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Qualifications and Experience

Therapy qualifications:

From 1990 I trained at Naturecare, Streatham with the Principal, Brenda Coverdale and qualified tutors:

  • 1990 - 1993: Aromatherapy (180 contact hours)

  • 1992: Reflexology (60 contact hours)

  • 1997 - 1999: Swedish / therapeutic massage (250 contact hours)

  • 2003: Daoyin Tao®, training with the therapy originator Anna-Louise Haigh

  • Full Member of the Complementary Therapist's Association (CThA)

 

Yoga qualifications:

  • Over 12 years of regular yoga class teaching in the Medway Towns. Registered as a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher 
     

  • Yoga Therapy Foundation Course: a comphensive introduction over 4 weekends of the methods used in yoga therapy, run by the Yoga Biomedical Trust / Life Centre Islington (Jan – June 2007)
     

  • Aspects of yoga as therapy with Doug Keller: 2 x 5 day (30 hour) intensives, 2008, 2009
     

  • Integrated Yoga Therapy: 2009 – 2011: course provided by the Clear Mind Institute including elements of mindfulness and yoga, recognised by the British Council for Yoga Therapy
     

  • Total Yoga Nidra, Feb – May 2012: an in depth study giving understanding of yoga nidra (yogic sleep) and different methods of leading and facilitating yoga nidra for students

  • Various specialist 2 day (12 hour) intensives, including, Yoga for Adults with Special Needs (2013); Yoga Therapy for the Child with developmental Challenges (2009); Teaching Yoga for people with ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2010)
     

  • YogaMonks sadhana course years 1, 2 & 3 (2012-2015)
    60hrs spread over 10 weekends per year concentrating on breath, movement, and deepening our yoga practice, including an associated daily yoga practice.

     

  • 200 hours intensive Yoga Teacher training with Zenways (August 2018)
     

Mindfulness qualifications:

  • Zenways 100hr Mindfulness & Meditation for Health and Wellbeing Teacher Training (March 2016)