About Us

About Jennifer, our Director

Jennifer Berridge Yoga and MassageBorn in New Zealand, Jennifer Berridge has been working and studying in the Natural Health and Therapies field for more than 30 years.

After initially studying Naturopathy for 2 years, Jennifer now holds Diplomas in Swedish, Remedial, Polarity and Chinese Massage.

In addition, Jennifer possesses 18 years Experience in Yoga Therapy. This equips her to specialise in yoga programs at the Studio and at our regular sought-after Retreats.

Jennifer has also studied 6 years of Metaphysics & 5 years of Communications during her time as a practitioner. In the last 7 years, Japanese Needle Therapy has been a holistic addition to the services offered at The Karma Studio.

For the past 3 years, Jennifer has worked tirelessly as a Trainer in Massage Therapy at East West College of Natural Therapies in Caulfield. This has seen her contribute profoundly to the new generation of healers.

Jennifer’s work in these fields is a testament to her ongoing dedication to the health and wellbeing of not only individuals but the community at large.

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About Yolande, our Reflexology Practitioner

We would like to introduce Yolande Perreau, who will be practising Reflexology from the Karma Studio one Wednesday per month.Yo Picture 001 (200x180)

Yolande has been practising Reflexology for the last 14 years around Melbourne. Take an awesome journey with Yolande to work on the points of the feet to activate the healing of the mind, body, emotions and spirit. This involves gently massaging specific reflex points on the feet to relieve tension and treat illness.
Yolande is deeply committed to her own healing journey and brings her sensitivity and expertise to each individual treatment.

 

About Therese, our Pilates Teacher

Therese de Leeuw has been in the fitness industry for almost 30 years and teaching Pilates for 13 years with a wide range of experience.Therese

She has worked in various areas including rehab, gyms, aquarobics, personal training and community fitness.

She has been a lecturer and student assessor for the Australian Institute for Fitness.  Also a manager for the Hyatt gym in Adelaide.

Therese has a BA in Recreation Management, Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness and trained through the Pilates Institute of Australasia.

 

 

About Judith, our Yoga practitioner

Judith stumbled into her first yoga class in 2006, seeking an antidote to hours of sitting at an office desk.  She clicked with yoga immediately, and has been practicing ever since.  Judith holds a 500-hour Diploma of Yoga Teaching, with further training in prenatal/postnatal yoga.  She is a member of Yoga Australia.

The practice of yoga has helped Judith to deal with the everyday stresses of work and raising a young family.  She has experienced the sense of well-being that yoga delivers first-hand.  This is reflected in her classes, which are gentle yet strengthening, with a restorative focus to assist the participant to let go of any stress or tension and to be at one with their mind, body and soul. All of Judith’s classes incorporate pranayama (breathing techniques) and relaxation.

Judith is also a Reiki practitioner, having recently discovered the powerful healing that Reiki can offer.

 

About Sharan, our Office Administrator

Sharan Kafoa has recently joined the team at The Karma Studio. Sharan spent many years working in the corporate areas of medicine and law, as well as graphic design, before becoming a wellness practitioner.

After suffering ill health due to her busy lifestyle, she is now very passionate about health and well-being, and does much of the background administration at the Studio. You will no doubt hear from her through your involvement with us, especially through The Karma Studio’s Blog and monthly E-newsletter, which you can sign up for here by simply sending us a message!

 

 

 

All profile photos by Adrienne Bizzarri Photography