Tammy Williams 

Tammy Wiliams is the Founder / Author & Program Manager of Yoga NRG & Mindfulness Teacher Training Programs.  She is also a Clinical Nurse and continues to work specifically in the feild of Mindfulness & Yoga used as a Therapeutic Approach for clients wanting ways to help with anxiety, depression, relapse prevention and various forms of trauma. Tammy noticed huge benefits when combining her Mindfulness Programs with Restorative Yoga Postures and Yoga Nidra Integration & it was this that birthed the first “Mindfulness Based Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Program” .  “Not everyone knows how to rest , however everyone needs to and benefits from rest.  What stops us from truly resting and being supported is worth being mindful of.  And anything that improves the quality of our life and our relationships is worth practicing and worth sharing. Learning how to weave different ways of offering Mindfulness and Practicing it will have a long lasting ripple effect.    

Lee-Anne Heron

ND ERYT, Yoga Alliance

Expert Teacher Designation, YACEP

BSc (Nat), Adv Dip Herb Med, Adv Dip Hom, NKT, over 1000 hours Yoga TT and Body Work Certificates

Functional Anatomy Teacher Trainer, Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer, The Roll Model® Method & Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Trainer

Lee is based in Perth, Australia and enjoys delivering workshops, teacher trainings and retreats worldwide as well as providing CPE for allied health industry at university campuses, health clinics and birthing centres and is on faculty for International Yoga Teaching Trainings as expert Anatomy & Physiology teacher and Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer. When Lee is not teaching you may find her at the beach or park with her 3 children.

With over 17 years in clinical practice as a naturopath (specialising in women’s health and fertility and has interned at hospitals & anatomy labs around the world in surgery and clinic) and has a yoga practice that predates this. Lee has much anecdotal experience to share Lee encourages teachers and trainees to challenge research and teachings, to question students (never assuming we know how our students feel) and to always listen to the answers and observe the bodies we are guiding. She provokes teachers to consider purpose and function of what we teach and how we can view different bodies as individuals to assist guide every student in a meaningful practice.

Expect every class, workshop or training to share a vast toolkit of tests, languaging, modifications, alternate asana, mindfulness, yoga tune up®, myofascial release, proprioception, interoception processes to assist our teaching to guide our students in an embodied and empowered practice on the mat and beyond.

Lee has studied over 500 hrs yin yoga with Paul & Suzee Grilley (founder of yin yoga), Jo Phee, Joe Barnett, has dissected with Gil Hedley and can be found in the upcoming Anatomy In Yoga by Paul Grilley (filmed in LA in 2015) and brings this background and her vast toolkit of naturopathic and body work experience to her yin trainings!

Dr Pearl Cheung

Anaesthetist/ Lectures in Respiratory/NS Anatomy

Fellow of the ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) since 2001. Graduated from Medicine as a Doctor in 1992.

Pearl attended a Surf & Yoga Retreat with Tammy Williams and Belinda Werner back in 2007. She lectures in Respiratory Anatomy and is part of the Yoga NRG & Mindfulness Training Faculty online and face to face.

Although initially Pearl had a love hate relationship with Yoga , Pearl went on to do her Yoga Teacher Training with Tammy Williams. She loves to travel making Surf & Yoga Retreat/Destinations part of her focus. She brings humour & vibrancy to her sessions with a world of knowledge in the medical field .

Talita Sheedy

Talita specialises in:
Naturopathic holistic care for preconception
Pregnancy and post-natal nutrition
Prenatal Yoga Hormone regulation
Mental health support and prevention, including post-natal depression

Ellie Douse

Physiotherapist / Yoga Teacher

Ellie Specialises in Pelvic Floor & General Physiotherapy . Ellie delivers both face to face and online components of the Anatomy & Physiology Modules. Ellie has completed Level 1 Teacher Training with Yoga NRG & assisting Training with David Swenson. Ellie’s classes are educational and meditative with subtle Scottish humour and lightness.

Marian Cavanagh

Marian Cavanagh is a Level 3 Yoga Australia registered yoga teacher with a wide range of training. Marian is a registered Relax and Renew Trainer, certified by Judith Lasater (one of the world’s leading authorities in restorative yoga) Marian has run hundreds of workshops, and has taught well over 1000 restorative students. 

Marian is passionate about sharing this nurturing, healing practice. She specialises in long, deep, quietly held poses. She has been teaching yoga for over a decade, and restorative yoga for over 6 years, with hundreds of hours of restorative teaching practice. Her workshops emphasise internal rest with a focus on long-hold, quietly held spaces.

Tanya Zampala 

Tanya has owned one of the longest running Yoga Studios in Brisbane (Clayfield Yoga Studio) and has been teaching for many years. Tanya will be sharing lessons learned in Yoga and Business. 

Tanya has been teaching Yoga across Australia and abroad since 2004 and running Clayfield Yoga Studio since 2006. Based in Brisbane she enjoy seeing people come together and grow through their yoga journey.

Tanya’s has trained with a beautiful mix of talented teachers all with their own amazing approach to Yoga. Experiencing this variety proves that yoga is for everyone. You may find one style and one teacher that resonates or like Tanya learning from a range of teachers has given her skills to support the community of students she teaches.

Katie Adams

Katie has been delivering  Mindfulness Based Restorative Featue Classes on a regular basis with Yoga NRG and has adapted various teaching styles to suit both small and large groups. Katie is currently completing her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga NRG including our Mentorship and Apprenticeship Program. She is passionate about self care and being of service to help people make space and recieve supported rest.   

Doctor Emilia Dauway 

(Guest Speaker / Author) Dr. Emilia Dauway is the former Chief of Breast Surgery and the director of the Breast Cancer Program at Baylor, Scott and White Healthcare in Texas, USA.  She is an American trained surgeon who has taken the opportunity to practice general and oncologic surgery in Australia. She is interested in tumor biology differences across cultures and ethnic groups, as well as, the impact of cancer treatments on quality of life.  This interest has sparked a passion for teaching and volunteering her surgical skills.  She has worked with medical missions internationally in Peru, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti and Cameroon, Africa.

Dr Dauway completed her Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training with Tammy Williams (Yoga NRG & Mindfulness Training Aust) and has integrated Mindfulness and Yoga into her Restore More events and Centre for Personal Renewal Programs for Breast Cancer Patients. She has recently released her first book “Live Fearlessly” 

My final words are those of Fred Rogers, “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet. How important you can be to the people you may never even dream to meet. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” For me, each mission I leave something of myself behind, a bit of knowledge and some healing for someone that matters.

Eumundi Medicine Man JayDharma Mulder

Jay consults and provides lectures to our Yoga NRG Teacher Trainees  both face to face &/or live recordings on Auyervedic Teachings as part of our online components for Yoga Teacher Training.

JayDharma holds a Bachelor of Complimentary and Herbal Medicine from Charles Sturt University, a Diploma of Herbalism and Nutrition from Queensland Institute of Natural Science, a Certificate IV of Ayurveda and an Ayurvedic Clinical Certificate from Dr Rajan Coopan of South Africa (Jay’s original Ayurvedic teacher). He has also completed a two year course in Sanskrit at Queensland University.

Jay regularly meets Ayurvedic professors of Ayurveda and scholars in India to discuss the philosophical concepts of Ayurveda (padartha vinana), as well as knowledge of dravya (substance) known as dravyagunavijnana. He also undergoes pancakarma twice each year.

Previously, he spent 12 years in a ashram. For the past ten years, Jay has taught the Ayurvedic Lifestyle course and now the Advanced Diploma of Ayurvedic Medicine course at East Coast TAFE, and also the College of ACE BMS. Having retired into private practice Jayadharma now teaches interested students on a one to to basis.

Bryan Kest

David Swenson