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Lissie Turner

The Yoga Shack
North Byron
For 15 years Lissie worked as a broadcaster for the ABC; through 10 luminous years as “Mel in the Morning’ on Triple J and 5 more casually in local regions. During this time, her behind the scenes love for yoga kept her swimming during many heady years. Through this prolific time with her practice by her side, a journey of deep-self inquiry was propagated – observing particularly the insecurities and uncertainties of the human condition that cultivate much of human suffering.As the extent of this journey deepened, Lissie turned a 22-year drinking career into sobriety and a twenty year practice of yoga into her foundational focus for life, becoming a teacher, studio owner, yoga therapist and student of the yoga sutras. Along with her husband, they built - The Yoga Shack in the Byron Shire, where they currently teach and encourage others through classes, workshops and retreats to lead a courageous and disciplined existence that forms a platform for a joyfully selfless life. Lissie is the creator of triple j’s Like a Version, the sacred women’s sharing event 'Stories from the Sisterhood' as well as ‘The Yoga of Communication’ a seminar for both corporate and spiritual, that looks at communication as one of the great tools of self-evolution. Focused on yoga for healing, Lissie specializes in illness, injury and addiction recovery with classical breath techniques at the core of 80% or her clinic work. With continuing studies at the side of her teacher – acclaimed Yoga Therapist, Sanskrit Scholar and MD, Dr N Chandrasekaran - in the field of Yoga Therapy and of the yoga sutras, Lissie’s goals are to assist others in subduing issues within the body, disturbances that sit more deeply, the empowerment of women and at the heart of her focus, the elimination of stress; recognizing it as a contributing factor in all disease pathology. Combining two decades of communication experience with 20 years of study in health and wellbeing, Lissie helps others to become aware of their immense strength and the preciousness of their own experience; to them turn back inward to begin 'to see' that which is unmoving and incorruptible.