Claire Sawatzky

Founder

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Yoga Instructor and Founder Claire Sawatzky

Claire is a hardworking dreamer and self-confessed anatomy nerd. Her 13-year career in Health and Fitness started at Cowes YMCA under the inspiring mentorship of Sue, Sandy and Judy. She grew up, moved to Melbourne and got into fitness presenting on TV, in educational DVD’s and at national conferences.

She counts her time teaching at Power Living Melbourne as a huge growth period that inspires her teaching and life and is immensely grateful to the inspiring team for their compassionate guidance and support. She is also incredibly grateful to the Melbourne Integral Yoga community for their peaceful and nurturing presence in sharing Swami Ramananda and his teachings. She has had the pleasure to study with teachers Duncan Peak, Tara Judelle, Amy Ippolitti, Dana Trixie Flynn and Deborah Langley.

Claire constantly sets her goals way up in the clouds but breathes for the soil and sand beneath her feet. Her world is passionate, playful and held together with a whole lot of sweat and love.

 

Abbie Sherwood

Facilitator

Abbie was a former professional contemporary dancer, a Personal trainer and taught dance for more than 10 years! She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts secondary school then went on to receive her Bachelor of Dance with high distinction.

For several years Abbie danced professionally in Australia with Contemporary Choreographers, Festivals, Australian Opera, Fashion and a Victorian Dance Education company. Severe injuries ended her career, but several years later, Yoga helped her rediscover the joy of movement, and the ability to "let go" realise, "impermanence" and embrace being in "the moment”.

Abbie's Dance background fuels her passion for teaching Yoga. The creativity, Flow, energy and mind Body connection drives her through daily life with clarity and compassion.