The teachings of T. Krishnamacharya through his son TKV Desikachar are the foundations of yoga practice at Kyo Yoga & Healing.

This lineage works with a ‘function over form’ approach that brings an intelligence to the construction of each yoga practice and facilitates a unique experience for each student based on their own capacity and needs. Emphasis on the breath as a tool for self empowerment is explored.

This Viniyoga approach stems from the teachings of the Hatha tradition – asana, pranayama, mudra, chant and meditative practice.


Jill Harris

It is hard to remember a time when yoga wasn’t part of my life. I dabbled in classes through my early 20’s and in 2002 I set on the path of a 2 year teacher (500 hour) teacher training course through the lineage of Sri T Krishnamacharya. I have been studying and teaching consistently since I graduated in 2004 with my mentor Barbara Brian, and the Desikachar family – in Australia and India.

I also conduct a 500 hour teacher training course in the Krishnamacharya tradition for those who want to explore the deeper teachings of yoga.

My special interest is in yoga philosophy and utilising yoga as a therapy to help individuals achieve health and healing. I am currently studying a 1000 hours Yoga Therapy course and also taking part in an exciting research project involving yoga for mental health through Deakin Uni and Barwon Health in Geelong.

When I’m not teaching or practising yoga I am fulfilling another dharma to my husband and two boys and can be regularly spotted walking our Kelpie on the beautiful Ocean Grove beach.


Tracey Vaught

I fill my days with educating the gorgeous little humans of the world as a teacher. I'm also Mum to two amazing teenagers and an active Kelpie who keeps me running - the other thing I love to do!

I am a total fan of feeling good from the inside out and relish the great outdoors and environment we live in. Through yoga I find the the strength and patience to move forward in life when obstacles are thrown my way. It always has the ability to heal my mind and body when I stop and listen to what I need.

Practicing yoga for over 2 decades and my natural 'teacher' personality drove me to investigative the teachings of yoga back in 2013. My yoga training is based on Krishnamacharya Tradition and was a 2 year and 500 hour accreditation process. My science degree in Western Human Physiology and Chemistry along with these studies based in the Eastern philosophies has given me a wealth of knowledge on how the body works. I love being able to deliver yoga to others from beginners to experienced students and see the importance of being able to adapt the practice according to the needs of each body.

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