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Seniors Yoga therapy “live” online classes

A Yoga therapist has undergone extensive training with the pre-requisite of several years of experience as yoga teacher.. Yoga therapy is not a passive form of yoga –   each individual takes responsibility for their daily living. Our seniors yoga “live” online classes are followed by a Q&A. The focus is for people who are over their 40s. Our intention is to provide younger students to develop the tools to manage life’s changes.

Improving the health of your body and mind

A regular practice of Yoga therapy will provide you with many benefits as follows-

  • calming the nervous system
  • emotional balance
  • increased confidence
  • a massage of the internal organs (the 2nd brain),
  • revitalising the whole body
  • improved circulation, digestion, relief from stress and pain.
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What is a Yoga therapist?

A Yoga therapist modifies a private practice to address the strengths, weaknesses and health condition of the student. We work with each persons individual needs while adjusting postures – such as using a chair if need be.

Yoga therapy can benefit people with Parkinson’s condition. Listen to Joanne’s experiences with Yoga therapy.

Joanne shares her experiences how Yoga Therapy helps with Parkinson’s condition

There are many benefits to committing to a regular yoga practice

Zoe Campbell studied to be a Yoga teacher in 1990. She wanted to increase her knowledge and learn to combine Yoga and Ayurveda. In 2004 Zoe travelled to India and studied to become a Yoga therapist. Over the next several years she went back and forth to India to study Ayurveda. 2016 she took a Graduate Certificate in Yoga therapy in Australia. She has loves to be immersed in the ‘science of life’.

As a busy professional in the computer industry, Zoe’s health and wellbeing has benefited from incorporating Yoga and Ayurveda into life and goal is to share this knowledge with you. She does this by combining both Yoga and Ayurveda and teaching classes to integrate into a daily routine. They are Good Morning Yoga, Lunchtime Chair Yoga and Sleepy time Yoga therapy.

Read our blog post here on the 7 Benefits of Yoga for seniors.

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As the founder of Computer Coach Australia, Zoe is fully aware of the dangers of sedentary sitting for prolonged periods in front of a computer screen.  Digital detox, sleep hygiene, postural awareness, breathing, stretching, strengthening and meditation are the topics she loves to share.

Weaving tips from the wholistic and natural practices of Ayurveda into her classes is her thing. If these tips she shares are followed on a daily basis the common conditions and complaints people experience will disappear.

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As a senior Yoga Ayurveda therapist, Zoe founded Yoga Works for Over 40s to offer her experience, strength and hope to those over 40. Zoe is enthusiastically driven to share her love and knowledge of her skills and experience. Zoe helps busy people bring balance into their lives. Read how Yoga provides natural relief from anxiety here.

Make profound changes to your life with the many beautiful and sustainable every day health practices of Yoga combined with Ayurveda

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About Yoga Therapy

Our classes are perfect for seniors. Each class comes right into your home “live-on-line.” The Morning and Lunchtime classes are followed by a Q and A. If you have tried Yoga and thought it not for you don’t give up on this natural way to health.

Yoga and Ayurveda is suitable for everyone no matter what stage of life or challenges.

As a matter of fact there is the option to book a private Yoga therapy practice. We work closely with your individual needs, strengths, weaknesses and lifestyle challenges. A Yoga therapist is trained to design a daily program that fits into your life. Each program can include exercises, breathing, mediation and with practices based on Ayurveda and supplied with video footage instructions.

Call us on +61 407 956071 or email for more information .

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Yoga in the Sun 

Personally I don’t like yoga in the sun or out in the open around people and the elements. 

 I prefer to practise yoga so I can listen internally and connect with my intuition & become aware of a deeper awareness that may be stored up in areas within body  – as it was said to me once – yoga is not a work out but a work in.

Sunday afternoon a headstand is performed in Bidigak park north Bondi beach  – with many people picnicking with their loved ones and pets running around 

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Dalai Lama requests to meet Aboriginal Australians in Uluru 

FLANKED by an entourage of minders, bodyguards and media, the Dalai Lama played by his own rules when he visited Uluru for the first time on Saturday.Read more…..


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Empathic Heart

What it Means to Have the Heart of an Empath.

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Every experience resides on either end of an extreme.

Every day you see things that evoke so much emotion, your mood changes shades the same amount of times the sky does. It yo-yos between streaks of blue and glimmers of yellow—but never without silver linings of glitter. Life is but a giant paint palette of emotions, its colors too obscure to separate. See more...

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on Dec 17, 2014

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Ram Dass – Separateness 

We try so hard to overcome separateness with others. More intimacy. More rubbing of bodies. More exchanging of ideas. But always it’s as if you are yelling out of your room and I am yelling out of mine. Even trying to get out of the room invests the room with a reality. Who am I? The room that the mind built

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The Healing Power Of Yoga For Brain Injuries


In honor of Brain Injury Awareness month, former pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce talks about how key the practice is to his ongoing brain injury recovery.

On December 31, 2009, less than two months before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, snowboarder Kevin Pearcecrashed his head into an icy half pipe in Park City, Utah.

The traumatic brain injury (TBI)brought on a 6-day coma, memory loss, mood swings, and vision problems, but Pearce’s discovery of yoga has helped give him new eyes. Quite literally.

Pearce’s vision problems required glasses all the time, but two months ago, Pearce attended a life-changing yoga class near his home in Carlsbad, California. He drove to the class, wearing his glasses, but found afterward as he drove home, he didn’t need to them for the first time in five years.

“In no way are my eyes 100 percent better, but it made that big of a difference that I don’t have to wear glasses anymore,” says Pearce, whose story is captured in the 2013 documentary “The Crash Reel.” Since then, Pearce has become a regular, practicing yoga and meditation at least once a day when he’s home and at least two or three times a week when traveling.

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Quiet the Mind, Heal the Brain

How could one yoga class have such powerful effects? Former representative Gabrielle Giffords has also been quoted saying yoga is a key part of her therapy recovering from that 2011 gunshot wound to the head. Kim Greene, an injury prevention specialist at the Vail Valley Medical Center in Colorado, isn’t surprised. Greene’s son, Jeremy, suffered a severe TBI in a 1999 car accident when he was 16 years old, and she says that’s when both she and her son found yoga and meditation.

“The practices help you use your brain in a different way to calm it down and to focus,”Greene said. “I think that’s for all of us, but when you have a TBI, your brain is going in 100 different directions at one time, and the yoga and meditation helps to slow it down and bring a calmness.”

See also Yoga Helps Vets With Brain Injury


Yoga and Meditation Program for Brain Injury Survivors

“Finding yoga and that ability to be exercising and be moving, but at the same time be meditating and be calm and be so relaxed and so mellow, has been so helpful and healing for me in the most amazing way,”Pearce said. “It has changed my life in a way that I could have never imagined, so I want to share what I have found with the rest of the world.”

The impact was so real for him that he enlisted his brother Adam and started The LoveYourBrain Foundation in 2014. In honor of March, Brain Injury Awareness Month, the new nonprofit is leading a monthlong yoga and meditation fundraising campaign. Their aim is to partner with at least one studio in every state to offer a donation-based class. All of the money raised will help grow LoveYourBrain’s flagship yoga program, supporting affordable yoga and meditation classes tailored to the needs of traumatic brain injury survivors.

Interested in participating? Learn more about the LoveYourBrain Foundation and the March yoga fundraising campaign.

See also The Big Brain Benefits of Meditation

Kim Fuller is a freelance journalist and yoga instructor based in Vail, CO.

Yoga JournalMarch 30, 2015
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Yoga benefits dementia patients & caregivers

Originally published October 20 2014
Yoga found to benefit dementia patients as well as their caregivers

by Antonia

(NaturalNews) Yoga provides people with a multitude of benefits to their overall health, improving everything from mood and circulation to energy levels and aches. While most people are aware of this, they may not be privy to the fact that it’s also been shown to help those suffering from dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. (1) Furthermore, it’s even been found to help caregivers who are helping those with such diseases. (1)


A UK study found that a blend of techniques which are a part of a program called “Happy Antics” and include yoga, tai-chi, qigong and meditation have boosted both mood and memory of those impacted. (1) Individuals affected with early to mid-stage dementia who were aged 52-86 engaged in a series of non-strenuous motions and techniques such as simple stretching and breathing exercises during biweekly sessions, and it was noted that their ability to anticipate the next movements and even remember some sequences increased. (1)

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Dementia patients and their caregivers discover benefits of yoga

Many participants expressed enjoyment from the sessions, which lasted for six weeks. One patient said they felt better after the relaxation techniques, and another added, “Good company, nice people. Feeling part of a team.” (2)

“This is an activity that caregivers and patients can do together,” said Yvonne J-Lyn Khoo, lead study author and a researcher with the Health and Social Care Institute at Teesside University in Middlesbrough, UK. “Because everyone is doing the program together, caregivers have peace of mind to at least allow themselves to ‘let go’ and do some exercise.” (2) She explained that having a caregiver participate in the process with them provided a sense of security and assurance for the patients that also promoted a heightened sense of well-being and interest in social interaction.

“The general impression is that people with dementia don’t exercise, won’t exercise or can’t exercise, but our findings show that it may not necessarily be that way.” (2)

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, and over 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with the memory-robbing condition. (3)






About the author:
A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well.

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Yoga AyurvedaTherapy Programs

In our Yoga Ayurveda Therapy programs we work with you one-on-one over several sessions to design a program that will improve the quality of your life.

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Yoga means union between the mind and the body. Often people have no connection or sense that what they are doing is harmful to their health. 

Yoga helps us to connect and listen deeply to your bodies messages. The exercises (asanas) combined with breath awareness (pranayama) create an inward focus. Similar to a meditation (mindfulness) of movement. Likewise we begin to notice the law of cause and effect. 

Ayurveda the science of life views each individual as similar to the DNA theory. Likewise no two people are alike. In Ayurveda there is a strong focus on digestion and using food as medicine. We focus on what we take in via our senses the mouth, nose, eyes, ears and skin.

Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy combined provide a natural way to keep the body and mind in the best possible condition. As a result you will have the health and wellbeing to achieve your dreams. In that way your life will continue to be expansive, rather than contract.

Therefore being supported and encouraged to make small changes to your posture and lifestyle improves the quality of your life. Yoga combined with Ayurveda as a Therapy relieves conditions such as:-





Muscular injuries




Emotional instability

Skin irritations

Bad Breath


Low energy

Respiratory constrictions

Abdominal issues

Gynaecological problems

plus more……

Everyone can benefit from adjusting their body alignment around every day activities. This awareness will prevent aches, pains and injuries occurring. Yoga teaches us the often overlooked commonsense behaviours such as how to breathe, sit, walk and stand upright. By limiting the strain on the body and mind energy is preserved.

Does your day start and end looking at a screen? Look around you at who isn’t absorbed by a screen and often the parents are the worst. When the body is hunched over the breath becomes constricted. In turn this compresses the digestive tract and toxins accumulate. The circulation will become blocked and this will get stored in the tissues of the body. Symptoms will appear such as sore eyes, back, neck and shoulders. Life becomes exhausting and stress and anxiety increases. As a result of the stress and anxiety, sleep becomes disturbed. Fear, anger or lethargy can follow as life becomes harder and joyless.

It is no coincidence, that by committing to a regular Yoga practice – which incidentally touches each person far deeper than the body and mind, conditions such as these will improve. :-

Low energy and overwhelm

Feeling frazzled with no space for self care

Symptoms of menopause

Limitations from chronic pain or injury

Stress, insomnia or anxiety

Really the list can be endless, as everyone no matter their age or condition benefits from Yoga Ayurveda Therapy. Gently we guide you to reconnect with your body through your breath.  

The breath is the metronome of your life

Donna Farhi

Join our Yoga for over 40’s (live-online) classes

Good Morning Yoga therapy

Monday at 7:30am

Lunchtime Chair Yoga therapy

Wednesday at 12 noon

Sleepy Time Yoga Therapy

Thursday at 8:30pm

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At Yoga Works for Over 40s our programs are:-

Yoga Ayurveda Therapy Refresh Program, Yoga for over 40’s live-online classes and

Yoga Therapy for Pain Relief programs.

We would love to hear from you.

Call Zoe on +61 407 956 071 our Senior Yoga Ayurveda Therapist or

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Thought is energy

Thought is energy which is transmitted through the body.

When we think of illness – or lie- as being out of our control, or as an obstacle we cannot overcome, then one of our energy will be directed towards healing, no vibrant “living” message will reach the body. When illness- or living – is seen as a learning experience, an opportunity to deepen our relationship with ourselves, then there is greater energy for heeling. ‘The greatest discovery of any generation’, said Albert Schweitzer, ‘is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes or mind’

Debbie Shapiro


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