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Yogawave Teachers

Grant Morrill- Grant had been practicing yoga on a part-time basis for years - until in 2008 a lump in his leg, which was diagnosed as a tumor, made him realise that a lifestyle change was needed.He then signed up for a Yoga Teacher Training program with local trainers Being Yoga.
He now teaches Yoga in the flowing Vinyassa style. This incorporates connecting mind and body through Asana and breathing techniques. Taught using calming music, Vinyassa flows like a wave beginning with gentle warm up poses, rising through to strengthening Asana and then warming back down using backward and forward bends. The practice is finished with Savasana; this pose allows for reflection and relaxation.Yoga practiced this way creates a new relationship with your body; a journey towards deeper understanding, honouring and appreciation. Grant has a broad knowledge base and draws inspiration from his past studies and current practice, updating and integrating continually. This allows for growth in his practice and an ability to cater to particular clients needs. He has completed the Level 1  and Level 2 Teacher Training Certificate which incorporates Yoga Asana, Pranayama ( breathing techniques) and Meditation as well as the Shiva Rea Prana Flow Teacher Training course.He has recently completed a workshop with John Friend the founder of Anusara yoga and is about to start their immersion series. He currently has classes at The Yogawave Studio in Noosaville, Sunshine Beach and several local fitness venues. He is also involved in bringing the practice of Yoga to adolescents in schools combining this with his youth training abilities.

Grant is able to customise his yoga routine to suit all ages and abilities and stresses that to be present and aware in your yoga practice is the fundamental aim. All that is needed to enjoy this ancient practice is a willingness to bring into balance body, mind and spirit.

Libby Winter has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast since 1978. Her yoga journey began early in her first pregnancy and became a regular and essential part of her life. Initially Libby practiced the more popularly available Iyengar style yoga, which has provided body awareness, discipline and correct alignment. In more recent years she discovered the more creative and dynamic Vinyasa flow yoga.

An opportunity to spend a month with her 'gypsy' daughter (yes, the same child it began with) took Libby to India earlier this year, where together they completed a 200 hour multi-style yoga teacher training course. Her original intention was to deepen her own practice, but being immersed in the yogic lifestyle for a month, learning new methods of pranayama, meditation and teaching from beautiful Indian souls, created a desire to share this knowledge with others.

Hearing personal stories of how yoga has changed people's lives has brought a realisation of the power of intentional practice. Everyone has a history and every body is unique. Understanding this about yourself can provide and increase inner awareness to further your own yoga journey. Libby's desire is to encourage and guide each individual to discover whatever is available to them over time.

Inga Giessmann - Inga's Yoga journey began in 2003, when she was first introduced to meditation by a neighbour, who held monthly group meditations at her home.Whilst the majority of people initially connect with Yoga through the physical exercises, Inga's journey with Yoga with a little different and for many years her practice purely consisted of meditation and pranayama, before she actually started exploring the physical aspects of Yoga about 10 years ago. To begin with it was a very sporadic and 'mechanical' physical practice, but it soon became an integral part of her life.

3 years ago Inga felt it was time to deepen her personal practice, learn more about proper alignment and connect with the roots of Yoga, so she decided to travel to India, where she completed a 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Aarsha Yoga Vidya Petham in Kerala. After that she felt compelled to share the gift of Yoga with as many people as possible and has been teaching regular classes ever since, both at Yoga schools and retreat centres.

Whilst Inga draws inspiration from different Yoga styles like Vinyasa, Yin and Kundalini, her classes are mainly based on traditional HATHA Yoga, aimed to create a state of inner harmony by balancing your Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) energies.

This practice includes both flowing movement (Sun Salutations) and static postures as well as elements like Meditation, Pranayama (specific breathing techniques) and Bandhas (energy locks). ​While the dynamic flow sequences are intended to improve circulation, increase flexibility, tone muscles and joints, the static postures have a more subtle, yet powerful effect on the nervous system and the mind.

Inga encourages you to be mindful throughout the practice, reminding you to stay conscious with your breath and your movements. This will allow you to experience the more subtle sensations in your body and to connect with yourself on a much deeper level. It is her aim that you leave her classes feeling physically rejuvenated, mentally calm, emotionally empowered and spiritually at peace.

Kim Rintel - has been teaching Yoga and Meditation internationally for close to a decade and they form the foundation of her every day life. 

Classes with Kim are Vinyasa/Flow with an awareness on developing the breath/pranayama. She offers a slightly modern twist whilst deeply honouring the ancient traditions of Yoga & Meditation.

Originally Kim completed her 12 month Hatha training in Australia and then went on to gain further certification of Vinyasa Yoga relocating to the USA where she ran classes for 2.5 years. She has taught a wide variety of classes and workshops in studios, universities, gyms, corporate settings, spas and private schools and she teaches one-on-one private sessions for people with specific needs. Recently Kim spent over a year working in Mental Health teaching Yoga, Meditation and Trauma Sensitive Yoga with the focus being on helping clients with emotion regulation through asanas, pranayama and meditation. 

Kim’s approach in her classes is one of patience and compassion, she encourages you to slide into your practice fully aware of your body and mind on that given day … with acceptance ... and a smile.