Hey 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 practicing in confined spaces, I decided to lay down my flute, pack up my bags and head over to the UK to spread my wings.
I then devoted five years of full-time study at the Dharmâlaya Ashram in Granada, Spain. I trained in orthodox and traditional disciplines such as Hatha Yoga, Vyayam Yoga, Vedic Dharma, Ayurveda, Meditation & Vedanta.
Awakened Soul Yoga (formally known as Hatha Yoga Sydney), began when I returned to Australia after spending time learning yoga in Rishikesh, Northern India. It began as a boutique yoga studio in Redfern in 2011, and 13 years later is now an online yoga education sanctuary. I’ve been teaching for 18 years, ten of which have been dedicated to facilitating stunning yoga retreats both nationally within Australia but also internationally in Bali, Tonga and New Zealand.
My teaching comes from a place of deep love and reverence for the practice, but also a desire to support people 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 âsana and of course, the immersion of all these disciplines via beautifully crafted yoga retreat experiences designed to uplift, inspire and transform.
I’m now based in Bangalow, in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia.
So, let’s have some fun, and let me show you that 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.