Our Teachers

Our Teachers 2018-12-05T11:31:52+00:00

Caroline Tang

Caroline is a co-founder and yoga teacher of Carja Yoga, teaching hatha yoga, yin yoga and vinyasa flow. She has practiced yoga extensively for over 7 years with her main yogic studies taking place in India, the origin and root of yoga. She has also trained with Sarah Powers, co-founder of Yin Yoga. Caroline is also an author and Mindfulness Coach.

Having graduated from a Bachelor of Psychology, Caroline has an extensive knowledge of how the mind works. This is in combination with her knowledge in yoga, mindfulness and coaching.

Caroline is committed to giving classes that inspire clarity and peace of mind, providing students the platform to increase resilience in life on a day-to-day basis. Her classes aim to not only strengthen and stretch the body, but also the mind; encouraging a deeper awareness and connection with the self. She believes that “Yoga is meditation in the form of movement.”

Favourite Quotes:
“Through stillness, we allow our inner wisdom to be heard.” – Caroline Tang
“Let it be still, and it will become clear.” – Lao Tzu

Recommended Reading:
Be Mindful & Simplify Your Life, by Kate James
Life Loves You: 7 Spiritual Practices To Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay & Robert Holden
Science Of Breath, by Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine & Alan Hymes

Rodrigo Capati

Rodrigo is a co-founder of Carja Yoga. He completed his yoga teacher training in India where he studied and practiced traditional Hatha Yoga. His physical practice began at 7 years old, learning traditional Ju-Jitsu. His martial arts experience garnered an understanding of the mechanics of movement and the body, but eventually he recognized rigidity in his movements which led him to yoga.

Since his return from India, Rodrigo pays homage to the practice by offering a class that sticks to its traditions, while still being able to work within our modern day lifestyle. You will find his classes have a strong focus on strength, breath and awareness of the body through movement and stretching. His aim is to share yoga benefits with others to allow them to enrich their lives.

Favourite Quote:
“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.” – Tony Robbins

Guilty Pleasure:
Donuts

Recommended Reading:
The Power Of Habit, by Charles Duhigg
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

Jennifer Tang

Jennifer is a passionate yoga teacher, aerialist, author and co-founder of Carja Yoga, specialising in hatha yoga, vinyasa flow and yin yoga. She completed her yogic studies in Rishikesh (India), the yoga capital of the world. Jennifer has studied and trained with her teachers Sarah Powers (co-founder of Yin Yoga) and Andrey Lappa (founder of Universal Yoga).

As a certified Kids Yoga Teacher, she has worked extensively with kids in yoga, personal growth, and improving self-esteem in kids and teenagers.

She has practiced yoga for over 7 years, which has improved her overall well-being. These benefits were especially important to Jennifer during a busy and stressful time in her life. She quit her corporate box, and pursued the path of yoga, teaching yoga around the world, from India to USA and Australia.

In Jennifer’s class, you will experience her uniquely soothing and calming voice, as well as her supportive approach. Jennifer believes that guiding students through yoga is most effective through nurturing to deepen the practice, over forceful assistance.

Favourite Quote:
“If you cannot find peace within you, you will never find it anywhere else.” – Marvin Gaye

Guilty Pleasure:
Watching the fantasy series ‘Once Upon A Time.’ Why? Because I feel that I should be doing something more productive with my time!

Recommended Reading:
You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise L. Hay
A Return To Love, by Marianne Williamson

Jaymala Sharma

Jaymala is a Master-Level yoga teacher with extensive and diverse teaching experience across India & Australia for over 10 years, specializing in the disciplines of Shakti (Power) Yoga, Yin Yoga, Myofascial Release, Vinyasa, Meditation and Kids Yoga. Jaymala has had extensive training in Yin Yoga (including Chinese Medicine & Myofascial Modules) with eminent trainer Jo Phee. In her class, Jaymala provides a mindful mix of emotional, spiritual, mental and physical aspects of our existence.

Favourite Quote:
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi. This quote resonates with Jaymala in it’s true sense, as she sees herself learning not only from her teachers but also from her lovely students every day. “Yoga to me is a way of life and a beautiful experience of sharing energy with people.”

Guilty pleasure:
Her kids tell her that she cooks too much healthy food, but she believes in ‘food for thought and thought for food’…. “I love cooking and feeding people.”

Recommended Reading:
Bhagavad Gita

Janelle Kingsley

Janelle discovered yoga more than 10 years ago while studying at university, and loves sharing her joy of this practice with others. She specialises in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, meditation practices, and teaching children! Janelle believes that ‘where our intention goes, our energy flows’, and that our mindfulness and vitality on the mat flows on to enrich every aspect of our lives.

Favourite Quote:

‘Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guilty Pleasure:

My non-guilty pleasures are chocolate (and honestly, a glass of Shiraz!)

Recommended Reading:

Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Tess Healy

Tess has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, after first being introduced to the practice as a young teenager, initially as a way to manage stress. Since then she has incorporated yoga into her daily life, recognising the ever deepening benefits of yoga, not solely on the physical body, but also its calming and clarifying influence on the mind and emotional body.

Tess specialises in the advanced studies of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. With a background in fine arts and creative writing, Tess loves weaving storytelling and play into her sequencing. Tess believes we are all artists in the way we choose to move our bodies and guide our own lives.

Favourite Quote:

“Slowing down is the precursor to yoga practice because this simple act allows us to consider our thoughts, feelings, and actions more carefully in the light of our desire to live peacefully.” – Donna Farhi

Guilty Pleasure:

Cake

Recommended Reading:

Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit, A Return to Wholeness, by Donna Farhi

Katie Beech

As a yoga teacher, performer and registered nurse, Katie loves to serve others. Helping people love the skin that they’re in while inspiring and motivating them to find new ways to challenge themselves and create new goals. Katie truly believes that yoga is for EveryBODY. 

Katie has been practicing yoga for 17 years and is constantly learning and growing within her own practice. Yoga has positively impacted her life in so many ways ,which is why she is so passionate about sharing it with others.

In Katie’s class, you will experience her love of gratitude and fun, so you can connect to yourself and your mind, body, breath and surroundings.

Favourite Quote:

‘You don’t go to Yoga to stay the same.”

Guilty Pleasure:

Over the Moo’s ginger ninja coconut ice-cream.

Recommended Reading:

The Living Gita: Complete Bhagavad Gita and Commentary for Modern Readers, by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Jivamukti Yoga, by Sharon Gannon and David Life
The Art of Wellbeing, by Meredith Gaston

Lucy Liga

Lucy started practicing yoga at age 18. Yoga has helped her through stressful times, work challenges and rearing a brood of three children and is a way to gain greater awareness and access insights about herself in order to heal, change patterns and live a joyful life skilfully with compassion, authenticity and kindness.

Lucy’s passion is making yoga inclusive of age, ability and size. In her class, you will experience other areas of yoga beyond the asana into the other limbs of yoga to heal and sow the seeds of opportunity, clarity, compassion and a deeper enjoyment of life.

Favourite Quote:

“However beautifully we carry out an asana, however flexible our body may be, if we do not achieve the integration of body, breath, and mind we can hardly call it yoga. What is yoga after all? It is something that we experience inside, deep within our being.” – Desikachar
Guilty Pleasure:

Time alone in the house, baths and chocolate.

Recommended Reading:

The Tao of Abundance, by L.G.Bolt
Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing, by Lorie Eve Dechar
The Heart of Yoga, by T.K.V Desikachar

Alessia Frisina

Alessia has been practicing Yoga for over a decade. In 2016, finding herself in an unsatisfying corporate job in London, she travelled to Rishikesh (in India) and completed her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course at the renowned Shiva Yoga Peeth School.
Alessia‘s teaching combines her passion for Yoga, Caribbean Dance & Martial Arts (she is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt). She provides a challenging, yet accessible yoga class with a focus on movement principles, breath awareness and infused with beautiful mantra and chants. Alessia is multilingual and can speak Italian, Mandarin, Hindi and English!

Favourite Quote:

“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.” – J. Krishnamurti
Guilty Pleasure:

Pizza & Coffee (I know, so cliche for an Italian)

Recommended Reading:

The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka, by William Hart
Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius

Ramoncito Abella

Ramoncito has an extensive knowledge of the full system of yoga, having studied with Andrey Lappa, founder of Universal Yoga.

What started as a means to be more fit and flexible 3 years ago, Ramoncito’s yoga journey has become a path of self discovery, through peace of the mind and openness of the heart. 

When he is not behind a computer passionately creating design work (having over 10 years experience as a Graphic Designer), he is on the mat constantly striving to better himself so that he can inspire others to do so also.

Favourite Quote:

“Be thankful in adversity and generous in prosperity.” – Abdu’l-Baha

Guilty Pleasure:

Packet or Deep-Fried Chips. I can make a big packet of Kettle Chilli chips vanish in 20 seconds!

Recommended Reading:

King, by Elliot Hulse

King Warrior Magician Lover, by Robert Moore