Our Teachers

All of the teachers at Blue Water Yoga are qualified, registered yoga teachers.

Kerryn Godfrey

I attended my first yoga class over 30 years ago and the connection was immediate and enduring. Without any understanding of the true purpose of this ancient science, I knew that my body felt better, my mind was much calmer and that the practice connected me to something that was familiar and nurturing – a deep, vibrant and peaceful stillness.

Over years of practice, this connection deepened and developed into a passion to share the benefits of yoga and I eventually began teaching in 2005, completing teacher training in the Rishiculture Ashtanga (Gitananda) tradition. I am also a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga teacher, an Embodyment® Therapist, and a teacher with the Art of Living Foundation.

I am grateful to all my teachers for their love, support and guidance and especially give thanks to HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for shining the light on me!

Leni Mann

I  love Yoga for its restorative and meditative components, along with the amazing benefits of stability and strength that it brings. I have been developing my own Yoga awareness since 2013 and love the continuous nature of learning and progression that comes with the physical practice and stilling of the mind.

Over many years, I have enjoyed coming to Ocean Grove to visit family and friends. During these times. I have loved dropping in to the magical Lakeroom classes. a happy space which sparked my interest in developing my own yoga practice.

After completing Vinyasa training in early 2019, I made the move to the Surf Coast to share my passion with others. I love the ocean and being outdoors in nature, and find myself feeling my best when I prioritise this connection.

I look forward to sharing this wonderful space with you all through a nurturing and balancing Vinyasa Flow.

 

Sarah Martin

After traveling and living abroad for the past 12 years, Sarah is excited to be home and sharing her yoga & mindfulness practice with the Ocean Grove community. Sarah is passionate about sharing the path of yoga and wellbeing. She believes in teaching and guiding students to find inner-silence, gratitude and loving awareness on and off the yoga mat.

Sarah and her Canadian partner, Hang Nhan, co-founded “saigon om”, a wellness school offering yoga teacher training, retreats, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Reiki and massage training, along with other continued education courses. She is a registered Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 teacher. Sarah follows the mindfulness teachings of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village spiritual community. She’s also a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage trainer and a Shamballa Reiki Master Teacher.

Kathy Willie

I began my yoga journey over 15 years ago. In the beginning, with a busy family and a demanding professional life, I was looking to strengthen and stretch my muscles, I didn’t know that Yoga could bring much more!  Balancing the daily pressures of life, along with my personal expectations, I continued to practise and I could feel a shift beginning. Over time, my mind and body felt stronger and I began looking beyond the asanas (poses and postures); diving deeper into pranayama (breath control ) and meditation.

I found the courage to travel solo, deepening my Yoga practice as I stayed in ashrams in India, Bali and around Victoria.  This exposed me to a diverse range of yoga styles and studios along with a variety of teachers and my love of connecting with Yoga and its community just keeps growing.

Completing yoga teacher training, Diploma of Hatha Yoga, in 2018 was a big step and I now feel ready to share the joy.  I am passionate about teaching Yoga in a non-judgmental and compassionate space and I invite you to join me: you never know what your Yoga practice might bring to you!

I am humbled for all that Yoga has given me and deeply grateful for the loving support and knowledge of all my teachers and for the faith they continue to give – Kerryn, Sal, Guruji.  I find myself on an unexcepted Yoga journey, these days Yoga is my passion and my way of life.