Yoga to Inspire!

I am a Vinyasa Yoga & 5Elements Dance Facilitator Teacher currently Based in Byron Shire, NSW. I  have spent my recent summers visiting & performing at transformational festivals in Australia and New Zealand with my embodiment and yoga-dance workshop YogaRhythms.

[See more on my MUSIC page.]

I love to guide students not only though the physical asana, but invite them to witness the magic of their own creative life force energy by tapping into the rhythms of nature and the pulse of life! – thank you Shiva Rea!

My classes are a mix of modern Yoga techniques; fluidity, strength and geeky physiology talk with the more traditional; mantra, philosophy and meditation to create connection, empowerment and balance in each class.

“It’s so great to have Wednesday morning yoga instructor Rire back! I love her class! She has a special gift for talking us through the each posture and I have never wanted to work so hard. Even though this is a “basics-introductory” class it is super challenging. I feel like I’m in training. Inspiring and awesome!”

– Jane (Abundance Mind Body, Auckland)

“THANK YOU for the most incredible series of classes…. Without a doubt the best yoga experiences I’ve ever had have taken place on that lawn.”  

– Melanie Hall, Waiheke Island. 

Who Am I?

I teach yoga, facilitate dance workshops and DJ! Rire” is the name my father gave me which means ‘to laugh’ in French – He says – the joy you feel when no one tells a joke! … Hence the “RIA” Rireinaction Alias….

I have travelled plenty, living for long periods of time in Australia, New Zealand and Europe mixing and connecting with many cultures and communities offering me a large pool of life experience to draw from in the yoga room & dance Floor.

“Thanks for yoga this morning! I really enjoyed it… I don’t do very much yoga so I liked how relaxed and ‘be-yourself’ it was.  Also really loved your authentic presentation of the class – that “yoga voice” stereotype that some people use really distracts me, so I really appreciated how you just brought your real personality.” – Jeremy Warne (Morning People)

Growing up on rural Waiheke Island, New Zealand we had a house full of crystals, plants, animals, bikes, inspiring books, an abundant veggie garden –  Dad was always meditating, listening to spiritual talks, and playing sitar, while mum supported my love, or should i say – Infatuation with riding horses! We were a vegetarian house hold, so I was lucky enough to start out in life with a deep respect for the land and all it’s plants and animals evoking a natural, healthy lifestyle and love of nature.

My dad, now a student of the A Course In Miracles is perhaps my best teacher. He’s always there to provide wisdom and useful life tips. Back in the day he traveled extensively, spending a lot of time in India bringing back with him stories of great Gurus, Swami’s and Wizards (yes Wizards!) which set me on the path of Yoga.



Work With Me

I am available for

  • Private group sessions
  • One on one yoga classes
  • Corporate wellness events with YogaRhythms
  • Beginner yoga programs
  • Music supervision for Yoga studios.

View events calendar HERE

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