About Mischa


Experienced Yoga Teacher Vaucluse

I have been a full time yoga teacher for over 17 years and have recently completed my Post Graduate Diploma of yoga therapy. My private practice is based at Earth Sky Yoga Studio, Vaucluse, where I teach yoga to individuals and small groups, in addition to providing massage and yoga therapy.

After an unconventional childhood growing up in an ashram, whilst travelling all over Australia, my personal yoga journey began in the mid ‘80’s in Adelaide attending rigorous daily Iyengar classes taught by Shandor Remete. An interest in the body led me to becoming a massage therapist, and later to my life’s work as a yoga teacher. In my early thirties my interest in somatic psychotherapy drew me to California, where I lived at Esalen Institute for 5 months, learning Gestalt through direct experience. I later trained as a Gestalt Psychotherapist.

In 2001, I completed my Heart of Yoga teacher training in Sydney, studying with Mark Whitwell, Mark Breadner and Karen Schaefer (Buddhist nun Ani Pema). I have since continued my yoga studies in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya, and his son TKV Desikachar, with Michael de Manincor of the Yoga Institute, Sydney and Saraswathi Vasudevan of Yoga Vahini, Chennai.

I believe in a holistic, person centred and relational approach to health and wellbeing. I am a deeply nurturing, compassionate teacher who provides a non-judgemental and inclusive, safe space for individuals to explore their own unique yoga journeys.

Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Diploma of Yoga Therapy

  • Advanced Diploma of Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • Heart of Yoga Diploma of Yoga Teaching

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES:

  • Advanced Yoga Studies Certificate- Donna Farhi

  • Understanding & Coping with Stress: A Yogic Approach - Dr N Chandrasekaran & Saraswathi Vasudevan

  • Layers of Ourselves (The Panca Maya)- Kausthub Desikachar

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga- Simon Borg- Olivier

  • Yoga for Wellbeing, Stress & Anxiety -Ganesh Mohan

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Study Group- Michael de Manincor

  • Yoga Therapeutics Inside & Out - Judith Hanson Lasater

  • Ayurvedic Skills for Living -  Eleni Tsikrikas