Meet the Team

Victoria Watts
DIRECTOR/YOGINI
With YT about to close its doors for good in 2015, and having managed a large studio in the city for two years. It was time for Victoria to delve deeper into owner, operator bliss. Finding Yoga in 2001 in the mountains of Vail, CO Victoria returned home to NZ in 2006 where she left her professional life in recruitment; to follow the health and wellbeing path. "Simply put I LOVE sharing my knowledge and love for Yoga with everyone. I fully believe I am following my DHARMA. Which is making people feel AMAZING inside and out!"
Jess Sutcliffe
SENIOR YOGINI
Yoga couldn't have come at a better time for Jess. After a number of physical setbacks in dance and other cardio related injuries Jess began her Yoga journey in 2007. It was love at first practice!! Deciding to investigate her love affair further with this ancient practice, Jess completed her 200hrs with Power Living Australia in 2009. Jess loves to guide her students through challenging asana in a safe but fun environment!
Shyam Mathaba
SENIOR YOGINI
Shyam is trained in Ashtanga vinyasa , and later completed training in Power Yoga, Kundalini and Restorative Yoga. Using her Ashtanga roots, Shyam teaches regular Vinyasa Flow of all levels. Classes explore; standing poses, arm balances, inversions, core work, all offered in an accessible and playful way intertwined with occasional tales from Africa and India. . Shyam has been practising yoga for more than 13 years and teaching since 2005.
Gabi Balasko
YOGINI
Gabi believes that everyone should have something just for them, whether it's running, yoga, gardening, singing.. a sacred space. Something that makes you feel the way yoga makes her feel. Alive, calm and connected. This is what motivates her every day to create space and give the chance for people to observe, breath and reflect. Sometimes it is getting active, sometimes it is letting go. Gabi has been teaching since 2016, mainly working with athletes helping them to train proper breathing patterns, improve flexibility and regain mental focus through meditation.
 
Dana Stewart
YOGINI
Dana was introduced to yoga in 1992 during a period in her life of great unfolding.Dana gives focus in her classes to the physical strength which can be gained from a powerful practice. Strong body; strong mind. She combines this physical emphasis with a deep understanding of the yogic concept of samskara (impressions of the mind), which arise during our journey so that one can continue with determination and courage when wanting to attempt more advanced postures.
Shawn Elise
Yogini
Shawn-Elise's classes are always delivered with a big smile and a whole lot of heart! Shawn Elise Tierney completed her 200-hr training in Vinyasa Yoga with the Yoga Garden (RYS) in 2016. She created Yoga Lab, a collective of newly certified teachers, in the spring of 2016, teaching budget-friendly, beginner-friendly classes. She filled in for Post Spin Yoga classes at a local gym while teaching at-home small group classes. She teaches an alignment-focused vinyasa-flow class for beginner to intermediate levels. In addition to teaching yoga, Shawn Elise has also worked in Operations & Production for several yoga festivals, including Wanderlust US Summer Tour. This has given her the opportunity to also take classes with several world-class yoga teachers such as Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Seane Corn, and Shiva Rea.
Kellie-Michelle Cheung