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Our Teachers


Mia Tycehurst

Flow**, Soothing Flow,

Yin Yoga, Yoga HIIT,

Flow and Yin

Mia is the founder of Forster Yoga Studio & Forster Healing Hub.

She was fifteen when she had her first students in a movement class. A lot has happened since then.

Mia studied at the Ballet Academy in Stockholm, Sweden 1994-97. After an injury she started instructing group fitness classes, and has been teaching fitness & Yoga inspired fitness since 1999. Her students say she was born to teach.

Sports and Exercise Management studies brought her to Sydney in 2001. And in 2012 she discovered the benefits of Yoga when going through a personal crisis.

When joining Mia's classes, you will receive a strong knowledge about anatomy and how the body systems work. She brings in a sense of humour and delivers smooth, lyrical flows giving you strength, balance and confidence.

Mia feels passionate about how movement makes you feel, so be sure to get brought into a trance like state while exhaling your stresses with her.

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Tracy Lucock

Flow*, Slow Flow,

Chair Yoga

Tracy has practiced yoga for over 30 years and has been teaching yoga for 15 years.


When moving to our area from the Central Coast, Tracy spoke about her passion for yoga:

"Throughout my life I have had a strong interest in the health of the mind and body. I have studied extensively the physical body, nutrition and disease, natural medicine as well as the benefits of a healthy mind – exploring more the spiritual aspects of life, counseling therapy, yoga and meditation.

I love to inspire others to help themselves and lead a healthy life by encouraging students to slow down breathe and listen to the wisdom of their bodies."

Tracy has a soothing energy, with her vast experience of teaching and learning about health and wellness, you will feel comfortable no matter what level of experience you have.


Julia Dunstan

Wednesday Yin Yoga

With 700+ hours of formal Yoga Teacher Training in India, Indonesia, Australia as well as many decades practising and exploring the Tradition and its lineages, Julia is a Level 2 Sattva Yoga and Meditation teacher.

As a Sattva Yoga and Meditation teacher, teaching Himalayan Kundalini, Hatha-Vinyasa, Laya, Kriya and the Vedic and Tantric transcendental wisdom, Julia brings energy, love and devotion to her teaching.

Being drawn to practices that heal through stillness, and understanding the need for this in modern society, her Yin classes are woven with music, meditative elements, pranayama and gentle kriya techniques blending the Himalayan and the Taoist philosophies to allow for an increasing sense of presence, surrender, balance and ease within the body and mind.

"When you have found the truth of who you are, you have found Yoga.This profound message comes from Anand Mehrotra who embodies the ancient transcendental wisdom of the Yog-Vedantic Teachings," Julia says. "Come to Yoga and Yoga will find you and you will find time to look inward and be free."

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Minna Hughes


Minna is a force to be reckoned with. She took her Yoga Teacher certificate at the ripe age of just turned 18 and has been moving from strength to strength.

With a an attention to detail and lyrical description of her movements, you are sure to discover muscles you did not know you had, and find yourself in a level of focus and calm you did not know you could muster. 

In Minna's classes you will guaranteed learn something new, and you can expect a high level of professionalism.


Nitya Robertson

Soothing Flow, Chair Yoga & Yoga Therapy

Nitya is an accredited Level 2 Yoga teacher, teaching the Satyananda system from the Bihar School of Yoga in India. Nitya has a graduate certificate in Yoga Therapy and is also a qualified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach.

Nitya has been practising Yoga since the age of 20 and teaching since 2000. Passionate about sharing the wisdom of Yoga to every-body, Nitya believes Yoga is accessible to all and says “If you can breathe you can do Yoga. It works on all levels of being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  If you incorporate Yoga practises in your life on a regular basis you will reap the benefits of better health, flexibility, reduced stress, deeper sleep, relaxation, inner peace and balance in daily life.”


Nitya’s Yoga classes are designed to suit all body types and levels of experience and include: asana, pranayama, meditation and where time permits, Yoga Nidra (a deep relaxation practise).


Chris Sefton

Yin Yoga & Privates

Chris graduated from Sukha Mukha Teacher Training in 2022 building on her long-time passion for yoga. Chris has completed a further 150 hours of training in Yin Yoga and teaching this style is her passion.


Chris enjoys teaching and helping others to build self-confidence, having been a teacher of second-chance and adult learners for a long time.

Chris' classes come with a calm and presence through which you could cut! Even the most fidgety Yoga-newbie will find him or herself cradled into crystal clear calm and relaxation.


Fern Champion


Fern was strongly connected with the ocean and nature early in life. By the age of 18 this love of the natural spirit and balance of the earth led her to Yoga. The holistic nature of the Yogic path
deeply resonated with her and it became a central part of her life.
In 2009 she completed her level 2 teacher training at Byron Yoga Centre. This grounded her

practice and sparked her passion for pranayama and meditation, strong features of her Yoga style. In 2011 Fern discovered Vipassana meditation which has added another layer to her practice and teaching of Yoga. All classes with Fern include pranayama, asana and a strong emphasis on mindfulness and meditation.
Fern has a background in psychology and works as a school counsellor at a number of schools in the local area. She uses Yoga, particularly 

mindfulness meditation, with children and young people. She sees Yoga as a vehicle to cultivate psychological flexibility and to strengthen mental




Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga

Mike Nix graduated from Yoga Teacher Training with Sukha Mukha in 2021.

Since then he has developed into a beautiful teacher. You will enjoy his "no fluff" approach with a physical focus, yet these deep nuggets of wisdom pop out just at the right time when you need them the most.

Mike's classes are suitable for you who likes to feel your body when you practice and are not afraid to get warm.

His sequences are simple, so even if you are new to Yoga, you will enjoy the simplicity of his classes.


Ali Courtney

Slow Flow


Ali started her physical movement path at 8 years of age as a committed gymnast with a career spanning eight years, followed by many more years and genres of dance.


Discovering yoga later in life and initially drawn to the physical aspect, Ali has since unearthed the many benefits of the practice. As a dedicated and committed student for the last 7 years at UpDog Yoga in Melbourne where she completed her YTT200. In 2023, Ali also completed her 100h Yin training with Mysan Sidbo at Forster Yoga Studio.


Ali is excited to serve the local community by sharing the many teachings she has learnt. She hopes to follow in her mother’s footsteps (or asanas) who is still teaching yoga at 90!

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