Our Story

Kylie Hennessy BSc.- Director/Owner Balance Yoga Sydney  Senior Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Birth Educator, Massage Therapist

After completing a Bachelor Degree in Science (majoring in chemistry and biochemistry) at Sydney University, Kylie began teaching yoga 15 years ago.  Kylie practiced intensely in various forms of yoga such as Okido Yoga, Ki Yoga, and Astanga Yoga and completed a four-year apprenticeship style of training with Body Mind Unlimited in Sydney to teach Hatha Yoga.

From then her life was all about yoga, meditation and healing modalities. Over many years, Kylie explored the chakra system and energy reading in particular the amazing healing qualities of the heart chakra with Karima Hinterleitner, long-term follower of the enlightened Mystic Osho. Kylie worked closely with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Tai Chi and Qi Gong teacher Angela Zhu and trained with Japanese Yoga teachers such as Peter Masters of Zen Central and Jack Marshall of Zen Renaissance Centre. She believes her intimate scientific understanding at a biochemical level helped her to experiences the ancient practices with an open mind and the observation of a true scientist. Over time Kylie developed a deep trust in the amazing healing abilities of the body and mind.

Whist pregnant with her first child in 2001 Kylie trained as a Childbirth Educator and Doula at Birthing Rites Australia. At this time she began to specialise in prenatal yoga inspired by the works of Janet Balaskas and moved further into this field and qualified as a registered Calmbirth® Practitioner with Peter Jackson in Bowral. This training involves the latest application of scientific understanding of the mind/body healing abilities, in particular the relaxation response and it’s application to childbirth. Kylie is an advocate for human rights in childbirth and minimising the unnecessary trauma that can occur during this most vital time of a persons’ life.

The sum of this experience is currently in practice at the centre that Kylie established in 2007 – The Concord Yoga Studio and The Sydney Pregnancy Centre. In 2017, Concord Yoga Studio added two new studios in Glebe and Sydney's CBD, the sum total of this created Balance Yoga Sydney today. 

Kylie also teachers Yoga off site at High Schools and in Corporate Offices  and  is a Yoga Therapist at Wesley Private hospital supporting Recovery from Eating Disorders , Substance Addiction, General Mood Disorders and Anxiety and Depression.

Please enquire with us for any of our Specialty Services which as Yoga Therapy For Hospitals and Recovery, Corporate Wellbeing Programs or School Mindfulness and Yoga Programs.

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