In 2009, Merae Kayrouz discovered yoga and fell absolutely, crazily, head over heels in love with the practice. What began as just a way to work out physically, soon became both a mental and spiritual practice, which she has since dedicated herself to daily. As a pharmacist, Merae viewed yoga as true form of medicine - a natural way to nourish the mind, body and soul.
Merae's teaching holds the structure and discipline of classical Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. The practice is strong and challenging, yet each posture is broken down into simple steps to allow anyone to be able to learn to enter into a posture.
"Merae's instructions are very clear and precise and I could feel her passion and energy from her voice, not just giving us instruction but she wants us to acheive the best result.
My yoga postures improved slowly and I could feel the benefit of yoga classes as my neck and sholder pain graduly disappeared.
Merae's approach toward to a class was fantastic and so encouraging and I looked forward to attending her class every Sunday"
- Joanne Park
"Merae is the epitome of the eternal student. Each lesson with her brings a deeper understanding of what you want to achieve in life. I turned to yoga a couple of years ago to relieve stress and anxiety. Merae was a new teacher at the studio I attended, and she turned my casual once a week practice to a deeper desire to learn more. I really learnt the reason behind why yoga is infinite under Merae’s guidance, and never felt disappointed with what I couldn’t do on any given day. It was always a celebration of what I can in the moment.
I engaged Merae for private lessons, and have since improved exponentially with the one to one focus. Merae’s positivity and work ethic is always present. I have never felt more proud to be a work in progress as someone who is a perfectionist at heart.
My husband is also one of the least likely people to try yoga however he has been making amazing progress in the last 2 months. He has also told me this is the kindest thing I have ever offered him in life. It wouldn’t have been like this with another teacher"
- Jane Schofield
"Merae's yoga classes inspired me to broaden my fitness horizons.. She helped me to understand that there is more to fitness than just being fast or strong, and taught me that fitness should be reflection of your lifestyle. Having a long hour, labour intensive job, this is the perfect body release and it has allowed by body to recover more efficiently, as well as feel better and look awesome while doing it!"
- Nic Lucas