Owner & Principal Yoga Teacher/Therapist
Sharon is an internationally Certified Yoga Therapist (acquired over 3 years with YogaVahini in Chennai, India), in addition to being a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia and the International Yoga Teachers Association. She has completed over 1,300+ hours of training and education in all aspects of Yoga, and more than 17 years of experience in teaching and helping people towards improved health and wellbeing through the practice of Yoga - this wonderful ancient science for “living life well”.
She is highly experienced in the “Viniyoga” approach of teaching - where each person is recognised as unique individual and the Yoga adapted to suit the individual's needs and abilities - rather than the individual to fit the Yoga.
Sharon is committed to making the practice and benefits of Yoga available to all individuals - regardless of age, state of health, ability and special needs.
Centred Self Yoga came into being in 2002 when Sharon began teaching Yoga in diverse environments including corporate, health and community services - plus private individual tuition, and one-to-one Yoga Therapy consultations.
She has been heavily influenced by her teachers past and present - including Saraswati Vasudevan of YogaVahini in India and Barbara Brian of Agama Yoga Centre in Melbourne - who have been a guiding light and inspiration to Sharon as both long term students and teachers in the Tradition of Krishnamacharya through their own long standing relationships with their teacher TKV Desikachar.
Sharon has a special interest in teaching Yoga to promote positive mental health - as she believes this is the foundation of our overall health and wellbeing.
The following quote from TKV Desikachar is what inspires Sharon’s continued commitment to studies, personal practice and teaching of Yoga:
"The mastery of Yoga must not be measured simply by the ability to master the techniques of Yoga like asana and pranayama, but how it influences our day to day living, how it enhances our relationships and how it promotes clarity and peace of mind".
- Post Graduate Diploma Yoga Therapy, YogaVahini,India - 800 hours (2014-2016)
- Teaching Diploma - International Yoga Teachers' Association - 350 hours (2001)
- Heart of Yoga Programme, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, India- 160 hours (2004)
- Mental Health First Aid (2009)
- Cert IV Training & Assessment - Learning Lab (2008)
- Cert IV Diploma of Remedial Massage - Australasian College of Natural Therapies.
Professional Accreditation & Memberships
- International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
- International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA)
- Yoga Australia