Meet our Yoga Instructors

Mantra Schultz
Creator of Flex Hot Yoga
Mantra began his yoga practice 20 years ago on a journey through yoga temples, Indian ashrams and various parts of the globe to learn the art and science of yoga. He has been teaching yoga for over ten years, and in 2011 he founded Flex Hot Yoga to change lives and create a hub in Brisbane for a community of yoga teachers and students to grow together. Mantra oversees all areas of training and development, and is present throughout the studio to guide every student on their journey. His style as a teacher is fun, knowledgeable and challenging.
Tracy Jemmott
Yoga Teacher
I love sharing my enthusiasm for yoga. I have a balanced yoga practice enjoying power, ashtanga and yin yoga. I believe every student has the potential for great strength and I take time to facilitate the best alignment possible and offer caring guidance during my classes. For me, yoga practice is a time to just "be". I have found that, Whatever the question - Yoga is the answer!
Bryce Tunny
Yoga Teacher
Basically, I am a Yogi. I practise yoga asana every day, and I try to practise yoga in my life. My passion and the focus of my teaching is Power Yoga, but I also practise and teach Yin Yoga, which I find to be an excellent balance to the dynamic Power style. The Power style I teach is Power Living Yoga, which is derived from a merging of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. Ashtanga, smooth flowing vinyasa practise with each new pose held for 5 breaths and Iyengar, precise biomechanical alignments of the body with long holds.
Krissi Elsley
Yoga Teacher
My introduction to yoga started as a little girl, watching my mother do her yogic breathing each morning. Ballet and gymnastics played a big part in my childhood, but it wasn't until age 18 that I actually attended my first full yoga class. Since then, I have had a love affair with this beautiful holistic practice and have been an active participant on and off the mat for more than 22 years. Becoming a yoga teacher was a natural next step when the opportunity arrived to study in February 2012. I’ve been a full time instructor ever since sharing my joy and love of yoga. Having 15 years experience in my career as a remedial massage practitioner and involved in many aspects of natural health, my classes are well balanced to create challenge, fun, and to fully relax, leaving you feeling nurtured with an inner smile… maybe an outward smile too.
Ruthie Mc Grath
Yoga Teacher
Early 2012 found me in a place where I desperately needed change in my life, but I didn’t realise it at the time. My bestie suggested I participate in Yoga Training. I obviously didn’t have enough going on in my life, teaching six various fitness programmes and being GFM for a Platinum Fitness club, so I was less than enthusiastic! I was attending the odd yoga practise. I wanted the serenity so evident in those around me, but it was such a struggle to be authentic and honest with the noise in my head, and the life I was leading. Deep down, I didn’t really believe myself to be worthy of peace. I felt I was a long way from being a yoga teacher, however I undertook Teacher Training, not necessarily to teach... but like many graduates before me, life has guided me to share my love of yoga to the Brisbane community. Join me on Sundays for some yoga bliss!
Katie Havelberg
Yoga Teacher
I started yoga because I like to be active and I had always felt a certain pull towards this ancient practice. It quickly became the best way for me to ‘get out’ of my own head. Yoga has taught me that the impossible can become possible, with perseverance. I have a daily practice incorporating a balance of different styles of yoga – Power, Ashtanga and Yin. I became a yoga teacher because I felt like I was being greedy keeping yoga all to myself! Now I have the opportunity to share all of its benefits with anyone who will listen. As a Medical Scientist (in my real life) I bring a focus on functional yoga - anatomy, alignment and building long term joint health & stability – to both my teaching and my practice.
Nadia Vitetta
Yoga Teacher
My first yoga experience was a 6am Ashtanga class. Everyone began chanting and om’ing and I remember thinking to myself “what have I gotten myself into”. To say I was confused throughout the practice is an understatement…they don’t even speak English! But as I looked around (a steady drishti wasn’t yet my strength) I couldn’t help but notice everyone had this “thing”, a glow in their whole bodies and way of being… I now think of it as the “yoga glow” and I’m so thankful I stumbled across this little gem that is yoga. It truly has changed my life from the inside out and continues to open my mind and body beyond conscious understanding with every practice I do.
Anna-Carina Tetzner
Yoga Teacher
I first came across yoga during my last year of university, looking to relieve stress and ease back pains after a long day of studying. However I soon discovered that yoga wasn’t just making me feel better physically, but that the practice was also starting to change my entire outlook on life. I started to live more mindfully, treating my own body with more respect, and I experienced a big shift in what I perceived as important in my life. In 2013, I completed the 200 Hour Teaching Training at Flex Hot Yoga, which was one of the best decisions of my life. I love teaching in a way that honours and supports each student’s individual journey, empowering students to practice with integrity and authenticity.
Wendy Schwarzenecker
Yoga Teacher
Modern society, as I know it, is focus driven, goal achieving and sometimes very stressful. As a busy working mother with teenage children I was looking for sanctuary. At 43 years old I discovered my first yoga class. The simple thought of time for oneself, without guilt or judgment was well received. The physical practice of yoga was challenging, however with familiarity, continuous practice and self-reflection, true inner awareness began to prevail. As a proud graduate of the 2015 Flex Hot Yoga Teacher Trainee group my intentions are simple: I aim to bring some calm, peace and warmth into this very busy world.
Jacki Wilson
Yoga Teacher
I started practicing yoga at 41, but wished I started at 21. Although very active and sporty throughout my life, I really did not know anything about yoga until it was suggested that I try it to “stop the mind chatter”. The thing is when you practice yoga and the mind drifts, chances are you’ll fall over, I don’t like to fall over so I worked out yoga might just actually make me change my habits. I was fortunate to find a studio and teachers that taught the yoga that I enjoyed and needed – Power Yoga. Seven years later, I now teach yoga but still draw on the inspiration from my former and current teachers. I remember the feeling of release, gratitude and unexpected emotion that my teachers helped me release during their classes by encouraging and speaking to me through the teachings of yoga.
Merridy Woodroffe
Yoga Teacher
I came to yoga for the physical benefits and stayed for the bliss. My practice is traditional ashtanga in the lineage of Sri K Pattabhi Jois through my guru Mark Robberds – devotion and detachment over a long time. From the outside the name of the postures and the sequence may seem routine; however every single practice is different emotionally, mentally and physically and I find that endlessly fascinating.