Zoe used to be office-bound, stay up late at night, and function purely on adrenaline. She felt the crippling lack of calm and peace in her life and needed balance. She first learned about yoga, retreating from technology on a houseboat in Kashmir in 1985, where she purchased her first Yoga book the ‘Light on Yoga’ by BKS Iyengar, based on precision, a perfect foundation for yoga to enter her life.
Zoe is more than a Yoga therapist, she deeply understands not only how to successfully manage an unbalanced professional life, but also how to navigate grief. After losing her first son Zoe dived into understanding her inner self on a deep transformative level, with Buddhist meditation and a lot of self-development and Yoga. Losing a child is a very deep and transformative change to a person’s life. As a result of this came the gift of an excellent coach for people in stress, anxiety, grief, love & money addiction issues, trauma and post-traumatic stress.
The stretching, exercises and sensations connected Zoe with her body and ultimately started her on the path to develop skills to bring balance into her life.
Zoe’s experience as an urban professional allows her to empathize with working women whose bodies and spirits crave a healthy balance.
Zoe makes Yoga therapy programs accessible to more people and yet she does this in the tradition of the ancient Indian teachings learnt abroad on many study trips to India that followed.
1985 – 1990 Iyengar Yoga student, Sydney
1990 – 1992 Hatha Teacher Training, Vedas, Triad Yoga, Sydney
1993 - 1999 BA Dip Education - Special needs - Information Technology
2004 – 2005 Yoga & Ayurveda Svastha Therapy, level I, Sydney
2005 – Yoga & Ayurveda Svastha Therapy, level II, Chennai, India
2006 – Ayurveda Level I Certification, Coonor, India
2011 – Ayurveda Course, Goa, India
2016 – 2018 Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy, Sydney
2018 - Registered Yoga Therapist - Australian Association of Yoga Therapy
It wasn’t until 1982 that I went looking for alternate medical support due to feelings of inadequacy in the system. After having two babies, two miscarriages, surgery, and psychological counselling, my senses didn’t imagine coping with the doctor/patient relationship for a lifetime, so I started doing Yoga and haven’t stopped. One very special teacher became a favourite and suggested I become a teacher—as in “a purpose will find you”—which I did in 1987 with the opening of my own studio in Bondi, and later in Double Bay where I currently teach, help, and write.
While in Bondi I realized that I needed to learn more about myself before I could truly teach, so besides having done the Yoga Teaching Training and study of Nutrition for four years, I began my inner journey of self-discovery through Rebirthing, Inner Child Recovery, Remedial Massage, and various off-shoots.
Feeling I needed more of a reason to continue on the Yoga path, I decided to explore past lives to find out if we keep being born and born again unenlightened. This took me to the Light Institute in New Mexico where I witnessed many lives of my own choosing that mostly ended in tragedy. Now I am convinced that Yoga is my path and thank everyone who steered me in its direction.
Yoga is a god-send, and such a natural method of body/mind management for everyone, that utilizes life’s natural resources of the body position, breath, and concentration, to align, balance, and energize all the body systems. It helps us maintain flexibility, strength, and symmetry, so we can meditate, become self-realized, and transcend, as many masters have proven.
Lynda Glen MIYTA, DReb, DRM, DN
1986-87 MIYTA Full Teaching Member of International Yoga Teachers’ Association
1993-94 DReb – Diploma of Rebirthing, True Love Connections
1995-96 DRM – Diploma Remedial Massage, Australasian College of Natural Therapies
1984-85 DN – Diploma of Nutrition (Irid), Australasian College of Natural Therapies
Since a very young age Elena has always been particularly drawn to spiritual practices such as energetic healing modalities, meditation, yoga and shamanic practices. In 2004, in her hometown (Italy) she first learnt Reiki and became Usui practitioner level I. In 2005 she completed Reiki Usui level II. This beautiful Japanese energetic healing modality made profound changes in Elena’s life and provided her with a greater understanding on how energies impact our lives. In 2012 Elena arrived in Australia and further expanded her knowledge in energetic healing learning Angelic Reiki level 1-2 and in 2013 she completed Angelic Reiki level 3-4. In 2014 she studied Kundalini Reiki level 1 - 2 - 3 completing the Master level. Elena’s genuine desire in learning new healing tools in order to help and satisfy different people needs brought her to England in 2015 where she studied Clinical Hypnotherapy and obtained the diploma in March 2018. Elena’s approach is holistic, gentle and compassionate.
Reiki Usui 1 - 2
Angelic Reiki 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Kundalini Reiki 1 - 2 - 3 Master
Certificate in Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Ericksonian Hypnosis
Certificate in Mindfulness Teacher Training
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Studies in EFT
Promoting a deep sense of relaxation, restores and balances the energy fields in and around the body providing help on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
It is for you if: you need to unwind and experience a wonderful relaxing state; recharge your batteries; improve your sleep; balance your energy field and chakras; increase your general wellbeing.
A powerful technique very effective in changing limited beliefs rooted in the subconscious mind. It can help you overcome fears and phobias, change negative behavioural patterns, improve sport performance and more.
It is for you if: you’re tired of freaking out every time you see a spider, you want to definitely quit smoking, drinking, loose weight, perform at your highest of your capabilities, or simply be the best version of yourself!
As a highly qualified Naturopath, Alicia adheres to a model of health that addresses the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of each patient. Your needs and abilities are considered in a supportive, caring manner and your health improves without strain.
Alicia believes it is important to incorporate good habits into your life so that you have a better chance of staying healthy for much longer. Alicia has been treating people since 2001 and learnt very quickly about some of the ingredients in supplements which are highly toxic, even at very low doses. Alicia only uses the highest quality supplementation and herbal medicine with low or no excipients and fillers so that you have a safe and efficacious treatment plan which will not cause any harm.
What she recommends includes some changes in your current lifestyle and diet and possibly supplementation (nutritional or herbal). Alicia works with you and your limits to ensure great health outcomes.
With such a large array of knowledge to her credit, she is able to diagnose and formulate the most effective treatment plan to bring your body back to its naturally balanced state.
Bachelor of Health. Science (Naturopathy)
Alicia has extensively studied & successfully treated the following conditions:
Anorexia and Anorexia nervosa | Asthma | Eczema | Psoriasis | Hepatitis | IBS | Gastric Oesophageal Reflux Disease | Depression | Anxiety | Obesity | Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Hives | Nausea | Migraines | Fibromyalgia | Insomnia | Kidney Stones | Gallstones | Hyper and Hypo Thyroid Conditions |