Trish believes in the power of communication, commitment and community. A former surf lifesaver, Lifeline Crisis Worker and now Community Activity leader with Cancer Council, her purpose is to create a space of stability from which students feel safe to explore individualised Yoga therapy practices. Through the law of interconnectedness, by working on one level, we affect all levels.
Trish is an experienced Yoga therapist, educator and counsellor. She has been facilitating Yoga and Mindfulness for staff and student groups in schools since 2007 and using Yoga Therapy to work with clients one-to-one and in small groups since 2014, including for those dealing with cancer. Trish completed her Yoga Therapy Post-Graduate Diploma training with an internship in Chennai, led by Dr N. Chandrasekaran, who has actively combined family medicine and Yoga Therapy for over three decades, based on the teachings of Sri. Krishnamacharya. Trish has also studied with Saraswathi Vasudevan. Trish has had articles published in Australian Yoga Life and Yoga Today. In 2018, Trish presented on Yoga Therapy: Perspectives on Rehabilitation, at the Australasian Yoga Therapy Conference. She is a member of the Enlightened Events Yoga Therapy teaching faculty.
Shanti Gowans, Certificate IV Yoga in Education, 2007, 600h
Integral Yoga with Dr Swami Savitriananda, Diploma in Yoga, 2009, 2 years
Master of Education, Griffith University, projects on Stress and Health
Enlightened Events, Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy, 2014
Yoga Therapy Australia, Post-Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy, 2017, 650h
Dr N. Chandrasekaran, Internship 100h, 2018
Counsellor, A.C.T. therapist (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Workshops and seminar presentations on varying topics including Burnout, Rehabilitation, Living with Cancer, ‘But I’m not Flexible’, Mindfulness in the Classroom