Meet the collective

Makai Yoga Collective draws local teachers & community from the Bellarine Peninsula who have a shared passion & love of yoga. What we bring to the mat is inspired by tradition, experience & soul.

We honour the traditional owners of the land, as well as the journey of this beautiful sanctuary, now Makai Yoga Collective.
We invite you to journey towards the ocean, to walk the path and meet us on the mat wherever you are.

Andy Broadbear

Yoga Teacher & Therapist / Founder of Makai Yoga Collective

Andy started her yoga teaching journey in 2009 when she decided to dive deeper after years of exploring yoga. She is an eternal student, with over 2000hrs of formal training and counting! She continued her study in Pre, Postnatal & Fertility Yoga, Yin & TCM, Kids Yoga, Somatic Movement & Ayurveda. Andy also completed her Yoga Therapist training, naturally gravitating towards a passion for women’s health. She is a senior registered teacher with Yoga Australia and offers a 350HR Women’s Yoga Teacher Training to support women in their life practice.

Andy founded the Makai Yoga Collective in 2020 to continue the journey of this incredible place & it’s community and offer an opportunity to local yoga teachers to share their wisdom. Her classes are a mix of playful, slow flowing sequences, influenced by somatic movement to explore the inner experience. Her focus is on the individual, using the body and breath to create a moving meditation, a healing balance between Yin & Yang, and a true mind-body connection.

“When I’m not on the mat, I’m enjoying life by the sea with my beautiful family of 5 and exploring my other passion behind the lens. I believe life is about balance and being in the moment – so walk barefoot on the beach, eat chocolate & drink red wine, but know what it means to feel good in your body and dedicate time to connecting with your soul.”

Jo Curtis

Yoga Teacher

After dropping in and out of Yoga for many years, Jo finally began to fully appreciate its benefits at the end of 2016. The penny had finally dropped, she was addicted! As her youngest child grew, Jo wondered if she could take Yoga from being my passion to being my job.

In 2018 she decided to start my TT in Pranaa Yoga at Prana House in Melbourne. Pranaa Yoga is a mixture of dance inspired flow and long held postures with a huge focus on the idea of Meditation in motion and connection to the Third Eye.

Jo’s practice and teaching embrace the breath/movement connection and cultivation of Prana in the body. Trying to evolve her teaching through reading and study is a constant, there is always something new to learn.

“When not practising Yoga, I am raising two young girls along with my partner by the beach. I’m learning to love cold water swimming and enjoy a delicious Australian sunset!!”

Phoebe Malone

Yoga Teacher / Founder of Yoga for Everybody
Phoebe’s yoga career began whilst volunteering in a small local community in the Philippines. With a background of 15 years of Prosthetic and Orthotic experience she had the privilege to not only provide prosthetic arms and legs to local Filipino Amputees but to also begin to teach and share the story of yoga to others and to connect with people in a way she never had before.

Following Phoebe’s two years of volunteering she completed her Yoga Teacher Training and later combined her passion of yoga and amputees to complete additional trainings in Amputee Yoga and Prenatal Yoga.

Phoebe is the founder of Phoebe Malone: Yoga for Everybody and she believes whether you have zero, one, two, three or four legs, whether you are old or young, yoga is for you!

Two years ago her world was turned upside down when she had a beautiful little boy named Sebastian (Sebby) and then a gorgeous little girl called Isabelle. Being a Mum, coupled with numerous lockdowns made for some challenging times and yoga became so important in her life. She loves being able to teach this passion to her students and her classes are a mixture of challenging and fun sequences where students can move and flow with their breath.

Tara Lynch

Yoga Teacher

Tara has been teaching yoga for over a decade and practicing for many years. Tara comes from a movement and performing arts background and enjoys incorporating music, mantra, mindfulness and kirtan into her practices. Tara believes yoga is for everyone and uses many props and modifications in classes, so it is inclusive and accessible to all. She has done extensive research into the benefits of yoga for children and teens with neurodiversity and is passionate about wholistic approaches to wellness.

Charlotte Fraser

Yoga Teacher / Founder of White Swan Sound & Yoga

Charlotte has been a yoga and meditation teacher since 2005 and has continued to learn about the body, movement, spirit, sound and self expression. She also works as a lecturer in Education and has completed a Master of Education with research in Mindfulness. Charlotte has qualifications in children’s & adults yoga, meditation, art therapy, sound healing, reiki and teaching.
Charlotte is founder of White Swan Sound and Yoga, offering one-on-one & group sound healing.

“I like students to feel that after each class they have ‘reset’, feel calmer, learnt a little something new (about their body or mind) and the learnings from yoga have further developed their awareness and understanding of how they choose to live in the world. Yoga helps us to develop love in our heart so that we may go and take that out to the world.”

Fiona Causon

Yoga Teacher  & Founder of Crystal Tea Australia

Coming out of a fast-paced corporate lifestyle, Fiona found her way to a more balanced lifestyle through Yoga, Pranayama and Qi Gong.

As a Saigon Om graduate, Fiona is a trained teacher in Hatha Vinyasa, Qi Gong, Yin and Restorative Yoga. Passionate about healing through embodiment and energy practices, Fiona is also a Reiki Practitioner combining both Restorative Yoga and Reiki together.  Her approach is around nurturing, gentleness and slowing down to connect mind/body.

Fiona is also the owner and founder of Crystal Tea Australia and still works in her trained field of Visual Merchandising and Retail Design.

“I love what Yoga and Qi Gong have taught me about my body, my breath and, most importantly, about myself. Yoga helped me fall in love with my life again. When I’m not practising Yoga or Qi Gong, I’m spending time with my beautiful and two step-daughters or packing my Crystal Tea orders.” 

Clare Holohan

Yoga Teacher  & Founder of Quantum Yoga

After more than 15 years exploring the world of Yoga, Clare completed her 250hr formal Yoga Teacher Training in Tantra & Anusara in 2021.

Clare teaches Yoga with a steadiness and calm that allows students to drop into their own bodies. Holding space for you to explore your own yoga practice. Clare lives and breathes Yoga Philosophy in every day. Weaving philosophy through flow is part of her magic. Feeling she’s only just touched the surface of this incredible life science, Clare is completing her 350hr Women’s Yoga Teacher Training with Makai Yoga Collective in 2022.

“Our truth is held in the body, and Yoga can take us there.”

Fran Dudley

Pilates Teacher / Founder of Time and Space

Fran is a passionate, experienced and sensitive teacher with over 15 years’ teaching experience in the Pilates Method. She takes great satisfaction in seeing her clients transform through Pilates and Conscious movement on their journey to improving posture, rehabilitation, eliminating pain or just feeling balanced and great about themselves! She has taught Clinical, Mat, Pre and Post natal and Group Reformer in a range of venues and clinics across Melbourne over the years.

Keen on ongoing personal growth and professional excellence, over the years, Fran has attended countless industry master classes and workshops specialising in a range of subjects such as pregnancy, and Anatomy Trains/slings, shoulder and hip rehab, stretching, thoracic mobility and gait. She holds a Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy from the Australian Pilates Method Association.

Blair Phillips

Yoga Teacher / Founder of Dune Folk Yoga

After falling in love with yoga in her early twenties, Blair has now been teaching for over five years and has a passion for sharing the gifts of yoga with others to help them live healthier, happier and more heart-centered lives.

Also a school teacher, she has trained in various areas of yoga (hatha, vinyasa, yin, kids and teens) and believe that yoga is for absolutely everyone. Blair aims to provide nurturing, joyful and considered classes to inspire people to enjoy the gifts of the practice both on and off the mat.

“I love life by the ocean and live in beautiful Ocean Grove with my husband, daughters and ever hungry Labrador Rumble.”

Rebecca Grace

Yoga Teacher

Bec discovered yoga while living in North Queensland. What started out as some exercise with a friend, developed into a regular practice that helped her reconnect to her true nature and heal many parts of her physical, mental and spiritual health.

Initially enrolling in teacher training to delve deeper into her own practice, Bec soon felt called to share the teachings and help others like Yoga had helped her. Trained in Vinyasa, Yin + Myofascial Release and Restorative Yoga, Bec is most passionate about letting go of the ‘doing’ or achieving and learning how to be in the ‘being’ through the practice of stillness.

Her classes are about holding space for acceptance, self-exploration, learning and also unlearning what is relevant for each student, as well as how we can embody the teachings off the mat in everyday life.

Petra Read

Yoga Teacher / Founder of Common Ground Yoga

Growing up in Switzerland with Eastern European family roots Petra had a huge yearning and curiosity in traveling the world and meeting cultures and people from different backgrounds. When she met Yoga it was love at first sight, which led to thousands of hours of trainings and over 8 years of facilitating and sharing this ancient practice in a modern, accessible and creative way.

Petra’s approach and offering is informed by Embodied Flow Yoga – A system of transformational Yoga inviting students into living from a place of truth and authenticity. Expressed through freedom in movement and stillness, meditation and a keen attention on breath and meditation.

She teaches Hatha Yoga, Embodied Flow inspired Yoga and Embodied Yin inspired yoga sprinkled with Tantric Philosophy, BodyMindCentering, Somatic Practices. Gratitude to some of her most influential teachers and friends such as Elena Brower, Stephen Thomas, Rod Stryker, Tara Judelle, Dr. Scott Lyons, Christopher Wallis, her students and Nature itself, upon her she draw boundless inspiration.

“I love to cook wholesome and nourishing meals, play with her camera, paint, spend time in the water, and walk bare feet as much as possible. I also listen to plants and trees and love listening when they talk back to me.”

Kate Miller

Yoga Teacher / Founder of High Tide Yoga & Wellness

Kate has been sharing the magic of yoga for almost 10 years, guided by the wisdom of her primary teachers Rod Stryker and Peter Clifford. She has also been lucky enough to learn from some of the world’s leading teachers including Janet Stone, Renee Quenell, Sunny Richards and Gwyn Williams.

Her approach to teaching is heavily influenced by the wisdom of the seasons, Ayurveda and our intricate relationship with our natural environment. Each of her classes has a clear focus, and aims to develop the tools and capacity to allow you to better relate, contribute, parent, empathise and experience life as a gift. Expect challenging classes that balance strength and stillness and ask you to take your practice seriously, but not yourself.

“My personal practice is infused by my love of the ocean, the healing qualities of the water and the joy of surfing. Outside of the studio, I have two beautiful sons and run an enterprise that takes groups off-the-grid in remote regions of Asia Pacific to learn about diverse cultures, community and social justice.”

Clare Reilly

Yoga Teacher

Clare was first drawn to yoga for the physical benefits but soon noticed other subtle changes, both mentally and spiritually. She became inspired by the healing benefits of yoga and was keen to share this experience with others.  After completing training in Hatha Vinyasa in 2013, Clare began teaching and continued to further her knowledge of the therapeutic power of yoga with ongoing study, currently undertaking advanced teacher training.

Clare is passionate about creating playful, energising classes that deeply nourish your soul and enrich your life, encouraging students to take the benefits off the mat and into everyday life.  Each class provides a journey through pranayama, asana, meditation and philosophy.

“The practice of yoga has encouraged me to bring kindness and compassion to myself, using the discipline of a regular practice as an opportunity to slow down and reconnect with the present moment.”

Agustina Vigano

Yoga Teacher / Founder of Kamala Heart Yoga

Agustina’s journey with yoga began in 2009 while traveling in India, where she was drawn to the philosophical and spiritual aspects. The more she read and learned about yoga, the more she came to understand that the body was the doorway, the first step to connect with mind and spirit.

In her classes Agustina likes to combine asana, breath, chant and philosophy tools for a greater and deeper connection to all layers of the self, and experience yoga as a tool of empowerment. She believes that to really experience the benefits of yoga we need to start by doing to the mat with curiosity, an open heart and mind.

After leaving Argentina in her early twenties to travel the world, Agustina settled in the Surf Coast area six years ago. She is a photographer, jeweller, multi instrumentalist and part of a local kirtan group, amongst other many interests.

“I studied 500hrs vinyasa yoga in the Krishnamacharya tradition, grounded in yoga therapy that respects each individual to meet them where they are at. Trained in nada yoga (yoga of sound) and ayurveda, and recently finished a training on yoga for all stages of womanhood.”