Our Teachers

Josh Pryor

Josh is a senior yoga teacher specialising in the traditional Mysore style class format, which allows students with vastly different practices to share the same encouraging space, all together at the same time while being tutored by experienced teachers.

He finished writing a book on the topic in 2020, while he was in the cities of Mysore and Rishikesh during the original Covid outbreak and subsequent lockdown. The book is called “The Spirit of the Matter” and also includes a new translation of the classic 8th century text “Yoga Tārāvalī”. 

Aside from writing and running Ashtanga Yoga Newcastle, Josh is President of Yoga Australia, the peak body for yoga in this country. Josh also volunteers his time working with a not-for-profit native tree nursery and bush regeneration organisation.

Josh has studied with various Western scholars and teachers, including Srivatsa Ramaswami, Sharath Jois, and Gregor Maehle as well as some strange people in Indian ashrams.

Craig Procter

Craig Procter began his journey 30 years ago. His studies have led him to various teachers around Australia and India including Eileen Hall, Pattabhi Jois, Shandor Remete and Simon Borg Oliver. In 1994 Craig began studying Vedic Astrology – Jyotish.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and share with a true master.

Ingrid Beavis

Ingrid Beavis has been practicing various forms of meditation, yoga and complementary healing since 2012. Her qualifications include Reiki 1, 2 and 3, Extra Ocular Vision, Lomi Lomi massage, Meditation and Mindful Art. Learn more about her services here.

Ingrid is passionate about using her skills and experience to facilitate creativity in people to discover their paths to deep healing.

Christopher Sutherland

Christopher is a writer and performer of music and a teacher of both music and yoga. He makes ethereal dreamwaves as Abhaya Sky, holds a space of silken sound with Hidden Strings, and has a few other creative pots cooking at any given time.

Christopher has a love for the practical philosophy of yoga and the capacity of all forms of Ashtanga to deeply transform oneself and the world.

Brittney Mason

Brittney loves yoga so much it’s infectious—or really annoying, depending on where you’re sitting. Her deep love is Ashtanga Vinyasa in the Mysore Style – it offers her strength, flexibility, stamina, and quiet. Everything we need to survive in today’s world.

Britt is a working professional dedicated to maintaining a balanced life through her consistent yoga practice. Her lived experience drives her passion that a consistent practice will provide you with the tools to establish balance in your body, mind and into your everyday life.

Jacqueline de Cleyre

Jacqui is the consummate yoga professional. She is committed in her own practice to a system that blends the asceticism of ancient forms of knowledge with the real world desire for health, happiness, and physical prowess.

A cultured provider of guidance and trustworthy counsel, she is the perfect person to guide you into the land of yoga. Learning from Jacqui means being shown the fundamentals with care and respect. Jacqui is an expert with a keen eye for nuance and mystery.