Universal Practice, Yoga and Pilates

Philosophy

Universal Practice is about a shifting of states – a process that brings strength and motion to our mind and body. By recognising that restoring one will have a flow on affect to the other, we celebrate the power to change and the ability to heal, moving forward in a completely connected way.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson is a physiotherapist, clinical Pilates and yoga instructor.

Sammy has been practicing as a physiotherapist for 8 years and currently works in elite spot with the Victorian Gymnastic team, specialising in biomechanical retraining, elite sports injury management and exercise-based rehabilitation.

This, combined with her own experiences as a competitive athlete, extensive travel though India and the Himalayas, and her love of the outdoors, has inspired Sammy to develop a unique model that brings scientific-based ‘clinical wellness’ (physiotherapy and Pilates) together with holistic Eastern therapies and philosophies (yoga and meditation).

Teachers

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson is a physiotherapist, clinical Pilates and yoga instructor.

Sammy has been practicing as a physiotherapist for 8 years and currently works in elite spot with the Victorian Gymnastic team, specialising in biomechanical retraining, elite sports injury management and exercise-based rehabilitation.

This, combined with her own experiences as a competitive athlete, extensive travel though India and the Himalayas, and her love of the outdoors, has inspired Sammy to develop a unique model that brings scientific-based ‘clinical wellness’ (physiotherapy and Pilates) together with holistic Eastern therapies and philosophies (yoga and meditation).

Clara Baini

Clara is a physiotherapist, Pilates and yoga instructor. She has a passion for helping people achieve their physical goals, improving well being and creating positive change. She has extensive Pilates and yoga experience using clinical Pilates and yoga as a method of rehabilitation and injury prevention. She has a special interest in treating shoulder injuries which stems from her time as an elite swimmer.

Tori Deague

Tori is a physiotherapist and clinical Pilates instructor.  She has a passion for Pilates and Yoga to complement training and performance in sports.  She loves working with pregnant women and Mums to ensure they have the best experience possible during and after pregnancy, by providing appropriate and specific treatment along with thorough education.

Fiona Jacobs

Fiona is a titled sports physiotherapist and clinical pilates instructor. She has worked in the elite
sports and performance medicine setting for over 10 years, and is currently head
physiotherapist with the AFLW Western Bulldogs Football Club team. Previous career
highlights include working and travelling with Cirque du Soleil, Gymnastics Victoria, and
Western Bulldogs/Footscray Football Club in the VFL during their premiership year. Fiona loves
working with athletes, performers and recreational weekend warriors alike, utilising
biomechanical screening assessment, manual therapy and specific exercise prescription to help
each individual reach their full potential, and stay healthy.

Scott Hulm

Scott is passionate about Sports Physiotherapy and has completed his Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. Scott has a long history in competing in high level sport in both the AFL and Cricket, and also works as the Senior Physiotherapist at the Old Melbourneans Football Club in the VAFA.  Scott uses an intelligent, considered and client specific approach to sports medicine and wellbeing.

James Barjasic

James is a physiotherapist and clinical pilates instructor.

Anne-Marie Boys

Anne-Marie is a physiotherapist and clinical pilates instructor specialising in orthopaedics.

Sarah Templer

Sarah is a physiotherapist, yoga and meditation teacher. She specialises in neurological conditions, breath-work and all her classes have strong emphasis on the mind-body connection.

Aimee Turner

Aimee is a physiotherapist and clinical Pilates instructor.  Having competed as an elite gymnast and pole vaulter, Aimee understands first hand the determination and precision required to reach such physical and mental heights.  She compliments her elite sports background with a holistic, grounded and caring approach to physiotherapy intertwining all elements of wellbeing.

Caroline Ray

Caroline is a physiotherapist and Pilates instructor.  With a thorough understanding of human capacity and development she promotes positive movement for every body. This is carried into her role as senior physiotherapist at the Old Melburnians Football Club and across her own physical activities. Caroline empathises with desk-bound workers after her previous legal career. She believes that anyone can harness their neuroplasticity to improve physically, which uplifts the spirit and enhances well-being

Bianca Van Engelen

Bianca is passionate about improving wellbeing and creating positive change. She has a Master’s degree in psychology and has been practising yoga and meditation for many years. It’s Bianca’s joy and intention to help make meditation welcoming and accessible for everyone. During the meditation class, you will enjoy a blend of mindfulness, pranayama, yoga philosophy and positive psychology. You will leave the class more vibrant, rejuvenated, balanced and reconnected.

Rosie Wilson

Rosie is a 500 hour yoga and meditation teacher, having studied extensively through Asia, Europe and USA.  Her osteopathic background accompanied with her knowledge of ancient yoga philosophy compliment each other to help people return to their natural state, free from blockages and tensions that no longer serve us in our daily lives.  Rosie creates a unique, creative and soulful healing experience in our Yin Sound Bath.

Abby

Abby is a physiotherapist, Pilates and clinical yoga instructor. Her depth of knowledge, understanding and precision of human movement allows her to deliver a holistic approach to movement and medicine, that is grounded in science. She is particularly focused through her work around the pelvis and spine.