Beverly McCulloch ...
The founder of Healing Heart Yoga, Beverly has a passion for living and sharing Yoga and the lifestyle of Ayurveda for healing and general health and wellbeing. She believes in teaching Yoga to suit the ever changing needs of each individual on all dimensions and respecting function over form. A core philosophy of Healing Heart Yoga is to always care.
Originally from the Manning Valley, Beverly has lived in various towns and cities in Australia and the UK but is now happy to have returned back 'home'.
It was over 25 years ago when Beverly was first introduced to Yoga by her then partner and now husband, Matthew. From that very first class she formed a love of Yoga which continues to grow and thrive. She has had her own daily practice for around 15 years and a dedicated personal practice for the past 12 years.
In 2011 she travelled to India for studies at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai - a definitive turning point in her life. Finding the Yoga authentic and practical, although already a certified Yoga teacher, Beverly then commenced further studies with Agama Yoga Centre for Health & Healing in Melbourne to train to teach in the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya, widely regarded as one of the most influential yogis of modern times. He taught yoga as it applied to the student in front of him so that it was beneficial for the changing needs of the person, traditionally teaching one on one and also applying yoga in a therapeutic manner. In the same year she commenced studies in India in Yoga Therapy where Yoga is applied for healing.
Classes are currently held in Old Bar and Taree (NSW) and surrounding areas.
Beverly is a Registered Level 2 Teacher with Yoga Australia, the peak industry body for Yoga in Australia. She has an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching (Australian Institute of Yoga/Academy of Yoga Learning, Melbourne, Vic), a Certified teacher with Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation (KHYF) and has completed studies in Yoga Therapy with KHYF in Chennai, India and is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Beverly is also a Certified Yoga Health Coach - trained and practiced in the daily habits and routines of Ayurveda. These principles alongside the teachings of Yoga are the basis of her new program Harvest Your Health.
Among other studies, Beverly has also completed a four week program with the KYM, Chennai, 'The Yoga Path to Kaivalyam' studying the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, one of the most important reference texts in Yoga which is integral to her teachings. She has also completed further Yoga Therapy studies on Depression & Addictions.
Ongoing studies include -
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant
exploration of the different tools of yoga including asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, relaxation, philosophy
the ancient art of vedic chanting.
The Healing Heart Yoga studio is located at 34a Eric Street, Taree NSW. The studio is a warm, welcoming and intimate space. Weekly group classes are held here, Yoga Therapy and private classes by appointment, Teacher Training and workshops.
For details on scheduled workshops, please see the Workshops page.
Group classes are also held at the beautiful beachside location of
Old Bar Soldiers Memorial Hall for Tuesday morning and evening classes. Workshops are also held here from time to time - for any scheduled workshops, please see our Workshops page.