Rita - Heal'r
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Heal’r Yoga, Qi Gong / Tai Chi

Internationally trained and recognised, Rita is an authentic yogi. For the last two decades, Rita has trained with the most renowned masters in all forms of yoga furthering her knowledge in clinical injuries, yin, pregnancy, as well as TaiChi/QiGong. Rita truly lives yoga on and off the mat, seen in how she respects others and her humility.

During a very difficult time, Rita says that yoga saved her, we like to also think that she’s saving the traditions of yoga. Rita brings the true principles and movement of yoga to Heal’r making yoga accessible for everyone and for all conditions. She does this by understanding the needs of each of her students, drawing on her knowledge of how the body holds blockages and emotional limitations. You will learn the intricate patterns of your body in Rita’s class; the potential, the importance of energy flow, as well as safe practise.

Before yoga, in a failing marriage that crumbled before her, Rita not only felt heart broken but felt ashamed and humiliated. At the suggestion of her mother, during Rita’s divorce, she turned to yoga and states it saved her by giving her the tools to move through the emotions so that they would not limit her physical body.

Rita considers herself blessed to have studied with many master Yoga teachers including Richard Jan Anderson, Maurice Mettler, Will Lau and Lawrence Pradhan while she was living in Hong Kong. She has furthered her Yoga training and practice with Lianne Metcalf at her SomaChi Yoga Studio since she moved to Melbourne in 2010. Lianne inspired Rita to start her Yoga teachers’ training and Rita became enthralled with the philosophy of Yoga as a way of life.

For the last 2 decades, Rita has attended many training and workshops with world renowned yoga masters : Andrey Lappa, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Ana Forrest, Sri Dharma Mittra, Desiree Rumbaugh, Simon Borg Olivier, Seane Corn, Sarah Powers, Lois Nesbbit, Markus H Giess, Joan Hyman. Amongst all these great teachers, in 2016 Rita has selected her most favourite – Universal Yoga, by Andrey Lappa to further her Yoga studies and journey. She says “Universal Yoga is a gift to my life”.

Rita is a registered teacher of both Yoga Australia (Level II) and Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500). Off the mat Rita is an accountant, loves her life and is now happily remarried. We love her humour and dedication. We are excited for you to experience true authentic yoga at Heal’r.


  • Level 2, Yoga Australia
  • E-RYT 500 YACEP Yoga Alliance USA, member since 2012
  • Teaching hours – over 4,000 hours
  • TaiChi and QiGong
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