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
David is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist with 38 years counselling experience. This includes counselling in Hospitals, Sexual Health, Rehabilitation, Schools, Employment Assistance, community agencies and in private practice, with children, adults, couples and families.
Working as a counsellor with a trauma focus, David works with people of all ages and backgrounds. He has worked in the areas of torture, sexual abuse, domestic violence, loss and grief, critical incident management, cultural displacement, and other difficult life issues.
He believes that recovery from trauma restores a sense of dignity and justice and allows for more control over one’s life. This occurs when traumatic experiences can be transformed by a deeper understanding of the specific trauma and its consequential impacts on the body. When people are able to better manage these impacts, the mind can often heal itself.
David is able to see clients with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP or paediatrician, who are then eligible for a rebate under Medicare.
David’s engaging and grounded approach assists clients to gain the knowledge and skills to achieve meaningful solutions to problems. Interventions are designed to make sense and make a difference.
- Strengths focused counselling
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
- In Vivo Imaginary CBT
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Relaxation & Mindfulness training
Anna de Little
Anna is a Registered Art Therapist (AThR)
Anna first found art therapy back when she was a teenager, using drawing, painting and collage to work through times of anxiety and depression. From this love of art-making and the way it could both soothe and guide her, came Anna’s belief in the power of creativity to heal. Anna majored in fine art and psychology in her undergraduate degree before completing a Masters of Art Therapy at La Trobe University (MA ATh). She has since worked extensively in the Mental Health field in hospital and community settings with both adolescents and adults. She has worked with people experiencing a variety of mental health issues and challenging life circumstances. She has also run self-development sessions for individuals and professional development workshops for organisations.
Art therapy is a process where clients use their imagination and creativity to explore personal challenges through art-making such as drawing, painting and sculpture. Intuitive answers often emerge and exciting new forms of self-expression can be discovered. The making in art therapy connects mind and body and brings you into the here and now, which promotes relaxation and a positive mood shift. Through reflection on the creative process and the artwork, clients can feel empowered by new insights into the self and reconnected to strengths that may have been overshadowed.
Anna provides art therapy in a friendly and encouraging space where hopes and struggles are explored through art-making and talking. She is passionate that people tap into their creative force no matter what they believe about their ability to be creative. Anna will never analyse your artwork for meaning, rather she will facilitate you to find your own meaning and connect you to your own wisdom.
Anna offers art therapy sessions at Hobart Breathing Space.
Contact Anna on 0405 619 157
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
Originally 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.
Organiser of THE EMPOWERED MENS GATHERING
Jake William (Snepvangers) is a mentor and facilitator of personal growth experiences. Jake works extensively on creating experiences for people to explore who they are and what they want to bring to the world.
Jake’s purpose with all his work is to create opportunities for people to live more meaningful & fulfilling lives, experiencing all aspects of what life can offer. This is the true nature of empowerment — to come to the world as a whole human, fully accepting of what life has been up to the present moment and having the courage to fully embody all that you can be - regardless of the judgements of others.