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Facilitator Volunteers

Alain Bernay

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Alain Bernay

Alain discovered the teachings of the Buddha 27 years ago. He has spent 10 years in the Mahayana Tibetan tradition and an additional 13 years in the Theravada tradition (BSWA). Although no longer affiliated to any tradition, Alain is extremely committed the dhamma as a means to methodically transform yourself.

He brings his depth of experience and wisdom with the teachings of the Buddha as a means of personal transformation. Alain's teachings stem from his own personal experience in the application of dhamma.

Bianca Lucas

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Bianca Lucas

Bianca has been practicing yoga for over 20 years with time spent in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Restorative and Yin yoga.

It was her GP who suggested yoga and as a young 20 something year old, she gravitated towards a more dynamic practice. After injuring herself in a car accident, Bianca started to explore the more theraputic aspects of yoga in the Iyengar tradition and has since moved towards Hatha yoga.

She has an established personal asana, pranayama and meditation practice and yoga has been the anchor through all of life's ups and downs.

In her classes, you can expect an integrated practice with tradition intact. She will be running beginner couses.

Blazia Lyster

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Blazia Lyster

Blazia is an experienced teacher who has been practicing yoga for over 7 years.

Her passion for yoga is portrayed in her classes and her unique ability to adapt sequences based on the needs of participants. She enjoys the freedom and calmness that comes with teaching Yin and Vinyasa, and loves expressing her creativity on the mat!

Blazia strives to keep the practice of yoga mindful for “yoga without mindfulness is just an exercise class” and is driven by "the power of now - being in the moment." Grounded by that principle, her classes are light-hearted and fun.

Candice Shean

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Candice Shean

Candice has been practicing yoga for around 7 years. She fell in love with the practice whilst studying and holidaying in South India and has never looked back. Like most, she was originally drawn to the more dynamic styles of power yoga for the physical benefits, however, now the benefits off the mat is what she values most.

She loves how the magic of yoga can bring you into the present and be more connected to your true and higher self.

Candice has training in Vinyasa and Restorative styles and loves to teach a heart opening slow flow accompanied by a joyful and soulful playlist.

David Prescott

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David Prescott

David has been involved with meditation, spiritual awareness, reducing stress and the importance of harmonising the body, mind and spirit for many years.

To experience spirituality in a culture where it was still dynamic and part of life, in 1978 he journeyed  to India and spent time in an Ashram. From that experience he has taught meditation that is neutral and compatible with Western culture.

David now practices and teaches the Pathlight Meditation to help and support others in  their mental health.

David Tao

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David Tao

David has been meditating regularly for many years and meditates to be in touch with, and guided by, his true spiritual self.

Through a regular practice he has noticed many differences in the way he feels and a greater compassion for others.  This motivates him to inspire people to try meditation practice and experience changes in their own lives.

David is Buddhist and learns from teachers of many traditions such as Christianity, Catholicism and Hinduism. He has completed three 16 Day novice monk meditation retreats in Asia.

Glenn Maccallum

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Glenn Maccallum

Glenn believes that one’s living life, outside meditation is just as important as their meditation, because life mirrors your spiritual path and associated practices. He believes that a virtuous life is the path to spiritual wisdom and the path is just as important as the destination.

Glenn would go into various meditative states not knowing what they were as a child. At age 19, he joined the Theosophical Society in Victoria, where his mentor introduced him to different meditation techniques and he learnt about a range of meditative states and spiritual practices.

After the passing of his mentor, Glenn solo practiced for around 20 years and primarily studied Buddhism. 12 months ago he came to the hub and is presently guiding and helping all who are interested. "The Hub is a fantastic place where people can come share their insights and spiritual perspectives with like-minded people."

Helen Appleyard

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Helen Appleyard

Helen has been practicing meditation for over 20 years. She is fully qualified MBSM instructor and also holds a degree in Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation Teaching. She believes everyone should have the opportunity to learn meditation.

Having worked in the corporate sector for many years, Helen has experienced first hand the stress and anxiety many people deal with on a daily basis. And not just in businesses - schools, families, organisations - we all face daily challenges which at times may become overwhelming. A healthy Mindfulness Meditation practice is proven to increase your happiness and reduce your stress and anxiety levels.

Helen is passionate about sharing these skills and techniques to help others see that there is a simple way to help live a happy and balanced life.

Hooman Khamesi

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Hooman Khamesi

Hooman Khamesi has been practising Tai Chi in the traditional Yang style and Qigong for over 20 years. His grandmaster is Dr. Yang and his direct master is Shermin Rezaee, who established the Iranian YMAA.

Hooman is a current member of the Young Martial Arts Association (YMAA) school and has participated in many Qigong and Tai Chi camps and seminars. He holds an international coaching certificate.

Jen Taylor

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Jen Taylor

Jen loves sharing the wellbeing benefits of Meditation & Mindfulness.  Her Guided Meditation sessions offer a nurturing, grounding space of restoration for the body, mind & spirit.

As a Bowen Therapist & Personal Transformation Mentor, Jen facilitates an essence of gratitude through her work, where you may also enjoy more serenity, balance & clarity within your heart’s centre.

Meath Conlan

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Meath Conlan

Meath has been engaged in contemplative and meditation practices in Christian and Buddhist traditions since the 1970’s. In January 1985 while in India, Meath took guidance from H. Enomiya Lassalle, also a Jesuit Zen Master and Ama Samy. Thereafter Meath became a regular meditator in the Zen tradition, while remaining a committed Christian and Priest.

Meath’s main focus is on the teachings of independent Zen Master Ama Samy, a Jesuit Priest who trained in Japan with his Master Yamada Koun Roshi. The teachings are rooted in Christianity and Zen, and is said to stand in between Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity.

Mel Darling

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Mel Darling

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Michael Hara

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Michael Hara

Michael Hara is an experienced counsellor, educator and meditation teacher. He has travelled extensively including transformative experiences with yogic practice in India and Bali that he has continued through his life.

Living and working in Aboriginal communities gave him a deep appreciation and respect for an ancient culture that includes use of language and the respectful use of the Didgeridoo; traditionally called the Yidaki. These experiences have served to provide much reflection on the nature of existence and consciousness.

He lives simply near the ocean with a holistic approach of well-being and love to nourish the body, mind and spirit. He makes his offering through Mindfulness and sound immersion to allow people to bring a grounding and resonating experience into their everyday lives.

Mini Srikrishnan

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Mini Srikrishnan

Mini is a Heartfulness meditation trainer and has been practicing Heartfulness Meditation for over 20 years.

The concept that attracted her towards this practice is the bird with two wings. One wing is the material life and the other wing the spiritual life. Balancing it with a sense of purpose the destination is “home”.

In her classes, you can expect a very simple yet powerful practice “The Heartfulness technique”. It is a simple method of relaxation and heart based meditation that allows for a more balanced lifestyle and an ability to better face our modern life challenges and hardships.

Naomi Bath

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Naomi Bath

Naomi has been practicing yoga for around 7 years and recently completed her yoga teacher training with Voga Vine in Perth.

She believes everyone can benefit from yoga and is eager to share her learnings with you.

Naomi is a medical doctor and enjoys an an active lifestyle.

Nigel Jones

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Nigel Jones

Nigel is an advocate for the benefits of mindfulness in improving our well-being and life satisfaction.

He has trained in a range of meditation practices including Transcendental Meditation in the early 1980’s and in the 1990’s the Silva Method, which uses meditation, visualisation and guided imagery to help access and achieve our true potential.

10 years ago he joined Perth’s Living Philosophy School where he re-discovered the benefits of meditation, encountered mindfulness and spent a number of years facilitating courses in meditation, mindfulness and spirituality.

Nigel is the Chair of the not-for-profit that runs our Hub and his courses and guided meditation sessions incorporate ancient wisdom, modern science, and positive psychology.

Nina Warren

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Nina Warren

Nina’s journey with yoga started with a simple desire to recover from an injury over 8 years ago. Quickly realising that the power of yoga is much more than physical postures, yoga provided the keys that opened unexpected doors to herself.

She recently completed her teacher training and loves teaching slow flow classes, guided meditations and breath work.

As a registered nurse and healthcare practitioner, her knowledge of anatomy coupled with her expertise in education, she brings a unique teaching flavour with gentle humour to the mat.

Rachel Fontana

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Rachel Fontana

Rachel's yoga journey began in 2013 while on holiday in Thailand. She initially found it tough and didn’t stick with it, simply dabbling here and there for several years.

Three years ago she committed to a local studio and managed to establish a regular practice. She loved it so much she wanted to delve deeper. In November last year she completed a 500 hour teacher training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa, in Rishikesh India. This is when she realised yoga as way of life and the the power it has to change one for the better.

She is eternally grateful for this experienced and is excited to share her learnings with you on the mat.

Rocco Jarman

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Rocco Jarman

Rocco is a Perth based poet, artist and stoic philosopher whose work and teachings seek to gracefully develop a healthy relationship with self and other. He believes bringing the light of understanding and self acceptance into the darkest landscapes of our inner thoughts does more to lift our gaze from a low horizon, than all the many ways in which we seek respite and try to fill the holes within.

In his classes, you can expect a mix of philosophy, poetry, inner child work and emerging research that is both grounded in psychology and pragmatic science, without compromising on the primacy of interpersonal connection and the subtle yet beautiful mechanics of the human condition.

His courses deliver content around proven wellness methods, as well as unorthodox but practical approaches to mindfulness and daily practice that are especially useful for anyone who has struggled with the more typical forms of mindfulness meditation.

Sandra Henville

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Sandra Henville

Meditation and spiritual inquiry has enriched Sandra’s life over the last 15 years.

Her meditation classes take you on a journey to the deep and quiet places within us all.

Sandra has spent time living and working in Sri Lanka where she was first introduced to Buddhism and undertakes ongoing Vipassana retreats with the Perth Insight Meditation Group.

She is a regular supporter of the Buddhist Society of WA spending time helping out at the Bodhinyana and Dhammasara Monasteries.

Sarah Marie-Rollins

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Sarah Marie-Rollins

Sarah is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher who has been practicing for over 10 years. She teaches from and studies with Rod Stryker's Para Yoga and the essence of her teaching is yoga as a vehicle for reconnection and discovery.

Her classes are centered around the meditative aspects of yoga and she has a special interest in Mindfulness Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Sharol Sebastian

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Sharol Sebastian

Sharol has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and explored various systems before finding her Guru and settling with Classical Hatha and Kriya.

Always a student first, she has studied with many teachers both Eastern and Western. A bit of a yoga 'geek' she loves delving into the mechanics of the human system through the yogic science - from gross to subtle; mainstream to esoteric. She has spent time in various ashrams in India, studying and practicing to deepen her Sadhana.

Sharol's first spiritual teacher was S.N Goenka and she has participated in numerous silent meditation retreats in this tradition. She is now an initiate of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev of the Isha Foundation. She is eternally grateful for all her teachers have done and continue to do in moving her from untruth to truth.

For Sharol, yoga is path a for transformation, discovery of self and realisation of self. If you have a longing - yoga is for you.

Sophie Paterson

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Sophie Paterson

Sophie has been practicing yoga for around 20 years with time spent in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga. She specialises in making the mind and body connection yoga offers accessible and non-intimidating for both beginners and long time practitioners.

Having had her health deeply impacted by stress in the past, her passion is to bring the physical and meditative aspects of yoga to help others manage the ups and downs we all face in life. Sophie will be running beginner courses.

She currently lives in Perth with her hubby, son and a number of furry family members.

Tamara Webster

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Tamara Webster

Tamara's journey into wellness has been a steady one. Over the years she has transformed her life and now has a passion to educate and promote holistic wellness through sound, nutrition and organics.

She believes the body is an amazing instrument that we get to keep for our whole life and has an innate intelligence that keeps it in balance and harmony. Disease and illness are caused by disharmony and nature will always strive for balance - we are nature.

Tamara holds an Advanced Diploma in Kyela Sound Therapy and uses sounds (frequency and vibration) to promote wellbeing of your physical, emotional, mental and energetic bodies.

Tara Shamprasadh

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Tara Shamprasadh

Tara has been practicing yoga for around 6 years. Coming from a competitive gymnastics background, yoga was a refreshing change and 3 years ago she became a serious practitioner.

Tara values the positive impact yoga has created in her life and is grateful for the transformative nature of the practice and its ability to cultivate self love and acceptance.

Her classes are guided by the principal of acceptance and embracing all that you are. She is looking forward to seeing you on your mat - as you are.

Thomas To

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Thomas To

Thomas' Tai Chi journey began over 15 years ago in Hong Kong in the Chen style.

He later trained in Grandmaster Pek Hua’s school under Shifu Antonio Young, with lineage in the Yang and Wu styles.

Thomas’ exposure to these different styles of Tai Chi and subsequent studies and trainings have brought him back to a more classical approach with the Qigong methodology.

Tiah Kewl

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Tiah Kewl

Tiah has been a long time facilitator at our Hub. She has run different types of sessions including Q&A, meditation practices some including beautiful Tibetan sound bowls and voice sounding sessions.

You can expect to: -Learn about tailoring your meditation style to suit your current life. -Create effectiveness and take the learned skills of mindfulness, body relaxation and meditation skills into your everyday life.

Stepping into the world of meditation is an interesting state to learn to surrender to. This surrendering brings all sorts of health, heart, mind, body and life value benefits. Different types of meditation and synergy’s of, help people at different stages of their day and chapters in their lives.  Learning how to access your inner self helps you create peace in your outer self.

I look forward to meeting you.

Vicki Franks

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Vicki Franks

Spending most of her adult life wandering and learning, Vicki has travel to Africa, Central Asia and India. Her passion lies in Yoga and Somatics.

Her own journey with long term chronic pain eventually led her to a Clinical Practitioner in Somatics. Vicki is certified in Somatic Movement Education and wants to share this valuable information with as many people as possible as these techniques have transformed her life both physically and mentally.

Somatic Movement can help anyone and is accessible to all - as long as you have the capacity to lay flat, you can participate. If you've had no relief from the usual treatments such as heat, massage or ice packs then Somatic Movements could be the solution for you. You will learn how to release painfully contracted tight muscles and regain a greater range of motion in addition to holding an upright posture.

Vinh Tran

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Vinh Tran

Vinh is a dedicated yoga practitioner who has been practicing for around 4 years.

Being dissatisfied with his life and overactive thinking mind, Vinh found solace on his mat. Asanas worked on the physical body and meditation created space. The impact of yoga on Vinh's life has been immense - it has helped him find peace and joy within himself and he teaches to inspire others to do the same.

When Vinh isn't teaching, he enjoys spending time in nature and playing didgeridoo - you may even hear him play in class.