Meet The Team
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.
Eric Schwarz is an American yoga teacher and life coach currently residing in Western Australia. His breath-focused style of teaching always includes extended centering and/or meditation. Whether through coaching or yoga, he supports a way of living that is natural, creative, and empowering, embracing the full potential of body and spirit. He teaches fun and interesting transitions, but it’s all ultimately a backdrop for the real transformation that happens when a student learns to quiet the mind and open the heart. Each class has a relatable theme to explore and integrate into practice.
“In a culture that discourages introspection, it takes a certain sensitivity to practice yoga in the first place. This shows up in most of us who dive into the rabbit hole of yoga teaching. While teaching was a way for me to enjoy yoga even more, helping others on their paths was a way for me to inspire others to find the same strength needed to reconcile what it means to stay sensitive in this world without losing a sense of self. Through my practice I’ve come to understand that learning goes well beyond the intellectual, which is admittedly a crutch I relied on for most of my life. Once I learned not only that there is a realm other than intellect, but through trust and faith in the spiritual realm, I will always learn and always grow.”
Eric is an E-RYT 500, has lead several yoga teacher trainings, and in 2016, was voted Best Yoga Teacher in Washington, D.C. He offers deep gratitude to his teachers Natasha Rizopoulos and Chanda Creasey.
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.
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.