From your very first YOGA NRG CLASS you start feeling better simply because your body & mind has just begun to become cleaner or less cluttered. The move toward harmony begins immediately.
THE NRG TEAM is a team of dedicated health & fitness professionals who commit to empowering YOU and the wider COMMUNITY to be healthier, happier and more aware of how to love themselves at a very holistic level.
This means education about fitness, nutrition, how our body works, how our minds work but most of all how to create better relationships with each other – beginning with yourself.
NRG stands for “Notice” + “Respond” with “Grace”
Our team of teachers, health + fitness professionals are committed to supporting you on and off the yoga mat. To help you learn how to use your body and breath to create physical fitness, a
CLEAR MIND + FULL HEART.
Founder / Principal Teacher / Author of NRG Training Programs / Level 3 Senior Yoga Australia Teacher / Member
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 12,000 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 practicing 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”
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Why do I teach yoga?
“I love to help people find within themselves the resources they need to deal with life. Yoga helps with functional posture and movement reducing aches or pains in the body. It helps still the crazy overthinking mind and when you’re done, you feel happy. I love my daily practice to cope with all that life requires of me. If I can share all this through teaching yoga – even better”
~ Barb Rose
Barb completed her yoga teacher training with Yoga NRG in 2015. She is Mum of 3 grown children (23, 19 & 17) and a full-time Secondary Teacher. Barb is passionate about sharing her love of yoga as she has experienced its benefits towards rehabilitation after feet surgery and managing a stressful lifestyle. She currently teaches the Back to
Basics class. Barb loves this class it is also ideal for anyone who desires gentle reminders of yoga basics and benefits.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” ~ Gandhi
Why do I teach yoga?
“Yoga has helped me be a little happier, feel more alive and feel more like myself and I feel like there are people out there that could use a little more of these things in their lives, a little more happier/joyful, feel more alive and feel more like themselves”
~Katie Adams .
I had done the odd yoga class over the years but for some reason when I started yoga a few years ago it was love at first savasana and from that moment on I was hooked. I loved the mindfulness component and I always left yoga feeling like I was standing taller, like me limbs felt longer, my heart felt more open with peace in my mind. Ever since then yoga has penetrated deep within my soul and become a huge part of who I am. It has changed every aspect of my life, it has changed the way I’m a mum, wife, daughter and sister, and what’s really noticeable is how it’s changed the relationship I have with myself. The reason I started was because I seemed drawn to it at that moment in time as I had just had my second baby and I knew I was craving something but I wasn’t sure what it was. The reason I keep coming back is because it makes me feel joy and happiness, it gives me a feeling of space and freedom and by spending sacred time on my mat with myself and mindful movement I feel more appreciation and gratitude towards myself and my world. As I continue to practice and learn I see so many changes in my mind and body and the biggest one to date has been my breath, through practising yoga my breath has gone from being short and shallow to being long, smooth and rhythmical. I’ve also noticed my body transform and gradually over time I can soften into poses in a way I had never imaged I would. I strive to live yoga on and off the mat and every day I find it easier to integrate my yoga into day to day life, thoughts and actions and I’m getting better at dealing with those moments of stress and panic and being flustered and I’m now choosing to react to things differently. I’m lucky enough to have a husband and 2 kids that are extremely supportive and encouraging of my yoga adventure and they could not be more proud of their yogi mumma. My background has mostly been in administration and more recently with our own coffee business. As cliche` as it sounds I really believe I’ve found my purpose in life and that’s to be the best yogi mum I can and to share the teachings of yoga with others. I actually feel it’s my calling, something that I have a responsibility to do and one of the proudest moments for me was completing my Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training with YogaNRG. I’d love to help people discover the benefits of yoga and dispel the yoga myths out there and I’d love to help others see that yoga has a way of giving us what we need and can add immeasurable value to our lives. I used to describe myself as a quitter and someone who encouraged others but not myself anm very pleased to say I smashed those beliefs away and now I’m working hard on living yoga on and off the mat, practising, teaching and continuing my learning.
I love yoga because it’s the greatest tool that I have found that brings me entirely into the present moment, all while bringing mindful movement to my body. The mindfulness aspect of yoga has helped me understand myself which in turn has improved my perspective and relationships.
I love teaching because it inspires me to bring a sense of togetherness within the community and hopefully I can help others on their yoga journey.
My favourite yoga quotes are:
Yoga calms my busy mind and helps to make me feel, peaceful and relaxed.
Why I teach Yoga: I like connecting with people, and want to share what I feel(how yoga makes me fee), I want to make a difference to their life and help people to feel good.
What my class is like: My class is always different, Its Power Vinyasa flow, with some core, and always some humour thrown into the mix (to make everyone laugh or smile). We always end with meditation (the best part).
A mantra that I have adopted inspired by Nelson Mandela :
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of the universe”
Training: NRG Yoga teacher training certificate – level 1, Certificate iii and iv in Fitness, and various other Fitness Certificates, including Pilates.
Niki was led to yoga through her love of martial arts. Having trained and competed since 2010 in mixed martial arts, Niki was craving something to balance her active, competitive lifestyle and Yoga was the answer.
“Not only did Yoga help with my body’s recovery from fight training, Yoga also served as a path to understanding myself deeper and gaining clarity and calmness in a hectic world. Yoga trains the mind and body to become still and flexible. These are both excellent at-tributes to bring over to any sport or lifestyle”.
“You are unique, there has never been another you, and there never will be…so make the best of yourself” x”
Niki has an energetic and honest approach to life, she brings openness and warmth to her yoga classes.
Training: Level 1 Yoga NRG Teacher Training + Con Ed in Assisting + Adjusting
‘One thing I’ve been drawn to by yoga is the idea of ‘stilling the fluctuations of the mind’. I’ve always had an overactive mind and imagination which can get out hand sometimes. I love coming back to my practice and allowing it to quite down and give it some rest as well as being able to share that with others through teaching.’
Why I teach Yoga
“I love supporting the community and creating a special space for people of all walks to come and be nurtured – supporting people’s mental and physical goals and seeing them achieve them – teaching makes me a better student of yoga – to show people that a yoga practice can help them be better partners, parents, friends and co-workers by being more present off the mat”
~ Rosie Overfield
Rosie’s classes are rooted in vinyasa flow, with a strong focus on breathe, body awareness and yogic philosophy. Having previous worked in mental health, Rosie loves supporting people to harness the power of yoga to achieve well-being and manage the challenges of daily life.
“When you learn, teach. When you get, give” – Maya Angelou
I discovered my love for yoga accidently when I signed up for gym membership some 15 years ago. From my first yoga class I felt a sense of calm and balance – wholeness. As a teacher I am passionate about breath and mindfully feeling each posture. It is so important to listen to your own body and treat it with loving kindness. In my classes I like to focus on correct alignment and core control and offer a space to gently release and rejuvenate whilst combining movement and meditation for the body, mind and spirit. I frequently include Thai yoga massage techniques during relaxation to further enhance the yoga experience and for a bit of fun offer partnered postures.
I am a Sunny Coast local and share my life with husband Gordon, 8 children and 1 granddaughter and we love getting outdoors to enjoy the wonderful experiences the Sunshine Coast has on offer. Yoga has enhanced every aspect of my life, my health and my relationships. It has empowered me and these days I have real balance in my life.
Yoga is for everyone, whatever your ability and I welcome you to my classes. Give yourself the gift of yoga to enrich and enhance your life.
“Be Kind… Be Kind… Be Kind”
I first experienced yoga in the womb. My mother practiced yoga while pregnant, and still does. After 6 years of practicing “casually”, Mom encouraged me to show up to take one of the infamous, Tammy Williams’ yoga class at Moffat Beach. From there this changed my mind, body and heart……….….to think, feel and love differently.
From there, in 2011, I began my journey of becoming a Power Yoga teacher with Tammy Williams (Yoga NRG) and Duncan Peak (Power Living Australia). My life changed from there, my journey to becoming the human I am today is simply breathing ….. This only encouraged a curious interest into self-development, and growth. I feel yoga has given permission to accept ME, to BE in my truth, and find a peace-filled life everyday. Yoga has given this space to make and support these necessary changes.
Teaching yoga provides me with an immediate connection with whoever shows up, offering a challenging, invigorating yet accepting, and calming space to practice and find their own space. Empowering those who show up to give themselves permission to have stillness through movement – a complete body mind connection.
Over the past year, my yoga practice has changed to ready my body and my mind, as my husband and I wanted to start the journey to fall pregnant; we are beautifully blessed with my first pregnancy and baby is due in March 2021.
Yoga and mindfulness has been such a blessing for my own life journey, it’s changed the way I live.
What’s your advice for Yoga’s students? Mindfully move with your own breath and your own strength, we are all strong and vulnerable. We are all at different stages of our life journey, our bodies are all different and most importantly, nothing remains the same.
What obstacles has yoga helped you overcome? Striving, grasping for something else – judging myself and others – patience in the process – being able to love me unconditionally.
What is the most rewarding part of being a teacher? The laughter through the class – when the pose is challenging, still being able to see the lightness of life and be OK to be messy and the peaceful, awe-inspiring silence after savasana.
What is your favourite quote? I’ve two, “Be the Change you wish to see in the world”, Mahatma Gandhi, and “If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place, Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change”, Michael Jackson
I first became interested in yoga at the age of 15. At the time I was diagnosed with Scheuermann’s disease and was generally suffering from what I like to call tin man syndrome. This was before the internet so when I attended my first yoga class I really had no idea what I was in for. Following sound advise from a family friend that attending yoga classes would beneficial for me, I thought I had nothing to loose.
Long story short, after 6 weeks I was amazed with how the classes had not only helped improve my physical condition but how it had also greatly helped many other aspects of my life. There are too many reasons to list as to why I still practice yoga to this day, but essentially its the feeling of connection that yoga gives you on all levels. This is also the reason I love to teach, it’s a privilege to be able facilitate this connection within others. With firm roots in Ashtanga and teacher training in power yoga and meditation you can expect these elements to shine through during my classes.
Brendan completed Yoga NRG Level 1 Teacher Training in 2018-19.
(If you are lucky enough to experience Brendans class make sure you request some added Yoga Nidra;)
Jody has a busy life as a working mum in the health & welfare sector & a dedicated Yogi of over 19 years practice & 4 years as a Yoga teacher. Jody savours her Yoga practice & teaching to maintain balance and provide nourishment of mind & body.
Jody has completed Level 1 Yoga NRG Teacher Training and is currently completing Long Slow Deep Yoga Teacher Training
The Undercover Yogi
He does not say much
Although you may never see him, he is always working tirelessly in the background helping.
Mantra – Keep it Simple Mate and just do what needs to be done.
(And like most men, possibly feels more at ease when their wife is making time for yoga;)