My name is Fyona, I am the founder of Yoga Brave.
My Dharma is to share Yoga with my Maitland community and beyond. To teach you to breathe again, to feel safe in your body, calm in your mind and inspired in your spirit.
I having been stepping on and off the mat for some 20 years. Deciding in 2012 to take myself on a Yoga retreat to Bali was the best decision I ever made. From then I fell in love with Yoga on a whole new level. Four years later my teaching journey began...
I regularly undertake new studies in Yoga, Meditation and Energy Healing.
"We are all just walking each other home."
- Ram Dass
Thank you again for a wonderful, safe, loving space to continue to explore the yoga world and all that it has to offer. Your kindness and beautiful soft manner is a delight to be around and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the varied experiences that you are providing. I am enjoying witnessing my body become stronger and so much more flexible and my heart is becoming braver every day.
Wow, Wow and Wow. What a great day. The room was full of love and care. I forgot how important it is to connect with like minded souls. So thank you for bringing your dream to fruition. I don't think anything could have been done better and I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us next.
Thankyou for a great Workshop Fy. I came away reassured I am doing lots of the right things, more resourced to do more good things, and more able to support friends going thru this part of their lives. Also to be honest a bit disappointed with many health professionals still not joining the dots for their patients to come up with some alternate possibilities as the cause for their symptoms. Content was great!
Starting yoga about six months or so ago, I was a little sceptical with how these poses and stretches would work...rookie obviously. Now I understand! Yoga is the most amazing thing you can do for you body, mind and soul. Fyona has developed a fantastic, gentle approach that does amazing things to your body. I will never stop going to Yoga now, its part of my life! Thanks Fyona.
Hi I have been doing yoga now with Fyona at Yoga Brave for around 6years, Fy is one of the Best Yoga teachers I have had lots of health issues and Fy has helped me and you could be in a room with 3 or 10 or more people and she will help you, if you have any special movements She is amazing.. I recommend her 100% Fy also does The Best Retreats and I have been to many of them.
I recently attended a 2 night yoga and meditation retreat with Fyona. It was an amazing experience. I left feeling refreshed, relaxed and completely recharged. Meet some amazing people, ate gorgeous food and can’t wait to attend another. I high recommend Fyona.
Yoga Brave is one of the highlights of my week! Fyona is such a great teacher, so kind and patient. There's never any pressure to look a certain way or have a certain level of fitness and if something doesn't feel quite right, Fyona is always there to help you work it out. Highly recommend these classes and the team at Yoga Brave!
I love Fyona's yoga sessions and meditation. She is knowledgeable, with a great sense of fun. Fyona personalises sessions to address our individual needs. I will be continuing on with Fyona, hopefully for the longer term. Yoga keeps me focused when I write and helps me to be mentally and physically strong, so crucial as we age.
My daughter and I have recently started yogo classes with Fyona and we are loving them. Fyona is an excellent teacher and given we are new to yoga has been terrific undertaking the beginners course that has introduced us to the many different approaches. Would highly recommend.
My experience at Yoga Brave has been incredibly positive. My weekly class is literally what gets me through each week, with my profession seeing me stuck behind a desk all day long. Fyona has an uncanny ability to know exactly what my body needs. I walk away each week feeling calm, relaxed and altogether lighter. Fyona truly has an amazing gift as a Yoga instructor and I highly recommend her services.
Yoga Brave with Fy is the whole mind, body, and spiritual experience, which is exactly what I was looking for. I like how it's not just beautiful Yoga classes but special classes as well, such as Meditation and drumming just to name a few. The classes feel inclusive, harmonious and intimate no matter how many are in the room.
Thank you thank you Fy for such a wonderful 5 days. You are so, so talented with your yoga practices, every practice is different which I love and being able to practice on the beach was great! I had the best time, and we were very lucky with weather and to get the retreat in. I had a lovely day with you and Lozi kayaking in the ocean. All your hard work with planning and organising paid off, the house and location worked really well along with the delicious meals and great company. I feel fulfilled before returning to be in lockdown. Thank once again. Take care, keep safe and healthy. Namaste.
I felt like I was there with you all, thank you!
Thank you for Saturday’s class; it was really special to be back in the studio. You handle it all so creatively and gracefully, we’re lucky to have you teaching and guiding us in our Yoga practise.
Big shoutout to the amazing Fy at Yoga Brave.She brought all of her nourishing goodness we receive from her studio classes into my lounge room online. My body and mind is grateful!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for a fabulous retreat! The house was fantastic, the food was lovely, the yoga was just so restorative and the sound and site of the ocean was just what I needed! Can’t wait to do it again xxxx
Had a wonderful day with Fyona and a lovely group of girls on Sunday. Beginning with a beautiful yoga class listening to the waves roll in at Shoal bay, followed by a SUP adventure, and then a treatment at the Sirene Spa in Shoal bay. Fyona looked after us from start to finish, she is so welcoming and a delight to be around. Would highly recommend any time with Fyona, Can’t wait to catch up with her again .
Very welcoming and caring environment where you are encouraged breath and trust.
Lovely setting with a fantastic teacher. Fyona is a beautiful person who makes each class special. No two sessions are the same. My flexibilty and strength are improving weekly and my breathing awareness is developing. I look forward to my class every week as a time out. I am so grateful I found this space and Fyona.
I loved how personal it all was, it was tailored to everyone, we all got to experience things within our own boundaries and create safe spaces for ourselves within a beautiful surrounding. There was never any judgement passed, it just felt safe. The experience for me shifted something that needed shifting for many many many years, it opened me to potential within myself and it felt like a moment of rebirth for me, a space I was able to forgive and forget some of the trauma that held me back from being myself.
I loved the ocean views and sounds from my bedroom. Arriving to a little note (which I still have) from Fyona and bracelet. The food became a highlight to see what the next healthy and colourful meal would be. It really inspired me when I got back to keep cooking with a healthier knowledge. The Vanuatu people are so beautiful, with shining souls and big smiles which make you feel instantly comfortable and safe... The Crystal clear water was the best to swim in and stare at during every yoga practice... The snorkelling was the best I’d ever experienced, especially on our sailing trip to swim with turtles. The true friendships and bonding between the woman really helped me heal parts of myself... For me it was so nice to have big belly laughs with woman without any alcohol... The connections made were so strong because we were disconnected from our phones... I think I had a massage everyday! Thank you so much to Fyona - giving her time, energy and soul to us for the week. Every minute of the day she was there for us and did a special session with my Mum and I to overcome some boundaries we had built up due to the realities and stresses of every day family life... For that I’m overwhelmingly grateful. Best week of my life - already booked the next one! Xxx
Well I will be going again. I went on the Vanuatu Yoga Retreat in July 2019 with Fyona she was so inspiring she made us so welcome the place were it was held was amazing, I have been to a lot of retreats, but this one was definitely the best Yoga retreat ever!
I always leave Yoga Brave classes feeling renewed and refreshed. The beautiful environment, Fyona's calmness and support and the small class size all combine for an amazing restorative yoga class. It's a judgement-free zone where everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and level.
Fyona is the most beautiful soul yoga teacher. I swear every Saturday morning she knows exactly what I need, and her practice always speaks to me. I love enjoying this yoga time just for me, with a beautiful bunch of ladies.
Practicing yoga with Fy is like melting softly into a big warm hug. She knows what your body and soul needs, without you even saying anything. She has a warmth and wisdom, but just the right amount of cheeky to make you feel connected, challenged and loved. Love ya Fy. Ps if you want to gift yourself with love and nurturing, do yourself a favour and do a retreat with Fyona. No words can express the uplifting, shifting, and nurturing she provides from beginning to end and all the small details in between.
I had the privilege of having Fyona as a teacher at Sanctuary yoga, now I attend Yoga Brave weekly. Not all people can just train and be authentic yogi masters, however Fyona was made for this special job. Her calming voice, kind heart and love for yoga shines in every class.
Fyona creates a safe, encouraging and joyful environment where students of all ages are made to feel welcome. My daughter has loved her first experience of yoga under Fyona's guidance and cannot wait to start again in the new year.
Fyona provided a wholistic space that enabled me to check in with myself and respond to arising feelings. The weekly ritual of Yoga with Fy provided fun, exercise and centring that was essential to a balanced and healthy HSC year.
I have to say Fyona has such a way with her class, always making us feel cared for and connected. She is a true intuit at work. She weaves in just enough extra concepts to broaden our focus for a richer experience without overstimulation of the senses. She is always mindful to point out correct posture, but allows personal exploration to drive our needs. The first thing I notice after a short break away, is its effect on my digestive system. Fabulous!