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About the Sophrologist

Jenni Heinrich has taught music for 34 years across primary, secondary and tertiary sectors in Victoria, Queensland, W.A and London. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1987 with a Bachelor of Music Education, majoring in classical guitar.

From 2000 to 2012, she designed and delivered music electives to undergraduate Bachelor of Education students at La Trobe University in Bendigo, Victoria and in 2013, qualified for the Master of Education degree. 

In 2012 Jenni designed a Foundation to Grade 6 classroom music curriculum for the Sandhurst Diocese, providing a program for music teachers to implement across 50 primary schools in regional Victoria.

She has designed and presented numerous music workshops in the Orff and Kodaly methods of music education over the years and performed extensively in regional Victoria with the classical guitar ensemble, The Guitar Collaboration.

Jenni is married to a yoga teacher and horticulturist and has two adult children. She lives on a hobby farm in rural Victoria.

 

 
 
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The Journey to Sophrology

I have been a musician and music teacher for most of my life.

In each decade of my adulthood, I have had a major shift in my personal growth.

In my 20s, this was due to yoga which I continue to practise.

In my 30s, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle changed the way I saw consciousness. It introduced me to the concept of presence and gave me the realisation that I am not my mind - I can be its observer.

In my 40s I had the opportunity to sit a  Vipassana meditation course. The practice involves stilling the mind, observing sensations in the body without reaction and through this process, coming to an experiential understanding that all things rise and eventually pass away.

In my 50s I began looking for a way to help the children I taught to regulate their minds and emotions.

During a trip overseas in 2019, I met a young teacher in France who told me a little about Sophrology. I researched the topic when I got home and ended up taking a 20-month, SophroKi course with the Swiss Sophrology Centre Online, graduating in May of 2021.

 

I found the practice and study to be powerful and transformative - it had a positive impact on every aspect of my life and I have been running courses ever since.

In September last year, I qualified as a coach for the Sophrology-based beChill Exams program for teenagers and I am currently undertaking the Sophrology Masters course.

I am a member of the International Sophrology Federation and am very excited to be introducing this practice to country Victoria.