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Classes are suspended until Friday 20th October. From that time on ill be doing Friday mornings @11am only. Ive broken my left femur neck and torn the left shoulder rota tor cuff . I’ve had surgery. No need for hip replacement, just a screw thingy. For gory details, metaphysical insights and my zero antibiotic holistic healing journey go to www.facebook.com/libbymitchell2012
Hi I’m Lib. Im 57 going on 37. I’m post menopausal and I feel amazing.
I Discovered yoga in 1987 in new york. It’s the best thing that ever crossed my path besides my child. With out it I do not know how i’d have managed, especially when in menopause.
I’m originally from Melb city, Fitzroy. My daughter and I migrated to these spectacular mountains in 1999. I began teaching drop in hatha yoga classes in the old green room as soon as I landed
From there I moved the yoga studio to it’s current home, my home 15 Auburn rd Healesville
We are tucked away in the suburbs of Healesville, surrounded by mountains. My home is on a flat street, easy access, no dirt rd for this city girl.
The yoga room is surrounded by an old grown up garden and my organic food garden. The birds are ever present, its very secluded. It really is magic .
I’m not everyone’s cup of tea~ many love to love me, while I’m fairly certain a few love to hate me. I forgive them. Why do they find me difficult. I’m a bit too honest for some folk I think.
I’ve been doing this for too long to let women think their poor eating habits , toxic relationships and nightly drinking is ok. IT’S NOT OK
Regardless of who I am I do have a mission. My greatest gift to you is to teach you how to self heal.
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 6 years later at 57 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.
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.
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
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 .
Now I’m a happy extrovert/ introvert hermit with cats. Might add, for the bird lovers, I love birds too so I invested in a massive cat cage that is attached to the back porch.
2010 SPINAL INJURY A very long story ~ It 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 injury was in 2010 ~ whilst teaching makeup for photography at tafe. My spine 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.
The nerves are coming back slowly, a very painful process. I’m working slowly and deliberately with a very easy but true process every day . I trust that if I continue this way the nerve endings will continue to heal, and ill be running and driving again by the time I’m 60….The full story is too painful to tell , as often when a family member falls ill, the entire family suffers too.I can handle anything but watching my daughter suffer because of my inability to make a living was heart breaking. We have made a full recovery on all levels I might add. The ‘story’ might become a book. I’ll tell you this though, 2 surgeons , one from the Alfred the other from a private Richmond practice said I’d never walk without surgery. They didn’t know I love a challenge, neither could they have known that Quantum healing is real and it works.
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 in the winter, I dance in the kitchen or living room every day. I walk everywhere now, I have no mobile phone~I use a camera and a landline.
Ive also studied permaculture ~ organic sustainable farming in 2001, with local permaculture guru , Graeme George . I’m very proud of my summer food production.
The actual yoga room is a large shed , only meters away from my back door. I had it refurbished many ears ago. It is my church , my temple ,my office
In summer I spend most of my days in my 100% ORGANIC YARD . My beloved only daughter now 24 lives an hr away and visits regularly . she is my best friend . what more could I want .
I grow all of the food I need to inoculate my self from flu bugs. I’ll never go to a doctor again unless i have a broken bone. .
All of my medicine is in my garden .
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 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.