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About Nivedita

Nivedita is an experienced teacher, with an integrated accessible approach.

Nivedita has a special focus for: Restoring & Re-energising Health, Imagination & Intuition. Helping people to understand how to recognise and unwind the profound influence of stress, tension and trauma on organs, cognitive processes and emotions. Nivedita highlights the fact that the profound benefit of these practices is powerfully supported by the latest research in neuroscience.

Special focus for: Mantra, Music & Meditation.

Nivedita has extensive experience teaching and conducting weekly classes, workshops and retreats.

Nivedita has previous experience as a Social Worker working in Mental Health, with additional training in Grief Recovery.

Nivedita is Certified in the Grief Recovery Method, and offers private courses in the Grief Recovery Method for dealing with grief, loss and major life changes.

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Nivedita has been teaching yoga, relaxation and meditation full-time since 1980, and running retreats in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and at Killicrankie, on Flinders Island in Tasmania, since 2006.

Nivedita’s yoga classes are designed to suit participants’ needs.

Nivedita also teaches private one-on-one classes as well as school or work group sessions.



  • Ashton Yoga & Meditation Retreat Centre; SA 1982-84.
  • Kuranda Yoga & Meditation Retreat Centre; FNQ 1986-92.
  • St Josephs Convent & Conference Centre, Aldgate Adelaide Hills; S.A. 2003-2008.
  • Woodhouse Activity Centre, Piccadily, Adelaide Hills, SA 2008-2012.
  • Bali Retreat 2014.
  • Killiecrankie Retreats, Flinders Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania; 2012-present.


  • Wollongong, Bulli & Bowral Hospital classes.
  • Wollongong Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers.
  • Wollongong WEA: extensive classes.
  • TAFE: SA Murray Bridge & Mt Barker 1997-99.
  • High Schools : including Gosford, Wolongong, Brookvale & Frenches Forest NSW.
  • Heathfield High, Adelaide Hills; SA
  • Montessori Middle School Stirling, Adelaide Hills SA.
  • Waldorf School, SA.
  • Montessori Primary School Aldgate, Adelaide Hills SA.
  • Kuranda Primary School, FNQ.
  • Aldgate Primary School Aldgate, Adelaide Hills SA.
  • Adelaide Womens Prison, SA.
  • Intellectual Handicap classes various locations NSW.
  • Minda Inc. Disability Services SA.
  • Adelaide University Union Lunchtime Classes.
  • Research Trial: Yoga & Lymphodema ; Dr Maartin Immink; SA University.
  • Extensive Classes & Workshops NSW, Queensland, Tasmania & South Australia 1980-present.