Meet The Team

Hayley Schmidt

Hayley Schmidt

Drawing from the disciplined world of dance to the depths of personal loss, Hayley Schmidt has created a yoga experience that strengthens the body while healing the spirit.

As a professional dancer, Hayley first approached yoga from a physical standpoint, striving for extreme strength and flexibility of her body.

But when she experienced an unexpected tragedy, life as she knew it cracked open. Her practice taught her to observe and accept – and became her salvation.

In 2012 she opened Beyondbeing Yoga, a popular studio in Subiaco with a rotation of extremely qualified and experienced teachers. Her vision? To help others through the power of yoga, just as it helped her.

Hayley’s classes offer the discipline and dynamism of dance. Using her in-depth knowledge of human anatomy, she leads a nuanced practice that gives a transformative body, mind and soul experience. 

With intelligent sequences designed to help you expand every inch of your being, Hayley’s teaching holds a lyrical quality of concise instruction and specific energetic cues, all the while offering philosophical meditations that guide you into higher states of consciousness.

Hayley’s classes are for anyone curious about how they can open their mind while strengthening their body – and lead life with a greater sense of meaning and connection.

Sava Papos

Sava Papos

Sava discovered Hatha and Iyengar Yoga in 1997 and was eventually drawn to the Ashtanga Yoga method in which he has maintained a committed daily practice since 2007. He teaches from this lineage, yet continues to learn through modern Vinyasa teaching techniques and extends this combined knowledge through his class delivery. Sava’s classes are focused and strong, continually guiding students to be present and conscious of the body/mind/breath connection in their practice.
 
“Yoga for me is about exercising our mindfulness through movement. When we can relax the mind, the body can also relax. Practice is for everyone. Whether we move or sit for any class, our practice is complete as long as we focus our attention on the power of breath and meditation ”
Zsuzsa Octaviano

Zsuzsa Octaviano

Zsuzsa Octaviano’s path of  transformation has been one hell of ride. It began with a curiosity to start yoga. At the time as a way to “get a little fitter” has transformed into a deeper exploration of mastery of Self, artistry and healing. With immersive international trainings in yoga and meditation, beginning her formal studies in Chinese Medicine and Health Science and bold love for poetry her classes get you out of your mind and into experience what she likes to call Soul Shivers. Passionate about health and wellness, Zsuzsa is also a doTERRA leader and has unlocked a myriad of opportunities to respond to her own healing and to those around her. Zsuzsa‘s expanding brand of conscious self care of the body and mind is based on personal revelations of growth and deep reverence to how looking after yourself is the first step in looking after the world. 
Katie Chrichton Green

Katie Chrichton Green

Katie became a student of yoga from a young age, using yoga as a tool to move in a way that felt good in her body. She became drawn to the meditative and introspective qualities of the practice, and yoga became a form of personal medicine, helping her to cope through heart break and difficult times.

Katie has a background in bodywork with massage therapy and personal training, in addition to having studied aromatherapy and Reiki. She combines elements of these modalities into her teaching to deliver classes in a unique and healing manner.

Katie has studied and completed her Vinyasa, Yin and Meditation Training through Yoga Medicine, Jo Phee and The Yoga Social. She hopes to encourage students to find a sense of stillness and introspection while moving the body in a challenging yet therapeutic way to leave you feeling better than when you first arrived.

Tess Jennings

Tess Jennings

Inspired by a desire to alleviate the mental unrest and emotional turmoil that so frequently permeate our urban lifestyle, Tess endeavours to share with her students tools realised through her own practice and study, to encourage self-inquiry and self-support.  

She offers a dynamic and explorative flow class, and a warm and nurturing Yin class. Her goal is to provide a safe space for students to decompress, to connect with their bodies and breath, and to explore the layers of conditioning influencing their mental wellbeing and anxieties.

Laticia Wright

Laticia Wright

My first yoga class was early 2009, being an ex dancer I was looking for another way to keep my body moving and my flexibility in tact. I remember it was a hot yoga class and most of it a blur, the next morning I woke up with a clarity and sense of calm washed over me that was hard to put into words and so the journey began. I completed my 200hr in 2016 and not long after my Yin Yoga training. Choosing to share my passion as my job had been one of the best decisions ive ever made and im constantly inspired and in awe of those who im lucky enough to guide. Im first and foremost always a student and recently travelled to India to complete my 300hr advanced vinyasa training. I am also a certified pilates teacher hence you will always see a little bit or maybe a lot of core in my class. Someone wise once told me a great teacher always teaches what they know and thats all I ever hope for, to share what I am learning along the way.