Celia is a Senior Yoga and Meditation Teacher and an Ayurvedic Practitioner with a Biomedical Sciences degree. Committed to education and innovation in Lifestyle Medicine, she has educated in complementary health education for two decades. Having travelled and taught world-wide, Celia established international health communities in Japan and previously founded yoga by donation programs in both Japan and Australia – “Tsukuba Community Yoga” and “Grass Roots Yoga”. She has qualifications in the fields of Meditation, Ayurveda, Nutrition and Dietetics, Psychosomatic Medicine, Counselling and Integrative Medicine.
Celia built and opened the Brookfield Retreat in 2014, a beautiful yoga and treatment centre in the middle of the most beautiful natural surroundings. Celia offers continuous training and the professional development of Yoga Teachers, offering Day Retreats that count towards their continuing professional development (CPD) points. Celia also co-founded YIMI- the Yoga and Integrative Medicine Institute based in Toowong and Brookfield, which delivers yoga teacher training, restorative yoga, meditation, an advanced diploma in yoga & meditation teacher training as well as post-graduate specialties and short courses. As a regular presenter on ABC Radio, she liaises with government, councils and higher educational institutions to promote the work of yoga teachers across Australia.
Over the last two decades, Celia has had a strong focus on Corporate Yoga, and Mindfulness education in the workplace, having worked for corporate clients such as ABC Radio, Australian Federal Police, Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), University of Queensland, Lifeline, Human Genetics Conference, Yoga Australia Conference and more. Having served as the Queensland State Co-ordinator and Chair of The Yoga Australia Conference 2016, Celia is also endorsed by Yoga Australia, Australian Integrative Medicine Association, Meditation Association of Australia.