The first glimmer of a dream started in 2009 when I qualified as a Hatha Yoga teacher. I knew then that I would eventually switch my career from IT to teaching yoga and offering other healing modalities. My own yoga practise started in 2001 with Sandra Smith, who is still my teacher and with whom I did my teacher training. Yoga has been my constant support through the ups and downs of life and it is this that motivated me to teach – to share this ancient and holistic practise.
In 2017, I was searching for something more to compliment my yoga training and I connected with Yasmin Lambat, the creator of SomaSensingTM. From the start, I was intrigued with this gentle practise that catered even to people suffering with chronic pain. I trained with Yasmin and received my accreditation as a Body Sensing Therapist in 2018. SomaSensingTM introduced me to a more sensory way of moving – allowing me to tune in to the wisdom of my body – and find the quiet within. It is from this quiet space, that I strive to live, love and teach.
In 2018, I was led to Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner, Helen Altman. With some private consultations, and then enrolling in her online course, I learnt how to take care of myself in a totally different way. The course included two retreats at the magical Dharmagiri in the Drakensberg where the group found a sacred circle connection.
I am deeply grateful to my teachers, and theirs before them, for all that I have learnt and continue to learn.
~ Teresa Rubé (owner of Three Little Birds Healing Centre)
About Three Little Birds Healing Centre
In 2017, after many years of unexplained body pain, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I decided to make life changes for my own healing and to share my journey with others. What started out as a studio for practicing and teaching Yoga and Body Sensing, grew into so much more. Three Little Birds Healing Centre is a space for gentle healing. It offers you a place to pause, and reconnect to yourself on a physical, mental and emotional level.
The building is located in a quiet neighbourhood where the sound of birds is more common than the sound of traffic. We are developing the garden into a sanctuary where you can linger before or after your class or therapy session, connecting to nature and Mother Earth. We also have plenty of safe off-street parking.
We have a large spacious studio that lends itself to movement therapy. At the moment we offer Yoga and SomaSensingTM in the studio. We also rent this space out to like-minded people for workshops and day retreats aimed at holistic healing.
Additionally, Three Little Birds Healing Centre has three smaller therapy rooms that we rent out to various therapists.
The name comes from a popular song written by the legendary Bob Marley. Although most people don’t recognize the name of this song, everyone recognizes the song when they hear it. The lyrics are simple but carry such a strong message. The song is my family’s anthem and came to us during a time of emotional loss and struggle. So when we were brainstorming for a name for the healing centre, it was an obvious choice and the vote was unanimous.
♫ Don’t worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin: don’t worry about a thing,
Cause every little thing gonna be all right!
Rise up this mornin,
Smiled with the risin sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin, (this is my message to you-ou-ou:) ♫