Workshops, Retreats & Mentoring
Communicating to Connect: Relationships Workshop
Saturday September 9th. 13:00 – 16:00
Relationships can be a source of stress, even while they are also a great source of support. Feeling connected in our primary relationship helps give us confidence in all aspects of our lives. In this workshop you will be guided to explore communication skills for expressing ideas, asking for attention, and addressing difficult conversations. We will discuss learning to manage stress in ways that allow love to grow. With exercises drawn from proven techniques such as emotionally focused couples therapy, in a safe and light hearted small group environment, this is a beautiful way to connect or reconnect with your partner. Facilitated by social worker and counselor Satyam Brown, and naturopath, yoga teacher and therapist, Chandrika Gibson, who have managed to negotiate all the usual stumbling blocks in their 22 year relationship.
Flashback Friday Flow
Friday 29th September, 19:00 – 20:30
Flowing vinyasa yoga for all levels set the sounds of PJ Harvey, Tori Amos, Mazzy Star, Veruca Salt, Breeders, 4 Non Blondes, Luscious Jackson, Portishead, Hole and more of your favourites. Join die hard nineties music fan and yoga teacher Chandrika Gibson for a different approach!
Prana of Food
Saturday 30th September, 13:00 – 16:00
Join Naturopath, Yoga Therapist & Senior Yoga teacher Chandrika Gibson for an informative workshop to help you integrate more plant based foods into your diet. Chandrika will bust many diet myths and suggests ways in which nutrition can heal and help the body. This is great for those wishing to try out vegetarianism or those looking for motivation to make some changes to their diets. Chandrika will also provide some great and simple recipes!
Cost: $45 Venue/Bookings: The Yoga Space http://
Yoga for Cancer Care & Yoga for Palliative Care
Yoga for Cancer Care
Saturday 7th October. 10:00 – 14:00
Understanding cancer, conventional treatment and side effects, and the significant role of yoga therapy as complementary therapy. Workshop content covers practical applications of yoga therapy and yoga wisdom for cancer patients, survivors and care givers from diagnosis to survivorship. This training will equip yoga teachers to work with people affected by cancer in health and wellness settings.
Part of Registered Yoga Australia training
Yoga for Palliative Care: The Yoga of Dying
Sunday 8th October. 10:00 – 14:00
Join palliative care social worker Satyam Brown for a sensitive and sometimes humorous workshop to help you bring the comfort of yoga philosophy to people at the end of their lives. For yoga teachers and students, there is much to learn from contemplating the end of our own lives, and from that empathy often springs a desire to be a calm presence to alleviate the suffering of people in nursing homes and palliative care settings. Step into a safe setting to explore your own feelings about death and dying, and learn some practical techniques to help others.
This workshop follows Yoga for Cancer Care on the 7th of October. You can buy both workshops for $495. You can buy tickets online at http://
Part of Registered Yoga Australia training
Yoga for Menopause
Saturday 21st October. 13:00 – 15:00
Join experienced yoga teacher, certified yoga therapist and naturopath Chandrika Gibson for a workshop focused on adapting yoga to nourish women during menopause. Our yoga practices can be adapted to suit the shifts in mind and body that occur during peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause. We will explore the physiological and psychological changes that typically occur, and share stories of individual journeys. Taking some space to reflect on this significant phase of transition allows us to honour our growing wisdom, and refresh our connection to our yoga practices. Participants will leave with practical tips on adapting practice, and using yogic lifestyle to support hormonal wellbeing.
Date: 21st of October, 2017 Time: 1pm-3pm
Bookings through: http://
Playing Big 2017: A Series of Day Retreats for Women
Chandrika and Katie (of WomenKind) are delighted to collaborate on a series of day retreats drawing together such tools as yoga (vinyasa, yin and restorative), coaching, journaling and mindful communication to leave you feeling energised and supported, all year long. We have been inspired by women ‘playing big’ and this means stepping beyond self limiting beliefs and patterns of self criticism. This series is designed to support you in living in a meaningful, courageous and authentic way. Held at the beautiful Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre in Bedfordale, these special days in nature are less than an hour from most parts of Perth. 9.30am – 4.30pm Sunday November 12th: Reflect & Rejuvenate
Playing Big: Reflect & Rejuvenate Day Retreat
Sunday November 12th, 2017 9.30am – 4.30pm
Our final retreat for the year will be dedicated to reflecting on the year that was, acknowledging lessons learnt and strength drawn upon. There will be ample opportunity for deep rest at this retreat to honour the busyness that creeps in at the end of the year. In the gorgeous natural surrounds of Kookaburra Creek, be immersed in the practices of yoga, contemplation and reflection. Pay gratitude to the rugged beauty of your unfolding life.
Saturday 25th November. 13:00 – 16:00
Following on from our Communicating to Connect workshop, this Richer Relationships session expands on our notions of what brings people together and helps make relationships a source of energy rather than a painful experience. Here we will discuss attachment styles, family patterns, and positivity as a way to move relationships into life enhancing patterns. Not limited to partner relationships, this workshop can help us see the best in colleagues, children, parents, and friends too. $45 per person or $80 per couple.
Women’s Vitality Retreat
Ubud for New Year’s 2017 30 Dec – 3 Jan 2018
Immerse yourself in a retreat designed to restore your sense of vitality. Join us on this specialised women’s retreat in Ubud. Set in lush tropical hillside, close to the cultural centre of Ubud, yet feeling far from all distractions, this is the perfect setting to recharge and reset. Treat yourself to daily wellness sessions including yoga, mindfulness and facilitated workshops. Invest in a 1.5 hour individual wellness coaching session. Share the transition from 2017 to 2018 with a special New Year’s Eve celebration that honours your health and happiness goals. Soak up the ambiance of spiritual Bali, enjoy healthy buffet breakfasts and have opportunities to explore the foodie heaven that is Ubud with like minded women. 4 nights single room or twinshare accommodation. Earlybird rates until 31 August 2017: $1350 single
$999 twinshare pp
Online Mentoring for Natural Therapists in Cancer Care
This fully online mentoring course is available to natural therapists from any discipline, anywhere in the world, who would like to have the support and guidance of an experienced mentor. Over 6 months you can explore your most challenging cases, talk about business, personal reflections on practice, and get help in finding and building on your strengths as a practitioner. This is particularly relevant for natural health practitioners who are working with clients affected by cancer. Chandrika is an expert in the field of evidence based integrative oncology from a naturopathic perspective. Whatever your modality, if you are helping people with cancer, there’s a lot of red flags and potentially daunting scenarios. There’s also a great deal of good you can do, and if you are passionate about working responsibility and giving people in need the very best of care, mentoring is a wise choice.
Online Mentoring for Yoga Therapists
In the growing field of yoga therapy, ongoing professional development is a requirement for the safety and wellbeing of our clients. You can share your cases in a confidential setting, test out your ideas and develop your confidence, supported by peers and experienced professional yoga therapists. We also have resident anatomy, palliative care and mental health practitioners you can consult with, besides your primary mentor. The Mentoring Module is Module III of the Grad Cert In Yoga Therapy teacher training offered by Living Yoga Therapy so prerequisites apply. Graduates from other training programs may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. This 5 month course involves forum discussions so has set start dates, enquire for the next entry.
Continuing Professional Development
We invite naturopaths, nutritionists, yoga teachers, social workers and other allied health professionals to attend our workshops. Wherever relevant we have connected with professional bodies to grant you Continuing Education/Professional Development hours. As senior members of our professions, we absolutely love passing on the baton to others. Let us know if you see a way we can help you enhance your professional practices.