Lara is an internationally touring yoga teacher and artist with a long-standing passion for creative expression through the body. Movement and creativity have been her medicine in her own quest towards health and she revels in the opportunity to share this inner alchemy with students.
She is renowned for her fluid and dynamic teaching style delivered with heartfelt poetic prose, inviting students to savour the texture of every sensation and the flavour of every breath as a portal into revelation and dynamic moving meditation.
She spreads this energy across the globe leading workshops and retreats and is faculty on numerous international yoga festivals, conferences and teacher trainings, including an assistant to global movement alchemist Shiva Rea. She is the face for yoga & lifestyle brands such as Lululemon athletica, Wanderlust festivals and Aveda hair and skin care, and has graced the cover of Yoga Journal Australia. When she isn’t teaching, globe-trotting, and empowering others, you’ll likely find Lara making her signature ceramics and artwork in the beachside town of Byron Bay, Australia.
Brooke grew up barefoot and by the sea, two traits which remain distinctive of her character and way of life today. A surfer, she spends plenty of time in the ocean, a love symbiotic to her way of life in yoga.
She is an internationally touring yoga teacher and co-founder of Back2Roots Retreats, hosting transformative yoga and meditation immersions in Europe, Asia and USA. Brooke has been guided by some extraordinary teachers, schools and swamis. She has studied extensively the ancient teachings of Tantra Yoga at her school in Thailand, which are the underpinning of her teaching style. Her classes weave together the threads of traditional teachings into a dynamic style of practice to offer a slow, strong flow - a deep burn of sensory explosions, with a meditative and poetic approach.
Brooke has a dedicated practice and is constantly driven to explore and stay curious. She is an ambassador for lululemon and Nakula Organics and when she’s in Australia, teaches at Sydney’s BodyMindLife studios.
Benny Holloway is a soulful soundphile and self-taught artist based out of Byron Bay, Australia.
Through live electronic looping and weaving his voice with guitar he creates psychedelic ambient sound baths encouraging the listener on a compelling introspective journey.
His stirring and evocative tones are like sonic acupuncture, penetrating the densest layers of body and mind to encourage that deeper state of inward connection.
He has become renowned for playing live alongside Lara and Brooke, as well as other influential teachers including Shiva Rea, Janet Stone and Meghan Currie.
Example Workshop: FULL BODY YES
Try listening not with your ears but with the fleshy soles of your feet, and notice what the earth is saying with her skin. Try seeing not with your eyes but with your heart, and glimpse what radiant riches exist when you cast your vision from the very seed of your Being. Try breathing not from your mouth but with every pore on your body, and notice how the body’s intelligence rides along the breathwave, uniting all rivers of You into the unbroken river of ecstacy within.
To move sensually means to awaken to the infinite myriad of internal senses unique to you. So much inspired input is tasted by the body and yet, most inner dialects we aren’t sensual enough to ever sense, or understanding enough to ever understand. And when we start to truly pay attention to the highest intelligence we have ~ the body’s hums and sighs and moans and huffs ~ the subtle languages of the body ~ they tell us what is right and what is to be left.
Join Brooke Elliston for a 2 hour masterclass into the Full Body Yes ~ a class of slow spinal waves and progressive heart opening, allowing expression of the profound Beingness of all forms of Yes within you.