Hi my name is Margie Hellman and I established Yoga Feldenkrais Therapeutics in 1997. I My mission is to support you to find freedom of movement, balance in your daily life and peace of mind.
I have over 25 years’ experience in private practice working with people of all ages and abilities on their journey toward well-being. I combine the tools of Yoga, Feldenkrais and Mindfulness with an emphasis on listening and exploring with you to discover what feels right to help you on the path to greater health.
I am also an AHPRA Registered Occupational Therapist with 15 years’ experience in Injury Management and Rehabilitation.
- BSC Occupational Therapy 1987
- Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner 1996
- Advanced Diploma Yoga Teaching 2006
- Accredited Yoga Therapist International Association Yoga Therapists 2012
- IRest level 1 accreditation
- Over 200 hours Yin Yoga training
My mother who was a Yoga Teacher introduced me to yoga as a teenager and I have been practicing ever since. A lifelong habit Yoga helps me ride the waves of my life bringing more joy, gratitude and acceptance of the way things unfold on this precious journey.
Over many years of working in health care I have developed expertise in working with people of all ages and abilities. You can rest assured when you work with me that my skills, experience and qualifications will lead you safely and effectively toward your goals.
I have developed a holistic, personal approach to help you to engage in your own healing journey for results that are sustainable and long-lasting.
Choosing Yoga Therapy and Feldenkrais means that you are taking an active role in your health. This means you will achieve deep and lasting changes to your body, mind and spirit that are like new grooves and habits you can take into your daily life.
Back and neck pain – Other musculoskeletal problems such as hip , knee and shoulder – Arthritis – Cancer – Trauma – Anxiety, depression and stress – Autoimmunity – Age related stiffness and loss of function – Neurological and Acquired Brain Injury
Since starting Feldenkrais I have seen great improvements – less pain, better posture more energy, both physical and mental, and a general awareness of health and life. Life is worth living again.
Thanks to Margery Hellman’s Feldenkrais-based exercise, back pain that I had considered chronic has completely disappeared. My general sense of wellbeing has also improved.
Since regularly attending Margery’s yoga classes I have seen positive changes in my body and mind. 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.
I have been doing Margery’s Feldenkrais classes for over ten years, from my sixties into my seventies, and can honestly say I leave every class feeling lighter, stronger more centred physically and mentally.
I was recommended to see Margery by my mother who had been hearing my complaints about RSI in my shoulder and lower back from working at home as a freelance editor and not having my home office set up properly.
Nothing makes me feel as good during the week as my weekly yoga class with Margery. She is a fantastic teacher – skilled, encouraging and nurturing of every class member.
Margery is a brilliant teacher. The mediation at the end of the class is truly restorative. I thoroughly recommend Margery’s classes to anyone looking for a great way to stay mentally and physically fit.
I initially went to Margery out of desperation. It seemed there was nothing I could do to prevent my back from ‘going’. I feel a new sense of freedom and confidence and would recommend Margery without a moment’s hesitation.