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Mollie Cox

Director + Founder + Lead Teacher

Mollie Cox is a Marine Conservation Campaigner, Yoga Practitioner and a Yoga Teacher with over 900 hours of Yoga + iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher Training behind her. She is also an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance, with Jala Yoga being registered as an Internationally recognised Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. 

She draws from the methods of Ashtanga, Iyengar and Hatha Yoga, as well as teaches iRest Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Pranayama. Mollie teaches a wide demographic of bodies and minds in a trauma informed approach. She believes that there is no one way of doing anything, and reflects this in her teachings through having a million different ways to access all forms of movement. Her background in gymnastics, yoga and various forms of movement (contemporary dance & karate) over 23 years has given her a thorough understanding of the Anatomy of the human body and the way it moves. It’s also pretty helpful her best friend is a very progressive + evidence based Physiotherapist (who features on the Teacher Training program)

She is based in Currumbin Valley in her Treehouse on the Gold Coast for most of the year. When she is not here, she is either in India facilitating Teacher Trainings, hosting Retreats, or practicing with her teachers Mark Robberds + Deepika Mehta in India or Bali. 

Mollie has been practicing Yoga since the age of 15, however intensified her learning in the Ashtanga method from the age of 21. It has played a huge role in rebuilding her through recovering from Complex PTS + debilitating Anxiety.  The lineage of her teachings includes Richard Miller, Sharath Jois, BKS Iyengar, Swami Veda and Swami Rama. 

Mollie teaches in an open, light hearted way, while honouring the source of Yoga, and in a way that is accessible to all levels of practitioner. Her aim is to hold space for each individual and meet them wherever they are at in their own practice. She specialises in Yoga for Mental Health and has extensive experience in the mind-body connection, and the purification process that Yoga starts, therefore has the ability to hold space for her students through the myriad of emotions Yoga exposes us to in a kind, gentle and loving way. 

Her passion lies in working one on one with both practitioners, teachers-to-be, and existing teachers to deepen their understanding of how Yoga Therapy and Meditation applies to them as an individual on a physiological and therapeutic level, and how to integrate into the way they live, rather than just an hour on their mat a couple of times a week. She empowers her students to cultivate a self practice and ultimately become their own teachers who see her as a mirror when needed. She also loves teaching Kids & Teenagers! 

Mollie feels so blessed to wake up and share the practice that brought her out of the darkest hours of her life, and very privileged to be able to empower those she comes in contact with to build their own practice and their own tool kit of shock absorbers for this wild ride we call life.

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The Jala Yoga Team

Mollie has sourced the best of the best Health Professionals & Experts in their field to jump in and support Jala Yoga.

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Oliver Crossley 

"Ollie"

Physiotherapist + Senior Yoga Teacher

Oliver is a Physiotherapist, a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and Zen Buddhism, and advocate of holistic wellbeing and all things movement.

After first discovering Yoga and Buddhism whilst living in North-west India in 2011, Oliver quickly fell in love with the practice that ended up changing the direction of his life. Switching from studying Economics at the University of Melbourne, to Physiotherapy at James Cook University in Townsville, he had an aim of one day blending the worlds of Yoga and evidence-based medicine.

Oliver has had the privilege of practicing and learning from some of the world’s best Ashtanga teachers, including Matthew Sweeney, Mark Robberds, David Keil, Dena Kingsberg, and completed his teacher training in 2015 with renowned teachers Monica Gauci and Gregor Maehle. Oliver has taught Yoga and Meditation in studio, clinical and rehab settings since 2015.

Oliver lives right here on the Gold Coast, operating his business Yogic Physio and continues to practice and study with his teacher Mark Togni.

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Rebecca McWilliam

"Bec"

Bachelor of Psychology
AHPRA Registered

Hi my name is Rebecca but you can call me Bec. I live in the beautiful Gold Coast currently, however graduated from James Cook University in Townsville, North Queensland. I graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology, and since then have worked with the Australian Defence Force, within the Criminal Justice System, worked with people with disabilities through the NDIS and now in Private Practice. I am a lover of Professional Development and have recently completed further study in Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Chronic Pain education, and Complex Trauma Therapy.

I like to take a holistic view of therapy and I won't just stop with you coming into my therapy room. For example, if you are someone who suffers from chronic pain I will make sure you are linked in with other specialists to ensure greater care (physiotherapist, naturopath, etc).

I am particularly interested in helping people who suffer from chronic pain, or those who need help in the areas of self-care, self-confidence/ self-esteem, social skills, career work, grief and loss, relationship issues, anxiety, stress, weight loss management, relationships, communication/ assertiveness, illness and/or injury, mindfulness training, and women’s health issues. I also have a large interest in burnout prevention in those people working in high needs fields.

Bec teaches Yoga Psychology, Mental Health First Aid and how to make your Yoga classes Trauma Informed on the Teacher Training.

 

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Jessica Hewett

"Jess"

Acupunturist + Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Jessica Hewett is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner. After graduating in 2011, Jess took her practice overseas to Central America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. She established her own clinic in England which she worked in for 2 years, treating a variety of conditions using Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbs and Massage. Currently Jess is working in her clinic, Nuwa Natural Health, in Currumbin that is 4 years old.


During her career, Jess has always had a passion and interest in womens’ health. Jess has developed her skills and understanding in these areas by taking on postgraduate education as well as attending numerous workshops to further expand her knowledge in the
area of women's health and fertility. Jess moved back to Australia in late 2015, opening Nuwa Natural Health where she is excited to be working in her own practice focusing on fertility acupuncture, IVF acupuncture, pregnancy acupuncture and women's health.


Jess is currently completing her Masters in Reproductive Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine while running her Currumbin Clinic.


Additionally Jess has had many years experience working is spas and health retreats integrating Chinese medicine, Qigong, Meditation and Ayuvedic medicine into treatments and health plans.

Jess teaches Chinese Medicine in the context of Yoga + Therapeutics on the Teacher Training.

 

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Rebecca Johnson

"Bec"

Kids Yoga Teacher + Youth Worker

Bec is a people lover & kindness enthusiast based in the Hinterland just north of Byron Bay on Australia’s east coast.

She completed her Bachelor of Social Science minoring in Youth Work at ACU in Melbourne in 2013.

It was while she was studying at university that her relationship with yoga began. Bec fell in love with how yoga made her feel physically and emotionally, both on and off the mat.

Bec has created her own pay-it-forward kindness movement, completed her 200 hour Vinyasa teacher training followed by Rainbow Yoga's Kids & Family teacher training. It was then that The Smile Kind was born.

Bec works with children as young as two, right through adolescence into adulthood, teaching the value of kindness and compassion, alongside yoga.

Bec is at her happiest when in nature, volunteering and spending time with her community. Bec thrives off children’s creativity and intrinsically positive attitudes. She has definitely learned that she is a glass half full kind of girl.

Bec and her biz The Smile Kind has collaborated with Jala Yoga to bring the first Jala Kids Yoga Online Program to life. 

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