AMBASSADORS

The RISE as ONE  Ambassadors have demonstrated a genuine commitment to communicating a strong and clear message about the essence of yoga. They embody the qualities of a true yogi; kindness, compassion, service and inclusion. They are giving their time to be of service and share the message; that when we come together and Rise as One we as a "global family", can make a huge impact.


Rochelle Schieck Creator of Qoya Qoya. Rochelle's creation of her movement system Qoya has been informed by her passion to explore the emerging essence of the feminine, movement, personal trainer and  massage therapist experienced, shamanic energy healer and her degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts.

Rochelle Schieck

Creator of Qoya Qoya. Rochelle's creation of her movement system Qoya has been informed by her passion to explore the emerging essence of the feminine, movement, personal trainer and  massage therapist experienced, shamanic energy healer and her degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts.

Ayya yeshe  Founder of Bodhicitta Foundation NGOs. Ayya has spent over 8 years in the slums in Nagpur, India. Working with people from the community previously known as ‘untouchables’. She works in India and other developing countries to empower mainly women and children with education, job skills, human rights, health and wellbeing.   

Ayya yeshe 

Founder of Bodhicitta Foundation NGOs. Ayya has spent over 8 years in the slums in Nagpur, India. Working with people from the community previously known as ‘untouchables’. She works in India and other developing countries to empower mainly women and children with education, job skills, human rights, health and wellbeing. 

 

mark whitwell Mark has taught yoga for over twenty years throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He was both the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga. Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life  

mark whitwell

Mark has taught yoga for over twenty years throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He was both the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga. Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life

 

 
Mark O’Brien Mark O’Brien has been teaching yoga since 1996. Born in England, he moved to Australia leaving a successful career in advertising to open Qi Natural Therapies & Yoga in Sydney in 2001. His vision is to inspire others to lead a vital, healthy and happy life.

Mark O’Brien

Mark O’Brien has been teaching yoga since 1996. Born in England, he moved to Australia leaving a successful career in advertising to open Qi Natural Therapies & Yoga in Sydney in 2001. His vision is to inspire others to lead a vital, healthy and happy life.

Duncan Peak Founder, Master Facilitator and CEO of Power Living. With 14+ years of teaching experience behind him. Duncan continues to share his modern-day yoga philosophy with the  global yoga community.  

Duncan Peak

Founder, Master Facilitator and CEO of Power Living. With 14+ years of teaching experience behind him. Duncan continues to share his modern-day yoga philosophy with the  global yoga community.

 

Eoin Finn Eoin is the founder of Blissology, which explores strategies for bringing more joy, awe, love and bliss into our lives. Blissology is about mining for the source of love inside of all of us that is especially evident when we are quiet and present in Nature.  

Eoin Finn

Eoin is the founder of Blissology, which explores strategies for bringing more joy, awe, love and bliss into our lives. Blissology is about mining for the source of love inside of all of us that is especially evident when we are quiet and present in Nature.

 

 
SIMON BORG OLIVIER Simon is the co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy and has over 33 years experience teaching yoga. He inspires people all around the world. Simon's passion for yoga has led to the creation of Yoga Synergy daily yoga classes, workshops, teacher training courses and international events.

SIMON BORG OLIVIER

Simon is the co-founder and owner of Yoga Synergy and has over 33 years experience teaching yoga. He inspires people all around the world. Simon's passion for yoga has led to the creation of Yoga Synergy daily yoga classes, workshops, teacher training courses and international events.

Bryony & harry lancaster Bryony and Harry are the co-creators of Egg Of The Universe; Sydney’s only integrated yoga studio and wholefoods café. They are inspired to find ways to guide their family, their business and their life from the inside out; allowing all that they create and offer to be an extension of their personal practice.

Bryony & harry lancaster

Bryony and Harry are the co-creators of Egg Of The Universe; Sydney’s only integrated yoga studio and wholefoods café. They are inspired to find ways to guide their family, their business and their life from the inside out; allowing all that they create and offer to be an extension of their personal practice.

TARA JUDELLE Tara is the creator of Embodied Flow, which is a continuum of movement and expression that draws from the discoveries of various hatha, tantric and somatic movement systems in order to experience yoga as a living art form.

TARA JUDELLE

Tara is the creator of Embodied Flow, which is a continuum of movement and expression that draws from the discoveries of various hatha, tantric and somatic movement systems in order to experience yoga as a living art form.

 
ROBERTO MILLETTI & FRANCESCA CASSIA Roberto and Francesca are the founders of Odaka, which is a full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of life with awareness, joy and empowerment. It is a lifestyle that constantly creates synergy and synchronicity, promotes self-awareness and green consciousness and develops a deep respect for all living creatures. 

ROBERTO MILLETTI & FRANCESCA CASSIA

Roberto and Francesca are the founders of Odaka, which is a full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of life with awareness, joy and empowerment. It is a lifestyle that constantly creates synergy and synchronicity, promotes self-awareness and green consciousness and develops a deep respect for all living creatures. 

 
Richard & Sara   Baimbridge Richard & Sara are one of China's most well-known teaching couples for both traditional and Vinyasa-style yoga as well as AcroYoga and Thai Massage. Richard was a pioneer in bringing both the practices of Vinyasa and AcroYoga to China. As a couple they travel across China doing Teacher Trainings and workshops.

Richard & Sara   Baimbridge

Richard & Sara are one of China's most well-known teaching couples for both traditional and Vinyasa-style yoga as well as AcroYoga and Thai Massage. Richard was a pioneer in bringing both the practices of Vinyasa and AcroYoga to China. As a couple they travel across China doing Teacher Trainings and workshops.

 
Honza & Claudine   lafond The Ladond's are founders of YogaBeyond®, and the practice ACROVINYASA™, a highly transformative and inspiring stream of yoga. Claudine believes that anything is possible. Her personal mission in life is to live a life of purpose fuelled by love, truth and courage. Honza is an adventurer and a spiritual truth seeker. He has turned his creative interests into entrepreneurial endeavours such as the evolution of yoga within the global community, motivational education, the art of social media, inspirational photography and more.

Honza & Claudine   lafond

The Ladond's are founders of YogaBeyond®, and the practice ACROVINYASA™, a highly transformative and inspiring stream of yoga. Claudine believes that anything is possible. Her personal mission in life is to live a life of purpose fuelled by love, truth and courage. Honza is an adventurer and a spiritual truth seeker. He has turned his creative interests into entrepreneurial endeavours such as the evolution of yoga within the global community, motivational education, the art of social media, inspirational photography and more.

 
 
ryan rockwell "The Yogi Marketer", Ryan has turned his experience and passion for yoga and marketing into one of the most highly sought after marketing strategyst for companies like: Yoga Journal, National Geographic, Vegetarian Times and Backpacker, His passion is  showing clients how to make an incredible living by getting clear on what they love about yoga and sharing that gift with the world.  

ryan rockwell

"The Yogi Marketer", Ryan has turned his experience and passion for yoga and marketing into one of the most highly sought after marketing strategyst for companies like: Yoga Journal, National Geographic, Vegetarian Times and Backpacker, His passion is  showing clients how to make an incredible living by getting clear on what they love about yoga and sharing that gift with the world.  

 
cristina arango Cristina is a dreamer and seeker. She is a firm believer that love is medicine and that the daily practices of yoga and meditation are profound opportunities for gathering our daily dose. Her energy and passion for humanitarian and social causes have ramped up and today she is pouring her heart and creativity to into Rise as One  

cristina arango

Cristina is a dreamer and seeker. She is a firm believer that love is medicine and that the daily practices of yoga and meditation are profound opportunities for gathering our daily dose. Her energy and passion for humanitarian and social causes have ramped up and today she is pouring her heart and creativity to into Rise as One

 

 
joey liang Joey is a Malasian based yogi. Joey teaches mindful movement, breath awareness and connection to the tradition of yoga. She is always inspired by her teachers and committed to give back to the universe whether through yoga charity or other charitable activities.

joey liang

Joey is a Malasian based yogi. Joey teaches mindful movement, breath awareness and connection to the tradition of yoga. She is always inspired by her teachers and committed to give back to the universe whether through yoga charity or other charitable activities.

 
ryan whitewolf Ryan says : "Travelling around the world and raised by an Indigenous man it put me on a road of discovery to the true medicine within music. To fully devote to the songs of country, to the noble heart is my path. Within all cultures, music has been used in ceremony, to celebrate, to heal and to carve natures way with the songs of country.When surrendered, country gives you songs, and it becomes medicine".   

ryan whitewolf

Ryan says : "Travelling around the world and raised by an Indigenous man it put me on a road of discovery to the true medicine within music. To fully devote to the songs of country, to the noble heart is my path. Within all cultures, music has been used in ceremony, to celebrate, to heal and to carve natures way with the songs of country.When surrendered, country gives you songs, and it becomes medicine".   

 
lulu & Mischka Lulu and Mischka are two souls devoted to supporting the awakening of humanity through music and stillness. The Australia based, international couple come to share their message and soulful songs with you to sing as one. Ancient mantras meet English lyrics; modern melodies fuse with magical harmonies, enriched by Lulu’s lush vocals. 

lulu & Mischka

Lulu and Mischka are two souls devoted to supporting the awakening of humanity through music and stillness. The Australia based, international couple come to share their message and soulful songs with you to sing as one.
Ancient mantras meet English lyrics; modern melodies fuse with
magical harmonies, enriched by Lulu’s lush vocals. 

 
Rosie henshaw  A childhood lived amongst the clouds at the foothills of the Himalayas in India, meditation & music formed the foundation of her spiritual journey.  Now in this moment of life, Rosie shares her light as a holistic Kinesiologist, a soul singing songstress and sitar playing intuitive sound weaver of the healing arts. Her unique artistry will strum upon your heart as her sound unfolds your mind into the sweetness of your soul, where you will rest in the stillness of your being and awaken to the light within.

Rosie henshaw 

A childhood lived amongst the clouds at the foothills of the Himalayas in India, meditation & music formed the foundation of her spiritual journey. 

Now in this moment of life, Rosie shares her light as a holistic Kinesiologist, a soul singing songstress and sitar playing intuitive sound weaver of the healing arts. Her unique artistry will strum upon your heart as her sound unfolds your mind into the sweetness of your soul, where you will rest in the stillness of your being and awaken to the light within.

 
Sonia Ribas Sonia is the founder of Yogin'it   global platform for yogis and by yogis, which reaches thousands of people around the world daily. Yoga marked the beginning of a new lifelong journey – personally and professionally.  In 2012 Sonia's dream his dream became a reality with the birth of Yogin' it yoginit.coman open, warm, nurturing space, where people would find inspiration and support for their Yoga Lifestyle, and where teachers from all over the world would share their message. 

Sonia Ribas

Sonia is the founder of Yogin'it   global platform for yogis and by yogis, which reaches thousands of people around the world daily.

Yoga marked the beginning of a new lifelong journey – personally and professionally.  In 2012 Sonia's dream his dream became a reality with the birth of Yogin' it yoginit.coman open, warm, nurturing space, where people would find inspiration and support for their Yoga Lifestyle, and where teachers from all over the world would share their message. 

 
Soren Trampedach Work Club’s founder Soren Trampedach has an impressive 20 year career in leadership positions in several industries with a focus on the office furniture industry. He developed Work Club to provide businesses with a unique solution to the challenges posed by the rapid pace of change in the working environment.

Soren Trampedach

Work Club’s founder Soren Trampedach has an impressive 20 year career in leadership positions in several industries with a focus on the office furniture industry. He developed Work Club to provide businesses with a unique solution to the challenges posed by the rapid pace of change in the working environment.

 
Catherine Stace Entrepreneur, Change Agent, Health Advocate, Co-Founder, SW/TCH Festival and Keynote Speaker. Catherine has more than 30 years’ experience in the corporate and not-for- profit sectors. Her expertise is in developing disruptive change strategies and leading the business growth across reputation, revenue and relationships. 

Catherine Stace

Entrepreneur, Change Agent, Health Advocate, Co-Founder, SW/TCH Festival and Keynote Speaker. Catherine has more than 30 years’ experience in the corporate and not-for- profit sectors. Her expertise is in developing disruptive change strategies and leading the business growth across reputation, revenue and relationships. 

 
Mia Munro Mia Munro is the founder of Miako. She is an author, a speaker on social innovation, a mentor and a leader who believes that social innovation is the way to shift humanity.

Mia Munro

Mia Munro is the founder of Miako. She is an author, a speaker on social innovation, a mentor and a leader who believes that social innovation is the way to shift humanity.

 
 
Kelly Schwantes Kelly works as a Content Marketing & Social Media Specialist with experience working in the USA, Australia and through South East Asia. She believes social change and social media go hand in hand, which has led her to working together with Rise As One. She's an avid traveller, a dedicated yogi and a lover of all things sun, sand and sea.  

Kelly Schwantes

Kelly works as a Content Marketing & Social Media Specialist with experience working in the USA, Australia and through South East Asia. She believes social change and social media go hand in hand, which has led her to working together with Rise As One. She's an avid traveller, a dedicated yogi and a lover of all things sun, sand and sea.

 

 
Cynthia Sciberras YOKE Magazine Cynthia Sciberras is a Sydney-based creative, passionate storyteller, photographer, as well as the founding editor-in-chief of YOKE®, a refreshingly independent print magazine, exploring creativity and consciousness with the aim to ignite social change

Cynthia Sciberras

YOKE Magazine Cynthia Sciberras is a Sydney-based creative, passionate storyteller, photographer, as well as the founding editor-in-chief of YOKE®, a refreshingly independent print magazine, exploring creativity and consciousness with the aim to ignite social change

 
SARA RICKARDS Founder of FuckGiving. Sara AKA the Sustainability Ninja and Fuckgiver, is both a Biomedical Scientist & Environmental Engineer. This cheeky potty mouth has disrupted the higher education system, construction industry and now she has her eyes set on the economy ( she's a full-time bad-ass creating change wherever her part-time mermaid adventures take her ).

SARA RICKARDS

Founder of FuckGiving. Sara AKA the Sustainability Ninja and Fuckgiver, is both a Biomedical Scientist & Environmental Engineer. This cheeky potty mouth has disrupted the higher education system, construction industry and now she has her eyes set on the economy ( she's a full-time bad-ass creating change wherever her part-time mermaid adventures take her ).

 
Meg Spry Meg’s work as a psychologist is informed by her Yoga practice. Conversely her yoga teaching is informed by her studies in psychology and ongoing evaluation of research into the effectiveness of yoga interventions in addressing psychological illness and improving wellbeing.  

Meg Spry

Meg’s work as a psychologist is informed by her Yoga practice. Conversely her yoga teaching is informed by her studies in psychology and ongoing evaluation of research into the effectiveness of yoga interventions in addressing psychological illness and improving wellbeing.