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Sal Flynn is a highly experienced Yoga therapy educator, coach, counsellor and psychotherapy supervisor. Sal has trained more than 380 Yoga therapists across a total of 29 deliveries throughout Australia at the Yoga Therapy Institute. She mentors Yoga therapists around the world.


Her formal and informal training blends the disciplines of Yoga, psychotherapy, education, contemplative practice, the arts and mind/body awareness practices. Underpinning her work is more than 35 years of practice and study in the eastern traditions, along with education and internships in Western psychotherapy and Yoga therapies both in Australia and India.


Sal Flynn began practicing yoga 40 years ago and her practice is rooted in the traditions of Sri Krishnamacharya & Swami Gitananda. In recent years she has expanded her inquiry integrating these traditions with the work of Donna Farhi and has assisted Donna in training teachers.


Sal is trained to deliver John Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs. She has a private psychotherapy practice on line and in Byron Bay.


Sal was resident yoga teacher/therapist at Sarah Key Physiotherapy for five years and specialized in helping clients with chronic back pain. She spent seven years as a faculty member of Nature Care College where she trained yoga teachers. She is a psychotherapist and supervisor with The Centre for Existential Practice and former faculty member at Jansen Newman Institute.


As a yoga teacher and therapist she emphasizes the intimate interplay of the physical body with the mental, emotional and spiritual to bring all dimensions of embodied being into awareness.


She is a Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), and a Senior Member of Yoga Australia and AAYT.