Teacher Training Faculty

One Family Yoga & Fitness Yoga Teacher Training Faculty



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.



Swami Saraswati

Swami Mukti Saraswati started her yoga journey in 1972.  She later studied under the direct guidance of Paramahansa Swami Satyananda for 10 years in India. During this time she authored and had published ‘Swara Yoga, the Tantric Science of Brain Breathing’  and Commentaries on ‘Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Light on Hatha Yoga’. Swami Mukti is a Yogacharya, master of yoga, and enjoys teaching the ancient yoga practices to a modern day audience.



Maria Kirsten

Maria Kirsten, MA, eRYT500, and senior yoga teacher and a certified Yogalates teacher. As a lecturer in yoga asana, anatomy and therapy on several Yoga Teacher Training courses, Maria’s mission in life is to prepare new teachers to teach safe classes that support the individuality and radiance of every student. Maria teaches teachers how to make the powerful poses and practices of yoga safe, simple and accessible to all In response to the need for further anatomical and therapeutic training, she has collaborated with Sydney based teacher Judy Krupp to create an Extended Learning and Yoga Therapy course for new teachers. She also teaches anatomy based workshops in the Byron Bay area, and Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Seniors in Japan. 

Maria is a dynamic speaker and presenter that can adapt to any audience. Her Yoga For Grownups DVD is popular among students, teachers and therapists.