Louise Godfrey is the principle yoga teacher and yoga therapist at Sri Yoga and Meditation. Her journey in yoga began 17 years ago and over this time she has had the privilege to have been taught by TKV Desikachar and his associate teachers in Australia and India.
Louise undertook the first ever KHYF (Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation) Yoga therapy Training program. The program was five years long and is considered one of the world’s leading Yoga therapy training programs. Her training included 2 four week internships at the KHYF. During this time, Louise observed Yoga therapy sessions for children and adults with a broad spectrum of health conditions in a one on one setting with a KHYF teacher. Anxiety, depression, leprosy, asthma, paralysis after aneurism and acute back pain were some of the conditions experienced by people seeking help and healing.
Louise completed her Yoga teacher training with Barbara Brian, a long term student of TKV Desikachar, in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. Barbara is one of Australia’s most experienced Yoga teacher trainers and continues to mentor Louise.
She has also undertaken an Arthritis for Yoga course at Monash hospital.
Louise was an invited guest speaker at the prestigious, Australian Integrative Medical Associations Annual Conference. She presented on yoga as a complementary therapy and conducted Yoga therapy workshops in 2012.
Louise has run a successful Yoga Studio in Melbourne since 2008. She has also taught wellbeing workshops and classes for secondary school students for over a decade.
She has conducted meditation sessions at The Heatherton Rehabilitation for Parkinson Disease for both patients and carers, as well as, Yoga for carers of the disabled at Parkdale Community Hospital.
Louise has a special interest in mental health and preventative health. Louise has also conducted Yoga therapy session at the Victoria Clinic which is a Mental Health Hospital in Malvern, Melbourne.
She has presented workshops on Pain and Depression for Yoga therapists and Yoga teachers.
She is a member of the AAYT (Australian Association of Yoga Therapists).