The Teachers

Mandy Marshall


Mandy Marshall is the owner & principal teacher of Yoga Balance.

She holds a Bachelor of Education, a Diploma of Yoga Teaching, a Certificate of Exercise Therapy & has undertaken many further studies in functional anatomy & applied physiology. 

Mandy is dedicated to making the benefits of yoga accessible to our mainstream lifestyles 

& firmly believes in the demystification of yoga, embracing it’s continued adaptation to modern needs. 

Mandy’s classes aim to improve functional mobility, strength & general well-being. 

They are laid-back and friendly, with emphasis on improving mobility, stretching, strengthening & relaxation & breathing techniques. 

She has been teaching for 14 years in various settings including, yoga studios, community centres and gyms, now teaches exclusively at Yoga Balance.

Jen Quested


 Jen Quested is qualified to teach Sivananda Yoga, & holds an Advanced Diploma of Yoga 

and a Masters of Yoga Certificate from the Australian Yoga Academy.  

She has a keen interest in yoga to suit the seasons, regulating chi 

& using movement to balance meridian lines in order harmonize body & emotions.  

Jen teaches mild to average level flow classes & like all of our teachers, 

her classes are multileveled & suitable for beginners as well as experienced students.  

Jen’s gentle, friendly approach makes the yoga experience accessible for everyone.

Laura Dixon


Laura Dixon has foundations in Raja Yoga & Yin, however her passions & qualifications 

include meditation, prenatal, postnatal & restorative yoga.  Her classes provide 

a safe, warm & inviting space for participants to practice yoga, where the whole person, including the well-being of body, mind & spirit, is welcomed and valued.  

She encourages participants to seek an intuitive response from within, using their body, movement, stillness & breath to garner the multiple benefits of yoga. 

A meditation practice included in all classes.  

Our Focus



At Yoga Balance emphasis is placed on benefit through stress relief, personal awareness and gaining skills to manage the demands of everyday life.

The teachers at Yoga Balance seek to facilitate yoga in a manner that is widely accessible for the great variety of people who attend our classes.

Students are encouraged to listen to their bodies and develop their own balance between the individual demands of their lives and the techniques and tools learnt in class.

And in this manner find their own place and balance between

 mind, body and spirit.


 All Yoga Balance teachers hold full professional indemnity & public liability insurance.