The Teacher lives to give life to the pupils. He should have courage, vitality, memory, awareness and absorption which he should instill in his pupils. B.K.S. Iyengar

Meet The Team

All teachers at the Yoga Room on the Gold Coast are dedicated yoga practitioners. They are committed to deepening their own personal understanding of their practice and the classes they teach.

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Maurice McCann

Maurice is a certified Iyengar teacher. He has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and teaching since 2000. In 1996, committed to the Iyengar method, he developed a strong and disciplined practice. In 2003, Maurice became the principal teacher and co-director of the West Australian School of Yoga.

In 2010, Maurice relocated to Queensland to establish the Yoga Room. He regularly attends classes at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, where he continues to study, and expand his knowledge. He also leads retreats and workshops throughout Bali and Australia.

Maurice’s classes have a strong emphasis on safety and alignment. His natural, down to earth style has enabled many students to easily go beyond what they had believed to be their limitations.

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Brad Thrupp

With a background in holistic health spanning the last ten years and qualifications in Iyengar yoga, kinesiology, remedial massage and mat Pilates, Brad has created his own unique blend of integrated therapy. Looking beyond the mere physicality of the individual, this approach cultivates change by exploring the body, mind and spirit holistically, including our beliefs, behaviours and attitudes. Drawing from his wealth of knowledge and experience, Brad applies specifically what is needed to take his clients to the next level.

Other areas of interest include developing personalised yoga programs for professional athletes, hosting yoga workshops and retreats, delivering private and semi-private yoga classes, hosting lectures on anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga and injury prevention, and incorporating principles from Ayurveda to educate people on the value of whole foods and eating well for your body.

With a commitment to continued professional and personal development, Brad regularly attends workshops and post-grad courses in yoga and kinesiology.

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Dom Mueller

Dom began practicing yoga about 7 years ago and has since become a dedicated practitioner of the iyengar method.

Under the keen eye of Maurice he developed the wish to become a teacher himself.

At the start of 2016 he finished his level 1 yoga teacher training successfully and started teaching at the yoga room shortly after.

He’s dedication to the iyengar method is reflected in his classes which focus on sequencing, alignment and are suitable for all levels of practitioners.

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Karren Perry

Karren started on the yoga path in 2000, suffering from sciatica and looking for some relief she turned to yoga.

Karren taught herself in the beginning, referring to books and videos, the first yoga book
she purchased was an old copy of BKS Iyengar’s “Light on Yoga.”
Immediately she noticed the benefits of this practice and how it attended to the whole constitution of the being. Karren attended regular yoga classes and workshops in varied styles over a 7 year period, then decided to delve deeper. In 2008 she completed teacher training in Hatha Yoga, and in 2009 started teaching her own yoga classes.

In 2010 Karren discovered the Yoga Room and began attending regular classes with Maurice. She felt an instant connection to the Iyengar method, and became a devoted student.

In 2012 Karren left Australia with an idea to travel and teach yoga. She spent most of her time in Asia teaching yoga in a secluded resort in Borneo, the jungle and beautiful beaches as a backdrop. It was quite a life changing experience. In 2014 Karren returned to the Gold coast, settled in and resumed teaching. And to be asked to teach at the Yoga Room was very exciting!

In 2015 she began a 3 year post graduate diploma in Yoga Therapy, with Yoga Therapy Australia, and will complete the course in 2017 with an internship in India.

Karren’s goal is to share her knowledge of yoga and yoga therapy with all who are open to learning about how it can impact their health, wellbeing, lifestyle, and their relationship with themselves and others.

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