Our Story

We believe in Yoga being accessible to every body and the powerful effect of a balanced practiced as the ancient Yogis scientifically discovered and passed down through self practice and self observation. Our Yoga and Pilates teachers and Glebe and North Strathfield have weaved together their past experiences and knowlege and therefore have a slightly different flavour to their classes as they endeavor to teach your a balanced practiced to create more balance for your body, mind and breath allowing your soul to shine.

For individual teachers bios please see the timetable and get a taste of their personal influences which help to inform their teaching of Yoga and Pilates

We believe in the results of working in an integrated way with other natural health modalities and both our our centres have experienced therapists working with Massage, Craniosacral therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Energy Healing, Grief Healing, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and more.


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Kylie Hennessy BSc.

Director/Owner Balance Yoga Sydney,  Senior Yoga Teacher (Yoga Australia), Yoga Therapist, Birth Educator, Massage Therapist

After completing a Bachelor Degree in Science (majoring in chemistry and biochemistry) at Sydney University, Kylie began teaching Yoga in 1996.  Kylie practiced intensely in various forms of yoga such as Okido Yoga, Ki Yoga, and Astanga Yoga and completed a four-year apprenticeship style of training with Body Mind Unlimited in Sydney to teach Hatha Yoga.

From then her life was all about yoga, meditation and healing modalities. Over many years, Kylie explored the chakra system and energy reading in particular the amazing healing qualities of the heart chakra with Karima Hinterleitner, long-term follower of the enlightened Mystic Osho. Kylie worked closely with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Tai Chi and Qi Gong teacher Angela Zhu and trained with Japanese Yoga teachers such as Peter Masters of Zen Central and Jack Marshall of Zen Renaissance Centre. She believes her intimate scientific understanding at a biochemical level helped her to experiences the ancient practices with an open mind and the observation of a true scientist. Over time Kylie developed a deep trust in the amazing healing abilities of the body and mind.

Whist pregnant with her first child in 2001 Kylie trained as a Childbirth Educator and Doula at Birthing Rites Australia. At this time she began to specialise in prenatal yoga inspired by the works of Janet Balaskas and moved further into this field and qualified as a registered Calmbirth® Practitioner with Peter Jackson in Bowral. This training involves the latest application of scientific understanding of the mind/body healing abilities, in particular the relaxation response and it’s application to childbirth. Kylie is an advocate for human rights in childbirth and minimising the unnecessary trauma that can occur during this most vital time of a persons’ life.

The sum of this experience is currently in practice at the centre that Kylie established in 2007 – The Concord Yoga Studio and The Sydney Pregnancy Centre. In 2017, Concord Yoga Studio took over the Life and Balance Centre studio space in Glebe and rebranded to Balance Yoga Sydney.

Kylie also teachers Yoga off site at High Schools and in Corporate Offices  and  is a Yoga Therapist at Wesley Private hospital supporting Recovery from Eating Disorders , Substance Addiction, General Mood Disorders and Anxiety and Depression.

Please enquire with us for any of our Specialty Services which as Yoga Therapy For Hospitals and Recovery, Corporate Wellbeing Programs or School Mindfulness and Yoga Programs.

Teacher Bio’s available on the timetable page – Please click their name for information