Belinda O’Dea Yoga Teacher, Owner & Founder of Yoga, Travel & Wellness

Hi my name is Belinda O’Dea and I’m a heart-based certified Yoga teacher originally from Australia and currently a citizen of the world.

I’m also an accomplished fashion designer and Yoga, Travel & Wellness are the areas of my life that bring me the most joy.

I have over 800 hours of Yoga Teacher Training certifications in Hatha, Mantra, Tantra, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga.

I’m as passionate a student as I am a teacher and I guess you could say that Yoga is my one true LOVE!

I see the combination of Yoga, Travel & Wellness as a gift to share the pleasure and transformation that it has brought to my life.

I’ve spent the past 25 years studying, working and playing in the exotic wonderland that is Asia and I’m delighted to be able to offer deeply transformational Yoga Holiday’s and Retreat’s in India and Japan.

At 40, I can definitely say that I’m more happy and healthy than I’ve ever been; I’m living in alignment with my truth and blissfully sharing my passions and gifts with the world.

My love and enthusiasm for both India and Japan’s spiritual heritage is enhanced by my down-to-earth, easy delivery of Ancient Philosophy.

I’m a total Yoga book nerd and I love reading and studying anything to do with Yogic Philosophy, Yogi Biographies, Spiritual Travel Memoirs, Holistic Health, Ayurveda, Mantra, Tantra and basically anything else Yoga, Travel & Wellness related that I can get my hands on!

My Yoga classes are founded on nourishing themes for the heart that incorporate breath, mantra, mindfulness and conscious movement intertwined with Yogic and Hindu Philosophy.

If you’re interested in experiencing Yoga, Travel & Wellness in it’s entirety then journey with me on one of my soul offerings in India and Japan.

Simply click ENQUIRE NOW to send me an email and I’ll let you know what’s coming up next or check out the dates for my next Wellness Retreats and Yoga Holiday’s here.

Let me tell you about my experience of Yoga, Travel & Wellness in India…

I’ve sat with Holy Men and discussed the Bhagavad Gita on the banks of the River Ganges and I’ve been initiated with my personal mantra received from the stars, through the medium of a Vedic Astrologer.

I’ve been told of my Dharma and my life’s path, unbeknownst to me, all in the palm of my hand.

I’ve spent 10 day’s in silence experiencing authentic Ashram life.

I’ve meditated in caves and completed lengthy and profound Ayurvedic cleanses to align my Body, Mind & Spirit.

The fruits of these deeply personal, transformational experiences are gifts that I wish to share with you.

I want you to fall deeply and passionately in love with your own Sense of Spirit.

To re-connect with source and the wellspring of your innate power; a place of boundless support – Love, Peace & Freedom.

To understand the practice of Yoga in it’s entirety; Ancient Rituals and all.

To be inspired by the richness and depth of the tradition and to ground those experiences in your modern life.

This is your opportunity to experience the abundant gifts of Yoga, Travel & Wellness with someone confident and experienced to show you the way.

“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” -Caroline Adams

My personal journey towards Yoga, Travel & Wellness

For 25 years Eastern Philosophy, creative movement and quiet contemplation have enchanted and captured my imagination.

As a child I frequently experienced the devotional ‘Bhakti Yoga’ of Bali and I’ve continued to return to this magical island for many of my in-depth studies of Yoga as an adult.

From a young age, I absorbed the beautiful daily rituals and offerings of the Hindu tradition whilst falling in love with the mythical stories and Dances of the Deities.

It was also early on that I began my studies as a classical ballerina, continuing on into my late teens.

Ballet instilled discipline and poise whilst Bali awakened my love of magical mysticism and the path of devotion.

At fifteen my independent free spirit began to take flight and I submerged myself in the language and culture of Japan.

For two years I lived in Japan embracing many of the Japanese traditional arts such as Tea Ceremony, Japanese Dance, Calligraphy and Flower Arrangement.

It was also here that I was first introduced to Buddhism.

This early exposure to the Japanese aesthetic led me to a successful career in Fashion Design.

As a Fashion Designer I travelled the world searching for inspiration and creating beautiful products for many well-known design houses in Australia and abroad.

To me, the mystique and allure of the global playground is a constant source of wonderment and inspiration.

My wanderlust continues to crisscross the globe with Guest Yoga Teaching experiences in Bali, Brazil, Thailand and India.

Still searching for more, it wasn’t until I lived and worked in vibrant Vietnam, contending with the daily life of a developing country that I came to understand the true meaning of Yoga.

When one can find a heart full of quiet contentment amidst the chaos then you begin to truly know the essence Yoga.

Having dabbled in Hatha Yoga for many years beforehand it was in Vietnam that I became a serious Yoga practioner and began to dedicate myself to the diverse aspects of a Yogic lifestyle.

For me, the emotional, mental and physical benefits that the practice of Yoga offers is a never-ending pot of gold.

For the past ten years my yoga journey has taken me along many interesting paths of Self-Enquiry spanning personal development, studies in Yogic, Buddhist and Hindu philosophy, Asana, Ayurveda, Tantra, Mantra and other holistic approaches to well-being such as Sufism.

It was through Yoga that I reconnected with my passion for travel and then along came India, a Spiritual Home that took me lifetimes to return to.

Oh Divine Mother India – my second home, my love, my source of ongoing spiritual nourishment.

Five years ago I found myself on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi at sunrise.

The golden hues of the sparkling light at sunrise rippled across the water as the Divine Mother herself breathed me in.

I was mesmerised by this incredible culture steeped in ancient rituals.

I sat down to meditate on the steps of the Ganges two days into my first trip there and came out of my meditation with a deep sense of knowing that I needed to share this with other like-minded souls.

From this one profound meditation my Women’s Yoga Holiday’s and Women’s Wellness Retreats in India were born.

Certified in Hatha, Mantra, Tantra, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga I draw inspiration from many different Yogic Traditions and Teachers.

Now more than a Yoga Teacher, I like to think of my role as that of Facilitator or Guide.

Through my sharing I encourage deep self-exploration, radical self care, personal transformation, inner acceptance and heart-based living.

I teach classes that intertwine the essence and creativity of a nourishing flow together with the use of props to assist alignment and deep relaxation.

My passion for living a holistically healthy life as well as deliberately taking time out for Self Care and Self Enquiry is something that I wish to share with as many women as possible.

Won’t you journey with me on one of my Yoga Holiday’s or Retreats in India or Japan?

First and foremost I am a student of Yoga

[1998] Started practicing Yoga

[2012] 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with VIDYA HEISL Vinyasa Flow & Kundalini

[2013] 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with TARA JUDELLE Hatha Yoga in the Anusara Method

[2016] 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with SURINDER SINGH Hatha Yoga

[2016] 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with TINA NANCE Yin Yoga

[2017] 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with ANANDRA GEORGE & SUDHANSHU SHARMA Mantra & Nada Yoga

[Ongoing] Study of SHAIVITE TANTRA with various teachers including Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Michaela Boehm, Dr David Frawley,  Dr Christopher Wallis, Dr Robert Svaboda, Dr Paul Muller-Ortega & Mahasiddha Yoga

My Heart-Based Business Values

  • May I practice deep Self Enquiry in order to Know & Love Thyself

  • May I live authentically from a place centred in the Heart

  • May I follow my Dharma and help other women to uncover their’s

  • May my thoughts, actions & words be Divinely inspired and infused with honesty & integrity

  • May I be guided to create safe container’s for like-hearted women to explore their own Spirituality

  • May I offer immersive experiences that foster genuine connection between other like-hearted women

  • May I share the Tools of Transformation that have positively impacted my life with other women

  • May I serve other women in a way that is Spiritually uplifting and nourishing

  • May my enthusiasm for the Spiritual Tradition of Yoga and all of it’s branches be infectious

  • May the deep immersive experiences and 1-on-1 sessions that I offer be perceived as priceless

  • May I conduct myself and my heart-based business in a Feminine Way

  • May all beings know love, be happy and find freedom