie's introduction to yoga and meditation began in 1997 while living in London and was used as a tool to help her work through eating disorders and body image issues. No class is the same and her teachings weave together storytelling, meditation, body/mind exploration, breath work and a healthy dose of humour.

Debby Lewis

Debby truly loves to enable students to not only benefit from a strong and supple body but will also notice a lightness in your being and mind; a chance to find stillness and clarity and let your inner light shine.

 
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Jo Maxwell

Jo’s passion is to share the gift of yoga with others through extending her Vinyasa practice into fun and challenging classes at Inna Bliss. Focusing on alignment and body awareness with a fluid grace and flow that will make you smile. Jo’s Yin practice is a reminder that softness is just important to the body and mind as strength; and to live a balanced life one cannot exist without the other. Her intention is to encourage a feeling of mindfulness and empower you to find a deeper connection to your amazing self with warmth & grace.

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Julia Italiano

In the beginning, Julia used yoga as exercise, however over time she began to understand the true power of the practice in maintaining equilibrium between mind, body and spirit. Yoga was a life changer for her, and it wasn't long before she knew that she wanted to facilitate others through their yoga journey.

In January 2016, Julia travelled to Goa, India to complete her 200hr yoga teacher training with Trimurti Yoga School. She has since completed over 500hours of teacher training.

Julia brings to her yoga classes mindfulness through movement, asking her students to come to class with acceptance of where they are today and where they may be tomorrow. She aims to deliver a unique yoga experience for every student, every time they step on their mat. Julia’s classes are a strong and flowing vinyasa, with a focus on breath, alignment, and taking the lessons from our practice to life off the mat.

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Janet Bretag

Janet completed her Hatha teacher training 2016. Since then her yoga journey has gone on to include more training and workshops including Yin and Restorative.

In Janet’s words, “I am forever grateful to the wonderful teachers and guides that remain a constant light within me as I navigate my own practice as a life long student of Yoga. As a teacher, I am humbled and privileged to be able to share this practice with my students, a practice that has the power to guide us to find healing, peace and acceptance within ourselves and others”.

 
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Tanya Madden

Tanya has a long love affair with movement and has worked in the health and fitness industry since 2002. She came to yoga as a means to balance the fast paced activities she was so easily drawn to. It didn't take long for the steadying effect of yoga to find it's place in her heart and life.

She completed her first teacher training in 2007 with Carrie-Anne Fields and has since completed over 1000 hours of training in various styles of yoga. She has also completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage and is a Reiki Master.

Inspired by the healing power of yoga and a love of anatomy and physiology, Tanya’s classes emphasise a clarity of alignment and steady connection to breath, often with a thread of philosophy or mythology woven throughout.

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Beau Stegert

When Beau isn't sharing his love for yoga he is in the garden tending to the plant kingdom's every need.
His nature of caring and nurturing extends into his classes, offering nourishing support and guidance during practice for students to connect deeply with the mind body and spirit. Passionate about yogic philosophy and the benefits of a well aligned movement practice Beau is also a musician and lover of Kirtan. (Bhakti Yoga)

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Ric Stafford-Smith

Yogis attending my classes can expect a well balanced and well sequenced class, with power to activate the body and a steady flow to balance the mind, combined with technical dialogue to safely transition through the practice. I like to encourage and empower students to find and explore the edge of their own physical practice while removing any pressures to go beyond what their body is capable of for that specific day. I like to encourage my students to be entirely mindful and have the experience of a moving meditation with total self acceptance.

 
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Tara Munro

I have always had a love for Health and Fitness. My career started as a Swimming Coach, Strength and Conditioning coach and Personal Trainer. I also have a Bachelor of Health Science, Nutrition.

I am passionate about all areas of health, wellness and physical training. I am a Pilates teacher and teach a number of other styles of group classes.

In 2018 I did my Yoga Teacher Training with Inna Bliss and it was one of the most transformational experiences of my life so far. I believe that a combination of Pilates principles and the movement and mindfulness achieved through a regular yoga practice are key for overall vitality and injury prevention.

Yoga has taught me so much, but the journey of self exploration and self discovery has been so amazing, and I know in that sense I will forever be a student of this practice we call Yoga.

 
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Heather Kinang

Heather's yoga practice started at university when she was dragged to her first class and floated out the door. She has over 1000 hours of yoga study under her belt (USA, India, Australia, NZ) and is trained in Vinyasa, Hatha, Iyengar, Yin and meditation.

She's also a qualified mountain & trekking guide with an ongoing love of the outdoors, cycling, swimming and running. Her classes are challenging and informative with an emphasis on physical alignment, safety and helping you to feel good! She believes a consistent yoga practice helps you achieve your highest level of wellbeing.