a s h - founder / she wolf
tell us a bit about yourself, please.

a true believer that life is never perfectly balanced. i’m as passionate about planks as I am about crunchy peanut butter. i am who i am + i’m not pretending to be a perfect human being. i have flaws + i try to be honest about them. i’m a strong believer in loving people for exactly how they are. i’m driven by the excitement of watching people transform into the greatest + truest version of themselves. ballerina from a bub to my teens. I love nothing more than visiting new destinations + experiencing new cultures. i’m happiest when i’m near water, riding my bike in byron bay or walking the streets of my favourite city, new york. i started my career in public relations, events + marketing, but after my side squeeze took off, i haven’t looked back. i gravitate towards humans who make me laugh.

what is your favourite class to attend?

stretch all the way. stretch + guided relaxation is seriously underrated. an hour a day does wonders to the soul. you feel like you have listened to your body + you have so much energy to offer the world.

favourite class to teach?

barre classic – i love lifting people’s energy then settling the energy back down. everyone leaves the class in an amazing head space. the class is a very well considered, from the music to the movement + then the meaningful mantra at the end. i love everything about this class. i leave feeling so uplifted.

favourite emoji?

✌️ usually with the japanese term moshi moshi.

most used emoji?

👌 (Usually after a you got this! or woo go you! biggest cheerleader to all my friends, family + SoBa Tribe.).

what do you love most about what you do?

i absolutely love connecting with people, on any level. from a simple smile in class, to a laugh about a mutual love or a twenty minute in depth conversation about life's little challenges we all receive.

best tip for new comers?

don’t take yourself so seriously – as long as you are moving you got this.

what makes you happy?

sunshine on my skin, laying on a picnic rug with my favourite people.

song you know all of the lyrics to?

claire de lune – this song has reminded me of so many tough times in my life + how i pushed through. good reminder for me mentally that everything is temporary and the vocals are incredible.

favourite instagram account?

@atticuspoetry great inspiration + deep. i adore everything about it.

tomato sauce in the cupboard or in the fridge?

not in my fridge – i’m more of a special sauce kinda gal – homemade tomato relish mixed with jap mayo! y u m !

what are you proud of?

i’m extremely proud of my team + everything we have gone through to get us to this point. i absolutely wouldn’t have been able to create SoBa without their support emotionally + physically. in the last twelve months they have been there with me every step. the team is my rock.

g a b i
tell us a bit about yourself, please.

i’m an open, honest, no b.s. kind of person. be outright, be kind, bring me snacks + i will love you.

what is your favourite class to attend?

saturday morning classic/move/stretch. it’s my morning off teaching + i thrive off the physical + mental challenge with the SoBa creatures. there’s a special vibe in the room on a saturday.

favourite class to teach?

fierce pilates – i love providing the challenge so that our creatures make it to the end + think, "shit yeah, i did that."

favourite emoji?

🙈

most used emoji?

🙃 - i feel like it can be used in a cute way, as well as an eerily, ruthless way.

what do you love most about what you do?

i love being a part of everyone’s lives – even in the smallest way. the community are my people + i’m genuinely so happy to see them everyday. (oh, and making those booties burn).

best tip for new comers?

it’s okay to feel uncoordinated. you will only grow + become better. keep coming, keep trying. you got this.

what makes you happy?

moving, the sun, using up my day, creating art, quality friends + cute phone calls with my mum (this can also be the answer to ‘what annoys you the most’).

song you know all of the lyrics to?

i am unashamedly proud of being able to rap lupe fiasco’s, ‘the show goes on’. there may or may not be a video of me performing this in my friend’s living room at 4am. maybe.

favourite instagram account?

my design/business guru @jasminedowling + my yogi guru @findingmorgantyler

tomato sauce in the cupboard or in the fridge?

in the bin, please.

what are you proud of?

i’m proud of my decision to leave university. it was a hard one to make - it involved a sixteen-hour mental breakdown on a sunday. but, boy oh boy, am i one happy person since that exact day. i’ve brought passion into everyday + i’m proud of how hard i’m working to make my life what it is.

s a m m y
tell us a bit about yourself, please.

i was a ballet bub, which developed into a passion for fitness + movement. i trained for four years fulltime at the australian ballet school in melbourne before deciding to embark on a new challenge; studying journalism + psychology at uq. i love meeting new people + listening to their stories.

what is you favourite class to attend?

barre move.

favourite class to teach?

still barre move haha.

favourite emoji?

😘

most used emoji?

🤗

what do you love most about what you do?

feeling as though i’m making a difference + making an impact on people’s lives – helping them reach goals + work towards a happier + healthier lifestyle. i also love the groans that i receive from everyone when i tell them to lower their squats, or  surprise them with another set.

best tip for new comers?

enjoy yourself + don’t take it too seriously. it doesn’t matter if you’re not doing it perfectly, as long as you're moving + having fun!

what makes you happy?

sunshine, friends, family, acai + cuddles.

song you know all of the lyrics to?

crazy, by beyonce.

favourite instagram account?

@sarahs_day

tomato sauce in the cupboard or in the fridge?

cupboard before you open, fridge after… is that right?

what are you proud of?

it's a little left field, but i’m proud of my transition from full time ballet training at the australian ballet school to my ‘normal’ life. it was a complete identity change for me and i’m still working it out, but i’m so glad i made the decision.

s o p h i e
tell us a bit about yourself, please.

i am a tea loving, foodie snob student currently studying law + working in a property law firm. when I'm not working or studying, i love to de-stress by getting out + active with other people, particularly if it involves a good boogie. i've had my fair share of struggles with mental health + i've only just started to realise how important it is to put yourself first, because when you do, life only gets better.

what is your favourite class to attend?

barre move or a good old classic.

favourite class to teach?

classic

favourite emoji?

💃 - i feel like it is a reflection of myself, always ready to bust out a move.

most used emoji?

😉 - i actually can't wink so i feel like this makes up for my own inadequacy.

what do you love most about what you do?

i think, in itself, i like the actual fact that i "love what i do". often it's so hard to find things that you love doing, but when you do, it’s an amazing feeling.

best tip for new comers?

don't be afraid that you'll look like an idiot, no one is looking at you, they are all focusing on how much pain they're in themselves.

what makes you happy?

literally just food, friends, being active + traveling. combine them all + i've achieved my dream in life.

song you know all of the lyrics to?

toss up between touch the sky - kanye or thrift shop - macklemore + ryan lewis. i was a rapper in my other life.

tomato sauce in the cupboard or in the fridge?

cupboard.

what are you proud of?

hiking to the peak of a snowy mountain in japan. no amount of squats, plies or lunges can prepare you for that sort of leg workout.

r h i a n
tell us a bit about yourself, please.

i have a serious love affair with chocolate, the real stuff that is! if i go away for a night, it's actually the first thing i pack. i'm the biggest cheer leader to those chasing their dreams, it might be selfish, but it empowers me to see you succeed. tall poppy is my least favourite thing. we're all beautifully + wonderfully made, so yay for you!

what is you favourite class to attend?

i love a sweaty barre class.

favourite class to teach?

mat pilates, with a side of fire.

favourite emoji?

🌙

best tip for new comers?

you're in a safe space so allow yourself to feel vulnerable when moving your body in a new way.

what makes you happy?

holding my husbands hand whilst walking our dog along the ocean shore.

song you know all of the lyrics to?

stolen, by dashboard confessional.

favourite instagram account?

@emilynaah

tomato sauce in the cupboard or in the fridge?

fridge soz not soz.

what are you proud of?

being a strong courageous woman.

b a i l e y
tell us a bit about yourself, please.

i have always had a love affair with dance + movement. i can’t seem to escape it, nor do I want to! i am from the u.s. but studying medicine at uq. you are most likely to find me smiling and laughing. i have a twin brother + many hidden talents such as the trapeze + the ability to touch my tongue to my nose.

what is you favourite class to attend?

stretch! nothing beats an hour of stretching and my body always thanks me for it.

favourite class to teach?

barre classic! i love the energy + getting people moving.

favourite emoji?

😂

best tip for new comers?

just keep moving + don’t be afraid to ask questions.

what makes you happy?

being surrounded by people i love, getting to help those around me, traveling to new places + pizza.

song you know all of the lyrics to?

sorry by justin bieber + nasty freestye by t-wayen… what can i say, my music tastes are diverse.

favourite instagram account?

@hilarious.ted

tomato sauce in the cupboard or in the fridge?

it's called ketchup + in the fridge.

what are you proud of?

never giving up on my dreams of becoming a doctor + everything i have done to get to where i am today - while still being true to myself + the other things i love in my life.

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