Space Foundation is a collective of Yoga, Pilates and Barre teachers and practitioners in the heart of Byron Bay. Located at the Southern end of Jonson Street, Space Foundation offers Vinyasa Yoga; Yin Yoga, Mat Pilates and Barre. Our teachers are passionate about the breath the body and create classes that are designed to suit all levels.
Mother dancer yogini pilates-lover surfer friend and philosopher, ‘Shelly’ believes that by moving the body we harness the potency of the breath and maximise our potential both for growth and contentment. Shelly has a 200 hour Vinyasa (level 1); 300 hour Vinyasa (Level 2); Thai Massage and a Pilates Mat from Essence of Living on the Gold Coast where she has been a diligent and passionate student of Michelle and Clare Merrifield for 7 years.
She has taught across a range of students and styles at Essence of Living-everything from beginner to advanced to corporate to community classes to privates to gym to festivals (Including Burning Man in the USA). She is part way through a 300 hour level 2 from Alanna Kaivalya in NYC, with a focus on philosophy and functional movement and has been a student of Mysore whilst living in Byron Bay.
Yoga is a not only a process for Shelly to “do the work”, it is a way to be of service to her community. She has a strong desire the “be the change you want to see” through karma yoga- being of service and works at Council in the Community Development team being a voice for vulnerable groups in the community, and delivering community events.
Amanda found the magic and benefits of yoga in her mid 20’s as a way to connect the body, mind and soul, an mostly to face her anxiety.
As a devoted practitioner, the love and commitment to the teachings of Yoga had transform all aspects of her life.
Her experience comes from her inner journey of self discovering and she is a truly believer of the quote: “Yoga is the journey of the self through the self to the self” as as a way to find clarity within the distortions of the mind.
Born and raised in Brasil she has been living the past 5 years in Australia where she recognises home and concluded her 200 TT Certificate.
With a big smile, she will be willing to share all she knows and her passion for the practise!Teaching from the heart 😉 plus a blend of Vinyasa and Ashtanga in a fun, strong and graceful style.
Her dynamic movements will connect the body and breathe to help you remain present, centre the mind, develop strength, focus and balance.
Life is a gift, full of purpose, motivation and inspiration!
Alison has been teaching yoga and meditation for 8 years, and been practicing since she first picked up a yoga book when I was 17. There was no hocus-pocus to it…. The focus, the breathing, the mentality, the philosophy, the spirituality and the lifestyle simply made sense.
“Yoga has taken me on incredible journeys, teaching and studying in the United States, London, France and South America, but more importantly my inner journey of constant self discovery and inquiry has by far been the most exciting! Yoga has taken me on incredible journeys, teaching and studying in the United States, London, France and South America, but more importantly my inner journey of constant self discovery and inquiry has by far been the most exciting! I’ve added to my mix mat Pilates and Barre, helping to strengthen my teaching and practice and currently teach workshops on energy clearing, emotional healing and yoga nidra! I love what I get to do for my job! It’s pure joy x”
Ash has been teaching yoga for over 15 years all over the world including 10 years in India.
She teaches from the heart in a fun-loving way. “Yoga is my passion, and I love to share the knowledge that I have learned along the way”.
Ash brings her own flavour to the practice of Yin Yoga, all while drawing on her wealth of knowledge which has been founded in years of experience and practice in Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga as well as Pranayama.
After taking my first yoga class 17 years ago, I felt an instant connection. Fast forward 17 years and I am still exploring with even more enthusiasm. Since then I have completed 200 hour training in Koh Samui, 50 hour Yin training in Byron Bay, along with various workshops internationally.
Born and raised in Byron Bay, my path has taken me on many world wide travel adventures and am grateful to have crossed paths with some amazing teachers.
I teach with an open heart, open mind and embrace the inner calm and clarity that comes from the practise.
Growing up in Byron Bay, Caterina started practicing yoga when she was 14 years old with her mum.
Since then her practice has lived through many incarnations, eventually settling into a deep love and appreciation for the freedom and creativity of vinyasa.
In 2012 Cat completed her first teacher training. Since then, her classes have sought to inspire, uplift, and be fun, whilst maintaining a strong focus on intelligent alignment and mindfulness.
Nothing is more satisfying to Cat than seeing the shift in her students as they drop into their bodies and find a sense of presence and home in their bodies. She is a firm believer in the healing power of yoga as a means to release trauma and stress from our bodies so as to to live life on purpose.
“Yoga has been a part of my life for over 30 years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat.
Yoga inspires me to live each moment more mindfully.
I completed my 200 hour and 500 hr Teacher training with My Health Yoga and have studied vinyasa prana flow with Twee Merrigan and Shiva Rea.
I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me.
In my classes, I love to combine music with creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice.
I seek to help others thrive in life, by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga, and my hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.”
I am also Pilates and Barre certified.”
Jessica Humphries has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 7. During this time she has studied both eastern and western philosophy, completing a degree in western philosophy in her university days.
After a short stint in the corporate world she moved to the northern rivers to pursue a simple life of yoga and writing, and as well as teaching she is now also the editor of Australian Yoga Journal magazine.
She has studied many yoga lineages and continues to update her teaching skills with inspiring, world renowned teachers. Jess’s classes are very much guided by her students – and she creates practices that suit the mood and level of the people in front of her – whatever their experience and energy.
Jess is passionate about inspiring her students, creating accessible sequences and connecting with her students and greater community.
Stacey Moxham has been teaching Pilates and Barre for 4 years, having completed her certification through Essence of Living in 2014, she has been teaching ever since.
Having also completed her Yoga teacher training certification here, Stacey quickly delved into a more conscious and spiritual lifestyle, which has found her living on a 12 acre property just outside of Byron Bay, where she enjoys gardening and connecting to nature.
Currently her path has her immersed in the teaching’s of women’s wisdom and wild woman ways. You can find her on Instagram @staceymoxham and @womanandwild.