Welcome to Lazuli Wellbeing

We are a holistic therapies centre based in a beautiful renovated church hall in the Hepburn Springs Daylesford area. We bring together practitioners in massage, naturopathy, ancient art of sound medicine, the latest thinking in kitchen medicine and yoga for all beings. Let me introduce the people that make up Lazuli WellBeing:

Melina Strachan
My name is Melina, I grew up in Melbourne Australia, my family and I did our tree change a few years ago to central Victoria... a couple of acres in the bush between Daylesford and Kyneton. After a 3 month stint in 2014 in Ubud Bali we upped sticks and moved into Hepburn Springs where we have been renting the most fabulous space complete with yoga studio and clinic space.....Lazuli WellBeing was born.....

Lazuli comes from Lapis Lazuli gemstone and it's association with the medicine Buddha. Our family has a growing connection with Buddhism my partner has been a practising Buddhist for many years and our children attend the Daylesford Dharma School

I am a certified Naturopath, Nutritionist, Massage Therapist, Student Yoga Teacher and Mother to 3 little go-getter kidlets (+ 2 gorgeous step kids). I'm a member of ANTA Australian Natural Therapists Association

In short I'm obsessed with food....feeding my family well and the concept of kitchen medicine - good health starts with what goes in your mouth.

It has been such a journey to learn how to cook real, whole, nourishing food - there is such a lot of information out there, I've been studying and researching for years and would love to share what I have learned and unlearned along the way, helping you to attain your health goals. Also I've recently begun my teacher training in yoga....I'm sure I wont be able to resist sharing some of the pearls I come across during this foray as well.

Shohn Murnane
Whilst being my partner which makes him an integral part of, well, everything, he is a musician and qualified holistic counsellor.

He has been a practising Buddhist for years and brings a science take that grounds the spiritual aspects of his undertakings as a counsellor and sound therapist.

Shohn sees clients privately in our clinic or in your home whilst also holding sound medicine sessions public and private (his personal love)

Guest practitioners

Frances Paderno - Yoga
Where do I start...Frances has been our personal yoga teacher for a number of years and there is nothing quite like her teaching style with her 20+ years of yoga study and her unique understanding of the science of yoga. It's been with great pleasure to have her teach at Lazuli, she offers Asana classes in Ashtanga, Hatha and Yoga Therapy as well as theory classes in Kitchen Medicine and Tantra studies.

Chitra Stern - Yoga
Chitra offers a beautiful flowing class sharing her years of experience and knowledge gained traveling regularly overseas to study and go on retreat. Chitra donates the proceeds to charity, currently it's being given to the Daylesford Dharma School.

Susie Verity
Susie is an experienced yogini studying yoga for many years before sharing her knowledge in a teaching capacity. Susie will share with us a journey into Yin Style Yoga and Hatha Yoga.  Cost $18 casual $150 for a 10 pass card
ph 0456 598 491

Kellie Youl
Kellie has spent years immersed in the healing arts of meditation and herbal medicine, her dedication to a sustainable lifestyle internal and external shows through in her teaching style. Cost $18 casual $150 for a 10 pass card                                                                                          
ph 0427 537 166  

Suzi Donovan
Suziis an experienced yogini who has taught children, teenagers and adults for many years in Melbourne. More recently, she has specially trained in the Satyananda tradition to teach Yoga Nidra. We are so very pleased to have her join us to teach Yoga Nidra.

Annshar Wolfs
We are so excited to have Annshar join the Lazuli Yoga Team teaching in both Daylesford and Ballarat. she brings with her love, passion and experience for Iyengar Yoga. Iyengar classes are $23 per 1.5hr class
ph 0432 505 463

Jan Tepper
Jan’s extensive experience as a physiotherapist in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and pain conditions gives her a strong knowledge of the body and health issues. Her varied classes offer a balance of strengthening and calming poses with a strong emphasis on self-awareness and just having fun. Jan qualified as a yoga teacher in 2004 to continue her passion for helping people to restore and enhance their wellbeing through yoga. Cost $18 casual $150 for a 10 pass card

Riki Edelsten
Riki has been practicing yoga for nearly twenty years and teaching for the past seven years. She is a certified 500hr Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Pre/Post-Natal Yoga Teacher and has completed a Diploma in Oriental Therapy and Shiatsu Massage. Riki integrates Meridian and Five Element theory into yoga classes, along with Vipassana and Mindfulness meditation techniques, and her love of dance and music.  Riki is passionate about sustaining natural ecosystems and sees yoga as a pathway to create healthy people, communities and environments. Cost $18 casual $150 for a 10 pass card