OUR FOUNDER

Caroline Tang

Caroline specialises in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, Kids Yoga and Meditation. She has practised yoga extensively for 9 years with her first yogic studies taking place in India, the origin and root of yoga. She has trained with founders of yin yoga, Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley.

Caroline graduated from a Bachelor of Psychology and has extensive knowledge of how the mind works. She has a strong appreciation for the integration of the mind, body and soul, as a unified being. She has been teaching for over a decade in various personal development facets and is passionate about helping kids, youth and adults connect with their greatest potential. Caroline is a trained therapist with a background in NLP coaching, Chinese medicine’s energetic healing, chakra rebalancing, psychosomatic therapy, including emotional release bodywork, and intuitive counselling. Now she has a multitude of modalities which is utilised in her therapy work
offered at CARJA Yoga studio.

Favourite Quotes
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know
peace.” – Jimi Hendrix
“Let it be still, and it will become clear.” – Lao Tzu

Guilty Pleasure
Warm sticky date pudding with hot melted caramel sauce and chocolate mud cake with vanilla ice-cream… Mmm…

Recommended Reading
Be Mindful & Simplify Your Life, by Kate James
Life Loves You: 7 Spiritual Practices To Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay & Robert
Holden

Jennifer Tang

Jennifer Tang is a Senior Yoga Teacher, Trainer & Director of Carja Yoga Academy. She is the co-founder of Carja Yoga Studio and a previous owner of CNJ Tuition Centre, with 10+ years of tutoring & educating students in academia and personal development.

She is also a Health/Holistic Coach, with 1,000+ hours of training in yoga and 10,000+ hours of coaching clients & educating students.

Jennifer has practised yoga for over 10 years, which has improved her overall well-being. These benefits were especially important to Jennifer during a busy and stressful time in her life. She quit her corporate box, and pursued the path of yoga, teaching yoga around the world, from India to USA and Australia.

As an author, Jennifer is excited to release her 2 upcoming books, “The Urban Yogi Handbook: A Yogic Guide To Awaken Your Authentic Power” and “The Empowered Woman: Ways To Unleash Your Inner Goddess.”

In Jennifer’s class, you will experience her uniquely soothing and calming voice, as well as her supportive approach. Jennifer believes that guiding students through yoga is most effective through nurturing to deepen the practice, over forceful assistance.

Favourite Quotes
“If you cannot find peace within you, you will never find it anywhere else.” –
Marvin Gaye

Guilty Pleasure
Sun-baking naked under the sun and dancing/moving naked around the house.

Recommended Reading
Many Lives, Many Masters, by Brian Weiss
A Return To Love, by Marianne Williamson

OUR TEAM

Lucy Liga

Lucy started practicing yoga over 30 years ago. Yoga has helped her through stressful times, work challenges and rearing a brood of three children and is a way to gain greater awareness and access insights about herself in order to heal, change patterns and live a joyful life skilfully with compassion, authenticity and kindness.

Lucy’s passion is making yoga inclusive of age, ability and size. In her class,
you will experience other areas of yoga beyond the asana into the other limbs
of yoga to heal and sow the seeds of opportunity, clarity, compassion and a
deeper enjoyment of life.

Favourite Quotes
“However beautifully we carry out an asana, however flexible our body may
be, if we do not achieve the integration of body, breath, and mind we can
hardly call it yoga. What is yoga after all? It is something that we experience
inside, deep within our being.” – Desikachar

Guilty Pleasure
Time alone in the house, baths and chocolate.

Recommended Reading
The Tao of Abundance, by L.G.Bolt
Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing,
by Lorie Eve Dechar
The Heart of Yoga, by T.K.V Desikachar

Ramoncito Abella

Ramoncito has extensive knowledge of the full system of yoga, having
studied with Andrey Lappa, founder of Universal Yoga.

What started as a means to be more fit and flexible 3 years ago, Ramoncito’s
yoga journey has become a path of self-discovery, through peace of the mind
and openness of the heart.

When he is not behind a computer passionately creating design work (having
over 10 years experience as a Graphic Designer), he is on the mat constantly
striving to better himself so that he can inspire others to do so as well.

Favourite Quotes
“Be thankful in adversity and generous in prosperity.” – Abdu’l-Baha

Guilty Pleasure
Woodfire vegan pizza from Red Sparrow.

Recommended Reading
King, by Elliot Hulse
King Warrior Magician Lover, by Robert Moore

 

Gemma Falk

KIDS YOGA TEACHER

As a highly experienced yoga teacher and creative facilitator, Gemma began
practicing yoga in 1998 whilst studying full-time Contemporary Dance
Performance. For the past 20 years, she has worked as a movement and
theatre artist and facilitator, and has been teaching yoga to both children and
adults for the last 5 years, specializing in Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin, Children’s
Yoga and Prenatal Yoga.

Teaching Children’s Yoga classes and workshops at Carja Yoga brings Gemma
so much joy and her Kids yoga classes at Carja Yoga are the highlight of her
week! She creates a fun, safe and nurturing space for your child to explore
their inner world and emotions. Gemma uses fun games, singing, storytelling,
poetry, sensory exploration, imagination, music and props to create a
nourishing, empowering and fun learning experience for your child.

Favourite Quotes
“You are the sky. Everything else – It’s just the weather.”

Guilty Pleasure
Spaghetti, and dark chocolate!

Recommended Reading
A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose, by Eckhart Tolle
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chödron.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we
Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brene Brown.

Janelle Kingsley

Janelle discovered yoga more than 15 years ago while studying at university,
and loves sharing her joy of this practice with others. She specialises in Hatha,
Vinyasa, Yin, meditation practices, and teaching children! Janelle believes that
‘where our intention goes, our energy flows’, and that our mindfulness and
vitality on the mat flows on to enrich every aspect of our lives.

Favourite Quotes
‘Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guilty Pleasure
My non-guilty pleasures are chocolate (and honestly, a glass of Shiraz!)

Recommended Reading
Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Katie Byford

Katie’s yoga journey started not too long after leaving the corporate world in
the UK and moving overseas. Having now run 2 full marathons, yoga
gave Katie the courage and strength to be able to achieve these goals, whilst
helping her physically with the race. You’ll find her classes bring that
challenge, strength and creativity but always balance.

Katie believes honouring your body and looking after yourself is key. “It’s
your practice, your journey, so have fun but bring firm determination and
always perseverance whilst modifying if you need to.”

Favourite Quotes
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into
the world, miracles happen.” – Henry Stanley Haskins

Guilty Pleasure
Wine and Cheese

Recommended Reading
Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda

Tess Healy

Tess has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, after first being introduced to the practice as a young teenager, initially as a way to manage stress. Since then she has incorporated yoga into her daily life, recognising the ever-deepening benefits of yoga, not solely on the physical body, but also its calming and clarifying influence on the mind and emotional body.

Tess specialises in the advanced studies of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and
Yoga Nidra. With a background in fine arts and creative writing, Tess loves
weaving storytelling and play into her sequencing. Tess believes we are all
artists in the way we choose to move our bodies and guide our own lives.

Favourite Quotes
“Slowing down is the precursor to yoga practice because this simple act
allows us to consider our thoughts, feelings, and actions more carefully in the
light of our desire to live peacefully.” – Donna Farhi

Guilty Pleasure
Cake

Recommended Reading
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit, A Return to Wholeness, by Donna Farhi

 

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