Mangala Studios
Yoga and Creative Dance


Peter Hockey

Peter Hockey trained under Dorotea Mangiamele intensively for 12 years and has, since 1996, been strongly influenced by teachers from the Krishnamacharya Mandiram in Chennai (including TKV Desikachar).

His love of traditional Vedic study, Tai Chi and involvement in the creative arts has given him a unique vision of the place of yoga in contemporary society.

Peter has lectured extensively at tertiary (Swinburne Integrative medicine Course) and teacher training levels. Peter is currently principal of Mangala Studios and is still vitally interested and engaged in studying all limbs of yoga including meditation, Vedic chant and philosophy and pranayama, all of which are covered in the course. 

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Meme McDonald

Meme McDonald was introduced to Yoga and Creative Dance at Mangala Studios in 1975 when she first came to Melbourne from Queensland. Since that time, yoga has been her constant companion and the Arts (in particular, writing and theatre) her career.

Meme explored the practice of yoga with many wonderful teachers before choosing to train in the Krishnamacharya tradition. Meme continues regular study of asana, pranyamama, chanting, yoga philosophy and elements of nature to inform her teaching. 

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