About our Yoga Teachers

Julie Dixon

Jiulie Dixon - Iyengar Yoga teacherJulie Dixon is a senior level 3 teacher with Yoga Australia and the principal Yoga teacher and founder of the Yoga Kala studio. Her interest in Yoga began in 1960’s copying Swami Sarasvati classes on a black and white television in her Brisbane lounge room. At 7 years old, Yoga sparked in Julie. Travels in  the late 70’s took her to W.A.  Whilst living in Yallingup 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. Julie spent over 20years under the brilliant tuition of Jan at the Gold Coast School of Iyengar Yoga.  It was through Jan that Julie met 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 Iyengar method. In the early 1980’s, 2000’s and is currently working with Sue Everett senior Iyengar teacher. 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 4 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 17th 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,  the Iyengar family and continues her professional development in this way. Julie wishes to express her gratitude to all her teachers, in particular her students.


Jo Walter

Jo has been practicing Yoga for 27 years, starting with a 10 day Vipassana meditation in 1996 in Nepal, followed by a devoted Ashtanga Vinyassa practice which led to her first teacher training with Pattabhi Jois’s nephew Vishwanath in 2003 – a wonderful full time 3 month intensive in Bangalore India.

She then had the great fortune to do the last full time 9 month teacher training with Louisa Sear’s Yoga Arts in Byron Bay Australia. Following this, she started teaching Yoga professionally in 2005. During the 9 month teacher training she met her teacher Clive Sheridan whose experience and knowledge of Yoga is truely outstanding, teaching his unique blend of Hatha Yoga, Advaita Vedanta and Tantra. Jo has also been very lucky to be Clive’s assistant on a couple of his retreats. Also on the 9 month teacher training she met her Iyengar teachers Glen and Margaret Ceresoli who she has spent the last 12 years training with and she is now a Certified Iyengar teacher.


Our Location

Our Yoga classes and workshops are conducted at our Yoga centre in Tweed House, suite 6/ 34 Main St., Murwillumbah.