Dr Lisa Ciechomski BA, GradDipEdPsych, DipSatyanandaYoga, MPsych, PhD

Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga Training

2016: Yoga and the Traumatised Body, 2 day Workshop, with Shirley Hicks & Annabel McLisky, TSYA, Abbotsford VIC.

2016: Five day intensive meditation course with Swami Anandakumar, Atmadarshan yoga retreat, TAS.

2015: Breath Body Mind Teacher Training, 5 days, Kripalu, Lenox MA, U.S.A.

2015: Ten day silent Buddhist meditation course, Tushita, Dharamsala, India.

2014: Seven day intensive meditation course with Swami Anandakumar, Rocklyn Yoga Ashram VIC.

2013- 2014: Resident yoga teacher at Rocklyn Yoga Ashram VIC.

2013: Eight week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, Open Ground, Castlemaine VIC.

2011-2012: Fifteen month residential stay at Rocklyn Yoga Ashram VIC.

2008-2011: Diploma of Satyananda Yoga Teaching, Satyananda Yoga Academy, NSW & VIC.

2008: Two six-week residential stays at Rocklyn Yoga Ashram VIC.

2007: Ten day Vipassana silent meditation retreat, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, NSW.

2006: Six week mindfulness meditation course with Dr Craig Hassed, Surrey Hills Medical Centre, VIC.

2005: Five day mindfulness meditation course for health practitioners, The Gawler Foundation, VIC. 

Mindfulness Teaching Experience

2016: Mindfulness, half-day workshop for psychologists, Ballarat VIC.

2014: Mindful yoga: half-day retreat for psychologists, Rocklyn Yoga Ashram VIC.

2013-2015: Mindfulness sessions for Staff at BP Australia, BP Elite and Cenitex, VIC.

2013: Mindfulness weekend retreat, Atma Darshan Yoga Centre, Western Creek, TAS.

2013: Mindfulness, observation & practice: training for psychologists, Australian Psychological Society, Sunshine & Footscray, VIC.  

2013: Mindfulness for year 10 students, Bright Stars Day, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne, VIC.

2013: Mindfulness and positive psychology weekend program, Rocklyn Ashram, VIC.

2012: Mindfulness program for Staff at Methodist Ladies College, Kew; Yoga and mindfulness workshop for rural and remote psychologists, Randwick, NSW; and Mindful bushwalking weekend retreat, Rocklyn Ashram, VIC.

2011-2014: Yoga and mindfulness workshop for postgraduate psychology students, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC.

2010-2013: Mindfulness classes for year 12 students, Well-4-Twelve Program, Methodist Ladies College, Kew, VIC. 

2005- 2008, 2012: Health Enhancement Program (HEP) - holistic lifestyle program for first year medical students with a focus on mindfulness and cognitive techniques, co-ordinated by senior lecturer and meditation practitioner Dr Hassed, Monash University, Clayton, VIC.

2008: HEP and yoga for self-care for paramedic and psychology students, Victoria University, St Albans, VIC.

2006-2007: HEP and mindfulness for first year social work and paramedic students, Monash University, Frankston, VIC. 

Professional Memberships

Full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) 2001 - present.

Full member of the Satyananda Yoga Teachers Association (SYTA) 2012 - present.

Friend of the Meditation Association of Australia - 2016.


Kostanski, M., Hassed, C., Gullone, E., Ciechomski, L., Chambers, R., & Allen, N. (2006). Mindfulness and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 12, 10-18. 

Allen, N.B., Chambers, R., Knight, W., Blashki, G.A., Ciechomski, L.D., Hassed, C.S., Gullone, E., McNab, C.E.L., Meadows, G.N. (2006). Mindfulness-based psychotherapies: A review of conceptual foundations, empirical evidence and practical considerations, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40 (4), 285-294.