Amelia Disspain Director and senior yoga teacher at Yoga Bellingen, Co founder of Balanced Practice Yoga Teacher Training and Retreats Yoga Australia Senior Member, Yoga Alliance International Expert registered teacher 1500+, Amelia brings with her a genuine love of yoga in all forms and a desire to share this passion with others. She believes a regular Yoga practice not only improves your physical wellbeing, it enables you to harness emotional vitality, intellectual wisdom, mental clarity and spiritual bliss. Amelia teaches the ancient art of Yoga in a safe, fun and intelligent way, based on a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology, modern medical science and traditional Hatha Yoga. Amelia was first introduced to yoga while studying Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney in 1999. Inspired by the joy and serenity it brought her, Amelia began a regular practice before going on to complete her teacher training with Katie Manitsis (now Katie Rose) at Samadhi Bliss Yoga, Sydney in 2002. Amelia taught Yoga full time at Samadhi Bliss until she was selected to undertake a one-on-one apprenticeship in 2006 with Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy Sydney, one of the few schools left in Australia still instructing teachers in this traditional way. Both Bianca and Simon are members of the Australian Physiotherapists Association, and as such, Amelia's teaching integrates modern medical knowledge with the traditional forms and practices of Yoga. Amelia taught as a senior level teacher at Yoga Synergy Sydney, instructing group classes from brand new beginners to advanced practitioners as well as private lessons, working with students with injuries and also training yoga instructors, until 2013 when she relocated to Bellingen. There she opened her own studio, Yoga Bellingen. Amelia’s classes are informed by her many years of yoga practice, teaching and study. Her classes are inclusive and always incorporate the deeper teachings of Yoga. Amelia has continued to study Yoga philosophy, particularly concentrating on how we can integrate the tools of meditation and inner focus to recognize the patterns of our individual mind, and in so doing experience the joy hidden in everyday life. Amelia is currently enrolled in the Traditional Yoga Studies 800hr History and Philosophy of Yoga course written by Georg Fuersteinn and the Art of Teaching with Donna FarhiIn 2015. Amelia co-founded Balanced Practice Yoga and co-teaches Yoga Teacher Training Courses and international retreats with her sister in Yoga, Liz Bennett a physiotherapist and yoga therapist and director of Balanced Practice Yoga in Warriewood.