Our Teachers

Meet our certified teachers

Caroline CogginsCoggins

Caroline Coggins is the principal Iyengar yoga teacher and Director of the Yoga Centre.

Caroline has been teaching yoga for over 30 years and brings to her teaching a particular awareness and sensitivity, informed by her early training as an osteopath and naturopath and later training in psychotherapy. Her focus is to find a connection between the mind and yoga practice. The aim of her teaching is to encourage each yogi to find a way into the asanas, emotionally, physically and spiritually, in order to develop the spirit itself.

Caroline is a Senior Iyengar Teacher and is qualified to train teachers in the Iyengar method of yoga.

Caroline has been a student of the Iyengar family since the early 1980s. Most years she travels to India to study directly with the Iyengar family.



Suzi Chin Silicz

Suzi is an experienced Junior Intermediate Level 1 certified Iyengar teacher and has been practising yoga for over 35 years, training under the mentorship of Caroline Coggins.

She has been teaching at the Yoga Centre for over 20 years and at The Garvan Institute & Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute for many years. Suzi has studied with the Iyengar family in India and Australia.

Off the mat, Suzi is a freelance graphic designer & the administrator and advertising co-ordinator for The Yoga Centre.



Peta Keaney

Peta is a long time yoga practitioner and certified Iyengar yoga teacher. She started practicing yoga in 1982 and committed to Iyengar yoga in 1987. Peta completed her teacher training with Caroline Coggins and Alan Goode.

In early 2014 Peta travelled to Pune and studied at the Iyengar institute.




Angela Bateman

Angela has been practicing Iyengar yoga for 10 years at Half Moon Yoga under the guidance of Claire Havey and completed the teacher training program with Caroline Coggins.

Angela is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a registered Occupational Therapist with a background in health, safety, ergonomics and injury rehabilitation. Angela is also completing a Master of Art majoring in Painting.



Caroline Sherwood

Caroline is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and an experienced massage therapist. She returns from a year in Europe to the Yoga Centre in 2020 to resume teaching.

Caroline has recently run yoga classes for refugees in Greece. She returns with a greater understanding of how to work with people who’s lives have been deeply compromised by war. 



Helen Willoughby

Helen recently relocated to Northern NSW but continues to be affiliated with The Yoga Centre.

Helen joined Caroline Coggins’ teaching program early in 2014 after more than 10 years as a dedicated Iyengar yoga practitioner in Sydney and Canberra. Helen holds a Introductory Level 2 certification. Helen continues to inform her practice and teaching with yearly visits to the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India and continued studies with Caroline.



Meet our teachers in training 



Belinda Piggott

Belinda was first introduced to yoga in the 1990’s and has been a regular practitioner of Iyengar for the last 8 years.

She started pre-teacher training in Hong Kong and has been studying with Caroline Coggins since January 2016.

Her formal training has been complemented with intensives with members of the Iyengar family in India, China and Malaysia.



Suzanne Waplington

Suzanne was introduced to Iyengar Yoga over 10 years ago and has been a committed practitioner ever since. She joined Caroline Coggins Teacher Training Program in 2017 looking to further deepen her yoga practice.

Off the mat, Suzanne has a legal background and works in Technology.



Casey Willoughby

Casey has been practicing Iyengar yoga for over 10 years and started her teacher training with Caroline in January 2017.

Outside of yoga Casey studies Psychology at the University of New South Wales.