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” Yoga provides a holistic set of tools, which, with regular and intentional practice, have the potential to transform your life. Everyone can benefit from it in one form or another.”

Formal Studies & Certifications:

  • 500 YTT L2 certificate teacher of Purna Yoga
  • 100 YTT L1 certificate teacher of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga
  • Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher training certificate
  • Applied Interactive Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga (Yoga Synergy)
  • Level 1 – Transformation Meditation</li
  • Perfect Health (Ayurveda) Workshop
  • St John’s Ambulance Australia – Apply First Aid Certificate

Kristin (Kay) Ginnivan

Yoga Teacher & Director/Founder of Tidy Temple Yoga

Kristin Ginnivan (Kay) is a yoga teacher and principal founder/director of Tidy Temple Yoga.  Born and partially raised in Sweden, she spent the major part of her childhood and formative years in Southeast Asia before moving to Australia in 1992.

Exposed to yoga as a young child in India and exploring her way through a variety of yoga styles, including traditional Ashtanga yoga, for many years as an adult before becoming a registered yoga teacher in 2012, Kay’s motto is “Yoga for Everyone”.

What started off as a personal journey for Kay, has  become a means of serving, transforming and empowering other people through community classes, workshops and events at her yoga studio, Tidy Temple Yoga (founded in October 2012 in Nicholls, ACT); workplace/corporate yoga in and around the ACT; presenting and sponsorship of major yoga events such as the Canberra Summer’s End Yoga Festival; and supporting organisations such as Lifeline Canberra, Open Doors, Save the Children and Frontline Yoga.

Kay’s teaching reflects the benefits of her regular meditation practice and love of dramatic arts, languages and physical fitness. Her instruction is alignment-based (stemming from her Purna training at Byron Yoga and traditional Ashtanga practice) yet also free-spirited and joyful (drawing from her Baptiste Power Yoga & Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher training). Kay teaches Yoga Basics, Restorative Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga Flow and her classes range from deeply restorative to physically challenging.

Kay sees continuing studies as a natural part of her progressive yoga path.  She is currently studying Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga Online at Yoga Synergy and doing informal Ayurveda studies (the sister-science of yoga) under Robyn Lynch, Chopra certified Vedic Master, in Cowra.

To enquire about scheduling a private class with Kay, please ring or text 0409 329 887 or email yoga@tidytempleyoga.com

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” Yoga is a powerful tool that creates strength, ease & possibility in all arenas of life”

Teacher Status & Certifications:

  • Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours YTT), Power Yoga Sweden, Sigtuna, 2014
  • Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training Journey into Power Certificate, Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, New York, 2015
  • Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Level 2 Teacher Training The Sannyasin’s Journey Certificate, New York, 2016
  • Art of Assisting, Baptise Power Yoga Institute, London, 2015
  • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga teacher training certificate, Canberra, 2016


Jay Ginnivan

Yoga Teacher

My name is Jay, I am an international Yoga teacher/leader. I am a 200 Hour RYT certified teacher and have trained (and continue to train) extensively with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute.

Baptiste Power Yoga has become a very central element of my life as it is much more than just a physical and mental workout. It is a self-leadership tool and methodology geared towards empowering you and and lifting you into your fullest expression both on and off your mat. This style of yoga I teach is made to be accessible for anyone of any age, weight, gender or ability.

It is my mission to deliver this practice to YOU and light up the community with this transformational practice and be a cause for growth,unity and forward movement through yoga.

I have worked extensively with people of all walks of life, from professional athletes to corporate to war veterans. I hold it as utmost importance to tailor each and every class to my students needs both mentally and in your body in order to give you a quality experience which will leave you feeling refreshed and strengthened to take on life with ease and empowerment. I am currently gaining incredible career and leadership experience in Sweden, but am still in every way (asides from the physical!) present with the TTY community and team.

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Teacher training status:

  • Deepak Chopra – Journey to Enlightenment
  • Meditation Level 1 – Transformation Meditation
  • IVHHD  Certificate in Chair Yoga Instruction – Holistic Therapist & Meditation Teacher Training College
  • IVHHD Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Human Development – Holistic Therapist & Meditation Teacher Training College
  • Holistic Counsellor – Holistic Therapist & Meditation Teacher Training College
  • Vinyasa Flow Level 1 Journey into Powercertificate – Baptiste Power Yoga Institute
  • Vinyasa Flow Level 2 The Sannyasin’s Journey certificate– Baptiste Power Yoga Institute
  • RYT200 Certified – Yoga Alliance International
  • Member of International Meditation Teachers Association (IMTA)Trauma Sensitive Yoga certified – Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia

Rob Ginnivan

Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Coach, Author/Public Speaker

Rob Ginnivan is a Mindfulness coach, guest lecturer, yoga teacher and Ambassador of Tidy Temple Yoga. As a member of the International Meditation Teachers Association, Yoga Alliance (RYT) and having studied in the presence of Eckhart Tolle, Dr Deepak Chopra, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Baron Baptiste, and one of Australia’s leading meditation schools – Inner Voyage Human Holistic Development, Rob leads with compassion and healing to guide the C-Suite, organisations and individuals to attain an ongoing mindful state of awareness, enhanced focus, inner calm and happiness.

Rob is also a Board Member/Advisor to Frontline Yoga Inc –  and works with reintegrating frontline guardians including soldiers, police, paramedics, fire fighters injured physically and psychologically back into the community. He is in the process of publishing 3 books on the topics of Mindful living and Helping those with Post traumatic Stress Disorder and has also released “Renew U” – an 11 track guided meditation album aimed at ‘fast tracking’ shifts in consciousness. Published feature articles in Australia Yoga Journal and Canberra Yoga Conference magazine about the work Rob does with soldiers affected by Post Traumatic Stress through the power of yoga/meditation/mindfulness can be found here: http://www.robginnivan.com/#!/c16um

“We are human ‘beings’ not human ‘doings’, so by shifting our consciousness and maintaining an ongoing sense of presence, we open ourselves up to infinite possibilities”

To engage Rob for a teaching session, workshop or retreat, kindly Contact us to make an enquiry.


Yoga qualifications:

  • Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training 2016
  • Level 1 Purna Yoga 2017

Saskia Malherbe

Kids Yoga Teacher

I am Saskia Malherbe. Two years ago I moved to Australia from the Netherlands with my husband and our four children. For over ten years I have been working in the field of education, teaching children of all age groups with great passion. I have worked in different settings and roles; as a vocational and high school teacher, as a student coach and as an educator in different early childhood and after school care settings.

I started practicing Hatha yoga in the Netherlands a few years ago, but I only became really passionate about yoga quite recently when I started practicing at Tidy Temple Yoga.

Yoga has changed my life dramatically. For many years I suffered from a chronic pain syndrome (CPS)  and wasn’t able to do much exercise as this would usually worsen the pain. Yoga has taught me to get in touch with my body again: to listen to it, to feel and respect my limitations but also to gain confidence moving again and test my boundaries. The change wasn’t just physical. Taking up a regular yoga and meditation practice also led to psychological and spiritual shifts and started influencing my work with children.

As a mother and a teacher I experience what children deal with on a daily base; living in a hurry-up world with busy parents, pressure from school, sports and different social contexts can easily lead to children becoming overwhelmed and stressed. Having experienced the great benefits of mindfulness and yoga for myself and with my own children, I feel it as my vocation to further incorporate this in my work with children. Becoming a Certified Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher was only the first step on this new path…

Saskia has a Masters degree in Teaching and Pedagogy and is currently working as a teacher in Early Childhood where she is now also teaching kids yoga.


Yoga qualifications:

  • Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training – 2015


Annika Ginnivan

Kids Yoga Teacher

It’s all in the TTY family!! With a dance, cheerleading, competitive gymnastics and sports background. Annika quickly realised the benefits of yoga for herself and children around her. Gaining inspiration from her parents Kristin and Rob, this energetic, caring and fun loving girl became one of Australia’s youngest yoga teachers in 2013 at age 12!

Having completed the famous Rainbow Kids Yoga teacher certification, now at age 15, Annika leads with colour and lots of fun in her classes while assisting junior yogis to be confident about themselves. Book your kids in now to this dynamic junior yoga teacher’s classes and be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

Annika’s current interests include animals, arts & crafts, cheerleading and dance, so expect lots of fun with animal poses, lots of creativity, and fun games where children can become more confident by showing off their AWESOME moves to everyone and muuuuuuuuuch more…