Alex teaches Mat Pilates
Alexandra came to Pilates about 7 years ago after looking for an exercise practice that had a more holistic approach.
With a background which has included gymnastics, dancing and even some display aerobics! she found regular practice of Pilates resulted in a substantial reduction in lower back pain and overall improved form of the body. Alexandra realised that Pilates really resonated with not just her body but her mind as well.
She decided to take her enjoyment and passion to the next level and complete her Pilates certification so she could increase her knowledge and share her love, enjoyment and the true power of Pilates by teaching.
Through Pilates Alex wants to enable, inspire and empower those who practice, encourage and build the feeling of wellbeing in everybody and additionally, to have fun doing it!
Ash teaches Mat Pilates and Barre Pilates
Ash started ballet at 5 years of age at The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet and by 15 was dancing full time. By 18 she had performed numerous full length Ballets at the State Theatre, Hammer Hall, & the Melbourne Town Hall with Opera Australia, The Australian Pops Orchestra and The Australian Youth Orchestra.
Her dancing took her to Tokyo where she performed for Disney for 9 months and when returning she furthered her studies in performing arts and danced freelance in the commercial dance scene.
She studied Pilates through her ballet training from 10 years of age and now retired from dance Ash has furthered her studies in Pilates and become a Pilates Instructor.
Ash feels at home in the studio, loves to move and is passionate about fitness. She looks forward to using her knowledge and experience to help students at The Daily Dose Studio achieve their goals.
Anita teaches Mat Pilates and Barre Pilates
Anita has been practicing Pilates and Barre for several years. Since completing her certification (Pilates Level 1 + 2) with Essence of Living International Training Academy in 2015, she has found a great passion in teaching Pilates and Barre classes.
Anita's enthusiasm for her teaching is shown as she challenges her clients with creative, fun sequences - and also by showing up with a bright, positive energy to her class and in her everyday life.
Anita believes in a constant journey of growth, change and learning, and seeking out new opportunities. When she’s not teaching, she is working as a publicist for a PR agency in Melbourne.
Ryan teaches Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
Ryan is passionate about movement, health and well-being.
He was an elite athlete for 10 years, representing Australia in both running and duathlon. Ryan found yoga through rehabilitating an injury and never stopped even when high level competition did.
Ryan completed his teacher training in Bali, through Bodhi Yoga, and has since gone on to complete a number of other courses.
Ryan’s classes are focused around a strong flowing movement, but also very much centred around connecting with the body and calming the mind.
Nour teaches Vinyasa Yoga
Nour's yoga journey began in Melbourne at a hip hop yoga class. Nour was initially drawn to the music, but was quickly amazed at the mind body connection that yoga allowed her to uncover and strengthen within herself. She came for the hip hop, but stayed for the yoga!
Not long after first stepping on to the mat, Nour completed her 200hr YTT with Steve Ross, followed by an immersion in Bali. More recently Nour has returned from teaching in studios across New York.
Nour aims to inspire students through the practice, and likes to focus on strengthening the mind just as much as strengthening the body. True to her yoga roots, Nour’s classes are characterised by strong and flowing sequences, with a touch of playfulness and assertive encouragement! Nour's classes are accessible to all levels, with individual attention and hands on adjustments given to all students.
Lou teaches Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
Jen teaches Vinyasa Yoga and Barre
Lou began a regular yoga practice in 2008 when she was living in Hong Kong participating in a university exchange program. Feeling of a lack of personal space and rising anxiety led her to the yoga studio where she experienced a deep sense of inner spaciousness and found a sanctuary amid the hustle and bustle of the city. Since then she has developed a committed and sincere personal practice and has studied with many international yoga luminaries such as Ana Forrest, Donna Farhi, Sharron Gannon and David Life. An extended trip to India in 2014 confirmed her feeling of wanting to share her love of yoga with others and begin the lifelong process of learning to ‘teach yoga’. She completed the 200 hour Power Living teacher-training program here in Melbourne went on to graduate as a full level 1 teacher from the Australian Yoga Academy in Prahran, one of the foremost yoga schools in Australia. Lou teaches is a blend of Power Vinyasa and Slow Flow as well as Yin. She is committed to sharing the tradition of yoga with others and believes that everyone can benefit from a yoga practice that should be tailored to the individual and result in a fit body, a peaceful mind and a happy life!
Jen was introduced to yoga by her mother at the age of 10. In early adulthood she took up a Bikram yoga practice which eventually lead to experimenting with other styles of heated yoga. Finally taking the leap to deepen her practice, she began her 200 Hour Teacher Training with Essence of Living.
Studying a Vinyasa style of yoga, Jen learnt many new aspects and enjoyed the creative side of this practice. She strongly believes yoga is for everybody and loves being able to share this with others through teaching and life experiences.
Jen's classes are flowing with movement and music as she includes a playfulness in her teaching method. She welcomes all who wish be part of this community and embraces the positive impact it has on all beings.