Clarity in Perception, Truth in Expression, Joy in the Heart
Welcome to our community
ONLINE & SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND
Our wellness community are likeminded individuals who value health, holistic lifestyle, and above all, connection.
Yoga is from the sanskrit word 'yog' meaning to yolk, to unify. This is not just a physical posture or movement practice, it is a journey of aligning to our centre, our true selves, and from this place, connecting more deeply and authentically with our loved ones and our community.
Now is the time to to come home in our bodies, unifying body, mind and spirit; and to embrace our Divinity. To honour and respect our own temple, one another, and this beautiful Earth in which we live.
When there is light in the Soul,
there will be beauty in person,
Where there is beauty in the person,
there will be harmony in the home.
Where there is harmony in the home
there will be honor in the nation.
Where there is honor in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
Om shanti, shanti, shanti.
Peace, peace, peace.
"You are like a pause button. You remind me to stop, breathe, and reflect on myself, not everyone else, and that myself, right now, is the priority. You remind me that it is okay to do this; that I am as worthy as the next person for my time.....I don't always have to put myself in the back of a line- I can actually be first. As a yoga teacher you guide me to get to know my body and to trust myself in listening to it"
"Your commitment to ..teaching us the practice of yoga...has been an amazing inspiration to me. We have learnt so much from you. ...I especially want to thank you for taking us away on retreats. These retreats strengthened our inner being and helped us to be mindful of others. ... the student in us honours the teacher in you"
"Attending your 'broga' classes after back surgery helped reduce my lower back pain"
"Without your guidance I would not have the love and dedication to yoga and meditation that I have. It has been my one priority every week to turn up on a Tuesday and I will miss zoning out to your voice. Thank you for allowing me the opportunities to extend my practice. It has been a rewarding journey and I am so grateful."
Hello, i'm Liv
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Whether you live on the Sunshine Coast or further afield, I hope this space gives you the opportunity to find connection, or perhaps just that 'something' that speaks to you and calls for action. My goal for 2022 is to further build a community who are aligned in the core values of the yamas and niyamas of the yogic tradition, and who yearn to grow, evolve and heal. Throughout this site you can begin by checking out my yoga classes and immersive courses.
I am a traveller at heart. I always had a vision of travelling and exploring the world, and so I did! With the same curious and adventurous nature, I enjoy the inward journey that unfolds with decades of yoga as a discipline and science of the mind and body.
At 23 years old, I was in an horrific car accident, compressing & breaking my spine in 6 places, crumbling the vertebra of my lower back. Along with whiplash and trauma, I also endured this process with all of my family. I realised very quickly that yoga offered me a sense of wellbeing, and most importantly, the greatest amount of relief from my pain and trauma in comparison to all the other therapy I was receiving. I was sold. This ancient practice empowered me to take charge of the outcomes of my physical health for the rest of my life. As I've grown and evolved in my own life, yoga has always been my true compass to lead me in the right direction. It allows me to live my life with reflection, contemplation, personal growth, and expression.
Today I live in Flaxton, on the mountains in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, with my husband and two daughters, our pup Stella, our chooks, and a couple of budgies. I am truly passionate about watching people's lives change when they embrace a yogic life, as well as empowering my students and clients on their wellbeing journey. As a Qualified Yoga Therapist and Sacred Embodiment Mentor, I offer a healing space to support you through transformation, illness, and everyday stress. I look forward to meeting you!
B.BUS | RYT | CYT | NLP
Senior Yoga Teacher & Therapist, Sacred Embodiment Mentor, NLP Practitioner
Teaching yoga since 2008, and studying holistic health since my early 20s, I have dedicated my life to bridging the gap between modern and ancient medicine. In the past five years, I have furthered my studies in yoga therapy, the chakra system, neuroscience, trauma awareness, embodiment, breath work & meditation. I have witnessed the power of these practices in empowering my students and clients to transform their lives. My Mentor mission is to support the women in service to humanity, whether that be in the families that they raise, their workplace, or their community. To help them rediscover their sense of Self as a source of intelligence, truth, wisdom, joy and nourishment. From this place, they can shine their Light upon the world!
Here's my geeky stuff...
Bachelor of Business in Tourism - 1997
Train the Trainer - 1998
Cert. Freelance Travel Writing and Photography - 2000
Centred Yoga Foundations in Yoga (Ashtanga) 200hour - 2008
Mentorship with Senior Teacher Denis Juelicher 2008-2012
Zenergy Kids Yoga and Yoga Therapy - 2009/2010
Core Vinyasa Sadie Nardini - 2015
Charge and the Energy Body - Anodea Judith - 2016
Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy 650 hr - 2017
Yoga and Neuroscience Subtle Yoga - 2020
Life Coaching & NeuroLinguistic Programming Wild Success - 2020
Launch Business Program Wild Success - 2021
What is Yoga Therapy?
All yoga is therapeutic at heart. It is, in essence, about connection to self and to the world around us, and to that something that is 'greater' than us all.
Yoga therapy is a specialised area of yoga training
that is focused on the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the practices of yoga.
Most of us have been exposed to some or all of the traditional yoga practices used over the millennia to tame the mind and ease the body. We know these as asana (posture), pranayama (breath), meditation, mantra, chanting, mudra (hand postures such as prayer position at the heart), ritual (self care routines, ceremony, church) and a disciplined lifestyle. With the guidance of a Yoga Therapist, the appropriate application of these practices can be prescribed to support a consistent yoga practice that will increase your awareness and sense of self, and engage your energy in the direction of your desired goals. If you are the kind of persona that wants to be empowered by participating in your whole health and healing, then yoga, and yoga therapy, is for you!
My goal is to co-create a routine or lifestyle that is safe - physically, spiritually, and emotionally - and that you love. Together we work out what the symptoms are that are causing suffering and work at eliminating, reducing, or managing them; we work towards improving function (physically, mentally, emotionally); and ultimately we want to prevent the dis-ease or symptoms from reoccurring. This may require a multi-modality approach, and as such, referrals to other wellness professionals may aid in your health journey. What separates yoga therapy from many modern medical approaches is its capacity to change your relationship to your condition or state of being, and how you identify with it. You will feel at home again in your body - with all its life experience!
Yoga therapy also utilises methods from its sister science, Ayurveda.