Yoga therapy consultancy, specializing in iRest meditation, dealing with a wide range of conditions, inc stress management, anxiety disorders, respiratory disorders.
My yoga therapy is eclectic, though with a strong influence from the Krishnamacharya tradition and iRest (Dr Richard Miller)
Formal Tertiary Education: Masters of Health Sciences - Educational Standards for the Practice of Ayurveda in Australia;(non-assessed) Grad Dip Complementary Therapies - a 2-year program providing introductions to a number CAM modalities; Grad Cert in Yoga Therapy Certified iRest teacher and Supervisor Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching 2-year, 1,000hr program Certificate "Ayur-Yoga Therapy" - A.G. Mohan Certificate of Ayurvedic Healing - AIVS Diploma of Human Performance Diploma of Swedish Massage Certificate of Nutrition
Experience - relevant to the field of yoga and yoga therapy: Practicing yoga therapist since 1991 Qualified yoga teacher since 1978 Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant 1998 to 2008 iRest teacher/facilitator 2013 ->
President Yoga Australia 2012-2014 (the peak body for yoga teachers in Australia) Vice- President Yoga Australia 2010 - 2012 IAYT Certification Committee 2014 - 2017 IAYT Accreditation Committee, since 2012 IAYT Standards Committee, 2009 - 2012 IAYT Council of Advisors, since 2008 AAYT secretary (founding), 2007 - 2012 AAYT Council of Advisors, since 2012 Yoga Australia Council of Advisors 2015- Assoc Director iRest Australasia
in years 2000 and 2001, 1 had the privilege of being on the Steering Committee for the establishment of National Competency Standards and Government Accreditation for complementary and alternative medicine training in Australia. This covered most systems of natural medicine, including Ayurveda.
At the same time I developed Australia's first, Government Accredited yoga teacher training program, which was recognized a part of the tertiary education system. The program was set up as an 'Advanced Diploma'. I have enjoyed teaching on this 1,000 hour program for the past 13 years. In 2006 I developed Australia's first, complete yoga therapy program, which was accredited at the 'Graduate Certificate' level. In 2010, we de-coupled from the Government accreditation system, as the return from the program did just justify the expense and the AAYT standards had become accepted as the most appropriate avenue for accreditation/registration.
The following overview of the qualification framework in Australia may help readers better understand how the ADVANCED DIPLOMA of Yoga Teaching (Level 6) and the GRADUATE CERTIFICATE of Yoga Therapy (level 8) are positioned within the tertiary education framework. Level 1 - Certificate 1 (year 11 high school) Level 2 - Certificate 2 (year 12 - finishing high school) Level 3 - Certificate 3 (low level trades, clerical, admin) Level 4 - Certificate 4 (junior management, teaching, some health care, senior trade) Level 5 - Diploma (middle management, some health-care Level 6 ADVANCED DIPLOMA (senior(non-medical) health care, managerial) Level 7 - Bachelors degree (most professions) Level 8 - GRADUATE CERTIFICATE and GRADUATE DIPLOMA (more advanced professions and health care) Level 9 - Masters Degree Level 10 - Doctorate - PhD