Joanne Oliver – Yogic Psychology/Philosophy Lecturer
Since returning to Melbourne I have combined further studies in yoga and psychoanalytic perspectives, which together with work in various service industries, has provided an in depth experience of the complexities involved in assimilating these disparate cultural influences.
Over the years I have found that my different educations across four countries and cultures, along with the practise of yoga and reflection on the eternal principles, has developed in me a desire to further understand and integrate these differences.
I am now in a position where I would love to inspire in others who are pressured by modern Western life, to find in the practise of yoga, the understanding and quietness of mind that has enriched my life.
With a view to developing these experiences into a more formal teaching practise, I have been studying Certificate IV in Training & Education, teaching yogasana to private students, lecturing in Eastern Philosophy and attending the School of Philosophy in Hawthorn for a comparative study of Western and Eastern thought.
The enjoyment that I have found in my various studies has given me an enthusiasm to encourage students to experience the richness of integrating the best of Eastern and Western Philosophy and practices.