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0407-433-565

Annandale, Sydney

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Yoga Feldenkrais Services

Established by Margery Hellman in the Sydney inner west suburb of Annandale, Yoga Feldenkrais Therapeutics focuses on awareness and the quality of how you move to reduce pain and tension, realise natural posture, experience deep relaxation and improve overall wellbeing.

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Yoga

Yoga is simple and deliberate movement, aided by mindfulness and breath awareness,, to facilitate a calm mind and supple body.

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Feldenkrais

Rather than focusing only on a specific painful body part, The Feldenkrais Method looks at the body holistically, breaking down postural patterns that lead to strain, pain and injury.

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Occupational Therapy

Good ergonomic set-up can make all the difference in preventing chronic muscle tension and conditions such as frozen shoulder and overuse injuries.

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My Experience

Margery Qualifications

* Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching Nature Care College

* Fully Qualified Yoga Therapist

* AHPRA Registered Occupational Therapist

* Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

* Bones for Life Training- Ruthy Alon

In 12 years of teaching yoga, 20 years as a Feldenkrais instructor
and 25 years as an Occupational Therapist I have developed 
a holistic, personal approach that combines my skills
and experience to support others on their journey
toward less pain and improved health and well-being.

I am passionate about Yoga and all it has to offer us on our path through life.

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Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is (a one on one private yoga session) adapted to YOUR needs. Most people come for Yoga Therapy with a concern to address; back pain, headaches, Fibromyalgia, anxiety, side effects from Cancer treatment to name a few.

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Yoga for Back Pain Relief and Scoliosis

Research is now showing that Yoga is an effective approach for those with chronic back pain and other musculoskeletal problems. With gentle practice, benefits begin to flow.

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Mindful Movement for pain management and recovery

The course will give you some simple tools that you can incorporate into your daily life to begin your journey toward healing your persistent pain.

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Yoga Therapy for cancer patients, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Margery teaches a weekly Yoga class at the Chris O’ Brien Lifehouse in Camperdown for people in all stages of cancer treatment and recovery.

Private 1 on 1 Yoga Lessons

Find out more about what happens at a private 1 one on one yoga session and tailoring a program to your needs. Your program can form part of any modern medicine and holistic treatment approach and offers significant unique benefits.

Group Yoga Classes

Margery runs yoga classes and Feldenkrais lessons for beginners through to advanced for students living in Sydney’s inner west including Annandale, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Camperdown, Summer Hill, Stanmore, and Petersham areas.

Additional Services

In addition to our private one-on-one lessons and standard yoga group classes Margery offers a number of other Yoga and Feldenkrais services.

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Mindful Movement for Seniors

Margery has worked with seniors for many years and runs classes
at Balmain Hospital, Balmain every Friday.
The classes helps seniors recover movement, relieve pain and improve posture.

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Home Yoga Practice

A home yoga practice helps you continue your journey at home.
Margery provides personalised yoga practices for one on one students and access to video practices for all her students

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On-Site and Corporate Yoga

You don’t need a big space to learn yoga.
Margery can come to your Sydney workplace, school or home to teach small groups a specially customized program of yoga, Feldenkrais and yoga therapy catering to the particular needs of your group

Yoga Feldenkrais FAQ's

Yoga for Beginners

I am a beginner I have never done Yoga can it still help me?

Yes definitely.

After an initial assessment to understand your goals,
I can tailor an approach that reflects your needs.
Many usually benefit from a series of one-to-one Yoga Therapy sessions
before moving into a group class environment.

Yoga Sessions

How many sessions will I need as a new student?

It depends on your situation.
This is something that we discuss at the first assessment.
Based on my experience, I usually recommend 5-10 sessions to start.
Most people I work with progress to my group classes.
I also encourage slowly building a home yoga practice
to help you become self sufficient in managing your body
and improving self awareness.

Recovering from Injury

I have an injury can I still do Yoga?

I have over 20 years of experience successfully helping people
with injuries through adapting Yoga both to your specific needs
and to support your healing.

Yoga Therapy

Do you offer Yoga Therapy classes?

Yes I offer Back Care and Mindful Movement for pain recovery and management as specialty Yoga classes and I also teach Yoga at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse – a Specialist Cancer Hospital in Camperdown, Sydney for people currently undergoing treatment or recovering from Cancer.

Yoga Sessions Details

What happens in a Yoga Therapy session?

After getting a detailed history for you, we then do some gentle Yoga to find what type of movements and practices suit you. For example, poses to relax the lower back and improve your posture, then we might do some poses lying down such as restorative Yoga or deep relaxation. Each session is tailored to you on any given day with an emphasis on empowering you to learn to look after yourself.

Claiming Yoga Therapy

Can I claim Yoga Therapy classes with my private health cover.

Yes it’s possible.

Many health funds recognise the health benefits of yoga and now provide rebates for yoga classes.

Additionally with my credentials as a Yoga Instructor,  Feldenkrais practitioner and Occupational Therapist you may be eligible to claim a rebate with your Private Health Fund for your yoga therapy session(s) .

Please check with your health provider to see what is covered in your health insurance policy or extras package and what is required to a receive a rebate if you are eligible for one.

Testimonials

“I initially went to Margery out of desperation. It seemed there was nothing I could do to prevent my back from ‘going’. I was seeing a Physiotherapist to relieve the pain far too often and pilates just didn’t seem to help. I began seeing Margery for a few private consultations and then joined her yoga classes about 6 months ago. My back issues seem to be under control and I manage and move my body with much more awareness. I feel a new sense of freedom and confidence and would recommend Margery without a moment’s hesitation“.

SN

Yoga for Back Pain

“Since regularly attending Margery’s yoga classes I have seen positive changes in my body and mind. My limbs feel like they have lengthened. I have much greater strength and balance. Margery is aware of each student’s individual abilities and seamlessly adjusts her teaching so that yoga is available to everyone. As a student with a chronic medical condition I am amazed at her unique ability to create a home practice for me. Margery is a rare teacher who has great impact on her students.”

JL

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One on one yoga

Margery's Feldenkrais classes are a big help to me generally in terms of flexibility and posturally. More specifically, they have been instrumental in my gradual recovery from a knee injury and subsequent surgery. I am now able to walk more easefully. The classes are friendly and relaxed. The movements subtle and gentle. There is no pressure to compete and is amazing how the slightest movements can have a lasting and powerful effect. I'm sure others would benefit from Margery's expertise and find the classes as helpful as I have.

Christine

Recovering from Injury

Yoga Feldenkrais Journal

Check out my Journal for insights on Yoga Therapy, Feldenkrais, Mindful Movement and Wellbeing

Get in Touch

Please don't hesitate to give me a call or contact me via the form below if you are interested in one of our classes or have any questions.

I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about my Yoga Practice, Yoga Therapy, Feldenkrais and Mindful Movement.

Contact Number

0407 433 565 or 02 9660 5514

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