Fiona Links (Director)
Fiona is a registered Experienced Yoga Alliance Teacher (E-RYT200) and Upledger Craniosacral Therapist. She started practising Yoga in 1995 to help manage stress and back pain during her final years at school. In 2001, she completed an apprenticeship with Simon Voysey at Body & Mind Unlimited in Sydney. In Hobart she taught Hatha Yoga at The Yoga Point with Lyndel Dean.
After moving to New Zealand in 2006, she trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for Beginners with John and Lucy Scott at Stillpoint Yoga, Nelson. In 2010-11 she was awarded a Merit in a YA200 teaching certificate in Ashtanga Yoga at the Auckland Yoga Academy (Jude Hynes and Peter Nilsson). Fiona has also completed training in Craniosacral Therapy. Her formal education extends to a PhD in Archaeological Geophysics, and an Arts Degree (Honours).
Fiona is passionate about the value of Yoga as preventative medicine and therapeutic treatment. She loves the science of Yoga and Craniosacral Therapy, and the art of applying these practices to daily life.
Siobhain first came to Hatha yoga when her children were young, as a way to connect with her friends. She enjoyed it so much, that soon she sought out more classes and started to bring the yoga from the mat into her everyday world. By 2005 she had started learning the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series and it has resonated with her ever since. In 2011 Siobhain became an understudy to Fiona, assisting classes in Hatha and Ashtanga. She believes that for the Yoga to be fruitful, the teacher needs to meet the student as they are on that day and work safely with what arises. Siobhain listens and observes the whole student, responding to their individual needs and guiding with compassion and lightheartedness.