Meet the Teachers

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Lainie 

Co-Founder and principle teacher at One Family Yoga & Fitness, Lainie believes that it is important to let go of the identities that we take on in the world (Mother, Yogi, Father, Sister, accountant etc) while on the mat. It is a time to strengthen the body from the inside out through Ayurveda (science of Life), Asana (Posture), to connect to the breath to open the body through conscious breathing (Pranayama) to calm the mind with Meditation. Time for self. Lainie teaches to the individual, she guides you gently in and out of each pose regardless of your experience with yoga so that you always feel, comfortable, confident and successful.

Laine Jenkins is a ERYT500 teacher with Yoga Alliance and a certified Level 3 Senior teacher with Yoga Australia, she has been a devoted yoga practitioner for 16 years and teaching yoga for 13 years. In Lainie’s classes and trainings, students of all shapes and sizes will find tips, tricks, and modifications to make yoga asana work for their unique body, instead of being squished into poses for the sake of form over function. She emphasizes safe alignment and mindful transitions, and guides each student to honor the body they bring to the mat today, while being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power.

Lainie’s interest in movement began as a dancer and she was later certified as an International Les Mills Trainer and Presenter and Pilates Instructor. After 20 years in this world, these interests led her towards yoga. 

Lainie has further qualifications in Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra, Kids Yoga, Teens Yoga, Pre and Post-natal Yoga.

Lainie is now lead teacher and course creator of the One Family Yoga & Fitness Level 1 200hr & Level 2 150hr Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training.

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Victor

Co-Founder and principle personal trainer at One Family Yoga & Fitness, Victor has been a personal trainer for 11 years (8 in Chile and 3 in Australia). Victor’s passion for sport started when he was just 10 years old and started participating in Judo classes. With 8 National Championships on his Black Belt, he decided to take the next step and get his degree in Physical Education whilst working as a Personal Trainer. He loved making a difference in peoples lives so much that after completing his degree he continued as a Personal Trainer to this day.

Victor and Lainie met working in the same gym in Santiago, Chile brought together by their love for health and fitness. In 2009 Lainie and Victor moved to Australia permanently, where they continue to pass on their love for teaching Group Fitness, Personal Training, Pilates and Yoga.

Together Lainie and Victor share their beliefs and values of living a healthy and happy life through Yoga and Fitness with Sofia.

It is with this in mind that they decided to open One Family Yoga and Fitness so that other families could do the same.

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Claire 

Claire’s first experience with yoga was in 2000 in Manchester. It was with 2 genuine yogis and she fell in love with the practice. She then had a long break doing yoga on and off when she could at gyms. In 2012 while at Fernwood gym a body balance instructor recommended One Family Yoga studio to her. She was quite stressed at the time, after 1 lesson she was hooked again. Her interests and priorities started to change when she became a mum and now has 3 young children.  Yoga and breathing and meditation keep her grounded.  She has now completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Being Yoga in Brisbane. Since then has gone on to do her 500 hour teacher training with them and is loving life and yoga.  

Meditation is something that Claire feels she needs as she develops insight, calm, has creative ideas and receives new perspectives.  Claire is very committed to sharing the importance of meditation to develop focus, deeper thinking and inner connection.  She has recently completed a certificate in meditation teaching with Inner Voyage and is continuing on to do the diploma. The focus of this course is stress management and positive thinking skills. Claire believes strongly in focusing on what is going well and enjoys learning about positive psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience. 

Through teaching Claire would like to help herself and others trust, feel awe and be grateful for the miraculous inner workings of their body and the world around them.  Claire would like to welcome people into her classes to work together on loving ourselves without reservation.  It makes it easier for us to love others.

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Rachel 

Generally when you find something you love, you want to share it with the world. That’s how Rachel feels about yoga and what inspired her to become a yoga teacher. Initially approaching yoga as part of her weekly physical ‘workout’, she soon discovered the mental, spiritual and emotional benefits of a regular practice and now feels honoured to be able to share these gems with others.

With one beautiful daughter and another on the way, Rachel’s journey to motherhood had some twists and turns. As a result, she sees pregnancy as both a miracle and a blessing and enjoys sharing the mental and physical benefits of yoga with women during this special time, and into the birth, while helping them connect with themselves and other mums-to-be.

As a mum, marketing manager, university teacher, wife, daughter, and big sister, Rachel finds that yoga helps bring balance and self-nurturing to her busy life. Her other passions include travel, live music, good food, exploring, family, friends, and spending time by the ocean.

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Katie

Katie began practicing yoga in 2009. I went along to a vinyasa class in the gym I attended. I was blown away by the impact simple movement with breath had on the body and the mind. From then I was hooked! I never missed my Friday morning yoga class and started to go to classes outside of the gym and develop my home practice.

Being the nerdy person that I am, I was hungry to read all the books I could on philosophy, alignment and yoga research. At the time I was studying to be a primary school teacher and thought yoga would be an amazing asset to kids. Imagine a world where all children learn about peace and mindfulness! I attended Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher training and knew from the first 2 minutes that I was changing my path to become a yoga teacher. I learnt every style of yoga I could, with training in kids, teens, partner/ community, flow and restoritive yoga.

Teaching yoga has taken me on the most amazing journey, I have met people from all over the world and created beautiful friendships with so many students who over the years become family. I love the way you feel after practicing yoga. The soft floaty bliss that comes from mindful movement and focus. And my favourite moment in each yoga class is the sweet bliss I see on the happy faces of people waking up from savasana. It is such a joy and a privilege to hold space for our community.

 

‘This is a wonderful studio. I love this space and the teachers. Lainie is an inspiration and I always leave her classes very calm and centered. Thank you for everything you do for the Yoga Community.’ Emma Greenley

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