Lyra is a compassionate yogi teaching from the heart, living and breathing all aspects of Yoga practice and philosophy. Inspired by yoga’s transformative and empowering effects, her teachings encourage deeper self-enquiry through the body, mind and breath. She is passionate about holistic health and the integration between western science and eastern medicine. Lyra’s specialty is working with yogis in recovery, living with injury, disability and chronic health conditions, making yoga accessible to all.
First falling in love with yoga in 2005 and teaching full time since 2016, Lyra has completed over 700+ hours of formal training and is currently studying another 750 hours for a Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy to become an accredited yoga therapist. She has been mentored by many senior Australian yoga teachers and yoga therapists, as well as teacher training and professional development with international teachers such as Leslie Kaminoff, Jo Phee, Dr. Timothy McCall, J. Brown and Lizzie Lasater.
Teaching experience includes yoga studios, health clubs, corporate, disability home, private hospital, and community centres. Fully insured and registered yoga teacher with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance.
Lyra has 200 hours of clinical experience as an art therapist, as well as facilitating community art and health projects. She is also an award-winning exhibiting artist. Qualifications include a post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (La Trobe University, School of Psychology and Public Health), Master of Art (UNSW, Art & Design), and Bachelor of Creative Arts (University of Melbourne). Her postgraduate studies in art therapy included psychology, counselling, neuroscience, trauma and post-traumatic stress. Registered art therapist with ANZACATA, the peak professional body for creative arts therapies in Australia. Fully insured with a current Working With Children Check.