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Shambhala Health & Healing

Carolyn Clarke

32-34 Bradley Ave
Venus Bay VIC 3956

Servicing area: Venus Bay & Fish Creek

Shambhala Health & Healing

COVID changes:

Yoga Classes currently postponed due to Covid restrictions.

Remedial Massage appointments still available.

Shambhala Health & Healing

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition Shambhala is referred to as “ a mystical kingdom hidden somewhere beyond the snow peaks of the Himalayas”. In Sanskrit, it means “a place of peace, tranquility and happiness”, which is what we hope you feel from our Venus Bay Shambhala!! To us, the name also reflects our passion for the Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian kingdoms surrounding the Himalayas.

At Shambhala Health & Healing, we offer the following massage therapies and yoga classes:

Massage Therapies

~ Massage is more than just a luxury.
It’s a wonderful way to put your mind and body back in harmony ~

Relaxation Massage
Relaxation Massage is excellent for reducing stress and anxiety, relieving general muscle soreness, and improving vitality and well-being. The firm but soothing strokes of this massage are a wonderful way to calm nerves, improve circulation, and regain a sense of balance in your body and mind.

Remedial Massage
Remedial Massage is a more specific style of massage aimed at treating particular problems such as neck pain, headaches, back pain, shoulder problems etc. It involves an initial assessment of the presenting problem, followed by the appropriate massage treatment. The aims of Remedial massage are to reduce your pain, and improve your flexibility and joint range of motion. You may also be given some stretches, exercises or self massage techniques to do at home.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a combination of the flowing techniques of relaxation massage with the deeper pressure of remedial massage. It is excellent for targeting specific problem areas but at the same time, getting the relaxation massage benefits. A great preventative maintenance massage.

*** Massage treatments by appointment only ***

*** Pregnancy massage cushion is available for use in all treatments - please inform me if you are pregnant at time of booking ***

*** Health insurance rebates & Gift Vouchers are available ***

Yoga Classes

Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India thousands of years ago. The word “yoga” means “union” - union of the body with the mind, and union of the mind with the soul. It is a means of balancing and harmonising all aspects of the self: the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This is achieved through the physical practice of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation). Yoga helps us to learn to live more fully in the present moment. Shambhala offers the following types of yoga classes:

General/Hatha Yoga (1.5 hr)
This class starts with some relaxation postures, breathing techniques or meditation. This is followed by almost an hour of physical postures working on strength and flexibility. The class finishes with laying in Savasana (the corpse pose). Both beginner and intermediate yoga students are welcome and catered for in this class.
Teacher: Carolyn (Venus Bay & Fish Creek).

Ashtanga Flow Yoga (1.5 hr)
This style of yoga is for people who like a physically challenging practice, yet still getting all the calming and balancing benefits of yoga. Students receive individual attention in this class whilst gradually learning the Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga. Great for developing a self practice to do anywhere, anytime. The class caters for both beginners and experienced yoga students.
Teacher: Carolyn (Venus Bay & Fish Creek)

*** The above descriptions are guidelines only ***
** Beginner & experienced students are catered for in all classes **

Yoga Class Locations:
Venus Bay:- Shambhala Studio - This is a dedicated, prupose built yoga studio with timber floors, high ceilings & natural light. Great heating for the winter months and cooling fans for the summer. It is fully equipped with a wide range of yoga props.  (NB.  Due to Covid requirements students must now BYO mats and props.) 
** Bookings essential **

Fish Creek:- Fishy Hall "supper room" - The "supper room" is a great studio space located behind the hall stage.  It has timber floors, natural light and heating.  Access is via the main street hall doors. Students are required to BYO mats and blankets here (and due to Covid, any other neccessary props).
** Bookings essential **


*** Just ring or email me for the latest class timetables and booking details ***

Therapists & Teachers

A little about Carolyn……
I am a fully qualified Remedial and Relaxation Massage Therapist and a registered Yoga teacher.

I have been working as a Massage Therapist since 1995, having achieved my qualifications at the Eastern School of Tactile Therapies, (now known as ESTT College of Natural Medicine). I spent the first nine years in Melbourne, gaining considerable experience working in massage clinics, healing centres, health spas and private practice. I then relocated to Venus Bay and established my permanent practice here at Shambhala in November 2003. I am passionate about massage and how much it can help both as a preventative tool and in fixing existing problems. I have treated hundreds of clients with massage and have achieved rewarding results. I believe massage is an excellent tool to promote health and well-being.

With regards to Yoga, I have been practising for many years having attended classes in various disciplines including Hatha, Gita, Ashtanga and some Iyengar yoga. I completed my yoga teacher training at the Yoga Arts school in Byron Bay in 2004 and teach both Hatha style and Ashtanga style yoga classes. I am very passionate about yoga and appreciate the journey it has taken me on so far. For me, the wonderful thing about yoga is knowing that this journey will continue for the rest of my life…….
Om shanti, Carolyn.

Carolyn Clarke
DipRem, CTT(Rem), CTT(Rel), CYT(Yoga Lvl 2), MMA 12259, YA 1768
Remedial Massage Therapist
Relaxation Massage Therapist
Yoga Teacher


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