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Discover the healing power of Therapeutic Yoga

Heartmovements Therapeutic Yoga acknowledges the traditional owners of land upon which we practice yoga, the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Nation for they hold the stories, culture and lore. We pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging. 

Heartmovements Therapeutic Yoga is based on ancient yogic tradition and draws upon the most effective techniques from a variety of complementary and western disciplines. This Yoga encourages the connection between your body, heart and mind with soft, flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation.

If you doubt your ability to practice yoga or you wish to deepen your yoga practice, then this Yoga is for you. There is no need to be fit or flexible making this style of yoga suitable for people of all abilities, fitness levels and age groups.

Heartmovements Therapeutic Yoga can be easily modified to suit you and can be complementary to any deep healing process such as Chronic Fatigue, FMS, Multiple Sclerosis as well as low back pain,stress, insomnia, grief, anxiety and exhaustion. To specifically target any issues we recommend private Yoga Therapy classes.

Background Information about your therapist/teacher.

Shakti Mclaren holds a Diploma in Yoga Therapy. Yoga Therapy is the application of the science of yoga to support clients in the positive direction of change. Shakti has a background in nursing, midwifery and Family Therapy so can offer a multi directional process that includes all aspects of health and well being.

Shakti has also trained in Restorative Yoga and classes may include some restorative yoga poses. Shakti has attended training on Trauma Sensitive Yoga. This means she teaches in a way where those who have experienced trauma feel safe and supported. Shakti has also attended training in Hanna Somatics with Shelley Fruend and Lisa Petersen and brings this practice to her classes. Hanna Somatics is a movement awareness system that offers a safe and profound way to release over active muscles thus releasing old body patterns that cause pain and tension. These slow and gentle movements retrain the nervous system and the brain.

Call Shakti on 0416 149 776 now, or email heartmovements@gmail.com
All yoga classes are at 1566 Burwood Highway, Tecoma.
Yoga Therapy sessions and Love Ya'Lumbar Classes are at held in a beautiful private  studio in Belgrave.


Therapeutic Yoga for healing trauma.

Therapeutic Yoga is particularly effective to slowly release the effects of trauma. Therapeutic Yoga techniques work gently and effectively with emotional pain and support the cultivation of a positive outlook. 

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Why should you practice Therapeutic Yoga?

The ancient yogis wanted to find a way to become one with creation. They lived amongst the astounding beauty of nature and watched the earth, sun, moon, sky, trees, animals, and insects. They developed postures and practices that mirrored nature and thus learnt a way to truly connect with creation. Yoga has survived all the changes in the world, politics and disagreements and is with us today because it is a proven way to guide us back to our true nature. Bringing our body, mind and soul into unity and connecting with our true nature fills us with peace and radiance. It’s then that we start to glow with the life force that sustains all beings. This is the same life force that moves the tides, grows a tree and energises the sun. Therapeutic Yoga aligns you with and awakens you to this life force through its subtle yet powerful energy based movements, affirmations, exploration of the koshas and specific breathing techniques.

Some wonderful resources and links.

Have a look at the Articles page on this website for more information  about breathing effectively, developing a home practice, anxiety, managing asthma, back care and healing in nature.