Viroga Yoga Studio is a private & serene space dedicated to yoga, meditation & creative arts. It is a safe & friendly place to retreat from the bustle of daily life & reconnect with Health Harmony Happiness. Viroga is located in the bayside suburb of Brighton, Brisbane North, but visiting the studio feels like going on a mini retreat to Byron Bay or Bali. The vibe is calming & comfortable. All yoga mats & props are provided so all you will need is a smile 🙂
MEET OUR TEAM
Renee is our Principal Yoga Instructor & the Founder, Owner & Manager of VIROGA (2005). She teaches the Hatha, Flow & Power Yoga classes & hosts our Retreats. Renee comes from a background in Business & Vocational Training. She fell in love with the peaceful power of yoga as a way to manage stress & improve wellbeing. Renee has been teaching yoga fulltime for over 14 years and has undertaken many courses in Yoga & Meditation including a Diploma in Health (Yoga) & Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching with Dr June Henry, Yoga Therapy with Synergy Yoga, Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rae plus many, many more. Renee is a Registered Senior Yoga Teacher and has sat on the State, National & Executive Committee of Yoga Australia. Renee applies a sensitive, sensible yet light-hearted approach to her yoga classes. She employs a range of flowing, structural & restorative methods to create an accessible & enjoyable yoga experience that promotes health, harmony & happiness of body, mind & spirit.
Annie teaches Multilevel Yoga classes and Kids Yoga Courses. She uses a blend of flowing Vinyasa and Hatha yoga postures with breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation to connect body, breath and mind and improve strength, flexibility and balance. As a mother of three, Annie understands the value of yoga for letting go of the stress of day-to-day living. She finds yoga is the perfect way to build fitness, energise and unwind. Her focus is not on achieving the perfect pose but on what you can achieve for your health and wellbeing. She is a qualified teacher (Pine Rivers Yoga), has completed Level 2 (100hrs) Teacher Training with Flo Fenton (Intouch Yoga) and is a trained children’s instructor (Zenergy Yoga).
Pamela teaches our Pre & Post Natal Yoga classes & Birthing Workshops. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2005 in the Sivananda tradition. Since then has completed many other courses and specialized pre & postnatal trainings. She has a Diploma in Pre & Post Natal from IYTA & is a certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator. As a mother herself, Pamela understands the challenges of pregnancy & parenthood. In her pre-natal yoga classes, Pamela aims to provide mums-to-be with the confidence & skills to physically & mentally prepare for birth & motherhood. In her birthing workshops, Pamela aims to empower women to create a positive & joyful birth experience in a safe & supportive environment. In her post-natal yoga classes, Pamela aims to provide a supportive environment that encourages bonding & self-care for new Mums.
Caroline is our Alignment Yoga Teacher. She has done 3 years of intensive training with senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Suzi Carson & ongoing training thereafter. Her classes are alignment based using equipment where needed to enhance therapeutic benefit & allow for personal difference. Through the practice of yoga, Caroline found that her mobility, stamina & strength increased, her mind was calmer & quieter and a deep sense of clarity & awareness grew. She feels yoga has carried her through the many transitions of life, given her the courage to be herself & bolstered her ability to cope with the challenges of everyday living. Caroline is passionate about sharing these many benefits of yoga with others.
Alana is our Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. Alana started practising yoga in 2014 and was drawn to the mat as a way to find calm, strength, balance & connection whilst working a demanding job in special education in the fast, busy city of London. She offers mindful, flowing yoga classes that link movement with breath and invite students to find what feels good for them. Alana aims to create an inspiring, calm and compassionate energy in a yoga practice, while honouring ancient traditions of yoga.
Susie is our Restorative Yin Yoga and Gentle Somatic Yoga ® teacher. Her approach to yoga is influenced by her training in Bowen Therapy and Clinical Aromatherapy. She qualified as a Level 1 (350 hour) yoga teacher in 2017 and has completed post-graduate training in various yoga disciplines. Susie wholeheartedly believes that yoga promotes wellbeing, giving students peace, time and space to soothe the nervous system. Her passion lies in sharing with her students how she has benefitted physically, emotionally and mentally from a quiet, slow, gentle yoga practice.
Kaye is our Meditation Teacher. She is a registered Psychologist, yoga and meditation teacher. She uses Acceptance and Commitment therapy to embrace these three practices into helpful tools to assist with stress management, health and wellbeing.
Jenny is our Yin Yoga teacher. Initially qualifying as a yoga teacher in 2011, Jenny has gained many qualifications in specialised areas of yoga including completing all 4 levels of Yin Yoga with Markus Giess & Karin Sang; and with Sarah Powers from the Insight Yoga Institute. Jenny is passionate about the holistic principles of yoga – where ultimately the body is linked to the movement, mind and breath to bring about a feeling of relaxation, balance and harmony.