South Coast Soul is an intimate boutique Yoga studio located in Vincentia, NSW.⠀
Founded on a passion for community, the yoga tradition, as well as living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. We encourage our students to experience yoga as a complete system, both on and off, of the mat.⠀
Our studio is a tranquil, friendly and safe environment where you can slow down and reconnect to yourself, your values and your intentions. ⠀
Filled with indoor plants, candles, herbal tea, essential oils, ambient music and a seriously amazing tribe of humans... You will fit right in!
With 7 class styles and 4 teachers, South Coast Soul Yoga is for every-body.
Your home away from home.
Studio Owner - South Coast Soul Yoga
Natalie starting teaching Hatha Vinyasa in 2015 after completing her 200hr YTT. Since starting Pure Yoga which evolved into South Coast Soul, Natalie has continued her education with Level 1 ;Vinyasa Krama, Level 1; Tantra Shakti and will be completing a Level 2 Master training; Kosha, Kriya, Yoga in August 2019 with her beloved teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker.
Natalie’s mission as a teacher:
Yoga is a vehicle of transformation. It is time tested science for living consciously and purposefully. We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. The body is a conduit for inner awareness and higher consciousness. I don’t teach with flexibility of the body in mind. In my classes, I directly affect both the mind and the energetic body of my students. All of the physical benefits we tend to seek in a modern yoga practice (strong core, lengthened hamstrings, open hips) are a byproduct of a traditional practice.
Natalie’s personal practice:
My personal practice is forever evolving. I no longer work my body to feel as though I’m “doing” Yoga. I have a specific daily Sadhana (practice) which includes: yoga asana, pranayama (breath), meditation and mantra. The intention behind my practice is to pacify my pitta, to calm and stabilize my mind, to cultivate the energy required for that day and to shed limitation such as fear and self doubt so that I am less affected by inner and outer turbulence.
My practice is essential to my well being and runs around 90 minutes.
Tamara took her first yoga class in 2010 and instantaneously felt it resonated with every cell in her body. Since then she has immersed herself in the philosophy and practice of asana and is dedicated to a lifestyle that reflect this.
Observing how yoga changed and continues to bring insight, understanding and wellbeing into her own world is what made Tamara want to share this practice. Tamara complete her teacher training Certification with YogaWorks Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch as well as numerous workshops for her own personal development and to further her teachings.
In 2014 Tamara attended Vipassana, a 10 day intensive silent meditation program where she delved into the benefits of meditation. Tamara continues to use and adapt these teachings in her classes.
Tamara’s teaches with the philosophy that it is every being's right to feel strong, free, empowered and healthy within our unique expression of self and believes that stepping out of your comfort zone on your mat is one way to find this. Tamara explores the spiritual through the physical and will give you many opportunities to connect breath and body throughout her classes. Her teachings draw upon a mix of Vini, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga and offer both restorative and or a dynamic Vinyasa flow. Tamara maintains the traditional fundamentals of Asana and pranayama while also bringing a contemporary feel, with music, great vibes and a gentle reminder that in the study of self, there is always room to play.
Katie brings a wealth of knowledge to South Coast Soul with many years of practice and teaching experience. She is a passionate advocate for collaboration and community believing that we thrive as a collective in a nurturing, open environment. Her first teacher, Hamish Hendry (Ashtanga Yoga London) laid this foundation, consistently showing her warmth, kindness, compassion and patience. Katie has since sought to grow these qualities in herself, and will share this life affirming tradition with you in an authentic, nurturing and accessible way.
She has been blessed to have studied with some of the world's most dedicated teachers including Sarah Powers, Annie Carpenter, Simon Borg-Olivier and Mark Robberds. Each have inspired and shaped her in a deeply soulful way. Recently, Katie studied with our beloved local 'Teacher of Teachers' Himani Smeaton, rediscovering a back to basics approach to exploring the vastness of the Yogic landscape.
Katie grew up yearning to travel and experience different cultures. She pursued studies in Business at The London College of Fashion and went on to achieve an Honors Degree at Westminster University. This led to a highly accomplished career as a Financial Copywriter for prestigious international Fund Management firms. Yoga found her in 1999, becoming an anchor for creating space and stillness in the busyness. She committed to the practice fully..
After a decade of career success, Katie took a sabbatical and traveled solo throughout South East Asia and Australia in 2005. A life changing experience. She settled on the Sunshine Coast in 2007 and her daughter was born in 2008. They moved to Jervis Bay in 2010 and she soon gained her certification in Hatha Yoga. She has gone on to study Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Anatomy & Physiology and Children's Yoga and feels privileged to share her practice with us here.
I love to share the knowledge I have gained from many years of study and personal practice. Providing my students with the ability to move into life with strength and flexibility in both body and mind.
The pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation practices provide you with a sense of peace and serenity, setting you up for whatever life brings.
A Bliss Class is for all ages and abilities from beginners to intermediate.
"South Coast Soul is a warm and welcoming yoga community. The studio is a calming and peaceful place to find yourself. Natalie is an amazing teacher that makes me feel comfortable to learn something new, challenge myself and reconnect with my intentions every practice. I love everything about it"
- Ellen Thornthwaite
"Such a beautiful space., Natalie is a great teacher who's love and respect for yoga shines through every pose."
- Tanya Northey
“I just wanted to take the time to thank you from the bottom of my heart for my yoga classes. It really was my go to/safe place in a whole new country adjusting to a new life, not knowing many people and not having any close family or friends around. It gave me purpose while feeling so lost in such a big world. The next instructor/teacher will have big shoes to fill. You have so much heart and soul in your business and it shines through in everything you do. Keep on keeping on. I hope our paths cross again someday soon. Going to miss this beautiful place. Much love x “
- Claire Trollip
"My first time at yoga. Really enjoying the beautiful space and the very nurturing atmosphere. Thanks Natalie for making me feel so comfortable & welcome."
- Jill Williams
Fantastic studio, teachers and timetable! Thanks so much for bringing this to Vincentia!
- Eugenie loisance