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.”

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.”

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!!”

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.”

Hang Nhan

Yoga & Qi Gong Teacher / Co-founder of Saigon Om

As a former high school teacher, Hang’s style of teaching is inclusive, fun and full of wisdom. Her classes are inspired from her personal experience in yoga anatomy, acupressure, massage, mixed martial artist, and various styles of yoga and Qi Gong including her first love, the Shoalin & Lohan’s system of Ba Duan Jin (8 Brocades) in Qi Gong.

Hang’s teachings and workshops are known to be joyful, nurturing, and dynamic. Be prepared to laugh or at least smile in Hang’s classes. She focuses on good alignment, stability, and breath to help connect to the highest form of mindfulness. Hang often reminds students that, “There’s no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”

Hang follows the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen teacher. She regularly visits Plum Village Monastery in various parts of the world to deepen her mindfulness practice.

Hang and her partner, Sarah Martin, founded “saigon om”, a wellness school offering yoga teacher training, yoga retreats, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupressure, Reiki and massage training, along with other continued education courses. They travel and offer training in South East Asia, Canada and presently in Australia.

Sarah Martin

Yoga Teacher / Co-founder of Saigon Om

After traveling and living abroad for the past 12 years, Sarah is excited to be home and sharing her yoga & mindfulness practice with the Ocean Grove community. Sarah loves sharing the path of yoga and wellbeing. She believes in teaching and guiding students to find inner-silence, gratitude, and loving awareness on and off the yoga mat.

Sarah follows the mindfulness teachings of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village spiritual community. She’s also a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage trainer and a Shamballa Reiki Master Teacher.

Sarah and her Canadian partner, Hang Nhan, founded “saigon om”, a wellness school offering yoga teacher training, retreats, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Reiki and massage training, along with other continued education courses.

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.