Our Therapists and TeachersKylie Hennessy BSc. Senior Level Yoga Teacher (YA) and Registered Yoga Therapist (AAYT), Birth Educator, Calmbirth® Practitioner, Doula Kylie Hennessy is the Founder of The Sydney Pregnancy Centre and Concord Yoga Studio as well as the Principal Yoga Teacher. She has a Degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry (Uni Syd) as well as a keen interest in the exciting new Scientific understandings of the Mind/Body connection, of which correlate to the ancient teachings of Yoga. Having taught yoga since 1997, Kylie's Yoga training has consisted of an apprenticeship style of training in Hatha Yoga Teaching with Body & Mind Unlimited from 1997-1999, A Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy from The Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy, training with Oki Do Yoga Australia and Peter Masters from Zen Central, Ki Yoga and Shiatsu with Jack Marshall, Qi Gong and Women's Health with Angela Zhu from Traditional QI, Meditation, Yogic Subtle Bodies and Energy Reading with Karima Hinterleitener plus much more. Kylie is also a Doula and Child Birth educator, completing a Diploma at Birthing Rites Australia in 2003 and is a registered Calmbirth® Practitioner, having completed her training with Peter Jackson in Bowral in 2007. Nalinee Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist and Traditional Chinese Herbalist Nalinee's passion for women’s and family health comes partly from her own experiences of motherhood, being mother to two bundles of ‘dynamic energy’, aged three and six. Whenever Nalinee's practice involves parents and children in areas such as fertility and pregnancy, it gives her great satisfaction to contribute to individual well-being, but also the cycle of life. In addition, Nalinee works with a full range of women’s and men's health issues as well as general practice areas such as pain, headache, stress, digestive health, and insomnia. Nalinee loves being a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and keeps up with the field to ensure her clients achieve the best possible health. Nalinee's approach is based on continuous learning. Nalinee grew up in Thailand, a country with a strong living tradition of natural healing, and she has been studying and practicing health disciplines since 1998, when being qualified in Thai massage, before moving to Australia to expand her knowledge of oriental massage and to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Nalinee has been lucky enough to have a range of great teachers. The highlights of her TCM study was a 3-month internship in Guangxi TCM University hospitals in Nanning, China, and receiving the first David Whitworth Memorial Prize for Acupuncture at the Australian College of Natural Medicine. Nalinee was later able to help pass knowledge on by being a lecturer in acupuncture at the University of Lincoln (UK) and a supervisor of the student acupuncture clinic there. As well as working as an acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist, Nalinee has completed a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Western Sydney. Combining the latest western and TCM medical research with her clinical experience and traditional knowledge enriches her understanding and insight in practice. Nalinee is registered with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. For more information about acupuncture please see Nalinee’s NM Acupuncture website.
Yoga and Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Lyn has been traveling her yoga journey for years now, during that time she feels extremely fortunate to have had the pleasure of practicing yoga under the guidance of some wonderfully skilled teachers. However, it was through the support and encouragement of two very special teachers that she felt confident to complete her formal yoga teacher training with Samadhi. This training has enriched her understanding of Yoga as a way of life and given her the opportunity to share this discipline with others; (Kylie and Idit, I am forever grateful!) It is her hope that students who come to her class not only enjoy the yoga practice for the physical benefits of increased strength, flexibility and energy, but they also gain a feeling of well being and a sense of inner peace. Yoga is a practice that allows you to open your heart, still the mind and be in the present moment. Lyn has been practicing at Balance Yoga Sydney since 2007 and assisting since 2009.