Guest Lecturers

we invite guest lecturers and experts in the fields to share their knowledge ( Yoga Teacher Training ) with our students.

Simon Borg-Olivier


Simon has a MSc (Physiotherapy) and is a Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australias oldest and most respected yoga schools. Simon’s style is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and traditional Hatha Yoga.

Simon has been teaching since 1982. Simon is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and is a regular contributor to Shades of Yoga courses.

Louisa Sear


Louisa has dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of Yoga. She has studied many Yoga styles and has undertaken long periods of meditation with many different Yoga Masters. Louisa is the owner and Director of Yoga Arts based in Australia, and regularly joins Shades of Yoga Teacher Trainings to share some of her wealth of knowledge with our pupils.

Her slow flow vinyasa classes are world famous as is her ability to lecture on the fundamental principles of yogic philosophy.

Dr Sujatha Kekada


Dr Kekada is a certified Ayurvedic doctor (B.A.M.S), who completed her degree in Karnataka, India, she has worked as Ayurvedic Doctor in one of the most respected and successful clinics in Kerala, South India.

She has also practiced as a consultant in Europe and at one of the top health retreats in Asia. Dr. Kekada’s knowledge of Ayurveda combined with her warm and caring attitude has facilitated deep healing for many people.

As a mother of two, Dr. Kekada is also able to offer sound advice for pre-and post natal care, including appropriate medicines and treatments. Dr Kekada is a guest teacher that lectures on Shades of Yoga’s ‘Yoga of Food” module. She uses her knowledge and practical expertise on Ayurveda to help our students gain a deeper understanding on this ancient Indian tradition that goes hand in hand with yoga asana.

Hila Austin


For over 25 years Hilary has been engaged in bodywork therapies, self-development and teaching.

Beginning in 1989 with a 3 year full time Alexander Technique Teacher training in London, her fascination and passion for body/mind modalities has deepened. Hilary then became a Watsu ( Water Shiatsu ) Practitioner in 1996 and later the 1st Watsu Instructor in the U.K in 1999. Hilary continues to teach in clinics, spas, hospitals and hospices nationwide and abroad.

Hilary’s desire to understand more led her to studying Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 2002 for 2 years in England with an early pioneer of this discipline, Franklyn Sills. With over 12 years now dedicated to tuning into the healing energies of the body, her greatest learning and teaching has come from the many sessions she have been privileged to facilitate. Since 2010 Hilary has divided her time between England and an ashram in Bali, which focuses on the ‘Way of Mastery Pathway’ where she studied Radical Inquiry and graduated as a Senior Pathway Teacher. 

Hilary offers her ‘Yoga of Transformation sessions twice a year on Shades of Yoga teacher trainings. For more information on the ‘Yoga of Transformation’ module please view the link.

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