We are privileged to have a team of immensely talented and experienced teachers, all of whom share a deep love and respect for the practices and a passion for sharing their knowledge.


Long-time yogini and co-director of the Shala, Ella is the creative force behind the centre and the person who generally makes things happen behind the scenes.


Our serene Administrator Kirsty advices students, answers your emails and does a myriad of other things at the Shala – all with infinite patience, diplomacy and limitless good humour. And when she’s not at the Shala, she’s busy with her career as a dancer.

Daniela Vanasco

Studio Manager | Wellbeing, Life & Leadership Coach

Manager, yogini, coach and actor working in and behind the scenes to support the Shala and to help create a nurturing, inspiring, safe sanctuary of learning and growing for its community.

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