Our wonderful Teachers! 

Hannah Cartmel

Hannah was lucky enough to discover yoga over twenty years ago and has been teaching since 2012, and teaching Fat Yoga since 2016. As a Vinyasa-trained teacher with a background in Iyengar practice and dance and a love of Hanna Somatics, she combines different styles of movement in an engaging and joyful way while encouraging mindfulness and self-enquiry. 

After completing her yoga teacher training with Lianne Metcalf at SomaChi yoga studio, Hannah has enjoyed taking part in further training with Donna Farhi, Lisa Petersen, Anahata Giri, Simon Borg-Olivier, Jo Buick and Dianne Bondy, among others. She is a member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and Yoga Australia and is also a Prenatal yoga teacher and certified by Rainbow Kids Yoga to teach yoga for children, teenagers and family groups.

Hannah is delighted to share the joy she finds in movement and meditation with people of all ages and experience levels in a relaxed environment. She firmly believes that yoga should be accessible and fun for all people and she encourages students to develop a yoga practice that suits their unique needs.

Suzy Taylor

Suzy has been teaching yoga since 2008, after completing her Yoga Teacher training at the Australian Yoga Academy.  She has a background in Science and a passion for understanding HOW yoga is creating change in the body, nervous system and brain.  She teaches in a style inspired by traditional Hatha yoga, and encourages students to develop a yoga practice that suits their individual and unique needs, believing that yoga is an inclusive practice for everybody and every body. 

Lanie Tobias

Lanie comes to yoga with a background in Social Work. Transitioning from the social work role to the yoga studio, Lanie has been inspired to deepen her practice and share her love of yoga with others upon recognising the transformational qualities yoga brings to her own life. Lanie is experienced in teaching Vinyasa (flow), Yin, Restorative and pre/post natal yoga to all levels and all ages.  She is skilled in teaching the fundamentals of yoga for beginners and also tailors the practice to suit the needs of intermediate and advanced students.  

Lanie has a clear and compassionate teaching style that emphasizes progressive learning and self-study.  She aims to give her students the tools to cultivate their own understanding and love of yoga; working to bring the experience of Yoga off the mat and into the practice of Life. Lanie provides a safe, encouraging and nonjudgmental environment where students can explore their Yoga practice.  Lanie‚Äôs goal is to help her students find and maintain a peaceful mind and body.  


Acknowledgments and thanks to Emily Doyle who put together a 'fat yoga Melbourne' class on Facebook from which the Facebook Group began! 

Acknowledgement and thanks to Lucia Ondrusova for all the wonderful photographs on this site