The vision for Fairfield Wellness has been incubating for 15 years at least. It was to create a beautiful and uplifting environment where I could practice chiropractic, teach yoga and meditation and work with like-minded practitioners. More importantly I wanted to create a space for a community of people to come together, who share a common vision for health and wellbeing, and the evolution of consciousness (I know it sounds intense!). Actually, I really just wanted to have a place where I could hang out with my friends and people I really like!
I became involved in yoga 20 years ago after feeling a deep urge to learn meditation. I was challenged by by some of these new yoga concepts as I had previously studied Science at the University of Melbourne. However, I was able to reconcile these challenges, so I then trained to become a Gita Hatha yoga teacher (900 hours of training). Through yoga I learnt that the spine and the nervous system are the channel through which consciousness expands - that expansion means we have greater awareness about ourselves and our environment. This then led me to chiropractic because of its focus on alignment and spinal adjustments and because it is based on the philosophy that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating system. In 2014 I joined the Meditation Association of Australia as well as completing studies in Health Coaching.
In chiropractic practice I use manual and low force chiropractic techniques to decrease pain and improve range of motion and optimise function. I have a special interest in chronic issues and the emotional impacts of stress on the mind/body and I use Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) to assist people with these issues.
I teach beginner's yoga, meditation and Wednesday and Thursday night general Gita Hatha Yoga at 7.30pm and 6pm respectively.
Brendan is a myotherapist who does deep tissue massage, cupping, dry needling and taping
He has always been interested in human movement physiology from a young age but it wasn't until he started training heavily in Martial arts that he really wanted to learn more. He completed his Cert IV in Fitness with the aim of working as a personal trainer his martial arts studio. After completing his Cert IV he really wanted to learn more about the body so he completed his Diploma of Remedial massage, then his advanced diploma in Myotherapy at Q academy in Brisbane. He is currently studying Osteopathy with the hopes of becoming a well rounded Allied health professional.
Brendan is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Aya has been a massage therapist for 6 years and has worked in a range of different massage clinic settings in Melbourne.
Her massage technique has a Thai Massage and Japanese shiatsu Influence, where she incorporates stretching to release muscular tension.
She specialises in the following techniques: Remedial Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Traditional Thai Massage, Shiatsu Massage.
Aya tries to always encourage clients to focus on stretching and mobility exercises as they will help the body recover from strenuous exercise and prevent injuries.
Aya is available Tuesdays
Edwin is a remedial massage therapist who has a great passion for anatomy and a particular interest in sports massage where he implements personalised remedial techniques.
He applies a combination of myofascial release techniques and physical assessment to determine the most effective treatment plan, according to a particular condition and the clients' needs.
He uses deep tissue techniques, trigger point therapy, swedish massage, relaxation massage and pregnancy massage. He is also trained in lymphatic drainage. He is able to assess his clients' needs and create a management plan tailored to those needs.
Edwin is available Wednesday and Friday each week.
Matt provides remedial massage with a focus on broad, firm strokes and a slow and steady pace. He uses myofascial release techniques, trigger point therapy, and likes to include gentle movement to explore and improve range of motion. Matt takes a holistic approach, helping everyday people with common ailments such as headaches and low back pain, providing pregnancy massage, as well as athletes and martial artists with specific injuries and restrictions.
Matt studies anatomy and physiology at university and practices martial arts in his spare time.
Matt is available Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings.
Anita is a Gita Hatha Yoga trained teacher with 900 hours of training. She is an experienced Hatha Yoga teacher who teaches relaxing, energising and inspiring classes. Her class is a great way to start the week - setting the tone and intention for your day and week.
Anita teaches Tuesday mornings at 10am
Life on this earth is transient and constantly evolving. However, there is a space of stillness and silence behind all of life’s fluctuations, a deep reserve of peace and energy that we draw upon when we practice Yoga.
The primary intention of Giulia’s teachings is to access these spaces of stillness by synchronising breath and movement. She inspires to create a sense of openness and self-awareness. Her Slow Flow Vinyasa classes are a balanced fusion of pranayama, asana, mantra and meditation and are suitable for beginner and intermediate Yogi’s.
Giulia was a devoted practitioner before travelling to Rishikesh, India and completing her 200hr Teacher Training. She is studying to be a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and often draws upon her knowledge of eastern philosophies in her teachings.
Giulia teaches Slow Flow
Tuesday 5-6pm from 17 July 2018
Wednesday at 9.30am and Sunday from 5-6pm
Catherine has primary training in Gita Hatha Yoga with 900 hours of training. She is passionate about the practice of yoga and its benefits, she teaches a gentle yoga class that is designed to balance her students physically and mentally and feed their spirit. Anyone can join in and benefit from her classes which are enriched by her continued education in teaching yoga, meditation, human anatomy, relaxation and esoteric studies.
Since graduating Catherine has mentored trainee yoga teachers, sharing her wisdom and experience with them.
Catherine has had a diverse range of teaching experiences, she has taught in the corporate sector, at a yoga school, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre and secondary school students.
Cathy Prowse teaches Wednesday evening Restorative Yoga class at 6.30pm. Restorative yoga is a minimalist practice that uses props to support the body and promotes relaxation and health.
My journey into yoga began ten years in an old gym near here. Through regular yoga practice I found great solace and balance to my hectic day job and a sense of calmness I could not find in other activities in my life. To deepen my learning I went on to train under Di Lucas and Lucille Wood, veterans in the Australian yoga space. Through my training to become a Gita hatha yoga teacher a new world was opened to me - encompassing the true meaning of “yoga” – to unite our physical selves with our spiritual aspect – and what it means to live a fulfilling life.
I teach a Gita style of hatha yoga (900 hours of training) – an accessible form of yoga that is possible for anyone of all shapes, beliefs, sizes and experience. Gita yoga focuses on developing a well-balanced body and mind through a specific sequence of postures interspaced with relaxation and breathing techniques, allowing us to take charge of our lives rather than being controlled by our emotions or circumstances. I have a special interest in breathing techniques (also called pranayama). Breathing to me is an external sign of how we are feeling and functioning inside. By re-learning to breathe deep and exhale slow, we can remain a calm point in an increasingly chaotic world.
I teach general hatha yoga classes Saturday mornings at 8am and at 10am.
Jo trained in Gita Hatha Yoga (900 hours of training). She is a friendly and welcoming Hatha Yoga & Meditation teacher, who is very motivated to share a class that best suits the needs of the students.
She has been involved in yoga for many years now, having memberships with both Yoga Australia and Meditation Australia. Jo also has a Bachelor of Education and is drawn to teaching and sharing with others, ways that inspire and uplift.
Jo aims through her yoga classes, to encourage the body to move more freely, for the mind to feel at ease and to develop a sense of calmness within. In these sessions, students stretch, move into asanas, breathe consciously and relax. The whole being is acknowledged, (the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual elements that make up who we are), in these revitalising classes.
Jo teaches Gita Hatha Yoga 7pm Thursdays as of Term 3