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, boutique yoga studio located on Wray Avenue, 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.

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


Nick and Jaccy at Mala Yoga 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.

Jaccy was introduced to yoga 17 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, 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.

Jennieka Chattelle

Jennieka Mala Yoga teacher, Fremantle Perth

Jennieka trained with Ashram Yoga in New Zealand, teachings which stem from a holistic, traditional and ancient lineage in Northern India.

Jennieka was first introduced to yoga as a teenager and has been practicing for over 20 years.  Her classes are designed foremost to nurture and care for the student providing a safe space for self-acceptance, self-expression and connection.

Practice with Jennieka will help to move deep-seated tensions (energy blocks), realign emotional and energetic bodies, center the mind and strengthen the body, resulting in a physically and spiritually balanced way of being. Expect a full range of practices in class, including yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (dhyana) and guided relaxation (nidra vidya).

With a history in Martial Arts and Feldenkrais, Jennieka brings a unique respect for the physical body, valuing and appreciating the body by working closely with its strengths and limitations, in order to find a place of gentle ease for each individual.

Julia Watson

Julia Mala Yoga teacher, Fremantle Perth

Julia brings a deep wisdom to her yoga practice, underpinned by study in Vinyasa yoga, Human Movement and Anatomy, Ayurveda and Bowen Therapy, but most importantly via an insatiable thirst for self-enquiry.

Julia’s classes balance a passion for anatomy with a freedom of movement; a seriousness for philosophy with a light-hearted delivery, as she creates a platform where there is no claim or authority on what the healing process and yoga practice might look like to the individual – simply an invitation to play. There is an incessant desire to ask of the body, spirit and mind, to yield to the shape, the asana, the breath, and the space that is held just beyond our edges.  To melt into the knowing that we are enough, we are whole and we are connected. Yoga is the tool, the platform for deep yet playful enquiry within, and this journey is one Julia is honoured to share with you.

Rachel Duffy

Rachel Duffy teacher at Mala Yoga, 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.

Rami Ryan

Rami Ryan at Mala Yoga 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.

Arabelle Sinclair

Arabelle is a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner and has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. In 2013 she undertook her registered 500 hour teacher training shortly after the birth of her second son.

Arabelle began her teaching journey in 2014, and expanded her teaching with a 200 hour vinyasa-based teacher training with Ashley Albrand of Infinite Source Yoga in 2016.

Arabelle continues to evolve her practice and teaching style and loves this journey and sharing it with her students. She particularly loves sharing her experience of yoga and motherhood, and reigniting within women the power of the divine feminine.

Irena Brnic

Irena’s yoga journey began over 15 years ago. In her very first yoga class, she discovered that it gave her a sense of peace she had not experienced in other physical activities. There was something different about yoga. With this new appreciation, Irena began to further her yoga practice and felt a shift in her life. Irena believes that through yoga we are accessing a deeper level of ourselves that is more real and true than anything else that is part of our so called ‘identity’.

Irena completed her yoga teacher training with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Scotland in 2009. Since then she has taught yoga in Germany, Bali and Australia. Yoga brought her in contact with Ayurveda, the ancient Indian holistic mind-body health system and Irena completed her training as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant in 2012 and now works as an Ayurvedic Therapist.

Irena includes her Ayurvedic knowledge in her yoga classes as well as the skills and insights that she practices in her Life-Coaching. She completed her Life-Coaching training course in Perth in 2014. Irena also holds a Masters degree in Sociology.

In her classesIrena likes to introduce classical yoga postures that open the energy channels and allow an exploration of benefits on a physical and mental level. Breath work is also a part of her classes, connecting us with a deeper experience of ourselves and life. Irena feels deeply honoured to be a messenger and promoter of the treasure that yoga is to human kind.

Madeline Clare

Madeline is a yoga teacher, ayurvedic practitioner and artist whose practice delivers a dynamic therapy guiding students with a gentle energetic intelligence to realign mental and physical responses while allowing room to play.  Yoga has been a part of her life since 1989 attending a crowded class in Manchester, UK.  In 2008, after practicing for 12 years through the birthing and raising of three beautiful children, Madeline began teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga, UK, and returned to complete in 2010 with the Fremantle Yoga School, Australia.

Madeline has completed further training with David Swenson in Ashtanga, the Ashtanga Research Institute and the Byron Yoga Centre.  She has explored various styles attending workshops with Donna Farhi, Simon Borg Oliver, Clive Sheridan, Les Leventhal, Sean Corne, Janet Stone, Kale Leaf, James McIntyre and Daniel Aaron.  Trained in Hatha, Inspired Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Restorative, Pregnancy, Madeline has taught a wide variety of students, those recovering from cancer to active vinyasa.

Maintaining balance through the healing arts is integral to Madeline’s wellbeing.  In 2016, she completed an Advanced Ayurvedic Diploma.  Meditation is the key and a refined self-practice enriches her daily life allowing an empathy for others and a dedication to those she teaches, whose very wisdom grounds her own practice and in turn sustains her ability to teach.  She shares and encourages balance, simplicity and equanimity and is committed to spiritual and energetic transformation.

Madeline has a background in the visual arts with a BA Hons degree in Design History, a once-upon-a-time milliner and currently she studies Fine Art at Curtin University.  She works with mixed media to express the body from the inside out with a joyful and expressive playfulness of human spiritedness.

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