Teachers - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia



Ruth Campbell Calum Campbell Jenny Warburton Tanya Schneider Fiona Clifford
Ruth Calum Jenny Tanya Fiona
Michelle Trost Stephanie Ankers Ashlee Noonan Kylie Hutchings Hannah Honnef
Michelle Stephanie Ashlee Kylie Hannah

Ruth Campbell: Dip IYTA,YA
Ruth qualified as a Yoga Teacher in 2001 after studying with the International Yoga Teachers Association. Since then she has continued her studies with Yoga for Health Australia gaining an intermediate level diploma in Yoga Therapy. She has also trained with Yoga Trinity in the principals of Ayurveda to enhance her Yoga therapy skills.

In 2010 Ruth continued her Yoga Education by attending an Intensive one month course with Master Teacher Nicky Knoff and qualified to teach the Discovery and Foundation levels of the Knoff Yoga Program. Yoga Australia She is a Yoga Australia Registered Senior Teacher.

Pine Rivers Yoga runs an 18 month Yoga Teacher Training which is registered as a 350 hour course with Yoga Australia.  Ruth is the Principal trainer for the teacher trainees.

Ruth maintains a continuous approach to professional development having recently attended trainings with Heather Agnew of Yoga Trinity, Lance Schuler of Inspya Yoga and Flo Fenton of Intouch Yoga.

Her general teaching concentrates on the traditional approach to yoga of strengthening the body to calm the mind, and to improve the overall sense of well-being that comes from a happy mind in a healthy body. She believes that yoga and meditation are great tools for dealing with all of life’s challenges.

Ruth’s students come to yoga for many different reasons. She caters for the elderly; for sportspeople needing particular strengthening or flexibility; for people with back pain or injuries; for those recovering from illness; for mothers during pregnancy or after giving birth; and for many people looking for a safe physical practice that offers the additional benefits of releasing stress through focused relaxation. Yoga is indeed for Every Body.

Calum Campbell: Dip IYTA

Calum began to practice yoga in 1997 and qualified as a teacher of yoga through the International Yoga Teachers Association in 2003.

A keen cyclist (road and off-road),  Calum is interested in using yoga to enable people to continue with sports and active hobbies after injury or because they are simply getting older.

He has personal experience of managing severe spinal degeneration and sciatic nerve entrapment through daily practice of yoga asana (postures) and breathing.  

Calum currently teaches small groups of beginners and assists with posture alignment in general yoga classes. He also instructs at the Albany Creek Retirement Centre working with older students some of whom are in their late 80s.

Jenny Warburton: Dip PRY, Level 2 Intouch Yoga

Jenny Warburton

Jenny is a Yoga Australia Registered Level 1 Teacher, initially qualifying as a yoga teacher through Pine Rivers Yoga in 2011, and has been studying ever since; gaining special qualifications in Yoga for Prenatal & Birth and Yoga for Postnatal and Infants; and has since been teaching Prenatal/Restorative Iyengar/ Hatha yoga style classes catering for women during all stages of pregnancy and for those requiring a peaceful, rejuvenating and supported restorative practice that will leave them feeling refreshed! ....making use of every yoga prop available in the Pine Rivers Studio!

Having the opportunity to work with like minded teachers at Pine Rivers Yoga, Jenny has been teaching a variety of classes including Beginners, Yoga for Sport, Yoga for Minis, Retirees and Yoga Therapy Groups; as well as the weekly Prenatal /Restorative and Easy Multi Level classes.

Jenny is passionate about the holistic principles of yoga – where ultimately the body is linked to the movement, mind and breath to bring about a feeling of relaxation, balance and harmony. These principles were firmly and deeply imbedded with the completion of Level 2 Teacher Training studies in April 2015, to expand her Yoga Therapy skills with the very knowledgeable Flo Fenton of Intouch Yoga.

Yoga AustraliaFor the past few years, Jenny has continued her yoga teacher training journey obtaining a Certificate of Teaching Discovery Level, Chair Yoga and Inversions with inspirational Master Teacher Nicky Knoff of the Knoff Yoga Program.
Having a passion to bring the benefits of yoga to the younger members of the community, Jenny has completed Zenergy Kids Teacher Training Foundation, Advanced and Yoga Therapy for Kids, with Loraine Rushton of Zenergy Yoga.
In 2014, Jenny completed her practicum for Yoga, Scoliosis and Backcare Training for Yoga Teachers and Students with Narelle Carter-Quinlan, of Yoga Body Torque, Brisbane.

With an addiction to yoga and her love of knowledge, Jenny has also attended many yoga workshops conducted by well known; and highly skilled yoga teachers including the teachers from Inspya Yoga, Knoff Yoga, Intouch Yoga and the Ashtanga series of practice.

Jenny has also just recently completed a 50-hour yin yoga teacher training course with  renowned teachers Markus Giess and Karin Sang of Yin Therapy. Yin Yoga is an ancient yoga form of prevention from disease and injury - to keep the body and mind in balance. It is a meditative slow-paced class that explores long, deep stretching of connective tissue; stimulating and moistening fascia tissue (after a yin practice there in more water content within the tissues). Yin yoga will complement and improve your regular yang or Hatha yoga practice.

Jenny’s yoga journey is to bring you to the yoga mat, to experience yoga! - whether that for you is a demanding fitness routine, a gentle form of exercise, a spiritual experience or just a sense of wellbeing! The wonderful thing is that when you experience yoga for yourself, you will see amazing, immediate results...thus harmonising the body, mind and soul!

Tanya Schneider: Dip PRY

Tanya has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, and undertook Teacher Training at Pine Rivers Yoga (Dip PRY)  in 2010.  Her initial intention was to enhance her own practice, but now she finds joy in the opportunity to share the benefits of yoga and meditation by teaching classes.

Tanya has taken part in many different styles of workshops over the last decade, including Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa and Knoff. Her experience in India at the Association for Yoga and Meditation with Yogi Chetan Mahesh (M. Sc Yoga, M. Ed, ERT-500) was a highlight, and she has begun Level 2 Teacher Training with Flo Fenton at Intouch Yoga, with a strong focus on Yoga Therapy. She has also attended Vipassana Meditation Courses, including several 10-day silent sits, and is working to continuously deepen her meditation practice. She has studied Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation at the Gawler Foundation with Paul and Maia Bedson and is qualified to teach the Gawler Foundation's 8 week MBSM program.

In the past, Tanya has lectured and tutored at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) in Film and TV Production, taught media workshops to children (receiving the ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Teachers Award in 2008), and more recently she has been teaching Screen Acting workshops and Open Programs for NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art).  Now, yoga teaching allows her to combine her love of yoga with her love of teaching.Yoga Australia

Tanya is now also Assistant Trainer to PRY Principal Ruth Campbell with the Pine Rivers Yoga Teacher Training course and a Yoga Australia Registered Level 1 Teacher.

Michelle Trost: Dip PRY

Michelle, a Yoga Australia Registered Level 1 Teacher, discovered Yoga after knee and joint injuries forced her to give up Basketball and Running.  She wanted to find an alternative to the continuous high impact of her chosen sports and decided to investigate the practice of Yoga.

As a mother of four, Registered nurse and shift worker, Michelle's leisure time was limited. However, she committed herself to regular yoga practice and found this so beneficial that she decided to complete a Teacher Training course with Pine Rivers Yoga in 2009. As a qualified yoga teacher Michelle has expanded her Yoga education by doing workshops with American Anusara yoga teachers, Betsy Downing and BJ Galvin and Noah Maze. In 2011, she completed the Anusara Immersions 1,2,3 taught by Julie Smerdon. She has also practiced extensively with Flo Fenton and Linda Jenkin. Michelle completed Chair Yoga as well as Inversions Training from the Knoff Yoga program with International teacher Nicky Knoff.

She is an accomplished Yogi who competently teaches general hatha yoga to all levels of students.

Stephanie Matthews: Dip PRY

Stephanie began her yoga journey in 2007, taking classes at a local gym to help establish a sense of calm and relaxation in her busy life. Once a dancer, she quickly grew fond of the practice and fell in love with the fluidity of movement and the connection created between body, mind and spirit. Yoga helped to create a new range of flexibility and strength that brought conscious awareness to movement and exercise.

Stephanie is a Registered Nurse with Queensland Health working in acute medical-surgical nursing. As a shift worker, yoga has helped Stephanie not only maintain physical strength, but to also help recover from a back and shoulder injury.

Stephanie is a health-conscious, avid yogi who practices weight training weekly and a personal yoga practice everyday.  She is involved in many Instagram yoga challenges each month (see @steph_yogi on Instagram) and has started a blog about her yoga journey.

Stephanie completed a 350 hour  Yoga Teacher Training with Pine Rivers Yoga and has since broadened her knowledge of core yoga and intermediate/advanced practices through attendance at workshops with Lance Schuler (Inspya Yoga), Claire Priestley (Inspya Yoga), Flo Fenton (Intouch Yoga), Heather Agnew (Yoga Trinity) and Simon Borg-Olivier (Yoga Synergy).

Stephanie's focus of practice is cultivating tapas (discipline of practice) and tapping into your inner fire (agni). She loves to help students find 'their edge' within the practice and assist them to discover their inner strength. Stephanie teaches intermediate hatha and core yoga.

Ashlee Noonan: Dip PRY 

Ashlee came to yoga in 2011, like many, seeking its physical benefits, but quickly fell even more in love with its ability to calm the turbulent waves of her perfectionist mind and balance out her hectic schedule.  She originally undertook a 350-hour teacher training with Pine Rivers Yoga to deepen her own practice, but through it unearthed a passion for helping others find peace and acceptance within themselves through yoga. Her desire to teach is fuelled by witnessing the transformative benefits of yoga each and every day in her own life. She is known for her non-judgemental and compassion-centred teaching style. Ashlee’s classes are grounded in yogic philosophy and breath awareness and range from challenging and playful to gentle and flowing.

Physical and emotional challenges have naturally led her to a deep love and special interest in restorative and yin yoga. She has undertaken specialised workshops in this area with Flo Fenton (Yoga for Stress, Depression and Anxiety), Claire Priestley and Wellbeing Magazine’s Kylie Terraluna. She has also completed a 50-hour yin yoga teacher training course with internationally renowned teachers Karin Sang and Markus Giess in New Zealand.

Ashlee’s yin sessions offer the opportunity to dip deeper into your true self and to make space for kindness, softness and self-awareness to blossom. Through her hatha yoga classes she loves helping students gain awareness, strength, flexibility and a sense of deep calm and inner tranquillity. Her focus is on ensuring you leave each class feeling truly nourished on all levels.

When Ashlee’s not teaching or practicing yoga you’re likely to find her reading about it, eating sweet potato chips, watching cute animal videos or spending time in nature and with friends and family. She looks forward to sharing her passion for yoga with you and learning and growing together!

Kylie Hutchings: Dip PRY  

Kylie’s yoga path began in 2011 when she attended a local class on a social outing. But it wasn’t long before she realised she’d stumbled on to something wonderful.

As a mother of four, Kylie understands the demands associated with trying to be everything to everyone and the need to make the time spent on your mat count.
Wanting to share this beneficial practice with family and friends found Kylie completing 350 hours of Yoga Teacher Training at Pine Rivers Yoga in 2016.

She now enjoys sharing the passion she has for her own yogic life with her students.  She is an advocate for using yoga as a whole body practice, balancing mind, body and breath, and enjoys a well-rounded practice with a mixture of dynamic vinyasa flows, slower alignment based asana, breath and relaxation practices.

Kylie has also completed 30 hours of specialist study in Healthy Ageing through yoga and is always developing this knowledge through the teaching of her elderly students. She is especially passionate about the many benefits yoga can bring to assist us all in ageing well.

Kylie enjoys connecting with like-minded individuals in the local Yoga community and looks forward to helping you along your yoga journey, no matter what stage you’re at.

Fiona Clifford: Dip PRY

The seed for Fiona’s yoga passion was planted at the age of 16 when she first began practicing yoga. Her practice was intermittent at first, but she kept finding herself being drawn back to it. Her desire to practice increased during her pregnancies where she noted the physical benefits in preparing her changing body as well as the breath practice she developed to assist with labour and pain management.  As a mother of two young children, she then enjoyed the opportunity yoga provided to focus on herself, nourishing her physical body and her baby brain! And after that she was hooked.

While dealing with a chronic illness for many years and battling through a stressful job, in 2015, Fiona made the decision to focus on her own health and wellbeing. This sparked the idea of teacher training and ultimately led to her completing her 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training course in 2016.

After persevering with her own physical limitations and pain with the help of yoga, Fiona has a passion for helping others unlock the full potential of their own bodies and minds. She has discovered a deeper understanding of the human body and its energy systems which she enjoys incorporating into her classes.

Fiona has specialist training in Prenatal Yoga as well as Children’s Yoga and you may just find some playful elements added into her ”big kids” classes! Fiona aims to provide an enjoyable, thorough and refreshing class to her students (with a touch of fun) and she looks forward to sharing her time and energy with you. 

Hannah Honnef: Dip PRY

Hannah's Yoga journey began at one of her lowest points. She had been in hospital for the majority of 2 years with depression and anxiety, self-harm and an eating disorder. 

Therapy didn't work, medications didn't help, she even had multiple rounds of ECT (electro conclusive therapy). 

Hannah had just about lost hope when she found Pine Rivers Yoga and attended a Yoga Therapy session with Ruth. Within 10 minutes, Hannah was hooked and knew she had found something very powerful. It was a tough journey, but through daily practice of Asana (yoga poses) and Pranayama (breathing practices) things started to look up and within weeks she had been discharged from hospital. She hasn't looked back since.

To deepen her practice, Hannah started the PRY teacher training program and fell in love with yoga philosophy and found overwhelming peace and wellbeing through meditation. Hannah completed her 350hr training in 2016 including subjects in Yoga Psychology, Yoga for Healthy Aging and Meditation.

Afterwards, she travelled to India where she met her Guru and deepened her understanding and practise of meditation. Hannah is now teaching yoga and meditation classes and is currently studying a Diploma of Holistic Counselling. She is especially passionate about the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the practice and loves being able to provide guidance to and make space for others to also find more peace and joy in their lives. 

Mon 7:00-8:30am   Multi Level
6:00-7:30pm   Multi Level
6:30-8:00pm   Yin Yoga
Tue 9:15-10:45am   Multi Level
6:30-8:00pm   Beginners 17 Oct
6:30-8:00pm   Multi Level
Wed 9:00-10:30am   Yin Yoga
1:30-2:45pm   Yoga Therapy by appt
7:00-8:30pm   Easy Multi
Thu 9:15-10:45am   Multi Level
7:00-8:30pm   Alignment Based
Fri 9:15-10:45am   Multi Level
6:00-7:15pm   Yoga for Sport
Sat 8:00-9:30am   Easy Multi
Finding Your Truth Sun 29 Oct 2017
with Amy Isaacs, Hannah Honnef & Whitney Hedges
Yin Yoga Immersion Sun 5 Nov 2017
with Jenny
All About Inversions Sat 11 & Sun 12 Nov 2017 with Linda Jenkin
Restorative Workshop Sun 17 Dec 2017
with Marian Cavanagh
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