We are here to help you on your yoga journey, where you can experience the endless benefits that yoga offers the body and the mind.
At Kindred Warrior the focus is not on how you look, it’s about how you feel. We want you to come because you enjoy it, because you want to be pain-free, strong, confident and capable.
Our classes include Yin, Calm Flow, Vitalising Flow, Meditation and more. We provide everything you need so you can travel light – free herbal tea, props and mats – just bring yourself.
Our team of experienced, caring, and dedicated instructors encourage you to take an individual approach to your yoga practice.
Zoe – Founder of Kindred Warrior
Kindred Warrior was born from a desire to bring wellness and a sense of belonging to the community. Responding to a gap in the market, Zoe launched Kindred Warrior in September 2019.
Her vision is to create a space for kindred souls to come together and experience the benefits of yoga.
Zoe is devoted to assisting students to explore and develop their practice. She brings a calming presence to her teaching, presenting ways to expand beyond our perceived limitations. She is well versed at helping students who are initially grappling with a pose by offering them a variety of options, whether it be alignment focussed cues, props or a modification. Zoe encourages students to remain non-judgemental to their experience, accepting it for what it is.
With a trend towards a slower pace of yoga practice, Zoe offers Yin classes where poses are held for 3-5 minutes with minimal talking, allowing students to turn inwards to their own experience, breath and thoughts. Zoe also teaches Flow classes that range from gentle to strong, suitable for all levels including beginners and older grown ups.
Zoe has an immense appreciation for the breath, and for building our capacity to put a pause before our reactions. She incorporates pranayama into her classes, aiding students to bring mind and body together through the focus on breath.
Zoe has practiced Yoga on and off over the past 20 years, however it was in 2014 that she enrolled in a 4 week beginners course to take her back to the foundations of yoga.
From there her practice grew from strength to strength, eventually leading her to complete her 200hr Teacher Training Byron Yoga Centre in 2017, completing an additional 300 hrs Level 2 in 2018. She has also completed 50hr Yin training with Byron Yoga Centre and Restorative Yoga Training, and in 2019 embarked on Parayoga Master Trainings with Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Zoe is registered with Yoga Australia.
Estelle teaches from a place of love and compassion. She sees the practice of yoga as a therapy for the mind and soul and considers herself very fortunate to share her yoga experiences with others.
She enjoys supporting students along their respective journeys and believes a yoga practice helps us understand the connection\ disconnection between mind and body.
Her Vinyasa style classes encourage students to dive into the self-transformation that yoga provides. With unique and fluid sequencing she encourages you to switch off your auto-pilot and practice in a more mindful and present way.
Estelle first discovered the power of yoga whilst studying at Uni in 2002. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, she got to know many yoga styles and was always eager to learn more about the practice. In 2016, Estelle moved to Melbourne attending as many classes and workshops as she could find. It was in an anatomy based workshop where Estelle experienced a sense of home and community that inspired her to follow the path of teaching yoga.
Emma’s teaching style is down-to-earth and personal. Her classes focus on breath, movement and connecting with the body while calming the mind.
She believes that yoga is an incredible tool for bringing us into our bodies and out of our heads, which is the key to reducing stress and she is passionate about teaching this tool to her students.
Emma's Yin classes are intentional and restorative, allowing students to reset and find new perspectives. It is a chance to take a bit of time out from our busy lives to find some stillness and peace through mindful, breath-focused movement while increasing flexibility.
Emma has been practicing yoga for around 20 years and has been teaching for the last 4. She loves yoga for the way it makes her feel, not just physically but, even more importantly, mentally. Emma has trained with Byron Yoga, The Yoga Social and Zenergy Yoga. She is a Registered Level 1 teacher with Yoga Australia.
Tania Ishwari Lavcanski’s Dharma is to share healing practices. She is a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Pranic Energy Healer, Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage Therapist, Writer and Intuitive Artist. She holds a BA in Education, and has taught within the Victorian education system for 8 years. Her specialty being well-being. She is currently undertaking further studies in her Post Grad in Counselling. She believes that nature and the natural process of life is all healing.
Passionate about living an Ayurvedic lifestyle, integrated into Western society; Tania loves teaching this to others. She believes the benefits are endless, both on a physical and emotional level, because she herself has experienced the wonderful changes these practices can make to your life. Tania has been dedicated to these practices for almost a decade, dedicating much of her time studying these ancient philosophies and their connection to contemporary understanding of the brain and body. She has studied under many teachers and Gurus in Australia, Holland and India. As she continues to delve deeper into this awakening practice, her desire to share all the beautiful benefits progressively grows.