Briohny Heggarty

Founder

Briohny, the owner of Inspired Wild & Free, facilitates adults & kids yoga, plus mentors others around mindset, business, the path of self inquiry and personal transformation.

With a background in the corporate world and SME business marketing consulting, Briohny has more than 15 years’ experience in the wellbeing industry, having studied and practiced many styles of yoga, various meditation techniques including vipassana, plus positive psychology, neuroscience, leadership, shamanism, energetic healing, tantra and the phenomenon of energy, human potential and mind-body connection. Yet, even with her diversity of learning and studies, she holds a belief that life is really our greatest teacher.

After working through and overcoming many challenges and internal struggles in her own life, her mission is to inspire and guide others to become equipped with the internal resources to take responsibility and control of their inner world and to find their own truth, inner power and freedom within.

In realising her dream of opening a yoga & holistic studio, Briohny creates a space where individuals can align with their internal teacher within and connect with likeminded others in a supportive environment.  She brings a down-to-earth and warm approach that empowers those around her and inspires them to reach for their potential.

“I am so grateful that I have been given the gift and opportunity to create this studio, to empower and align hearts and minds and while bringing like minded friends together again.”
~ Briohny Heggarty

Annie has been practising yoga since 1970, when she would drive across Melbourne to attend a class with men, women, children and even a dog. It was back in the age of leotards and tights and the yoga mats were made from car tyres. The teacher spoke of foreign ideas and contorted their bodies into weird and wonderful positions. Little would Annie know that this was the beginning of a strong and fruitful love affair with the craft of yoga.

Over the years, Annie has relied on yoga to help and guide her through some difficult times in her life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In 2004, Annie decided to take her love of yoga to a new level and train to become a teacher. She took an 8 month ‘yogalates’ course in Byron Bay and credits it as both the most challenging and most rewarding thing she has done to date. Since 2004, Annie has trained in a range of yoga disciplines including Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga after Breast Cancer, Somatic Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and Yoga Therapy.

Annie Costa

Yoga Teacher

Domna

Yoga Teacher

For the past 8 years, yoga has been an instrumental part of Domna’s life. It has helped her transform spiritually, physically and mentally. Domna says that “Yoga has given me the insight that we are so much more powerful than we realise and we have the ability to transform any part of our life, should we so choose. For me, Yoga is about becoming aware of myself, my thoughts and my actions and how this directly affects my experience of life.”

Domna teaches flow, also known as Hatha Vinyasa, with an element of Raja Yoga underpinning all her classes. Hatha is a system of physical exercises called Asanas and Vinyasa is the process of flowing through these Asanas using the breath to match the movement. Raja Yoga is the process of reaching an ultimate state of being through meditation. To practice Yoga is to practice meditation and if you combine all 3 elements, a most enjoyable state of being can be reached.

Dimi discovered yoga just five years ago, and her passion for the craft has grown enthusiastically. After training in Remedial Yoga (Qi) as a result of some health challenges, she went on to become a certified instructor. She sees the practise of yoga as a truly reparative and restorative craft. She tries to give her students the tools to safely embrace yoga and nurture and heal themselves.

For Dimi, Yoga is therapy. She has seen firsthand just how transformative yoga can be when practised mindfully. She loves to help people develop deeper awareness of mind, body and heart, which translates off the mat to manage stress and explore the deeper things in life.

Dimi is a passionate participant in the yoga community and enjoys helping others better themselves through yoga.

“I am grateful that I found a nurturing place to practice and change.
This has made me a calmer and a more present mother to my two amazing well rounded children and My fur baby, also a strong willed wife to a supportive husband.”

Dimitra Voros

Yoga Teacher

Monique Beaver

Yoga Teacher

Trained as a Psychologist, Monique always felt there was something missing in therapy when sitting talking to people, particularly due to her background in dance and passion for movement. She was also very aware of the importance movement and yoga had been in her own healing journey and preventing burnout in the work she does. Hence, her training led her to more body-oriented approaches including Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and training under Dr Scott Lyons and Tara Judelle within their Yoga school of Embodied Flow™.

Monique’s style of facilitation encourages the person to be their own greatest teacher by encouraging greater mind-body integration through the use of curiosity and mindfulness practices. This form of yoga promotes strength and ease, connectivity and expansion of both your physical and mental health as well as resources for stress management and resilience. No yoga experience is necessary – all Monique asks is that you come with a child-like sense of curiosity.

When Monique isn’t facilitating yoga and seeing individuals within her practice, she enjoys reading, spending time in nature, having loved one’s inspiring energy around her, learning something new and taking part in different yoga classes, workshop or dance events.

“It is always such a humbling and heart-opening experience when I can CO-CREATE with a fellow human being to find what works for them. To help one find their own internal resources, to heal from within and COME HOME to their body. To me, this is YOGA.”

Wendy initially tried yoga in her 20s when she took a few classes, but she just couldn’t quite relax. Nevertheless, she persisted, and as she attended more classes, she began to feel an increased sense of peace. She discovered that various yoga disciplines actually helped her create a stronger balance throughout her busy life.

As she juggled work, study, kids and life, Wendy continued to work on herself and began to discover that a focus on slow paced yoga sequences, yoga Nidra meditation and Savasana made the biggest impact in her life. They allowed her to form a deeper connection to her own inner voice.

After experiencing the transformative effects of yoga, she made the decision to train to become a yoga teacher in 2016. Wendy now balances her corporate career with her personal practice and teaching and loves to share her insights with students.

She is a qualified Advanced Yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner and Circle Facilitator. Wendy believes learning is for life and as such is currently studying holistic meditation so she can hone her craft.

Wendy’s teaching style is warm and grounded with a focus on meditation and restoration to help her students de-stress both mentally and physically.

Wendy Henriksen

Yoga Teacher

Lisa Sussmilch

Kids Yoga Teacher

Lisa was first introduced to yoga more than 20 years ago by a friend and has never looked back. She instantly felt a deeper connection to her inner self and saw the health benefits immediately. Since those early classes, Lisa has attended classes, workshops and retreats in Byron Bay, Sydney, Bali and the Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong, where she was on the committee for the inaugural Buddha’s birthday exhibition held at the temple in Darling Harbour.

Yoga has been a massive part of Lisa’s life and helped her maintain balance in both her professional and personal life. She worked in accounting and bookkeeping in the corporate sector for over two decades and still works with her husband and other small businesses at home.

For many years Lisa struggled with fertility issues and went through the emotional and physical strain of the IVF journey. After many attempts, she was blessed with two beautiful boys. Throughout her struggles and her joy, she has embraced yoga and its teachings and find it a great comfort.

Lisa loves helping people and has always wanted to work with and teach children. She believes that yoga, movement, mindfulness, laughter and meditation are what children and adults need more than ever these days with all the anxiety and pressure at school and home due to our busy lifestyles – and I her words: “We just all need to breathe”.

Individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean

- Ryunosuke Satoro