The Yoga School

The Yoga School's passion is to share the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga. They offer four levels of class, workshops, and retreats.

Instructors 2

James Bryan

Together with Nicky Knoff, James is the founder and creator of the unique Knoff yoga training system for yoga practice and yoga teacher training. As program director, James oversees the yoga classes in Cairns (and steps in for Nicky when she is away sharing Knoff yoga around the country and the globe), as well as offering mentorship to Knoff yoga teachers. Classes with James are technical, but fun and light-hearted. He likes to share the how and why of doing postures so that students may develop a clear understanding. James is appreciated for his wit and humor and makes yoga fun.

Nicky Knoff

Together with James Bryan, Nicky is the founder and creator of the unique Knoff yoga training system for yoga practice and yoga teacher training. Throughout the year, Nicky travels frequently to run yoga classes, yoga courses, workshops, intensives, and yoga teacher training. Nicky teaches yoga with a detailed approach. Each part of the body is awake and contributing to the whole part of the structure, to bring heightened awareness and a deeper connection between body, breath, and mind.

Testimonials 4


The Yoga School website

Before coming to The Yoga school I thought I had been practicing yoga... little did I know that I had only just been touching the surface and my practice was about to transform entirely.

The Yoga School teachers have such a thorough, detailed understanding of the entire human body. Their verbal cueing on how to access each and every posture is exceptional and of a standard I have never experienced before.

Practicing at The Yoga School has helped me on an emotional level through an extremely challenging period of life. It has also helped me on my journey of recovering from a major surgery and the subsequent functional misalignments I have experienced in my body.

Thank you so much to each teacher at The Yoga School for offering such a wonderful space to learn, transform and feel at home. Cairns is very blessed to have such a great school.

Adam Phillips

The Yoga School website

I regularly attempted to run up Earl Hill, but could not run all the way to the top, I could always only get around half way. Long story short I damaged my MCL in my Right Knee and put me out of action, I could not run anymore. I had my teacher training course with Knoff Yoga which is a 3 week intensive course. Total time with my injury and teacher training time, meant I had not ran at all or attempted Earl Hill for 3 months. After my teacher training I went back and ran up 3/4 of the way. Couple of days after I attempted it again and could run the whole of Earl Hill and have been ever since.

My lung capacity was not there before my teacher training course. Now my lungs are able to expand further to allow a full breath and supply my body with more oxygen. Allowing me to have enough fuel to reach the top of Earl Hill, running.

To go from never being able to run Earl Hill, then not running at all for 3 months and then suddenly being able to run all the way to the top, was 100% due to an increase in Lung Volume. The Yoga Postures and Pranayama (Breathing exercises) allowed the surrounding muscles of my Thoracic Cavity (rib cage area) to release and my lungs can expand further. This along with the strengthening of my Diaphragm.

I never knew how little of a lung capacity I had until now and it also continues to expand further. Every week I am noticing a little extra with my breathing. There are many more improvements in my overall health and wellbeing thanks to the Knoff Yoga System and the teachers.

Judy Chapell

The Yoga School website

Thank you for the Chakra Meditation which I have recently purchased. I have just given the time to listening and reading. What a clear simple helpful and informative presentation you have developed for us. It was a pleasure to watch listen and learn. I will find the technique most helpful I am sure.

Tanya and Quinn

The Yoga School website

I want to say a very big thank you to Nicki, James and the entire Knoff Yoga teaching staff for supporting and nurturing me and my baby through my yoga practice during pregnancy. Your guidance allowed me to continue to practice yoga asana safely, with suitable adjustments and modifications right up to the day of my birth. I felt so much support and kindness from the entire Knoff yoga community, including other students at the school. I had a beautiful birth and I attribute a lot of this to Knoff yoga system and the breathing techniques I learnt at the school.See you all back in class soon.

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