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Samantha Bijok

Austral Yoga
Austral, Australia, Australia
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About me

Samantha is a senior registered yoga teacher with Yoga Australia and a yoga therapist with more than 15 years experience, who believes in the power of yoga to transform people inside and out.

She has witnessed her clients becoming calmer, more confident, stronger within themselves and better able to deal with life. One woman who came to see Sam walked in with the weight of the world on her shoulders. She had recently recovered from drug addiction, domestic violence and cancer and now walks with ... an upright, strong and open posture and happier disposition. Witnessing these types of transformations in peoples’ lives is rewarding, fulfilling and never ceases to amaze Samantha.

First taking up yoga in 1999 to help her chronic back pain, Samantha decided to become a yoga teacher some years later, when she was inspired by the fit and healthy appearance of older women who practiced it. However after doing 1000 hours training, it was the internal change - not the external - that had the greatest impact on her.

Samantha recognised that many of her reactions in her life had come as a result of a traumatic upbringing. She found that yoga helped her come to terms with this trauma and believes it can resolve issues like anxiety, depression, stress and grief. Yoga keeps her sane and helps her accept whatever life has to offer.

Having worked with the Yoga Foundation for five years and GROW for three years, teaching yoga for mental health, Samantha is very skilled in the benefits of yoga for wellbeing and recovery, but her special interest is in yoga for children. Here she believes that by helping children to help themselves with yoga, they will grow into healthy self-regulating adults who don’t need to recover from their childhoods.

Samantha is developing a pack of 54 yoga cards for adolescents/teens that can be used by kids’ yoga teachers, school teachers and parents. Each card shows a number of different yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditations aligned to earth, water, fire or air and aims to address a specific emotion, teaching children how to self-regulate their emotions. These cards are to be released to the public market soon.
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Therapies

Membership of professional associations

  • Yoga Australia
  • Australian Association of Yoga Therapists

Education and training

Level 2 Yoga Nidra 16 hrs (Tripura's Yoga, 2021)
Master of Inner & Outer Game 1,000 hrs (Yoga Coach, 2020)
Yoga Life Coach 300 hrs (Yoga Coach, 2020)
Mind Coach 50 hrs (Yoga Coach, 2020)
Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching (Nature Care College, 2006)
Yoga Therapy Certification (Enlightened Events, 2015)
Kids Yoga Advanced (Zenergy Yoga, 2014)
Kids Yoga Foundation (Zenergy Yoga, 2013)
Kids Yoga Therapy (Zenergy Yoga, 2013)
Mental Health First Aid Course (Mental Health First Aid Australia, 2014)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

Yes

Samantha Bijok’s studio location

Austral, Australia 2179 Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. ... This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you.

You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs.

Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together.
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This is a one time free session
15 min
FREE
Online
Yoga Life Coach / Yoga Therapy

Samantha offers one on one or group online sessions for clients who have a particular goal in mind but who need support, techniques and accountability ... to get there. Samantha will empower you to identify what areas in your life are holding you back or preventing you from making the personal progress you desire. This does require discipline, self-motivation and self-responsibility.

Consults begin with a detailed pre-appointment questionnaire that you can fill out in your own time before we meet, then we work together to create a life plan for your emotional, spiritual and physical well-being and/or goals. I look forward to our journey together.
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1 hr
120 AUD
Online
In studio
Yoga Life Coach / Yoga Therapy

Samantha offers one on one or group online sessions for clients who have a particular goal in mind but who need support, techniques and accountability ... to get there. Samantha will empower you to identify what areas in your life are holding you back or preventing you from making the personal progress you desire. This does require discipline, self-motivation and self-responsibility.

Consults begin with a detailed pre-appointment questionnaire that you can fill out in your own time before we meet, then we work together to create a life plan for your emotional, spiritual and physical well-being and/or goals. I look forward to our journey together.
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5 hr
500 AUD
Online
In studio