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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

Owner-Operators

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.

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.

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.

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.

Regina Cruickshank

Regina Cruickchank at Mala Yoga 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.

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.

Eve Watson

Eve Watson Mala Yoga Fremantle Perth

After practicing yoga for 10 years, Eve completed her Vinyasa and Yin training in 2018. Eve’s personal practice in life was Mysore (Ashtanga), but after discovering Yin at her training, Eve knew this was what she was meant to share. Yin was the missing piece, and by embracing Yin, this allowed balance, ease and flow into life and Yoga practice.

In Eve’s class, relaxation and mindfulness are key elements. Listening to the body and being in the present moment completely deepen and enliven the practice of Yin yoga. Eve is fascinated by fascia, Traditional Chinese Medicine and the relationship between mind, body and emotions. Each class intends to leave you feeling connected, relaxed, grounded and at ease.

Eve is also a qualified Pastry Chef and has been cooking in professional kitchens since the age of 15. For the past four years, Eve has specialised in the organic and whole food industry. Eve is passionate about sustainable living, and all aspects of life which allow a human being to feel alive, joyous, balanced and well.

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