Teacher Bio DSC7415 scaled - Awakened Soul YogaHey there! Thanks for dropping by. I’m Ondine, a lover of travel, amazing food, great books and of course yoga. I was born in New Zealand and started life as a classical musician, graduating from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Music Performance degree.

After dedicating years to practicing in confined spaces, I decided to lay down my flute, pack up my bags and head to the UK to spread my wings.

I then devoted five years of full-time study at the Dharmalaya Ashram in Granada, Spain and the Yogalaya Ashram in Rishikesh, Northern India. I trained in orthodox and traditional disciplines such as Hatha Yoga, Vedic Dharma, Ayurveda, Meditation & Vedanta.

Awakened Soul Yoga (formally known as Hatha Yoga Sydney), began as a boutique yoga studio in Redfern in 2011. Thirteen years later it is now an online yoga education sanctuary and transformational yoga retreat business.

My teaching comes from a place of deep love and reverence for the practice. It is my deepest desire to also support people to transform their physical, mental and emotional well being for optimal health and wellness.

I encourage my students to come to their inner wisdom via the different techniques yoga offers; philosophical contemplation, silence, stillness, meditation, breath work, yoga √Ęsana and self study.

I’m now based in Bangalow, in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia.

Practicing yoga doesn’t have to be so serious. Join one of my creative online classes to experience just how this timeless ancient technique can be translated into a practice for our modern lifestyle.