I won't offer advice or presume to know what you need in order to practice, grow or heal. Instead, with safe and supportive guidance, I can enable you to seek your own answers from within.
Present moment awareness is something we already know and is already in us, available in each and every moment, but we have forgotten to access it.
Through daily practice I am learning to love what is. As someone who has lived with life threatening illness and who is still learning to navigate life with pain and anxiety, I know what it is like to be faced with an uncertain future and potentially not the one you had imagined for yourself.
I also know how heartbreaking it is to realise that, when 'lost' in our regrets, worries and plans, we are missing out on much of the beauty of life that is happening right now.
It is a privilege and a joy to share with you my learning and failures as a human being who, just like you, am trying to find my way back home. To peace. To stillness. To presence.
A long-term student of Buddhist and Yogic inner methods, Hannah has been teaching since 2013 and is a Senior Level 3 Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia. She attended her first yoga class at age 10 and practiced meditation in her 20's as an antidote to working for various environmental campaigns. But it wasn't until, when faced with a cancer diagnosis, at age 29 the practice became a non-negotiable part of daily life.
She brings warmth, practicality and her own life experiences to her teaching and 1-1 consultation as a trauma-informed Yoga Therapist, helping those facing the uncertainty of anxiety/depression, chronic illness and chronic pain. Having personally experienced these conditions she is 'fascia-nated' with the way the body holds onto past experiences and how consciousness communicates with us through the language of sensation. Combining yoga, somatic psychotherapy, myofascial release and meditation, her classes and sessions take you on a journey through the bodyscape to uncover your own conscious awareness.
She completed 500hr Hatha Yoga and 650hr Yoga Therapy training locally through Yogic Wisdom and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training through Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia. She has also trained extensively internationally in Somatic Trauma Therapies including Polyvagal Theory, Myofascial Release, Yin Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. In 2015, Hannah was selected to be part of the world’s largest Mindfulness summit, a free online event with 31 of the world’s leading teachers, researchers and experts from around the globe.
Senior Level 3 Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Australia)
Professional Certificate in Myofascial Release (Core Body Therapy) - currently undertaking
300hr Advanced Myofascial Yoga (Myofascial Yoga Institute of Canada) - currently undertaking
650hr Yoga Therapist (Yogic Wisdom)
65hr Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapist (Embody Lab)
70hr Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Facilitator (Mindfulness Training Institute Australasia)
Trauma Aware Yoga Teacher (Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia)
500hr Hatha Yoga Teacher (Yogic Wisdom)
Yoga For Emotional Balance - Restorative Yoga Teacher (Bo Forbes)
Anatomy Trains in Motion (Anatomy Trains Australasia)
90hr Level I and II Yin Yoga Teacher (Insight Yoga Institute - Sarah Powers)
130hr Chinese Meridian and Myofascial Release Yin Yoga Teacher (Yinspiration - Jo Phee)
Mindful Educator of Primary and Adolescent Children (Mindful Schools)
5 & 14 Mindfulness Training Recipient (Plum Village Australia)
Love This Moment
When we only pay attention to our mind, we cannot hear the subtle whispering of our "being-ness", which is really the truth of who we are.
This, conscious awareness, is the part of us that never changes and when we dive into the core of this feeling, it's always love.
When I was healing from cancer, I embraced living one moment to the next, treating the arising of each breath with the respect and gratitude it deserved. Now I am recovered, it takes daily practice to remind myself to be present and loving toward what is, exactly how it is.
My wish for you is to embrace this moment as if it were your last, to find the strength and resilience to return to yourself, over and over, no matter how many times you forget, whatever happens to you and regardless of how painful life can sometimes be.
"It was really helpful that Hannah shared some of her story with us, as I felt I could relate and didn't feel so alone. It felt like we were
all in it together"