YOGA TEACHERS + VOLUNTEERS

Our global teaching team are all trained in The Yoga Impact Charity's Evidence Based Methodology combining Yoga, Somatic Therapy and Psychology. To learn more about our evidence base and the impact of our programs on the communities we work with Click Here 

SYDNEY 

Deb Shaw - Yoga Teacher
Jacqui Hing Hudson - Yoga Teacher
Sangeetha Eswaran - Yoga Teacher
Stephanie Skinner - Yoga Teacher
Harriet Smith - Yoga Teacher
Zainab Jawadi - Yoga Teacher
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Kelu Mac - Photographer
Abigail Poulton - Yoga Teacher
Dana El Baqaeen - Interpreter
Fiona Scicluna - Yoga Teacher
Nikita Nagesh - App Development
Lis Cancio - Yoga Teacher
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COFFS HARBOUR

Katie Twomey - Yoga Teacher
Dani Laucht - Yoga Teacher
Alice Calla - Yoga Teacher
Jessica Brown - Teaching Assistant
Gianna Edirimanne - Research Intern
Grace Nixon - Research Intern
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Naomi Steinborner - Yoga Teacher
Linda Williams - Yoga Teacher
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MELBOURNE

Fiona Schleussinger - Yoga Teacher
Amanda Owen - Yoga Teacher
Janelle Kingsley
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BRISBANE

Kristy Mancini - Social Media
Georgie Baker - Sponsorship
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MUNICH

FRANKFURT

Laurien Zurhake - Yoga Teacher
Dr Frauke Kuhn
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AMSTERDAM

Isabelle Sleurink - Yoga Teacher
Alessandra Large - Yoga Teacher
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VIENNA

Emilia Cianci - Yoga Teacher
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GOVERNING BOARD

Danielle Begg - Co-Founder & CEO
Danielle is passionate about combining yoga and social impact and teaches trauma informed yoga programs, workshops and retreats that fuse Psychology and Yoga. She also an advocate for the inclusion of yoga within health services. She holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) from The University of Queensland and a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from The University of Oxford. She also recently completed Harvard Medical School's Global Mental Health Certificate Program.
Katrina Colpo - Director
Katrina is a yoga teacher and communications specialist working in the not for profit sector, currently with Amnesty International. She is passionate about social change and the transformative power of yoga and as a yoga teacher wants to share the benefits of yoga with everyone. Katrina holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Dr Claire Palmer - Director
Claire was called to the Bar in 2017 and is a Barrister at The Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers. She has a doctorate from the University of Oxford, which she attended on a Clarendon Scholarship. During her time at Oxford, Claire taught law and international relations. Her research focused predominantly on the accountability of transnational corporations for serious human rights violations. She also has a BCom (Hons I) and LLB (Hons I) from the University of Sydney.
Dr Jessica Hambley - Director
Jess is a refugee law academic at the Australian National University. Originally from the UK, Jess spent the last couple of years living between France and Greece, volunteering in law clinics on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Samos, and conducting research at the French National Asylum Court. She is a qualified yoga teacher, and holds degrees in law from the Universities of London (LLB), Oxford (BCL) and Bristol (MSc and PhD)
Andrew Jennings - Director
Andrew is a Director in the KKR Asia Pacific Infrastructure team. He has over 14 years of corporate finance experience. He is the Treasurer and Company Secretary of The Yoga Impact Charity. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We acknowledge that these lands were stolen and sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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Nikita Nagesh - App Development