As confronting as it may sound, many who enter the healing professions (psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, healers, pastoral workers, life coaches etc) are ambivalent about doing 'the work' on themselves. Whether you've had experience on the couch or not, we will explore many forms of receiving therapeutic support for the therapist from simply getting away to Ubud and confronting a hidden compassion fatigue, receiving physical body work therapies such as massage, walking, yoga and dance, to more traditional therapies such as weekly psychoanalytic Freudian, Jungian and Lacanian approaches, and why you might engage in a practice like this, and be exposed to being held over time as opposed to being fixed quickly. This training/retreat will be challenging, unifying, liberating as well as relaxing, creating a pathway toward safety, passion and vulnerability.
Sofija is a Yoga and Pilates Instructor, Meditation Teacher, Mindset Coach, Rehab Trainer & Nutritionist. Sofija’s unified approach in fitness, nutrition and mindset coaching provide a holistic style body-mind transformation while staying connected to oneself. She will be our instructor for beginners yoga on 2 mornings of the retreat.
Sofija is a fully qualified and registered Metabolic Precision Nutritionist/Transformation Specialist, a Weight Loss Consultant with full professional membership to the Global Weight Management Federation, a registered Exercise Professional, Level 3, with Fitness Australia, and an internationally qualified Pilates, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. She has a valuable background in teaching yoga, pilates and yogilates as well as meditation and mindfulness. Sofija has extensive experience in personal and rehab training, physique transformation, as well as strength and conditioning training. She is the creator of the Yogilates Synergy System, Three Minute Meals and owner of Niso Fitness and Nutrition.
She has managed her business in the health and fitness industry for over 16 years with a focus on clinical as well as corporate clientele. As a native of Sydney beaches, Sofija is an aspiring surfer, loves spending time in nature and a committed health foodie with a passion for writing. www.powerfoods.fitness
Māori desendent from Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Hine Iwi (tribes) of Aotearoa (New Zealand). A Whakapapa (lineage) of Tohunga (spiritual healers) with the obligation to sustain what was bestowed by his Tipuna (Grandmother and Great Grandfather).
Through waiata (songs) Moteatea (chants) and Kaupare (protection and clearing practices) instils the foundations of Romiromi (Māori spiritual healing) and Mirimiri (Māori Massage). Ārama as a Romiromi Māori spiritual healer in Melbourne with individual and group healing sessions and workshops, will be facilitating a presentation around the key aspects of this form of healing and will provide the opportunity for individual healing sessions/massage throughout the retreat.
Ārama acknowledges working with the energy of Aroha (love) to empower your Wairua (spirituality) with your Mauri (life force) and ignite and/or preserve Whakanoa (neutrallity). https://hrmtewhetumarama.wixsite.com/kahuromi