About us

About the Teachers at Hornsby Yoga

Shirley Deffert is the principal and director of Hornsby Yoga Studio. Shirley is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. She has been practising Yoga for more than 40 years and is experienced in several styles of Yoga. Shirley has completed intensive teacher training and undergone a rigourous assessment process. She continually updates her knowledge and skills at Yoga workshops and continuing education events for Iyengar Yoga teachers.
 Shirley has taught Yoga in many different venues over the years. Schools, Gyms, Evening colleges, Universities, Cruise Ships, Community Halls etc. But realized that these places were not really suitable to bring out the best in Yoga. No equipment, usually dirty rooms, noise, people wandering in and out of the class, crowded classes, no time to help everyone etc. So eleven years ago she started Hornsby Yoga in a clean quiet venue with
proper equipment to help students get the most out of their Yoga. Small classes and time for individual attention. 

  Fiona Lisle is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher with several years of successfully teaching Yoga to children. She is also well experienced in teaching adults.
Our studio caters for the serious yoga practitioner. Where you can find yoga classes that run for over 1 to 1 1/2 hours, are small enough for individual attention and supply all equipment needed for a safe supported environment.  
Fibi Avagliano is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher who will take you through gentle movements on Thursday evenings.

Alice  is a qualified Flow Yoga teacher who has a class on Thursday night. Alice's class is in the Korean Language.