Teachers

Elia Green

Elia Green

I began my yoga journey in the 1990’s when I was singing and touring regularly in the USA. Irregular schedules played havoc with my body and mind and yoga helped me manage both of these, and gave me a sense of physical and mental wellbeing.

I soon found myself drawn to a more regular practice and committed to regular classes with Senior Iyengar teacher Peter Thomson. After ten years of regular practice, I began teacher training at Glebe Yoga School, and at the Sydney Yoga Space.

I moved to The Central Coast in 2005 to bring up my son in a place surrounded by nature. In 2014 I started teaching at Umina Beach Yoga and in 2019 opened the doors to Woy Woy Yoga Space. I continue my training with Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Linda Apps.

I am grateful to my teachers and the practice of Yoga. My regular yoga practise helps me to understand who I really am and gives me a sense of wholeness. My goal is to share this with my students, and make yoga accessible to everybody.

Genevieve Tilley

Genevieve Tilley

Genevieve started her yoga journey 2011. After receiving her Diploma of Yoga Teaching 460 hrs with IYTA she went on to do the Foundation, Advanced and Yoga Therapy course for children (70 hrs) with Lorraine Rushton.

Genevieve’s passion is to encourage her students to connect with their own inner stillness and wisdom through yoga and meditation. 

When she is not on her mat she enjoys reading, swimming in the ocean and spending time with her husband and three children.

Gail James

Gail started practicing hatha yoga 40+ years ago.  She is a full teaching member of the IYTA (International Yoga Teachers Assoc) and an accredited teacher with the Yoga for Health Foundation (UK) and trained as a Relaxation and Stress Management facilitator.

Gail has had many years extensive teaching experience and offers a yoga practice to suit the student as she understands that everyone’s needs are different.

With her gentle approach, she is able to convey the yoga teachings so they can be applied as everyday living skills and bring balance and harmony to the student.

Gail’s study of the philosophy and culture of yoga has taken her to many countries, including India and The USA.


Orla Skelly

Orla Skelly

Orla attended her first yoga class over 20 years ago and has regularly practiced many different forms of yoga since then, including Hatha, Astanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar and Yin. As well as having a love for yoga, Orla is a midwife who is passionate about women’s health and well being.

In her home country of Ireland, Orla studied and practiced  complementary health therapies including; Reflexology, Remedial, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, Tui Na, and Acupuncture.

This background informs her practice, her passion for health promotion and her love of anatomy and physiology. Orla initially completed her teacher training under supervision of Barbara Carolan of Yoga Boann in Ireland to deepen her knowledge and personal practice. This training has founded a deeper knowledge for her own practice and the skills to share with others.

Orla also completed Yin & Yang Yoga and Mindfulness teacher training with Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga. As a yoga instructor her goal is to create a relaxed environment where students can explore, be curious, build strength and flexibility both physically and mentally.