Alice is passionate about the positive effects movement has on body and mind, and its ability to help us connect more deeply with ourselves and others.
She first tasted yoga over a decade ago and more recently discovered a love for improvisational contemporary dance. Alice’s experience of yoga as a powerful anchor and resting place in times of stress has been transformational and she is grateful to the teachers who facilitate this growth.
In the spirit of learning and sharing, she completed her 200 hour TTC at the Yoga Alliance accredited Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Goa, directed by Yogacharya Lalit Kumar. Alice leads an Ashtanga inspired class, with a focus on breath and inner alignment.
For the last 4 years Adrian has been overseas in Austria, working and coaching the top tennis juniors of the country. While travelling throughout Austria and Europe to tennis tournaments, Adrian provided full time programs and coaching to adult and junior club and recreational players. Before leaving Australia, Adrian successfully ran his own coaching business in Mosman, based at Middle Head and has also worked at Rawson Park Tennis Centre. With over 15 years of tennis coaching experience, Adrian enjoys coaching anyone who loves tennis and who would like to improve their game and become the best tennis player they can be.
Alex was a top junior tennis player growing up in Mexico before accepting a tennis scholarship to play college tennis in the US for Colorado State University-Pueblo. He was a top starter for his team all four years of college competing and training with top players from all over the world!
Alexandro earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Psychology, and he is a Certified Mental Coach. He enjoys teaching all the technical and tactical aspects of tennis, while also ensuring that players get the healthiest experience competing in this mentally demanding sport.
Cardio Tennis Coach
Physical exercise and helping the community has been a key element of Brian’s life from a kid. Brian is a great advocate of exercise for both physical and mental health.
Brian is a registered cardio tennis coach with TA and is an avid cyclist and trains either on the bike or in the gym daily. Brian also assists with Mood Active’s risk management processes.
Tennis Australia - Certified Cardio Tennis Coach
Cam Wilson is a Tennis Australia certified cardio tennis coach, Mental Health First Aid certified, and he has decades of personal experience of how reliable and effective exercise is as therapy for depression and anxiety. Cam‘s classes feature his own music mixes - plenty of disco, pop, soul, and good old Aussie rock’n’roll!
Caroline spent 22 years running a business while raising her family. She attempted to manage the stresses of daily life with a regular fitness regime, but it wasn’t until she attended a yoga class that she experienced an emotional release unlike anything she had known before, and so her yoga journey began.
Having discovered deep transformation and positive change that yoga brought within her life, and becoming a dedicated practitioner of yoga and mindfulness (introduced through MBSR), Caroline was keen to expand her knowledge and completed over 500 hours of training including 350 hours of training at Sukha Mukha with Idit Hefer and Katie Menastis. She has also trained with Jasmine Tarkeshi, Donna Farhi, Ari Levaneal and Marianne Edwards and will forever be a dedicated student of yoga. Caroline also regularly attends silent retreats in the insight tradition to deepen her personal mindfulness practice.
Through breath and movement uniting the mind and body, Caroline is passionate about sharing the possibilities for self-discovery, connectedness and freedom that yoga offers.
Group Fitness Instructor
Cathy is an accredited personal trainer, group fitness instructor and coach. For the past 13 years Cathy owned and ran her own fitness business, Mums the Word Fitness.
In this role she helped many mums with post-natal depression by providing fun varied outdoor training sessions.
She was very proud of the Mums the word fitness community she created, bringing likeminded people together and brings this experience to Mood Active.
Cathy knows firsthand how being active lifts your mood. Exercise helped her after her she gave birth to her son.
Certified Yoga Teacher
Jane has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and is a 200 hour certified teacher. Practicing yoga has improved her physical and mental health and helped her feel more balanced.
She believes everyone can benefit from yoga and she welcomes students of all levels. Her classes are friendly, non-judgemental and non-competitive. Postures are designed to promote physical strength, flexibility and balance — on and off the mat.
Jane has also completed first aid training.
Juliette is a certified fitness instructor and stretch therapy teacher and an accredited gymnastic coach. She’s been active since she was young and has trained in dance, aerial acrobatics circus and gymnastics.
Juliette is passionate about promoting holistic health and fitness and has seen the power of exercise to improve mental health, as well as creating balanced bodies that are strong, mobile and flexible. Juliette has lived experience with depression and anxiety and feels grateful for the support and help she received form the community, whilst on her healing journey. Volunteering as a personal Trainer with Mood Active is Juliette’s way of giving back.
Naomi has been active her whole life, participating in physical culture, gymnastics, athletics, yoga, altitude training and weight lifting. She recently qualified as a Personal Trainer from the Australian Institute of Fitness. Upon discovering Mood Active whilst doing research for an assignment, Naomi knew she had to get involved with Mood Active as it aligns with her values so well.
Naomi loves the sense of achievement physical activity can bring and has personally used exercise as treatment for anxiety. She wishes to share this coping strategy with others and motivate people to discover just how they good they can feel.