Born in New Zealand, Ondine graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in classical flute. She has lived and worked around the world in locations such as India, the UK, Spain and now Australia.
Ondine has been teaching for fifteen years and founded Hatha Yoga Sydney in 2011, moving into the sweet, boutique studio space in the heart of Redfern- which is now home- soon after.
While in Spain, she committed five years to full-time Yoga study at the Dharmâlaya Ashram in Granada. Her training was orthodox and traditional in disciplines including Hatha Yoga, Vyayam Yoga, Vedic Dharma, Ayurveda, Meditation & Vedanta. Three years living in Rishikesh, in Northern India gave Ondine experience in teaching classes while also running and co-directing the Yogâlaya Ashram and Monastery.
Her passion for Yoga is evident from her lifestyle and she loves guiding people back home to their inner wisdom via the different techniques that yoga offers, whether it be philosophical contemplation, silence and stillness, meditation, breath work or yoga âsana.
She invites you to join her in experiencing first hand just how this timeless tradition can be translated into a practice for our contemporary lifestyle.
Whilst it was never her intention to become a yoga teacher, the common denominator among Wendy’s many vocations (arts & talent management and in the feature film industry), has been her love of being with and helping people. Working with people in ways that enable them to feel calmer, more grounded and connected with themselves and others is therefore a pretty good gig!
Wendy teaches Restorative and Hatha yoga. Whilst living in London, Wendy was privileged to spend many years practicing and studying at Triyoga with some of the world’s finest teachers, mainly from the Iyengar and Anusara lineages. It was at Triyoga that she first met her mentor and friend, the esteemed American yoga teacher, Richard Rosen, whose class she demonstrates over Zoom every week.
In November 2018, she completed a 20-month advanced teacher training at Triyoga led by senior UK teachers. Having suffered with chronic back pain since she was very young (and spinal surgery aged 17), Wendy is particularly interested in yoga therapeutics. She is also deeply passionate about the benefits of Restorative yoga and Pranayama. A perennial student of yoga, she has a habit of hemorrhaging money on yoga books and other props.
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