All Ability Yoga
Yoga, Mental Wellbeing, Natural Therapies, Fitness
Somersby NSW 2250
We exist to provide adaptable, individualised yoga programs to all levels of ability. Whether you have come to us from a background of trauma, a present of stress and anxiety, or a future living with a disability – we can still give you access to the life-changing benefits of yoga.
All Ability Yoga has blossomed from two decades spent intricately observing teachers across many yoga specialisms. Explore the different styles of yoga we practise for a clearer idea of what we can recommend to you...
Red lighted by ambulance to hospital in Berkshire UK for immediate surgery as I had an AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation). The AVM was operable but after two failed attempts at embolisation, we decided to wait until after our wedding to make a decision on surgery options. Not long after I was discharged from hospital, on bed rest, Mr Adams Consultant Neurosurgeon at Oxford Radcliffe Infirmary, gave me the option of stereotactic radio surgery to be carried out at Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The date was set for May, so I had to take it very easy as I was still prone to bleeds. I was so lucky to be offered this new and innovative surgery and I was given an expected 2 year recovery period. My employers, British Airways, told me I had very little chance of returning to fly, but Julie (Clark) chose not to listen to this and battled on to get ︎better.
I listened to my healing brain and body, did as I was told, rested, ate well and attended all appointments for check ups, and even took up embroidery, used crossword puzzles and listened to music to relax. Never did I worry about the future as I knew that I would be OK! I knew I was very lucky and as luck would have it, returned to my career of flying. I became a trainer and facilitator for British Airways Cabin Services enjoying every interaction with people from all across the globe.
We made a life changing decision to explore Australia leaving England behind. We also wanted to show our girls a new world of options available to them and so in 2006 we emigrated to Australia where we have now settled on the Central Coast of NSW.
My life is pretty normal and after being advised on `being ︎careful︎ having children`, our two beautiful daughters are now aged 17 & 18. As I couldn’t remember my wedding day to Robert in 1993, he organised a renewal of vows in 2004 just before we emigrated, so I got to feel that beautiful emotion and joy of a marriage. What a wonderful experience that was.
Finding Synapse at an Interagency meeting in Epping Sydney at BIA NSW, was a godsend. This was the most important remedy. I feel whole again knowing I am not different, that people do understand some of the complexities that can creep up in time. Stress is a big thing, and affects me the most. I have trained as a Lifestyle Practitioner to assist and help communities build awareness of wellbeing initiatives. With inspiration from Jamie Oliver︎s Food Revolution Day, I became a volunteer Ambassador for the Central Coast, and started an organisation called ‘Food Whisperers’ to bring awareness of healthy food choices into the community. I have recently become an NDIS provider for All Ability Yoga.
I have made life a place to be happy and healthy, through adversity and with my tenacious personality I endeavour to assist those who need it most. Yes I still need help and yes I still get tears as lots of emotion comes up. I stay strong knowing I am walking a healthy path and that my ABI will help me to appreciate others needs as well as my own.
Believe me when I say that I understand, I have been there︎ and yes I cry with joy knowing we care about each other and that I am able to share my story with you.
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Gentle Yoga Session
1 hr 15 mins
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NDIS Provider #4050062557
Registered Level 1 Yoga Australia Teacher
Australian Mindfulness Facilitator
400H Functional Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainer
Trauma Sensitive Informed Yoga
Older Persons Mental Health First Aid-Current
Standard Mental Health First Aid-Current
Mental Health First Aid for Youth-Current
Certificate 4 Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultation #HLT41212
Training and Assessment #TAE40110
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