BodyMindLife Byron Bay is a place of healing dedicated to yoga, Pilates, health and wellness. Sustainably-built, the large-scale centre located in the heart of Byron includes three yoga and Pilates studios, an apparel boutique, full-spectrum infrared sauna with Himalayan salt wall, hot and cold plunge pools, oxygen therapy and more.
‘I use Byron Massage Clinic to treat little niggles and injuries picked up during martial arts training. Byron Massage Clinic is definitely the best in the Bay. Karina and Brooke both take plenty of time to get to know you and leave you feeling 10 times better.’ – Andrew Dennis
A senior Prana Vinyasa yoga teacher trainer and mentor, Delamay’s dance background provided her with a natural progression to teaching yoga with a curiosity to delve deeper into the rhythm of the breath, the flow of the body and the formlessness of meditation.
A unique boutique studio nestled in the heart of Byron Bay. Space Yoga offers Pilates, barre, meditation, reiki, energy healing and a string of workshops to provide a holistic experience for individuals of all abilities. Each session is a personalised invitation to optimise wellbeing, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
- Byron Bay’s Jonson Street is home to Thai Sabai Massage where, for the past ten years, ancient Eastern techniques are practised daily.
- Take time out to de-stress, relax, rejuvenate and re-align your life force, maintaining your health and vitality through massage and therapeutic manipulation. A quality experience!
- Thai Sabai is Byron Bay’s ‘best massage experience’.
Unfold Massage derives its name from the act of unfolding. From this action springs a philosophy: First the table unfolds. Next, you unfold. And then, things begin to unfold.
- Remedial massage therapy
- Sports massage therapy
- Health fund rebates available
Mint Pilates teaches the true and original, Pilates method exercise system by passionate, highly trained and skilled instructors. The studio is fully equipped with the best apparatus from Pilates Designs LLC, New York. Learn to make your body strong. Really strong.
Movement Intelligence offers five training systems for optimal postural re-education:
- Bones for Life – building bone resiliency
- Chairs – healthy sitting for good postural support
- Walk For Life – improve your walking pattern
- Mindful Eating – uses the ‘Hungry Wolf Model’
- Solutions for Dysfunction
‘I have attended many retreats for over 10 years but none of these compare to the transformational journey I experienced at Byron Bay Detox Retreats. If you’re looking to reconnect with yourself at a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, this is the retreat for you. Nat and her beautiful team of healers were amazing. I felt safe and supported to open up and do the steps to make the shift.’ – Mel
Eléme Day Spa has been designed for the ever-evolving, ever-changing, magnificent you. Their stellar menu is designed to flex, so their therapists can personalise each treatment to best suit you… your body, your skin, your mood on the day of your visit.
- Byron Bay’s best eco-luxe accommodation for large groups.
- Inspiring architecture and interiors, stunning rural location fringed by rainforest, 10 minutes to the beach and within cooee of all that Byron has to offer!
- The perfect venue for wellness and healing retreats.
- Self-inquiry guided by Gangaji and Eli Jaxon-Bear.
- Waking up from the personal trance of suffering through the teachings of the Enneagram.
- Offering courses and personal mentoring for awakening from egoic suffering, and learning the skills to assist and guide others in their awakening.
Sangsurya, a Sanskrit inspired word meaning ‘a place where the sun reaches everybody’, is a unique jewel in Byron Bay’s crown. A social enterprise built on the foundation of love, pure intention, and service to humanity, this beautiful sanctuary in the heart of Byron has been a place of refuge and healing for thousands, for over 30 years.
- A short scenic journey into Byron Bay’s hinterland lies a magical sanctuary.
- Stand between two of the tallest crystals on earth. Sit in an ancient amethyst cave. Wander through the tranquil Shambhala Gardens and rainforest.
- Enjoy the breathtaking views while you sip on local coffee, enjoy a delicious lunch and homemade desserts.
- Surf Getaway’s mission is to inspire and empower women to reach their full potential through surfing.
- Designed by women for women, you’ll be coached by some of the best females in the business.
- Join one of their surf clinics or surf tours and learn to surf today!
Holistic facial, intuitive massage, energy healing, face reflexology.
‘Lea’s approach is meticulous and five-star luxe all the way and I felt like a queen! A must-try!’ – Judy
‘I loved my facial and I mostly loved that it was not only about skin beauty but a little gift for my soul as well.’ – Augustina
‘I had my first HIFU with Kirsty just before The Logies in 2019 and was inundated with so many compliments, that it took me by surprise. My skin quality continued to improve over the next few months and so did the positive remarks! I’ve since had another HIFU with Kirsty, and once again, I’m being asked questions, mostly about what my secret is. It’s simple, my secret is HIFU with Kirsty.’ – Kerry Armstrong 2020
‘Michael Bartura is an accomplished therapist and gifted teacher … and deeply knowledgeable about mindfulness and positive neuroplasticity. He combines high analytical intelligence with the imagination and verbal abilities of a poet. He’s warm, off-the-charts emotionally intelligent, and profoundly trustworthy … anyone who works with him will benefit greatly. I have!’
– Rick Hanson PhD, author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness
- HLT42015 – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy.
- Course runs from January to September 2021.
‘Laura has been exceptional. Her knowledge is second to none. The way she teaches is very concise and flows extremely well. A pleasure to have her as our tutor.’ – Certificate IV in Massage Therapy student
Bangalow ‘Aura-Soma changed me, changed my thinking, my feelings, the way I move. I’ve gained an awareness of my intuition and an awareness of my body.’ – Gregor ‘I reached a point where I knew I had to change, I was so far away from myself. The process with Aura-Soma was like peeling the layers […]
Byron Bay Exotics continues an alchemic tradition of carefully extracting the therapeutic qualities from the calendula flower. The organically grown and hand processed Gold+ Calendula flower oil is an infusion with hemp seed, macadamia and olive oils to create high potency nourishing oils and medicinal balms for skin and body care.
100% pure, genuine, certified organic oils ethically sourced from around the world. Free Spirit honours environmental, regional, economic, indigenous and social values with sustainable integration. Their commitment is that their business dealings only impact positively in any of these aspects.
Founded in 1979, Fundies Organic Wholefood Market is a leading retailer of natural and organic foods in the Northern Rivers region. Offering free naturopathic support and advice in store plus a great range of quality vitamins, supplements and organic food options. Located on Keen Street, in Lismore’s town centre.
- Happy Belly Probiotics manufacture high quality probiotic kombucha and water kefir sodas that are batch brewed in Billinudgel.
- Delicious, naturally flavoured and made with certified organic ingredients sourced as close to home as possible.
- Happy Belly Probiotics also produce kombucha scoby brew kits to make your own delicious beverage at home.
The Happy Herb Company supplies a wide variety of herbs and herbal blends that support healthy living, alternative solutions, and protect the environment. Their mission is empowering people to optimise their health, whilst promoting sustainable, ethical, and heart-based living practices. For nutrition, well-being, ceremony, reconnection with nature, conscious partying, or breaking addiction
Life Cykel is an evolutionary mushroom biotechnology company focussed on creating sustainable and harmonic ecosystems, utilising mushrooms and mycelium as valuable fuel sources to help awaken humanity to new heights of greatness and eternal light.
Mullum Mandala – Crystal Sanctuary is a new crystal outlet that has more to offer than the eye can see. It is a high-vibrational and beautiful space, created by people that are passionate about the stones that they are working with, and one can feel this when entering the premises.
Mullumbimby Farmers Market hosts more than 60 stallholders every Friday, offering the region’s best and freshest produce. A huge range of healthy whole foods and artisan food products. A beautiful breakfast location with more than nine breakfast stalls preparing nutritious meals from market-fresh produce.
Set in a beautiful location between the river and the beach, the New Brighton Farmers Market is a friendly and relaxed community-focused market, offering the freshest local produce. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, seafood, sourdough bread, pastured eggs, cheeses, tempeh, nuts, olives, spices, coffee, honey and more.
- Sea Goddess celebrates the sacred art and ancient practices of organic fusion, hand blending, and burning rich aromatic ingredients found in tree and plant resins from all around the world.
- Sustainably sourced and 100 per cent natural, Sea Goddess Earth Incense retains a sensory allure to enliven the spirit and mesmerise the senses.
- Learn new movement habits to reduce pain and get back to enjoying everyday.
- Change movement patterns that limit your vitality, find freedom in your own body.
‘Pilates with Brigid was a game changer for me. It was like someone lifted a brick off my back, and I still have that feeling!’ – Kate Curtin, Ballina
The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists says too much sugar consumption means many Australians are literally eating themselves blind.
Australians will achieve better health outcomes when self-care is a priority of the healthcare system and federal government policy, says the Director of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at SCU, Jon Wardle.
Working from home brings its own special challenges, but a recent study of public servants has shown women in particular see themselves as winners from more flexibility about work locations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s Mental Health Month, and there’s no question that in 2020, across Australia, people’s mental health conditions have escalated significantly.
There are over 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia and about 904,000 in NSW. National Carers Week is a chance to give something back.
New research from the University of South Australia suggests there are perils associated with a late bedtime for kids and parents.
Boaties all swear there’s nothing better than being in a boat. Now there’s some evidence they might be right.
Each year, over 950 children are diagnosed with cancer in Australia. Cure Cancer has launched The Buddy Box to help kids who have cancer and also aid cancer research.
The Australian Red Cross has revealed 82% of Australians are worried they could catch COVID-19 from a first aid emergency that involves performing CPR.
New research shows that a healthy weight and coffee consumption may help lower the risk of high-risk drinkers developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis, which causes 300,000 deaths each year.
Mind Medicine Australia’s Tania de Jong AM and Peter Hunt AM recently spoke in a public webinar about the emerging role of psychedelics in mental health treatment.
The Australian federal government’s Nip Allergies in the Bub initiative is part of the National Allergy Strategy.
Women are more likely than men to develop thyroid problems. The good news is that keeping fit can keep the thyroid healthy.
New research confirms that the act of smiling can trick your mind into being more positive, simply by moving your facial muscles.
Many young people are seriously worried about the climate emergency, with feelings of helplessness leading to adverse health impacts. In response, SCU has created a new adventure app.
There is no universal definition of bullying, but it is widely agreed amongst researchers that there are three essential elements: that the behaviour is ongoing, that it is intended to be harmful, and that there is a power imbalance.
Yoga is more ancient than most people realise. Sanskrit recordings of Ayurvedic medicine and practises date back over 5000 years to India. The food, the yoga asanas and the meditation form a symbiotic circle.
National Pain week starts today with the launch of a major new survey from Chronic Pain Australia which shows a serious deterioration in the way chronic pain sufferers feel medical professionals have helped them manage their pain since COVID-19.
Particularly apt in this tough times, World Breastfeeding Week falls in a time where mothers have had to deal with all the standard challenges as well as some new ones due to the current pandemic.
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art which is practised by many people around the world today for its health benefits.
New medical research appears to confirm the ancient Tibetan Buddhist belief that hearing is the last sense to go when people die.
Singing isn’t just a way to bring joy to yourself and others, it also brings many health and healing benefits.
Elders around the world have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. For those living with dementia, the new restrictions have made things even more difficult. Dementia Australia has launched a new campaign urging Australians to keep the world open for people living with dementia, not just during the pandemic, but every day.
Yoga is continuing to rise in popularity in Australia and around the world. Research from Roy Morgan shows that the popularity of yoga has doubled since 2008, with over two million Australians participating.
Amidst the current turmoil, there have been sparks of creativity and talk of the world emerging greater than it was before. In many ways, this is most important for the youth to embrace and that is exactly what Junior Landcare Australia’s ‘What’s in your backyard?’ campaign has shone a light on.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. Who would have thought they would have such good tips for cold-proofing your house and staying warm and cosy this winter.
St Francis of Assisi once said ‘for it is in the giving that we receive.’ But you don’t need sandals and a lot of pets to find out if that’s true. According to scientific research, helping others doesn’t just feel good, it has measurable health benefits.
After taking a break for the COVID-19 lockdown, Bangalow-based crystal bed healer Emma Bellamy is taking bookings again and preparing to re-open fully on July 20.
Remedial massage was one of the first essential services to be re-opened by the government after COVID-19 struck. Based in Byron Bay, massage therapist Yasmin Lang has been continuing to help clients who are struggling with aches and pains at this time. She offers treatment in the safety of a warm and nurturing space.
Since the 1950s, plastic has proliferated everywhere. Eight billion tonnes has been thrown away. Nine percent of that has been recycled, and twelve percent has been incinerated. Humans and every other species are constantly exposed to this stuff. Unfortunately, many forms of plastic are fundamentally toxic.
Muhamad Ali was well known for his boxing achievements but less recognized for the fact he was an outstanding mindset changemaker. He once said “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
During lockdown, getting enough fun exercise has been a challenge for a lot of us. For professional dancers trying to maintain their skills and fitness, working alone, it’s been extra tricky. The bonus for people at home who love dancing is the profusion of online learning and training opportunities, many of them free.
‘Let’s focus on what’s going to support the love, the caring. What’s going to support kindness and compassion. Whatever we give our attention to is likely to grow, so much better we put our attention to those things than fear.’
There’s more to mushrooms than meets the eye. Some species provide psychedelic trips, some are delicious to eat, others just want to kill you. But did you know fungi can also survive in space, build things and help with the climate crisis?
With the big upsurge in home cooking lately, and with lots of us having more time than usual, slow food is enjoying a resurgence. One of the most exciting (and environmentally sound) forms of this is solar cooking. As well as tasting incredible, solar cooking is great for your health.
During all this time we have at home, either alone or with family, provides the perfect opportunity to do all the things you didn’t have time for before
New polling suggests Australians are getting worried about what’s happening with their household drinking as the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on.
At the moment many parents are spending more time with their children than ever before, which has its wonderful and awful aspects. There’s been a lot of focus on home-schooling and parents skilling up to become de-facto teachers. But the situation also presents possibilities for parents to learn from their kids – about play.
Honey has been used as a remedy for many ailments across history and has now found its way into people’s pantries across the world, for very different reasons.
Most people try and run away from loneliness. You’ve opened the fridge for the 197th time today and almost exhausted all the good shows on Netflix.
COVID-19 policies from governments and businesses are evolving quicker than I can type. NAB announced today (20/3/20) eligible customers will be able to freeze home loan repayments. China has reported no new local cases of the virus and has successfully managed to ‘flatten the curve’ in the viruses epicentre of Wuhan.
Having not enough iron in your system (anaemia) is a common problem, especially for women, but some people have the opposite problem. Haemochromatosis is an inherited condition that affects one in 200 Australians. It leads people to retain too much iron in the bloodstream.
There’s a theory that all human emotions boil down to fear and love. For every situation that we face in life, there are two basic response paths. Unlike computers though, we’re not binary – humans are more complicated.
Byron Healing spoke to Turquoise Coleman, an internationally acclaimed holistic beautician, Reiki Master, Temple dancer and Transformational practitioner about her life and work.
Perhaps the most misunderstood of all types of addiction, exercise addiction can have some deep-rooted mental and physical effects if ignored. It’s harder to diagnose but easier to treat than most other forms of addiction but the naturally the first question should be – what is exercise addiction?
- Alisa teaches meditation that is simple to learn, effortless to practice, yet profoundly effective.
- Suitable for everyone including beginners and people with restless minds.
- Designed to effortlessly release stress and fatigue from the mind and body.
- Life-affirming – enhances wellbeing, clarity and connection to self and others.
So, with Easter just around the corner, I thought it would be very apt to talk about an ancient food that needs no introduction. Dark chocolate.
One of the ironies of the current situation is that as the pandemic tightens its grip, many people are finding it harder to get the health care they need. Most alternative health practitioners in Australia are no longer able to see patients in person due to new restrictions. Luckily there are a number of people in our region who are ready and willing to bridge this gap using digital communications technology.
Next in our series about local practitioners who are maintaining their practices online at this time of isolation is Lin Bell, a healer and intuitive with many years experience across a range of healing modalities.
Famed for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, this vibrantly coloured botanical has held its spot on the health podium for a long while. Turmeric is a spice I’m sure you’ve heard of and if not, maybe you’ve noticed lattes, gelato and smoothies with a sunset-orange hue. Well, that’s turmeric
We should all be familiar with the health star rating system (out of 5) that we see on some of our staple groceries each week. What you might not be a failure with is that it is outdated and can’t be relied upon; especially if this is the only measure you look at when deciding if a product is healthy or not.
The onset of rain after a long dry spell is always a welcome relief, and though no-one wants to complain about life-giving water, extended cloudy periods can cause health issues.
Over the last decade, general medication use has only slightly increased however, the use of antihistamines alongside allergy and cold-and-flu drugs has risen by 3 million (tablets per year).
We all know the dangers of smoking. It has been unequivocally proven that cigarettes and cigarette smoke are a direct path to lung cancer and many other diseases. The latest scientific review of vaping nicotine has concluded it is an effective quitting aid for smokers and could help to substantially reduce smoking rates in Australia. […]
Find the secret to wellbeing and you’ve surely found the modern-day Holy Grail of peace, happiness and health – but how often do our busy lives divert us in the wrong direction? Can making small changes really result in big outcomes and a stronger sense of what you really need? At Aura-Soma, we think so! […]
We all hope to see a future where the big ‘C’ word isn’t so scary and that cancers can be treated and cured with the same effort that it takes to clear up a throat infection. We are one step close to that according to a new study.
You would be forgiven not knowing Australia has an obesity problem, given the area we live in. But through all the açai bowls, soy lattes and vegan delicacies, there is a real problem. It is said that our obesity epidemic is so dire that is undermining expert attempt to reduce cardiovascular disease.
Most new years resolutions fail. Research has shown that although resolutions made at the start of a new year are ten times more likely to be followed through, most of them still fail. But why? And how do we avoid this?
Cortisol is the new catch cry in conversations about obesity and weight loss and the impact on overall weight management, and stress and weight gain may be bedfellows in that discussion.
All over the world people want to change the way they look by using cosmetic treatments and a recent study shows that both surgical and nonsurgical procedures are on the rise.
Bin? Flush? Bury? What do you do with those leftover drugs? The incorrect disposal of medicines can have a major impact on the environment, a fact that has been reinforced in a recent study by Monash University.
It happens every year. Despite our best efforts – and promises to ourselves – healthy eating habits seem to fall apart in December. In between the family lunches and work parties, it is almost expected that we will eat more than we should, or more than we want to.
Good hearing is the key to enjoying all the wonderful sounds this Christmas – your favourite carols, the sound of delighted children opening their presents and contented chatter from loved ones around the dinner table
Even in the twenty-first century, there are still people who value how they and others look over the really valuable personal assets, but it’s good health that will see you live longer than any other asset in your life – not great boobs or a tight toosh.
The University of South Australia has developed a radically novel vaccination that’s poised to cure a potentially life-threatening condition – peanut allergies could become a thing of the past.
ot a lot of people read the warnings on the thin piece of folded paper with the teeny tiny writing inside their tablet box.
Just to be clear, generally speaking, small testicles are usually not a big health problem. Testicles come in all shapes and sizes. Whether lopsided or symmetrical, they’re all unique. But some men may worry about their size – are they too large or maybe too small?
A recent survey has shown that taking your kids camping can improve your relationship with your kids your partner and the entire family’s wellbeing.
Lachlan Cornell It is easy to forget that there are so many different lifestyles that people choose to live. And I don’t just mean cultural differences – although this may have a lot to do with it. I am talking about those who have little to no contact with the modern world and actively choose […]