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I have been teaching yoga for over 12 years and have developed a style inspired by a blend of yoga traditions including Ashtanga, Kripalu, Iyengar and Sivananda yoga. I regularly attend continuing education workshops and have been lucky enough to work with some highly influential teachers such as Bo Forbes, Seane Corn, Jason Crandell and Paul Grilley.
From my own experience of living with a long term auto-immune condition I have learned the importance supporting myself by using yoga and and regular massage to help let go of built up tension and relax. The combination of Yoga's meditative breath work and the magical power of touch have given me the tools to help heal and balance my life. For me, teaching is about spreading the gift of yoga and all its benefits- not just just the time spent on the mat, but making it part of your daily life.
Jamie Blowers has been studying movement seriously for over 20 years. Jamie trained in Contemporary Dance at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and at The London Contemporary Dance School primarily, followed by study at The Cunningham Dance School in NYC.
Jamie Discovered It’s Yoga International in 2007 and qualified in their Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training program.
After Teaching full time for two years Jamie trained as a Rocket® Teacher and has now been teaching Yoga for 10 years and training teachers in Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga® for 6 years. Jamie has just been awarded Senior Yoga Teacher status by The Yoga Alliance U.K.
Jamie teaches and leads teacher trainings in London and around the U.K.
I'm Angharad Boyson, founder of bright rebel coaching. I'm a psychologist, trained in coaching and I bring 17 years Royal Air Force experience to my practice. In my military life, I did a lot of leading, managing, facilitating, instructing and coaching. I was lucky enough to be able to do a Masters in Occupational Psychology whilst in the RAF which gave me a renewed interest in how to help people be happy and successful at work. When I left the RAF, I realised that my interest was really more about how to help people be happy, contented, excited, inspired.... How can you describe it? Then I started my Post Graduate Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching and a phrase struck me. 'Help you be your best you'. Yes, that was it.
So, who what is coaching? It starts with listening. Just listening. That’s where the magic begins. When you’re talking to someone who is really listening, allowing you space to think (and time to grow!), this is where your best thinking happens. Do you ever have an issue that’s tying you up in knots, but as soon as you chat to a friend about it, you’re able to see a way through something that was insurmountable before? Well that’s coaching.
If you’d like some help in working on yourself, I’d love you to get in touch and see if I could be the right coach for you. You can come and see me at the Open House on 17 September or sign up to attend my Coaching for A Better You workshop on Sunday 24 September at 10am. This workshop is a 2 hour taster of some coaching techniques, a talk on neuroscience in coaching, exercises to help increase your self awareness. Learn more about how to set your goals, what can de-rail you and how to overcome common obstacles. The workshop costs £30 which includes a £30 voucher redeemable against your first coaching session, one month's access to an online coaching group and, a free online 30 day habit building course.
I have been fortunate enough to be trained in Hypnotherapy, EFT and NLP by some incredible people.
I have recently had the pleasure of helping the Chris Evans Breakfast Show team, specifically Vassos Alexander, to overcome his extreme Snake Phobia.
In addition to this I helped Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills to overcome his crippling fear of heights to complete his abseil for Children in Need in 2015.
I began to study through my work with a charity supporting families of the Emergency services. This has progressed to allow me the opportunity to help a great many people in dealing with issues that have had an effect on their life.
Through my experiences working within a high pressure and critical role in one of the emergency services I have seen and dealt with the best and worst of human emotion.
This experience has given me a unique set of skills which allow me to deal with issues from a different perspective. Nothing you tell me can shock me or prevent me from wanting to help you.
Confidentiality is absolutely paramount with all of my clients.
Gregg Chapman is an Australian didgeridoo player, sound therapist, Master NLP Practitioner and Therapist. Didgeridoo Sound Therapy has proven beneficial for a wide variety of physical, mental and energetic symptoms. The low frequency range of the didgeridoo works in the same way that medical ultrasound works to alleviate a wide range of physical symptoms while entraining the brainwaves to a state of deep relaxation. Gregg has a large tool box of techniques that he uses to help people from all ages and backgrounds to find peace of mind and well-being. His Didgeridoo sound bath sessions are very popular and is a totally unique form of therapy that works on healing right down to the cellular level and reminds us that we are energy beings.
I’m a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and nurse. I had been curious for many years about hypnotherapy and so enrolled on a certificate course with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) back in 2010. I immediately became hooked and then went on to train further, completing a post graduate certificate with the LCCH in partnership with the University of West London in 2014. I am fully insured and am a member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. I have spent much of my career to date supporting adults and young people with complex needs in health care settings. I have recently made the decision to devote more of my time to my hypnosis practice and am excited about offering sessions at Central Wellness.
Hypnosis can help you make positive and lasting change in your life. Hypnosis can be described as a state of focussed concentration, you will not be asleep but in fact may hear all or most of what the therapist is saying. We often experience this state of focussed concentration when doing daily activities such as walking, reading a book or driving a familiar route. During the hypnotic state the therapist will be able to access the subconscious mind and offer helpful and positive suggestions without the constant rational processing of our conscious mind, this allows therapeutic change to take place at the subconscious level. This is important as it is this part of our mind that controls all our behaviours outside of our immediate conscious awareness.
I will tailor treatment to meet your individual needs and treatment will only commence once a detailed history has been taken. We will agree on goals for therapy before commencing and there may be an expectation on you to complete some homework tasks. Self-hypnosis will be taught so that you can take control of maintaining lasting change.
Hypnosis can be used to help alleviate many conditions, phobias and unwanted habits or to increase sports performance, relaxation and self-esteem. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements and book a free consultation.
My name is Hayley Creasey and I am a fully qualified Level 3 massage therapist offering relaxing treatments for bumps, babies and beyond!
Baby & Me was born after I completed my baby massage training with Hands on Babies who are accredited by The Royal College of Midwives. After teaching baby massage for a year I decided to expand my knowledge and skills by completing a Level 3 Diploma in Full Body Swedish Massage at The Hale Clinic in London before moving on to passing my Diploma in Pregnancy Massage and diploma in Indian Head Massage. I aim to tailor all treatments to each individual client in order for you to gain maximum relief and relaxation from your appointment.
Swedish massage is soothing and relaxing and suitable for ladies before and after their pregnancy.
Pregnancy massage is a deeply relaxing treatment for mothers to be focusing on aches, pains and niggles associated with pregnancy. Regular massage throughout your second and third trimester may also help with the following:
- Improved circulation
- Lymphatic drainage
- Relief from aches, pains and muscular tension
- Constipation/sluggish bowel movements
- Helps to avoid varicose veins from developing
- Helps with deep relaxation
- Reduces emotional stress
- Helps to balance blood pressure
- Provides relief from morning sickness
- Helps to reduce oedema and swelling
1:1 Baby massage appointments are suitable for babies from birth (please see website for group courses). You will be shown how to use safe and gentle massage techniques on your baby to soothe and calm them so that you can continue to practice these techniques at home. Massage may also provide relief from colic, constipation and wind as well as to help improve deeper and longer sleep durations and help boost the babies immune system.
To book an appointment please contact:
Jo is a certified 500 hour, fully insured teacher with over 10 years of experience.
Whilst living in Sydney Jo was introduced to Ashtanga yoga. On her way back to England she spent time under the tuition of Sri K. Patthabi Jois and his grandson Sharath in Mysore, India. She completed teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2006 and soon after trained to teach yoga to children with special needs, with Jo Manuel at the Special Yoga Centre in London. Five years later, whilst pregnant with her first baby, Jo trained to teach pre-natal yoga with Judy Cameron, a wonderfully inspiring mid-wife.
Jo has experience of many styles of yoga; Ashtanga, Sun Power, Yin, Restorative, Hot Yoga and for the last ten years, Jivamukti Yoga, under the guiding hand of Andrea Kwiatkowski. Her teaching draws upon all these influences.
Jo’s practice continues to evolve as life takes its twists and turns! Yoga has provided her with a strength and comfort ever since she first tried a class, and she looks forward to sharing the benefits of the practice with you.
Jill Fisher Dip RM (MSM)
I’m a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist, fully insured and registered with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). I trained at the Midlands School of Massage and Manipulative Therapy and have a background of working in healthcare with people experiencing a range of physical disabilities and mental health problems.
As well as helping with general aches and pains, alongside conventional medical care I can help to support people living with specific conditions and associated symptoms, such as:
- Muscle strain and chronic spasm
- Neck and Shoulder problems, such as rotator cuff injuries
- Back problems, such as lumbar disc protrusion, sciatica and chronic lower back pain
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Hamstring and Calf injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- General stress, anxiety and tension
I offer a range of treatments and techniques that are tailored to your individual needs and together we will build a treatment plan that is right for you.
People choose massage therapy for a variety of reasons, often seeking its ability to help relaxation, improve mood, aid sleep, relieve stress and promote a sense of well-being. The effects of massage can have a positive impact on all of the body systems, working on physical, mental and spiritual levels as a result.
By choosing Body Balance Massage Therapy you are giving your body the space, time and energy to repair itself. The ultimate aim of all treatments is to restore balance to body and mind, so allowing your body to carry out its own healing.
Mobile: 07824 347105
Clarity Therapies is run by Claire Fox, an ex-nurse who took the decision to change career paths and follow an interest in complementary therapies and palliative care.
She qualified as a Complementary Therapist after studying a 2 year course at De Montfort University in 1999. Claire has also run her own clinic based within a GP surgery, treating referred patients on site. Since that time she has added to her repertoire of skills, as well as working in both clinical and volunteer roles to further her experience.
More recently she has followed a desire to work within palliative care, looking to specialise in working with cancer and dementia patients using reflexology, aromatherapy and lymphatic drainage to help ease symptoms.
Some of the thearpies offered by Claire include:
- Specialised complementary therapies related to pregnancy
- Specialised complementary therapies related to cancer and pain management
Jac started practicing yoga in 2000 when her baby daughter 'bought' her a yoga workshop as a Mother's Day gift.
She was impressed by how quickly yoga began to work on her body in a gentle and sustainable way, helping iron out bad postural habits and immeasurably improved her concentration, focus, efficiency and calm, which served her very well in her job as a lawyer.
Having experienced first hand the transformation brought about by yoga, Jacqueline began teaching yoga in 2006, after studying to teach traditional Hatha yoga at the International Sivananda Yoga school in India. She later spent more than a year training to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga with one of the most influential and inspirational Vinyasa Flow Yoga teachers worldwide, Claire Missingham.
Jacqueline is passionate about sharing her deep knowledge of all aspects of yoga to benefit students at all levels and now teaches yoga full time.
She loves cooking Indian food and living in the country with her husband, daughter, two cats and six chickens.
Jac has been sharing her love of yoga for more than a decade no, including her practice of Bhakti yoga and devotional chanting. As a Jivamukti teacher based in Cambridge, Jac is known for delivering deep yogic teachings with warmth and humour , always inviting practitioners to challenge their limiting perceptions as well as their bodies.
My name is Justin Iles. I have been meditating regularly since 2008. I am certified by Bangor University to teach mindfulness and I am fully insured.
My meditation practice began when I was a student in Beijing. To begin with I just went along to a weekly class but during the summer holidays I spent nearly every day with my teacher. My lessons included many hours on the mat but we also spent a lot of time in nature and in the various hospital wards learning first-hand about what it means to be human.
I’m hoping that the Sunday night sessions will be a place for like minded people to come together and study the art of meditation. It always amazes me when people say that they tried meditation once for 5 minutes and couldn’t do it, they somehow expected it to be a natural ability and are surprised at how tricky their minds are. Meditation is an art form and like any skill, time is needed to gain mastery. The untrained mind is said to be like a naughty monkey, swinging from tree to tree; but with a bit of skill and a whole lot of patience the mind will begin to settle and insight will grow. I have studied various forms of meditation over the years but I have found that within them all is a common essence; this is what I teach, the essence, without all the other stuff. Broadly speaking this includes developing a broad, non-judgemental continuous awareness, learning how to work skilfully with difficult emotions (I have a particular passion for teaching people how to work with deep depression – for many years, depression was a frequent visitor in my life but we seem to have settled our differences and become good friends) and developing positive mind states such as compassion and equanimity. I try to keep things simple and keep to what is important. I hope that these evenings will be enjoyable to everyone who comes and we can all learn from each other.
Cheng Jie is the Taoist name of James Screeton who teaches Taichi. He is currently studying TCM acupuncture at Lincoln university and is also a Daoist Healer and 24th generation disciple of the Chun Yang Cheng Wudang Daoist sect. He has spent time studying and living at the Five Immortals Temple at Wudang, first going in the summer of 2015 and then again in the summer of 2017. He is studying various forms of martial arts including various styles of Taichi and Kung Fu and is an official Taichi teacher for the ITSWA school of Chinese martial arts.
Atma has traveled internationally training and practicing the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and serving people to reach their full potential though Yoga and Meditation. On completion of her Kundalini instructor training with Karta Singh and Amrit Nam Sarovar, Atma continues her training at practitioner level under the guidance Shiv Charan Singh. Atma is a member of the Kundalini Yoga teachers association and adheres to their ethical code of conduct and professional practice. Atma enjoys studying the sacred scriptures and is currently completing an M.A Theology.
Andrea is known for her passionate, dynamic and inspirational teaching that incorporates both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga from the lineage of her gurus Sharon Gannon And David Life and their gurus Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati and Swami Nirmalanda. Her classes integrate bhakti a devotional element, alignment and use of props, chanting and philosophy that can be interwoven into the fabric of your life.
Andrea trained as a professional dancer and travelled all over the world in her career. It was during this time in her early twenties she took her first yoga class and it sparked an interest in eastern philosophy and in particular Buddhism.
Andrea completed a 3 year teacher training in 2001 and in 2008 became a Diploma course tutor for Cambridgeshire with the BWY the largest yoga organisation in the UK. In 2004 she was given the Jivamukti yoga book by a friend and then began to study the method completing their teaching training in New York in 2005. She is now an Advanced certified teacher in the Jivamukti method and continues with the lineage being ever grateful for her teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life and how they continue to inspire her.
Andrea is also a certified Yin yoga teacher , her teacher is Sarah Powers and she continues to study with her on retreats and Judith Hanson Lasater her Restorative teacher. At present she is studying Vedanta and sanskrit.
Andrea has taught at the Peace Yoga Berlin, Jivamukti Berlin studios and at One yoga Basel affiliate studio.
She teaches in Cambridgeshire, London and around the UK leading workshops and retreats.
My name’s Charlotte and I’ve been practicing yoga for 5 years. I discovered yoga simply as a tool to calm my mind, but since adopting a regular practice I have found benefits extending to every corner of my life. Over the last two years I began sharing my experience with friends and family, hoping that yoga could bring light to their lives in the same way it has mine. The result was so wonderful that I was inspired to travel to India to become a certified yoga teacher. I am registered with the Yoga Alliance.
My teaching qualification was multi-style, but my preferred styles are Hatha and Yin. I teach a weekly Hatha class in Tealby.
Veronica Layunta Maurel
Veronica is a certified Ayurveda Consultant and Yoga Health Coach, who has studied with Cate Stillman in the USA and has been mentored by Sharon Jackson, a leading Ayurveda Practitioner in the UK. Veronica also holds a Nursing Degree by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) and a BSc in Health Science by the University of Manchester. At the moment she is also a roving mentor for Yoga Healer in the Yoga Health Coaching certification course.
Veronica helps clients to embrace an Ayurveda lifestyle with ease and a sense of joy and fulfilment, through the 12 week habit changing programme, Health Evolution. Veronica practices a practical, down-to-earth approach to help integrate an Ayurvedic lifestyle into real, everyday life.
Veronica recovered from M.E with Ayurveda and Mickel Therapy, so she possesses first-hand experience on how powerful Ayurveda can be. Together with her Ayurveda qualifications, Veronica also holds a BSc in Nursing Studies, which puts her in a privileged position where she can combine Western medicine and Ayurveda knowledge in order to design a plan that works for the individual in 'real life'.
"As a recovered ME sufferer, I will always be grateful to Ayurveda and Sharon, which together with Mickel Therapy, gave me my life back. Actually, it gave me a better life. But you don't need to be ill in order to benefit from Ayurveda. If it took me from severe illness to health, can you imagine what Ayurveda can do for your healthier body? I am a completely healthy person now, and following the Dinacharya (or Ayurveda daily habits) is making me stronger, happier, more grounded and, most importantly, full of future.“
My name is Agnieszka (Aga) Postola. I’ve been practising Yoga for about 15 years. At some point I really wanted to share my passion and the goodness I received from Yoga with other people. I completed a 200 hour Hatha Yoga course and became a certified and fully insured Yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance. I have been teaching some Hatha Yoga classes in Saxilby and I am excited to begin teaching the first early morning classes at Central Wellness on Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30. To learn more about these classes or to book in, please get in touch with me.
My journey in complementary therapies began in 2010 when I was diagnosed with both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. During my recovery, I experienced several different types of therapies before realising that I wanted to use these techniques to help others. I take a holistic approach to my treatments, as I strongly believe that the mind, body and spirit are all interconnected. We are all unique individuals, so whichever therapy you choose will be individually tailored to your own needs.
The therapies I currently offer are massage and reiki. Massage can benefit all the physical body systems, especially the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems. Physical benefits of massage include relief from pain, inflammation, stiffness and discomfort, an increase in mobility and circulation, and an improved immune system. Mental and psychological benefits of massage include improved quality of sleep, increased energy, improved concentration and reduction in anxiety and fatigue.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.
Initial consultation and treatment (1½ hours) - £35.00
Massage (1 hour) - £30.00 Back Massage (30 minutes) - £25.00
Reiki (1 hour) - £30.00
Phone: 07852 992 517
My name is Stevi Pullen and I’m a qualified Theraplay informed Counsellor Triple P parenting practitioner and kids yoga dance teacher. I have over 17 years experience of working with children, young people and their families in a variety of settings.
I’m extremely passionate about all beings but have a strong pull to work with children and young people to help them unveil the bright light within. They are the future and key to bringing about more consciousness in the world. They are my favourite people to be with as they see the world with wonderment and curiosity, this truly is a blessing and refreshing in this judgemental world. I want to give them space for self-discovery and an awareness of self and instil in them the fact they are a part of something much bigger than themselves.
Yoga is not a destination but a journey that said I will continue to learn read attend workshops ongoing CPD and training.
Can’t wait to see you on a magic mat riding into a fantastic yoga adventure!
Liz Underwood has been teaching yoga for over 11 years. She trained at the Nosara Institute, whose teachers; Don and Amber Stapleton were some of the original teachers at The Kripalu Institute. A yoga related injury led her to read "Anatomy & Asana, preventing Yoga Injuries" by Susi Hately and in 2012 she went to Canada to train in Susi’s Yoga Therapy Certification programme. Liz is now one of only four teachers across Europe to have qualified with Susi.
Liz has over 10 years experience in teacher Pregnancy Yoga and is also qualified to teach Mother & Baby Yoga. Her nurturing approach led her to train in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater.
Her interest in healthy movement for mind and body led her to Somatics and she continues to train with Martha Peterson.
Liz creates an environment for exploration and enquiry through Therapeutic Yoga and Somatics which she describes as an intelligent movement practice, one that makes sense to the mind and body, helping her students and clients to deepen their awareness and connection of mind, body and breath.
Liz specialises in Therapeutic Yoga and Somatic classes and is available for private consultations in Lincoln.
Prior to teaching yoga and starting Cobra Yoga, Ian had participated in sporting activities such as Rugby, Boxing, Rowing, Chinese Boxing, Capoeira, Judo, and Surfing.
The Cobra Yoga Journey began while Ian was travelling through North Africa. During this Journey Ian came into contact with a Fakir who introduced Ian to meditation and yogic techniques that engage both the mind and body. He would learn how to hack his nervous system to increase his physical and mental capabilities.
On return to the UK Ian continued to studied the parallels with the Yogis and Fakirs of India. Ian went on to study the Ashtanga Vinyassa flow practice with Ashtanga Yoga Derby and continued to studied a variety of Yoga practices, hot Yoga, Freestyle Yoga, Vinyassa Krama, and Hatha Yoga.
Throughout his study and practice of Yoga Ian learnt about the correlation of yoga with the Martial arts. the importance of the breath control (pranayama), the rich history of Yoga, the powerful sequences and postures and the meditative qualities. Ian believed that there was a way to combine Yoga with his previous knowledge in a program that would increase the participant’s strength, flexibility, core muscle group, ability to focus. This led to the creation of Cobra Yoga.
The name Cobra Yoga comes from a posture known as ‘Bhujangasana’ (The Cobra Pose). The Snake in yoga is a symbolic representation of the natural energy source. Cobra Yoga is a strong physical program. It involves dynamic and meditative Yoga, natural body movements, flexibility, super human strength development. In his upcoming Handstand Workshop at Central Wellness we will be looking at the techniques and mechanics of the handstand, working to overcome our fears and learning to fly! Wherever you are with your yoga practice this day is a must as the handstand can be of benefit to so many postures! The workshop will be accessible to all ability levels.
Phone: 07794 056 684
My name is Katy Vine and I have been practising yoga for about 5 years now. During that time, I have been lucky to experience and learn from many styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Hatha, Jivamukti, Hot Yoga and Scaravelli Inspired Yoga.
I originally started attending yoga as I thought it would be a way to maintain the flexibility I had gained from dancing, little realising at the time that there was so much more to yoga than that. What I love about yoga is that I feel it is a constant journey and that I am learning all the time! We all come to yoga for many different reason in life and I am looking forward to being part of your yoga journey.