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.
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.
Hilary attended her first Yoga class in 1988. The first few classes made such an impact on her, she soon developed
her own practice and attended regular classes and workshops.
In 1991 Hilary completed a teacher training certificate in the UK with the Yoga for Health Foundation. This was followed
with a remedial yoga teacher training. During the remedial training she assisted senior teachers at residential workshops
for people diagnosed with MS. It was inspiring to see the change in these students in as short space of time.
Hilary has attended Iyengar training with Simon Marrocco and is committed to her own ongoing practice, study and development.
She is passionate about practising and teaching yoga and encourages students to make Yoga an important part of their daily life.
Hilary also has a diploma in remedial massage.
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.
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.