Our Team

Welcome!  We’re so happy you found us!

At Mala Yoga we offer considerate, joyful and nurturing classes to those seeking balance of mind, body and spirit.

Mala Yoga is a Perth based, private yoga and wellness studio located in O’Connor, just outside Fremantle. We have been part of our local community since 2012, sharing wellbeing, yoga and mindfulness. Mala Yoga is owned and operated by local residents Nick and Jaccy Rowe.

As an inclusive and welcoming community, Mala Yoga provides an uplifting and nurturing environment for people looking to start or continue their journey learning the ancient arts of Raja Yoga, Tantra Yoga and Ayurveda.

Combining the wisdom of the past with today’s knowledge, all offerings at Mala Yoga are designed to be a soothing antidote to today’s busyness, focusing on balancing the nervous system, providing space to reconnect with yourself and find the inner radiance that resides within.

We value and promote diversity by respecting all participants regardless of age, physical differences, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. 

We respect the rights, dignity and privacy of all individuals. 

Our classes are inclusive of all abilities, including those with special needs. 

With many years involvement in corporate and Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) environments, we have both experienced the benefits of yoga firsthand, and have a desire to share and promote these benefits to the wider community.

Nick and Jaccy Rowe

Studio owners

About Us teachers at Mala Yoga, O'Connor Fremantle PerthNick’s yoga journey began 29 years ago when, following a motor vehicle accident, the desire to self heal and rehabilitate was realised. Nick has discovered that yoga, pranayama and meditation practice has assisted greatly with general health, well-being and stress management. Nick continues to enjoy regular practice from a humble and humorous perspective. Nick is a certified yoga teacher and completed his yoga teacher training with Brad Hay Inner Revolution.

Jaccy was introduced to yoga 20 years ago, enjoying the practices of ashtanga, hatha, vinyasa and yin yoga throughout her journey. Jaccy’s practice has enriched her physical and mental well-being, adopting the yogic principals into every day life for the benefit of herself and others. The desire to become fully immersed in yoga and share this joy with others led Jaccy to complete her teacher training with Byron Yoga. Jaccy embraces an holistic approach to yoga blending asana, pranayama, meditation and breath awareness, making yoga available to people of all levels of experience. Jaccy is a certified Yoga Ed Kids and Teenage Yoga Teacher and has also completed training in AromaTouch Technique and Peter Hess Sound Massage Level 1.

Regina Cruickshank

About Us teachers at Mala Yoga, O'Connor Fremantle Perth

Regina found yoga in her teenage years and the practice has stayed with her ever since. Trained in Hatha, Pregnancy Yoga and Yoga for (Trauma Informed) Youth, Regina is passionate about giving the gift of Yoga to others, empowering physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Regina’s classes incorporate playful opportunities to challenge yourself through breath and movement as well as a platform to completely nourish and fill up your cup. She guides her students through accessible yoga and mindfulness supported by a touch of yogic philosophy and most importantly: an opportunity to simply be.

If not found teaching at Mala, scuba diving or out and about with her family (including three children and Labrador Monty!), Regina supports a small local Not for Profit organisation focusing on wellbeing practices for schools and aged care and also works as a Life Coach. Regina believes that the journey of learning never ends. She’s fascinated by neuroscience and the benefits of yoga for brain development and mental wellness and is furthering her studies on and off the mat.

Vicky Mosnier

About Us teachers at Mala Yoga, O'Connor Fremantle Perth

Vicky qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2008, specialising in Paediatric Physiotherapy, giving her an in-depth knowledge and understanding of anatomy, biomechanics, human movement and rehabilitation. Her own yoga journey began 10 years ago, enjoying the practices of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. It was not until she experienced her own health crisis however that she developed a consistent practice. This began a long healing journey both physically and mentally, with yoga, meditation and the power of the mind-body connection playing a huge role in this transformation. 

With her love of yoga and experience as a physio, it was a logical progression to add yoga teaching to her tool belt. Vicky is a qualified Vinyasa, Yin, Kids and Teens, Breathwork and Meditation teacher. 

Vicky believes that yoga can benefit everyone, and her classes are designed to be inclusive to all, regardless of what you bring with you to the mat. Her classes include asana sequences, underpinned with comprehensive biomechanical knowledge and adaptable to suit individual needs, pranayama and mindfulness/meditation.

Vicky is passionate about sharing the evidence-based benefits of yoga, and supporting others in optimising their own health and wellbeing to live the life they love. 

Yasmeen Qandour

Yas has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, her first class was in a small, heated room above a coffee shop. It was one of the hardest and most rewarding hours she had spent.

Yas’s love for guiding and helping others has always been apparent. Yas believes that your yoga teacher has an incredibly important role in helping you fall in love with breath, movement, and the power you have over your mind and body.

That’s why Yas started her journey with teaching yoga – to allow people to breathe, to move, to truly find themselves. Yas has completed over 350 hours of teacher training from practicing from the East to the West coast of Australia.

Yas completely believes yoga is for all bodies. Her aim is to help you find your depth, your breath, and the love for movement and mindfulness.

Rami Ryan

About Us teachers at Mala Yoga, O'Connor Fremantle Perth

Rami began her yoga practice over 35 years ago. While growing up in an Ashram in India, she spent her early years studying and practicing all aspects of yoga i.e learning how to meditate, chant ancient texts by heart and studying the Vedic scriptures, in addition to practicing the physical asanas. She continued her yogic studies under prominent teachers in India, the U.S.A and Australia.

With the intention to increase her knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology, she completed an Advanced Diploma of Sports Kinesiology in 2012 and has been in private practice since.

Rami’s style is a fusion of all she has studied. She is known for encouraging breath awareness and mindful movement, while offering a space for students to be themselves in a class environment.

Her classes, whether they be Hatha, Vinyasa, Hot, Restorative or Yin, are focused on biomechanical alignment relative to the individual, and can include practices such as chanting, pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra and restorative relaxation.

Rachel Duffy

About Us teachers at Mala Yoga, O'Connor Fremantle Perth

Rachel’s classes are for all levels and she offers variations and moderations to suit individual needs. Flexibility is irrelevant and students will experience numerous mental and physical benefits with consistent practice, including a clearer mind, evenness of spirit and a body that copes more confidently with the daily stresses and challenges of life.

Rachel teaches Hatha style yoga and her classes will occasionally incorporate Yin, Iyengar and Vinyasa elements. Rachel’s classes begin slowly with a meditation or pranayam then move through a warmup for the spine, joints, fascia and muscles. A curated series of asana movements designed to build towards a peak or Apex pose make up the bulk of the class, before winding down into savasana and final pranayam or mantra.

After attending yoga classes sporadically for 10 years, Rachel’s practice gradually became more consistent as yoga became an integral part of her everyday life. She completed her Hatha teacher training in 2016 at The Practice in Bali and has taught at various Fremantle studios as well as running a weekly outdoor morning class through Summer 2018.

Rachel truly believes yoga is for everyone and is the vital missing link to help us enjoy the present moment and move with ease through today’s fast paced, chaotic and evolving world.

Stephanie Barclay

About Us teachers at Mala Yoga, O'Connor Fremantle Perth

Steph’s yoga journey began over 10 years ago in Margaret River where she developed a consistent Iyengar practice that became a transformative tool towards creating a healthier connection between body, mind and spirit. This led her to complete her teacher training at the Byron Yoga Centre and she has since become qualified in teaching Yin, Childrens and Teens Yoga and Meditation and Mindfulness. She enjoys a varied practice including Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa and Iyengar.

Steph creates inclusive classes with a balance of meditation, mindfulness, movement and pranayama and she encourages her students to celebrate their unique movement. Steph loves the fact that the practice is an open ended journey if you choose it to be and relishes the opportunity to be both a teacher and student of yoga. She see’s yoga as a holistic practice to help navigate the everyday with more ease and develop greater compassion, awareness and health towards ourselves, others and the planet.

When she’s not teaching you’ll find her growing veggies in her garden, under the ocean or wandering through the natural environment with a camera in her hand.