DEB YOUNG. BEd (Health & Physical Ed)
Yoga nerd, passionate business owner, proud (sometimes frazzled) mum, creative thinker, ideas chick with an addiction for apps & a love for all things yoga, business, food & travel.
Deb has a Degree in Physical & Health Education, but it wasn't until she met Russ that she discovered her love for all things Yoga and the amazing way it can help bring balance to life.
In 2005, Deb co-founded Younga Yoga Studio (now an amazing community of 400+ students that come to the mat each and every week in their boutique yoga studio on the East Coast of Australia). Together with Russ she has led local & overseas lifestyle retreats incorporating yoga, meditation & wholefoods for better life balance.
She also has two little munchkins, and is a trained Doula with a passion for helping women during pregnancy and beyond.
Deb loves sharing the amazing tools of yoga as an essential tool for busy women on the go with a passion to help make a difference in the life of those around them.
RUSS YOUNG. BSci (Exercise Physiology)
Russ is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and has been practising yoga for more than 15 years.
Unlike many students who start yoga in a studio, Russ' reasons were more intrinsic and home-practiced based. He became interested in yoga as a teenager, and taught himself postures out of a book as a way of managing severe pain associated with the imbalances caused by scoliosis. This set him on a path in the health & fitness industry, first as a massage therapist, then later a Degree in Exercise Physiology.
He is a part time guest teacher for the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, where he annually teaches Anatomy to doctors in training.
Russ has a keen background in biomechanics & functional anatomy and uses this unique knowledge in conjunction with mindfullness techniques to treat patients with a range of injuries and mental health conditions.
He initially trained with a traditional school - The Sivananda School of Yoga in Kerala, India, and like Deb has since completed various teacher trainings with Internationally acclaimed teachers in a range of styles.