Teachers & Practitioners

 


Christine Homer

 

A long time ago, "by chance" I was introduced to one of Shanti Gowans' yoga classes through a friend.    I realised this was what I had been looking for.    I trained with Shanti  and I am still a student of Shanti's, forever grateful for the teachings, the wisdom and love I have received from her.    Shanti's style of yoga is holistic, transformational and peaceful.   In my classes here as a teacher, I aim to create a peaceful space that students can come to where there is no judgement, no expectations, where each student can experience some stillness and connection with themselves.   For me Yoga is the path towards a deep inner peace, with all its wisdom and healing, the path home to ourselves and I am very committed to my own daily yoga and meditation practice.

I have been running the Southern Yoga and Health Centre for 26 years now, and before that I travelled extensively overseas, studying Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, natural health and diet, all of which expanded my understanding of myself and  life.  

 


Maite Rivela

 

 

Maite started teaching Hatha yoga in Spain when her teacher there recognised her love and dedication to yoga, but she trained here in Melbourne at Victorian Institute of Yoga Education and Teacher Training (VIYETT) and at Rainbow Kids Yoga to teach children.  She is very dedicated to creating a nurturing and safe environment for Yogis of all levels,  that supports inward focus and exploration of the body, mind and spirit.  She has the intention that in her classes her students will be able to improve their quality of life, by honing their mindfulness and meditation abilities.  She brings a lovely warmth and groundedness to her classes and an authentic and fun approach, demonstrating her love and passion for Yoga.     Maite teaches our Little Yogis children's yoga, the prenatal classes as well as some of the adult classes.


 

Jarrod Peterson

 

Jarrod trained with Shanti Gowans and teaches our Gentle Class on Wednesday nights.   He is a very popular teacher here and very committed to his own practice and to the classes he teaches, bringing warmth and a sense of fun to them.

 

 

Irene Socic

 

Irene's journey in Yoga began over 10 years ago.  She knew that Yoga was magical and transformative,  and much more than just a physical practice.  As Yoga began to transform her life she looked for ways to deepen her practice, so she completed her teacher training in Melbourne at YIYETT.  It sparked her joy and passion for teaching.  Yoga has taught Irene that magic is everywhere and by being present in our lives we find meaning and inspiration.  She hopes to inspire others with the tools to be the best version of themselves both on and off the mat.   She feels honoured to teach Yoga and help to bring balance, awareness, health and happiness into other's lives.  Irene teaches the Friday night Hatha/Yin class and alternates with Maite on Sundays.

 

 

 

"Let tiny drops of stillness fall gently throughout your day."


 

Jo Ryan

 

Can you remember when you were a child playing barefoot, carefree and confident? You lived for the moment, had limitless potential and would dream about how wonderful life would be when you were big. When we grow up, we develop beliefs about ourselves that hold us back, feel uncertain about our future and are overwhelmed with fear and worry.

 

Life coaching involves working to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. It is about finding out what is really important to you, identifying your goals and developing strategies to achieve them. It is about feeling confident all the time, embracing challenges and giving yourself the opportunity to enjoy your life.

 

Jo is also offering Reiki Healings here at the Centre. The underlying philosophy of Reiki is that if a person's "life force energy" is low, they are more likely to be unwell or stressed. If it is high, they are more capable of being happy and feeling well.

 

In a Reiki treatment, positive healing energy flows from the hands of the practitioner into the client, increasing their energy levels, releasing tension and promoting wellbeing.

 

If you would like an appointment with Jo please call her direct on 0409 183 677.

 


Amanda Ferrucci

 

Amanda is a Counsellor and Clinical Family Therapist and has professional training and experience in providing counselling to adults, children and families.   Amanda has substantial experience in the areas of Attachment, Trauma, Family Violence, Child Development, Parenting, Child Inclusive Practice and Grief and Loss.   She enjoys working with a wide range of clients, providing a safe, non-judgemental environment for clients to talk confidentially about the issues and concerns that are impacting on their lives.

 

If you would like an appointment with Amanda, please call 0424 247

755 or visit  www.familyandrelationshipcounselling.com.au.

 

 

 

Philip Walker

 

Philip is a Psychologist, experienced in working with a wide variety of clients from various backgrounds, ages and walks of life, working with  both couples and individuals

 

He assists clients in identifying sources of distress and then works collaboratively with them to develop tools and strategies that are individually tailored and that facilitate growth and well being.    His areas of interest include anxiety and depression, grief and loss, distress associated with infertility and chronic pain.  He is able to work with a wide variety of mental health challenges, and is sensitive to subtle patterns and dynamics that may be impacting on his clients.   

 

He draws from evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and Interpersonal Therapy.   Please call 0466 365 990 for an appointment.

 


Deanne Atkinson

 

Deanne brings 20 years experience in spiritual development.   As an Accredited Medium, Deanne provides Readings with accuracy and integrity to help you understand your life and gain clarity to move forward.    She also founded Parent with Passion a service supporting Mums with any negative emotions and struggles they are having with parenting, helping Mums find empowerment and providing strategies for a happier household.   

 

Readings and Parenting appointments are available in Mornington.    Bookings essential and can be made via 0413 316 079 or deanne@parentwithpassion.com.