Yoga & Yoga Therapy – Managing Anxiety and Stress

Originally, Karli Health Centre provided group classes in yoga practices. We have a number of highly-experienced yoga instructors on our staff. Some are qualified Yoga Therapists.

We do still run some group classes, contact us for further details.

Yoga Therapy

As our service has evolved, we now see the need for individual programs, created in conjunction with counsellors, that use evidenced based yoga techniques to meet the needs of clients. These individual sessions are empowering and support clients in managing anxiety and stress. The aim is to support clients to develop their own internal management skills utilising differing yoga tools, including: breathing, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and Asana (yoga postures).

Yoga instructors are supervised to ensure that change is client well-being is managed effectively.

What some participants have said about online yoga:

  • “Thanks for the yoga program. I think I’m not quite open to sharing myself with the group. But I learnt a bit about other people and how common the aches and pains are. It was my first-time doing yoga and it proves how inflexible I am!”
  • “It was interesting meeting other women. The gallery version is smaller, and I find I concentrate harder hence get tired. Maybe three people only, bigger gallery size? Look forward to doing more yoga therapy.”

Yoga and Healthy Eating Retreat

From time-to-time, Karli Health Centre offers retreats that focus on provide developmental skills that help build trusting relationships, emotional regulation, wellbeing tools, and the importance of healthy and mindful eating, all in safe settings and in Auslan. Contact us for further details.


What Andrew had to say about Karli Dettman, yoga teacher:

“Inspiration” is the first word that I hear when I think of you. Like a breath of fresh air in the holiest of lands you infuse a room with you magnificent energy. Your Light is great, your heart radiant, you mind sharp, and your intentions altruistic! Your eyes ooze with such love, warmth and brilliance and they speak of kindness, caring and integrity. Your incredible skill of articulation is a special gift indeed and you have such a special way with words that it was such a delight to hear their enormous Power. Do you hear the voice of the Divine as clearly as I hear you … does the God and Goddess speak to you in signs and signals of this physical world. Just listen … listen … listen deep inside your heart and know that when we pray we are asking and God is listening. When we mediate God is asking and we are listening. Take with you the Art of Completion and Embrace your path for humanity. I know you will, for you are such a magnificent soul. I Thank you dear Karli, for being my teacher and for reminding me that no matter what life gives us we can always make the best of it, if we can view if with different eyes and always listen with our third ear. You are my inspiration. I thank you, I honour you … Namaste

What Travis had to say about Leesa Selwyn, yoga teacher:

In March 2020, I had my first lesson with Leesa after suffering a traumatic injury (c2-c3 incomplete quadriplegic). I was very hesitant at our first meeting both due to yoga being something new and also conscious that my physical limitations may not enable me to perform yoga.

Leesa was very understanding of my situation explaining how her yoga class operates and gave me a sense of ease. Since that first experience I have been having weekly classes with Leesa (she is always punctual and professional and cares greatly about her clients).

Leesa continues to provide gradual increases in our yoga practice with a focus to increasing my core strength, balance and flexibility without putting myself in danger.

Thanks to Leesa’s efforts I have increased my strength, balance and flexibility which has enabled me to live a greater quality of life improved my ability to walk and even start back on running and swimming. I would highly recommend Leesa as a teacher to anyone wanting to improve their core strength, balance, flexibility and address nerve damage.