Yoga Arts Team
Yoga Arts Team: Senior Accredited Yoga Teaching Team
Internationally Accredited Yoga Teacher Trainings: Yoga Alliance RYS 200 & 300 hours
LOUISA SEAR: E-RYT 500
Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Self Inquiry, Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Course Coordinator, Founder & Director of Yoga Arts
Louisa has dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of Yoga. She is passionate in the inquiry to find ones true nature and freedom.
In her teaching, Louisa encourages the understanding and acceptance of life, finding the teacher within and acknowledging the God in all. Louisa has had a committed Yoga practice for 30 years. She has studied many Yoga styles and has undertaken long periods of meditation with many different Yoga Masters. She teaches the principles of Tantric Advaita Philosophy and specializes in Yoga Teacher Trainings which she teaches all over the world.
Louisa is the Founder, Director and Course Coordinator of Yoga Arts. Louisa is deepening her knowledge of Ayurveda by studying Clinical Ayurvedic Consultation at the Australasian Institute of Ayurvedic Studies (AIAS) under the guidance of Dr Ajit (BSMS, PCAS).
EMIL WENDEL: RYT 500
Yoga Philosophy, Meditation and Pranayama
Emil teaches yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama on the Yoga Arts’ trainings. He has been living in Asia since the mid seventies, studying Indian thought as well as Chinese classical philosophy. His many years of residency in Nepal and India have brought about a passion for yoga, in particular, the aspects of breath and meditation in both the Buddhist and Hindu traditions. His courses offer a glimpse into the treasures of philosophy and their application in daily life, as yoga practice and ritual, all in the original context.
LUCY ROBERTS: E-RYT 500
Asana, Vinyasa, Astanga, Techniques and Teaching Methodology, Moving Meditation & Dance.
Lucy is a senior teacher on the Yoga Arts Teacher Trainings, as well as leading classes, workshops, and retreats internationally.
Her teaching and practice attends to body, mind and heart, combining the physical practices of Hatha Yoga, with the wisdom and insight of Jnana Yoga, philosophy, and meditation, in the spirit of Bhakti – the Yoga of self-transcending love and devotion.
Lucy’s style is fluid, feminine, intuitive, and creative – inspired by her love of dance and free-style movement. She is a passionate communicator who delights in inspiring a deeper dive into the subtleties of life both on and off the mat.
Born in Australia, based in South India, Lucy teaches in Bali, Japan, India, Australia and the Middle East. She has been practicing for 16 years and teaching for 12.
Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Pranayama, Ritual, Mantra & Agni Hotra (fire ceremony)
Rose Baudin has studied and practiced yoga for 43 years and has taught for 25 years. She met her mentor, Swami Gauribala, in Sri Lanka in 1971 and was initiated into the Parampara 1984. During the 16 years she lived in India, she was instructed by master teachers in various schools of yoga: Integral, Iyengar, Vini and Ashtanga, as well as, extensive meditation experience under the guidance of S.N. Goenka (Vipassana), Zen Master Hogen-san Yamahata (Soto) and Sayadaw U Janaka (Satipatthana Insight Meditation). She was introduced to and taught the ritual of Agni Hotra by Dr. Robert Svoboda who instructed her in the way of his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda.
Since 1986, Rose has been based in Australia teaching yoga classes and meditation retreats. She is a senior teacher instructing and lecturing yoga philosophy and meditation for Yoga Arts – an Internationally Accredited School for Yoga Teacher Trainings. Rose has been conducting yoga intensives, residential retreats and seminars internationally for the past 20 years.
MARIE BAKER: E-RYT 500
Teaching and Asana Assistant, Vinyasa, Hatha and Teaching Techniques
Marie discovered yoga around 12 years ago when the urge to explore the deeper questions of life and spirit overwhelmed all else. Japa meditation and Mantra introduced the power of breath and of one pointed focus along with a new found joy and clarity. And so the passion to dedicate time to further exploration of yoga insured.
Marie began teaching 8 years ago and over the years has taught in Australia, India, Hong Kong, Bhutan, Japan, Bali and the Caribbean.
Marie completed 2 Yoga Arts’ Trainings, a 2 month Level 1 (200 hours Yoga Alliance) Yoga Teacher Training, in 2003, and she went on to complete the Yoga Arts’ Certificate IV in Yoga Teacher Training in 2004.Marie has been teaching and assisting, for Yoga Arts, since 2006, in; India, Bali, Japan, Malaysia, India and China.
Her teaching style is Vinyasa Hatha with attention to mindful breath and movement through the holding and transitioning from pose to pose. Marie remains grateful and dedicated to the path as it provides a way to be open to the unfolding chapters of life; the opportunities to be present to life, and loved ones, growing towards ultimate peace.
STUART GIRLING: BSc, MSc (Information Technology)
Anatomy & Physiology
Stuart has a BSc in Health Studies and a MSc in Information Systems. He began his journey in health and fitness working as a personal trainer and then went on to qualify in Sports Massage & Injury Treatment , as well as, Advanced Medical Massage. For the last 7 years he has worked almost exclusively within the yoga community with yogis making up over 90% of his clients. Stuart has had a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practice for 9 years and an interest in anatomy that has spanned several decades. Having already taught Swedish Massage and associated anatomy his love for both yoga and anatomy led to the natural progression of teaching Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga Teacher Trainings. In this endeavor he seeks to make anatomy accessible, fun and above all usable within a yoga context.
Jacinta McEwen: ND Ayurveda
Ayurveda Consultant, Massage Therapy, Yoga Teacher, Naturapath, Western Herbalism
Yoga Arts is exited to welcome, Jacinta McEwen to our 300 hour Accredited Yoga Teacher Training. Jacinta has over 20 years Ayurvedic Medicine experience assisting people to find balance and health in mind, body & spirit. Jacinta has a background in nursing, naturopathy, western herbalism, massage therapy, yoga teaching and Ayurvedic consultancy. Jacinta will be teaching the Ayurveda modules on the 2015 Level 2 Training.
Anouk Pezouldt: RYT200 – Asana Assistant
After attending my first class in Boston back in 1997 Yoga soon became a daily practice in and beyond its physical aspects. I then completed my first teacher training at Brahmani yoga in India in January 2009. Over the past 6 years, I have been teaching at several of Brahmani’s Teacher Training programs and public classes including Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. I continue to keep learning from senior teachers and honor the wisdom they have accumulated throughout their years of Sadhana.
Working with breath, movement and meditation Yoga allows me to reach a center point in which I feel a sense of groundedness, joy and attentiveness.
I see teaching yoga as an act of giving and devotion and my intention is to guide and inform my students. I would like to encourage us to remain inquisitive and non-dogmatic along our journey. Ultimately, I endeavor to assist students to develop their own individual practice and carry the values of Yoga into their daily lives. I am currently assisting the Yoga Arts’ team on their 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in Ubud, Bali.
Jose Carlos Leal (Nikhil): Asana Assistant & Teaching Methodology
As a child, in Brazil, Nikhil was introduced, by his mother, to the Brazilian Shamanic world of Native Indian and African Mythologies. At age 16 he discovered the world of Rosa Cruz. By 17 Nikhil pursued his passion in theater and for more than 25 years this became his vocation throughout Brazil, Italy and Germany. Nikhil’s love of Spirituality and creativity then took him to India, the motherland of Yoga. He studied at the SVYASA University in Bangalore focusing on meditation and 4 paths of Yoga. A constant object of study for Nikhil is Eastern Philosophy including; the paths of the Sufis and Tao leading to one’s single point in life – joy and devotion to all living beings.