Welcome to relax with yoga

My yoga class is for people of all levels of health and experience. In counselling I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss issues, difficulty managing change and people with a history of trauma.

I am a psychologist and yoga teacher with experience in health research, private practice and education. My counselling approach has an emphasis on mindfulness-based techniques, in addition to other approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy. My aim is to help people develop tools to manage their health and feel more at peace with themselves.

Individual Counselling

I provide counselling two days a week at UFS Medical, level 1, 40 Bridge Mall, Ballarat. I also consult on Saturday mornings at 202 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat. People with a mental health care plan from their GP are eligible for a medicare rebate. Its a good idea to book a double appointment with your GP to discuss your health care plan. Please get in touch if you would like to know more. To make an appointment for counselling, call UFS Medical on 5327 0420.

Ballarat Restorative Yoga Class

Wednesday evenings in central Ballarat. More information and dates can be found here. Term 4 starts on 12 October 2016. Places are available. 

Breath Body Mind Program

A six week breathing and qigong (gentle movement) program suitable for people who experience high stress or chronic illness. No experience of yoga or qigong is necessary. The practices are done while lying on the floor or sitting in a chair. The program has been very well received this year. It will be offered twice in 2017. For more information and registration, please contact Amy at UFS Medical on 5327 7777 or email info@ufs.com.au 



"Lisa caters for the individual. Her classes are welcoming, relaxing and most importantly, they build physical and mental wellbeing." Amanda, University of Ballarat

"I left feeling empowered and with knowledge that can be incorporated into my program and with communication with parents. Lisa showed us yoga which we can teach the children to provide them with some calm, strategies to re-energize during the day and how to reflect on our own wellbeing to ensure we are happy and healthy." Rowan View Kinder Staff, Ballarat

Meditation and Relaxation CD

“I love this CD. I’ve listened to others and the voices can be annoying. This one is different; very calming and relaxing. Best nights sleep I’ve had in over a year. If I wake up in the night and can't get back to sleep, I just listen to it a second time" Denise, Mildura.

The CD can be downloaded from www.cdbaby.com

See http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drlisaciechomskilayanand


There are plans underway for recording a new CD in 2016.

Inspirational People ~ Dr Wayne Dyer

Dr Wayne Dyer was one of the most influential motivational speakers and self-help authors. He impacted the lives of thousands of people through his words and teachings. To read some of his life lessons, click here


"What we practice we get good at, whether it be getting stressed or finding peace of mind. Knowing oneself is the first thing. Without knowing our Self first we cannot and will not truly understand the nature of stress, nor can we obtain the lasting happiness or freedom which we are searching for.”

Dr Craig Hassed, Mindfulness consultant, Monash University