Albee Barton is a graduate of the esteemed Mangala Studios of Yoga and Creative Dance as a qualified Creative Dance and Children’s Yoga Teacher. She believes in the power of movement to connect the mind, body and soul and that dance should be a completely inclusive process for all to enjoy.
Albee’s personal goal is to find a balance between exercise and art, meditation and action. As a nature and animal lover, she strives to live a life full of kindness and compassion for all walks of life and hopes to translate this philosophy into both her personal life and her role here at Prana House.
A keen sense of wonder and belief in the impossible are qualities Tracy has brought with her from childhood. Times spent pondering life’s mystery – along with a vivid imagination – led Tracy to believe objects could be moved simply by the power of one’s mind; and she wondered why this feat could never be accomplished. Her keen imagination was accompanied by a great sensitivity, which led Tracy to express her thoughts and feelings through art; and in 1998 she graduated with a bachelor degree in painting. While art played a significant therapeutic role in formative years, a strong interest in the healing art of massage – along with a desire to help others – led Tracy to complete a diploma of remedial massage in 2006.
Tracy’s awareness of the body’s subtle energy fields developed while working as a massage therapist for 10 years; igniting her interest in metaphysical healing. An experience on a tram confirmed to her the possibility of this type of healing. Sitting opposite a man, who – appearing homeless – had been writhing and squirming in his seat – unable to sit still. Tempted to move, Tracy empathised with this man who was clearly in the grasp of a nerve condition. Drawing inspiration from a colour therapy book she was reading, Tracy closed her eyes, and imagined an indigo light beaming towards his forehead. Within moments the persistent writhing and squirming stopped, and the man, whose eyes had been closed the whole time, suddenly opened them placing his hand out towards Tracy – and together they shook hands in a heartfelt gesture of appreciation.
At the end of 2016 an article in Living Now magazine caught Tracy’s attention. By January, she was enrolled to learn a new healing modality called Tesla Metamorphosis – and has not looked back.
Expressing her heart through her hands is something Tracy feels very drawn to do. She is here to join you – as a healing facilitator – on your healing journey.
Karlie is a passionate healer who has worked with a variety of clients over the years. Her career started in public health where she worked in a number of departments in Victorian hospitals for the past ten years. She knew that she always wanted to help others but had not yet found the right path. She volunteered at the aboriginal literacy foundation tutoring young kids who struggled with school, as well as at an Aged care facility as a companion. After a few years working in public health she started to follow what inspired her which led her down a path of spiritual healing and development. Over the last few years she has attended a number of festivals including the Mind Body Spirit festival, Soul Star ‘the journey’ and the Boho Luxe Glamping Market as a practitioner and tarot reader. She uses a multitude of healing modalities and experience in order to deliver the best possible treatment and outcome to her clients, approaching every session with compassion and an open and loving heart. Karlie connects with her clients with ease making them feel comfortable and safe during their treatments.
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.
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.
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.
Kundali Das is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, based in North Melbourne, Australia. She has dedicated over fifteen years of study with the world’s most experienced Iyengar teachers in Australia, the United States and India.
Kundali’s teaching is characterised by conviction in the Iyengar Yoga method for responding to challenging situations in healthy ways, and a respectful acknowledgment of the life experience of the students in the room.
Her classes prioritise building strength, receptivity and open-mindedness, through consciously directed activity and refinement.