our team

THE MEANING BEHIND

(n.) the soul, creativity or love put into something;
the essence of yourself that is put into your work.

MEET OUR

fully qualified instructors

Katie

Katie is an ex-gymnast, long-time lover of mindful movement, a natural space holder and a mother of 2 young, gorgeous, cheeky daughters.

Katie adores sharing and guiding moments harvested through the practices of Yoga and Pilates.  Invoking the perfect blend of confidence and calm by blending a fusion of technique driven, smooth, dynamic, and creative sequencing.

Through mindful movement, Katie will empower and support each of her students to use the tools required to release stagnancy and promote natural fluidity; formally reintroducing oneself to their body through the art of Yoga and Pilates.

Saskia

Saskia has a passion for helping people achieve their goals.  She believes connecting with the body through movement is the key to living a happy and healthy life.

After years of dance training and teaching, Pilates helped her create longevity within her body, and it soon became an addiction.  Saskia believes Pilates should be accessible, inclusive, and heaps of fun – all the while working up a killer sweat!  You will leave her engaging classes glowing with positivity, and challenged in both the mind and the body.

When Saskia isn’t in the studio, you’ll find her attending to her jungle of indoor plants, or harvesting the latest crop from her garden.

Jess

Jess embraced meditation early on as a tool for managing life’s ebbs and flows; discovering her pathway to accessing greater meaning, connection and truth.

Amidst a period of transient ventures abroad, she discovered her calling was to share the joy of yoga with others.  Jess began her teaching journey in Greece, before returning home to Australia, undertaking further training in Yin Yoga, Mindfulness, Vinyasa Flow, and soulful Tantric Yoga.

Through a range of calming, energising, and transformative yogic practices, Jess aspires to guide us to that deeper sense of joy and freedom that dwells within us all.

Nicole

Nicole grew up loving all kinds of sport and movement, and established a deep appreciation for psychology and holistic health.

Her immense gratitude for yoga began 5 years ago when she was undergoing some confronting and novel life transitions.  Her yoga mat became a familiar sanctuary she could return home to each day; a place to introspect, reflect and find clarity despite life’s challenges.

Having travelled to India where she studied Yogic Psychology at a traditional ashram, Nicole has the unique ability to interweave aspects of yogic psychology into each class; empowering students to integrate yoga’s teachings into their daily lives.

Monique

Monique is devoted to living her best life, and is naturally passionate for health and wellness!  She believes movement is medicine, and loves many different disciplines.

Monique grew up as a dancer, then discovered Pilates; which encourages her to continually express that side of herself.  Through her training, she developed a greater awareness of how to achieve an optimum level of body movement.

Supporting her students to achieve greater alignment, both mentally and physically, than when they arrived, is Monique’s ultimate goal.  In her spare time, you’ll find her studying (she’s an acupuncture student!), or cooking something yummy.

Isabella

Isabella has a very special gift of being able to connect with her students, aged 6-12, by inviting a sense of peace and joy to her Young Yogi’s classes.

She holds an expansive vision of children around the world feeling seen, heard, loved and empowered on a daily basis; which is brought to life through her many mindful offerings for children AND their guiders.

Isabella is a 50hr trained Kids Yoga teacher, and Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Educator.  Her engaging classes are adapted from the ancient Indian Yogic Philosophies and physical movements to support children’s abilities, natural high energy, and playfulness.  A beautiful blend of peace, stillness, fun & silliness.

Jessie

Jessie fell in love with the movement and spirituality that dancing brings… especially when it involves music!  She’s been dancing since she was 4 years old, progressed through professional training, and further extended her knowledge to pursue yoga and barre.

Bringing a dancer’s flare to yoga and barre, Jessie has a remarkable talent for combining elements from all repertoires in each of her classes.

Jessie loves to have fun, but also enjoys a mindful moment, and definitely savasana.  The way to her heart is with coffee, nail polish and Christmas lights!

Melanie

Melanie is a talker!  She loves engaging with everyone, and gets such pleasure from helping people reach their well-being goals; by focusing on quality over quantity and ensuring technique is correct.

Melanie is a health & well-being specialist with a background in Nutrition, Naturopathy and Personal Training.  She is passionate about Pilates, and all of the health benefits it brings with it – mind, body and spirit.

Melanie is a beach lover, who spends a lot of her down time on the Mornington Peninsula paddle boarding, and walking the cliffs and beaches of where she has lived for over 40 years.

Christine

Christine is our resident Canadian!  She grew up being passionate about health and wellness, and continued to focus on developing as a fitness professional.

With a background in Kinesiology and Personal Training, Christine was introduced to the Pilates world upon moving to Australia.  She absolutely fell in love with how the mobility and strength training improved how she felt out on a run and decided to pursue a career to help others. 

Christine’s extensive education has awarded her a depth of knowledge in many areas, and is a well loved and respected senior trainer within our Meraki Langwarrin community. And if you ever want to talk vegie patches – she is your girl!

Annie

Annie’s bio coming soon!

Shontel

Shontel worked as a physiotherapy assistant for many years and now works as an occupational therapist in a rehabilitation setting.  She’s never one to take life too seriously, is an obsessive dog mum of her gorgeous Weimaraner Miley and a lover of the outdoors and adventure!

After 19 years of calisthenics, Shontel discovered yoga. Calisthenics sparked her love of movement and music, and yoga has taught her to connect the dots between mind, body and spirit.

Shontel believes that yoga is for everybody; that it should be fun and accessible for all.  With her background in health, she has a passion for safe alignment and intends for her classes to be strong, supportive and mindful.