Simone Barry (born 1958)
Yoga Teacher

Inner City of Sydney
M: 0405 828-649

Insured for Public Liability, Products Liability and Professional Indemnity
(W.R Berkley, 1/9/2008 - 1/9/2009)


Career Objective:

To further my career as an Astanga yoga teacher I would like to find more paid positions in Sydney health gyms and yoga schools and eventually obtain full-time work as a yoga instructor.


2000 to present -- part-time Astanga Yoga Instructor,
Broadway Gym, Newtown Gym, Glebe Neighbourhood Centre, Yoga Solutions Pty Ltd, Mighty M Gym (Pagewood), Dance Central (Surry Hills).

I have been employed part-time for the past 9 years. The main achievements of my teaching during this time have been:

  • Accommodating a wide range of individual abilities within a large class
  • Creating a safe class environment by making students aware of possible injuries
  • Inspiring and extending individual student potential
  • Communicating knowledge and personal experience in the process of learning yoga
  • Imparting personally developed strategies to overcome obstacles to student progress
  • Seeking student feedback in order to improve future classes
  • Developing customised introductory beginners' courses
  • Using knowledge of anatomy to advise students of ways to improve their technique and precision for overall health and fitness
  • Promoting health and well-being using preventative natural methods including a spiritual component.

Prior to 2000 -- In between domestic duties in raising a child, and full-time study for a BA Visual Arts degree (UNSW, 89), I worked as: Receptionist at Shiatsu Ryohu College, Surry Hills (94-95); Panchakarma Therapist at Ayurvedic Clinic, Manly (91-93); various waitressing, service and sales jobs (80-86); General Nurse at Balmain Hospital (75-76).

Education, Training and Experience:

Member of the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia - Level 2

BA Visual Arts, UNSW (1989) -- specialised in photography

Shiatsu Certificate, Shiatsu Ryoho College, Surry Hills (1994)

Trained as Ayurvedic Health Therapist, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre Manly (1990)

Trained in classical Russian Ballet (1988-96).


I have a number of references/testimonials from students and employers:

Others can be provided upon request.