About our Yoga Teachers
We currently have 2 Yoga teachers who regularly give classes at Yoga Kala in Murwillumbah. We also frequently have visiting expert Yoga teachers who run weekend Yoga workshops at Yoga Kala.
Julie Dixon is the principal Yoga teacher and founder of the Yoga Kala studio. Her interest in Yoga began in the late 70’s whilst living in Yallingup W.A. Her first teachers, Zoya Nott and Jim and Jeanie Mc Kenzie were devoted to Guruji, and travelled yearly to Pune to learn from their Guru, BKS Iyengar. Upon returning to the east coast Julie immersed herself in Yoga classes, with Jan O’Donaghue and Martyn Jackson. In 1983, Martyn encouraged Julie to teach, at which time she began the unfolding of her passion, teaching Iyengar classes in Southport and Miami on the Gold Coast. Julie has since undertaken & completed many years of combined teacher training & professional development in the early 1980’s, 2000’s and is currently working with Sue Scott and Caroline Coggins, senior Iyengar teachers. Julie’s early Yoga exposure came from close to the source, as did her teacher trainers, therefore instilled to this day a traditionalist and purist way.
Julie has explored, practiced and experienced Yoga for more than 3 decades. Through the training and her own self exploration of this vast subject, her inquiry led her from teaching classes to opening Yoga Kala, now in it’s 14th year of growth and expansion. Her ongoing dedication to personal practice, combined with study of classical texts of Yoga, and ongoing learning from her teachers, allow Julie the vehicle to live her passion.
Her classes are infused with her many years of experience and offer instruction in the subject which is imparted with enthusiasm and freshness and informed by her ongoing journey on the path. Julie has worked with Senior Australian and international Iyengar teachers and continues her professional development in this way. Julie wishes to express her gratitude to all her teachers, in particular her students.
Nicola has travelled extensively throughout India with Yoga teacher training and is passionate about teaching yoga. Her experience informs her teaching and brings awareness to the union of mind, body and breath. This awareness helps student’s to transfer this practice off their mats, and integrate this understanding in life. Highlighting that yoga is a tool that will help to connect more deeply, and bring clarity, to daily life.
Nicola teaches asana and mindfulness to assist in quietening the mind and calming the soul. Throughout her classes, Nicola gently guides students to discover for themselves, the many wonderful insights and understandings that she has experienced in her own Yoga practice and teacher training. Nicola’s is our relief teacher at Yoga Kala and her classes are imbibed with her passion for teaching Yoga.
Our Yoga classes and workshops are conducted at our Yoga centre in Tweed House, suite 3/ 34 Main St., Murwillumbah.