Caroline Coggins started yoga after training and practising as an Osteopath back in 1980. She travelled to India yearly to study directly with BKS Iyengar and his family for over 3 decades.
She is a Certified Senior Intermediate Iyengar Yoga teacher and currently sits on the Iyengar Yoga Australia certification assessment committee.
With a primary focus on yoga study and mentorship, Caroline teaches classes at The Yoga Centre from General level to Advanced for Yoga teachers, teacher trainees and dedicated practitioners with the intention to mentor students in the study and practice of yoga asana, pranayama and meditation.
Caroline’s passions lay in the study of the human spirit. She has studied theology extensively and these studies take her abroad each year. Over the years she has contributed her writings to the yoga community, given lectures on yoga and is an avid lover of reading poetry as a way to describe all kinds of examples of the human condition.
Other practices include Vipassana meditation, which has lead her to practice a daily sitting meditation which is often included in her classes, workshops and retreats. Caroline is also a practising psychotherapist, with over 20 years industry experience.
Caroline teaches classes, intensives, workshops & retreats in Australia & overseas throughout the year and runs a yearly yoga teacher & mentoring program. If you are interested in any or all of these events please either see the main menu or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Suzi Chin Silicz
Suzi started yoga classes with Caroline Coggins in 1984, when Iyengar yoga was new to Australia.
She is a Ji 1 certified Iyengar teacher, student and teacher at The Yoga Centre for over 35 years.
Suzi also teaches at Victor Chang Cardiac Institute. She has studied with the Iyengar’s in Pune & Australia, and attended the therapy series with Stephanie Quirk.
Off the mat, Suzi is a freelance Graphic Designer and helps run The Yoga Centre’s Admin.
Peta started yoga in 1980 and practiced it steadily for many years. Work and family responsibilities led to a 15 year break from the mid 1990s, but when Peta came back to the mat in 2010 she felt she had ‘come home’. She obtained her Iyengar teacher certification in 2014 and has been teaching at the Yoga Centre ever since.
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.
Dimity Jane Wehr is a student of Caroline Coggins’ Teacher Training Mentorship and has come to discover Iyengar yoga as a way to develop a yoga practice that supports well-being. She has studied meditation, mindfulness and happiness with an interest in holistic health.
Off the mat Dimity is a university course learning designer with a discipline background in visual and performing arts.
Casey first started yoga in her early teens and has been practicing ever since. Initially she was hooked by the physical aspects of the practice but soon came to understand the effects of the physical on the mental. She has since completed a Bachelor of Psychology, which complements her understanding of yoga. But more importantly, she believes that yoga complements her understanding of Psychology. She is particularly interested in the physical manifestations of mental states and how we can change the mind through changing the body. She commenced her teacher training with Caroline in January 2017.
Caroline has been practicing Yoga for many years and was drawn to the Iyengar tradition by the integrity and depth of the practice. She is now a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher having trained with Caroline Coggins for 5 years.
Her passion for Yoga has profoundly influenced her work as a remedial massage therapist by deepening her understanding of the connectivity between the body, breath and wellbeing.
She is strong and confident and has a direct and dynamic style of teaching with clear and focused instructions. Her classes, which can be adapted to any level or needs, are uplifting and nurturing.
Caroline has recently run yoga classes for refugees in Lesvos, Greece. She returns with a greater understanding of how to work with people who’s lives have been shattered by war and displacement.
Yoga plays an essential role in Caroline’s daily life as she continues with her studies. She hope to continue her work with refugees .
Belinda began practicing Iyengar yoga 20 years ago. While living in Hong Kong her practice deepened significantly and she began teacher training there, complemented by study with visiting senior teachers and travel to Pune.
Caroline Coggins has been Belinda’s guide and mentor since 2016 and she has been teaching at The Yoga Centre since then. Belinda’s yoga practice is the foundation of her work as a visual artist, she values The Yoga Centre’s affinity with the arts that draws a community of like minded people.
Gilly relishes the opportunity yoga provides to work deeply on body, mind and spirit. As a teacher she takes great pleasure in sharing the joy and depth of yoga with her students and seeing them progress. Gilly is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher undertaking ongoing training and professional development with Caroline Coggins. Gilly has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching yoga for more than 12 years.
After working in corporate high stress jobs for many years, I felt like I had lost my way. I was unhealthy; mentally and physically. I remember my first yoga class was a challenging step. Being on the mat alone and having to face myself was a confronting moment, as I had nothing to hide behind.
My yoga teacher Claire Havey guided me over many years to work deeper into the yoga. For over 10 years I have kept going back to classes and developed a yoga practice. Gradually I started to taste the benefits of yoga..the calm, the peace, the growing self awareness and acceptance that builds. I think yoga is about integration – creating something whole; combining the mind, body and spirit. I joined Caroline Coggins teacher training program in 2015 and gained the Introductory Level 2 certification in 2018 which allowed me to delve deeper into the yoga and its benefits. To teach and learn with students is a joy.