Yoga Teachers


Kehry Frank

A qualified teacher for more than thirty years, Kehry is the founder of Vitality Yoga, co-founder of the Vitality Yoga Teacher Training Course, Kinesiologist and Feng Shui consultant.

Kerhy is also a qualified nurse and highly respected natural therapist of many modalities providing her with a strong knowledge of the physical and energetic body and the connection between the two.

Kehry developed Vitality Yoga when she saw the need to develop a style of yoga that was more accessible and suitable for the average person's body and lifestyle.

Her extremely successful integration of Hatha postures and other healing modalities will guide you through a unique yoga experience, helping you develop a deep awareness of ways to self heal, in a harmonious and nurturing environment. Kehry is the senior teacher on the Vitality Yoga Teacher Training course and has trained many of Bendigo's yoga teachers.


Melanie Chapman

As daughter to Kehry, Melanie has practiced yoga virtually all her life, including extended periods of training in ashrams, monasteries and retreats in India, California and Thailand. Melanie has been teaching yoga for more than 12 years. She originally trained in the Sivananda tradition in 2004 and has since trained with Vitality Yoga, Donna Farhi and Heather Agnew of Trinity Yoga.  She recently began her Yin training with Jennifer Crescenzo and is currently completing a 12 month post graduate course with Jenni Morris-Jack of Ihana yoga, a style that emphasises research-based functional movement. She is a yoga teacher, personal trainer, fitness instructor and massage therapist, specializing in Fit yoga, Prenatal yoga, Gentle yoga, Beginners Yoga, Mums & Bubs and Vinyasa Flow.

She is a senior trainer on the Vitality Yoga Teacher Training Course and owner of Vitality Yoga.

Nardine Ralph

Nardine trained with Vitality Yoga in 2010 and has been sharing her love of yoga with students ever since. Nardine is also a trained Body Balance Instructor. A member of Yoga Australia, she has studied in Vinyasa Flow, Fit/Dynamic, Yin and Children’s Yoga and continues to deepen her knowledge and self enquiry through her own daily practice. Nardine shares her alignment based and breath centred practice with others enabling the simple joys and benefits of yoga along with the body awareness and understanding that comes from experiencing their own practice. “ Yoga is not about touching your toes, it's what you learn on the way down”

Kate Robinson

Yoga is a part of Kate's daily life; living from her heart and bringing gentleness and love into her daily interactions. Vitality-trained, Kate's classes focus on connection to breath and movement, creating a rhythmic flow that supports you to honour your body and soul.
Kate completed her Yin teacher training in 2015, with renowned leading Yin teacher trainer Jennifer Crescenzo from Luminous yoga.
Yin yoga is an opportunity to slow down, observe your body, breathe and draw awareness within...
Kate helps support practitioners to be gentle with their thoughts, loving with their actions and create a space within themselves to connect, release and let go physically, emotionally and energetically.

Katie Sutton Feb 2012

Katie Sutton

With over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, Katie is a leader in exercise physiology and group fitness and we are delighted to have Katie training with us as a yoga teacher. Because of her extensive exercise background, Katie's classes will offer a different take on familiar postures. Her effervescent, caring nature makes for an equally fun and restorative class.

Simon Phelan

Simon graduated from the Bikram Yoga College of India in July 2009, in Palm Springs California.  Since then he has taught and practised in Los Angeles, New York city, Paris, Sydney and Rishikesh India. Simon works as a guest yoga teacher in Bali and 5 studios around Melbourne and his trained in Bikram method, Vinyasa Ashtanga and Pilates. 

"Yoga has completely changed my life and I love to teach. I am very grateful to the Yoga community worldwide for providing me with the opportunity of continued growth as both a teacher and student."


Annie Townsend

Annie is an experienced mental health practitioner and group facilitator. She has over 10 years of working in mental health with Beyond Blue and in her own private counselling practice, specialising in anxiety, depression and trauma management.  

Annie has a Diploma of Raja Yoga (School of Santhi India) and qualifications in Vinyasa Flow (Yoga Trinity) and has been teaching yoga in Bendigo, Victoria since 2009. In her classes, Annie blends her learnings from Raja Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, taking students through not just movement but a discovery of postures that are designed to strengthen and build steadiness of mind. 

Helen Reimers

I enrolled in yoga teacher training with Vitality to enrich my own knowledge and understanding of what yoga is. I had witnessed just how powerful our thoughts are, I had watched on with great awe as my own daughter who is physically challenged learnt to visualise not just a movement, but a whole yoga class, the positive impact that this had on her physically, emotionally and spiritually was profound. I am now committed to life long learning in one way or another through yoga, I will always seek to create a safe and inclusive space for everyone to have change to develop or deepen their yoga practice.

Bernie Loughnane

Bernie Loughnane

I am currently a Teacher in Training in the Iyengar methodology of Yoga. I am passionate about the principles of Yoga, and its accessibility for all ages and stiffness or health ranges.

When you participate in your first Yoga class, there is a sense quite possibly of a spark. With an ongoing Practice of Yoga on your mat, a transformation simultaneously begins to occur away from the mat and throughout our life.

This is as BKS Iyengar has said “shines a light or illuminates our life”. The joyful practice of Yoga offers us a place to begin. Our physical health and wellbeing adjusts as we become more familiar with the poses.


Amanda Lowe

Amanda first began practicing yoga in 1999, seeking a natural therapy to aid recovery from an illness. She instantly fell in love with the transformative power of breath! Having come from a background in classical ballet, Amanda was drawn to Vitality in 2012 & particularly Vinyasa Flow. Wanting to deepen her personal practice & knowledge, Amanda studied with Vitality Yoga Teaching Academy in 2016 as well as completing her Vinyasa sequencing training.

Amanda offers a strong flow based on building strength, correct alignment & flexibility of body & mind. Amanda warm personality resonates within her classes.

Raelene Gooch

Raelene embarked on the yoga journey following several serious asthma attacks over the past 10 years. She uses the breathing and relaxation techniques in her everyday life, on both a personal level, as well as in her classroom, to help her students regulate their emotions, calm their mind and become more mindful in their everyday interactions and practices.

"Yoga has changed the way I live, the way I interact with people, and the way I see the world. It has taught me how to care for my body and mind, and to care for the people I love. Yoga has introduced me to some of the most inspiring and genuine people, and their passion for wellbeing and non judgemental acceptance of others, has made me a better person.

My motto.... Be the change you wish to see in the world"

Leanne Roulston

Leanne Roulston

Leanne trained with Vitality after seeing the difference yoga made to her life. Initially, Leanne only pursued Teacher Training as a way to deepen her own experience and understand more about this rich tradition. But her role as a teacher in secondary education meant she soon gravitated toward the teaching side of yoga. Today, Leanne finds that teaching yoga is a lovely way to connect with people – as most of her days are busy working on Learning and Development projects. Education is another of Leanne's passions and she finds particular joy in passing on her love and knowledge of yoga to beginners who are just starting out on the yoga journey.

Joanne Fifer

Joanne started yoga simply as a form of exercise. Following years of regular practice the physical benefits were evident, but the more profound changes occurred subtly over time. Improvements in mindfulness, breath and body awareness brought with them a sense of ease where there otherwise would have been discomfort.

Joanne undertook teacher training at Vitality in 2015 and is grateful for the opportunity to teach and encourage others to explore breath, mindfulness and movement practices to make a difference to their lives - particularly for those who "aren't flexible enough" or "can't sit still" - it's not so long ago she said the same things myself!