Hayley Uberti

Student level

My yoga journey started officially in 2012 when my dance career ended due to injury. I had delved in yoga for many years prior to this but it wasn't until I realised that yoga was fundamental to my healing on a mental and emotional level that I became curious about yogas rich history and philosophy.

I like to teach classes that encompass asana, pranayama, kriyas and meditation. I teach with a theme weaved throughout the session that allows students to embark on a journey or have something to 'take away' off the mat.

Teaching & Certification

I completed my first teacher training privately in Kerala, India in 2016 with an Indian Yoga Master. He has been my mentor since then and I have also just completed a mentorship program with Sian Pascale here in Melbourne.

I have done many short courses and workshops in Bath, London and here in Melbourne over the last few years including Hugh Lee's Advanced Yin and Chinese Medicine 50 hr course.

Teaching Style

  • Adjustments/Assists:
    If I know the student well enough, yes I do!

  • Theming:
    I always have some sort of theme or intention for class and usually have either a quote, poem or reading to share.

  • Sequencing:
    This changes but usually I chose pranayama, asana and kriyas that match or support the theme. Coming from a dance background the flow is important to me.

  • Music:
    I love using music to envoke emotion or bring a feel to the class. Garth Stevenson, Kiasmos, East Forest, Jon Hopkins, Jane Winther just to name a few.

On & Off the Mat With: Hayley Uberti

As a yoga teacher, what inspires and motivates your teaching?

Being able to practice yoga regularly myself so I am constantly discovering and exploring through my own journey.

How has your own yoga practice evolved since becoming a teacher?

It has definitely changed, I used to focus on more of the physical practice, but now my daily sadhana is mostly pranayama, kriyas and meditation.

Do you have any yoga teachers that you admire and/or look up to? Who are they?

Yes, Sian Pascale, Amy Coghlan.

For those of us that haven't practiced with you before, what can we expect from your classes?

Creative sequencing, strong poses and good tunes.

What type of class could you teach all day, everyday and why?

Although you might suspect it would Vinyasa, I still love to teach traditional Hatha that strips down the fast pace and encourages deep self-enquiry.

Do you practice any other form of movement or fitness besides yoga? If so, what kind?

Sometimes dance classes, just for fun now!

I teach with a theme weaved throughout the session that allows students to embark on a journey or have something to 'take away' off the mat.

What's your go-to spot in Melbourne to get inspired?

It's getting out of Melbourne and taking a hike, usually a theme or deep thought arises in those moments of simplicity.

Which 3 icons or figures would you want to sit next to at a dinner party and why?

Oprah, Deepak Chopra and Ekhart Tolle.

Finish this sentence. "I feel the most like myself when..."

I am by the ocean.

And lastly because it's fun, what animal do you identify with?

This is a tough one - Deer (intuitive, sensitive, and spiritual) but then on the other hand a Lion (fast, confident and bold).

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