Andrew first stepped onto a yoga mat in 2000 as part of his acrobatic training where yoga was used as a warm up. He started formal yoga classes in 2013 and gained his Iyengar Yoga certification in 2022, training under Linda Apps.
He has travelled to India and studied at the Iyengar Institute, an experience he describes as simultaneously challenging and illuminating. Andrew works in IT and has keen interests in theatre and researching his family history. Andrew teaches our Monday morning class.
Angela has practiced Iyengar yoga for over 10 years under the guidance of Claire Havey, Half Moon Yoga founder. Angela gained her Introductory Level Iyengar teacher certification in 2018 with the support of Senior Teacher Caroline Coggins and is mentored by Stephanie Quirk in Yoga Therapeutics.
Angela is a Registered Occupational Therapist with a background in health, safety, ergonomics and injury rehabilitation. Angela teaches our Saturday General class.
Gary teaches with a strong anatomical focus, has a degree in Anatomy and Physiology, and directs students in yoga’s physical and mental techniques with calm encouragement and a dash of humour.
Gary began practising yoga initially to bring some release and flexibility to his back, which often seized up painfully due to distance road cycling. He found the physical, mental and emotional effects of regular, sustained yoga so beneficial that he wanted to share the practice with others.
Gary trained and certified as an Iyengar yoga teacher with Alan Goode and began teaching in 2007.
Gilly has practised Iyengar yoga for over 25 years and began teaching 15 years ago, training with both Alan Goode and Caroline Coggins.
Gilly juggles parenting, a day job and teaching but always finds time to return to her practice. In her teaching she is always mindful of the many demands on her students’ lives and encourages them to work skillfully, intelligently and with compassion for where they are at in their practice. Gilly teaches our Friday Gentle class.
Jean has practised yoga for over 14 years and is also a certified Yoga Therapist. Her passion is in working with seniors to help them to build strength, balance and flexibility so they can stay active and healthy. She loves to teach in fun and creative ways, while challenging the older folks to experience yoga in ways they've never done before!
She works extensively with seniors of different levels of fitness and mobility across retirement villages, aged care homes and community centres for seniors. Jean teaches our Thursday morning Active Seniors class.
Jenny is an accredited Iyengar yoga teacher with over 20 years teaching experience. She trained under Senior Iyengar teacher Alan Goode and is a student of senior Iyengar teacher Pixie Lillas. Jenny attended classes in India at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune in 1996 and 2008. Jenny holds an Anatomy degree and has a keen interest in how yoga provides body alignment and mental stability.
Jenny teaches our Monday General class and Beginners Continuers on Thursday evenings.
Juliet relishes the opportunity yoga provides to work deeply on body and mind. She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, trained by leading yoga practitioner Pixie Lillas, and has taught yoga since 2004. Juliet takes great pleasure in sharing the joy of yoga with her students and seeing them progress.
Juliet teaches our Thursday morning General class.
Thomasin has taught Iyengar yoga for many years, and has experience teaching people from childhood to senior years, in hospital, school and community settings.
She is a certified Iyengar teacher and trained with Kay Parry at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Bondi Junction. The practice of yoga has been an integral part of Thomasin's life for more than thirty years.
Thomasin teaches our Thursday lunchtime Foundation class.
Robyn began practicing yoga in 1988 and was immediately hooked by the non-competitive and dynamic form of body movement. Yoga has taught her to feel and effect changes in her mind and body, including increased physical and mental stability and improved strength, flexibility and sleep. She is a Junior Intermediate Level 3 Iyengar Yoga teacher.
Claire is the founder of Half Moon Yoga who now lives and teaches yoga in the Blue Mountains. Claire has taught yoga since 1999 and trained with Caroline Coggins. She studied with the Iyengar family in Pune, India and studied yoga therapy with Stephanie Quirk. Claire is a Junior Intermediate Level 1 teacher.
Teacher Iyengar Yoga Certification
The Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark is used under licence by certificated Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide. This mark recognises teachers of Iyengar Yoga who have completed intensive teacher training, have undergone a rigorous assessment process and must undertake continuing education to renew or upgrade their certificate to a higher level. These stringent requirements ensure an internationally recognised standard of excellence in teaching.