Team

Rachael West

Rachael West Finding Yoga founder

Rachael is Finding Yoga’s founder.  She has more than 15 years experience as a facilitator and learning program designer in the public and third sectors in Australia and UK.

Motivated by a personal experience with fibromyalgia, Rachael left an engineering career to immerse herself in London’s social enterprise sector and learn about different models for health and social care.

Rachael completed a University Diploma in Yogic Education at the University of Lille, France, where her action-research into awareness through movement and perception of stress at work received a mention très bien (highest honours). She also holds first class honours in Civil Engineering.

Rachael is a member of the Institute for Learning Professionals Australia, part of the faculty at The School of Life Perth and a TEDx Perth speaker coach.

Rachael started practicing yoga in 1996 and is an accredited Yoga Australia teacher.

 

Theresa Venz

Theresa Venz Research and yoga assistantTheresa is Finding Yoga’s program assistant and researcher. She brings a background in anthropology and training as a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Shiatsu massage therapist to the role.

Theresa has practiced yoga for more than 20 years and has been teaching since 2011 with Cancer Council WA, Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Bloom Yoga Room.

She also teaches yoga to teenage girls at Standing Strong, a wellness club for girls that aims to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Theresa works privately as a rehabilitation assistant.

 

Nicole Moore

Nicole is our Victorian pain health expert. She delivers “What We Know About Pain” in Yoga for Pain Practitioner Training.

Nicole is a pain management physiotherapist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) and has specialised in the field of neurology and pain for the past 10 years.

She has successfully introduced the ‘mindful movement group’ within tertiary care.  Her wider mission is to help people with pain regain control of their health-care improved access to appropriate yoga programs.