Hi, thanks for visiting, my name is Sonja (founder of Honestly, Yoga) a certified RYS 200 Hr Yoga Teacher and I come from a jazz ballet background. I am trained to teach a vinyasa flow style of yoga and hatha yoga, meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques). I have 20 years of personal yoga practice.
I completed my yoga teacher training in Ireland at the Himalaya Yoga Valley which is an internationally accredited course with Yoga Alliance U.S., Yoga Alliance UK, Yoga Alliance International, The World Yoga Council and the International Yoga Federation. I studied directly under Yogachara Lolit who is also the On. Secretary for International Yoga Federation for Ireland & Dharamshala.
I am a provisional member of Yoga Australia, the renowned national yoga teachers association who have strict requirements for membership and encourage and promote high standards of teaching. I am also an Alumni Lululemon Ambassador and associated with the Peninsula Hot Springs for their Hot Springs Yoga program.
I have also spent time in Italy studying meditation techniques whilst living in an Osho Meditation Centre in the hills of Rimini. I have specialised certification in teaching kids yoga through Zenergy Yoga under Lorraine Rushton whose programs have been taught in primary, secondary and public, and private schools for over 10 years. I teach authentic and effective yoga kids classes across all age groups in various yoga studios in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. I am also a certified aerial yoga instructor and vinyasa flow instructor.
I am a fully insured yoga teacher with a current senior first aid level 2 certificate and a current working with children’s check.
I am deeply inspired by the teachings of Alan Watts, Thich Nhat Hahn and Dr Madan Bali.
Teaching Yoga is the most rewarding and joyful parts of my life.