Cindy began her own personal journey of self-improvement when she joined the McGuire Programme, a course for people who stutter, facilitated by people who stutter. She saw that by taking action and facing her fears such as public speaking, that it was possible to build her confidence and create a life of purpose. A by-product of the course was Cindy finding her passion – to help others through life challenges. She’d volunteer as a coach and course instructor on the McGuire Programme for the next five years. Cindy has given presentations on her journey to self-confidence, at different clubs including Lions Clubs and Toastmasters Clubs and has been a member of Speakers Bank, Victoria.
Cindy discovered the well-known book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and was approved by the book’s author, Susan Jeffers PhD, to facilitate Fear Busting 101 Workshops in Australia, further building her confidence whilst helping others to overcome their fears. Cindy is also a Certified and Licensed Louise Hay, Heal Your Life Workshop Leader, and is passionate about teaching others about the differences between conventional talk therapy and energy healing and how these can complement one another.
Cindy practices Transcendental Meditation daily and loves to practice Bikram Yoga as often as she can. Her utmost mission in life is to assist her clients to achieve a new way of living, being and thriving in the present and beyond, by assisting them to release emotional ties to negative experiences.
Eleni is a qualified Social Worker and has twenty years experience in this profession. She worked in the community sector for ten years providing both counselling and therapeutic/psycho-education groups to women, families and young people before moving into private practice.
Eleni’s counselling approach is informed by psychodynamic theory, family systems theory, attachment theory, trauma-informed, strength-based practices, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and family constellation work.
As a qualified yoga teacher and practitioner Eleni is also able to draw on yoga’s wisdom in counselling session and provide spiritual coaching for those that might be interested in exploring this.
Dominique is a qualified remedial massage therapist who has spent the last three years working in allied health. Having trained experience in the industry as well as a background in community health, Dominique has a unique approach to every client that’s lead with compassion and understanding.
Dominique also has a special interest in working with client’s who have issues with mental health, CFS, Fybromyalgia and chronic pain management and also offers a safe and non-judgemental space for trans and gender diverse clients seeking treatment.
Matt is the founder of Happy and Healthy Relationships, and creator of the 7 step R.E.B.U.I.L.D. relationship coaching program for couples, and 5 step D.R.E.A.M.program for singles. He was inspired to become a relationship coach after the devastating demise of his 14 year marriage, which led him on a journey to discover what makes a successful relationship, and why so many marriages fail. Extensive research, training, and soul searching led Matt to a deep understanding of what makes relationships work, and how with the proper guidance almost every relationship can not only be revived, but can flourish into something better than ever before. Today Matt is a relationship expert who has developed proven strategies that will show you that you can revitalise your current relationship, or create a wonderful new one, and will assist and guide you in your quest to have the truly vibrant and joyous relationship that you deserve. Matt believes so strongly in the ability of people to rediscover their love and passion that he offers a 100% money back guarantee!
Matt is a qualified Master Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, and Master Ericksonian Hypnotherapist. He also runs a divorce support meetup group to provide a forum for people trying to deal with the devastation of a broken relationship. He has a very gentle, easy going manner, and is passionate about helping people to live a wholehearted and abundant life.
To find out more about Matt’s offering at Prana House, see Relationship Coaching.
Georgina Papageorgiou is a well-established, ethical and passionate Beauty Therapist who genuinely cares for and nurtures her clients. Her main focus is the well-being of her clients and she offers a variety of Traditional Beauty Services and Well-Being Treatments to support every client’s unique mind, body and spirit.
To find out more about Georgina’s offering at Prana House, see Precious Beauty.
Grace Spina is a highly respected Reiki and Seikim Master of many years. Grace manifested a beautiful healing centre which was extremely successful where she ran many workshops throughout the years and was able to help many people.
Grace has considerable experience derived from many sources and this involves balancing all levels of the body and mind. Through her intuitive ability she uses energy healing that involves identifying physical and emotional imbalances. Grace brings these to the surface and restores the individual to a state of harmony, equilibrium and wellness.
To find out more about Grace’s offering at Prana House see Reiki.
Currently not taking on new clients.
Prana house is an amazing space to hold and share beautiful music and resonant sound; Sue started a women’s singing group here four years ago to nourish the body and spirit through song and chants in a warm and supportive environment.
Initially trained and lectured in improvisation at the VCA, over twenty years ago she co-founded, with Lisa Young, a vocal/percussion group named Coco’s Lunch with a desire to find other women with whom to create original songs and explore the voice in new ways. Over this time Coco’s Lunch has produced seven CDs of original songs for adults and children, receiving awards and standing ovations world-wide.
“One of the most mesmerising songs in Coco’s Lunch’s repertoire is a composition by Sue Johnson called Sister, My Sister. It’s an exquisitely simple, hymn-like piece – a prayer for compassion, support and understanding ….. part lullaby, part prayer, part celebration of the human voice.” – The Age, Jessica Nicholas
Contact Sue to register interest in this group or other groups/workshops she will be starting soon.
Peter Cohen is Australia’s senior-most Heart of Yoga teacher trainer in the tradition of Krishnamacharya — assistant trainer to Heart of Yoga founder and world-renowned teacher Mark Whitwell. Loved for his weaving of inspirational and accessible yoga philosophy into flowing classes, Peter encourages intimate breathing and deep poetic movement as an embrace of life. Senior accredited in 3 yoga lineages over two decades, Peter is also a Reiki Master and certified Feldenkrais movement specialist.
Peter teaches the ancient breath-guided practices of yoga he calls “Hatha Flow Yoga”. The practice has it’s roots in Tibetan Yoga; in the Yoga of T. Krishnamacharya (the forefather of both Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga); and in the work of U.G. Krishnamurti. Integrating principles of emotional giving and receiving to create a nourishing journey into passion and authenticity, the practice culminates in a deeply surrendered vibrant feeling, suitable for meditation and surrendering into stillness.
Peter imbibed yoga, meditation and astral projection from a young age, beginning his yoga journey in India and then becoming inspired with Kundalini Yoga. He then lived at Odiyana Buddhist centre in Melbourne for many years where he was taught traditional Tibetan Yoga by Lama Urgyen Yeshe Ozer after demonstrating a strong commitment to the traditional Tantra. He subsequently studied for 7 years with Nicky Knoff (Australia’s senior-most Iyengar teacher) and became the first male senior-certified Knoff Yoga Teacher — incorporating both advanced Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar styles of Yoga.
In 2006 Peter founded The Awakening Tree Yoga (now The Love of Yoga). He has mentored and trained yoga teachers for almost a decade in the traditional ways of Hatha Yoga breathing and meditation. Peter has assisted international teacher training retreats for the past 5 years with Mark Whitwell and previously assisted trainings with Duncan Wong, Nicky Knoff, Twee Merrigan, and Sam Weinstein in Australia, Bali and Fiji.
Laura discovered yoga 12 years ago to help calm the mind and stretch the body while working a busy corporate job in London. Over time as her physical practice developed she found yoga helped shed light on who she really was and what she really wanted to do.
This unfolded into a desire to go deeper into her practice, which led her to her first teacher training in Rishikesh, India in 2014. This ignited her passion to teach and share yoga. Most recently, Laura has been studying with Tara Judelle in Embodied Flow TM.
Alongside practicing and teaching yoga, Laura likes to push her limits through endurance sports. In 2015 she completed a 9,000km cycling tour through Africa. She has now turned her corporate skills towards the non-profit international development arena.
Laura’s style is primarily a strong and playful slow vinyasa flow with a focus on breath and listening to your inner voice. Her invitation is to find those moments of stillness, peace and flow on the mat, where we can create more space, richness and joy in our lives.