Liz Bennett has been a physiotherapist and yoga teacher for over 10 years, having worked with people in a huge variety of settings, both in a hands on physiotherapy capacity and teaching yoga. In recent years, Liz integrates the two modalities effectively, offering you progressive manual physiotherapy, with a focus on finding the underlying causes of pain or loss of function rather than just managing the symptoms. Individualised hands-on treatment which is focussed on relieving symptoms initially, then works on reducing your body’s imbalances which contributed to your problem occurring, and progressively optimises your function so you feel stronger, more at ease and better at self managing your body.
Physiotherapist and Yoga Therapist
With the skills of a yoga therapist and physiotherapist, Liz can provide you with a musculoskeletal assessment to help you understand your current issue then treat the symptoms as well as the contributing factors to the problem. She will integrate therapeutic exercise, applying the principles of individualised yoga. Liz can also help you to modify your current yoga practice to allow your body to heal optimally. You are likely to develop a new relationship with your spine and whole body with Liz’s assistance. Your self- management is important, just as skilled manual therapy is very useful for getting you feeling better again.
Creating a bridge between physiotherapy and yoga has been Liz’s lifelong passion. Liz began practising yoga over 15 years ago when studying physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. After several years working as a full-time physiotherapist, she moved to Sydney to do a three-year intensive apprenticeship with physiotherapists and yoga teachers Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy. Liz was inspired by her physiotherapy mentors including Josephine Keys. In 2008 Liz completed a Diploma of Yoga Teaching with Michael De Manincor at the Yoga Institute of Australia.Liz is now a sought-after yoga teacher trainer and teaches bespoke Yoga Anatomy and Physiology modules at many Sydney yoga schools within their teacher training programs. Liz is on the teaching faculty of the Enlightened Events Yoga Therapy training in Sydney and delivers Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy tutorial sessions at the Yoga Institute of Australia, as well as presenting for LifeSource Yoga in North Sydney and A Fine Balance in Mona Vale, and running her own yoga school Yoga Essentia at Warriewood Surf Life Saving Club. Liz is soon to complete further professional studies in yoga therapy with Svastha Yoga, based in South India.
Liz’s interests include Aerial acrobatics – aerial silk and Lyra with Integral Aerial Arts, and mountain biking to stay fit and keep rising to new challenges.
Liz’s professional training:
- Women’s Health Level 1 ( Australian Physiotherapy Association)
- Tom Myers – Anatomy Trains
- Tom Myers – Breathing and the Thorax
- McKenzie Lower Back Course ( McKenzie Institute)
- Muscle Energy Level 1 and 2 ( Barbara Hungerford)
- Certificate of Acupuncture ( Australian Physiotherapy Association)
- Cranio-sacral therapy – Neck and shoulder ( Manual Therapy Institute)
- Pilates Level 1 and 2 (Dance Medicine Australia)
- Shiatsu Certificate ( South Australian Shiatsu Centre)