Instructors

Kristy

Kristy’s practice 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 practice, 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.  

Sarafina

Sarafina is a Pilates, Barre and 200-hour registered yoga instructor. In addition to her certifications she holds a Graduate Degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition which grants her a unique insight of how the body functions during exercise.  Sarafina’s background in dance cultivated a passion for the body in motion at an early age, which led to her career as a fitness instructor. Her classes are fun and energetic while focusing on the importance of functional movement. 

Sarafina 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.

Jamay

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

Jamay teaches Strength & Define and Box Fit at Luxe Yoga and Fitness.

Emma

After discovering rhythm ride while living in the Philippines, Emma has been the key driver in perfecting the art of our unique choreographed version of a spin class over the last three years.  As a qualified personal trainer for 10 years and Nutri-Grain Ironwoman competitor, this powerhouse runs a fast paced, energetic class that will leave you breathless with a smile. Emma left her corporate job three years ago to focus on her fitness career at Luxe, a place she holds very close to her a heart. “Luxe is a very special place to me, everyone is like a family”. 

Emma loves nothing more than riding to the beat with a room full of people, “the adrenaline and connection you feel with everyone in that room is electric and so rewarding”. You’ll have a laugh, have a dance and work push yourself to your limit.

Emma teaches Rhythm Ride 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. 

Malinda

Malinda is a dedicated student of yoga with a passion for inspiring others to realise their true potential. After years of battling chronic illnesses such as epilepsy, depression, anxiety and ulcerative colitis, she stepped into a yoga studio and found a new way of life.

Malinda believes in the therapeutic power of yoga. In her classes you will learn to become kinder to yourself and practical tools to use in everyday life. Having a background in the performing arts, Malinda uses her experience with voice and movement to guide you into a space where your mind and body will feel safe, nourished and present.

Malinda teaches Slow Flow and Power Flow 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 Sundays at Luxe Yoga and Fitness. Bella also runs Sound Temple workshops at Luxe Yoga and Fitness.

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, Pilates and Ride at Luxe Yoga and Fitness

Greg

Greg has been involved in all levels of the fitness industry, primarily based on the Northern Beaches over the past 30 years. A love of sport and training saw Greg initially involved in fitness testing and programming through to teaching a wide variety of group exercise classes.

He currently teaches Pilates, Les Mills Pump, Bodystep and CX Worx as well as fitball, stretch and spin/cycle classes. 

Greg is a friendly and approachable instructor who aims to push your fitness goals to the next level …..without taking life too seriously!

Greg teaches Ride at Luxe Yoga and Fitness

Laura

Laura is a very familiar face in the Luxe studio, as she is a friendly welcome at reception on Fridays and Saturdays. Laura is currently in her second year of studying physiotherapy, and she is passionate about rehabilitation and assisting patients to reach an optimal level of function post injury or illness.

As a fitness instructor, Laura is dedicated to empowering others, and guiding them to feel stronger, both physically and mentally. When she isn’t at Luxe, you’ll find Laura at the beach and enjoying time with her family and friends.

Laura teaches Melt & Burn at Luxe Yoga and Fitness

Tamila

Tamila loves extreme sports and nature. She was the Brazilian Champion sandboarder (yes…. like snowboarding but sliding in sand dunes) and was 2005 World Champion. As an athlete she understood early the concept of strengthening her body in a gentle and effective way and she found that through Mat Pilates. 

She also loves the rehab side of Pilates as she needed it in order to recover from many injuries she acquired throughout her sports journey. In 2010 she fell in love with the Manly lifestyle, and decided to add a diploma in Sports Management at ICMS to her degree in Social Commmunication.

Tamila qualified as a Pilates Instructor through the Brazilian technique NeoPilates which combines Mat Pilates, Functional Training and Circus Activities. Later on she got a qualification in Aerial Yoga and Circuit Pilates (which involves bare and cardio). 

Tamila finds her balance through her practice and her time in the ocean (her happy place) she believes that a happy human is the one who understands the importance of feeding the soul, the body and the spirit and does it in the healthiest and truest way.

Tamila teaches Aerial Yoga 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 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.