Alessandra and I opened the Ashtanga room in October 2015 in Byron Bay to provide a nurturing and healing environment to practice yoga and to provide support and stability for both our own lives and for our students and clients. After operating in a commercial space for our first year, we made the decision to move the shala into our home.

Guruji always spoke of the family as the priority in life, that Ashtanga was a householders practice. Our entire purpose with our own practice has been to compliment our life, heal our traumas, become the best people we can by finding a pathway to our true selves. We feel that maintaining a small intimate shala in our home we can share the practice and the message of our own connection to the practice with the purest integrity. 

As of the 30th of June 2018 we have happily relocated to Port Macquarie and after an extended break from teaching we will be back soon with our classes :).


Study history


Christian Graham

2005 Commenced yoga practice

2006-2008 completed a YA500 hr recognised training with Peter Nilsson and Jude Hynes at Auckland Yoga Academy.

2009 - 2015 three year Committed Practitioners Program and receiving ongoing one-on-one mentoring with Dena Kingsberg.

2005 - present. Ongoing study Mysore, India with Patthabi jois, Sarawathi Rangaswamy and Sharath Jois receiving their authorisation to teach in 2014.



2008 Commenced practice at the school of Elena De Martin in Milan, Italy.

2012 - 2016 - Workshops and practice with Dena Kingsberg. 

2014 - 3 months Ashtanga Yoga practice with Saraswati, Guruji’s daughter in Mysore. India

2016 - present - practice with Christian Rhett Graham

2010 - present - Long term student of Dr. M.A. Jayashree - Prof. M.A. Narasimhan, Sanskrit Chanting and Transcendental Meditation. Mysore India

2009 - 2014 Ayurvedic Yoga Massage certification, Goa, India & Magnified Healing certification, Mysore, India.