Teacher Information

First Name


Last Name



Astrid Pickup_1442577960

Yoga Information

Yoga Style

Children's Yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra



I’ve been a student of yoga since 1999. By 2004 I took my love of yoga to the next level and began the IYTA Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training, graduating in 2005. I have continuously taught Yoga classes since mid 2004 with the majority of my classes being taught in the classical Hatha style including asana, pranayama, relaxation and meditation techniques.

I like to expose myself to many styles of yoga practice and bring those elements into my teachings. I am constantly attending workshops, conferences, courses and classes in various styles of yoga to further my knowledge. I have also been training since 2004 with GKR Karate and attained my 2nd Dan Black Belt in 2016.

In January 2019 I completed a 300hr Course in Yoga 5 elements and am registered with Yoga Alliance in the US as an RYT500, E-RYT200 and YACEP. I have a Level 3 Senior Teaching membership with Yoga Australia and have been President of IYTA as well as Vice President and Treasurer. I currently sit on the IYTA Committee of Management.

I teach in my own private studio (Gaia Yoga, Thornleigh) and also teach at Millennium Gym and local schools. I love teaching and have students in their teens through to their 90s. I have students with disabilities and students who can do more with their bodies than even I can. If you attend my classes I will make sure that the practice is safe for you and enjoyable.

for many years I was a lecturer on the IYTA Teacher Training Diploma course heading up the Asana Team and lecturing on subjects such as body alignment, posture reviews, asanas, inversions, teaching skills and props/special needs.