Our Yoga Teachers

Jean-Alain d’Argent

Hatha / Flow Yoga
Jean-Alain d’Argent is the Director of Dharma health Centre Australia. Jean-Alain has taught yoga for more than thirty years, producing meditation, relaxation and mantra CD’s. He has studied yoga in Australia, USA and India. Jean-Alain is also a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Thai yoga massage therapist, Energy balance therapist as well as an Empowering life coach. His passion is to share knowledge on the body and mind connection. His hatha classes will change the course of your day, so come for a class and see for yourself.

 

Collin Poole

Hatha Yoga / Meditation
Collin began practicing yoga in 2002 in NYC while pursuing a career in theatre. She fell in love with the practice and decided to delve deeper getting her certification in 2005. She began teaching for several different studios in Southern California, including Triad Yoga, Yoga Room, and Equinox Fitness, eventually making her way to Yogaworks. At Yogaworks, she did trainings and workshops with some of yoga’s most sought after teachers, Sean Corne, Baron Baptiste, Pattabhi Jois, and Shiva Rea. She teaches a dynamic class that is playfully designed to create strength, stamina and flexibility.

 

Candice Towson

Restore, Hatha & Yin Yoga / Meditation
Candice has been practising mind/body medicine for the past 17 years. Candice has trained in Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga and various styles of meditation and movement medicine. She believes whole heartedly in the intrinsic link between the mind, body and Spirit and addresses all aspects of the self within her classes. The philosophy behind her classes is to create space within the body and mind through gentle, nourishing movements and shapes and to allow enough quiet space for each individual to hear whispers from their Spirit, to rest deeply and to unfold their own myth.

 

Claire Black

Yin & Slow Flow Hatha Yoga
Claire has been practicing yoga for the past 15 years and is passionate about all things Yin, Slow Flow and Myofascial release. Having sustained injuries in the past and learning to modify her own practice, she has left her corporate career in IT recruitment and is now dedicated to creating a supportive environment for people wanting to explore their own yoga practice with a focus on functional movement and modifications to manage injuries.

 

Gurudaya Kaur Khalsa

Kundalini Yoga
Gurudaya first encountered Kundalini Yoga in 2004 and completed Level One Teacher Training in 2007. Since then she has gone on to (almost) complete Level Two Teacher Training, 21 Stages of Meditation and Conscious Pregnancy Training. She is currently studying SOS Emotional Therapy. She is also a Kinesiologist, a Shiatsu Therapist and a Mother. Gurudaya’s name means: one who transforms darkness into light, through the power of kindness. She aims to make her classes suitable for all levels of experience, subtle, healing and empowering. Gurudaya’s classes are not about her, but about each student finding their own inner wisdom, guidance and peace.

 

Mahan Shrestha

Kundalini / Yin Yoga
In 2000 Mahan was hooked and sweating it out with Bikram yoga in a bid to balance out all her weight training and the masculine energy of an old-school gym. With a background in TCM, massage, and energy work, Mahan was seeking a teacher. Very quickly, Yogi Bhajan and Kundalini Yoga found me in 2002. Since then, Mahan worked as a trainer on teacher trainings in Australia, Nepal and in New Mexico USA. This practice originally took her to the high Himalayan hub of Nepal, where she was immersed in the culture and all things Buddhist. Leading annual yoga retreats and serving within the local community became life. Little did she know how much this would change her.

Now with Mahan’s free-spirited soul self deeply grounded back in her homeland, she still loves to train with weights, stretch out with Yin yoga, elevate herself and others with the precious gifts of Kundalini yoga, and share the love of all this with everyone. She looks forward to meeting you and growing together.