Shambhala Health & Healing
32-34 Bradley ave
Venus Bay VIC 3956
Servicing area: Venus Bay & Fish Creek
Contact Carolyn via:
Phone: 5663 7923
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Venus Bay: Wednesdays - 9am Ashtanga
Thursdays - 5.15pm Hatha
Fish Creek: Tuesdays - 3.45pm Early Hatha
- 5.15pm Hatha
- 6.45pm Ashtanga
(Bookings Essential for all classes)
Shambhala Health & Healing
At Shambhala Health & Healing, we offer the following massage therapies and yoga classes:
~ Massage is more than just a luxury.
It’s a wonderful way to put your mind and body back in harmony ~
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 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 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 ***
(Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher)……
Hi, I am the owner of Shambhala Health & Healing which has been established here in Venus Bay since 2003.
I have been working as a Remedial & Relaxation Massage Therapist since 1995, having achieved my qualifications at the (then) Eastern School of Tactile Therapies. I spent the first nine years in Melbourne, gaining considerable experience working in massage clinics, healing centres, health spas and private practice. After establishing my business in Venus Bay, I also began working in other clinics in Leongatha and Fish Creek with other Remedial Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, and Physiotherapists.
I started practicing yoga in 1992 and attained my first Yoga Teaching qualification in 2004 at Yoga Arts in Byron Bay. My personal Ashtanga practice has exposed me to many teachers including Melbourne based teacher Karyn Grenfell. Yoga has also taken me to the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore India, and to Bali and northern NSW to do extensive studies with Ashtanga teachers Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci. I teach both Hatha & Ashtanga style yoga and have been running classes in Venus Bay & Fish Creek for many years.
I am extremely passionate about both Massage & Yoga, and how much they contribute to good health & well-being. Both these modalities have taken me on an amazing journey so far and I cannot imagine life without them. I look forward to helping you on your massage & yoga path!!
Om shanti, Carolyn.
DipRem, CTT(Rem), CTT(Rel), CYT(Yoga Lvl 2), MMA 12259, YA 1768
Remedial Massage Therapist
Relaxation Massage Therapist