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Mollie Cox

Owner + Founder + Course Coordinator + Lead Teacher

Mollie Cox is a Yoga Practitioner and a Senior Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher with over 1000+ hours of Yoga Teacher+ iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation Training behind her. She is an E-RYT (experienced registered yoga teacher) with Yoga Alliance Australia and International. Jala Yoga is registered as an Internationally recognised Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and offers Yoga teacher trainings. She is also currently studying to become a Counsellor to compliment and up-skill her work in the field of Trauma & Mental Health.

She draws from the methods of Ashtanga, Iyengar and Hatha Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy, as well as teaches iRest Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Pranayama. Mollie teaches a wide demographic of bodies, ages and minds in a trauma informed approach. She believes that there is no one way of doing anything, and reflects this in her teachings through having a million different ways to access all forms of practice. Her background in gymnastics, yoga and various forms of movement over 25 years has given her a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the human body and the way it moves. She is also a total nerd for neuroscience research and meditation, which helps her combine all practices of Yoga holistically to suit her clients needs. 

She is based on the Gold Coast for most of the year. When she is not here, she is either in India facilitating Teacher Trainings, hosting Retreats, or practicing with her teachers Mark Robberds + Deepika Mehta in India or Bali. 

Mollie has been practicing Yoga since the age of 15, however intensified her learning in the Ashtanga method from the age of 21. It has played a huge role in rebuilding her through recovering from Complex Trauma + Anxiety.  The lineage of her teachings includes Richard Miller, Sharath Jois, BKS Iyengar, BNS Iyengar, Swami Veda and Swami Rama. 

Mollie teaches in an open, light hearted way, while honouring the source of Yoga, in a way that is accessible to all levels of practitioner. Her aim is to hold space for each individual and meet them wherever they are at in their own body and mind.

She specialises in Yoga for Mental Health and has extensive experience in the mind-body connection, and the purification process that Yoga starts, therefore has the ability to hold space for her students through the myriad of emotions Yoga exposes us to in a kind, gentle and loving way. 

Mollie works one on one with both practitioners, teachers-to-be, and existing teachers to deepen their understanding of how Yoga and Meditation applies to them as an individual on a physiological and therapeutic level, and how to integrate into the way they live, rather than just an hour on their mat a couple of times a week. She empowers her students to cultivate a self practice and ultimately become their own teachers who see her as a mirror when needed. She has worked extensively with kids and young people, especially around using Yoga & Meditation to support mental health and emotional intelligence.  

She takes referrals from Specialists, GP's, Counsellors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and other Allied Health practitioners who are wanting trauma informed yoga & mindfulness as part of their patient treatment plans. She offers trauma informed yoga classes to self & plan managed NDIS participants. Mollie also works in the education space teaching how to use Yoga to support mental health in high schools, healthcare conferences and workplaces.

Mollie feels so blessed to wake up and share the practice that brought her out of the darkest hours of her life, and honoured to be able to empower those she comes in contact with to build their own practice and their own tool kit of shock absorbers for this wild ride we call life. 

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The Jala Yoga Team

Mollie has sourced the best of the best Health Professionals & Experts in their field to co-facilitate on the Jala Yoga 350hr Teacher Training.

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Oliver Crossley 


Physiotherapist + Senior Yoga Teacher

Oliver is a Physiotherapist, a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and Zen Buddhism, and advocate of holistic wellbeing and all things movement.

After first discovering Yoga and Buddhism whilst living in North-west India in 2011, Oliver quickly fell in love with the practice that ended up changing the direction of his life. Switching from studying Economics at the University of Melbourne, to Physiotherapy at James Cook University in Townsville, he had an aim of one day blending the worlds of Yoga and evidence-based medicine.

Oliver has had the privilege of practicing and learning from some of the world’s best Ashtanga teachers, including Matthew Sweeney, Mark Robberds, David Keil, Dena Kingsberg, and completed his teacher training in 2015 with renowned teachers Monica Gauci and Gregor Maehle. Oliver has taught Yoga and Meditation in studio, clinical and rehab settings since 2015.

Oliver lives right here on the Gold Coast, operating his business Yogic Physio and continues to practice and study with his teacher Mark Togni.

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Rebecca McWilliam


Bachelor of Psychology
AHPRA Registered

Rebecca lives on the beautiful Gold Coast, however graduated from James Cook University in Townsville, North Queensland. She graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology, and since then has worked with the Australian Defence Force, within the Criminal Justice System, with people with disabilities through the NDIS and now in Private Practice. She is a lover of Professional Development and has recently completed further study in Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Chronic Pain education, and Complex Trauma Therapy.

She takes a holistic view of therapy and won't just stop with you coming into the therapy room. For example, if you are someone who suffers from chronic pain she will make sure you are linked in with other specialists to ensure greater care (physiotherapist, naturopath, etc).

Bec is particularly interested in helping people who suffer from chronic pain, or those who need help in the areas of self-care, self-confidence/ self-esteem, social skills, career work, grief and loss, relationship issues, anxiety, stress, weight loss management, relationships, communication/ assertiveness, illness and/or injury, mindfulness training, and women’s health issues. She also has a large interest in burnout prevention in those people working in high needs fields.

Bec teaches on the Jala Yoga 350hr Teacher Training, and shares insights around how various mental health disorders present, and how to manage them effectively in a trauma informed yoga setting while staying within the scope of a Yoga Teacher. She also covers scope of practice, ethical considerations when working in the mental health space and self care/ burnout prevention for the Yoga Teacher. 


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Jessica Hewett


Acupunturist + Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Jessica Hewett is a registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner. After graduating in 2011, Jess took her practice overseas to Central America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. She established her own clinic in England which she worked in for 2 years, treating a variety of conditions using Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbs and Massage. Currently Jess is working in her clinic, Nuwa Natural Health, in Currumbin that is 4 years old.

During her career, Jess has always had a passion and interest in womens’ health. Jess has developed her skills and understanding in these areas by taking on postgraduate education as well as attending numerous workshops to further expand her knowledge in the
area of women's health and fertility. Jess moved back to Australia in late 2015, opening Nuwa Natural Health where she is excited to be working in her own practice focusing on fertility acupuncture, IVF acupuncture, pregnancy acupuncture and women's health.

Jess is currently completing her Masters in Reproductive Medicine and Chinese Herbal Medicine while running her Currumbin Clinic.

Additionally Jess has had many years experience working is spas and health retreats integrating Chinese medicine, Qigong, Meditation and Ayuvedic medicine into treatments and health plans.

Jess teaches Chinese Medicine in the context of Yoga + Therapeutics on the Teacher Training.


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Georgia Reupert-Allen

Pelvic Physiotherapist & Women's Health Specialist

Georgia Reupert-Allen is a Physiotherapist who specialises in Womens Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy based on the Gold Coast. Georgia has extensive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of womens health areas including pregnancy, postnatal, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary and faecal incontinence and musculoskeletal conditions. Georgia graduated with Distinction from Monash University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Since then Georgia has done a number of post graduate courses allowing her to assess and treat conditions specific to the complexities of Womens Health. Georgia is also a qualified Fertility Awareness Educator and uses this skill to teach women to understand and use the menstrual cycle as a marker of health but also to avoid and/or achieve pregnancy. She also uses this knowledge to ensure each of her clients are treated holistically, understanding that the unique differences in each person's hormonal profile means that everything from a rolled ankle to pelvic pain to changes in pelvic floor symptoms can be affected by their cycle.

Women are too often dismissed about their health concerns and Georgia is passionate about ensuring women have a safe space to discuss all concerns and is very diligent to ensure that each concern will be listened to, addressed and that treatment options will be made collaboratively. She aims to empower women to take control of their pelvic, menstrual and pelvic floor health with the goal being that every patient she sees knows their own anatomy, what is normal, what isn’t normal and all treatment options, allowing them to be personal advocates for their own health care.

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Madelene Moore


Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Ayurveda & Lifestyle Practitioner 

Madelene is an Ayurvedic Practitioner on the Gold Coast. She is devoted to educating and empowering her patients to understand their unique constitutional design, learn how to bring balance on a daily basis, leading them vibrant health, internal harmony & stability. 

 Madelene specialises in diet & nutritional corrections, wholistic rejuvenation & detoxification, daily and seasonal routines focused on eliminating the cause of imbalance, as well as prevention of illness & disease.   

Madelene’s journey towards Ayurveda 11 years ago, seeded from a love & curiosity for the traditional sciences of the body/mind, it’s connections to all things & the innate ability to heal its self.  

This journey lead Madelene to study Yoga & Reiki becoming qualified in: Hatha Yoga, Tantric Yoga, Brain Yoga, Partner Yoga, Kids Yoga, Pre & Postnatal Yoga and Reiki Masters. 

During this time of expansion and study, Madelene was introduced to the practice of Ayurveda. A healthcare system that was so deeply comprehensive & complete. She then began her own self study into Ayurveda completing programs, panchakarma cleanses and workshops under the guidance of senior Ayurvedic practitioner, Jade Newnham. 

 From there, Madelene had the privilege to study under Professor Jason Chandler, in Byron Bay at a Diploma level. 

Madelene has applied Ayurvedic principles through the preparation of conception for her two sons, during her time pre & postnatal, and continues to draw upon the timeless methods of Ayurvedic practice weaving this into the daily lives of her family. 

Madelene been involved in the creation of the online program Peace Mumma ~ Ayurvedic & Yoga program supporting pre & postnatal Mothers and baby, and also an Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Wellness online program for Living Ayur

She now appears on the Jala Yoga 350hr Teacher Training facilitating the Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Cooking workshop, and the occasional Yoga Retreat.

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Rebecca Harrison


AMHSW & Owner of Lotus Counselling & Therapy

Rebecca has over 13 years of experience working with individuals, couples, children, teenagers and families. Rebecca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and owns Lotus Counselling & Therapy. Working clinically with people from diverse backgrounds that present with anxiety, depression, stress, family trauma and sexual challenges, Rebecca's academic and professional background is influenced by anti-oppressive and trauma informed frameworks. Rebecca is currently completing Masters of Sexology at Curtin University and she has a particular interest in how the ecology around the individual's presenting symptoms contribute to their lived experience. 

Rebecca works on the Gold Coast in private practice. 

Rebecca will be educating our Teacher Trainee's on the topics of Social Justice, how it impacts mental health and how the Yoga Teacher can support their community with this awareness. 


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Genna Amos

 Neuro Occupational Therapist, Yoga Teacher & Jala Yoga Graduate

Genna is an OT who specialises in Neuro-rehabilitation and a graduate of the Jala Yoga Teacher Training. She has 10 years clinical experience working as an OT in both in Australia and the UK and is currently a Senior OT with Queensland Health, providing rehabilitation for adults following brain injuries, stroke and other neurological disorders. 

Genna has a huge passion for rehabilitation, evidence based practice and holistic health. Alongside traditional neuro-rehabilitation, Genna provides yoga, meditation and breathwork to individuals living with disability. 

Genna will be educating on the teacher training course on the topic of Adaptive Yoga for individuals with neurological disorders, and the importance of the mind/body connection.


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Samantha Cameron


Clinical Exercise Physiologist + Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher

Sam is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher with over 800+ hours of yoga training behind her, including being a graduate of the inaugural Jala Yoga Teacher Training. Sam is an Ashtanga Yoga practitioner and lover of all things outdoors. 

It's Sam's passion to merge together the knowledge of both western science and eastern practices to provide an integrated approach to physical, mental and emotional wellness and rehabilitation. In her integrated approach, Sam educates others around the science of the 'why's' and 'how's'. Why certain practices such as postures, movements, pranayama and meditation impact our inner physiology and neurological functioning, and how we can best use this knowledge to  manage our own rehabilitative challenges through these tools and understandings. 

Sam has worked in private practice, home, Telehealth, and rural & remote settings. Now working within her own business of Sama Wellbeing, Sam predominantly works via Telehealth to provide service to those all over the country. 

Sam takes particular interest in working with those living with chronic fatigue/fatigue related conditions and mental health challenges, additionally working with musculoskeletal injuries and athletes. Providing movement rehabilitation looks vastly different from condition to condition, person to person, which is why Sam finds so much joy in what she does; to facilitate a person gain greater internal awareness through felt movement, education, understanding, and safety is such an individualised experience. 

You'll find Sam teaching on the Jala Yoga 350hr Teacher training sharing her knowledge of the human body and physiological processes within, the 'whys' and 'hows' behind movement practices, and how to best support and provide safe and accessible yoga through understanding movement differences, and physical challenges. 

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Lorraine Chung 


Emergency Clinical Nurse 
Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher + Jala Yoga Graduate
Official Jala Yoga Assistant (aka Mollie's second brain)

Rainy’s caring nature has lead her down the path of healthcare. She completed Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Nursing and has been working in one of Australia’s busiest emergency department since 2010, whilst continuing her post-graduate studies and completed Masters in Emergency Nursing in 2013.

Experiencing the continual ups and downs of chronic stress and burnout working in frontline emergency healthcare, Yoga saved Rainy from burnout and quitting the healthcare industry entirely.

As a healthcare professional, she found the scientific, evidence-based and holistic approaches to Yoga particularly useful. Now a senior Clinical Nurse and a leader in her department, her mission is to educate and implement wellness programs for healthcare workers, spreading the benefits of Yoga, breath, mindfulness and meditation practices and continue to advocate for the health and well-being for the staff as well as her clients.

Rainy graduated from the Jala Yoga 350hr Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training, and is the official Jala Yoga Assistant, supports Mollie on the YTT program and organises Jala events such as community Yoga + beach cleans.

Mollie, Bec and Rainy co-facilitate retreats for frontline healthcare workers. Rainy has also completed a 20 hour Sound Bath Facilitator course.


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Cameron Gulliford


Critical Care Paramedic + Educator on the 350hr Yoga Teacher Training


Cameron is a critical care paramedic on the Gold Coast with motivation towards evidence-based and holistic contemporary healthcare practice that recognises a dire obligation towards trauma-focused resources within the community to enhance health outcomes.

Cameron was a combat veteran prior to work as a paramedic. He has completed a Bachelor of Paramedicine and a Master of CCP leading to specialisation as a CCP with Queensland Ambulance. Currently he is undertaking a Neuroscience Masters to advance his knowledge of mental health as to best appreciate individualised mental health needs within the community. This approach aims to augment prehospital point-of-care and emphasize an interdisciplinary evidence-based, yet holistic approach for patients and to support peers. 

As a veteran, Cameron was exposed to high-stress and high-trauma situations with subsequent recognition of PTSD and other trauma-induced conditions involving his colleagues leading to an interest in healthcare. Since working as a paramedic and with further studies and advancement to a clinical leader role, this drive has been strengthened. Constant exposure to traumatic cases, chronic stress, burnout, PTSD and an evidently increasing mental health suffering community has solidified Cameron’s belief that high-level, accessible, ethical, and trauma-informed evidence-based resources such as the Jala Yoga Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training is crucial. 

 Cameron will assist with physiology modules and support students in varied pathophysiology that they may encounter with their clients to safely teach, manage exacerbations and when/how to refer on to appropriate services will emphasise their needs and values. He will also undertake short research courses to assist the yoga teacher with basic research skills and how to effectively review literature to better support an ethical approach in the increasingly confusing landscape of misinformation and unethical practices that enable best client results. 

Cameron is looking forward to teaching as part of the Jala Yoga team and meeting students that will shape a responsible and ethical contemporary yoga community.

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