Transforming Anxiety: Yoga Group

The Hummingbird Centre's Transforming Anxiety Group Program is back, starting 19th July, 2021.

The group sessions have been designed for girls 15 - 17 years old, as well as a separate group for 18 - 21 years. Bookings are essential and are to be made via The Hummingbird Centre

This 8-week program has been developed by The Hummingbird Centre Psychologist Allira Sazdanoff and will incorporate a range of modalities from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and include psycho-education and yoga-based concepts.

The yoga-based components of this group will include mindfulness, physical postures, and breathing techniques, bringing in to focus the mind and body connection in helping to alleviate anxiety and promote self-regulation.

Within this supportive environment you will be able to explore personal difficulties and have a little fun at the same time.


  • Introduction to Anxiety
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • How to Calm a Wandering or Overactive Brain
  • Managing Common Stressors
  • Self-Compassionate Pause
  • How to Quiet Down the Imaginary Audience
  • Building Connections with Others
  • Rest and Nourishment 


Prior to the first group class, each participant will be asked to schedule a 30 minute individual appointment with Allira for a meet-and-greet and ensure this is a suitable program for you. This is included in the package price.



The fee for the entire group program is $375 needs to be paid upfront and includes the initial appointment. A Medicare rebate of $22.35 per session may be available for each session attended if you have a referral under a Mental Health Care Plan completed by your GP, this does not affect your ability to access 20 individual therapy sessions. The referral must state "group therapy". Contact us to find out more. 

Dates for Term 3, 2021

Postponed due to COVID restrictions.


4pm - 5pm for 15 to 17 years.
5pm - 6pm for 18 - 21 years.


$375 for 8 week program.
Medicare rebates may be available with a valid Mental Health Care Plan. Rebates for group therapy do not conflict with rebates for individual therapy.


Yoga Loft
119 King St,

Group Leader

Allira Sazdanoff

Page Last Updated: 27 September 2021