slow, mindful yoga & small group classes in St Kilda, Balaclava, Elwood, bayside

Yoga for Depression & Anxiety

Stressed woman

Therapeutic yoga is suitable for any condition. I have a special interest in the application of mindfulness and yoga psychology for:

  1. Chronic stress
  2. Depression
  3. Anxiety


After 20-years in the media, I developed a stress habit that led to chronic ill health.  Does this sound familiar?

  • racing mind
  • brain ‘fog’
  • insomnia
  • depression
  • palpitations
  • fatigue, exhaustion
  • immune deficiency
  • tension headaches
  • inability to relax
  • generalized anxiety
  • emotional rollercoastering
  • digestive/elimination issues
  • chronic back/neck/joint complaints

I accepted all this as normal. It was relentless, debilitating and ultimately, caused burn-out. 

But feeling wrung-out by life is no way to live

Since 2003 I have studied extensively yoga’s holistic system and its scientifically proven techniques. I am undertaking ongoing yoga therapy studies with senior yoga therapist and physician, Dr Ganesh Mohan of Svastha Yoga Therapy.



“I stumbled across Liv at a stressful time in my life. We embarked on one-on-one tuition . . .  This turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself.  Liv has set me up with a personalised stress-relief ‘tool-kit’. Liv’s intuition, gentleness, good humour and intelligence made our sessions together a real joy.”

Meg Moate, lawyer, CSIRO, business development



The Heart Math Institute in California gave breathing and self-awareness exercises, (the typical tools of yoga therapy) to a group of highly stressed managers. After six weeks, symptoms decreased dramatically:

  •  exhaustion from 50% to 12%
  • physical stress from 41% to 6%
  • regular stress from 33% to 5%
  • sleeplessness from 34% to 6%
  • dissatisfaction with work from 30% to 9%
  • anger levels from 20% to 8%.

Yoga’s therapeutic tools include:

  • breath work
  • mindfulness techniques
  • movement
  • relaxation
  • sound therapy
  • lifestyle adjustments
  • Yoga psychology
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Meditation techniques(concentration, visualisation, self-inquiry, mindfulness)



Generally 3-4 x 1-hr sessions are required.

Jibasso Studio 

252 St Kilda Rd , St Kilda



Liv 0409 473 162,