Yoga Guest Lecturers & Experts | Shades of Yoga

Experts in their Fields

Sharing their Knowledge with our Students

We are dedicated to providing our students with the best learning experiences. It is for this reason that we often invite guest lecturers and experts in specialised fields to share their knowledge.

Louisa Sear


A World-Renowned Yoga Teacher Shares her Wealth of Knowledge

Shades of Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training School - Guest Lecturer - 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 her wealth of knowledge with our students.

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


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Simon Borg-Olivier


A Passionate and Regular Contributor to Our Courses

Shades of Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training School - Guest Lecturer - Simon Borg-Olivier

Simon has a MSc in Physiotherapy and is a Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s most established and 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 and 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.

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Dr Sujatha Kekada


Sharing her Expertise on Ayurveda with our students

Shades of Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training School - Guest Lecturer - 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 nature has facilitated deep healing for many people.

Dr Kekada is a guest teacher that lectures on Shades of Yoga’s “Yoga of Food” module.

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.

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.

I believe I made a right choice to attend this course because the instructors precisely taught me each item with clear objectives. The training location where many yoggies gather was great and made me excited.The experience I gained through this training will positively influence on my future Yoga life.

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Justin Robertshaw


Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant & Yoga Teacher

Shades of Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training School - Guest Lecturer - Justin Robertshaw

Justin is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Coach and Mentor, Yoga Teacher and Permaculture practitioner. He began practicing and studying yoga in a self-practice format in 2004 and has been teaching since 2009.

He runs international Yoga and Ayurveda retreats, Ayurveda workshops, talks, 1-on-1 consultations and mentoring.

As a qualified Ayurvedic Lifestyle consultant he has continued his practical studies interning with the Indian doctors at a highly respected Ayurveda Pancha Karma centre.

His Yoga practice led him to share his knowledge with others and in 2010 he completed a 2-year Yoga Alliance 500-hour RYT training and has since completed Matthew Sweeney’s 300-hour Vinyasa Krama Level 2 Teacher Training.

Justin spent significant periods of study and training with highly respected teachers including John Scott, Philippa Asher, Gingi Lee, Prem and Radha Carlisi and David Swenson.

After completing a Permaculture Design Course in 2015 he spent 6 months interning at the Kul Kul Permacultue farm/training centre at Green School, Bali.

Some other projects he has undertaken include developing a garden at an Ayurveda Pancha Karma Centre in Bali, managing the landcare at Mooji Sangha Bhavan ashram in Portugal, teaching permaculture to local schools in South Goa, India and working with a local permaculture charity in Kashmir.

Justin’s practice and teachings embrace Ayurveda, Ashtanga yoga and other asana based practices, Meditation, Pranayama, applied work on consciousness and techniques in transformational life coaching.  

His wish is to empower and inspire people to lead and maintain a truly holistic life.