Esther Becchio
Yoga in Hornsby
Hornsby Heights, NSW, Australia
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Yoga in Hornsby
Hornsby Heights, NSW, Australia
Qualification and identity verified

About me

Esther has been practising yoga for 30 years and teaching it for more than a decade, specialising in Satyananda yoga and yoga therapy. Esther believes yoga helps to handle life’s challenges when used appropriately according to the individual needs. Esther was seven years old when she first felt the calling to become a yoga teacher – she didn’t know what it was called then but she knew deep down it was what she wanted to do. Yoga has since become Esther’s whole life alongside raising her ... three teens. With students ranging in ages from seven to 95, Esther loves finding authentic, tailored practices to help clients manage their individual mental, emotional and physical health concerns. Esther offers techniques to manage long and short-term fatigue, anxiety, stress, cancer recovery and auto-immune conditions amongst other challenges. Her yoga classes are small with a maximum of eight (five during Covid times) and a strong focus on each individual. She ensures she is attentive towards each person and provides modifications so each movement is accessible for everybody. Esther offers online Zoom sessions for those who are not able to commute easily. Esther enjoys giving people a whole new perspective on living so they can learn how to better balance and manage their lives. She loves taking people through this journey, giving them tailored tools like breathing, meditative techniques and chanting, and watching things click into place for them. Esther has a certificate in Ayurveda as a lifestyle coach. Esther incorporates this into her yoga therapy, using it as a tool for diagnosis (for example tongue analysis, colour therapy, oils, etc.) to confirm observations and to help bring people in to balance. Esther has a certificate in hypnobirthing through Mindfulmamma, which she recently updated (in April 21) Esther is currently studying a Diploma of Remedial massage and plans to incorporate myotherapy once this is complete. Read more

Therapies

Membership of professional associations

  • Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists
  • Satyananda Teacher's Association
  • Yoga Australia

Education and training

Satyananda Yoga Teaching Diploma 2003-2013 (1400 hrs) * Hatha Yoga Diploma 2009-2010 (AranyanTibetan Order) Yoga Therapy certificate - 2014-2016 Yoga Therapy Institute (AAYT recognised) Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach - Oct 2020 (Dr. Rama Prasad & Caroline Robinson) Hypnobirthing (Sophie Fletcher, Mindfulmamma - updated April 2021) Remedial Massage Therapy - Relaxation (Swedish massage only at this stage) * including meditation, yoga nidra, pranayama Years of CPD courses including stress, anxiety, pranayama, yoga for elderly, advanced meditation and many more

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

Yes

Esther Becchio’s studio location

Hornsby Heights, NSW 2077 Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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COVID-19 recommendations Prior to making your in person booking with your practitioner, please ensure that you discuss their obligations and compliance regarding the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Learn more

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. Read more

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This is a one time free session

15 min

FREE

Back to Balance - Private Yoga Therapy Session

Using the ancient tools of yoga and Ayurvedic techniques, Esther helps the client find balance and incorporate life skills into their day so ... they grasp the reins of their life rather than being pulled out of balance by life’s events, relationships and experiences. Esther uses a wide range of postures, breathing and meditative techniques for anxiety, stress, etc and relaxation to help let go and nourish. She uses various techniques to give clients insights as to what is out of balance and empower them by showing them how they can use yoga alone or alongside their regular healthcare plan to achieve improved wellbeing. Esther offers some specific practices to help target pain whether it is physical discomfort, a busy mind or negative habits etc. A private session is a way of nourishing and restoring and letting go of tensions. Yoga therapy sessions are 90 minutes long and include take-home plan and recordings. The plan is short and manageable and tailored to the client with pictures and instructions. Clients often come during or after having treatment or with auto-immune conditions to empower and help them manage. Others come to learn tools for stress, anxiety etc or simply to find practices to help with a range of aches and pains. Private sessions can help you gain the confidence to transition into a group class or how to modify according to your individual needs or to have a tailor made home plan made up for you - speak to Esther about what it is you want from the session/s. Esther offers individual and group classes. Read more

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In person

1 hr 30 min

100 AUD

Term 3 Yoga - 10 classes (pre-paid by the term) or casually, if space allows

Esther teaches Satyananda yoga (classical yoga - therapeutic, breath-centred, meditative style) at Yoga in Hornsby in a private beautiful studio ... setting. Classes run with the school term (Mon 12 July - 17 Sep) and usually consist of 10 classes per term. A class typically has a 10 minute relaxation/meditative practice, followed by about 50 minutes of asanas (postures). You will be shown some breathing techniques (pranayama) which are also used throughout the practice, finishing with a deep meditative relaxation (yoga Nidra) with some deeper meditative practices such as trataka (candle gazing), mantra repetition, antar mouna (inner silence) and kaya stherium (stillness and steadiness) being offered in the progressive beginner classes. Practices are modified for each individual so it is accessible for all including those who want a stronger practice, If there is space in the class, you may join as a casual which is $26 ($22 per class when pre-booked by the term/remainder of the term if space and joining late). Always check there is a spot directly with Esther before purchasing to avoid disappointment as they do tend to fill fast especially during covid when spots are even more limited. There is a waitlist system to get the best chance of securing a spot. Read more

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In person

1 hr 30 min

220 AUD

Hypnobirthing

This is a course of three, two- hour sessions for expecting mothers and their support partner. I teach the expecting parent/s how to be more ... grounded, calm and prepared leading up to and during birth using the tools of mindfulness and hypnosis to help empower them in the birthing process. Many women have certain expectations (eg. drug free natural birth or baby arriving on due date etc) but we can't control life and what happens, only our response. It is about having tools to find calmness no matter what happens and making it a positive birth experience even if things don't go according to plan. I will teach you how to use certain tools that can help foster a positive birth experience. Read more

In person

6 hr

450 AUD

Yoga Nidra Meditative Relaxation

30 mins deep relaxation - this is a guided meditation where you simply lie down in shavasana (Esther will set you up so you will be comfortable ... and supported). You will be guided through a meditative relaxation which will leave tensions behind you. You have the option to bring a friend or family member. This can make a lovely self-care gift / quality time, followed by lunch nearby or at the cafe across the road perhaps or a walk in Crosslands National Park on the Hawkesbury river at the end of the road! Read more

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In person

30 min

50 AUD

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