Meet your teachers

Margot Porter

Principal Teacher

Margot has been practising and studying the art of yoga from a range of traditions in Australia and internationally for over 20 years. Curious, quirky and intuitive, Margot is a creator, a writer, a mandala maker, an artist, and a gardener who draws inspiration for her classes, workshops and retreats from the rich teachings of nature. An experienced teacher and lifelong student, she communicates and connects easily sharing her experience and knowledge of embodied consciousness with joy. She is enraptured with the alchemy of Yoga to shift, soothe and heal us from within and is driven to help others open the door and truly know the complex, intricate and astonishing landscape within.

Margot is the founder and principal teacher at Yoga East in Bairnsdale, Victoria. A level 2 registered teacher (500RYT) with Yoga Australia, Margot has over 1200 hours in Yoga Teacher Training and is currently immersed in the tantric embodiment practices of Prana Vinyasa TM Teacher training with Shiva Rea and Delamay Devi. Constantly evolving, in addition to teaching weekly classes, workshops, intensives since 2010, she hosts and teaches 2 or 3  retreats a year in Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Indonesia.

Lydia Schoenhals

Children’s Yoga Teacher

Lydia found yoga at 16 and it has changed her way of living. Since then she has immersed herself in studies around health, body awareness and movement. Yoga is her source of energy, peace of mind and concept of freedom. Over the last 10 years, she has been lucky enough to meet a great variety of inspiring teachers and has gained many memorable experiences which inform her teaching. Her passion for movement, health and nutrition motivate her to share her knowledge with enthusiasm. It’s a gift for her to guide her students on their journey towards positive body awareness. Her teaching style is a mix of all the teachers that have inspired her and is naturally based on her own practice. 

Her motto is breathe, relax and enjoy.

Every session is a complete and well rounded yoga practice from the warm-up, stronger movement through to savasana. Her classes create a strong base for a regular yoga practice in the studio or at home. Her aim is to create an enjoyable yoga routine suitable for all levels of students. She encourages her students to be in tune with their mind and bodies by combining core principles of yoga with the experience of bodywork to turn your yoga practice into a soulful happy experience. Lydia has 500 hours with additional training in Children’s Yoga and Acro Yoga.