Lauren McLean

Co-Director

I found the health and wellness space over 10 years ago, which led me to my first yoga teacher training. My journey developed with a further understanding of the yoga practices into the breath, meditation practices, and the ethical observances off the mat. My quest for optimal health and living led me on a journey changing many lifestyle habits to leading a more low-tox, eco conscious, wellness centred lifestyle where I believe our bodies are innately intelligent and self healing. My teacher trainings over the years have ebbed and flowed now sitting more in the pre/postnatal space alongside my "other baby" in hypnobirthing and birth education. For me, well~ness is all encompassing, leading a life where physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health is optimised.

Jacob Atkinson

Co-Director

 

Caitlin Fenton

Boss Lady

Hi my name is Caitlin and I am Studio Coordinator here at the Sanctuary! I’ve been behind the desk for 2 and a half years now and have loved every minute of it, and before that I was a member of the Sanctuary- a member who managed to fully fall asleep in shavasana at the end of one of Holly’s yoga classes, and I stayed asleep for quite some time 🤣🤣 I must have needed it ! I love nothing more than getting to know everyone at the Sanctuary, I’m always up for a chat and having been a member myself I know exactly what it’s like ! I myself really struggled to get to my first class at the Sanctuary. It was daunting starting something new not knowing what to expect. I soon found out that the Sanctuary is so much more than a studio, it is truely a community and it was so easy to feel at ease, and now it is really my second home ! I’m currently studying to become a Primary School Teacher, and in my spare time I love sewing, yoga and fitness, getting outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.  

Hayley Langholz

Welcome Team

I’m Hayley and I’m a part of the welcome team here at the Sanctuary. I am currently studying nursing, which is (so far) perfectly aligning with where I am wanting to go with my career. I began working at the Sanctuary in mid 2020, which has since helped me to better understand who I am and my “why”. Working here has altered my perspective on life in general, but has also reaffirmed my aspiration of wanting to help others. I love to help people, and I really enjoy bringing joy to others wherever I can. My true passion lies in caring for others, and being empathetic towards everyone. I can honestly say that the Sanctuary feels like a home away from home, and I will be forever grateful for our amazing community, and for the opportunity to get to know so many new people and their stories.

Bron Haines

Massage Therapist | Reiki | HBD Coach | Yoga Teacher

I am passionate about providing a safe space for people to come to their own healing by truly connecting to themselves and knowing themselves again. It is powerful and empowering to hold others and simply love and genuinely care for them. I have trained in many Massage modalities and have been truly blessed  to train with some amazing and epic practitioners over roughly 8 years. It was a natural progression for me to complete my Reiki training which has only deepened and enhanced the way I care and connect with my clients. Completing my Health by Design training last year was an absolute pleasure. I love learning new things and I have a real passion for biology and science and how things work. It was so fascinating to learn about how we function and how different people thrive and what drives them. It is so rewarding sharing with my clients this knowledge so they can tap into their inner strengths and embrace who they are. Lastly, and definitely not least, I recently finished my 200Hr Yoga teacher training. This, aside from becoming a mother, has been the most formative learning for me. Yoga for me is life... a path to live, a path to connect and a path to love. I absolutely love to share this with others and watch as they, again, find and connect to themselves and their inner peace. The quote I’d love to finish this lil blurb on is simply ‘All you need is love’, because really that’s all we need hey. 

Simone Hollier

Naturopath | HBD Coach

I will empower you with the knowledge and tools to take control of your own health. Prevention is always better than cure. So many people wait until they have a chronic illness or autoimmune condition before making the lifestyle changes needed to keep their body healthy, strong and energised. I want to help you to thrive, not just survive! Don’t fall into the trap “Its in my genes” We have the power to override them by the choices we make.When we begin to see food as a source of fuel, we realise it doesn’t fill a hole, an emotional void we are trying to mask; it serves a purpose to nourish our body. Healthy food choices and creating a lifestyle that suits your needs are my main priority. In my consultations we always dig down for your underlying causes. Not just your symptoms, they are clues left by your body to uncover what is truly out of balance for you.

Sarah Downs

Massage Therapist | Reiki | Yoga Teacher

Sarah has been a Yoga Teacher and Remedial Massage Therapist for over 20 years.  She enjoys arming people with techniques to take back the driving wheel of their own health and wellness.  Sarah's journey began with a Transcendental Meditation course at the age of 10 which ignited a curiosity for mastery of the mind and the wisdom of the body.  Sarah trained in Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa Yoga as well as Remedial Massage and Reiki.  She enjoys tailoring her classes and massages to individual needs for optimum vitality and healing.

Holly Cootes

Yoga Teacher | Ayurvedic Practitioner | Reiki

I believe every one of us has the opportunity to experience great peace, wellbeing and success. For years I’ve had a strong desire to guide people to back to who they are through the practice and integration of Yoga and Ayurveda.Many of us are told who we should be and we spend years covering up our self essence because we didn’t even know it existed in the first place let alone feel safe enough to share it.My experience practicing and teaching yoga and Ayurveda has shown me that when we begin to get glimpses of our innate wisdom, we truly start to evolve and transform into our potential. From that seed of peace we can achieve greatness.Yoga has introduced me to me.... the power of knowing myself and the world around me.My favourite thing about this work is that I get to guide people to a place where they have the opportunity to feel into the spark of who they are. That spark shows us that there is more to who we are than we once believed.It’s magic to watch people feel fulfilled and happy.

Meg Linton

Yoga Teacher | Fitness Instructor | Mindset Coach

Meg is a rare gem. Her yoga classes are strong but kind. Her movement classes are playful and informative. Megs fitness style is technique based and smooth. She is a silent killer, you don't realise how hard you've worked until the next day. You can tell she is all about the people. She connects with everyone in the room and has an abundance of knowledge to share.

Celeste Franklin

Yoga Teacher

I just love what I do. It's a big part of who I truly am and allows me, now especially, after many years of growing and learning, to combine my spiritual beliefs with my creativity and passions enabling the physical embodiment of all of these practices.
It's amazing that I get to share my passions, creativity and soul purpose with so many beautiful souls, through teaching Yoga and Meditation, holding Woman's Circles, offering Aromatherapy, Healings and Readings from my very own Aroma Ritual cards.
What I do creates community and like minded friendships, brings Healing to myself and others around me. It brings Joy, Happiness and Wellbeing, providing sacred space and time for all to find their own essence, to relax and restore, to nourish and nurture all. Body Mind Spirit.
Namaste

Ros Neale

Fitness Instructor

I’m married with 3 daughters and participated in group fitness for about 15 years before I ‘bit the bulletin ’ and decided to do my Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness, an industry that I have now worked in for 18 years. Most of my work has been in group fitness as I love it!I have also done many years of personal training and worked as an exercise therapist at hydrotherapy classes. There are many reasons why I take group fitness classes, too many to mention, but mainly I still do it because I love it and I love the social aspect and getting to know all the participants. I hope I help them to enjoy group fitness as much as I do and to realise the benefits of exercise!

Ash Cottrill

Fitness Instructor | Yoga Teacher

Ash is larger than life, a super smiley human who lights up the room. She is truely passionate about everything she does and pairs that with extensive knowledge and training. As a Movement Coach and Yoga Teacher, Ash infuses this with her Personal Training background to bring you a whole range of fun and challenging workouts. Ash's passion is holistic well-being and helping people in every way she can to help people to be and feel their best. Come and enjoy the fun and sharing of knowledge Ash has to offer!

 

Ben MacGregor

Yoga Teacher

Bens teaching style is calm, playful and welcoming. His classes are strong, fluid, dynamic, integrated vinyasa flows that take you on a journey out of the head and deep into a state of flow and sensation. Bens classes go beyond the physical asana and offer nuances of personal development and expanded capacities. Participants walk out of his classes feeling more confident and self aware of their own potential and strengths. Offering an expansive skills set and broad background Ben draws from his experience of mixed disciplines, from Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, breath work and life coaching. As a male teacher Ben holds a safe container for you to journey inwards, feel and transform.

Bec Thelning

Yoga Teacher

Bec is a joyful and nurturing yoga teacher. For Bec, yoga is about developing a deeper connection with self, community, and our Earth. In her classes she draws on inspiration from her love of the ocean and the natural environment. Bec is a mother and very close with her family; you will see this shine through in her classes and her nurturing approach.

Bec has a deep love for the Redhead Wellness Sanctuary and its wonderful community. Interestingly, Bec returned from completing her first yoga teacher training in India only days before the Sanctuary first opened and has been teaching here ever since! She originally trained in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga with ‘Radhika Yoga’. Bec has continued to expand her knowledge by attending many workshops, retreats and trainings. This includes Yin yoga, with the primary focus being on Traditional Chinese Medicine. She brings to each class a creative infusion of breath and movement, with a passion for creating space for relaxation, reflection and inner warmth.