Gabrielle Boswell - Director

II have been teaching yoga since 2002 and consider myself blessed to be able to share that which I am truly passionate about with others through regular yoga classes, workshops and retreats.  Yoga is a practice of awareness: body, breath and mind - the vehicles through which one finds harmony and connects with spirit. My classes explore a balance between stability and ease of movement. When the body feels supported, it opens naturally. 
The yoga I teach is of a creative nature, using smooth transitions between postures , themes and imagery. It is gentle and nurturing, with options and modifications so everyone can participate. Bhava yoga is inclusive, not exclusive; you are encouraged to move your body in a way that is ALWAYS pain free and in a comfortable range of movement. 
I completed a Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy and Level I iRest Yoga Nidra certification early 2013 and incorporate my knowledge of anatomy, health and wellbeing into all my teachings.


Wendy Bradtke-Director

Wendy Bradtke’s interest in Yoga and eastern spirituality began in her teens. During her early career as a Fine Artist, she studied yoga as a compliment to her work with Life Drawing as an artist and teacher. She discovered Bhava Yoga in the late 1980's and made an immediate connection with its creativity. Later, she came to Creative Dance as an expressive extension of Bhava Yoga.

Wendy sees Yoga and Dance as an amazing vehicle for exploring creative potential. She is dedicated to helping students to create a sense of self that is resilient, creative and transcendent. Wendy is Bhava's most experienced teacher having taught continuously at the Centre for 22 years. She teaches a relaxed style of Hatha Yoga, emphasizing ease of movement and freedom from strain. She creates an atmosphere in class where students feel comfortable in their own range of movement. She believes flexibility, stability and strength in yoga go hand in hand, and that a relaxed body and mind are key to progression in yoga.

Wendy has studied Meditation, Yoga & Ayurveda with Dr Deepak Chopra, Davidji, Claire Diab and Dr David Frawley at the Chopra Center in California. She is a graduate of Chopra Center University and a Chopra certified Meditation Instructor. She returns regularly to attend retreats and courses at CCU.

She teaches Dr Chopra's Primordial Sound Meditation at Bhava in a weekend course during the year, and it is her great joy to give participants their personal meditation mantra during the course.   

Wendy is currently completing a 400hr certification with Dr David Frawley in Ayurveda, Yoga, Mantra and Meditation therapy to become an Ayurveda Yoga Wellness Consultant. 


Melisa Macchia

I feel blessed and honoured to share my teaching journey at Bhava community where I completed my Diploma in 2013.

After many years of working as an Accountant, dedicated to the big companies’ world, I decided to go back to my origins enjoying what I am doing. I have been brought up in an artistic environment (dance, music, and painting), and through Yoga, I have gained connection with those parts of me which I really love.

Yoga at Bhava has awakened in me a new dimension of subtleties. And I am grateful I can transmit that into my practice while guiding my students to the best of my abilities and my heart searching for integrity with body, mind and spirit.

My classes are gentle and offer an invitation for intentions - reflections, focusing on the breath in coordination with body movements.


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