Our Practitioners

BALANCE YOGA SYDNEY PRACTITIONERS

Balance Yoga Sydney clinics are located in Glebe and North Strathfield.  Our wellness services include acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy, naturopathy, homeopathy and yoga therapy.

Balance Yoga Sydney also run workshops and yoga retreats throughout the year.

Our practitioners are industry qualified with relevant associations including Australian Natural Therapists Association.

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OUR PRACTITIONERS

Kylie

Kylie Hennessy BSc. -Yoga Therapist (AAYT) , Yoga Teacher (YA), Birth Educator, Massage Therapist
 
With experience in:
Women’s Health including Fertility and Pregnancy
Anxiety and Depression
Eating Disorders
Substance Abuse and Recovery 
General Mood Disorders

During her study of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Kylie became intensely interested in understanding more about the body/mind and in fact the universe. This took her to explore the practices of yoga and meditation where she found an ancient and much deeper understanding of these things. Kylie has been a teacher and practitioner of Yoga for over 18 years, studying and practicing various styles and traditions of yoga and healing arts such as Okido Yoga, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu, Energy Reading and Aura-Soma Colour System. Her experience and exploration of meditation has come from teachings of Indian, Taoist, Zen and Buddhists traditions.

One of Kylie’s specialties is in Yoga for Fertility and Prenatal Yoga. She has supported many couples through birth. She is a qualified Childbirth Educator, Doula through Birthing Rites Australia and Registered as Calmbirth® Practitioner with Calmbirth® Australia Bowral. Kylie runs a Registered 50 hr Prenatal Teacher Training registered with Yoga Australia.

Kylie is highly qualified and has nearly 20 years full time experience in teaching Yoga with a Degree in Science from Syd. Uni., Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy. Kylie is a registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia and registered with Australian Association of Yoga Therapists.

Brad

Brad trained in Remedial massage in 1999 and has taught clinical remedial massage skills at the renowned Australasian College of Natural Therapies for nearly seven years. Brad has a vast knowledge of anatomy and uses biomechanics and postural analysis, therapeutic exercise and stretches to correct many common problems including work related and sports injuries. His expertise has helped many clients to effectively manage their pain and discomfort.

Brad is currently devoted to Cranio-Sacral Therapy which was developed by Osteopaths and is a method that facilitates the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. This therapy is an effective, gentle yet profound treatment which causes a range of deep transformations to occur within the body. Old injuries and mechanical imbalances can also be addressed with this type of therapy.

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Erin

* Diploma Remedial Massage

* Diploma Pregnancy Massage

* Certified infant massage trainer (IMIS)

* Associated with ATMS since 2007

* Aligned with all major health funds with rebates available

Erin has been working in the allied health industry for over 10 years, alongside physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, psychologists and dietitians, gaining knowledge with every work place dynamic. She has also gained extensive understanding of managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, tension headaches and migraines, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, pre and post joint replacements and work place injuries.

With specialized postgraduate education in pregnancy, postnatal and infancy massage training, her passion has been strengthened for women in all the stages of life’s journey, in particular, the childbearing season. Working in a women and children natural health focused clinic allowed Erin to refine and develop techniques that maximize the relief of tension.

Bringing her compassion for people, knowledge of massage techniques and benefits with her gift of healing, Erin strives to give you the time and space you need to regenerate and heal. Erin’s focus has always been listening and then responding to what is needed, and sees that her work life is no different. She dedicates her consultations into understanding what the clients are asking, then applies specific treatments, tailored to each person’s individual needs. From infancy through to palliative care, well and healthy bodies through to acute and chronically injured or ailed bodies, Erin strives to assist her clients in reducing stress, removing tension and aiding healing.

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Jane

Jane is a Naturopath with qualifications in health science, nutrition, herbal medicine and homeopathy. She has special interests in the areas of women’s health, stress management and nutrition and has helped clients with conditions including menopause, menstrual stress, skin problems, digestive problems, emotional stress, asthma, weight problems, insomnia and infertility. Before qualifying as a Naturopath, Jane had a successful career as a manager in the IT recruitment and consulting industry. She has a special empathy for people seeking to achieve a healthy balance in their career and personal lives.

Cat

Cat has been practicing yoga for over 10 years now and considers herself a lifelong student.

After a deep experience with the Jivamukti Yoga method, in 2015 she decided to further develop her knowledge in yoga and completed the 200 hr + Pre-Natal teacher training under the wise guidance of Idit Hefer Tamir and Katie Manitsas.

In 2018 Cat also completed her 350-hour teacher training with Kylie Hennessy (Studio Director and Senior Yoga Teacher here at Balance Yoga Sydney) who continues to inspire and influence the way she teaches today.

Cat is registered to teach with Yoga Alliance Australia and with a 20-year background of dance and music, her classes focus on linking the breath and movement, strengthening and developing an inner connection to one’s body, mind and spirit.

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Merren

Merren is a passionate teacher who began a regular practice of yoga nearly 20 years ago. She has experienced firsthand the physical, mental & emotional transformative power of a regular yoga practice. Merren’s background in natural therapies (homeopathy, herbal medicine & nutrition) informs her understanding of the many physical & emotional imbalances that can benefit from the relaxation, breath awareness, increased strength & flexibility that yoga offers. Merren’s classes flow steadily, allowing time to experience each pose, with a focus on alignment and finding a sense of ease within the postures.

Nalinee

Nalinee’s passion for women’s and family health comes partly from her experience of motherhood with her own two bundles of ‘dynamic energy’, aged three and six. Whenever Nalinee’s practice involves parents and children in areas such as fertility and pregnancy, it gives her great satisfaction to contribute to individual well-being, but also the cycle of life.

In addition, Nalinee works with a full range of women’s and men’s health issues and general practice areas such as pain, headache, stress, digestive health, and insomnia.

Nalinee loves being a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and keeps up with the field to ensure her clients achieve the best possible health. Nalinee’s approach is based on continuous learning. Nalinee grew up in Thailand, a country with a strong living tradition of natural healing, and she has been studying and practicing health disciplines since 1998, when qualified in Thai massage, before moving to Australia to expand her knowledge of oriental massage and to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Nalinee has been lucky enough to have a range of great teachers. The highlights of her TCM study were a 3-month internship in Guangxi TCM University hospitals in Nanning, China, and receiving the first David Whitworth Memorial Prize for Acupuncture at the Australian College of Natural Medicine. Nalinee was later able to help pass knowledge on by being a lecturer in acupuncture at the University of Lincoln (UK) and a supervisor of the student acupuncture clinic there.

As well as working as an acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist at Olive Tree Acupuncture, Nalinee has completed a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Western Sydney. Combining the latest western and TCM medical research with her clinical experience and traditional knowledge enriches her understanding and insight in practice.

Nalinee is registered with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

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Tara

Tara is an experienced physiotherapist with a special interest in Continence, Women’s Health and Paediatrics. She graduated with honours from the University Of Sydney and since then she has continued to follow her passion, working steadily to build her skills and experience in Women’s Health and Paediatric Physiotherapy. She worked for many years as Senior Physiotherapist in Women’s Health and Continence within the public hospital and community health systems, before working as an Academic for the University of Western Sydney, teaching medical and allied health students within her Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Clinic. She also spent 3 years working part time as an orthopaedic paedatric physiotherapist in a major Paediatric hospital. In addition to working as a Physiotherapist, she has spent many years working as a Childbirth and Parenting Educator, educating expectant parents having their babies in both public and private hospitals.

Tara has completed extensive postgraduate training in Continence, Women’s Health and Paediatrics, having attended training courses in female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, male urinary incontinence, pelvic pain disorders, paediatric incontinence, nocturnal enuresis, perineal trauma, bladder urgency, active birth, breastfeeding, pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, to name a few.

Tara is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Secretary for the Continence and Women’s Health Group, and a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia.

Talia CD(DONA)

Talia is a DONA certified birth doula and childbirth educator. Exploring birth through the process of having her own sons led Talia on the path to serving as a birth doula. Certified in the US (where she had been living until her return home last year) Talia gained invaluable experience working as a doula and childbirth educator at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC with a group of midwives at the forefront of the natural birth model. She has trained with some of the most prominent natural birth advocates in the world, including Penny Simkin and Ina May Gaskin, and she continues to be inspired by each and every couple who invites her into their birth experience.

Talia has previous experience with Calm Birth and a full spectrum of birth situations. Contact the studio to set up your free consultation.

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Peter

Peter Masters – BA, Dip Shiatsu, STAA, Senior Level III Teacher Yoga Australia

Peter’s a leading Australian Okido Yoga teacher with a wealth of experience to share. He did his original Zen Yoga training with Master Oki in Japan in the early 80’s and was director of Zen Central Yoga Studio in Brisbane from 2002-17. Peter’s taught widely in Australia and is connected to a network of Okido teachers and schools in Australia, Japan, Europe and South America. He regularly takes yoga study trips to Japan and hosts international Okido seminars and workshops in Australia. Peter teaches in the Balance Yoga Sydney, Yoga Teacher Training courses and also offers Zen Shiatsu treatments at the Glebe studio.