PT for the Mind
Personal Trainer for the Mind
Founder & Mind Tamer
Wendy is a Registered 800+ hr Trained Yoga Teacher, who in a past life was a burnt out Chemical Engineer. She takes a nerdy approach to the practice and philosophy of yoga. Questioning everything, and applying it to daily life. She finds working one on one with individuals the most rewarding experience and offers a unique and tailored approach to practising yoga and meditation.
She personally loves the mental benefits that yoga brings and considers herself a lifelong student of yoga. She takes a mindful and breath centred approach to yoga. Placing a big emphasis on adapting the physical, mental & breathing practices to fit the individual rather then an imaginary ideal. Her current fascination is guiding people though inner exploration in Restorative Yoga. A personal meditative practice that she looks forward to every day with pleasure.
Wendy can often be seen gallivanting around the world, with Japan and Africa next in her sights. A big foodie, she loves brunching her way around her home town in Melbourne, Australia. Read her latest thoughts on her Instagram (@ptforthemind) where she muses about life, and contemplates ways to train our pesky mind to serve us, instead of making us lose the plot.
Registered Level 1 Teacher with Yoga Australia
(Requirements: Completed minimum 350 hr of Yoga Teacher Training, Current First Aid Certificate & 15 hr / 15 CPD Points of Continuous Professional Development per year)
Further Specialisation training in 15 hr / 3 day Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Lizzie Lasater
All certificates and qualifications available upon request.
First Class Honours Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) / Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Monash University, Clayton & Parkville
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Wendy is a Level 1 Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia.
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I believe the mind is a powerful thing. Knowing how to command your mind doesn't come naturally or easily. I have experienced first hand the destructive power it wielded on my own self worth and confidence when I started to believe all the negative baloney it concocted, especially in times of stress. At the other end of the spectrum, I've also witnessed it's amazing ability to create, analyse, learn and be a force that inspires.
In a former life as an engineer, I used my mind to solve problems, manage people and juggle deadlines. I worked on major projects with large budgets and tight schedules in an unyielding environment that left little time for self reflection. I’m familiar with the high expectations that are placed on us at work, but how often do we stop to think about where those high expectations are coming from? We are often our own worst critics, setting unrealistically high standards and being the perpetrator of a lot of the pressure we find ourselves under in stressful times. I had to learn to be kind to myself before I could properly manage my stress and anxiety, eventually becoming the commander of my own mind. Yoga taught me how to get there.
PT for the Mind, tailors techniques to master your own mind.
Work one on one with us, to feel at home in your body and more in control of your life.
I first discovered Yoga in high school and did not realise how lucky I was to have small private group yoga classes for almost 3 years. Studying Engineering and Science at university I got caught up in the stress and excitement of a new chapter in my life and didn't practise for 6 years. I often thought about Yoga fondly but had convinced myself at the time that I didn't have the time or money. Which was true but not true at the same time.
Once I had finished studying and started working full time as a professional engineer, I finally gave myself permission to start practicing Yoga again. Getting back into yoga was like coming home. It was such a deep profound experience of peace that just enveloped me often during and after the class and I realised how much I had missed it from my life. So I decided to make a promise to myself that I would find a way to keep yoga going on in my life. That’s when I started exploring the idea of Yoga Teacher Training just to learn more about this deep feeling of peace I was experiencing from yoga.
Driven by curiosity, I wanted to know if there is a way to guide people to this peaceful place, because I thought that would be an amazing thing to share. To open up that door for people. A peaceful sanctuary that exists in everyone that very few people even realise. So I think that deep peaceful place for me was accessed through Relaxation, at the very end of the class in savasana and I think that peaceful place I experienced was Purusha/Ashunya. So if I can lead people to experience this within themselves during a class, I think that would be really rewarding.
I am continuously learning and have completed a 2 year Diploma in Yoga Teaching through the Academy of Yoga Learning (now called Academy of Yoga and Mind Body Education) in 2016, explored mental health through the lens of eastern and western psychology in Mental Health Training for Yoga Teachers with Michael de Manincor and Janet Lowndes and have completed First Aid and Mental Health First Aid Training in 2017.
Teaching one on one and restorative yoga has been the most rewarding work I have ever done. I share my insight and experience of personally practicing yoga and meditation through my blog in order to get people to approach the practice with curiosity and pleasure rather then see it as a chore. Every week I aim to answer questions from the PT for the Mind community so that they feel excited and empowered to practice and gain the benefits of yoga and meditation as a tool for self discovery, personal development and managing stress and tension.
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