Cindy Aulby    |  Pamela Lovell  |  Julie Gribble  |  Julie Luckman  | Sarah Manns  |  Marisa McArthur     |  Lynn Romeo 


Cindy Aulby

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Cindy is the Director of Hobart Breathing Space.

She has worked in Hobart since 1997 as a Body Centred Counsellor and teacher, Breathwork Practitioner and teacher, Inner Guide, Group Facilitator, Healer and Artist.

Cindy is a heartful and compassionate practitioner, offering:


  • Counselling sessions for individuals and couples
  • Breathwork sessions and groups
  • Professional Training in Breathwork and Body Centred Counselling
  • Regular Meditation classes
  • Breathe Circles
  • Women’s Circles
  • Menopause Groups

"The guiding light of all my work is the knowing that we are all exactly who we are meant to be, that our work is to uncover the truth of who we already are, to undo and heal the damage that gets in the way of that, and to unlearn who we've been taught to be.

I have been gifted with a great love of human-ness. So each time I sit with another human being in their inner work, I am privileged to be allowed access to more of what makes us tick - what gives us joy, what hurts, how we handle our pain, how we heal and how we come back to our wholeness. I offer my knowing about the stuff of being human, given to me by thousands of hours of being present to thousands of ordinary and extraordinary human stories.

I have learned that we can open to change when we feel safe. If we feel threatened, unloved or unheard, we shut down. Our survival instinct takes over and we become defensive. So my passion is to be a compassionate guide."

See Journey to the Heart for more information on Cindy, her qualifications and her work.

Contact Cindy on 0429 167 480

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Pamela Lovell


Pamela Lovell is the Director of Mindful Intent. She has worked as an Organisational Development consultant for over 20 years. Pamela’s interest in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) came through her work with organisations where work/life balance seemed elusive and many people were finding the stress of everyday life overwhelming. Since 2007 Pamela has taught public courses in MBSR and in organisation settings. An accredited MBSR teacher with the Center for Mindfulness, Pamela has 19 years of experience with mindfulness and has studied this work for over 25 years.

Contact Pamela on 0419330960

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 Pamela has a BSc, MSc, MA Counselling, Accredited MBSR Teacher – Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Associate Teacher, Openground, Sydney

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 Julie Gribble

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Julie has been a dedicated practitioner of Gita style yoga for the past 12 years under the tutelage of Lynn Romeo, senior teacher in the Gita tradition.  She has recently deepened and extended her knowledge and practice by completing the Gold Diploma of Teaching with Gita International in Melbourne.

The Gold Diploma is fully recognised by Yoga Australia, the overarching body for yoga teachers, and the course includes over 900 hours of input, teaching practise, and supervised experience 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:

  • Better health and wellbeing
  • More vitality and energy
  • Less emotional reactivity and a greater sense of calm
  • A quieter mind
  • Stress release
  • Improved immune system response
  • A sense of being grounded and increased self reliance
  • A deeper sense of fulfilment in life
  • The confidence to live and speak your own truth

From term 1 2018, Julie will be teaching classes at Hobart Breathing Space on Tuesday evenings at 6pm and on Thursday mornings at 9.15am.  Classes run for 75 minutes.

Contact Julie on 0423 184 279

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Julie Luckman

Julie1Julie Luckman is a Registered Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner.

Julie offers Ortho-Bionomy at Hobart Breathing Space on Fridays.

Ortho-Bionomy came into my life in this last decade by chance in Castlemaine, Victoria.  In seeking help for long standing lower back and sacroiliac pain due to a serious injury at age 20, I was given the name of someone who practiced a different and very gentle therapy.  Up until then my old injury was still easily aggravated and sometimes acutely painful.  My initial session of Ortho-Bionomy was a lesson in deep relaxation for my whole being, not just my lower back.  With further treatments, I experienced greater letting go of tensions, a comfortable  unravelling and reorganising of my physical structures, along with a sense of spaciousness, deep calm, wellbeing and alignment. My whole self was changing and expanding in a very positive way.

The changes that occurred then sparked my curiosity to learn more about this work, eventually becoming an Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner in 2013.   With a background in Yoga and Steiner Education, Ortho-Bionomy is a natural progression of my passion and dedication to supporting the health of body, mind and soul.

Assisting people out of pain – without creating pain – is one of the many striking distinctions to Ortho-Bionomy.  It is very effective in helping alleviate both acute or chronic pain and stress patterns by reducing chronic muscle tension, soothing the joints, increasing alignment and flexibility, improving circulation,  and relaxing the entire body.

To find out more about Ortho-Bionomy visit my website  

Contact Julie on 0407 838 790.

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 Sarah Manns


Sarah Manns has been a part of the mindful intent team since our inception, supporting participants on our MBSR courses and expertly attending to our administration. Sarah has practiced mindfulness for almost a decade, and has trained with the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia to offer MBSR through mindful intent. Sarah is deeply committed to the practice and teaching of mindfulness, and is passionate about supporting participants to experience the wide-ranging and transformative benefits of mindfulness in their everyday lives.

Sarah came to the practice of mindfulness after the birth of her second child, during an intense period balancing her family-owned business with parenting and studies. Soon after beginning one-one-one mindfulness training, Sarah felt the positive impact of regular practice in her life, enabling her to be more present, spacious and whole and to face challenges with equanimity and calm. Mindfulness provided an answer to Sarah’s lifelong search for authenticity, and enhanced the cognitive teachings of psychology by presenting a more complete mind-body experience. Mindfulness enables Sarah to find balance and richness in her busy life and to be aware and appreciative of the small miracles that are present every day.

Sarah has also gone on to complete the training in Mindfulness in Schools and Dot Be.

Teaching is a further progression in Sarah’s continuing journey with mindfulness. Her rich life experience enables her to understand and support the challenges that we all face in our day-to-day lives, and she’s passionate about supporting and guiding participants in their mindfulness practice with compassion and empathy.

Sarah Manns

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Marisa McArthur

Marisa head shotOriginally from the farm country of mid-Michigan, USA, Marisa began travelling in 2005 and eventually settled in beautiful Tasmania with her husband, Ben. Marisa first began practicing yoga in 2007. She completed her Yoga Alliance RYT-200 at the Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga in Dharamsala, India in 2014, focusing on Vinyasa Flow and Iyengar methods.

A chance meeting in a café in India introduced her to the Critical Alignment method. Critical Alignment’s unique way of drawing connections between anatomy, philosophy, and yoga practice piqued her interest. She became dedicated to the practice upon discovering that it was helping to mitigate longstanding imbalances from doing outdoor sports. She travelled to Malaysia in 2015 and 2016 to train to Level IV in Critical Alignment Yoga and its restorative applications, with founder Gert van Leeuwen. She founded Yoga of the Isle 2017 with the aim of sharing Critical Alignment with athletes, workers, and yoga practitioners in Tasmania.

Marisa’s classes use the Critical Alignment progression through relaxation, coordination, movement, and strength, helping to release the muscle tension that creates structural imbalances in the skeleton. They create a space for practitioners to reconnect with the body, focus the mind and rediscover the intimate link that human beings share with each other and the natural world. She has taught across ages and backgrounds, in studio, gym, and corporate environments, and in many glorious outdoor spaces around the world.

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Janny McKinnon

JannyJANNY IS CURRENTLY TAKING A SABBATICAL and is likely to return to Hobart Breathing Space in October 2017.

I have been practicing yoga for over 12 years and teaching for 4 years.  My journey with yoga began in my mid twenties and had such a profound impact on my life it soon became a vocation as well as a personal path (not one without challenges, I might add!).  Having experienced many deeply healing benefits that yoga had to offer, I undertook a post graduate course in Yoga Therapy with the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy in 2014/2015 and am committed to developing & working yoga as a healing modality to bring balance, harmony & awareness to all levels of being. 

Janny is a member of national peak body for yoga teachers, Yoga Australia (level 1), and a registered yoga therapist with the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists.

Contact Janny on 0420413261

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Lynn Romeo 

lynn3sAs a yoga teacher, a social worker, mature-age mother and writer I have come through the furnace of family life, buoyed by my daily yoga as I straddle mainstream and alternative, professional, personal and creative realms.
This new millennium has brought renewed focus, world-wide, on the healing of trauma through yoga. I am inspired and affirmed by the research and wisdom of yoga teaching and ‘trauma-informed’ colleagues, including studies in Trauma Sensitive Yoga with the Trauma Center in Boston, directed by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (Prof of Psychiatry, Boston University and pioneer in the field of trauma since the 1970s). My aim is to make all forms of yoga ever more accessible to people from all walks of life, through regular classes and workshops for human service workers and yoga teachers.
We are living in a turbulent and potent, yet inspiring era of human history.  In this Breathing Space we come together to draw on ancient distilled wisdom, modern science and the new humanity that the New Age brings.  Our challenges and triumphs can be transformed into moments of stillness, truth and peaceful purpose and then, without effort, our unique essence shines through.

Lynn is a registered senior teacher in the Gita tradition having graduated in 1991 and completed numerous post-graduate trainings.
She is also the Tasmanian representative of Yoga Australia.

Contact Lynn on 0421 327 237 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Upcoming events

Summer Gita Yoga (2)
Tuesday 23 January 2018 10:00 am
Category:  Yoga
Ortho-Bionomy Sessions
Thursday 25 January 2018 9:00 am
Category:  Ortho-Bionomy
Ortho-Bionomy Sessions
Thursday 01 February 2018 9:00 am
Category:  Ortho-Bionomy
General/Beginners Yoga '18
Tuesday 06 February 2018 10:30 am
Category:  Yoga
Gentle/Beginners Yoga '18
Tuesday 06 February 2018 12:30 pm
Category:  Yoga
Ortho-Bionomy Sessions
Thursday 08 February 2018 9:00 am
Category:  Ortho-Bionomy