ABOUT US

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.

TEACHERS

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.

Crystal has always been fascinated by the body, mind & spirit and what it is that gives us a sense of freedom, joy and belonging. After completing her degree in Communications in 2012 she began to explore forms of meditation and healing practices. Her yoga studies began soon after & since then yoga has become part of the fabric of her life having felt profound changes.

Her training includes both 300 & 200hr RYT from Essence Of Living International, as well as completing her Pilates Teacher Training, Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Thai Massage Training. In addition, Crystal completed her Yin Teacher Training Certification with Duncan Peak from Power Living Australia. Crystal has had the privilege of learning from various Yoga Masters over the years in Australia, India, Sri Lanka & Thailand, including Dena Kingsberg, Mark Togni, Ajay Kumar, Simon Borg-Olivier, Lance Schular, Mitchell Gold & Kirsten Berg and Mark Robberds. Forever a student, Crystal continues to study Ashtanga Yoga in Byron Bay.

In 2013 Crystal became a full time Yoga Teacher, guiding more then 15 public classes weekly, private one-on-ones , workshops and events around Australia. Living in Sri Lanka for one year, she also facilitated monthly Yoga Retreats & Immersions to people of all walks of life.

Together with her love of yoga & movement, Crystal is currently studying Osteopathy at Southern Cross University which also informs her practice & teaching, bringing together an integrated healing approach. Her passion lies in her desire to encourage students to gently explore & deepen their practice at their own pace, to inspire overall health and embed calmness into daily life. Crystal is constantly touched by the beauty of this practice and moved by what it reveals.

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Yuka arrived in Australia, learning to adapt to an entirely different culture, language and way of relating with others.
She felt isolated and lost and turned to yoga following an invite from her friend to attend a class. The class inspired Yuka to learn more and develop her practice further.
She enrolled in teacher training at the studio where she practiced and finally felt she was walking the right path.
Yuka attributes yoga to supporting her through her transition after moving to Australia. Her practice supported her emotionally, psychologically, physically and spiritually.
This is evident in her Grace and the way she interacts with others.
Yuka’s wish is to share these powerful experiences with you and support you to develop your own practice, gaining flexibility and strength on and off the mat.
Yuka has finished a Pilates and Barre  Course recently. Pilates builds strength in your body to support and prevent you from injury. It will help your yoga practice or any other sport.

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!

Ebony is a lover of sunrises and star gazing. A beach gypsy and an absolute foodie.

Ebony embodies the Philosophy of Yoga and Pilates. With an indescribable passion to learn, share, inspire and unite with love.

How beautiful it is to unite and cultivate a world full of brothers and sisters obsessed with feeling comfortable in our own skin.

Whether you practice Yoga with Ebony, for a strong and nourishing, soul inspiring practice. Or an upbeat dance party, Pilates class. You’re sure to leave with a full heart and a smile from ear to ear.

Inspiration-

know yourself as the being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the stories. This is freedom, salvation and enlightenment.
Stacie is a certified yoga,pilates,barre teacher and Royal Academy Of Dance classical ballet trained.
Stacie`s love for movement bagan at the age of four as a student in many different styles of dance.
Stacie`s love for movement guided her towards her yoga and pilates path and has been a student since 1999 studying in many trainings and workshops in Australia,Bali and India including the ancient teachings of Swami Sivananda.
She has been teaching in Australia and Bali over the past five years.
Stacie believes yoga,pilates and dance create a beautiful balance of physical and mental well being,self discovery,expression and inner peace.She now wishes to share her knowledge with others and guide them on their own inner journey through yoga,pilates and dance.

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.

Hayley’s teaching is a balance between a traditional practice and an individual style. Her classes are a blend of dynamic flows and Ashtanga holds, mirroring her personality: playful, open-minded and yet supportive and calm.

Strong, flowing and sprinkled with tradition, each class offers a slice of philosophy and may incorporate mantra, pranayama and simple meditation. She hopes to facilitate a place for her students to explore softness and strength, stillness and movement, finding both sthira and sukha through navigating the journey of the breath.

Growing up in Byron Bay, she was introduced to yoga and alternative practices at an early age. This continued as she travelled the world, practicing yoga in most continents and absorbing the knowledge and wisdom of international yoga and meditation teachers. She eventually completed her first 200 TT certificate in India. Since then, she has assisted teacher trainings, attended workshops and finds herself devoted to studying all things yoga.

Moira Campbell’s ethos is that anyone with enough passion, discipline and surrender can realise their dreams and their dharma. She finds a huge amount of joy in seeing students grow in confidence by witnessing the creativity,  freedom and community that develops within the disciplines of circus, acro and yoga.

Circus Background:

As a Director of AirCraft Circus London Moira spearheaded the Fullitme Training Courses in London alongside Marketing and running the yearly Greenwich Circus Festival. She also oversaw the Youth Circus Programme.  She has over 20 years of teaching experience and has seen 17 rounds of full-time students through to graduation and into the international circus industry.

Yoga Background:

Moira trained intensively in the Himalayas in India with guruji Yogi Vishvar Vishvektu of the world conscious yoga family in the  ‘Akhanda’  yoga tradition. Together with years of Bikram, Kundalini, Vinyasa and AcroYoga practice her style is strong, diverse and pranayama based. She opened and ran a yoga studio inside her circus school for 10 years in London. She believes the body is the bridge to the soul and that to find balance the internal world must be studied as intensively as the outer. She is initiated into the traditions of Krya Meditation and Transcendental Meditation, reads Tarot and is a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner.

Kimberley is a lover of barefoot walks, sunrises, nature, the moon, yoga, meditation, dancing, & the ocean. From a young age, she was always drawn to movement, immersing herself in dancing, sports aerobics and gymnastics. She values the power of movement…”it is through movement that we find our freedom; move your body, free you mind and heart.”

The teachings of Kimberley are raw, powerful and sharply intuitive. Join her for a fluid, dynamic, playful and lighthearted practice, rich with smiles and laughter. Kimberley’s rhythmic, carefully crafted classes will coax you out of your mind & into the wisdom of the body. Kimberley is deeply inspired to share with her community, particularly her passion for movement in all forms, whether it is Vinyasa Flow, or Barre – she believes each practice is a moving meditation and is a profound tool for healing and cultivating a deep sense of peace in mind, body and spirit.

Whether you meet Kimberley on the mat or at the Barre, her classes offer you space to journey from the inside out, connect body and breath, heal through movement, ignite your energy and ultimately evoke freedom.

 

Lana grew up on Western Australia’s beaches. Her yoga classes are strong and open for you to be intuitive to your needs. Lana started teaching after training at Essence of Living, which nourished her roots and expanded her knowledge.

James hails from the shores of Aotearoa (New Zealand), he is very passionate about mindful body movement and its ability to shift energies and promote health of the mind and body when connected with the breath. James trained in Martial arts through his teens and loves to dance, he believes dancing is the window to the soul! He completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training at Creature Yoga and is currently working towards a 500 hour certification, he also has a bachelor of science majoring in Geology.

 Lauren Cuthbert infuses everything she does with an easeful joyous energy and a whole hearted devotion to inner and outer connection.
Lauren brings to her teaching a depth that traverses from strength to deep vulnerability, sincerity to playfulness and alignment to freedom.
Lauren’s yoga journey began in her later adolescence as a way of healing in her life.
It didn’t take long to become a practice she longed to share with others, as the magic of yoga/meditation completely transformed her life.
Lauren completed her 200hr ytt at Krishna village, NSW in 2016, and then went on to teach yoga up in the Himalayas in India for 3 months following her training.
Lauren then found herself running yoga retreats and classes in Byron Bay and Melbourne on her return to Australia throughout 2017.
In 2018, Lauren moved up to the Sunshine Coast where she has taught at a few various different studios, dynamically teaching various different styles of yoga.
She completed her 300hr advanced yoga teacher training in Thailand with The FitFlowFly yoga school, with Bryce Yoga, Yoga Beyond and Matthiew Boldron in 2018.
Lauren is now based in the Byron Bay, sharing her love for yoga through teaching classes, workshops and hosting sustainable yoga retreats globally and in Australia.
She merges her love for the environment into her yoga teaching through encouraging people to connect to the earth.