Beyond Movements Studio

Instructors at Hara


Pilates Instructor  -  Yoga Teacher  - GYROKINESIS®  trainer and pre-trainer and GYROTONIC® Method Trainer and Pre Trainer
The owner and director of the beautifully crafted HARA Beyond Movement Studio, Suzanne McCarty is a fully certified Pilates instructor and a Principal Level Pilates trainer member of the Pilates Alliance Australia, a GYROTONIC®  and GYROKINESIS® method Trainer and Pre Trainer and a registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Australia. In her classes and private sessions Suzanne shares with great enthusiasm her passion for movement and anatomy that is based on her extensive knowledge from a lifetime of studying and practicing movement. Suzanne enjoyed a 12 year professional dance career before she became a teacher of movement.


  • 2nd Generation Pilates Method of Body Conditioning certified  Pilates Teacher Training with Romana Kryzanowska /USA
  • Principal Pilates trainer level member/ Pilates Alliance Australasia
  • Diploma Pilates PITC
  • Level 1 GYROTONIC®  and GYROKINESIS®  Method Trainer and Pre Trainer
  •  Registered Yoga Teacher/ Yoga Australia
  • Spiraldynamik® Basic level certificate
  • Training and Assessment Certificate IV


Yoga Teacher
Lauren’s foundational Yoga teacher training was with the London Sivananda Yoga & Vedanta Centre in 2008. Upon completion she was initiated by Swami Durgananda into the Sivananda lineage as a Yoga Siromani and given the spiritual name Priya – meaning beloved by all.

She has since completed Yogic studies at the Sivananda Dhanwantari Ashram in Kerala, India and The Sivananda Divine life society Ashram Rishikesh, India.

Closer to home Lauren has attended immersive trainings with Noah Maze of Yogamaze, Swami Satyadharma Saraswati international Yoga Acharya in the Satyananda Yoga tradition, Ana Davis of Bliss Baby Yoga Byron Bay as well as Gopala & Angel Yaffa of Rainbow Kids

Yoga gaining certifications in:

- Hatha Yoga

- Vinyasa Flow Yoga

- Restorative Yoga

- Fertility Yoga

- Pre Natal Yoga

- Post Natal Yoga

- Mums & Bubs Yoga

- Children’s Yoga

Lauren is registered with Australian Yoga Alliance and holds both the ERYT200 Gold designation and Prenatal Yoga RPYT designation, with over 1000 teaching hours over 8 years of teaching in the UK, France, India and here in beautiful Australia.

Lauren views yoga as an ever-evolving practice that empowers us to live more consciously.

Her general level yoga classes place emphasis on classical yogic philosophy, alignment, breath, movement flow & the practice of living from the heart.

As a mother and passionate Doula in training Lauren’s prenatal and postnatal classes are nurturing, strengthening & supportive. She is deeply committed to empowering women through pregnancy, birth & beyond.

HARA Pilates Teacher

Five years ago, I began practising Pilates. It was at a difficult time in my life and I found it gave me a sense of strength and peace that I had never experienced. Pilates has changed my life, and I tell everyone about that.
Having started my training in Classical Pilates, then having a baby, I experienced the benefits of rehabilitative Pilates work.
I put my Classical Pilates training on hold and in 2016 completed a Diploma in Pilates Movement Therapy with Pilates Teacher Trainer, Carla Mullins from the Australian Pilates Method Association. I continue to be mentored by Suzanne McCarty. I am grateful to have learnt from, and learnt with, strong, intelligent and knowledgeable women.
I believe that Pilates can provide a strong sense of center, that it can release and strengthen, and above all, make you happy. I look forward to working with you at HARA.

Hara Pilates Teacher

As an Occupational Therapist, Lisa Holley has been involved in maximising performance in all functional aspects of life through rehabilitation for almost 30 years. Understanding that a healthy body is intricately linked to a healthy mind, Lisa has practised yoga (Hatha and Satyanada) for the last 20 years and came to Pilates 15 years ago. Now at the end stages of studying a Diploma in Pilates Movement therapy, Lisa will be offering both individual and group classes.
HARA Pilates Teacher

Seven years ago, I was introduced to Suzanne McCarty to address my poor posture and I discovered a movement therapy that became addictive due to the amazing results I experienced firsthand ­ not only with my posture but strength, flexibility and overall happiness!
I continued my Pilates practice throughout two pregnancies and following each birth. This gave me strength and soothed my weary body and mind.
I have now successfully completed a Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, including 150 hours practice teaching, studying with Carla Mullins, a teacher trainer for the Australian Pilates Method Association and owner of Body Organics. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you.

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