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Jane Wiesner

BA (Hons)
Grad Cert Yoga Therapy
Dip Health (Yoga)
Adv Dip Yoga Teaching
Cert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cert Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Grad Cert Yoga Therapy
Cert Children's Yoga
Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training
Advanced First Aid (Level II) Certificate

(Currently undertaking a PhD with Deakin University.)

Jane has been practicing yoga for over 32 years. She is the Principal of the Body and Mind School of Yoga in Melbourne, and was one of the first of eighteen people in Australia to receive a national accreditation in yoga teaching. She is the President of the newly formed Australian Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as a member of the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Jane has written two yoga books, published in Melbourne by Michelle Anderson Publishing: Who am I? Yoga for Children of All Ages (2003)—which has also been translated into Dutch and released in the Netherlands—and Magic Me: Yoga a Magical Gift for All Ages (2005). She has written regularly for Australian Yoga Life and Fitness Life (Kids Life) magazines, and recently Natural Health magazine.

Apart from Jane's yoga accomplishments, Jane periodically teaches philosophy at Deakin University. Her paper 'The Risk of Demanding "No Risk": The Hypocrisy of Justifiable Principles' was released last year in a Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights (Deakin University) publication, Community Development in a 'Global Risk Society' (2007). Jane presented her paper 'Iniquitous Virtue: The Trials of Virtue in a Global Society' at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities January 11th-14th 2006. Jane's short stories have been published in Deakin University's anthologies Footnotes (1999) and Conjurings: The Magician’s Art (2003).

Jane has a long history associated with youth leadership and children's creative activities, such as dramatic performance, dance and music. She is a playwright; her play Paradise Found was performed by Ithika Productions in the Fringe Festival showcase [After a pause].

Jane continues to pursue her passion for study and is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on psychological freedom—studying Classical Yoga theories in contrast with Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis and Ellis’ rational emotive behaviour therapy. Also, through the Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy, Jane is exploring yoga as a therapeutic aid for treating problematic physical, emotional and mental symptoms.

For her dedication and commitment to learning, Jane was awarded the Golden Key National Honour Society Award for academic achievement and excellence (Deakin Chapter) in 2000.

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