facilitators

Justine Janssen

Justine is a highly regarded Australian senior yoga teacher. Her approach is masterful – using intelligent sequencing, skilful cueing and powerful healing assists. She teaches from an embodied wisdom, weaving integrated philosophy into her teaching to create a transformational experience for students.

 

In 2009, Justine co-founded Canberra’s largest yoga studio Power Yoga Canberra. She brings a wealth of experience from her own yoga training including training with Sarah Powers (Insight Yoga), Jo Phee, Power Living Australia Yoga and Baptiste Yoga and has facilitated Power Yoga and Yin Yoga teacher training through Power Yoga Canberra.

 

Justine is a co-founder of Embody and is the lead facilitator for Embody workshops, programs, training and retreats.

"Justine has the innate ability to read people and really feel them, this ability is so rare in Yoga teachers. Her intelligence, honesty and love shines through in every practice and it works its magic deep into your soul. I am a better human and a better student because of my regular practice with Justine, she is a true modern Yoga guru in every sense and opens her heart and soul in each practice."

 

Kellie, Canberra 

Rebecca Passey

Rebecca is a yoga and meditation teacher, group facilitator and intuitive healer. She has a broad background including from the government, legal, community and higher education sectors. Her own personal journey of transformation provides the foundation of her teaching. She works with a deep empathy for the human experience in all its flavours.

Rebecca completed her first 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2006 with Radiant Light Yoga and has undertaken additional training through Power Yoga Canberra and Power Living Australia Yoga. She is a level 1 iRest teacher and developed the Integration Body Movement program. 

 

She is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and works as an external facilitator for Corrective Services NSW running EQUIPS programs for people who have been released from prison. Rebecca has a strong interest in trauma focused practices and areas. She also works in an AOD residential rehabilitation centre to support those in recovery.  

 

As a co-founder of Embody, Rebecca facilitates workshops, programs, training and retreats working with sound, breath, movement, plants, essential oils and vibrational medicine.

 

Rebecca is passionate about the embodied experience of awakening in this extraordinary time we find our self in. 

“It is time we start to awaken – it just is. You probably know that already. Perhaps you wake up some days with a nagging feeling that you have forgotten something, like you were meant to do something, be somewhere or something more than what you are. This nagging feeling is actually good thing. It is a call to action. To remember. I also believe strongly in us working together to transform and grow. It’s a collective call to action. We are all here playing our part, giving each other a hand. We are all in it together, we really are.”

guest facilitators

Dr Kellie Toohey

Dr Kellie Toohey is part of the Embody Wellbeing training team. She provides expertise in anatomy and physiology as well as specialised yoga teaching areas – for example workshops on inversions, core, arm balances and hips. 

 

She is an accredited exercise physiologist and a Clinical Professor (Exercise Physiology) at the University of Canberra. Kellie completed her Masters’ degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2013 and in 2018 completed her PhD which focused on distinguishing optimal Exercise Prescription and cardio vascular disease risk reduction in cancer survivors.

Dr Toohey has been a yoga teacher for many years, and teaches a range of styles of yoga including Hatha, Power, Restorative, yoga for special populations including children and pre-natal. As a physiologist, she helps yoga students to find the correct technique through postures and the awareness and importance of breath in the body. Kellie did her first yoga teacher training in 1994 and is recognised as a Senior Yoga Teacher by Yoga Australia.  

She is the owner of Canberra’s popular Change Yoga Studio. Kellie also taught aerobics in the 90s which we think is fabulous (notwithstanding her distinguished academic career, experience and skill as a facilitator and yoga teacher!).

 “Yoga for me brings calmness and balance to my life; I can achieve much more in my day to day life by practicing Yoga. It has opened my mind to self-acknowledgement and understanding of the body and the mind. I have battled with a lifetime of anxiety and self-doubt like so many others, but, through Yoga, I have mastered my own mindset and know that when we focus on our health (mind and body) it is easier for everything else to fall into place.

 

I teach my Yoga classes with a focus on restoration of strength, stability, mobility, health and calmness. Sharing my knowledge and the practice of Yoga with others, is my absolute passion, it brings me so much joy seeing other people progress and succeed in their own personal Yoga experience”.  

Rosa Mauvra

Rosa has trained & practiced Qi Gong for over 20 years. Rosa is a Certified Instructor with White Tiger Qigong, as well as being certified in Qi Gong Therapies with Sydney Qi Gong College. White Tiger Qigong's teachings are based on the principles that the Body, Breath and Spirit must be trained as one in harmony. In this complete system of training, our techniques strengthen the spirit, the body and mind through Qigong movement, mediation and the Taoist internal martial arts.

“Flow like water...Dance like fire.

The balance and interplay of Yin and Yang is the essence of all life.

Move with the spirit of aliveness as you allow the energy to shift, to release.

Breathe into your flow, & dance with the unfolding and constant change that is Life”

Rosa trained as a Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. During this training, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Course teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

 

In 2010 Rosa undertook training in the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to healing via an intensive residential training with Paul Pitchford, renowned author of the epic text 'Healing with Wholefoods'. 

 

Rosa also has a diploma in Remedial Massage, is qualified in Chi Gong Therapies, trained as a Certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner, and a Certified Practitioner of Positive Neuroplasticity.

More about Rosa at her website: www.wholehealthsolutions.com.au/about-us.

"This ancient therapeutic art inspired my passion for healing many years ago.. a lifelong dance encompassing the elements in nature as they play out in body, mind & spirit. The holistic nature of healing through Qigong keeps me feeling strong, capable, grounded and connected. My body stays flexible and my spirit soars." 

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