WELCOME TO

BUMBLEBEE 

YOGA

If you can breathe, you can do yoga

We believe that yoga is for every person in every body.

Our mission is to make the practice of yoga accessible, enjoyable, and an integral part of people’s lives.

We specialise in adaptive yoga for bodies with different abilities, stress management and self-care workshops, mental health education, and yoga through the lifespan, including kids, golden years, and everyone in between!

We have lots of ways to get involved!

Click the links below to explore more:

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Meet Leah
Owner and Director

Movement has always been a huge part of my life. I fell in love with yoga when I was studying psychology and working in mental health, alongside working in the fitness industry as a dance teacher.

I traveled to India to complete my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and graduated with a Diploma in Yoga Education in 2018 at the stunning Govardhan Ecovillage School of Yoga in Maharashtra.

I began teaching in gyms and fitness centers, but my real passion was using yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in my mental health work.

I had seen the benefits of yoga for so many types of people while I was working in psychiatric hospitals and disability centers in Asia, and knew that this was something special.

I launched The Be Kind Project in March of 2019 as a nonprofit because I wanted to be able to bring yoga to as many people as possible. You can read the full story here, but long story short, we had some trial and error.

In 2019 I completed my training in Adaptive Yoga for (dis)Ability with Australia's leading adaptive yoga teacher. From there I was all in, with a renewed passion for making yoga as accessible as I could possibly make it, and Bumblebee Yoga was born.

Since then, I've also had the privilege of completing the Love Your Brain Yoga for Brain Injury Teacher Training, and working with the organisation to be the first program providers in South Australia.

I also completed training to become a Mindfulness Facilitator, deep diving into the neuroscience of wellbeing and how we can use these practices in everyday life.

Alongside yoga, I work in mental health. I currently have a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), and am planning to return to university to complete my postgraduate studies so that I can become a registered clinical psychologist in a few year's time.

Meet some of our other teachers down below!

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Oswaldo (Os) Grillet is a social worker, healthy life coach, emotional healing therapist, musician/songwriter, and senior restorative yoga and meditation facilitator. Author of the book “The Wholeness of Yourself” and the creator of the "Conscious Eating 21 Days Challenge" 

 

Interest & Hobbies:

Music, sports, nutrition, trekking, social sciences, indoor/outdoor games, reading, travel, pets, educational documentaries, neuroscience and neuroplasticity.

 

What makes me excited about working at Bumblebee Yoga:

I love working for Bumblebee Yoga due to the great work environment, friendly co-workers and the wonderful opportunity that the company gives me to design and facilitate different classes for the health benefit and proper social development of all its participants.

 

Qualifications:

• Certified Yoga Teacher (Asana, Yoga Philosophy & Yoga Anatomy +1000 Hrs.)

• Certified Restorative Yoga Therapist (Asana & Yoga Psychology)

• Certified Mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation Facilitator

• Certified Emotional Healer Therapist (Holistic Psychology)

• NDIS Worker Orientation Module

• SA Working with Children Check

• Disability Services Employment Check (DSEC)

• CPR Certificate

Previous experience:

For the past 20 years, I have worked with children, young, adults and elderly with a range of intellectual and physical disabilities. I found myself very passionate about my work in this environment and thoroughly enjoy getting to know my clients and helping them succeed. It’s one of the most rewarding roles I have ever had.

 

I love working with people of any age in order to support growth, development, independence and autonomy. I also have experience with mental health, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse and addiction.

 

I am a caring, compassionate and responsible care assistant with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for helping and looking after people so they can live with maximum dignity, comfort and independence. Multi-skilled and self-motivated with a dedication for providing personal and physical care on a one-to-one basis.

 

I'm pretty sure that working together we can co-create a life that doesn’t just look good on the outside, but more importantly, feels good on the inside.

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Hayley

Hayley is a Librarian, former school education facilitator on water literacy, English as a Second Language teacher, yoga and yoga nidra facilitator, author of the Captain Plop series of picture books on water education, ThinkBeings (a picture book on emotional intelligence and self-esteem), and Peace of the Puzzle: a novel.
“From 2007 to 2017, I had the privilege of helping to develop and then run a number of school education programs under SA Water’s Brainwave program, including writing picture books for younger students. It was a phenomenal experience in which I was able to realise and combine long-held desires of writing books and working with children. This led to writing for young children on the theme of EQ and self-esteem, two topics I had spent considerable time studying on a personal level.
2007 was a pivotal year for me, as it is also the year that yoga entered my life. After developing my own personal practice, I travelled to India three times, to experience different yoga modalities, culminating in doing my instructor training there.
I love sharing yoga with all age groups and am very excited to have the opportunity with Bumblebee Yoga’s school programs to combine so many of my passions (yoga, working with children, books and emotional intelligence). In addition, after undergoing the experience of brain surgery, I am likewise excited for future opportunities to facilitate yoga for those who have experienced any kind of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).”

Hayley’s other interests & hobbies include:
Travel; volunteering at home and abroad; reading; neuroscience and neuroplasticity - including how it relates to the quantum field; meditation; gardening; hiking (most satisfying experience so far was walking the entire 780-odd kilometres of Spain’s Camino de Santiago); cooking healthy food.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Bumblebee Yoga is one of my favourite hours of the week. Leah is a lovely instructor who works with you to get the most out of yoga and is always happy to accommodate everyone's needs. She always says anyone can do yoga and she makes that possible. Leah makes it such a supportive environment, I highly recommend her yoga sessions.

Erin, 21

Leah is an amazing yoga instructor, she has a great deal of yoga knowledge and has a caring, kind, and patient nature.  Her classes are lots of fun and always to the ability of the participants.  I would definitely recommend Leah (Bumblebee yoga) to anyone looking to start or expand their yoga experience.

Kerry, 55

Leah ran a fun and light-hearted mixed session of mindfulness and gentle yoga. I found the session easy to follow and appreciated Leah's accessible approach. She focused on teaching us how to find the benefits of the exercises through the process, rather than on achieving perfect poses. I am not very flexible, but I was supported to adjust the poses to suit my body and receive the benefit I needed from the pose. Leah is clearly very knowledgeable and a friendly, supportive guide. She put so much work into the session and I really appreciated all the information she provided. In the session I attended, she explained about the physiology of emotional regulation and how to incorporate yoga and mindfulness practice to support your mental health. I look forward to establishing the practices I learned today in my life moving forward and to attending more sessions whenever I can. I would recommend Bumblebee Yoga to anyone looking to try a supportive and soul-nourishing practice.

Meg