Yoga and Meditation

“Yoga means our embodied experience of non-separation. Everything… the trees, the rocks, the mountains, other people—everything is made out of one essence. And yoga means we know that, in our body as our felt experience.” Richard Miller PHD

About The Teacher:
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Rebecca Sullivan began studying and practicing Yoga and Meditation in 1993 and commenced teaching in 2004. Rebecca is passionate about integrating her knowledge of both western and eastern psychology into her teaching of yoga and her classes always provide space for deep somatic exploration and for ease of being. Rebecca focus is on yoga and mindfulness for mental health and wellbeing. She has volunteered her services for carers and people with disability, and supported clients and staff at MIND Australia and the Anxiety Recovery Centre, Victoria (ARCVic) with iRest yoga and mindfulness. Rebecca offers both private iRest yoga and mindfulness classes for individuals, and classes for organisations and businesses looking to heighten wellbeing for their staff and/or volunteers.

“I love to dance, I love to sit in stillness, I love to be in nature – for me, yoga is the presence of grace is found in all of these activities. At sixteen I was fortunate to stumble upon the practice of yoga; from there I found my time on the mat fostered peace and harmony, presence of mind and ongoing self-inquiry that has travelled with me off the mat. Yoga has seen me through joyful and challenging times, heartache and happiness. Reflecting on my 29 years of practice, I can honestly say that yoga is the thread that continues to sow peace into the tapestry of my life.” – Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca’s methods are largely influenced by her teachers Stephanie Lopez, Donna Farhi, Leigh Blashki, Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota and Richard Miller, 

Rebecca’s Credentials:

  • Advanced Diploma of Yoga (Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy)
  • Bachelor Degree – Psychology (University of Melbourne)
  • Master of Psychology (Current student, University of Melbourne)
  • Certified iRest® Teacher (iRest Institute)
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification (Donna Farhi)
  • Life Force Yoga for Mood Management level 1 Certification (Amy Weintraub)
  • Prenatal Yoga Certification (Janice Clarefeild)
  • Co-director of Yoga Belly – Birth Preparation and Education Clinics (2007-2012)
  • Wellbeing Officer, ARCVic (Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria)
  • Member of Yoga Australia (YA)
  • Member Australian Psychology Association (APA)

 Rebecca currently offers private Yoga and Meditation sessions in Melbourne, Victoria.