Mon - Sat 5:45am-7pm, Sunday CLOSED


Park Avenue Lane, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450


Our Team

our teachers & their offerings

om yeah yoga - Eden Hookway-Jones

Yoga Teacher & Studio Director

Eden has completed her 200 hours YTT in India and another 70 hours of Yin YTT, as she wanted to deepen her own practice and share with the wider community how yoga has changed her life. As an ex high school teacher, Eden is passionate about helping people get to know themselves and create a balanced lifestyle. She teaches intentional, and heart centred dynamic flows. Her warm, fun and non-judgemental energy can guide you to find your zen or gain more strength no matter where you've come from or where you're going. In 2019 She built om yeah yoga, with a desire to build something more than just a studio - that would be a safe, welcoming place that would let others shine as themselves as yoga helped/and helps her to be herself too! Catch her on the mat for many styles ranging from meditation and yin, to vinyasa and hip hop yoga!


Satya Yoga therapy - Lauren Raelph

Yoga Teacher

Lauren is an Australian based Yoga Student, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist who facilitates Yoga Classes and Yoga Therapy sessions on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Lauren has been Teaching since 2007 and personally practicing since 2000! During a class or session with Lauren you can expect authentic yoga methods (Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Kriya, Meditation) taught in a warm and accessible way with curiosity, generosity of spirit & lots of support if you'd like it. Her classes are an opportunity to create space for yourself to build strength and vitality, and to cultivate inner integrity. Lauren educates in a way that will invite you to develop a compassionate and intuitive sense of your individual boundaries and innate personal potential. Lauren's philosophy is that Yoga itself offers tools that touch on the whole spectrum of human experience. Oustide of Yoga, Lauren is a mum, a movement therapist, a visual artist, a dedicated birth support doula and a studio pilates instructor. She's a bit of a green thumb, who you will more often than not find digging in the dirt in the veggie patch growing delicious food for her young family. Laure's QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy, Somatic Stress Release Movement Therapy, Sivananda Hatha Yoga Siromani, Level 1 & 2 Purna Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Fertility Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, Rainbow Kids Yoga, Pilates Matwork & Reformer.


Villa 36 - Nicole Donovan

Yoga Teacher, Groove Facilitator & Yoga Teacher Trainer

Nicole has a passion for empowering her students to be strong, resilient and not be afraid of ANYTHING! Her qualifications include 500+ hours in Hatha, Purna, Yin and Power Vinyasa and is a Les Mills Body Balance instructor. She is also the principal of Villa 36, a continuing education (CEAS) Yoga School, registered with Yoga Alliance International. Having been a gym junkie group fitness instructor for 25 years, she believes health and fitness is the way to stay physically and mentally ahead of the game. Her mantra is: Yoga is the strength of the Western woman (and man)! Also a Groove (World Groove Movement) facilitator, leading this freestyle dance experience is one of her life’s greatest joys, and is just heaps of FURIOUS FUN!


Yoga With Frances

Yoga Teacher

Yoga found Frances Mercer at 17. During her travels, Frances explored many different styles ranging from Traditional Hatha, Hot Yoga, Oki do (japanese style) to Kundalini Yoga. Frances has always been involved in health and healing with a particular attraction to somatic body based practices. After working for many years as a Remedial MassageTherapist, Frances Began YTT as a live in student at Satyanda Ashram in Mangrove Mt NSW, this time fuelled Frances passion for chanting and Kirtan. Went on to complete 200 hrs YTT at Samadhi Bliss in Sydney – A Jivamukti based training rich in all aspects of yoga, with a particular focus on vinyasa style. On Becoming mama to 2 wild sweet girls, Frances focussed on self practice – in the early years mostly chanting whilst breastfeeding. During the last 6 ish yrs Frances has been offering Yoga Class over the Coffs Coast. The most rewarding aspect of sharing yoga is the community we co create together. Frances classes are welcoming, cozy and friendly vibe, expect giggles, dance moves, some times tears of release, tea parties are had and the collective energy and support is a highlight to our little family. Frances's style has shifted and developed with changing needs as a busy mama, the main shift is a slowing down and really being present with self, right here right now. Classes are suitable for Everybody and focus on grounding, soothing and calming the nervous system, sinking deep into self and activating our joy and vitality in playful lighthearted ways. Particularly suitable for beginners and those living with ongoing health issues, recovering from surgery, pre n post natal. The use of supportive props including chairs, bolsters and blocks helps students feel more ease and accessibility in many poses and yogic practices. Frances has continuously studied different approaches to Yoga attending workshops and immersing herself in private study. Currently slowly studying Qoya a fusion of Yoga, freestyle dance and ritual for woman. Frances is teaching 2 weekly Gentle Yoga classes from Om Yeah.


Karen Di Nicola - from Coffs Harbour Acupuncture Clinic

Yin Yoga Teacher

Karen Di Nicola is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner specialising in Acupuncture, having graduated from Acupuncture Colleges Australia in 1989.<br /> Karen has been in practice with her husband Bruno in Coffs Harbour for the past 30 years and both are highly regarded in their field of expertise.Karen started her yoga journey many years ago, but more seriously 6 years ago after a minor health scare and hasn’t looked back, having found a perfect form of exercise for both body and spirit. Karen became interested in teaching in order to help her clients and expand her own personal journey in all aspects of yoga. In 2020 Karen completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and since then has also completed 50hour Advanced Teacher Training “Finding Grace”, and is internationally recognised by the Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher. Prior to this, in 2019 Karen completed her 50 hour Yin yoga teacher training and realised that by combining her passion for both yoga and traditional Chinese medicine, she has found where her heart can sing on the yoga mat.The style of yoga that she teaches is “Yin with an emphasis on delving deeper into the practice from a Traditional Chinese Medicine and seasonal aspect for health and longevity”. Karen is Looking forward to greeting you on the mat.