Learn more about Clear Skies Yoga's team of dedicated teachers.
Alison is a 350 hour registered yoga teacher, mum to three crazy boys and an unashamed latte addict. She first practised yoga in her early university days as a Bachelor of Education student at Brisbane's QUT, little did she know then that it was THIS teaching that would be her life path.
Alison remembers studying her mother's Reader's Digest Health Almanac as a seven year old, and being fascinated by the bendy shapes made by a lithe woman in a shiny blue unitard, and at age 10 she was introduced to the pure joy of meditation and relaxation by her Grade 5 teacher Miss Thirkettle at her Rockhampton primary school.
After discovering yoga at university and cementing her love of the practice with twice weekly classes at her local gym, she researched teacher training and found Carrie-Anne Fields of My Health Yoga. There she began her dedicated and diverse approach to training. Since the completion of her initial 200 hour teacher training in 2007 she has gone on to study prenatal & postnatal yoga, therapeutics, kids yoga, vinyasa yoga and bhakti yoga.
In Alison's classes you will be guided to radical self-acceptance. Her classes are most strongly influenced by the heart based, alignment focused principles of Anusara Yoga, but are a unique offering strengthened by Alison's decade of experience in exploring how the practice can be adapted to each student's individuality. Utilising a slow flow approach allows Alison to ensure that each student is well grounded before moving into faster and more challenging sequences.
Alison has trained with many senior teachers including John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Ross Rayburn, Alison Potts and Keren Cooksey. One of her core values is to be open to learning something new everyday, and she's thrilled to be able to offer the same delight of discovery to her students.
Megan discovered yoga after many years of being hard on her body as a dancer and athlete when she began looking for more peace of mind and balance in her body. Suffering from anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder for over a decade, she found yoga to be a catalyst for healing and found a passion to share this practice with others. Her teaching style is a culmination of study in dance, various yoga styles, neuroscience, and anatomy, infused with a light-hearted, fun approach to practice. Power Vinyasa (physically challenging and flowing) is what you’ll typically experience with Megan along with slow, deep yin yoga postures in her more gentle classes. Having the opportunity to teach in different countries and experience hundreds of different studios, she has taken the best parts of each to create a fluid experience that reaches every part of the mind and body.
With a background in Interpersonal Communication and Psychology (BSc.), it was a smooth transition to study the mind in the context of yoga. Having over 1000 training hours has helped mold her knowledge into what she now offers through her services. Influenced most strongly by senior teachers such as Maty Ezraty, Annie Carpenter, and Tiffany Cruikshank, she shares her deeply rooted teaching with passion. Her Diploma of Remedial Massage has contributed to her understanding of the human body and reinforces her teaching skills.
Megan’s experience translates into her classes through a deeply physical, mental, and spiritual experience founded on science and ancient yogic wisdom. Moving through each posture with a connection to breath, linking the mind and body, will give you space and clarity to find balance. As you consistently practice, subtle changes build over time and allow you to come to a place you have mindfully cultivated. You will gain the guidance to develop self-care tools to support your daily life and find joy again.
Kylie is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher, the mum of a zesty little human, a world traveller, skier and lover of gluten-free cinnamon donuts. Fun fact: she once upon a time lived under various palm trees in the tropics with her now husband, enjoying her years there as a scuba diving instructor.
Kylie’s first memory of yoga was as an energetic pre-schooler in the 70’s, dancing around the lounge room watching Swami Sarasvati on morning TV while her mum practiced. She’s told she tried out a few asana with her mum and Swami then, but even so Kylie did not actually ‘find’ yoga for herself until the next century!
Although she has practiced yoga for ten years now it was not until Kylie found real solace in it during a period of mental health challenges that she realised what a positive force for change yoga truly can be.
That was when her desire to help others through yoga began, and – being the mother her own radiant and cheeky pre-schooler at the time – decided that yoga for kids would also be part of that journey.
Kylie trained in the Anusara style with Julie Smerdon of Shri Yoga Brisbane and has also studied with Stacey Nelson, Inspired Kids Yoga trainer. Her practice with such yoga and meditation luminaries as Elena Brower, Noah Maze, Ross Rayburn and Dr Lorin Roache add a sprinkle more spice to the mix.
Offering an alignment based slow flow style and also yoga for little ones through to teens, Kylie teaches to help others connect with their compassion and courage, to shine brightly … yoga for every age, mind, body and soul.