Instructors

Kristy

Kristy’s practise has spanned decades, hemispheres, and different roles as an actress, presenter, coach, and yoga teacher. 
 
Having first been introduced to yoga as a therapy to move through grief, the asana was a portal into Kristy’s exploration of mindfulness. Working with an array of esteemed international teachers, Kristy’s own practise, and teaching deepen as she consistently focuses on learning and growth.  Kristy’s passion for powerful Vinyasa with intelligent sequencing and peak poses is balanced by her soulful slow flows and harmonising Yin classes.  
 
An instinct for the playful and pondering of the philosophical, you can expect some light, at times laughter and always introspection, while increasing your breath awareness and mind-body connection.  
 
Kristy teaches Power Flow, Yin, Soul Flow and Rhythm Ride at Luxe Yoga and Fitness. 

Lailla

Lailla started her yoga journey 16 years ago back in her hometown in Brazil. Her passion for health and spirituality has taken her around the world where she has studied ancient traditions, natural healing modalities, and movement practices.  
 
Her classes are infused with joy and her workshops are a powerful and profound experience. “I believe that movement and breath is an opportunity to expand our awareness and get to know ourselves better. When we go to yoga or a breathwork workshop we are making a conscious choice to nourish our bodies and souls through practice.” Says Lailla.  
 
Lailla teaches Power Flow, Aerial Yoga, Yin and Flow Fit. She also runs breathwork workshops at Luxe Yoga and Fitness.

Tracey

Yoga has changed Tracey’s life over the past 16 years, and she loves sharing her experience and passion in an authentic and fun way through movement and breathing.  

Tracey believes that every time you step on the mat it is an opportunity to slow down and get out of your head and into your body. Her strong classes are an opportunity to dive deeper, to look at yourself, your habits and tendencies and how you hold yourself back. Tracey asks her students to step out of their comfort zone and show up for themselves as it is when we are challenged that we can truly rise to be a better version of ourselves. 

Tracey teaches Power Flow at Luxe Yoga and Fitness.  

Rheearn

As a dancer for 16 years, completing her RAD and ISTD examinations as well as dancing competitively, Rheearn has always had a passion for body movement and was always looking for a way to share this passion with others. She finally came across Pilates, and fell in love instantly. 

As a student of Pilates and Barre for about 2 years, and a member of Luxe, Rheearn jumped into her teacher training with Breathe Education and Barre Attack Bondi. She believes everyone should be able to move their body freely and effortlessly in their everyday life and loves that Pilates and Barre have given her the opportunity to help others do this and achieve their fitness goals.

Rheearn’s classes will leave you feeling sweaty and energised! You will always be challenged mentally and physically in the best possible way.

When not in the studio teaching, you will find Rheearn challenging herself with all styles of fitness, beach walks, traveling, or just hanging with her doggos.

Rheearn teaches Barre and Pilates at Luxe Yoga and Fitness.

Sammy

Sammy grew up living in a van and travelling to various music festivals around New Zealand. Always the wild child in the crowd, it was here she fell in love with music at a young age. With a spin teacher for a mum and a passion for exercise, it was only natural that she followed the same path where she could combine her passion for intense workouts and grooving to the music.

Sammy loves the energy and passion riders bring to class and loves nothing more than seeing each rider pushing themselves while having fun to the playlist. Whether you are after an escape from reality, a dance party, a hardcore workout or a place to lose yourself to the beat, you’ll always leave Sammy’s classes feeling worked, energized and with a smile on your face. 

Sammy spends her early mornings in the ride room energising riders and her days working on her freelance marketing business and as the Luxe Yoga & Fitness Sales and Marketing Manager.

Sammy teaches Rhythm Ride and Strength & Define at Luxe Yoga and Fitness.

Jamai

Jamai is our all-round fitness junkie. With a background in rugby league, mixed martial arts, surfing, yoga and personal training, Jamai is a talented teacher with a wealth of experience. His classes are upbeat, challenging and will leave you feeling strong and empowered.

Jamai teaches Strength & Define and Melt & Burn at Luxe Yoga and Fitness.

Jennica

Jennica has a degree in human biology, masters in cognitive neuropsychology and PhD Medicine. With over 25 years in the health and fitness industry, Jen uses her experience and knowledge to craft unique, thought-provoking classes that speak to your soul.  It is guaranteed that by the time you leave her class you leave your mat as a slightly different, changed, evolved human being. On top of teaching, her kinesiology business and being a mum to three gorgeous girls, she is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Jennica teaches Power Flow, Yin and Ride at Luxe Yoga and Fitness. Jennica is also offering every Luxe member a complimentary kinesiology session.

Andy

Andy is a passionate writer, surfer and 500hr qualified yogi. Her classes are strong, incorporating flexibility, strength and mobility without forgetting a serious dose of fun! She believes that no class should ever go without a funky playlist and loves to make you laugh till you sweat, and sweat till you laugh. Between classes, Andy runs her own all-girls surf/yoga retreats in tropical locations around the globe and loves to meld elements of surfing and yoga together to make for a unique, intelligently sequenced class. With a focus on marrying breath and flow together, you’ll find yourself dancing through a class that moves both mind and body.

Andy teaches Power Flow and Hip Hop Yoga at Luxe Yoga and Fitness. 

Bella

Bella’s yoga experience spans across ashtanga, hatha and vinyasa practices that she learnt in Rishikesh, India – the birthplace of yoga. This Central American, Tassie-raised, warm-natured yogi has a humble approach to life that radiates into her classes. With a passion for dancing, holistic healing, sound therapy and zenthai shiatsu massage, Bella uses a variety of techniques to make you feel special and vibrant after each class.

Bella teaches Power Flow, Yin and Soulful Sunday at Luxe Yoga & Fitness.

She also runs Sound Temple workshops and offers incredible ZenThai massages on site within our studio.

Joel

Joel started his career in the health and fitness industry in California, working at a gym reception and as a personal trainer. Following a career in basketball, Joel became one of the original “Spinning” instructors and has been teaching cycle for almost 30 years. His career has spanned the globe, owning and managing health clubs from Los Angeles to New York where he trained many high-profile celebrities and professional athletes for film and television roles or for upcoming basketball seasons. This opened many doors and led to Joel writing featured articles for Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, LA/NY Times, Cycling and Australian Institute of Sport. He was then exposed to television roles on HBO, VH1, A&E and Fit TV as a fitness correspondent and health expert.

In 2006, Joel moved with his family to Sydney and gave up his professional career to be a stay at home father, the biggest and most rewarding role throughout his entire career.

Joel teaches Ride at Luxe Yoga and Fitness

Kendra

Kendra has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years, with roles varying from Dietetics,  Personal Training, Group Exercise and over 15 years in Studio Management.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in both Nutrition and Exercise Science, and teaches STOTT Pilates, Power Yoga, Les Mills Body Pump, Boxing, Spin & Aqua, but her all time fave is a good HIIT sweat session! High intensity is where it’s at, followed by a relaxing yin, of course!  Kendra’s style is fast paced and dynamic, upbeat and fun. You’ll often get coerced into singing along, smiling through the sweat and laughing along with the lunges!! You might often say to yourself “We never know what to expect next…” in one of Kendra’s classes.  The priority is always a great workout, with a sprinkle of joy! 

Kendra teaches Melt & Burn, Strength and Define, Sculpt and Ride at Luxe Yoga and Fitness

Demi

Demi loves working with people, and thrives off making new connections and getting to know our members. Demi’s fitness journey started in 2017 when she lost 15kg, and fell in love with fitness and decided to pursue a career as a Personal Trainer.

When she’s not coaching others, Demi loves smashing out HIIT classes, going on hikes and adventuring out in nature. She’s also joined the masses with a new found love for the benefits of Barre!

Demi teaches Melt & Burn and Sculpt at Luxe Yoga and Fitness and manages reception on Saturdays.

Danni

Danni has had a love of movement from a young age enjoying many years and many styles of dance and moving onto netball, basketball, Jazzercise, aerobics and bootcamps in later years.

She began practicing yoga over 15 years ago, falling in love with aerial yoga and barre around 5 years ago. She completed her kid’s yoga teacher training in 2017 and attained her teacher certification for both aerial and barre in 2020 followed shortly by mat Pilates. .
 
Danni is a caring fun and empathetic teacher who enjoys providing her students with the confidence to fully develop their practice in a deeply supportive space.  Taking a keen interest in each of her students she works to ensure that her classes are challenging and accessible.

With a thirst for knowledge and what drives and motivates people, Danni is currently studying a degree in psychology and loves to incorporate a total mind body experience in her classes.

Danni teaches Aerial Yoga, Barre, Pilates and Tween Aerial at Luxe Yoga and Fitness.

Janika

Janika is an energetic, passionate and holistic vinyasa teacher. Combining her work as an Interior designer with her passion for yoga, She teaches creative flows that support students to express themselves through movement. Allowing students to be curious & playful while encouraging them to create space through the use of breath. 

Combining functional anatomy with modern alignment and her passion for creativity, Janika aims to create unique experiences within her yoga classes. Born & raised in Tasmania Janika has a down to earth & relaxed personality that is present among all of her classes. She fell in love with yoga over 15 years ago and since has seen the positive effects it has brought to her physical and mental wellbeing. She thrives to share the rewarding benefits of the yoga practice with her students.

Janika teaches Pilates, Power Flow, Soul Flow and Yin at Luxe Yoga and Fitness

Danielle

You’ll know already Danielle as a dedicated Luxe member who always has a big beautiful smile on her face. Dan found her way to Luxe several years ago while battling chronic illnesses (Type 1 Diabetes and severe Endometriosis). She joined after her specialist suggested spin classes and she fell in love after her very first class! 


Spinning has shown Dan that absolutely anything is possible, that the mind and body are far more capable than you realise. You are never too old, and it’s never too late to try something new. Ride classes are part of the holistic approach Danielle has in managing her health, and the endorphin high is real…


Danielle is the mother of three young adult daughters who love Luxe as much as she does! She is a certified Group Fitness and Spin Instructor, and her style of ride class is nurturing but
challenging with fun tunes and the promise of everyone leaving sweaty and smiling.

Dan teaches Rhythm Ride at Luxe Yoga and Fitness and is the beautiful smiling face at Luxe reception during the week.

Julie

As a Fitness Instructor, Nutrition and Dietetics and Wellness Coach, Julie endeavors to help people achieve the foundations for a happy and healthy work/life/family balance and explores exercise and diet to maintain health and mobility.

Julie’s passion is helping people understand the benefits of exercise, nutrition and wellness, encouraging them to incorporate exercise and quality food into their lives.

With over a decade of experience in Group Exercise and Personal Training, Julie loves nothing more than seeing people reach their full potential and living their best life.

Exercise should be fun, it isn’t always easy.. but it’s worth it. No-one ever said “I wish I hadn’t worked out today!”

Julie teaches Ride at Luxe Yoga & Fitness.

Lana

Lana is a trainer who puts fun back into fitness. Her classes are high energy, fast paced and guaranteed to have you dripping in sweat.

Lana has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years after trading her high heels in for sneakers.  She decided to change careers because she realised what made her truly happy – exercise, and inspiring others to discover their love for fitness.

Lana embraces the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training for busy people, as its time efficient and very results driven.  She will make sure you push yourself harder than you ever thought you could, but makes sure you have a giggle doing it.

Lana shows you how you don’t have to take yourself or life too seriously to get serious results.

Lana teaches Ride at Luxe Yoga & Fitness

Lucy

Combining her love of music and yoga, Lucy’s classes offer an opportunity for students to tune into their bodies, challenge themselves appropriately and leave class feeling a sense of stillness and balance. 

Expect a playlist to help deepen the connection and a little live music to finish off.

Lucy teaches Soul Flow at Luxe Yoga & Fitness

Kim

Kim is our latest addition to the LUXE Ride Team, after many years of riding in the front row, she stepped up onto the stage and now loves teaching her rhythm moves to the rest of us!

When she’s not at LUXE, Kim loves paddle boarding, snorkelling, free diving, lifting weights, learning to handstand, her Frenchie Rhino (that goes without saying!) and of course her husband and 2 grown up kiddos.

 Kim found that she needed to balance out the very yang side of her weights training so she joined LUXE for the great range of Yoga classes on offer.  She was then introduced to the world of Rhythm Riding in the LUXE Ride Room, and was instantly hooked – the music, the dark room, the whole party vibe meant she found herself 100% addicted.

In Kim’s own words: “I truly believe in moving your body in ways you love, what a privilege to be able to enjoy all these wonderful ways of staying fit and healthy!! 

Kim teaches Rhythm Ride and Sculpt at Luxe Yoga & Fitness

Vanessa

Vanessa was born and raised in Brazil, her first experience with yoga was back in 2007 and she deeply embraced yoga as a lifestyle.

As a movement lover and ex-dancer, Vanessa believes that our bodies are craving to move and so the energy is positively affected by it. She explores fluid and dynamic sequences. Prepare yourself to dive into the relationship of the physical body within the subtle body, where the movement becomes a meditative practice when syncing with the breath. She holds 400hrs of yoga teacher training and she is studying towards her 500hrs.

Vanessa believes that it is our birth right to come back to our natural state of being, as we open up the space to feel connected, happy, free, compassionate and authentic as we hold joy within our hearts – yoga gives us permission to step into our true selves as we rescue ourselves and thrive in life.

Vanessa teaches Power Flow, Yin and Soul Flow at Luxe Yoga and Fitness

Victoria (Vee)

Victoria comes from France and has found herself here on the pristine coastline of the Northern Beaches. She has made Manly her new home for 3 years now. While falling in love with Australia she immersed herself into her yoga practice to finally decide a couple of months ago to leave her corporate job to fully embrace her journey as a yoga teacher.

Vee teaches vinyasa and yin yoga classes that aim to reconnect you to your true self, to your breath, inviting you to feel safe within your own physical body. As an ocean lover, she always starts her morning running to the beach to meditate and bring a positive grounded energy into the rest of her day.

Vee teaches Power Flow, Soul Flow and Yin at Luxe Yoga & Fitness

Egi

Egi was born in Belgium to a French mother and an Italian father. He was always into sports and started spinning about ten years ago. He quickly loved it and became an instructor. He built up his coaching experience all around Europe and also here at Luxe in our very own Ride Room.

Finishing his double masters of International Business, Egi has returned from Paris to Sydney and so after two years away, we are really excited to welcome Egi back to the Ride team.

Don’t be fooled by his gentle demeanor, Egi loves a long and intense ride combining various music styles such as deep techno or classical music.

Egi teaches Ride at Luxe Yoga & Fitness