Wai Ying Tham
Located in Brunswick West, Reconnect Yoga is the creation of Wai Ying Tham, a passionate yoga teacher and self-confessed ‘anatomy nerd’ who loves sharing the joy and wonder that yoga has brought to her life for more than 25 years.
Originally training as an industrial scientist and well on the path to completing a PhD, Wai Ying took a side step and instead began working in ethical investment. A diagnosis of breast cancer derailed some of her plans, but not her yoga practice.
Sue spent many years practising Yoga and studying the ancient yogic texts, before completing teacher training at the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy in 2004.
Her classes are anchored in the classical heritage of Yoga, and influenced by the parallels found in contemporary psychological practices, particularly in regard to mind-body exploration and mindfulness.
Kathryn started her regular yoga practice during the 1980s with then Iyengar yoga teacher Shandor Remete.
Initially drawn to its mindfully energising effect, the benefits of yoga have supported her over the last 35 years.
Coming from a stressful professional career, she started practicing for the physical and mental benefits. As she became more involved in her practice, her fascination and love for learning led her to a wonderful life journey as a Yogini. Carmen started attending spiritual retreats at the Brahma Kumaris spiritual centre Leura and Satyananda Yoga in Mangrove Mountain seeking understanding and knowledge of yogic scriptures and philosophies.
‘I am thankful and grateful to my teachers, husband, daughter, family and the community for supporting my creative expression of my truth, without your support I would still be dreaming. Peace and Namaste’- Carmen Ceniza xx
Nicole has been committed to her practice of yoga for 15 years and believes in yoga for every "body" at all stages along the lifespan. Nicole enjoys supporting students in their individual experience and inquiry of yoga and acknowledges the wisdom that each student carries within them. With warmth and care Nicole’s classes support a mindful practice which integrates body, mind and breath. A graduate of the Academy of Yoga Learning her mantra (not a sanskrit one!) is, "If you can breathe, you can practice yoga".
Nicole is also a social worker, mum, advocate for social justice and lover of all things Balkan! She's a cinema buff who loves spending time with her family, travelling and swimming in the sea.
A warm and engaging teacher, Kat has been teaching yoga since 2008 in Melbourne and Brisbane. She finds great joy in sharing this transformative practice that is yoga and in witnessing her students growing awareness of their body, breath and inner life, and feeling more vitally alive as a result of their practice.
Kat practices and teaches alignment-based vinyasa yoga classes. She enjoys the strength, spaciousness and aliveness that she experiences with this mindful and fluid practice.