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.
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.
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.
We acknowledge and respect the Arakwal People of the Bundjalung Nation; who are the traditional custodians of the land where we film + practice.