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.

 

Kirsteen Warrington

My first experience with Yoga was 25 years ago. I was a black belt in Taekwondo and I thought Yoga would enhance my Taekwondo performance and possibly help my body heal from the stress of training.

Yoga was mentally challenging for me, more so than physically. I struggled with quieting my mind, clearing out the chatter and slowing things down.

Now a bit older and wiser, I have learnt to go deeper and honour my body from the inside out and to listen to and be mindful around how I treat and talk to myself. I now LOVE my daily yoga practice and I love the transformation it has given me.

I absolutely love to witness this transformation in my students.

After completing a 500hr, 2 year YTT course in the Krishnamacharya Lineage a few years ago, I came to realise that my journey was only just beginning and that it would continue to evolve and change as I do through various stages of my life.

I fell in love with the Yoga Sutras and chanting. I chant in most classes and invite my students to join me. I love the healing aspects that chanting can add to a practice. I love to work with Pranayama in all of my classes too.

The word Yoga means “union” and I love witnessing the journey of my students when they finally connect to that union: the union between body, breath and mind. It’s beautiful. It’s a wonderful journey to be on and I’m grateful I have the opportunity to share yoga with others. Yoga is a gift, a way for me to give back.

Off the mat my favourite thing to do is hang out with Jack & Ruby, my two children, my husband, Kym, and our German Shepard, Storm. We love being by the ocean and feel blessed to live where we do.

 

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.

Jaclyne Scally

Since my first class at age 19, yoga has been a constant companion, travelling with me through the twists and turns of my twenties and early thirties. From the very beginning I was fascinated with this ancient practice and the physical, mental and emotional benefits I was experiencing.

In 2019 I completed my two-year Iyengar yoga teacher training with Sue Scott at Yoga Jivana, Northcote. I have always been drawn to Iyengar yoga for the emphasis it places on alignment and the supportive nature in which it steadily guides the student through poses and breathing designed to bring harmony to the body and mind. I’m excited to now have the opportunity to teach at Blue Water Yoga and continue to progress my learning as both a teacher and student.

Off the mat, I live in Ocean Grove with my husband and baby daughter. I also work as an Environmental Consultant and love anything to do with nature and the great outdoors.