Grant Smith

With a background in Holistic Health and Martial Arts, Yoga was a natural progression for Grant. He took his first yoga class in 2003, and couldn’t even touch his toes! Yet it wasn’t until his sojourn to Thailand, working in the luxury medical spa scene, that he developed a strong, regular practice. Grant’s time in

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Yanti Panjaitan-Smith

Yanti first found Yoga in 2007 back in Bandung, West Java (Indonesia) where she studied her Bachelor Degree. She had the best sleep ever after the first class she attended and soon was in love with the practice.

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Camilo Ruiz

On top of being a musician and a filmmaker, Camilo manages to keep focus, calm and effective in his everyday routine with the guidance of Yoga. He has been practicing Yoga over 6 years now and had completed a 250 hours intense yoga teacher training, and a 50hr SomaChi training. He promises his students to

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Cadia Belante

Cadia Belante’s yoga journey began in 2011, and it has been a part of her life ever since. Discovering a great sense of peace through the practice carried over from the mat into her daily life.  After completing her Hatha yoga & Yoga Nidra teacher training with Ojashvi Yoga Shala in India in 2017, she

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Lianne Metcalf

Lianne founded SomaChi Yoga in 2000. She was soon asked by students to develop a teacher training and in 2004 the first SomaChi Yoga Teacher Training was underway. By 2007 her school was accredited with the international body of Yoga Alliance. Her unique style encompasses the influences of physical theatre, where she received sponsorship to

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Vlad Mizikov

Vlad’s yoga journey began during his first Savasana after accidentally walking in on a yoga class in India. He experienced the effects of an integrated practice that fulfilled him on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.  Since then, yoga has been a fundamental element of Vlad’s life and over the years he has been

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Nicky Davidson

Curiosity, and a passion for energetic practices, drew Nicky to Tai Chi many years back. From there, she progressed to Somatic Tai Chi which teaches that grace and ‘energetic intelligence’ are natural qualities one only has to rediscover. In quick time, Nicky became a Somatic Tai Chi Assistant, then built her skills over four years.

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Mickey Space

Mickey has been practicing Yoga since 1995 and teaching professionally since 2007. Mickey’s practice started with Iyengar style, building a strong foundation in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. Having lived for 7 years in Thailand, Michele undertook advanced training in India in Iyengar style and then studied Sivananda style along with Tai Chi and Chi Gong

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Lorena Castro

Lorena worked as a clinical dietician applying her desire to improve people’s quality of life. Fittingly, she now practices and teaches yoga and meditation in order to transcend her learnings. Following the completion of her yoga training at SomaChi in 2016, she teaches Vinyasa Yoga to adults of varying abilities. During classes she seeks to realise

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Jess Stenglein

Jess found her love for Yoga whilst studying Acting Training. Whilst studying full time at the Howard Fine Acting studio she was introduced to the Alexander technique where she learnt to integrate and find awareness in her body. Jess heard many wonderful things about Yoga and was intrigued to find out more. She started to

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Green Park

Green believes yoga can change people’s lives as she personally experienced dramatic improvement on her health and relationships as a result of consistent practice. She interprets yoga as a creative flow of movement which has healing powers both in physical and mental aspects. Green’s teaching style is very energetic and focuses on each students’ body

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Emily Ripley

Emily dabbled in Vinyasa and Hatha before coming to SomaChi in 2013, what distinguished SomaChi from other practices and kept her coming back is the emphasis on subjective experience within her practise rather than on conforming to a prescribed alignment. Emily finds that a consistent SomaChi practice facilitates a deeper relationship with her body in movement

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