The meaning of Mindstream:
Mindstream comes from the Buddhist term Citta-saṃtāna (Sanskrit)
and is translated as the moment to moment continuity of awareness.
This is a reminder that whatever we do, the awareness lives on from moment to moment. To be aware of that awareness is to live fully in the moment.
Our hectic lifestyle combined with lots of distractions can make us feel lost and disconnected from what we know life should be like: having time to enjoy the sunshine and feeling a real connection with our family, friends and neighbours. Being reminded about the Mindstream can bring us back to what is really important in life.
Hi My name is Lisa Baker and I am a naturopath & level 2 yoga teacher, trained children's yoga teacher.
Herbal medicine and yoga are my main focus, but nutrition and massage are an important part of therapy, as are life style changes. These combined create a powerful healing environment, allowing you to get back into balance.
Nutrition is very important part of changes of life style that is often needed to force change.
Our western diet is often not the best for our body and mind.
All bodies are different, and working your way through all the different diets and recommendations is not always easy.
I will help you work out which foods will work best for your body at this moment.
Together we work out a way to bring you back to balance and health.
Herbs are choses to facilitate uptake and elimination (detox) processes, and to enhance the functioning of the organs and other tissues. Herbs are chosen to suit your body type and temperament.
Massage can be part of the treatment both as a way to alleviate symptoms as wel as helping in the relaxation process, which is integral to healing.
I have experience in working with children with autism and other special needs, and dyslexia and integrate Childrens yoga techniques in treating children.
Education and Certifications
NCN Hilversum, The Netherlands, 1992 - 1997
The Dutch College for Naturopathy - Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Iridology, Massage, Flower Remedies
ACCY - Australian College for Classical Yoga, Blackburn, Vic, 2008 - 2009
Asana, Suttras, Meditation, Pranayama
Donna Farhi Yoga Teacher Training, Christchurch, NZ, 2015
Children's Yoga Teacher Training, Zenergy Yoga, Melbourne, 2012 - 2018
Foundation Children's yoga, Advanced, Yoga Therapy 1 & 2, Yoga Therapy for Children with Special Needs
The world has been created in a certain balance. This balance is not always perfect. Sometimes we go out of balance. Feeling in balance makes us feel happy and connected. Feeling out of balance makes us feel sick, and often lonely.
We are here on earth to keep the our world as well balanced as possible. Every little bit of good we do in our day helps tip the world to being a more balanced, happy and connected place.
Sometimes we need a little nudge to help us in the right direction.
Herbs have always been growing around us to help us find this balance. They reconnect us back to the path we are supposed to follow.
Yoga has the same effect. The philosophy of Yoga teaches us there is no good or bad. The difference in good and bad is that doing good makes you happy, calm, relaxed, doing bad makes you unhappy, tense and stressed. The choice is simple.