Corinne Doret is the founder of Hills Yoga (1999) and the principal teacher. Corinne has a background in Clinical Hypnosis & Counselling, Hypno-Cognitive & Behaviour Therapy and Childbirth Management. She retired from her private practice in 2001 to focus on yoga program development for childbirth, children, and for people with disabilities.
A yoga practitioner since 1992, she has studied with: Geeta and Abhijata Iyengar, Pixie Lillas, Lois Steinberg, Stephanie Quirk, Mira Mehta, Gulnaaz Dashti (Iyengar yoga), Eileen Hall and Mark Robberds (Ashtanga yoga), Kriya Yoga Sydney, Leslie Kaminoff (T.K.V. Desikachar), BMIMC (Vipassana), Ama Sami (Zen), Wat Pho School (Thai Massage), Kit Laughlin (Stretch Therapy).
She created PowerBirth® in 1999 and presented her program to midwives & childbirth educators in the private and public sector.In 2000 Corinne developed a program for people with disabilities and taught weekly yoga classes to Warrah Post School Option and Hadpac's clients for 4 years at her Studio.
Corinne brings to her teaching 30 years of practical experience and knowledge she has acquired through the studies of macrobiotics, humanistic astrology, eastern philosophies, meditation, aromatherapy, and psychology. Her approach to teaching is based on her own experience and self-exploration and reflects the inspiration and influence from her teachers.
A down to earth, supportive, intuitive and inspiring teacher, Corinne brings to her class humour, discipline, challenge, fun and compassion, motivating her students to explore deeper into their minds and bodies. Her teaching is hands on, adaptive, alignment focused and interactive with a strong empahsis on mind/body connection.
Denise started her journey in 2002 when she came back from her first yoga retreat after the home birth of her 5th child. In 2011 following years of personal practice Denise completed her teacher training in Hatha yoga with Nature Care College and has done intensives with Donna Farhi, Judith Lasater and Pixie Lillas. Denise is undergoing a teacher training in Iyengar yoga with Pixie Lillas.
A compassionate, caring and committed teacher, Denise's classes are innovative, approachable, non-judgemental, light-hearted and have the right balance between strength and flexibility. Denise guides her students through a well rounded practice that leaves her class feeling invigorated and grounded.
Denise has been with Hills Yoga as a student and teacher since 2012.
Kim joined our Studio in 2009, attended PowerBirth during her pregnancy and completed a two year mentoring program with Corinne. Prior to joining Hills Yoga Kim trained in the Iyengar method with Carole Baillargeon her first teacher in Darwin, then spent many years at The Yoga Centre with Caroline Coggins and Suzi Chin Slicz (Sydney).
Kim completed a two year teacher training with Iyengar teacher Bertha Shakinovsky in early 2020 and continues to train under her guidance.
With a strong background in Iyengar and many years of dedicated practice, Kim's classes are alignment focused, firm and encouraging.
Doha believes that yoga is far greater than just physical movement - with commitment and continuous practice of yoga, a person may start to experience good health, inner peace and happiness.
Doha started her yoga journey 8 years ago after attending a Hot Yoga class. Her passion for yoga led her to study with the Victorian Institute of Yoga and to complete a diploma in Hatha Yoga. Doha has also explored in other yoga methods such as Ashtanga and Iyengar, and is currently undertaking a naturopathy course.
She says that yoga transformed her life on many different levels, from physical, emotional, mental to spiritual. The many benefits of yoga have transpired into her daily life through her eating and sleeping habits, to daily meditation practices.
Through her teaching Dona inspires to help her students experience the changes she has experienced and to achieve their highest possible level of health.
Doha joined our studio in 2020 and teaches Kids yoga.
Rosie discovered Yoga 12 years ago and found that the healing and grounding benefits she received from yoga, were so profound that she decided to change the course of her life's work, walked away from a successful business and turned her focus to health and wellbeing.
In 2015-16 Rosie trained with Duncan Peak of Power Living Yoga, Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga, Mark Breadner of Yoga Coach and Janet Stone (USA). She also completed an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine.
Rosie loves the fun and challenging sequences that Vinyasa Yoga has to offer and how Yin Yoga helps one to adapt to the ups and downs of life and to manage change with grace. She encourages her students to remain curious and to follow the path of self-enquiry. She empowers her students to challenge their limitations and to use the practice as a tool to discover innate joy and possibilities. Combining traditional practices with anatomical insight, she makes her classes invigorating and intuitive.
Rosie joined our studio in 2019.
Fiona is a practitioner and certified teacher of Iyengar yoga. Yoga has been part of her life for almost 30 years and she continues to learn and develop in her own practice and teaching, studying with local and international Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. She has travelled to Pune, India to attend classes with Geeta Iyengar and has also been taught by Abhijata Iyengar.
Fiona enjoys the grace and precision of Iyengar yoga and the way its practice creates a sense of lightness and harmony throughout the body and mind. She loves that yoga is for every body and enjoys teaching all ages from kids to seniors with warmth and compassion. She cannot imagine life without yoga and loves life with it.
Fiona joined our studio in 2019 and teaches classes in the Iyengar method.