Yoga for Chronic Stress, 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


Feeling wrung-out by Life is no way to live.  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.

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.

Health Funds offering Rebates for yoga


“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

  • Ayurvedic dosha assessment

  • 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

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Liv 0409 473 162,

 Health Funds offering Rebates for yoga