Meet our Teachers 

Our Teachers 

Meet the team behind The Yoga Collective Central Coast and get to know our family.  

Jeannie Parker

Jacqui Farrell

Sophie Schwarz

Hannah-Marie

Emily Chansard

Mardi Bell

Hajinder Frohlich

Mark O’Brien

Jeannie Parker

Jeannie has been teaching a variety of yoga styles for the last 5 years, but her yoga practice extends back to over 25 years, with a foundation of Ashtanga and Hatha. Growing up in the foothills of Byron Bay in the 90’s where she also trained for 16 yrs in classical and contemporary ballet at the Conservatorium of the arts with Southern Cross University where she was also trained in Yoga with teachers Rachel Zinnam and Louisa Sears. Finding a passion for music though dance, her passions led her to become an electronic music producer and DJ, founding her own business a record label named Solar Records.

Mardi Bell

Mardi has taught both nationally and internationally, gaining her teaching experience in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Restorative style teaching in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Nepal, India and Bhutan. She hopes to create space for students to connect, listen and nourish their ‘whole’ selves in this moment, gaining the tools for acceptance, gratitude and humility.

Emily Chansard

Emily has been living in Australia for over 10 years and been practicing yoga for many years. Born and raised in France, she moved to Australia in her twenties where her free spirit and love for the ocean continues to deepen. One day she decided to change her life and went on a journey of discovery to India to grow, to learn more about herself and the Universe, and to progress within the profession of teaching yoga.

Sophie Schwarz

Yoga has been the key part of Sophie’s life for four years now. What started as a new year’s resolution to commit a whole entire month to practice yoga daily, she found herself finally awake with a passion she never felt before and has not stopped practising since.

Mark O’Brian 

Mark founded Qi Health & Yoga in Manly over 20 years ago and has practiced Yoga for 28 years with well over 11,000 teaching hours under his belt. He is renowned for inventive, deceptively simple but inspiring classes  

Harjinder Frolich

Harjinder is a KRI Certified Professional Trainer, Yoga Therapist in training and an accredited Senior Teacher and Mentor with Yoga Australia.  At a time of great challenge in her life in 2008, Kundalini Yoga opened the doorway to her inner strength, potential and grace. She has since wholeheartedly dedicated herself to serving others, students and teachers alike. 

Hannah-Marie Powell

Expect to sweat and find the technical strength of Vinyasa. Hannah’s classes are strong yet delivered with graceful spaciousness to allow for the deeper connection to self through breath. She guides all levels of students beginner to intermediate to the depth of their practice. Her inspirational style of teaching will encourage you to rise to the challenge of beautiful sequences finding your strength within. Hannah’s friendly and smiley vibes shine through in her classes!  

Jacqui Farrell

Jacqui fell in love with yoga over 20 years ago where she was drawn to the physical benefits of strength and flexibility that yoga provides. However, as her practice deepened and became more consistent, she observed a shift in her mindset. Jacqui noticed an increased sense of calm and contentment within herself. .