was established in 2000 by founder Samantha Karolyi, who provides
health, wellbeing and lifestyle consulting services to private clients
and leading corporations.
The YogaSam studio offers transformational
workshops both nationally and internationally throughout the year,
yoga retreat adventures (including the Full Moon Bali Retreat)
and runs numerous weekly group classes and Kickstart Wellbeing
Programs for private and corporate clients throughout Australia,
South East Asia and the UAE.
The YogaSam vision is to empower and inspire
people to balance mind and body in a light-hearted way.
The YogaSam studio has a variety of teachers sharing their wisdom
through workshops, retreats and general classes - dance, meditation,
voice, massage, acupuncture, massage and a wide variety of yoga
styles including Japanese yoga (Ki & Ryoho Yoga) which is a
dynamic form of yoga therapy that integrates traditional Hatha
yoga with the meridian-based healing arts of Japan and China and
the Five Element theory -
Water, Wood, Fire, Earth & Metal.
It offers a remarkably accurate and remedial system of healing
and maintaining health. Through repetitive movements, combined
with body awareness and breath work, energy flow increases leading
to improved body function, flexibility, strength and health.
Every instructor is going to have a different style. The trick
is to find one that fits you.
Meet the Team:
Anne Bailey came
to yoga after a long and winding path through the corporate world.
After a back injury in her early 30’s left her with
chronic pain, she went searching for something that would help
regain her strength and confidence, and ended up discovering
a lot more along the way.
Professionally trained in various healing arts such as homoeopathy,
naturopathy and massage therapy, Anne added yoga teacher to the
bag of tricks, studying with Jack Marshall at the Zen Renaissance
Centre. Teaching for several years on Sydney’s northside,
Anne now teaches private groups and a beginners program at the
YogaSam studio, in addition to her busy family life and her role
as Operations Manager for the South Pacific Private hospital, Australia’s
leading treatment centre for addictions and mood disorders. She
specialises in Ki yoga programs designed to strengthen weak backs & bellies,
improve digestive issues and manage stress through simple meditation
Anya Rowlands likes
to move. From swimmimg in the sea, to roaming in the jungle it's
good to move. A Ki Yoga teacher for 8 years, Anya has taught all
over Sydney and Sri Lanka. Anya has experience in teaching kids
to corporate, physical theatre and classical yoga classes. Anya
believes there is a space for yoga in every body. Her passion is
communication and listening to the body, using the forces of nature
to build harmony and strength with each move.
is a qualified acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and Ki yoga teacher.
She has spent the last 15 years studying, eating, breathing and
moving to the rhythms of Oriental medical and philosophical cosmology.
Emma has experience in teaching yoga to autistic
and intellectually impaired teenagers, running detox yoga
programs and spinal classes, as well as classes for the over 75’s
and for advanced yoga practitioners.
Combining intuition with skill she draws on her
extensive practical and theoretical background to create and hold
a space of healing and communion, where body, mind, heart and spirit
are given the opportunity to truly integrate and embrace the human
Emma is also available for private acupuncture
consultations, bookings essential.
in his Ki yoga teacher training diploma at the Zen Renaissance
Centre in Sydney, under the guidance of Jack Marshall and
Dale Fox. Along with the yoga and its guiding principles
and philosophies , a strong
emphasis was placed on macrobiotic dietary principles and
the integration of this into a living daily practice. Nicholas
embodies the overall philosophy of macrobiotics as much as
possible and he encourages his students to support Biodynamic
and organic farming systems as well as eating foods
that come from environmentally sustainable practices.
He enjoys sharing his many insights on the nature of growth and self
development through ki yoga. Nicholas maintains a personal daily yoga
practice. His favourite movie is Pocahontas. And above all he is grateful to
his students for the gift of their presence in class and the contribution
Nicholas is honoured to be invited to teach yoga at the YogaSam studios.
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