Meet our Teachers
Experienced. Accredited. Nurturing.
Co-Founder and principle teacher at One Family Yoga & Fitness, Lainie believes that it is important to let go of the identities that we take on in the world (Mother, Yogi, Father, Sister, accountant etc) while on the mat. It is a time to strengthen the body from the inside out through Ayurveda (science of Life), Asana (Posture), to connect to the breath to open the body through conscious breathing (Pranayama) to calm the mind with Meditation. Lainie teaches to the individual, she guides you gently in and out of each pose regardless of your experience with yoga so that you always feel, comfortable, confident and successful.
“Yoga for me is timeout, timeout from the busyness of motherhood, business owner and the mind. Time to self reflect on what is working for me and what is not. Time for silence in my life, for space in my mind and body, so that I can be fully present with my family and the demands of the studio when needed. Time for self ?”.
Laine Jenkins is a ERYT500 teacher with Yoga Alliance and a certified Level 3 Senior teacher with Yoga Australia, she has been a devoted yoga practitioner for 17 years and teaching yoga for 14 years. Lainie’s teacher training study initiated with level 1 ISHTA System, with Rachel Zinman. The ISHTA System that Integrates the Sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda for an integral practice. In Lainie’s classes and trainings, students of all shapes and sizes find tips, tricks, and modifications to make yoga asana work for their unique body, instead of being squished into poses for the sake of form over function. She emphasises safe alignment and mindful transitions, and guides each student to honour the body they bring to the mat today, while being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power to serve you on and off the mat in everyday life.
Lainie’s interest in movement began as a dancer and she was later certified as an International Les Mills Trainer and Presenter and Pilates Instructor. After 20 years in this world, these interests led her towards yoga.
Lainie has further qualifications in Ayurveda, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Kids Yoga, Teens Yoga, Pre and Post-natal Yoga.
Lainie is now lead teacher and course creator of the One Family Yoga & Fitness 200/350/500hr Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Co-Founder and principle personal trainer at One Family Yoga & Fitness, Victor has been a personal trainer for 11 years (8 in Chile and 3 in Australia). Victor’s passion for sport started when he was just 10 years old and started participating in Judo classes. With 8 National Championships on his Black Belt, he decided to take the next step and get his degree in Physical Education whilst working as a Personal Trainer. He loved making a difference in peoples lives so much that after completing his degree he continued as a Personal Trainer to this day.
Victor and Lainie met working in the same gym in Santiago, Chile brought together by their love for health and fitness. In 2009 Lainie and Victor moved to Australia permanently, where they continue to pass on their love for teaching Group Fitness, Personal Training, Pilates and Yoga.
Together Lainie and Victor share their beliefs and values of living a healthy and happy life through Yoga and Fitness with Sofia.
It is with this in mind that they decided to open One Family Yoga and Fitness so that other families could do the same.
Claire’s first experience with yoga was in 2000 in Manchester. It was with 2 genuine yogis and she fell in love with the practice. She then had a long break doing yoga on and off when she could at gyms. In 2012 while at Fernwood gym a body balance instructor recommended One Family Yoga studio to her. She was quite stressed at the time, after 1 lesson she was hooked again. Her interests and priorities started to change when she became a mum and now has 3 young children. Yoga and breathing and meditation keep her grounded. She has now completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Being Yoga in Brisbane. Since then has gone on to do her 500 hour teacher training with them and is loving life and yoga.
Meditation is something that Claire feels she needs as she develops insight, calm, has creative ideas and receives new perspectives. Claire is very committed to sharing the importance of meditation to develop focus, deeper thinking and inner connection. She has recently completed a certificate in meditation teaching with Inner Voyage and is continuing on to do the diploma. The focus of this course is stress management and positive thinking skills. Claire believes strongly in focusing on what is going well and enjoys learning about positive psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience.
Through teaching Claire would like to help herself and others trust, feel awe and be grateful for the miraculous inner workings of their body and the world around them. Claire would like to welcome people into her classes to work together on loving ourselves without reservation. It makes it easier for us to love others.
Katie began practicing yoga in 2009. I went along to a vinyasa class in the gym I attended. I was blown away by the impact simple movement with breath had on the body and the mind. From then I was hooked! I never missed my Friday morning yoga class and started to go to classes outside of the gym and develop my home practice.
Being the nerdy person that I am, I was hungry to read all the books I could on philosophy, alignment and yoga research. At the time I was studying to be a primary school teacher and thought yoga would be an amazing asset to kids. Imagine a world where all children learn about peace and mindfulness! I attended Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher training and knew from the first 2 minutes that I was changing my path to become a yoga teacher. I learnt every style of yoga I could, with training in kids, teens, partner/ community, flow and restoritive yoga.
Teaching yoga has taken me on the most amazing journey, I have met people from all over the world and created beautiful friendships with so many students who over the years become family. I love the way you feel after practicing yoga. The soft floaty bliss that comes from mindful movement and focus. And my favourite moment in each yoga class is the sweet bliss I see on the happy faces of people waking up from savasana. It is such a joy and a privilege to hold space for our community.