about

I respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land that I live and work on, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin nation, and to all traditional custodians. I pay respect to elders past, present and emerging and to the profound wisdom and beauty of the land that holds, sustains and homes us.

Explore and experience embodied mindfulness, connection, awareness and access optimal health and presence in a safe, supportive, impartial space. When we feel, we heal. Welcome home. 

My clients range from babies to seniors with a broad range of conditions, concerns and goals. As a therapist and facilitator, I support you to become aware of the sensations of your body in the present moment, to engage with your immediate felt experience and explore your relationship with yourself, others and nature.  "Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside ourselves....Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past". (Bessel A. van der Kolk)

Values

My values as a therapist and facilitator are mutual respect, acceptance and non judgement. In our sessions we work together establishing your concerns and intentions and meeting you, in the moment, exactly as you are.  Awareness is the first step towards change. A variety of techniques and practices are tailored to you providing a supportive hand with wisdom and experience to meet, resource and facilitate re-organisation of any concerns you are encountering.  I offer modalities that I have found invaluable in navigating life and challenges from traumatic events, grief and loss, pain and injury to a deep felt sense of understanding of myself and increasing inner strength, wholeness and creative expression.   

Bio

Thaedra Frangos is a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist; freelance movement artist; facilitator of Wayapa Wuurrk© (earth mindfulness); meditation and yoga facilitator; and dancer.

Thaedra lives on Wadawurrung country and is a Gourrmjanyuk (Wemba Wemba) and Dhudhuroa Theddora Mittung Yaitmathang descendant through her maternal lineage. Thaedra has an intention to support awareness of and reverence for the incredible wisdom of our first peoples in a present day context as a pathway to holistic wellness, healing and connection.

Thaedra is inspired by lived experience and extensive explorations of the body through movement, dance, feeling, nature, yoga, somatic meditation, Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, ongoing research, Indigenous healing and embodied mindfulness. Thaedra’s unique approach is to support clients with tailored skills and resources drawing on various modalities and to encourage health to shine through. 

Thaedra is known for her ability to hold a generous, safe, compassionate and impartial space for clients to feel and explore what is going on at a deep level resulting in greater access to health. Thaedra’s treatments encompass consideration of the whole person and invoke a feeling of being held and listened to inspiring trust in the wisdom of the body and our innate healing power.

Prior to working in the healing arts, Thaedra developed skills in deep listening and holding space while working as a lawyer facilitating complaint resolution, policy, research and outreach for the Ombudsman, Privacy Commissioner, Aboriginal Affairs. Thaedra has facilitated yoga in diverse settings since 2009 including teaching pre and post natal yoga and has practiced as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist since 2016 and Wayapa Wuurkk® facilitator since 2018. Thaedra has worked with clients of all ages and stages including babies and children, as well as exploring emotions and trauma and supporting clients to connect to their core and resource to their health and inner wisdom invoking healing.

Qualifications:

2018 - Accredited Wayapa© Practitioner (Wayapa Wuurrk©, June, 2018)

2017 – Post Grad Working with Mothers, Babies and Children (Body Intelligence)

2017 – Post Grad Pain is Really Strange (Steve Haines, Body Intelligence)

2016 - Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist (Body Intelligence, 2 year Diploma)

2016 – Awakening the Body 10 week meditation course (Dharma Ocean)

2014 – Touching Enlightenment: Introduction to Meditating with the Body (Dharma Ocean)

2013 – Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga (Yoga Synergy, Sydney)

2011 – Chandra Krama (Moon Sequence) Certification (Matthew Sweeney – Yoga Temple)

2010 – Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training (Australian Yoga Academy)

1996 - BA/LLB (Deakin University)