Teachers

Liz Costigan

Liz Costigan

Liz Costigan is a Certified Intermediate Level 2 Teacher and has a background as a Registered Nurse. She has been practicing yoga and teaching for many years. Liz was the Founder of The Byron Yoga Lounge - and has now moved to Alstonville to start Plateau Life Yoga.
“Yoga is one of my best friends. I find it liberating for my body, mind and soul. I find the yoga 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 continues to study 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

Dave Bambach

Dave Bambach (Byron Bay) 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’!

Michelle Pery

Michelle Pery

Michelle has been sharing yoga classes for 30 years and originally trained in Oki Do Yoga Institute of Japan for three years. For Michelle the yoga journey was how to live yoga in daily life. After many years of travelling and experiencing and teaching yoga in Japan, India and South East Asia she has now settled in Alstonville. Michelle works with the subtleties of breath and feeling to create a spacious awareness within to bring mind, body and higher self into connectedness and remembrance.
Michelle has led and coordinated teacher trainings and Zen Meditation Retreats. She has been a shiatsu practitioner and reiki master for 30 years.

The Iyengar Yoga certification mark is used under license by certified Iyengar Teachers worldwide. This mark recognizes teachers of Iyengar Yoga who have completed intensive teacher training (4-5 years), have undergone a rigorous assessment process and must continue ongoing education to renew or upgrade their certificate to a higher level. This Certification Mark ensures an internationally recognized standard of excellence in teaching.
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