Deborah Hawkins began teaching 7 years ago after completing her initial studies with My Health Yoga. She then went on to complete training as a Yoga Therapist through the Yoga & Integrative Medicine Institute.

Before beginning and completing her qualifications in becoming a yoga teacher, Deborah found her love for yoga early on in her twenties.

"I wanted to study yoga then, but never managed to find my way there. But like true love, the practice and I never really disconnected, it just waited patiently until the right time made its way into my life. Like two friends embracing again."

Deborah is a versatile teacher who teaches a variety of classes for both the Zama Yoga Toowong and Toowoomba studios, including Aerial Yoga, Barre and Restorative Yoga - which is her favourite class, for its purposes of completely relaxing and releasing.

When asked what she loves about yoga Deborah says,

"It's the stillness, the silence, when I am moving physically through the asanas, the way I sail with the breath, the points the breath can reach and release. The engagement of mind to be at one with me. It's then I find myself...

Some days this is easier than others... but I continue on with this lifelong friendship. Gratitude is my mantra...."


Yoga Australia

My Health Yoga

Zama Institute

Yoga & Integrative Medicine Institute (YIMI)