Namaste, I hope you are well.
my yoga room has flooded, I will not be reopening but I’m still teaching PRIVATES… for more info
please go to the ‘WHATS NEW’ page .
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When we fully grasp the placebo and nocebo effect we will heal quickly and easily.
under construction………MY HEALING JOURNEY In 2012 I discovered that no dis~ease can exist in an alkali solution. I then began the very long exciting and grueling journey of changing my body acid alkali balance . Now 7 years later at 58 I’ve beaten osteo~ arthritis in my spine, long term high blood pressure, long term depression, long term lower back pain and lastly long term insomnia.The point is ~ when we are more alkali than acid we will eventually heal.
all of this food is from my yard -summer 2017, the raspberries have an important job..they take the place of vaccines..in others words they inoculate me.. im Never ill and I NEVER VACCINATE .
TREE CHANGE Fitzroy was my favorite place in the world but its no place to raise a child. The pollution alone was bad, the soil was full of lead. I knew in my heart if I couldn’t feed my child organic food, I would find a way to do so. I began looking for towns with good soil. It was a simple as that. A few yrs later, I had bought this home in healesville , opened the yoga school, studied permaculture, with the intent to keep us as healthy as possible & to grow our own inoculating food.
Yarra Valley Yoga is my 2nd baby. My beloved daughter my 1st of course. It was created because I loved yoga and I loved teaching.
here im taking an outdoor yoga class at MOORA MOORA FESTIVAL
TEACHER ARCHETYPE I began teaching when I was a kid, it came naturally . At 12 yrs of age I was teaching ballet to tiny totts, then later in my 20’s I taught at John Morrey School of Hairdressing as a hair color technician .
NEW YORK It was my hairdressing world that led me to a very exciting 2 yr chapter in New York. Below is a Polaroid of a job as a makeup artist when i was at FORDS. This a favorite because the Twin Towers were alive with color in the background.The pick was taken beneath the Brooklyn Bridge
1986..i lived and worked in NEW YORK ..at FORDS.. as a makeup artist. this is a Polaroid of one of my jobs…I LOVE IT because of the TWIN TOWERS IN THE BACK GROUND.
I worked at FORDS modelling agency as a make up artist from 1986 -87. The obvious beauty myth scenario got under my skin, I truly couldn’t stomach it. I found my self a great part time job in a super funky hair salon in spring street Soho called SO HAIR.
That was then. It was a crazy time, I enjoyed a life style that might kill me now. Interestingly whilst I was at my most hedonistic I discovered yoga. I’ve mellowed now, 30 yrs of meditation ~contemplation and yoga will change anyone .
2010 SPINAL INJURY ~ wasn’t from yoga~ I was originally injured at 14 as a ballerina , whilst preparing for the ozzie ballet school. The old injury was compounded many times. Yoga kept me up right and strong .
The last L4L5 injury was in 2010 ~I was teaching makeup for photography at tafe, when one day my spine just gave up. I was such a mess they put me on a disability pension indicating they believed at 50 yrs of age, there was no hope for me . That was in 2010.
2017 THE BUTTERFLY emerges … in brief~~after 7 long years on the floor~ living as a recluse ~ I have healed my spine and my legs but cannot feel my feet… Yet.
LATE 2017 fell on a clean slippery floor and broke my left upper fema..aka my hip, tore right shoulder cough. that was 4 months ago no . its all healed very nicely.
GRATEFUL My healing journey lasted 7 years, during which time my my agenda altered dramatically HEALING was all that mattered…. the yoga school partially closed I only taught 3 or 4 Classes a week~ I visited Magnetic Island off the coast of Townsville many times ~~as part of my healing process.
THE injury was my greatest alli. My life has changed in ways I could never have imagined . Now I’m committed to NEVER allowing any pain of any kind to persist. I now know the injury occurred only because I ignored the pain for 30 odd years. To make life tolerable I took pain relief everyday. I became an addict . The legal drugs destroyed my bone density . By the time I was 50 , my old injured spine just rumbled.
NOW MY DAY consists of zero stress, eating really well, not working for more than 3 hrs a day. I garden , I dance and stretch every day. I walk everywhere , I have no mobile phone~I use a camera and a landline.
MY OLD OFFICE….the yoga room….due to 3 massive floods late 2017 it closed.. I am now living in it and i LOVE IT
In 2001 I studied permaculture ~ organic sustainable farming in 2001, with local permaculture guru , Graeme George. Now i grow organic herbs for all of my medicinal needs .
1987-Whilst living in Washington DC, my hubbies home town, I began an on line Naturopathy course of which I completed herbalism and Iridology, but it was cut short abruptly when I decided to leave my hubby and come home. So even though I did not get a diploma I know alot and apply it all daily. I hope I can be of use to you. I do know this , if we are to rely on our doctors to usher us to into old age we may be very disappointed.
If you managed to read all of this ~ thank you. MY intent is to be of use to you , to build you up , to make you realize that you are amazing and that you can heal your own body .The only thing that is missing is information. Once the body becomes more alkali than acidic we begin to think differently, we become smarter ! or a better way to say that is~ when we r alkali , we are simply the best version of ourselves.
If you are in any way interested below is my cv.
1996– 1998 formal teacher training with VALDA MOORE @CAE. Council of Adult edu. CBD. Melbourne
2001 formal teacher training with JANI BAKER @ AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF CLASSICAL YOGA Black burn. Melb
2005 formal teacher training with KIMBERLY GARLIC @ PILATES INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
YOGA & PILATES SPECIALIST- RESEARCH CLASSES / WORKSHOPS I WAS ASKED TO RUN.
April -Nov 2002 “NARI” (National aging Research institute) Healesville Vic 2 Yoga classes per week for 26 weeks 6 female students. 50-70 years of age.
Sept-Oct 2003 “INERGISE AUSTRALIA” (veterans affairs) Healesville Vic 1 Yoga class per week, with Vietnam vets all with post traumatic stress disorder.
July-Sept2006 “HEALESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL” Healesville Vic 9 Yoga/Pilate‟s classes per term.
Sept 2009 RACV Healesville COUNTRY CLUB 3 Yoga / Meditation classes over the weekend with chef extraordinaire SHERRY STRONG. Complimenting her organic detox weekend.
2009 – 2010 INDULGE SPA various one day yoga , pilates, and meditation events at Indulge Spa for private clients.
2009 Balgownie for ANZ ~ 1/2 day yoga meditation events for ANZ EXECS , focusing on gentle de-stress hatha yoga and spinal care
2009 Yarra Valley Conference Centre for YOORALLA . YIN hatha yoga and breath work ~caring for carers.
Jan 2009 RACV COUNTRY CLUB HEALESVILLE 2 HR Yoga /Pilates workshop held out doors
DROP IN CASUAL CLASSES / IYENGAR YOGA / YIN YOGA – THERAPEUTIC PILATES TEACHING HISTORY
Jan 1998 – Feb 1999 “STKILDA YOGA SCHOOL”(“Skys”),Acland St St.Kilda Melb~~2 classes per week
March 1998-nov 1999 “BUSY BODY GYM” ~Johnson St, Fitzroy Melb ~~3 classes per week
July 1999-nov 1999 “HUNTS GYM” Johnson St, Fitzroy Melb ~1 class per week
OCTOBER 1999~~Moved from Fitzroy to Yarra Valley for a tree change ~IN TRUTH I WAS IN SEARCH FOR CLEAN AIR AND SOIL.
July 2000 – Present day~~Founded “YARRA VALLEY YOGA SCHOOL” Healesville
Up to 22 classes per week ~ yin Hatha yoga/Iyengar yoga/ theraputic pilates/Meditation/ dance
August 2003-04 REDHOUSE Warburton ~ 1 yoga class per week
Sept 2006 – Dec 2009 BEACH HOUSE FITNESS CLUB Chirnside park ~~3 Yoga classes per week /3 Pilates classes per week
Winter 2008 HEALESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL~~1 Yoga class for staff members per week
Autumn / Winter 2008 YARRA GLEN LIVING & LEARNING CENTER. ~~3 Yoga classes per week.
Sept 2008 – Dec 2009 YARRA GLEN LIVING & LEARNING CENTRE. ~~1 yoga class per week
2009 – 2009 HEALESVILLE LIVING AND LEARNING CENTRE~~3 Meditation classes per week / 1 high cardio dance class/ 1 Therapeutic Pilates class
2009/10 HEALESVILLE LIVING & LEARNING ~~Tutor for cert 2 hairdressing cert 2 professional makeup services
2010 May – 2010 Nov RACV COUNTRY CLUB drop in weekly class ~~ 1 Yoga /Pilates /Meditation class a week Sunday 10am – 11.30
my cv ends here~2010 I SUSTAINED A SPINAL INJURY and had to semi retire. altho will continue with my easy drop in class.but all pilates and iynegar clases are impossible to teach now.