Movement & Expressive Therapies
Yoga and Art Therapy Essendon
As a Yogini, visual art therapist, devoted wellbeing-healer and qualified anthropologist, Dianna brings an eclectic mix and unique skill set to the Wellselves community.
Holding firm to the belief that through practical self care, we can each grow to be the best possible versions of ourselves, Dianna has learned and practiced for over 20 years and taught most recently, in the tradition of Bhava Yoga for over 11 years.
Literally translated as ‘Feeling Union’, this beautiful and unique yogic tradition, connects and emphasises sensory and emotional feeling and body connection.
Dianna offers exclusive, tailored, skill level assessments to all interested in commencing Yoga at an appropriate personal level.
Individual sessions and small class sessions (max of four) in the tradition of Bhava Yoga are suggested and offered.
Dianna is very happy to accept referrals from existing physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths or
medical practitioners, to help ideally support those interested in body awareness connecting, with applied yoga.
Using other skills as an artist and creative art instructor at Wellselves, Dianne also supports outward development of self, with creative, individualised and group self-connecting programs.
Designed to help individuals to tap into and connect with their own innate creativity, finding better expression of self is a fundamental purpose.
Dianna has used this work very well previously with those overcoming past hurts, trauma and identity confusion.
Mask decorating work, visually expressive creative painting and clay sculpting therapy, are among areas Dianna has previously utilised, with excellent outcomes.
These methods are invaluable in helping children, adolescents and adults of all ages and genders, express and deepen self awareness and better personal identity awakening.
Based on ancient Indigenous knowledge and wisdom that focuses on taking care of the Earth as the starting point for healing ourselves.
Having an energy connection to the Earth is what has sustained Australian Aboriginal people to be the world’s oldest, continuous living culture – for over 80,000 years!
Today, for most of us, we have become disconnected from the land, from our tribe, from our food and from our Spirit. Through Earth mindfulness, deep breathing and narrative meditation and movement, Wayapa® provides a sense of belonging to the Earth while creating holistic wellbeing.
Wayapa® can be done as a 25 minute physical practice, sitting or standing, or as a narrative meditation to slow us right down to sit in the stillness of nature.
You can choose from a range of Wayapa® Workshops run by qualified practitioners at Wellselves.