The Teaching Team

Tanya is the Founder of True North Yoga and Co-Founder of Barossa Wellness. Her interest and professional experience in the health and wellness sector since her early 20’s culminated in a dedicated yoga practice over 12 years ago.

Tanya loves yoga for its capacity to build strength and flexibility (physically and in life) but it is the call to calm, center, shift perspective, and set or re-set the day that guides Tanya’s yoga practice.

Tanya has completed over 875hrs of certified Yoga Teacher Training including 500hrs-RYT, Pre-Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Psychology & Meditation, and two trips to India for concentrated study and practice. Tanya has also managed and assisted yoga teacher trainings with teacher training school, Shantarasa Yoga, as well as educational workshops, retreats and events.

Prior to yoga, Tanya’s professional background spanned over a decade in injury management and as a rehabilitation consultant, and she is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise & Nutrition).

The True North Yoga community, teachers, and beautiful studio space is a daily source of inspiration to Tanya for which she is grateful everyday.

Grace first went to a yoga class in 2017 when she was living in Adelaide’s CBD. At the time she was working in advertising and her mind was so busy that she never completely switched off and allowed herself to be in the practice. 

Her yoga journey really began in 2018 when she and her partner packed up and sold all of their belongings and moved to the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. A girl Grace worked with there (now a great friend) encouraged her to go to a yoga class, as she noticed she could benefit from this practice.

After completing her first yoga class at Rocky Mountain Yoga and feeling this sense of calm and self-love afterwards, she knew she needed to continue this journey. After practicing and growing a deep love for yoga, she commenced her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training back home in Adelaide with Shantarasa Yoga.

Grace loves the strength both physically and mentally that yoga practice can cultivate in one’s self and the connection formed between body, breath and mind. She first fell in love with yoga, practicing Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, but in more recent times she has also developed a connection with Hatha Yoga.

For Kirsty, yoga has been a part of life off and on since she was a little girl, but it was guided meditation that really helped her to reconnect and breathe after severe illness, then Yoga asana followed.

Kirsty decided to dive deeper into her practise which led her to studying with Heather Agnew from Yoga Trinity, completing 300hrs in Vinyasa Yoga training. She has since gone on to complete Yin Yoga teacher training with Mel Mclaughlin.

“Why I do yoga? To keep me healthy and connected to who I am, to tune-in and tune-out so to speak. By unifying the mind, body and breath with movement we can stay focused on the present moment, ie: ourselves and what we are doing now, bringing an acute awareness to the self, while nourishing it, calming it, and learning about it along the way. Yoga is a tool box for life, if you are willing it is there for you whenever you need it to keep you healthy in mind, body and spirit.”

Kirsty’s classes bring strength and fluidity to each class, with a focus on the essence of each pose and how it feels for each individual while building on the practise of moving in unison with breath, body and mind.

Kirsty is an artist, she has a Bachelor of Design degree from Uni SA and works from her studio at home as a jewellery designer/maker and artist. Creativity is her passion.

Yoga came into Kates life in 2017 in Banff, Canada. She was working as a café manager and right above her workplace was a little studio called Rocky Mountain Yoga. A good friend of hers reached out and invited her to go to a class. It was in that Yin class Kate felt something ignite within herself. She practiced yin yoga, vinyasa flow, and ashtanga yoga weekly. She had found clarity and a health to her mind and body. She knew this would be not only physical practice but also a spiritual practice she would continue for years to come.

After almost three years of weekly classes Kate wanted to learn about more than just the Asana. She expressed this to her Ashtanga teacher and she recommended Yoga teacher training. Kate never thought she would teach, she just wanted to do the training to better her personal practice.

Kate moved back home in 2020 and commenced her 200-hour Teacher Training in Adelaide with Shantarasa. She also recently completed 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Adelaide with Melanie Mclaughlin. Kates love of Ashtanga also lead her to several Mysore events and workshops. Her indepth training has inspired her to teach, share and educate others on the wonderful benefits of Yoga. Kate believes yoga is for everyone, and every ability. As long as you come to your mat and practice with an open mind self-truth, you will find your place.