Dena & Jack

Dena  has been studying and practicing traditional Ashtanga yoga for almost 40 years.

She is a devoted long term student of the late Sri K.Pattabhi Jois.


She remains committed, deeply inspired and continuously amazed by the vast healing potential of this life changing practice.


Dena has a disciplined, yet lyrical style of teaching. Her holistic approach looks beyond external form to inspire a passion for self-inquiry and reflection.


Jack has been practicing and teaching in the tradition for the past 30 years.

His approach is uncomplicated and accessible to all.
He supports Dena both in and out of the classroom.
Their love for each other, family and community shines through the teachings creating a nurturing environment where ever on the globe they may be.

Life is full and sweet.





































Jack was introduced to yoga by his older sister when he was in his early twenties. He took classes and workshops at various Satyananda Ashrams around Australia before returning to the north coast in 1991 where he began the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and met his future wife.


He first went to Mysore in 1995 and recalls spending three months in daily fear of Baddha Konasana. That first trip coincided with the celebration of  Guruji's 80th birthday. He has since returned a dozen times.


Jack teaches classes in Byron Bay, Australia and supports his wife Dena both inside and outside of the yoga room.

Together they have built their handcrafted home and co-parent their children Zoli and Izac.


Many years of carpentry and farm work contributed to a stiff body. Jack believes that his personal experience of working through his structural restrictions have given him the understanding and ability to be patient and helpful when working with others.


Yoga also allows Jack to indulge in his penchant for wearing loud yoga shorts, many of them carrying the label, "made with love by grandma "