About Us


Polly Realf

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher 
Yoga Australia r
egistration number: 4492

Polly Realf is the principal teacher of The Hervey Bay School of Yoga.

Polly has 19 years of experience teaching Yoga and holds an Intermediate Junior Level 3 qualifiction with  the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia and is a Level 3 Senior registered teacher with Yoga Australia. Polly attends the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune India for ongoing study with the Iyengar family and also attends ongoing professional development with senior Iyengar teachers in Australia.

Polly is one of the Directors of the school.

Polly worked as a Social worker for 20 years in sectors including disability advocacy, community health, mental health promotion and prevention and also worked in Social work education within the Northern Territory University.

 

Vera van de Velde
Diploma of Yoga Teaching IYTA

Yoga Australia
Level 1
registration number: 5352

Vera van de Velde holds a diploma of Yoga Teaching with the International Yoga Teachers Association and has completed both the foundation and advanced "Children and teenagers" yoga teacher training conducted through Zenergy Yoga 4 Kids.

Vera teaches the children's yoga classes and a number of classes on the main timetable of the school.

Vera is one of the Directors of the school.

Vera began Iyengar Yoga in 2002 and has practiced extensively under Alan Goode, one of Australia’s most senior Iyengar teachers. Vera attends the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune India for ongoing study with the Iyengar family and also attends ongoing professional development with senior Iyengar teachers in Australia.

Vera is a registered nurse and midwife and holds a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care. Vera has 30 years experience in Primary Health Care working both as a clinician and service manager.


Our dedicated group of trainee teachers
Top row from the left: Kara Sweetman, Russell Geldard, Carolyn Owen, Natalie Pickering
Second row from the left: Fay Agius, Troy Johnson, Suzy McKenna
Marian Graham is absent from the picture.


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