Teachers

Isabelle Achard Lobato

Isabelle Achard Lobato

Owner and Director of Yyoga Roseville

Isabelle’s background is in dance and theatre. She fell in love with yoga in 1991 while completing an Arts degree at UWS. This marked the beginning of a gradual shift from a professional dance career into yoga which after nearly 3 decades continues to inspire and steer her into more conscious living.

She trained in the Iyengar tradition over several years at the Chatswood Yoga Centre with Carolyn Serich and is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher with a deep interest in yoga therapeutics and philosophy. Isabelle’s teaching focus is on providing a safe platform for learning and she encourages her students to work from where they are.

“It brings me great joy to continue witnessing the transformative powers of yoga for students and the difference yoga makes to their lives. As for myself I can affirm that yoga has changed my life in more ways than I can say!”.

Nicole Woods

Nicole Woods

Yoga Teacher

Nicole first discovered yoga at her local gym 10 years ago and over the following years she explored and experimented with different styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin. She did her teacher training with John Ogilvie at the Byron Yoga Centre in 2017 and since then, has deepened her yoga studies focusing on Yin, mindfulness and meditation. Nicole’s teaching style is a mosaic of approaches taken from her varied background and her classes are accessible yet infused with a touch of challenge.

Nicole aims to provide a supportive and nurturing space for students to deepen their practice and understanding about body, breath and inner-self. Her approach to yoga integrates the Hatha and Yin asanas with yogic philosophy, meditation and breathing techniques.

Ellen Do

Ellen Do

Yoga Teacher

Ellen was first introduced to the benefits of body movement and yoga in her late teens through dance classes and started investing herself strongly into it in 2008. At the time she desperately needed something to balance the pace and intensity of her corporate life as a head-hunter. Keen to share her passion for yoga with others, she completed her 200-hour Teacher Training and Backcare Therapy Certification with Dr Venky Shivshakti Yoga in Singapore, Yoga Therapy Certification with Yoga Vidya Gurukul in India and Pre/Post-Natal Certification with Bliss Baby, Australia.

Born and raised in Singapore, Ellen has been teaching since 2014 and her style of yoga is a blend of postural alignment, extended hold of poses and fun, flowing transitions. Her classes are light-hearted infused with a realistic approach.

Through the process of becoming a mother for the first time, Ellen’s desire to apply yoga for women going through pregnancy strengthened and is now a focus in her practice and teaching.

Akhila Hughes

Akhila Hughes

Yoga Teacher

Akhila Hughes is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher with several years’
experience. She has been passionate about yoga since her first class in the
early 90’s and has been practising Iyengar yoga ever since. She continues to
feel the benefits of yoga at different levels and each class is an opportunity to
develop more understanding and insight into the practice.

Akhila has been working with senior Iyengar yoga teacher Peter Thomson for
over 17 years and was also a student of Sue-Ellen Kohler for 16 years. Her love
of yoga continues to drive her teaching and practice and she is
passionate about passing on her ever-growing understanding, much of which
comes from teaching.