Kate has a Physiotherapy background. She has practiced Physio and taught Pilates in London & Johannesburg for the past 20 years.

She moved to Sydney in 2022 where she joined Holixir. She has been instrumental in developing the pre-natal movement offering at Holixir. She is intrigued by the connection between the function of the body and the impact it has on self-esteem. She is currently completing a Diploma in Counselling. 


What is your favourite class to teach?

All of them! So long as people are moving in a way that suits their bodies, I am happy to teach!


What does community mean to you? 

Community to me, is living in an environment where support, care and steadfast relationships are available. 


When you’re not teaching?

When I am not teaching I am gardening, studying (I have a deep interest in humanity and what makes us who we are) and connecting with nature. 


Karlyn has been dancing since the age of 4, Graduated ED5 international school of Musical Theatre in 2012 and since then has performed…

overseas for the last 8 years as a Dancer, Aerialist and Dance Instructor.


Karlyn has performed for Ringling Brothers Circus (USA), Celebrity Cruise lines (USA), Theatre shows in (Hong Kong) danced in Bollywood movies, television and commercials in India, Asia, New Zealand and currently still dance for Samba Brazil, performing at weddings and events.


After returning home she discovered my love for teaching Pilates and Fitness. She graduated her Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness at AFA and completed her Certificate in Barre and Reformer. I enjoy educating, supporting, and motivating my clients throughout the health and fitness journey. 


What is your favourite class to teach and why?

I enjoy teaching Barre. It’s the perfect combination of dance and pilates, my two favourite forms of exercise. I love how the music pumps you up, it’s fast paced, and it leaves you sweating and shaking. 


What does community mean to you?

Creating a supportive and positive environment. I feel the fitness industry gives myself and others a sense belonging. 


When you’re not teaching, what excites you?

Travelling to new places, camping and taking my paddle board out. I enjoy spending my spare time outdoors and being active.


I’m Jess – an energiser bunny, surf and water baby, yogi & lover of travel. I’m currently studying Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University,

and work for the Manly Rugby Team in game day coverage, as well as previously being a personal trainer. I teach a high energy, upbeat class – expect a glute burn to be on the cards, and sweat is guaranteed!

Community & connection is what makes me love teaching Pilates; I enjoy meeting new people, hearing their stories & sharing experiences. Building connections, to me, is one of the most fundamental aspects of a fulfilling and positive life, and I’ve also discovered that whilst travelling ritually to Indonesia and exploring many islands with a wide array of people.

So if you ever need travel tips look no further! See you soon!


Claudia is passionate about sharing the teaching of the traditional yoga practice. Having spent timein India, I became more immersed in the magic of the practice.

I practice daily myself either through hatha asana, breathwork and meditation. I have completed my 7 day Vipassana in 2021 whichtaught me the power of stillness.


What is your story?

Claudia, or known as Clouds. Has been living on the Beaches for the last 14 years, but originally aDutchie. I share the practice of Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga at Holixir. I love sharing the practice, asit is so powerful. We live such a busy life that the mat really becomes a home to give back to yourselfso that you can show up again in the world.


What is your favourite class to teach and why? 

Yin Yoga, we live such busy lives and I love seeing students fully surrendering into their softness andrest.


What does community mean to you? 

I love community, gives my soul so much life. I love learning more about others, and then bumpinginto them in other parts of the beaches is such a nice feeling.


When you’re not teaching, what excites you?

Travelling, Nature, Reading, Salty dips


Emily teaches Barre and Mums & Bubs Pilates classes in Sydney and share mini home workouts. Mum of two boys.

Emily’s mission is to help as many mums and people as possible to get fit and stay motivated offering simple, yet challenging full body workouts to make them feel more energised, confident and more in control of their day. 


Favourite class

Definitely a barre class! Barre uses your own body weight to work multiple muscle groups simultaneously. Plus, isometric movements help you engage smaller muscles that often get ignored. Barre builds strength and endurance, improves flexibility, posture, core strength and balance. It is a full body workout that’s surprisingly hard and pretty fun 😉 


When not teaching

Family time, running, beach, bush walks, yoga, coffee, peanut butter and porridge! 


What excites you

Being with my family, the beach, sunshine, flying back to the UK 


What does community mean to you

People supporting and looking out for each other


What is your story?

I am a kiwi who moved across the ditch in 2015. In my first month or so here, I fell in love…

with the practice of yoga and the transformative power it holds. This led me to complete my teacher training in 2017 and since have been fortunate enough to work as a yoga teacher. I have always been very interested in holistic wellbeing and looking after the whole person. I have studied both psychology and human nutrition and university and I believe yoga truly supports mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. 


What is your favourite class to teach and why?

I don’t think I can pick a favourite to teach! There’s a space for both Vinyasa and Yin in my heart. Vinyasa is super fun and flow-y, it’s challenging and it’s rewarding. Yin is especially grounding and feels like indulgent escapism. It’s a true joy and honour to teach yoga where we get to experience the power of the breath, a tapping out of repetitive thought patterns and a deep connection to our true selves. 


What does community mean to you?

Community means a lot to me. On a basic level, being a part of a community is gorgeous in the way that the mundane is elevated through feeling of joy that gets sparked when connection is made and felt. I believe community is also a large contributing factor in one’s sense of belonging. The yoga community is especially dear to me and I love getting to know each and every person who comes to class.


When you’re not teaching, what excites you?

When I’m not teaching, the beach never fails to excite, alongside nature-filled family getaways that stimulate all the senses. 


Lana is a very experienced personal trainer and group instructor who is passionate about helping women balance their own health goals without…

sacrificing time with their family, work and social life. 


Lana teaches in the warehouse space at Holixir. You can experience her style in Strength and Tone, Boxing, HIIT and LIIT classes. 


She will inspire you with great music and helpful techniques, to get the most out of every movement. Her sessions use functional movements that work to build strength throughout your whole body. Each session is fun, and will keep you looking forward to your next class. You will work hard, but never beyond your capability, because she understands how to get the best out of you. 


Lana decided to start a career in health and fitness in 2012 after over 14 years working in a corporate marketing job. She realised the importance that regular exercise brought to her physical and mental strength, and wanted to help others see the benefits of the right training and nutrition to their overall sense of wellbeing. 


Lana is a mother of two boys of her own aged 7 and 11 and understands how to train pre and post natal clients, along with clients with injuries and those who are new to interval training. 


When you’re not teaching?

I love to hang out with my family and friends, adore a splash in the ocean, live and breathe great nutrition, and look forward to an infrared sauna to recover from rigorous training.


If you’re new to Strength, HIIT or Boxing don’t be nervous, I will ensure that everything is clearly explained and you find your next favourite class.


Tom was born in Israel and moved to Sydney in 2016 and fell in love with it. She found her love of exercise just before moving to Sydney!

Very early on inn her fitness journey she found the non-physical benefit of moving her body even more motivating than the physical ones. Training has helped her in my low times and kept me going in my high times.


Tom completed her Personal Training course in 2019 as she decided she want to share her view and approach with other people, and help them feel the same way. Later on Tom found reformer pilates and it’s amazing benefits for overall strength, flexibility, maximising range of motion, and mind-body connection- all that whilst moving in the safest way.


Given her strength and conditioning background, which she loves implementing into her pilates classes (and find it an amazing way to track progress!)- you can expect Tom’s classes to be dynamic, challenging, strong, and satisfying.

Tom’s classes are layered in a way that allows all levels to participate.


Expect to work every muscle in the body and leave the class feeling amazing and energized!


Can’t wait to see you in class!



Julie teaches Reformer Pilates, Mat Pilates, Joint Mobility classes, Seniors Pilates, Children and Teenagers Pilates, Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga.

Julie has been teaching Pilates in the Northern Beaches for 15 years. She became certified as a Polestar Studio/Mat and Reformer pilates instructor in 2008. Julie re-certified in BASI full studio pilates in 2021 to keep her skills up and be trained on the newest equipment.


Julie loves people and the chance to help people enjoy movement, move functionally and alleviate pain. She has joined her love of people and desire to help others with her interest in research and continuing education allowing her to teach movement to anyone anyway they need to get the outcomes they desire.


Favourite class to teach?

My favourite class to teach is Restorative Yoga because she believes most people do not take enough time to consciously rest For one’s body to become stronger healthier it must rest as well as work.


What does community mean to you?

Community is sharing attitudes and interests in common. The sense of community that Holixir provides to the teachers as well as the clients makes Julie happy.


When you’re not teaching?

I enjoy live music! I spend most weekends dancing to local bands and attending festivals.

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