Founder of HOV. Growing up in an off-the grid house, Duncan learned Transcendental Meditation at the age of 12, and was introduced to yoga at the age of 16. He spent his summers canoe tripping in northern Canada, and went to school for Performance Dance, and Biomedical Science in Toronto. He started teaching yoga in 2007 and launched his own yoga teacher trainings in 2015. His style of teaching is lighthearted, meaningful and draws on both traditional and contemporary forms of yoga.
Depending on the class, Duncan can be the teacher that cranks the tunes for hot sweaty flows, or the teacher that prioritises slow mindful alignment, or the teacher that embraces quietness and stillness for an introspective experience. Duncan believes its important to meet the student where they are at, and that is why he enjoys teaching different styles of yoga and movement.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DUNCAN...
"Call it a yoga crush at the highest level of ‘om’ if you will, and perhaps why it resonated with me above other moments of platonic amour is because meeting Duncan made me fall in love, not just with him, but with my yoga practice as well."
MEGHAN MARKLE - DUCHESS OF SUSSEX
"I love Duncan's intenso classes, not only are they an incredible workout but Duncan makes them so fun with his humour and impromptu dance parties. I have become so much stronger in my yoga practice, I held my first handstand yesterday!"
LEANA K - AUSTRALIA
" I started taking your amazing vinyasa classes in Toronto, and when you moved to Australia, I couldn't find a similar teacher. I was so excited when you launched HOV, because I love your vinyasa classes and now it feels like I get private lessons with you in my home."
MICHAEL C - CANADA
Cassie is pure yoga magic. Dedicated yoga practitioner, inspiringly smart, incredibly strong and deeply compassionate. Her love for yoga philosophy and all things anatomy shine in her classes that are full of wisdom. With over 15 years teaching experience and having trained hundreds of yoga teachers, Cassie’s teaching will take your yoga to a whole new level.
Cassie teaches an intelligent blend of alignment based hatha and vinyāsa yoga as well as the quieter and more nourishing practices of yin yoga, restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation. She is known for her passion and precision, while keeping it fluid and fun. Cassie taught for many years at Pure Yoga in Hong Kong, then at Power Living in Melbourne before moving to Byron Bay where she teaches for HOV and Creature Yoga.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CASSIE...
"There are no words emotive enough to express the level of guidance, truth and support this woman encompasses. She is all heart. Intricate cueing, strong asana, genuine connection, light and funny... an essential experience.”
EVELYN S - AUSTRALIA
"Cassie's advanced vinyasa classes are so fun, and really smart. I have done some really cool things in her class that I didn't think I could do. Also, her practice is amazing, sometimes I just watch haha. I love her honesty and straight forwardness. "
TAMARA B - GERMANY
"Cassie's yin classes are out of this world - she knows so much about Chinese medicine and fascia. I learn so much in her classes, and don't even get me started on the wise philosophy she drops throughout class."
JOHN B - USA
Mei is a ray of sunshine, full of positive vibes, has the strength of an ox and the grace of a dancer. Mei is a physiotherapist and will keep you inspired to keep going in her pilates and yoga classes with educational anatomy, jokes and her vibrant attitude. Mei spent 14 years training as an elite acrobatic gymnast, she has the tricks and tips to grow your strength and practice.
Her background is in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and pilates so you can expect her classes to be functional, intentional and also very challenging. Mei has taught at a variety of studios in Sydney, Melbourne and now in Byron Bay where she teaches for HOV, BodyMindLife and Fluid Form Pilates.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT MEI...
"Mei! Your classes are so good. I love your Power Flow classes and your pilates classes. Your cues are amazing and I am totally inspired by how strong you are - how do you talk and do everything at the same time?!"
SHEILA M - AUSTRALIA
"Just did your vinyasa class on HOV. You had some really creative transitions which I am going to steal for my classes! I loved your pacing- not too slow and not too fast, perfect for me!"
ROSE M - CANADA
"I joined HOV mainly for Duncan's classes, but now I am totally hooked on Mei's Intenso and pilates classes. They are so creative and hit all the right spots for my body. She is an amazing addition to HOV."
KARA N - UK
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