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About Momentum Yoga

Momentum Yoga was born out of the vision to create an authentic yoga sanctuary and community in the Hills district, where our teachers wholeheartedly embody the practice of yoga daily, sharing their continual passion and knowledge with the community.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced yogi, Momentum invites everyone of any age to join us and experience the journey of exploring your own personal transformation.

Detoxing Body Movements
Yoga stretching on the beach

Dedicated Yoga Teachers

Our highly-trained and dedicated teachers provide a welcoming and open space for students to unwind, connect back to themselves and deepen their practice, both on and off the mat.

Our yoga classes are heated between 21 – 26 degrees with Infra-red heaters, which are great for detoxing the body. The studio is fully equiped with beautiful shower and change-room facilities. High quality Manduka yoga mats, blocks and straps are provided.

We look forward to seeing you on your mat!

Our Team

Rosalind Evans

Rosalind Evans

DIRECTOR, FOUNDER, YOGA TEACHER

Rosalind set foot in her first yoga class at the age of 15, to this day she clearly remembers being in ore of the 75 year old teacher with her feet behind her head in lotus.

Since then Rosalind’s yoga journey has evolved and progressed through various different yoga lineages.

A trained classical ballet/contemporary dancer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in dance from Queensland University of Technology.

Dancing professionally, including with The Wiggles and teaching for the passed 14 years teaching, including ballet coach for the NSW Junior Womens Artistic Gymnastics development squad.

The movement of yoga has always presented a sense of joy and fulfilment for Rosalind, however when she transitioned from professional dancer to a corporate career in media advertising that the calming and grounding effects of yoga really hit home. Yoga was now not only a tool to move the body, but release stress, aid digestion problems, calm an over active mind and gain perspective on life. Realising that life behind a computer screen wasn’t for her, Rosalind left the corporate world and immersed herself entirely in the yoga realm and further exploration of the body, mind and breath.

Rosalind has completed over 500 hrs of teaching training with Power Livings Duncan Peak, the inspirational Octavio Salvadore at the Practice, Bali and world renown Rod Styker. Further to this Rosalind has continued to learn and be inspired by international teachers Elena Brower and Ana Forrest.

Rosalind loves to share her passion and dedication for yoga with her students and takes joy in guiding each individual through this transformational process. Rosalind’s classes are dynamic and strong, with a deep connection to the breath and mind.

Anneriek Favelle

Yoga Teacher

Anneriek is a Sr Yoga Teacher with 18 years of experience in many yoga disciplines. She has an unique ability to teach challenging practices in a light hearted and joyful way. Her vinyasa flow classes are inspired by Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow, creating powerful flows with movement to stay connected to the softness this practice can offer you. In her own practice she has a great love for arm balancing practices for the strength and self-trust these poses require.

Anneriek has completed a three year apprenticeship in Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga, 100 hr Yin TT, 300 hr TT with Mark Stephens (Author of Teaching Yoga and Yoga Sequencing) and completed 200 hr TT in Prana Vinyasa Flow with the internationally renowned yogini Shiva Rea. Anneriek had taught over 10,000 classes.

Anneriek is very passionate about yoga and loves to share her knowledge to help create healthy bodies, peaceful minds and an awareness in living.

Bec Gonthier

Yoga Teacher

Bec’s classes are filled with movements and inspirations from her personal practice, and tend to focus largely on creating space within the body, as well as creating new movement pathways with strength and mindful movement.

First finding the practice in 2014, Bec completed 200 hours of training at Byron Yoga Centre in 2015, studying with John Ogilvie. Since then she has had the privilege of studying Yin Yoga with Anneriek Favelle; sequencing with Noelle Connolly and Sarah Routhier, and is excited to be spending time with Simon Park this year. Forever curious about the practice and always eager to learn, Bec will forever be a student first, and teacher second. Her classes will encourage you to find a sense of surrender, in order to receive the profound effect that conscious understanding of movement can have on our experiences on and off the mat.

Heather Ford

Yoga Teacher

I first found yoga about 10 years ago after “retiring” from Irish Dancing. I was inspired by the athletic practice and discipline that yoga provided. It soon became clear that yoga provided more than just the physical Asana practice. I was able to find an inner peace and quiet that helped me release my tension and provide more clarity both on and off the mat. I felt that I had found a calling and started to seek out all types yoga including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Forrest, and Bikram. Before leaving the United States, I completed my first 200-hour teacher training and continue to take various trainings now that I’m in Australia. I invite everyone in my class to learn and grow together, accept our imperfections and practice ahimsa through asanas. For me, the practice of yoga is being able to be in the moment and allow the opportunity to laugh, push, and accept yourself. I hope to share that with every practitioner.

Mel Murray

Yoga Teacher

Mel Murray is a qualified Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, with a passion for movement and wellbeing.

Mel discovered Yoga in 2012 after she suffered a hip fracture, which required surgery and long rehabilitation program. Realising she needed to move away from high energy, high impact exercise as a way to manage her osteoporosis, Mel found her way into a Yoga studio. Since then, Mel has not looked back!

Mel completed her 200 Hour Yoga training with Power Living in 2015. She has gone on to complete 500 Hour pathway training with Power Living in Advanced Vinyasa and Being of Purpose philosophy. This year Mel will complete Yin Yoga training.

In addition to her Yoga qualifications, Mel has completed Certificate III Group Exercise and Certificate IV Personal Training. She will also complete Pilates Matwork in 2018.

Mel offers a strong yoga practice which challenges students to maintain good alignment and calm breath, as the gateway to tapping into the higher purpose of the asana practice.

When she is not on her Yoga mat, you will find Mel walking her beloved beagles, cooking up a new healthy recipe or spending time with her family and friends.

Will Chow

Yoga Teacher

Will first came to yoga after his chiropractor suggested he gave to a try to help his injured back. Initially Will wasn’t too sure, as he thought is was something only women did. But after his first class, Will was hooked and his passion for yoga continues to grow daily.
Will has gone onto completed numerous trainings, including – 200hrs YTT with Inyoga and a further 150hrs with Body Mind Life including international teachers Maty Ezraty and Noelle Connolly, whom Will continues to be inspired by and trains with weekly.

Will classes are slow and strong, with a firm emphasis on the breath and alignment.

Rosie Hooker

Yoga Teacher

Rosie is a yoga instructor, green food junkie, weight loss expert and health coach. Rosie comes from a background of Holistic Nutrition having completed her Diploma in 2003 and Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine in 2016. However, it was during a trip to Bali that Rosie discovered her love for yoga. The discovery inspired her to explore all styles of yoga and all that yoga has to offer. She completed her yoga training at Power Living in 2015 under the guidance of Duncan Peak and his team of facilitators and in 2016 went on to complete Yin Yoga training with Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga. Since then Rosie has completed meditation and pranayama training with Mark Breadner of Yoga Coach and training with Janet Stone. She loves the fun and challenging sequences that Vinyasa Yoga has to offer and how Yin Yoga helps one to adapt to the ups and downs of life and to manage change with grace. As a reflection of her training, Rosie’s sequences for Vinyasa Flow tend to be creative and broad in content. She encourages her students to remain curious, to explore all lineages and facets of yoga and to follow the path of self-enquiry. Rosie has an interest in mental health and empowers her students to challenge their limitations and to use the practice as a tool to discover innate joy and possibilities. She often brings breathing practices into her sequences, coaching students to stay grounded in the moment by breathing more fully, deeply and consciously.

Through her anatomy studies both at Nature Care College and Power Living, Rosie has a great understanding of how the body works. Rosie loves how nutrition and yoga complement one another by honouring the body and believes that a regular yoga practice, a balanced diet, and specific nutritional supplements can radically change one’s state of health in a matter of months. Her students are the inspiration that ground her to this path of service.

Maria Jackson

Yoga Teacher

Maria started practising yoga 20 years ago while she was a full-time mum with two young children and was immediately blown away by how good a workout it was! As her family lived around the world she has maintained a regular practice in different countries.

In 2011 she completed her teacher training and has taught continually since then.

Her classes cater to the beginner as well as the more advanced yogi.

Maria believes yoga is excellent for building muscle strength and flexibility but unique in its ability to provide mental clarity. On top of all that, it is completely accessible to everyone, young and old… she believes there are no limitations to anyone starting a regular yoga practice.

Now in her mid 50’s, Maria has a deep respect for the practice and knows that yoga will continue to play an important role in her life. She hopes to share this enthusiasm with all her students.

Her motto is to focus on what you can do in class and to enjoy the process so that you will keep coming back.

ANYONE CAN BREATHE. THEREFORE ANYONE CAN PRACTICE YOGA.” – T. K.V DESIKACHAR

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