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!

Abbey Jacobsen

I am a Certified Teacher in both Hatha and Yin styles of Yoga. It is the simplicity of Yoga that I am drawn to; the way it allows us to slow down, discover our breathing and listen within. My teaching style encourages students to cultivate these attributes in a gentle, easy-going and considered way. Yoga has truly changed my life and continues to provide a perfect place to land through the ebbs and flows of life.

Off the mat, I study Acupressure and Chinese Medicine. It is the combination of  Indian Philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine that continues to inspire me, giving me wonderful insight into the human body and the therapeutic benefits of Yoga. It is a privilege to help students learn the same.
I hope to meet you soon!

Blair Shaw

I was first introduced to yoga in my early twenties with the simple aim of being able to touch my toes (at that point I could hardly get to my knees). It didn’t take long for me to not only be able to touch my toes (hooray!) but to realise that yoga is so much more than a deep stretch – that it builds strength of body and mind, generates peace and cultivates joy.

The more I delved into yoga, the more I felt myself drawing away from the competitive sports that dominated my younger years and relishing the inward journey that yoga evokes. Over the years, yoga has gently and kindly woven its way into my daily life and it has now become an essential part of my wellbeing and happiness.

Eager to deepen my practice, I completed teacher training with Vitality Yoga, a style of Hatha yoga that focuses on yoga as a healing practice and making it accessible for all people. I aim to create a nurturing environment in my classes, where students feel supported, have fun, challenge themselves and leave the class feeling calm and happy. I enjoy coupling the practice with music and aim to interweave ancient yoga theory, pranayama (breath control) and meditation with the physical postures.

I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to teach alongside Kerryn and the other lovely teachers at The Lakeroom and to continue to meet so many wonderful people through Bluewater Yoga. I look forward to continuing my yoga journey with further studies and ongoing practice in the future.

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.