About Us

Studio Ellipsis is a new movement studio located in an industrial pocket of Sydney's Northern Beaches. A concrete cocoon nestled in Cromer, it is an open space for electric minds and nimble bodies.

Offering flow yoga, pilates and barre attack, Studio Ellipsis is its own unique space and place. A place where nothing is complete, nothings is closed. A place for deliberate pause, but where change is constant and there is always something more to come...

A place for the strong, the weak, the broken, the imperfect, the bendy and the not - Studio Ellipsis is what you make of it.

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Matt Van Schie, Studio Manager + Yoga Teacher

Matt was told to try yoga after an ankle injury ended his basketball career in High School. He fell in love with it straight away.

In 2004 he was on the road to becoming an Ashtanga Yoga teacher after training with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India, when an opportunity arose with his other passion, music.

“Yoga was my saviour on many occasions whilst touring around the world as a performing artist. It helped ground me through some tough times.”

In 2016 Matt completed his 200hr Teacher Training at Power Living. And in 2018 he completed Yin Training through Woke Yoga.

Matt teaches how he likes to practice, with discipline and focus, whilst maintaining a light spirit.

"I believe in not taking yourself too seriously. It’s OK to laugh and fall in my class".

Marty Coles, Yoga Teacher

Marty has been coaching sport and involved in health and fitness for over 15 years. After years of soccer his dodgy knee brought him to yoga, and what started as rehab and stretch became an integral part of his life physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Marty brings to Studio Ellipsis a strong, physical practice anchored in the ancient wisdom of yoga while still being fun and accessible. He values enthusiasm, compassion and authenticity. 

His aim is to inspire people to leave their mats after class and continue their practice in their daily lives.

Laura Gonzales, Yoga Teacher

Laura was born and raised in Hawaii - she grew up riding waves, running cross county, playing soccer and developing a deep love for all things active. With both Cert 3 & 4 in Personal Training and Group Fitness, Laura is currently working towards her 500hr advanced certification under Tiffany Cruikshank (Yoga Medicine) - diving even deeper into anatomy as it relates to dysfunction within the body.

Laura loves to blend elements of different modalities and find new ways to integrate movement so expect her classes to be dynamic and creative. 

Dickie (Laura Dickie), Barre Attack

Dickie has been a dancer since the age of 5, training in jazz, contemporary, hip-hip, tap, musical theatre and ballet.

In 2012 Dickie started assiting head teachers at Plie Groove 'n' Shuffle School of Performing Arts and later moved on to teach her own classes at the school.

Having fallen in love with the low impact, high intensity full body workout that Barre Attack offered, she completed her Level 1 Foundations Course and Level 2 Examination Workshop in 2018. 

She now enjoys teaching classes of all fitness levels and empowering them through the joy of movement and good beats.