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" I am delighted to be the custodian and co-creator of Hobart Breathing Space.
My vision is to nourish and support a thriving, vibrant community of like minded practitioners, alternative therapies, and self aware people who seek a little “breathing space” and a more holistic framework for wellness and well-being in our busy modern world.
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Cindy brings more than 25 years experience of work as a Breathwork and Body Centred Counselling practitioner, group facilitator and teacher. Here is what she says about being human, about inner work and the benefits of her approach:
"I’ve come to understand that we are extraordinarily intelligent organisms. Our systems are constantly seeking balance and wholeness. Learning to listen deeply to ourselves and to trust the process reveals a deep organic intelligence at work. Without exception, our internal processes are always trying to align us with who we really are, and always seeking to re-establish personal balance and wellbeing. Breathwork combined with a body centred counselling model is, in my experience, the most effective tool available for personal transformation. It encourages the deep listening required, it reveals the intelligence of the inner world, and it shows us the maps and guides us through them."
Cindy is available on Thursday and Fridays at Hobart Breathing Space.
I am constantly heartened and amazed at the efficacy of Breathwork and Body-Centred Counselling for my clients and group participants. I trained as a practitioner because it was and continues to be deeply helpful for me in my healing journey. So it’s a real privilege to support others and see it working for them too.
These tools I use grant access to the subconscious and non-ordinary states of awareness, and the somatic grounding component facilitates transformation through the wisdom of the body, where our trauma is embedded.
I accompany you and gently guide you to connect with yourself deeply, bring to the surface the subconscious causes of suffering and integrate the new understandings and relationship with yourself.
I use the methods that worked for me in profound and lasting ways, giving me an experience of shedding, renewal, freedom, and availability to myself and others.
When: Sessions are 90min, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
$150- $170 and $140 unwaged.
Feldenkrais is a universal method for learning new ways of moving, sensing, feeling and breathing. The exciting part is that new connections made in the body are also made in the brain. This masterfully designed method harnesses neuroplasticity to bring about positive improvements for individuals to improve their posture and quality of life.
I believe that being gentle with yourself combined with the ability to observe what is happening in your mind and body is crucial for positive change. I work gently with you to build on your functional strengths. Awareness of the movement variations within a session is also encouraged to foster your improvement.
A student can feel a range of unique experiences after a lesson. They might feel taller, more grounded or balanced. Their changed physical presence provides a sense of empowerment and is full of movement possibilities which flow into possibilities in everyday life.
Nicole Harstead is a movement educator of 20 years. She taught dance for many years in the College system and is now a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, running her practise Feldemoves. She teaches students both individually, and in classes and workshops. She loves assisting people to find more freedom and joy in their movement.
Meghan Powell began studying the Ashtanga Vinyasa method in 2010 when her mom (and very first teacher), Peg Mulqueen, first brought her to a led primary class. At first the practice was a means to move freely after many years of sports had left her restricted and in pain. In later years, Meghan used yoga as a way to find balance in her life, diving into the internal experience of a daily āsana, meditation, and chanting practice.
Meghan has made trips to Mysore, India, the home of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, to study with R. Sharath Jois deepen her understanding of this tradition. In 2018, Meghan began working with her teacher and mentor, Dena Kingsberg. As a student under Dena’s guidance, Meghan has been cultivating a deeper appreciation and knowledge of classical Indian philosophy and a deep respect for the profound, multi-faceted experience that is the practice of Ashtanga yoga. Under Dena, Meghan completed a 3-year mentorship training and continues to learn from her. Meghan is influenced by both yogic philosophy and mindfulness practices - integrating the two whilst emphasizing simplicity and accessibility throughout her teachings.
She feels fortunate to work alongside her mom, Peg Mulqueen, to bring yoga and Ashtanga Dispatch to students around the world - envisioning a community without walls. Together they host the Ashtanga Dispatch Podcast where they have lively conversations with teachers who inspire, question, educate, and empower. As well as, write regular articles for their blog, exploring all the limbs of yoga.
Steph has always had a love for Pilates, partaking in classes for over 10 years. In 2018 she decided to share her love an become an instructor. Steph holds a Diploma in Contemporary Pilates and Teaching Methodology.
Steph believes Pilates is an important maintenance routine that helps you stay healthy and functional to do the things you love. Her classes focus on control, core strength and alignment, with some fun thrown into the mix
Red Maple Consulting specialise in the delivery of research, consultancy, assessment, care planning and coordination for government services and the NDIS sector. The organisation has a strong reputation in Victoria for their specialist work in leading the response to clients with complex presentations, and in navigating complexity within the human services system. Red Maple Consulting recently established operations in Tasmania and share a commitment to providing specialist therapeutic interventions in Victoria and Tasmania.
Kathy is the Manager of Leadership & Development for Red Maple Consulting, and heads the delivery team of NDIS counselling and support coordination services in Tasmania. Kathy’s twenty three-year career in the Health & Community Sector includes counselling, health promotion, case coordination, community development, sector development and management roles.
Joining Red Maple after operating a successful private counselling practice in both Hobart and the Huon, she comes to the role with range of specialist qualifications, including a Master of Counselling, and post graduate qualifications in Somatic Therapy. Kathy is an NDIS registered provider of therapeutic services and is a member of the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA Prov. 24813).
Kathy offers holistic, client centred, trauma informed counselling services for NDIS participants as part of her new role with Red Maple Consulting. NDIS participants may seek Red Maple counselling support for a range of issues including; grief & loss, impacts of abuse, anxiety and depression, relational issues, impacts of trauma and self-esteem concerns. Therapy aims to facilitate increased insight, personal agency and self-determination for participants, and support emotional balance. NDIS participants who are self or plan managed can access Red Maple’s counselling services at the Hobart Breathing Space. Red Maple also welcomes plan and self-managed NDIS participants, seeking support coordination services.
Kathy appreciates the sense of peace and healing within the Hobart Breathing Space, and clients report that the ‘energy and warmth’ offered by the centre supports them to be held in a space of ‘serenity and safety’ as they embark on their therapeutic journey. When consulting with Kathy, she may draw on a range of therapeutic approaches, including mind body therapies and narrative practices. Phone Kathy for an appointment.
Guinevere is a naturopath with a degree in health science from the Southern School of Natural Therapies. Naturopathy is a form of health care that combines traditional healing methods with modern health science, to assist in both acute and chronic health conditions and promote general wellbeing. It utilizes a range of therapies including herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homeopathy, flower essences and lifestyle education.
With a background in nursing, Guinevere appreciates the diverse nature of people’s health needs, and the importance of identifying the underlying causes of ill-health for each person. She is committed to helping people understand their health, so that they may maintain their own wellbeing.
Celia Audi is a Gestalt trained psychologist, Family Constellation Facilitator, Systemic Constellation Facilitator, Open Floor Movement Practice Teacher and Movement Therapist. Celia’s commitment to systemic healing inspired her to develop expertise in transformative community development work where she has won multiple awards for her work in Australia and internationally. Celia lived and worked in India, Nepal and Kenya from 2011 to 2017 in community development and private practice.
Holistic Therapist and Yoga Teacher
Lauren is psychotherapist, Processwork counsellor and hatha yoga instructor. She offers a holistic and process-orientated approach to your therapy, growth and wellness. Her approach is to work with you as a whole-person, honouring the interconnectedness of your mind, body, spirit, soul and natural environment.
Processwork is a person-centred, therapeutic practice with roots in Jungian psychology, Taoism and indigenous wisdoms. It is awareness-based practice that seeks to follow and guide your natural "process", which is simply your flow of experience in the present moment and across different layers of consciousness.
Lauren gently and playfully weaves together her training in process-orientated therapy, yoga and a professional background in wilderness guiding to help you grow and heal. Therapy/counselling sessions are available by appointment, and new students are welcome at Lauren's Wednesday evening yoga class. 5:45-7pm during school term.
Qualifications and training:
Professional Training in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy | Metavision Institute, NSW.
200hour Yoga Teacher Training | Sacred Seed Yoga School, TAS.
Adventure Guiding and Outdoor Recreation Cert III and IV | TAS Tafe, TAS.
Undergraduate studies in natural environments and geography | Macquarie University and UTAS.
Contact Lauren to find out more or to book a session.
Julie is the Director of Hobart Breathing Space and has been a dedicated practitioner of Gita style yoga for the past fifteen years.
She studied with Gita International in Melbourne and graduated with the Gita Gold Diploma in teacher training which is fully recognised by Yoga Australia and includes over 900 hours of coursework and teaching practise in addition to personal classes.
Gita style yoga is a holistic form of hatha yoga formulated to meet the needs of western bodies and minds. It has its roots deep in the ancient wisdom teachings but is presented within a modern scientifically and medically validated framework. Its particular focus is on soothing and recalibrating our nervous system and our endocrine system, both of which are increasingly found to be out of balance in our stressful modern world.
The yoga Julie teaches is about living from the heart as well as the head, and nourishing the inner life in order to flourish. It’s about bringing our body, mind and emotions into balance so that we can listen to our intuition and allow our inner voice to be our guide. Her aim is to help others in their quest to live more consciously and richly so that we may become more authentically the person we are truly here to be.
You are the ONLY you, the only person who can truly know what resonates and is right for you. In a Gita style class you develop at your own pace and within your own limits by learning to listen deeply to the promptings within. There is no judgement, no competition, no criticism, just a safe space to explore and nurture the self in the way that is right for YOU.
Julie is passionate about the life-enhancing nature of Gita style yoga, and will support you on your journey with empathy and compassion. She firmly believes that yoga provides a joyful opportunity for ‘a different way of being’ in the world, bringing balance, harmony and awareness to all levels of our being.
Its benefits are immeasurable and can assist in the development of:
She also teaches on occasion in schools, sporting clubs, and workplaces.
Alyssa recently moved back to Hobart with her toddler boy after spending almost 10 years in Adelaide working in corporate roles. There she formed a business partnership with a fellow Seeker and together they started Adelaide’s first sustainable-focused market – Mother Earth’s Marketplace – creating a ‘gateway’ for locals wanting to begin thinking about their impact on Mother Earth and encouraging small changes in their daily lives.
Alyssa has dabbled in meditation for many years, joining regular meditation groups and having more than one go at beginning a personal daily meditation practice! She decided against returning to the corporate workforce after 2 years of maternity leave in order to fulfill a lifelong desire to study and work in the metaphysical and New Age fields, as well as spend more time with 2-year-old Alby. Alyssa is currently a student of Australian Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness and the University of Metaphysical Sciences, and a student member of the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists.
Alyssa is interested in many forms and paths of meditation, including chakra work, enquiry, stillness, energy work and visualisations. One of the main guiding forces for Alyssa taking the path of meditation teaching rather than just practicing was to ‘bring meditation to the masses’, showing every-day people that meditation doesn’t have to be a religious or empty-void-of-silence experience. Anyone can experience the benefits of meditation, from helping you organise your day easier to finding new ways of doing things and finding your own answers to deep questions and problems.
Beginning with monthly Full Moon meditation sessions at The Breathing Space, Alyssa is looking to expand with regular focused sessions once meditation study is complete later in 2022, as well as adding online and one-on-one sessions.
Get in contact with Alyssa to request a specialised chat about how she can help you rediscover your inner true self and shift some stubborn obstacles in your path to your true happiness.
Phone +61 (0) 400821773
Founder of Breathers. Licensed Body-Mind Therapist from Israel. Now based in Port Sorell, Northern Tasmania.
Certificated and well experienced in Yoga Instruction, Rebirthing-Breathwork, Reiki, Tibetan Bowl Therapy as well as Life and Health Coaching. Gilad works with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. He leads workshops around the world, using movement, breath, mindfulness and coaching for healing and empowering.
Since 2001 Gilad has been accompanying and empowering individuals, leading changes from within and helping people to improve their abilities, confidence, stability, physical and mental balance and stamina. Specialising in PTSD, anxiety, depression and self discovery.
"I am here to support you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my patient's well-being and aim to give the top of the line services catered to your own needs." With love, Gilad
Bonita has been teaching fitness classes since 2011, when she began taking Barre classes. She loves sharing her passion for mindful move the people of all stages and walks of life. Over the years she has added mat Pilates, Rainbow Kids Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga , Yoga Nidra and Aerial Yoga to her teachings. She has shared her offerings across many studios in Hobart. Bonita has recently undergone a menopause yoga training with Petra Coveney, UK and she's looking forward to sharing her classes in workshops at Hobart Breathing Space to guide women through peri-menopause, menopause and beyond.
When are not teaching or learning Bonita enjoy spending time with her husband to teenage daughters, and the fattest laziest cat in all the land. She strongly believes that in movement classes as in life, a light hearted and a smile make everything better. She looks forward to welcoming newcomers and experience junkies alike
Gayle has a background in classical Hatha yoga which she has practiced for over 15 years, and has been a certified teacher since 2017 when she completed over 300 hours of training at her school in India.
Because of her own history with PTSD and chronic anxiety she quickly discovered how beneficial and healing reconnecting to the body could be after a lifetime of living with stored survival stress.
She has always studied and implemented trauma-informed practices into her work and has since completed training in several modalities, most notably a foundational training in Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga, based on the pioneering work of David Emerson at the Centre for Trauma & Embodiment in the US. Gayle’s facilitation draws from this evidence-based, body-first model of care for survivors of PTSD, complex trauma, and chronic stress. She also draws upon her many years in the healing practices of yoga and mindfulness, as well as integrating other somatic practices, nervous system regulation, and guided relaxation.
She is committed above all else to leading clients back into the deep and powerful connection to their body that is available to all but is so often profoundly impacted by the effects of trauma and chronic stress. Her job is simple, to empower her clients to discover their own potential for healing and recovery, through the most powerful resource they have, their body.
Trauma-Informed Yoga & Somatic Healing
Gayle’s sessions draw from her foundational training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) and her 15 years of practicing and teaching Hatha Yoga and Embodied Mindfulness.
Her sessions draw from the evidence-based, body-first model of care (TCTSY) that has been groundbreaking in the treatment of trauma and chronic stress and works to reduce symptoms of trauma (living in chronic survival stress) by creating a sense of safety in the body through mindful movement and nervous system regulation.
Trauma-Informed Yoga can be used to support anyone from any background, no matter your experience or circumstances. Gayle has a particular focus in supporting women through her work, and is passionate about supporting those recovering from domestic or family violence and has seen first hand the difference this work can make in these spaces. She is passionate about making this level of embodied healing accessible to marginalised communities who would not usually have access to it. (If you are unwaged or struggling financially, please contact Gayle directly for accessible payment options.)
Available Times: Every Second Friday, 12:30-16:30 (later appointments available on request, see booking calendar link for further details)