D.I.V.E. into what you love
Everything is interconnected; integration and inclusivity is key to our health, wisdom, and vitality.
Empowering one, empowers others. When we practice moving in a peaceful way, we do this not just for ourselves, but for the whole world.
Why we do what we do
Our human existence so short and precious, and we want to see you do what you truly love in life with integrity and without harm to yourself or others.
That's why we're here to focus on your health and well-being first, because, let's face it, mediocre and ill-health are an obstacle to actualising your greatest potential.
Life doesn't have to be a constant struggle!
We're here to build your inner resourcefulness and to overcome the disconnect and obstacles to living with clarity, purpose and enjoyment.
How we help
We tailor and integrate a range of highly effective therapeutic approaches to facilitate what we call your own ‘internal alchemy’ - that's your natural capacity for healing and self-realisation.
We provide a peaceful space that's free of judgement and pushy sales, so that you can feel good about journeying towards greater health by taking the D.I.V.E.
We believe the foundation for helping others is compassion, and devotion to personal practice that expands our presence and awareness. This enables us to remain open and humble to learning and to continuously improve.
Who we are
Forever students of our earth and cosmos, dedicated to learning and discovery; we are your catalysts for Deep Inner Virtue Exploration (D.I.V.E.), and partners on your journey towards optimal health and wellbeing.
Psychologist | Yoga Teacher | Sound Balancing
Arissa provides a peaceful space and compassionate presence for those seeking healing from the inside out - psychologically, physically and spiritually.
Arissa invites clients on their healing journey to engage in the process of compassionate inquiry to facilitate greater self-understanding and WHY a 'disorder' or 'dysfunction' may be present. It is this self-understanding that is the first key to healing and also to the development of adaptive coping responses that allow a sense of liberation and functioning with greater ease and enjoyment in daily life over the long term.
In her earlier years, Arissa trained at the high performance centre of Victoria and travelled interstate and internationally as a rhythmic gymnast. Through her many hours of dedication, practice and training, she became fascinated by the power of the human mind and the almost limitless ability of the human body. It was around this time, she decided to embark on the study of human Psychology. She completed her undergraduate studies at both Monash University and RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria in 2005, and later completed her postgraduate studies and Masters degree(s), studying part time whilst teaching yoga and working as a research assistant, from 2008 to 2013. Since then, Arissa has worked as a mental health practitioner across a wide range of industries including corporate, workplace mental health, educational, forensic community health and private practice. She has collaborated and published with some of the world’s leading clinical researchers in headache and migraine treatment. Her most recent endeavour has been working as the Lead Psychologist of the award-winning workplace mental health and wellbeing provider, MateCheck.
Arissa has many years of extensive training and experience, and integrates a range of highly effective therapeutic approaches including psychotherapy (eg. CBT, ACT, EMDR, MBSR), buddhist psychology, yogic breath-work, heart-coherence training and sound balancing to facilitate the body's own 'internal alchemy'.
Arissa's mission is to encourage health practitioners to work together, and to value each other's role and contribution in working towards the common goal of helping others seek healing, happiness, and empowerment in their own lives.
Ready to start your D.I.V.E. journey with Arissa? Click the booking button below or call us on (07) 5618 8882
Carbonio (Carby) Toscano
Yoga Teacher | Surfer | Free Diving Enthusiast
Carby shares an enthusiasm and passion for helping others to explore and grow in the their own way through the teachings of yoga and meditative practices.
After many years of surfing from a young age, and following a dream to become a professional surfer, Carby was led to the path of yoga after he endured a surfing accident which left one of his ankles severely injured. Occasional practice and experimentation, quickly developed into a dedicated daily practice, and it was during this process Carby felt a deep fascination and wish to share the importance of making the connection between the body and breath, and facilitating the healing response through movement and meditation.
Carby embarked on his yoga teacher training journey in India, studying the Ashtanga system in 2015, and has been sharing the teachings of yoga ever since. He has learned through many teachers and athletes on his journey, and incorporates a range of approaches to help people develop and deepen their practice so they can experience steadiness, inner strength and devotion.