Teachers


James Hasemer

James is a Senior Intermediate II certified Iyengar yoga teacher, teacher assessor, and teacher trainer who has been practising yoga for 30 years. In 1993 he undertook a traditional yoga apprenticeship with Shandor Remete, where he developed a strong and disciplined practice and learnt the art of teaching. He has also studied with B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. James has been running the Central Yoga School in the Surry Hills area since 1998.



Christine Harpley

Christine Harpley is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and has been studying yoga since 1999. She completed teacher training with Pixie Lillas in 2004 and has studied with Geeta Iyengar.

Christine brings to the practice in-depth knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology. Her unique teaching style is compassionate yet motivating, encouraging each individual to work to their potential. She enjoys sharing yoga with people of all ages and abilities, and works to foster in her students a sense of discovery and confidence as they develop greater strength, flexibility, and awareness in their practice.



Christine D’Aran

Christine D’Aran is a Junior Intermediate level Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practising over 20 years and teaching for 16 years. Various career paths led to the challenge of diverse interests being met by Iyengar yoga. With an agile teaching style, her students appreciate and greatly benefit from the knowledge and experience she brings to teaching pranayama.



Kathryn Clarke
Kathryn is a certified Iyengar teacher who has been practising yoga for the past 20 years. She is also a registered nurse who has spent a number of years as a volunteer in remote villages in India. Read more about Kathryn in this blog post.



Terri Love

Terri began taking regular Iyengar yoga classes at the Australian school of yoga in the late 80s.
It wasn’t until 1999 she realised teaching Iyengar yoga was something she would like to pursue.
She began teacher training in that year at the Australian school of yoga
By 2004, she was teaching at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Bondi Junction, under the supervision of Senior teacher Kay Parry
Terri regularly attends workshops given by senior teachers from Australia and overseas
She also attends regular teacher training weekends, helping to keep her practice and classes fresh
One of her favourite quotes from Mr Iyengar is ‘We are all students of Yoga’.



Kathy Savage

Kathy is a passionate yogi having practised Iyengar yoga at Central Yoga School since 2002. She began teacher training in 2012, gained her Level 1 teaching certificate in 2014 and is currently working towards Level 2.

Kathy has a firm yet empathetic approach to teaching, whilst bringing a youthful enthusiasm to the practice. She has spent time studying Iyengar yoga with the Chanchanis in India and continually looks to learn from her students and teachers.

Kathy holds a bachelor of Health/Science in Complementary Medicine and is a qualified Herbalist and Nutritionist with a keen interest in all things wellness.



Lorenzo Sacchini
Lorenzo is passionate about Iyengar yoga and has been practising at Central Yoga School since 2013. For the past year he has been working towards certification. His youthful energy and enthusiasm for the subject is felt strongly in his classes. Read more about his yoga journey in this blog post.



Andrew Lim

Andrew has been practising at Central Yoga School since 2013, and is slowly and steadily building up his teaching experience as he works towards certification. He enjoys that with yoga you reap what you sow, and that the benefits of practice are hard-earned. He simply finds that he’s a better person when practising yoga, and finds learning motivating and humbling.