Founder of Beyondbeing Yoga
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.
Amelia is a vinyasa yoga teacher who takes major inspiration from her practice as a professional contemporary dance artist and dance teacher. She focuses on using imagery and sensorial elements to inspire new movement pathways, encouraging students to fully experience the multitude of sensations in their body. With a particular emphasis on the mind-body connection in her classes, students are given the opportunity to move freely and explore their bodies within a structure of functional anatomical alignment.
Anna’s teaching empowers you to trust in your innate wisdom and open yourself to the transmission of yoga. Beginning her yoga practice in 2005, she has completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training within the ISHTA lineage and is a forever student of tantra – the path of intimacy with all of life. She teaches from her personal experiences of ‘living yoga’ as they unfold in the messy playground of daily life. Anna believes that every season of our inner and outer worlds can be navigated more gracefully with the appropriate attunement of posture, breath and awareness. In the studio she teaches a playful and rhythmic flow accompanied by thoughtfully curated music, with plenty of options to modify your practice to suit you. Expect a weaving of poetry, mantra, mystic spirituality, mythology and free movement. Her yin classes offer a warm, nurturing space for finding centre, deepened by a rich understanding of the subtle energy system. When Anna is away, her students miss her hearty adjustments, soothing voice, frequent giggle and relatable approach to spirituality. Anna holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Bachelor of Education, both of which inform her considered approach to teaching and self-development. She is currently studying a Master of Counselling. Outside of the studio Anna offers ceremony as an authorised marriage celebrant and Reiki practitioner. Anna lives and breathes the essence of tantra and delights in finding a sense of the sacred within every aspect of the human experience.
Eric is a Yoga Teacher and a life coach. His teaching style is engaging, empowering and creative, embracing the full potential of body, mind and spirit.
Eric was voted best yoga instructor in Washington, DC in 2016 and his students across the globe are a testimony of this honour.
Eric is an E-RYT 500 and leads state of the art yoga teacher trainings.
His personal journey and transcendent life teachings light up his classes, shining hope, unwavering faith and transformation. Eric’s teachings inspire students from all walks of life to offer their best to themselves and the world.
His classes are fluid, breath-focused and purposely sequenced in the most rewarding way, helping students discover inner peace, serenity and joy.
Eric incorporates embodied wisdom from his work as a life coach and his teachings serve as a backdrop for the real transformation that happens when a student learns to quiet the mind and open the heart.
His classes range from peaceful, introspective flows to energetic mind and heart expanding power vinyasa.
Eric’s passion for yoga as a spiritual practice is felt in each posture, guiding from a place of long life learning, faith and trust in the sacred mysteries of life.
Eric’s kind and loving presence are well suited to leading students of all levels. He offers deep gratitude to his teachers Natasha Rizopoulos and Chanda Creasey.
“In a culture that discourages introspection, it takes a certain sensitivity to practice yoga in the first place. It also takes courage 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, and through trust and faith in this spiritual realm, I walk this Earth knowing there is always potential to learn and grow, no matter what arises.” – Eric Schwarz
I used to approach yoga first from a merely physical perspective. Since being a kid, I used to do kickboxing/boxing (for more than 20 years) and my attention towards yoga was primarily motivated by finding a practice with a stronger focus on flexibility.
My perspective started shifting as I grew older, and I needed to pay more attention to my body without paying the price of physical injuries. Slowly, I also started to discover the mental and spiritual side of yoga. With a background in Psychology, I have always been curious about the human mind. Yoga and the teachings offered in the yoga sutras helped me to discover a more ancient and Eastern perspective that speaks to this curiosity. This enabled me to include more spiritual practices, including pranayama and mediation. I see this as increasingly key to my teaching and personal practice.
In 2019, I completed my teacher training with the RYS-certified school ‘Yoga Union’ in Bali. In 2021, I started teaching regularly Vinyasa Yoga classes for community members and in WA gyms. In my teaching, I encourage students to be curious about their bodies, pay attention to linking their breath with their movements, explore spiritual and physical sides of their practice, not hold back, and be playful.
Greg Jarema is the teacher who will connect you to your inner joy through yoga, dance, and meditation.
Recently returned to Perth, Australia from living overseas, Greg brings his passion for connection, humor, storytelling, music, spirituality, and community into all of his classes.
With over 800 hours of training and 1,000 hours of teaching under his belt, Greg specializes in the Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Yin traditions. Classes are accompanied by strong physical adjustments, traditional breath techniques, and sequences that teach students to access greater depth in their practice.
Greg’s true passion lies in teaching Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. This ancient technology incorporates movement, breathwork, mantras, and meditation to elevate your life and experience total bliss. He is also in the process of becoming a certified Kundalini Yoga Therapist, a healing modality that incorporates knowledge from Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and the Kundalini traditions to holistically resolve a wide array of ailments. For Greg, Kundalini Yoga is the primary tool that helps him maintain passion and focus through the ups-and-downs of life as a performer. He has studied with world-renowned trainers Deva Kaur Khalsa, Kirn Kaur Khalsa, Guru Dharam, and Siri Sat.
Kat first discovered yoga at her local gym in 2008; it was a couple more year’s before she stumbled into a Bikram Yoga class in 2010 when she really found her passion. From then on Kat hasn’t looked back. Since graduating from Bikram’s College of India in 2011, Kat has taught in studios all around Australia and the UK. Since then Kat has expanded her teaching styles to Yin and Vinyasa over the past seven years.
Combining functional anatomy and modern alignment with her passions for energy healing Kat aims to offer a unique experience within her yoga classes. There is nothing Kat enjoys more than speaking about energy, Chakras, meridians and current energy forecasting in an easy to follow and down to earth way.
Kat is always keen to further her skills and personal practice through continued education to keep her work evolving and fresh. She truly believes we never stop learning and there is still more to discover and unveil.
Practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2009, Jo has since co-created and co-led both 200-hour and 300 hour teacher training’s in South Africa and Germany. Jo has studied with many teachers and different schools of yoga deepening her knowledge of yoga and of herself. She weaves different elements of her experience both on and off the mat into her teaching which through the years has evolved and transformed as she has. The practice has supported Jo physically, mentally and emotionally through challenging times and has continued to be an integral healing practice in her life. Jo aspires to inspire her students to go deeper into their breath and body, to reconnect to their core, consciously moving towards freedom by being receptive and tuned in to their own energy.
Carefully and intelligently curated, Jo’s dynamic, thoughtful and creative classes focus on technique, breath and attention to transitions. They are interwoven with elements of exuberance and aim to cultivate strength and flexibility all the while maintaining a softness of Being.
Sarah came to yoga at university – studying human nutrition. With continued practice, she began to notice the way yoga rippled into all facets of her life, bringing increased awareness into lifestyle choices, eating habits and relationships. “It was difficult to try to explain to people how much just practicing yoga changed the way I looked at the world and myself, this magic has kept me curious ever since”
With an appetite to delve deeper and immerse herself in the practices of yoga she has undertaken trainings and intensives in India, Bali, Australia and New Zealand completing her 200hr in 2014, 300hr in 2016 and 100hr Yin in 2019 – she loves nothing more than sharing these learnings and experiences with others. With a foundation in Ashtanga Vinyasa Sarah has a deep appreciation for the subtle practices of meditation, pranayama and yin yoga and works to weave these into her classes encouraging students to move and think in different ways. Sarah teaches the way she practices, slow, consistent and without expectation.
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.”
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 student’s 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.