Meet the Team
Vanessa Shribman is a junior intermediate 1 certified Iyengar teacher and a practicing physiotherapist.
She began practicing yoga in 1986. She studied with various teachers in India before coming to Australia in 1989. She became accredited with the IYTA in 1991 and then went on to study the Iyengar method . In 1994 she opened Coast Yoga. She studied as an apprentice teacher, firstly with Peter Scott in Melbourne and then for 7 years with Alan Goode in NSW. She was certified in the Iyengar method in 2000.
She is the mother of 3 children and has been active in teaching and promoting active birth through pregnancy classes, birthing workshops which she runs with her husband, Thomas Dellmann and advocating for women through Birth Matters SA. She also has a deep interest in working with students who have injuries or chronic conditions with yoga. She is a registered physiotherapist and works in private practice.
Catherine started practicing yoga when she was 9 years old after she and her sisters became captivated watching Swami Sarasvati on TV in the 70’s. Practicing and demonstrating yoga in her red leotard (with her black cat always stretching/cleaning itself in the corner) At the time it was the most exotic thing she had ever seen in her life! She then started following her mother to her yoga classes which were held at the local church hall in Kadina and from then on following illustrations from women’s magazines and yoga books she had borrowed from the library.
During her 20’s she went to a whole variety of styles of yoga classes on and off from Adelaide to Sydney and back, but it wasn’t until she was pregnant with her first child in 1994 that she discovered Iyengar yoga at Coast Yoga, Glenelg and so she became dedicated to her practice.
When her husband’s work took the family to country Victoria, Catherine decided to do Yoga Teacher training at the Australian College of Classical Yoga in Melbourne under the guidance of Swami Shantananda and she found to be a life changing experience.
Catherine’s family then moved back to Adelaide in 2007 and has been working with Vanessa at Coast Yoga Centre ever since in the role of teacher and admin manager.
Catherine teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Alison has been practicing yoga for many years and has studied with various Iyengar teachers. She has been teaching yoga for 7 years and trained in Byron Bay with John Ogilvie. As well as teaching, Alison has been practising kinesiology for 14 years and has recently moved her practice from Glenelg to North Adelaide.
Ali teaches Lev 1/2 on Thursday mornings.
Shannon Griffin – 32 years yoga practice, almost 20 years teaching. Previous dancer, physical education teacher/ counselor. Remedial therapist and fitness centre owner. Student of Ayurveda, she has taught at Coast Yoga for the last 10 years.
Shannon teaches Lev 2 on Wednesdays
Leonie is a qualified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has been teaching at Coast yoga since 2017. She did her first yoga class in 2000 whilst travelling through South East Asia and immediately knew that she wanted to explore this practice more.
She completed her Iyengar Yoga certification under the guidance of Darrin McNally and continues to study with him. “I consider myself very fortunate to have connected with Iyengar yoga in Adelaide through both Darrin and Vanessa Shribman at Coast yoga. “The study of Iyengar yoga continues to inspire me every day and it has given me a practice that I have been able to sustain through different stages and events in my life: young children, good and challenging times, good health, disease and injury: the practice is always there, like a trusted friend.”
I discovered the practice of Iyengar Yoga in 2013 and have been dedicated ever since. I have trained with Darrin McNally at Kensington School of Yoga and began teaching classes in 2019. What brought me to yoga was the curiosity to turn my attention inwards and develop a practice that can be sustained throughout all stages of life. What I like about practice is that it is constantly evolving, with a depth and understanding that develops over time.