Tammy Williams has been running Yoga Teacher Training, Mindfulness Training, World Class Retreats and Events across Australia for many years. She has been invited to teach YOGA + MINDFULNESS at Yoga Festivals, World Famous Music & Arts Festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival & Fitness + Personal Development Conferences for companies such as GE Finance and the QLD Police Service and is invited by yoga studio owners to mentor and deliver training.
Tammy has been in the health industry since 1994 and has taught over 7800 hours of yoga classes & training. Life experience and her professional career in many fields of nursing, health promotion, disease prevention has given her an understanding of the mind and how it effects all health, healing and relationship. This supports a unique and inspirational dialogue in her teaching that is open, honest and real.
“My passion is to inspire others to LIVE LOVE + PLAY with their whole heart. My intention is to be a lifelong student and teacher supporting others to LIVE their full potential by practising what I preach as best as I possibly can”
“I love watching the sun rise, sitting silently with my cup of tea , reading and writing poetry and cuddling my dog. I love surfing and all that it has taught me about life and what it means to be part of something bigger”
“Enlightenment, for a wave in the ocean, is the moment the wave realises it is water.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The best advice I have been given was from my Gran (from her wall hanging of desiderata)
“Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself”
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.
Dr Niikee is a holistic and preventative medicine specialist with over 20 years experience in many natural health and well-being modalities, as well as mainstream clinical research. She has over 10 years of teaching and course design, at both Endeavour College of Natural Health and University of Queensland Medical School Programme, to bring you educational tools for optimal vitality and wellness. Niikee is a qualified yoga and mindfulness teacher, as well as enthusiastic practitioner for over 10 years.
(Diplomate in Functional Neurology from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board)
Julian has been part of the Yoga NRG Teacher Training Faculty as a Guest Teacher since 2016/17 for Brain Health, Neuroplasticity & Anatomy for both our Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training Curriculum.
Julian specialises in neurology and is a passionate chiropractor at Suncoast Chiropractic Centre in Caloundra. He has undertaken extensive study specialising (5 years) with over a decade of experience treating patients. Through his education and experience he has come to appreciate the absolute importance of a healthy brain. He believes that to have a healthy life, you need to have a healthy brain.
This professional education furthered his understanding in all aspects of neurology. Julian uses sensory and motor based neurological rehabilitation programs to promote neuroplasticity.
Julian spends his days helping the everyday hero achieve their goals, weather it is to get back playing sport or simply enjoying a walk along the beach. Julian has a range of skills and techniques, which he uses to improve the function of his client’s nervous system and ultimately, improve their health. Julian believes in order to achieve peak performance and optimise movement patterns, you must improve the brain’s communication to the body.
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 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
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!
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.