James Sierra James Sierra
(Principal Teacher and co-owner)
Michele Sierra Michele Sierra
(Principal Teacher and co-owner)
James teaches a unique, dynamic interpretation of yoga asana whist drawing upon the age-old Hatha Yoga tradition. His style is dynamic, encouraging and infused with humour! James has been practising and teaching yoga for more than 30 years, including ongoing studies internationally. He is also a qualified Homeopath/Naturopath and registered nurse. James' teaching is continually fuelled by his in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and natural health. He weaves valuable insight into nutrition, diet and traditional Hatha Yoga cleansing practices throughout the yoga teacher training course. James teaches the Asana, Anatomy, Techniques & Teaching Methodology components of the teacher training course. James and Michele are co-founders of the Baulkham Hills Yoga Studio and Health Centre. Together, they have run an informed and integrated 12- month yoga teacher training program for the past 11 years. Michele brings 30 years of experience as a student and teacher of yoga to Baulkham Hills Yoga Studio. Her initial studies were undertaken in India and USA over several years and included Meditation, Eastern Philosophy and Hatha Yoga. Michele’s foundational teachers consisted of classical Indian yogis and Iyengar yoga, Feldenkrais and Alexander technique instructors. This eclectic group fostered a keen interest in the benefit of proper physical alignment and the life-affirming practices of breath work and meditation.  Michele’s classes offer a well rounded practice that blends traditional poses seamlessly with dynamic vinyasa flow to inspire vibrancy in the body and clarity of mind. Michele holds an M.A. in Cultural Psychology and offers psychological counselling and personalised yoga/meditation programs upon request. She teaches the pranayama, philosophy, yoga therapy and meditation components of the yoga teacher training at BHYS. To learn more about Michele’s work visit her website: www.intoperspective.com.au
Anjali Monique

Anjali’s inspiration to teach yoga came from witnessing a profound shift in her own well being through a dedicated yoga practice spanning 15 years.
As a busy mother of two, she believes yoga is a priority and act of self-care. Anjali interweaves her classes with gentle encouragement and clear instructions to integrate one’s mind, body and breath.
Her classes provide both dynamic and challenging elements, as well as nourishing, slower postures and guided relaxation.

No matter where you find yourself on your yoga journey, Anjali’s skilful teaching and bright spirited nature will support and deepen your experience of yoga.  

Monique’s yoga journey has spanned over 20 years. She loves how yoga integrates mind, body and spirit to create a sense of wellbeing and awareness. After completing her teacher training at BHYS Monique has found that this love of yoga has transitioned smoothly into teaching yoga to people of all ages and levels.
With a calm and gentle approach, Monique is able to guide students through physical postures, breathing practices and meditation to ensure they gain the maximum benefits of their yoga practice. During her classes, she provides students with clear and articulate instructions on alignment and variations on poses to suit all abilities. Monique’s classes are thoughtfully sequenced with a balance of challenging, energising postures that focus on strength and flexibility as well as more gentle restorative poses.
Monique sees her role as a yoga teacher a privilege and enjoys helping people find a sense of joy, wellbeing and confidence on and off the mat through the practice of yoga.

Kathy Hansen Kathy Sue
Kathy discovered her passion for yoga 20 years ago and completed her Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2001 with IYTA. Her classes have a dedicated following due to her nurturing style and the individual encouragement she offers her students. In her classes Kathy teaches restorative and foundational yoga poses suitable for students new to yoga. She has a special interest in teaching prenatal yoga informed by her expertise as a Sonographer, specialising in women’s health, working at the SAN Hospital in Wahroonga. Kathy is a senior teacher at Baulkham Hills Yoga Studio. I’ve been practising yoga at BHYS for the last 9 years and did my teacher training with Michele & James. My experiences with yoga have reinforced the belief that anyone can do yoga and we all benefit with patience, practice and kindness. My classes focus on helping students to learn and improve foundational poses through alignment and by developing strength, flexibility and agility.  Classes incorporate static asana and flow work as well as elements of relaxation and breath work. Most importantly, though I try to promote a sense comfort and humour in the challenges of learning yoga regardless of age, ability or yoga experience. 
Bri Bri Nerida Nerida
Yoga has been a significant part of Ambritha’s life since she was a child. With an established and dedicated personal practice behind her, Bri enrolled in yoga teacher training at BHYS to gain the formal qualifications to share her knowledge and love of yoga with others. Bri’s alignment-oriented classes focus on building strength, flexibility and balance.  “I enjoy challenging my students by incorporating in each class, a variety of asana and sequences to cater to individuals of all abilities”. Nerida first experienced the benefits of yoga inadvertently whilst visiting Varanasi in India. From there a curiosity has grown into a deep gratitude for this spiritual discipline. Through utilising the breath with dynamic flows and gentle holds, her classes aspire to encourage an understanding of our intrinsic body-mind connection. As a graduate of BHY teacher training program she focuses on creative exploration through the Vinyasa style of practise with respect to the healthy functional alignment of the human body.