Meet our friendly and knowledgeable team who are all dedicated to helping you thrive!

At Bonfire, we are proud to have a dedicated team of yoga instructors, chiropractors, naturopaths and massage therapists at a variety of locations across Brisbane. Find out more about the names who are here to help you thrive.

Management
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Wendy Goulding

CEO

Wendy is passionate about business and with over 20 years’ experience owning and operating medium-sized businesses she brought a wealth of knowledge to Bonfire.  Having started in 2011 as Bonfire’s CFO, Wendy quickly, through her own health issues, embraced the Bonfire ethos of eat well, move well and think well and found a new determination for Wellness and spreading the Wellness message!!! Fun facts: Wendy has a very animated personality, she loves people and loves hearing of their journeys; particularly their journey to Wellness.  She is a terrible cook and hates being in the kitchen, and her desire to save the environment is fast becoming a passion, which is why you will continue to see changes within Bonfire which will reduce our own footprint on the environment.

Chiropractors
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Dr Stuart Ward

Chiropractor

Dr Stuart Ward spent the majority of his younger years competing in basketball and track & field before beginning to study law. He discovered early on that despite his desire to help people, he was stuck with solving problems AFTER they occurred, not before. He looked back to his real interests in the human body & optimal performance and after much research discovered that it was chiropractic that dealt with where health and performance TRULY comes from. Since graduating the 5 year undergraduate and post-graduate Masters degree with distinction, Dr Stuart has devoted countless hours toward understanding what it takes for YOU to be functioning at 100%, not to mention human structure and function (the biomechanics of posture), nutrition, paediatrics (kids), anatomy and radiology. If you feel great and would...

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Dr Jordan Roberts

Chiropractor

Dr Jordan Roberts has always had an interest in health care and wanted to be involved in the health care profession, helping people to become and remain healthy. He initially started studies in nursing then pursued a career in nuclear medicine but found that this did not align with his core values of remaining healthy, as nuclear medicine is reactive in nature. Dr Jordan’s passion is preventative and wellness care, helping people achieve optimal health. Fortunately he met a brilliant chiropractor through his studies and found that chiropractic sat perfectly with his paradigm of health. He graduated from Macquarie University with a firm grounding in anatomy, physiology and a passion for rehabilitation. Outside of chiropractic, Dr Jordan enjoys practising yoga and the many benefits he reaps from practising as well...

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Dr Matt Moschione

Chiropractor

Prior to Dr Matt embarking on his Chiropractic journey, he spent years working as a massage therapist in Sydney as well as in Italy with a football team. He was an athlete in football and track/field since he was young and still loves playing sports. He also has a passion for DJing electronic music and wishes to produce his own one day! Matt knew there was more he could do to create more profound changes in his clients’ health which lead him to studying Chiropractic. Graduating with his Masters of Chiropractic from Macquarie University in Sydney, he worked briefly in Sydney before moving to sunny Mackay and then making his way finally to Brisbane, which he now calls home. Bonfire has given Matt the ability to make the changes to...

Chiropractors Assistants
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Dawn Jeffs

Chiropractic Assistant/Massage Therapist

Dawn spent her childhood in a small village in the Highlands of Scotland and developed a great love of the outdoors and well being.  Dawn has always been fascinated with the body, its ability to adapt to changing environments and injury along with the amazing fact that the body can heal itself with the right care, nutrition and lifestyle. Dawn began her learning about the body when she was 15 although this became a struggle with the lack of facilities in the Highlands so she paused her training. It wasn’t until Dawn return from travelling the world in 2007 that she began her studies again – gaining qualifications in Anatomy and Physiology, Gym Instruction and Swedish Massage, Dawn progressed to gain her Advanced Personal Training Qualification in 2009 along with Nutritional training...

Dentists
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Dr Tran Quach

Dentist

Amongst the Bonfire community, Dr Tran is known for her calming and down-to-earth nature. attention-to-detail and high standards of dentistry. She absolutely loves sharing in the journey of personal growth in her patients. Dr Tran, graduated from the University of Queensland, with her twin sister Dr Linh, and has since practiced dentistry in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, and is highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of general dentistry and loves taking care of patients of all ages, backgrounds and dental concerns. In addition to her passion in dentistry, Dr Tran loves meditation, reading, and discovering her rich Australian, Vietnamese and Chinese heritage.

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Dr Linh Quach

Dentist

After taking her first Bonfire hot yoga class in 2016, Dr Linh became part of the Bonfire family and has never looked back. Dr Linh loves creating smiles and seeing the journey of personal transformation in the dental health and wellbeing of her patients. She graduated from the University of Queensland and has worked in various public and private clinics within Brisbane. Dr Linh has vast experience in all major fields of general dentistry and has particular interest in children’s dentistry. Dr Linh is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and is passionate about continued education and keeping up-to-date with modern oral health practices. Outside dentistry, she enjoys reading and cooking. Dr Linh also has a twin sister, Dr Tran, who is just as passionate about dentistry as...

Massage
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Michelle Freeman

Yoga Instructor / Massage Therapist

Michelle Freeman has been a dedicated yogi for over ten years having studied with many experienced teachers in yoga, meditation, movement, anatomy and physiology. She lives and breathes yoga and has healed and transformed her life on this path. Michelle has a specific interest in yoga therapy and specialises in private lessons as well as group classes that focus on proper alignment and exceptional technique to suit individual unique student needs.

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Jeremy Wilson

Yoga Instructor / Massage Therapist

A Japanese-trained Sushi Chef by trade, Jeremy started practising Yoga to undo the damage done to his body during a 15-year career in Hospitality. After a regular yoga practice helped make drastic changes to his health and lifestyle, Jeremy opted for a career change, and completed Bonfire’s teacher training programme in 2015.  In 2016, he trained and became a ZenThai Shiatsu therapist, and now treats clients at all studios. He teaches the Bonfire Series, Yin Yoga and ZenThai Flow, where he incorporates his knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine into his classes. Jeremy’s classes are aimed at correcting energetic imbalances within the body, and use music and humour as tools to help students get out of their heads and embrace the meditative side of their practice.

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Dawn Jeffs

Chiropractic Assistant/Massage Therapist

Dawn spent her childhood in a small village in the Highlands of Scotland and developed a great love of the outdoors and well being.  Dawn has always been fascinated with the body, its ability to adapt to changing environments and injury along with the amazing fact that the body can heal itself with the right care, nutrition and lifestyle. Dawn began her learning about the body when she was 15 although this became a struggle with the lack of facilities in the Highlands so she paused her training. It wasn’t until Dawn return from travelling the world in 2007 that she began her studies again – gaining qualifications in Anatomy and Physiology, Gym Instruction and Swedish Massage, Dawn progressed to gain her Advanced Personal Training Qualification in 2009 along with Nutritional training...

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Sophie Antoniadis

Massage Therapist

A registered practitioner with the Association of Massage Therapists, Sophie managed her own massage practice for three years before she moved to Queensland from Melbourne in 2017. Having worked in retail for 20 years prior to making the switch to massage, Sophie feels she well understands peoples’ pain issues! She provides a range of massage and relaxation therapies for her patients, inlcuding dry needling, relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release techniques, pre and post sports massage, corporate massage, manual lymphatic draining, and pregnancy massage. Sophie holds a Diploma of Remedial Massage from the Australian College of Fitness and Bodyworks and completed her dry needling certificate with the Queensland Academy. She is also qualified in Rocktape application.

Naturopaths
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Emily Porter

Naturopath

After being exposed to the wonders of Naturopathy as a young adult, health and nutrition quickly became a big passion for Emily. She ditched her career as a primary school teacher and dove head first into educating myself and then other people about true health and wellness. She have a special interest in gut health, and believes the gut is the foundation of great health. If you get that right, you can start to support your body’s own healing mechanisms and go on to live a magnificent life. Naturopathy is a holistic system of healing, using a range of natural treatments to help boost the immune system and assist the body to heal itself and thrive! We achieve results by implementing therapies such as detoxification, nutritional supplementation, diet management &...

Yoga
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Emily D’Alterio

Yoga Instructor

Emily has been practicing Yoga since 2004 and teaching since 2014 in Central Queensland. In looking back, yoga and the connection found Emily, rather than the other way around, when she was moving around with her work as a health professional in the mining industry. A deep desire to increase this connection with herself and others as well as her knowledge and own practice, she commenced her teacher training, with little intention to teach. However, with the personal inspiration and energy she found through the practice of yoga, the desire to share and empower other people became strong.

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Shaun Devrieze

Yoga Instructor

I started practising in 2012, I was hooked after my very first class. Unfortunately, two weeks after my first class I had a motorbike accident and ended up with my left hand and arm in plaster for six weeks. The day after my cast was removed I was back in the room practising. At the time I was working as a prison officer and found my practice to be extremely beneficial for my mental health as well as my physical health. In 2015 after 10 years as an officer, I was ready for a change so when the opportunity arouse for me to train with Bonfire to become a teacher I knew it was meant to be. I resigned from work and dedicated myself to my study. I graduated as a Bonfire teacher in July 2015, shortly after I...

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Michelle Freeman

Yoga Instructor / Massage Therapist

Michelle Freeman has been a dedicated yogi for over ten years having studied with many experienced teachers in yoga, meditation, movement, anatomy and physiology. She lives and breathes yoga and has healed and transformed her life on this path. Michelle has a specific interest in yoga therapy and specialises in private lessons as well as group classes that focus on proper alignment and exceptional technique to suit individual unique student needs.

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Yvette Hall

Yoga Instructor

Yvette Hall first started practicing yoga 10 years ago. Prior to deciding she wanted to make a career of yoga, Yvette was a TV and digital producer for Channel 9, Channel 10 and ninemsn. Whilst she now lives in Brisbane with her husband Conrad and 3-year-old mini-me, Nash, Yvette still calls the Gold Coast home, and did the first 200TT there back in 2010. In 2012, Yvette went a little too hard in standing bow and tore her miniscus, but she bounced and continued to develop her love of yoga. Recently Yvette started working with teenage girls who are in residential care, with the goal of introducing them to yoga and meditation. Yvette is trained to teach meditation, 26&2, and Vinyasa.

Tanya Konigsberger

Tanya Königsberger

Yoga Instructor

Tanya Königsberger a happy healthy yogini living life to the full. Tanya is at her best when she is leading a yoga class or toning bodies in Pilates, and teachers a variety of disciplines and principles. Her favourite class to teach is yin yoga as it takes her students on a journey. Tanya’s passion lies with helping woman live vibrant lives full of fun, love and movement. She shares her love of moving the body with her 2 sporty boys and enjoys watching her kids playing rugby.

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Aaron Lehane

Yoga Instructor

Aaron Lehane is an inspiring Hot Yoga teacher.

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Emily Molyneux

Yoga Instructor

Emily teaches the Bonfire series, but loves practicing all types of yoga. She’s been teaching for three years now and practicing for around six. What Emily loves about teaching yoga is seeing people make progress in their practice, or fall in love with yoga for the first time. Emily strives to strike a balance between teaching a strong class and encouraging people to find some softness in their bodies and stay connected to their breath. Away from the studio, Emily is a full-time student and will soon be a qualified dietitian.

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Hannah Nguyen

Yoga Instructor

Five years ago, one of Hannah’s colleague gave her a coupon to try a free hot yoga class at Bonfire Jindalee. She went and did her first yoga class for 90 minutes. It was the longest 90 minutes of her life but when she walked out of that hot room, she felt like a totally new person. Hannah felt energised, happier, and lighter in her body and in her heart. It was a profound experience. Since then Hannah has practiced and did the teacher training in different areas such as Vinyasa, Yin and Inferno Hot Pilates. She fell in love with them all. Seeing such positive changes that yoga made to her own life, Hannah has a passion to share her knowledge and skills with others and help them to...

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Sharon Pyle

Yoga Instructor

After joining the Bonfire Team in 2012 and enjoying the many benefits of a regular practice, Sharon wanted to help everyone feel the amazing benefits that she experienced. With great teachers to guide her, she undertook teacher training for both our hot class and Vinyasa classes. Continuing this training process with many teachers, both local and interstate, Sharon’s practice and passion continues to evolve. We never really stop learning, do we? In her Vinyasa class, expect to be nurtured while still working hard without realizing. Sharon has had yogis leave the room saying, “How did you do that? I feel so relaxed right now, but I know I worked hard. Thank you!” Another passion Sharon has is for creating and sharing healthy treats, with random samples of a few favourites...

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Megan Saffigna

Yoga Instructor

Megan has been practicing yoga for most of her adult life and has been teaching at Bonfire since 2014. She teaches our beloved Bonfire hot yoga series, Vinyasa, and our peaceful Yin classes. Megan also teaches fun-packed family and kids’ yoga at festivals.   Megan loves sharing the wonders of yoga with our students and has been told her positivity is infectious and encouraging.   Megan always looks forward to connecting with Bonfire’s amazing yoga community, whether she is guiding you through your practice or sweating it out alongside you in the hot room.

John Joseph Smith

John Joseph Smith

Heartfulness Meditation & Yoga Teacher

John has been a dedicated yoga and meditation practitioner for over thirty years having studied with many experienced teachers from Australia and India in yogasana, meditation, pranayama, and yoga philosophy. John is a certified Heartfulness Meditation and Heartfulness Yoga teacher and is currently continuing his yoga studies and is soon to gain his yoga teacher training certificate, with interests in yin, back care and restorative yoga.

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Caroline Toh

Yoga Instructor

Caroline came into contact with yoga more than a decade ago when she was practicing martial arts. The gym she attended had incorporated yoga as a stretching and relaxing exercise after their martial arts routine, and she found herself hooked. Caroline continued to venture into many different styles of yoga practice as she felt each style had nurtured her in a different way. Her inspiration for her practice is her children, as she wants to be a role model to them and show them how everyone can live more mindfully and with purpose. Outside the yoga mat, you can find Caroline in the kitchen trying new recipes or having a cuppa, or both.

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Dr Aaron Tselepy

Yoga Teacher

Aaron’s love of physiology, endocrinology, neurology, epidemiology, ‘spinology’ , and now ‘Yogology’ flow through his inspiring teaching. Aaron’s Chiropractic journey started back as a 13-year-old boy under the incredible care of Dr Alistair Baxter in Mackay. A love for the effects and outcomes of regular Chiropractic care led to an inspired decision that this was to be his life’s purpose. A loving and healing journey based on the the universal truth that the “Power that Made the Body, Heals the Body!” The powerful journey of Chiropractic led him serendipitously to discover Yoga. After a lifetime of martial arts and rugby, Aaron’s body was in severe need of renewal, healing, lengthening and not just strengthening. Finding Bikram Yoga changed his life. From the inside out! From Above, Down, Inside Out!!! Renewed...

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Robin Tselepy

Yoga

Robin has been on a determined and grateful Yoga path since 2002, and has been teaching Bikram Yoga since 2009. She has a gift for softly & gently slaying you with her compelling teaching style.

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Jeremy Wilson

Yoga Instructor / Massage Therapist

A Japanese-trained Sushi Chef by trade, Jeremy started practising Yoga to undo the damage done to his body during a 15-year career in Hospitality. After a regular yoga practice helped make drastic changes to his health and lifestyle, Jeremy opted for a career change, and completed Bonfire’s teacher training programme in 2015.  In 2016, he trained and became a ZenThai Shiatsu therapist, and now treats clients at all studios. He teaches the Bonfire Series, Yin Yoga and ZenThai Flow, where he incorporates his knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine into his classes. Jeremy’s classes are aimed at correcting energetic imbalances within the body, and use music and humour as tools to help students get out of their heads and embrace the meditative side of their practice.