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The Vale Yoga

Personal Tuition & Retreats

Guest Teachers & Therapists

Melinda Sutcliffe - Vinyasa Flow & Yin Yoga

Melinda began her personal yoga journey in 1995 and has been teaching since 2014.  She has worked with private clientele, corporate groups, and taught at a number of studios whilst living abroad. She certified in Canada with Emerson Lim of Karma Teachers, assisted with teacher training as faculty, and studied with Rodney and Colleen Yee (Iyengar), Bernie Clark (Yin), Felicia Pavlovic (Yoga Therapy Toronto), amongst others.  Trained in Vinyasa (flow), Yin, and Restorative yoga, she is a level 1/350 RYT.  Melinda is interested in the science of yoga, and its therapeutic use as a tool for renewing and rebalancing ourselves. Melinda believes yoga is a personal journey of acceptance, learning to listen to our bodies and learning to be at peace with who and what we are.  “When I teach, I aim to create a safe environment so each person can immerse themselves in what they need - be it calm, strength, or flexibility.  It is about helping others find their own expression, whatever that means to them.”

She regularly teaches at Bowral Yoga Studio, maintains private clients, including a local school, and can be seen as a guest instructor at other studios across the Southern Highlands.

Lisa Grimshaw - Hatha Yoga

Lisa has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, exploring different styles and teaching in that time, gaining her teaching qualification in 2015 after completing her training with Kate Pell. She teaches a Hatha style of yoga, encouraging students to connect with their breath to fully experience the subtleties of yoga asana.  Lisa is interested in the power of the mind to influence physical health, and the use of meditation and pranayama to help quieten the mind and allow the body to heal. She believes that connecting with the body helps to focus attention inwards, allowing the mind to become still and the deeper consciousness to emerge. “By drawing attention to the state of the physical body, the breath, and the mind at any given point in time, we can work towards peace, tranquility and acceptance.”

You can Contact Lisa on 0406 264 853

Celia has been teaching yoga for over 20 years, Kundalini specifically for the past 10 years. Studying with world-renowned trainers such as Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in India and New York, Celia has been inspired to share these teachings in Australia.  During her first pregnancy Celia expanded her training with Tarn Tarn K.Khalsa to specialise in the Kundalini yoga prenatal teachings called Conscious Pregnancy.  Celia teaches regular Kundalini group classes in Mittagong and works privately with her pregnant clients, also offering weekly acupuncture to support their minds and bodies to prepare for natural birth.   Kundalini yoga is a ‘house-holders’ yoga which appeals to Celia. Yoga is not just about exercising  on your mat. The consciousness that arises out of practising Kundalini really infiltrates daily life. You don’t need to go into retreat to experience profound stillness. The power of this yoga brings stillness of the mind and renewed energy in the body in a very efficient way.  “The real gift of human life is the capacity to confront and experience the self in relationship to the Unknown Infinity of our Self” (Yogi Bhajan).

I have been teaching yoga in the Southern Highlands and Wollondilly Shire since 2004. Holding a Dru Yoga Teacher Diploma, I am also a qualified Yoga Therapy practitioner.  I focus on meeting the individual needs of my students, working to integrate body awareness into all postures while maintaining a flow of movement to provide flexibility and balance. I am passionate about making yoga available to everyone regardless of physical fitness, and helping people find a sense of calm and wellbeing through the gentle physical movements of yoga.  In addition to my regular classes at Bowral Yoga Space and Thirlmere Yoga Space, I provide yoga programs and workshops to Government departments, corporations, health services groups, youth service groups and individuals.  If you would like any more information or have questions please call or email. / / 0418 297 773

Who am I? 

I'm a soul shaker, rule breaker and game changer. 

I'm a dream chaser, peace maker and risk taker. 

I'm a Platinum doTerra Leader, Yogini, Gym and Health Studio Owner, Aromatouch Therapist, Zumba Specialist, Ayurveda Enthusiast, Holistic Health Lover, wife and mother to three gorgeous young men. 


What do I do? 

I own Studio 9 Fitness in Leeton and Narrandera along with a thriving essential oil business. 

I empower people to take care of the health of their mind body spirit with alternative methods such as essential oils, yoga, Aromatouch Massage, Ayurveda, holistic counselling, mindfulness and meditation. 

I love helping woman to wake the hell up and realise their own potential, step out side their comfort zone, not to let society dictate to them what they can and can't do or achieve and chase her dreams down like the god damn Warrior Goddess that she is.  I believe I do this with Grace, Love, Authentic Rawness, and a 'get shit done & keep it real' kinda attitude. 


What am I passionate about? 

Helping woman find peace in their own skin. 

Empowering women to love who they are and live a life they love. 

Educating women about alternative ways to take care of their health. 

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness. 

Doing things MY way. 

Jacqui Chadwick - Hatha Yoga

I am a Level 1 Instructor taught by the beautiful Kate Pell of Bowral Yoga Studio and Dan Adler. I am a strong believer in the restorative powers of Yoga Nidra and am undertaking training to become a Yoga Therapist in 2017.

Julie Jarvis - Hatha & Yin Yoga

Hi my name is Julie and I have been teaching yoga for roughly 15 months. I began my yoga journey so as to feel more relaxed as at the time I had been working in child protection and was experiencing anxiety. Yoga opened up a whole new world for me and allowed me to find out more about myself. Yoga enabled me to feel at peace, improve on my concentration, anxiety, health and wellbeing.  I decided to complete my Teacher Training Level 1 so as to support and show others the real befits yoga can bring into their lives. I began my training with the lovely Kate Pell in Bowral and completed my training in December of 2015. I developed skills in different yoga styles including:  Hatha yoga, Restorative, Vinyasa flow, Anatomy, Yin, meditation, Kirtan and Yoga Nidra.  After completing the course I developed my small business and set out to help inspire others to see yoga as I had. 

Rob Ginnivan - Mindfulness Coach

I am an author, mindfulness coach, yoga leader and co-founder of Tidy Temple Yoga. As a member of the International Meditation Teachers Association and having studied in the presence of Eckhart Tolle, Dr Deepak Chopra, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, and the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute and one of Australia's leading meditation schools Inner Voyage Human Holistic Development, I lead with compassion and healing to guide C Suite clients, organisations and individuals to attain an ongoing mindful state of awareness, enhanced focus, inner calm and joy. My teachings are largely based on the foundation of Dr Jon Kabat Zinn's wisdom.  I dedicate much of my time, effort and money to help Australia's frontline responders and guardians of our community eg fire fighters, Defence, paramedics, medical professionals, police, domestic & workplace abuse victims  living with Post Traumatic Stress to reintegrate back into the community. Dr Bessel van der Kolk has been instrumental in guiding me to teach people 'trauma sensitive' yoga. As a Advisory Board member for Frontline Yoga Foundation, I continue to build a national framework for many people to improve their lives.

Kathy is a Professional Clinical Reflexologist and is registered with the Reflexology Association of Australia and participates in ongoing workshops and courses in a variety of natural health related topics. She is passionate about complementary therapies and has studied herbal medicine, naturopathy and aromatherapy.

Kathy strives to help people reduce stress and pain with reflexology treatments specifically tailored to suit the client's health conditions, to give them the best possible outcomes for wellbeing. This is done through feet and sometimes hand reflexology, and uses micro pressure techniques to correspond with organs, glands and the skeletal system of the body. It is suitable for all ages.  Treatments are offered at her Bowral Clinic and also Macarthur Holistic Healthcare in Park Central - Campbelltown.  

If you would like any more information, you may contact Kathy on Ph: 0414 941 076 

I am a Reflexologist and Aromatherapy & Reiki Massage Therapist. I have my own business Calming Soles and work at Our Sacred Space Dural.  One of the specialties I will be offering at The Vale Studio Retreats is an Aromatherapy Facial Massage. The treatment starts with a cleanse, tone and dry head massage followed by a massage on the face forehead, eyes, cheek/bones, jaw, neck, shoulders and collarbone area and also involves the décolletage.  A facial massage helps take away the tiredness and tension from the face leaving it fresh and fuller.  I love doing facial massage, and enjoy seeing how people's faces change it is very rewarding.  If you would like to know more about please feel free to contact me via my facebook page or call me on 0425362153

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