We’re two sisters in pursuit of helping others find their most positive state of mind.
Our dream began when we found our own Upstate through yoga and pilates. The practice empowered us to take back control of our bodies and minds, soothing our debilitating back pain from bulged discs. And it was on the mat that we found a peaceful place to heal after the heartbreaking loss of our brother.
We opened the doors to our first studio in Geelong in 2009 with the sole aim of helping other souls live their best lives possible. Our wellness wave flowed to the opening of our Torquay studio in 2014, and launched our city studio in Balaclava in 2018.
Together, we’ve proudly built a happy hub of Upstaters. From our inspiring teachers to our cheerful students, nothing beats hanging out with the community of gems we’ve collected. We still pinch ourselves when we walk into our sunny studios.
We’re each other’s biggest cheerleader, and we never take ourselves too seriously. But we’re serious about creating a lifestyle for you to love. And we know how to have a damn good time while challenging you to work hard along the way.
Upstate exists to make a difference. And that can be as simple as making someone’s day just that little bit brighter. Every class we teach is a new chance to motivate, connect and share our passion. If you leave us happier than when you arrived, we’ve done our job.
See you on the mat soon,
Gail and Charelle