Why Kinetica – Castle Hill

Kinetica Yoga and Pilates was born out of the vision to create a specialist yoga & mindful movement community in the Hills district, where our experienced teachers wholeheartedly embody the practice of yoga and pilates daily, sharing their continual passion and knowledge with the community, in or for our members to growth and transform physically and mentally.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced practitioner, we’ve got you covered. We offer bespoke classes to cater for all levels. Kinetica invites everyone of any age to join us and experience the journey of exploring your own personal transformation.

We offer a variety of styles – Vinyasa, Hatha, Slow & Restore, Yin, Sweat Heat and Beats and Reformer pilates. We’re the only studio in the Hills with infrared heaters.

Kinetica have coached elite professional athletes including NRL & AFL teams, corporate wellness events and everyone who wants to connect and improve their life.

Some of our yoga teachers doing a class in Castle Hill
Yoga stretching on the beach

Dedicated Yoga & Pilates Teachers

Our highly-trained and dedicated teachers provide a welcoming and open space for students to unwind, connect back to themselves and deepen their practice, both on and off the mat.

We offer heated and non heated classes. Our heated classes are set at 25 & 32 degrees with Infra-red heaters, which are great for detoxing the body, increasing circulation. The studio is fully equiped with beautiful shower and change-room facilities. High quality Manduka yoga mats, blocks and straps are provided.

We look forward to seeing you on your mat!

Our Team

Rosalind Evans

Director, Yoga & Pilates Teacher

Rosalind set foot in her first yoga class in 1999 and first studio pilates class in 2000.
Since then Rosalind’s yoga journey has evolved and progressed through various different yoga lineages as well as using yoga and pilates as a tool to manage and over come a chronic hip injury.

A trained classical ballet/contemporary dancer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in dance from Queensland University of Technology.

Ex professional dancer, including dancer with The Wiggles and teaching since 2003, including ballet & conditioning coach for the NSW Junior Womens Artistic Gymnastics development squad and yoga & meditation teacher for NSW State of Origin Blues, Penrith Panthers and Sydney Swans.

The movement and yoga has always presented a sense of joy and fulfilment for Rosalind, however when she transitioned from professional dancer to a corporate career in media advertising that the calming and grounding effects of yoga really hit home. Yoga was now not only a tool to move the body, but release stress, aid digestion problems, calm an over active mind and gain perspective on life. Realising that life behind a computer screen wasn’t for her, Rosalind left the corporate world and returned to teaching full-time, immersing herself entirely in the yoga realm and further exploration of the body, mind and breath.

Rosalind has completed over 650 hrs of teaching training with Power Livings Duncan Peak, the inspirational Octavio Salvadore at the Practice, Bali and world renown Rod Styker. Further to this Rosalind has continued to learn and be inspired by international teachers Tara Judelle, Elena Brower and Ana Forrest. Rosalind has training in both Classical and contemporary pilates.

Rosalind loves to share her passion and dedication for yoga with her students and takes joy in guiding each individual through this transformational process. Rosalind’s classes are alignment focused, dynamic and strong, with a deep connection to the breath and mind.

Anneriek Favelle

Yoga Teacher

Anneriek is a Sr Yoga Teacher with 18 years of experience in many yoga disciplines. She has an unique ability to teach challenging practices in a light hearted and joyful way. Her vinyasa flow classes are inspired by Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow, creating powerful flows with movement to stay connected to the softness this practice can offer you. In her own practice she has a great love for arm balancing practices for the strength and self-trust these poses require.

Anneriek has completed a three year apprenticeship in Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga, 100 hr Yin TT, 300 hr TT with Mark Stephens (Author of Teaching Yoga and Yoga Sequencing) and completed 200 hr TT in Prana Vinyasa Flow with the internationally renowned yogini Shiva Rea. Anneriek had taught over 10,000 classes.

Anneriek is very passionate about yoga and loves to share her knowledge to help create healthy bodies, peaceful minds and an awareness in living.

Christina Ahamnos

Yoga Teacher

Christina is a student, practitioner and teacher of yoga.

Christina’s first introduction to yoga came in 2011 when she was playing competitive water polo. Part of her training involved heavy weight lifting and she found herself suffering crippling back and neck pain.

After working through her injuries with regular and dedicated practice, Christina’s attention was quickly drawn from the physical side of yoga to the spiritual and she developed a deep love and respect for the boundless gifts it offers those who are willing to explore it with an open heart.

Living in London for 5 years, Christina was fortunate to be a karma yogi at TriYoga – one of the largest studios in the world.
Here, she was able to immerse herself in a variety of different styles and to learn under the care and guidance of incredible teachers in both traditional class environments and in workshops.

Returning briefly to Sydney to complete her 200HR YTT, Christina then set off for Los Angeles where she took yoga classes at every studio she came by and attended workshops on crystal vibrational meditation, Kirtan and Tantra.

From LA she travelled to the source, India to complete her 500HR YTT in Vinyasa flow.

Christina’s classes are a mix of Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and guided meditation. She likes to weave some of the spiritual, subtle and philosophical elements of yoga into her classes and music is an integral part.

Simple, intelligent sequencing make Christina’s classes available to all levels.

Heather Ford

Yoga & Pilates Teacher

I first found yoga about 10 years ago after “retiring” from Irish Dancing. I was inspired by the athletic practice and discipline that yoga provided. It soon became clear that yoga provided more than just the physical Asana practice. I was able to find an inner peace and quiet that helped me release my tension and provide more clarity both on and off the mat. I felt that I had found a calling and started to seek out all types yoga including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Forrest, and Bikram. Before leaving the United States, I completed my first 200-hour teacher training and continue to take various trainings now that I’m in Australia. I invite everyone in my class to learn and grow together, accept our imperfections and practice ahimsa through asanas. For me, the practice of yoga is being able to be in the moment and allow the opportunity to laugh, push, and accept yourself. I hope to share that with every practitioner.

Mel Murray

Yoga Teacher

Mel Murray is a qualified Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, with a passion for movement and wellbeing.

Mel discovered Yoga in 2012 after she suffered a hip fracture, which required surgery and long rehabilitation program. Realising she needed to move away from high energy, high impact exercise as a way to manage her osteoporosis, Mel found her way into a Yoga studio. Since then, Mel has not looked back!

Mel completed her 200 Hour Yoga training with Power Living in 2015. She has gone on to complete 500 Hour pathway training with Power Living in Advanced Vinyasa and Being of Purpose philosophy. This year Mel will complete Yin Yoga training.

In addition to her Yoga qualifications, Mel has completed Certificate III Group Exercise and Certificate IV Personal Training. She will also complete Pilates Matwork in 2018.

Mel offers a strong yoga practice which challenges students to maintain good alignment and calm breath, as the gateway to tapping into the higher purpose of the asana practice.

When she is not on her Yoga mat, you will find Mel walking her beloved beagles, cooking up a new healthy recipe or spending time with her family and friends.

Will Chow

Yoga Teacher

Will first came to yoga after his chiropractor suggested he gave to a try to help his injured back. Initially Will wasn’t too sure, as he thought is was something only women did. But after his first class, Will was hooked and his passion for yoga continues to grow daily.
Will has gone onto completed numerous trainings, including – 200hrs YTT with Inyoga and a further 150hrs with Body Mind Life including international teachers Maty Ezraty and Noelle Connolly, whom Will continues to be inspired by and trains with weekly.

Will classes are slow and strong, with a firm emphasis on the breath and alignment.


Pilates/Yoga Teacher

Olivia grew up dancing at every possible opportunity. Her passion and dedication saw her graduate from dance college and work as a professional dancer and musical theatre performer on the West End stage, her life long dream! This love affair of movement led Olivia to find yoga and in 2016, she completed her yoga teacher training at The House of Yoga in London. She moved across the world to Sydney in 2017 and became an accomplished yoga teacher. She has further developed her knowledge by adding STOTT PILATES® to her skill set.

Olivia will guide you through a well rounded anatomically based class, challenging you to build strength and mobility.

Maria Jackson

Yoga Teacher

Maria started practising yoga 20 years ago while she was a full-time mum with two young children and was immediately blown away by how good a workout it was! As her family lived around the world she has maintained a regular practice in different countries.

In 2011 she completed her teacher training and has taught continually since then.

Her classes cater to the beginner as well as the more advanced yogi.

Maria believes yoga is excellent for building muscle strength and flexibility but unique in its ability to provide mental clarity. On top of all that, it is completely accessible to everyone, young and old… she believes there are no limitations to anyone starting a regular yoga practice.

Now in her mid 50’s, Maria has a deep respect for the practice and knows that yoga will continue to play an important role in her life. She hopes to share this enthusiasm with all her students.

Her motto is to focus on what you can do in class and to enjoy the process so that you will keep coming back.

Hayley Driscoll

Yoga Teacher

Hayley began practicing Bikram Yoga in 2007 in a freezing New York winter. The discipline and focus she gained from the hot room taught her how to regulate her emotions and she soon realized that daily practice was the perfect medicine for her body and mind.

After a 7 year Bikram practice, a relocation to London, and the birth of her daughter, Hayley completed her first 200 hour Heated Hatha training with Jimmy Barkan. A year later she completed her level 2/3 teacher training with Jimmy, incorporating Vinyasa with traditional Hatha Yoga.

Hayley taught in London at Breeze Yoga, Yoga flame and Hot Bikram Yoga.

After a move back to Australia in 2014, Hayley continued practicing Bikram and worked for local studios in Sydney’s North Shore. In 2015 her body needed a change and she found her home base at Power Living.

After a year of dedicated practice, Hayley was given an opportunity to start teaching with the prestigious team. She has since completed trainings with Duncan Peak, Sarah Powers (Yin) and most recently trained with Yogarupa Rod Stryker.

Hayley’s classes are a blend of physical intensity and truthful communication. She hope’s that students leave feeling like they have a deeper understanding of themselves as it’s her job to help people connect with their inner teacher. She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin styles of Yoga.

To her classes, Hayley brings with her years of training as a singer/actor, and is passionate about open, honest communication. As a singer she regularly shares the sounds of Mantra with her students. For Hayley, Mantra practice is profoundly powerful and healing and she hopes to share this with fellow seekers.

Yoga has transformed Hayley’s life and still is to this day. Hayley is blessed to be able to teach this ancient practice.

Lana Jeavons-Fellows

Yoga Teacher

Lana is a dedicated student with over a decade of personal practice.

Her classes are challenging and fun with a strong focus on alignment and connecting movement to breath.

Lana completed her Teacher Training through BodyMindLife.


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