Crystal O’Rourke


After completing university studies (Communications/ Writing), Crystal began exploring yoga asana & philosophy in 2012. Inspired by her first teacher, Michelle Merrifield, Crystal completed her Yoga Teacher Trainings, as well as, Pilates, Certificate III & IV in Fitness & Thai Massage Training at Essence of Living. It was soon after Crystal was introduced to Ashtanga Yoga & Zen Buddhism by Mark Togni who illuminated the path. Crystal fell in love with the Mysore practice.

In 2013 she dived heart first into teaching Yoga fulltime on the Gold Coast, Australia. And since then yoga has become part of the fabric of her life having seen & felt profound changes.

Crystal has had the privilege of learning from various Yoga Masters over the years in Australia, India, Sri Lanka & Thailand, as well as partaking in further Teacher Trainings in Yin Yoga.

Living in Sri Lanka for one year, she also facilitated monthly Yoga Retreats. Every year Crystal returns to Byron Bay to practice Ashtanga with her much-loved Teacher, Dena Kingsberg.

Together with her love of yoga, Crystal is studying Osteopathy at Southern Cross University which also informs her practice & teaching, bringing together an integrated healing approach.

Her passion lies in her desire to encourage students to gently explore & deepen their practice at their own pace, to inspire overall health and embed calmness into daily life. Crystal is constantly touched by the beauty of this practice, challenged by the self-discipline and moved by what it reveals.

Crystal teaches Yin, Yoga and Meditation at Ritual.