Liz Costigan is a Certified Intermediate Level 1 Teacher and has a background as a Registered Nurse. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, teaching for fifteen and has trained in the Iyengar System for 12 years. Liz is the Founder of The Byron Yoga Lounge.
“Yoga is one of my best friends. I find it liberating for my body, mind and soul. I find the Iyengar Journey an incredible inspiration and guide for every day life”. Liz teaches both dynamic and restorative classes. Emphasis is placed on safety and alignment and adapting the practice to suit individual body types through the Iyengar system. She currently studies with Senior Iyengar teacher Caroline Coggins Liz shares her passion of both yoga and travelling to present Yoga Retreats and Holidays in both Australia and South East Asia.
Dave Bambach recently completed 200 hours of intensive teacher training in Berlin which comprised alignment-based asana true to Inyengar’s Light on Yoga, anatomy, yoga philosophy and pranayama. Dave has also completed 40hrs intensive with Glenn Ceresoli.
Dave has been practicing yoga for 5-6 years and was drawn to the Iyengar style due to its structured approach and it’s accessibility, by use of props, which enabled him to find his way in asana. This style in particular encourages a mindfulness in your practice which also extends to life in general.
Dave’s intention for his teaching is the practice he teaches is challenging, yet enjoyable to all levels, that his students will learn classic yoga asana alignment, and that they experience clear & direct instructions.
Dave’s inspiration to teach was based on the fact that due to his experience of it ‘yoga is too good not to share’!
Kate Gray is a certified Intro Level 2 teacher. She began practicing yoga nearly 20 years ago in England before relocating to Byron Bay.
Kate began teacher training in 2009 with Glenn Ceresoli and over the years has been fortunate to deepen her practice under the guidance of senior Iyengar teachers in England and Australia.
Kate is fascinated with the integrity and intelligence of Iyengar Yoga which continues to inform her practice, she embraces the challenge of a pathway of learning that never ends.
Kate's classes reflect her enthusiasm and passion for Iyengar yoga with a supportive and encouraging approach. She continues her training to further develop as an Iyengar teacher while exploring yoga within her daily practice both on and off the mat, often sharing her yoga space with her two young children.
Simon has been practising and teaching yoga for over 30 years. He is the founder / director of St. Kilda Iyengar Yoga School, Melbourne since 1989 and has been teacher-training many yoga teachers in Australia since 1992. He went on to create the Yoga Gurukul retreat centre in 2005 in the idyllic and beautiful rainforest region of northern NSW. He has been travelling yearly to Pune, India to study many times with our late Guruji BKS Iyengar and also has attend many workshops and classes with Geetaji Iyengar and Prashantaji Iyengar. He teaches all over Australia and internationally, he is a Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher level 3.
> In 2016 Simon was awarded a Master Yoga Teacher Platinum certificate by the Yoga Alliance Australia, one of only 6 people in the world have this distinction, celebrating genuine Yoga Masters of our time. In addition to a deep understanding and practice of yoga asana (postures), pranayama, meditation and mantra, Simon has combined his love for chanting with his love for a stratocaster.
Claire is a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with many years experience in the Iyengar System. Claires classes are dynamic, fun and creative and always inspirational.