Your Flex Body Team
We bring experience, passion and integrity to each class and ensure you walk out feeling a million dollars!
Yoga & Pilates Instructor, Owner
Anita has enjoyed a passion for yoga for the past 20 years, finding in this ancient practice the grounding necessary to balance a busy career in London and more recently, work and family life in Sydney. Yoga has provided her with not only the opportunity to improve her flexibility, strength and manage her scoliosis but to deal with the stress and pressure of daily life. As a result, several years ago she decided to take this passion further and completed her Yoga teacher training, then more recently her Pilates qualification, with a view to opening the kind of studio she had always been seeking. So she created that place. ``It is somewhere for people to share a wonderful, supportive class with experienced and uplifting instructors``. A place that changes lives. A place called Flex Body.
Anna, born and raised in Bavaria, Germany and has always led an active lifestyle with thirst for adventure. As a child, the Alps were her playground, hiking in the mountains and being in nature part of her life. After working and living a corporate lifestyle for many years in Munich, the sense of a more balanced life called. In 2014, she swapped her desk for a backpack and travelled the world. While in Goa, she stepped on a yoga mat for the first time and fell in love with the deep sense of calmness and balance the practice offered. Since then, she has practiced around the world and completed her formal training in Sydney. Anna loves to share a strong, holistic yoga practice, leaving you feeling balanced and grounded for your everyday life adventure.
Becoming a yoga teacher has been a way for Bronwyn to share her love of the practice with family and friends. This love started in high school when yoga was tucked away in quiet halls and since then she has explored all the trends of yoga. ``My body has been in corporate roles for many decades and I also love running; so I come to my yoga mat understanding that my body needs nurturing and my soul thrives in the shared connections of the yoga space``.</p> <p>Donna Farhi is an inspirational teacher, and she writes “Yoga is thus not something we can make happen but something that happens to us. But it does not happen by accident”.</p><div class='mailmunch-forms-in-post-middle' style='display: none !important;'></div> <p>See you on the mat.
Pilates & Reformer Instructor
Caitlin grew up in California and has always had a love for movement, exercise and well-being. Her passion for Pilates grew during her pregnancies and in her recovery after having two children. She discovered what an important part Pilates played in building core strength, fitness, mobility and reducing aches and pains associated with the physical demands of life with kids and all-day sitting at a desk job. Along with her passion for Pilates, Caitlin brings a love for making people feel good and making movement fun to every class!
Chris grew up in Poland and has been practicing and studying yoga and dance for nearly 15 years. Chris was first introduced to yoga in Poland in 2006 as a part of his dance training, but it wasn't until 2012 when he made the yoga practice a part of his daily life and started to understand the true journey of the yogi. Chris qualified to teach through the Woke Yoga, Potts Point (Sydney) under Lyndsey Benn. Chris specialises in Flow-Vinyasa but also accessible and trauma informed yoga. With the intention of creating a safe place for his students, Chris delivers classes that fuse breathe, creative and mindful movement, dance, rhythm and music. Chris is also a concert artist and music teacher. As a musician Chris studied at universities in Poland, New York (USA), England (UK), Sydney and has won many national and international competitions, awards, scholarships and study grants. In March 2016 Chris was granted a Distinguished Talent Permanent Residency by the Australian Government.
Emma has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years when she was introduced to vinyasa flow while living in London. Originally wanting to build strength and flexibility, Emma loved discovering the benefits of yoga on her mental well being, helping to calm and balance the mind, as well as build resilience and strength. Emma believes yoga is for everyone. Whether you want to focus on the mind or the body, or simply just give in to the guided movement and flow as a moment away from day to day life, Emma is the yoga teacher for you.
Kara has always had a love for movement, beginning her dance training at 4 years old. She developed an interest in Pilates during her full time dance training which brought more co-ordination and ease not only to her dancing but everyday life. After being introduced to her first barre class, Kara knew it would be the perfect accompaniment to her dance training. She loves how barre classes make her feel…energised, stretched and strengthened! Kara aims to create a feel-good environment in her Barre classes and help everyone find their inner groove. Along with her Barre certification and training, Kara has a Bachelor of Dance and is a certified teacher of the Cecchetti method of classical ballet.
Born in Manila Philippines and migrated to Sydney Australia in 2004, Krissy continues her passion for movement, anatomy, fitness and Pilates thru teaching group Reformer classes. Having a background in classical ballet and contemporary dance from a young age, her keen eye in every class focuses on body alignment, posture & playfulness with technique. With a decade of teaching experience, she is always eager to encourage and support others throughout their work-out. She values exercise as a fun way of celebrating what our different bodies can do and achieve at any age.
Pilates & Barre Instructor
Kurtis is an internationally recognised dancer, choreographer, and movement educator. Kurtis came to Pilates over 15 years ago by virtue of injury and has never looked back. Having performed as a Resident Artist with Sascha Waltz in Berlin, Marie Chouinard in Montreal and as frequent guest with the Berlin State Opera, German State Opera, and the Metropolitan in Texas, Kurtis attributes much of his physical success to Pilates maintenance. Having now retired from dance, Kurtis relocated back to Australia to study Clinical Exercise Physiology, now completing in his 3rd year. Along with dance, Kurtis has been a certified Pilates, Yoga & Barre for over 10 years and is completing his Cert III & IV in Fitness. From Sydney to Toronto, Dubai, Munich and Berlin, Kurtis’ class is described as a full body focus, detail oriented and a great workout. Kurtis believes that Self-determination is fundamental to health and well-being. As humans, we strive for autonomy, competence, and relatedness; our basic psychological needs may be satisfied by simply stepping onto the mat. “Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things” Joseph Pilates.
Lara first experienced yoga during her school years, using the movement and breathing to help heal her neck and back injuries. She’s always been intrigued by movement of the body and the inner workings of the mind. After moving to Sydney in 2015 she trained in Aerial and Yoga so she could share what she loves to do. Her classes will enable you to curiously play with your thought and movement patterns. Your body will be moved, strengthened, and stretched. Lara loves integrating elements into the practice that challenge you to move in different ways and help you feel more connected to yourself.
Yoga, Pilates & Barre Instructor
Laura has been teaching for many years. Her training started with the Royal Academy of Dance gaining her certificate in Ballet Teaching studies in 2009. With a love for movement Laura soon discovered yoga and immediately fell in love with the wholesome approach and the way she felt after each class. Following her passion Laura completed her Yoga teacher training at Life Source in 2015. Combining her skills Laura also teaches a ballet inspired barre class and has also extended her skills and passion to Pilates. Laura aims to make her classes inspiring and joyful, sharing the benefits that movement can bring to anyone and everyone.
Barre & Pilates Instructor
Linda has been a health and fitness industry professional for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience in Australia and the USA teaching a wide and diverse range of group fitness classes in corporate and gym environments as well as personal training. She has taught a wide range of clients from ages 8 to 88. Her group fitness career took her to the USA in 1990 where she worked in the best fitness facilities in San Diego, Dallas and Las Vegas.
Pilates & Reformer Instructor
Mickie is a lively and unique instructor who creates a fun and friendly exercise environment which sees her clients always coming back for more. Her Fitness Career spans two decades and she has taught multiple programs including Aerobics, Body Pump, Spinning, Bootcamps, Zumba and Barre as well as running her own Personal Training Business for 10 years. She chose to specialise in Pilates in 2015 and is a Stott Certified Fully Comprehensive Instructor. Her style is contemporary and upbeat with a strong focus on technique and alignment.<br /> Expect to be challenged by her classes as she is on mission to create strong bodies. She will have you sweating but always laughing. A true smiling assassin!
Barre & Pilates Instructor
Pam left behind the corporate media and marketing world after the birth of her baby boy Sebastian in 2017. She credits Pilates with keeping her in shape physically and mentally during her pregnancy and now as a busy mum to Sebastian (4) and Emilia (1). Pam decided to follow her heart and love of Pilates, retraining as a Certified Practitioner of Pilates Mat with Polestar Australia in 2018, and is so happy to be able to share her love of Pilates and its benefits with her clients across Sydney. She went on to train with Renee Scott as a certified Barre Attack instructor in 2019 and with Taube Pilates as a certified Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates instructor in 2020. In a class with Pam you'll enjoy fantastic music, good laughs and positivity, all while improving your practice and your mood.
Born in the Netherlands, Susan qualified and worked as a Postural Exercise Therapist before moving to Australia in the mid 1990s. Once here, Susan not only became a mum to three boys, but also enhanced her skills by completing post graduate course work and started working as part of an Allied Health Team for an organisation that supports people with a disability. A holistic approach to therapy is an effective treatment in Disability and Susan enjoyed working in a team approach. Susan's eldest son was born with a neuromuscular impairment and this propelled her career and interest into neuromuscular and developmentally focused physical therapy. Susan then took up Pilates and really enjoys teaching the principles of centering, movement control and postural focus that the exercises bring. She believes that having an effective clinical assessment and a focused Pilates programme can help resolve acute and chronic conditions within a daily living environment. Susan's areas of speciality are Neuromuscular impairments (muscle tone issues), postural analysis, ergonomic training, fitness and massage.