Physiyoga’s Mission is:
To provide excellence in holistic physiotherapy; we are highly skilled, hands-on professionals who use therapeutic exercise with a friendly and caring approach.
We aim to
- Do more than just alleviate pain – we want to also improve function.
- Work with you toward your goals and objectives to help you reach your full potential.
Physiyoga’s logo is based on the elephant-headed Ganesha: His trunk representing strength with sensitivity and large ears for acute listening. He has many arms, in our case representing the many duties we juggle in everyday life and the many varied approaches to treatment we offer at Physiyoga. Ganesha is also worshipped as the remover of obstacles.
Emily Smith - Physiyoga
B. Physio (1st Class Hons)
Trained in the Integrated Systems Model
Yoga Teacher (RYS 500)
Emily Smith is a fully qualified Physiotherapist, with training in The Pilates Method. Emily was introduced to Pilates as a Physiotherapy student and subsequently underwent training with Dance Medicine Australia to become certified in the method. Emily practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at the Adelaide Ashtanga Yoga Shala for five years before deciding to deepen her study in India, combining it with a three month volunteer program working in Nepal. In Mysore, Karnataka, She found Mr Bharath Shetty (a direct disciple of Guru BKS Iyengar) and Bharath’s approach to yoga resonated with Emily's study of movement therapy. Emily's her six week stay turned into four and a half months at his internationally recognised yoga school Yoga India where she gained her first yoga teaching qualifications.
Once back in her hometown of Strathalbyn, Emily started the first and only Pilates program and also started teaching Yoga classes. In 2011 she recommenced her Yoga and Pilates program an in February 2012 she opened Physiyoga. She returned to Mysore, India in late 2012 to complete her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Qualification (RYS500).
In January 2013, the popularity of Physiyoga’s classes and clinic saw it outgrow its humble beginnings and it reopened at its current location in Rankine St, Strathalbyn.
Emily also enjoys playing netball and softball and also has a new found interest in running. She hopes to increase her running capacity in 2013.
Physiyoga welcomes enquiries from Physiotherapists, Pilates and Yoga Instructors interested in joining our wholistic health team.