Naomi Pickrell-Young - Founder, Yoga Instructor

We are everything you would hope a wholistic centre focused on healing, resilience and wellbeing would be...

Naomi Young-Pickrell

A process of trust, understanding & patience

Naomi has completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Michelle Merrifield at Essence of Living in 2013. Since then she has continued to practice Ashtanga yoga and Zen under the guidance of her teacher, Mark Togni.

She also founded BE FREE YOGA – a not for profit organisation aimed at uniting, inspiring and mobilising the yoga community to take action to end human trafficking and sex slavery, as well as empowering and healing survivors through yoga. In 2014 she travelled to Cambodia to establish a trauma sensitive yoga therapy program for the survivors at AFESIP’s rehabilitation centres in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Her teaching style is simple, with a focus on movement and breath…you don’t have to be flexibly or strong, if you can breathe, you can practice.

What to Expect

When you arrive at the GCTRC at Awareful

We will take the time to understand what has worked and what hasn't so we are not repeating past mistakes.

Our individual sessions and programs have been designed to help build trust and confidence, improve connection and communication, as well as develop sustainable strategies to improve your day to day life.

ARRIVAL: 1st Face to Face Session

We will explore your goals for therapy, alongside what you have explored in the past.


Together we will work out a plan to help soften the negative effects of trauma or symptoms of poor mental health


Every three months we will review your progress free of charge, and adjust together where we feel is necessary

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I just wanted to share with you the positivity that was today - despite a very busy day at work for the first time in goodness how many years I actually thought to myself ... WOW this is how people that don’t suffer with anxiety must feel ... like all the time ... it was a welcome change and whilst I know I still have a long way to go but that glimpse of what it could be was just MAGICAL ... THANK YOU 🙏

~ Kristy Frier, May 2021

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    Unit 1, 80 Dover Drive
    Burleigh Heads, 4220

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    Mon – Fri: (9 am to 6 pm)
    Sat: (9 am to 2 pm)
    Sunday: (Closed)