My understanding and curiosity of human health began when I was living in Switzerland and working in the healthcare sector. I spent my days researching, learning and speaking with scientists about diseases, new drugs and how they work and impact the body. This work gave me a new perspective beyond the emotional and external manifestations of disease to an understanding of the body at a functional and cellular level.
Ironically, it was about this time that I started reading books on holistic health, detoxification and anatomy. And when I moved back to London, I was ready for a more intense, visceral experience so continued my yogic studies in Triyoga's teacher training.
A few years ago I experienced symptoms of poor health ranging from skin issues to food intolerances and hormone imbalance. I could barely eat anything without a reaction. The feeling of losing control over my body was overwhelming as was the conflicting information from doctors, practitioners and the internet. The situation was emotionally difficult and isolating. I jumped from doctors to practitioners without any resolution or understanding of what was happening in my body. I was juggling and guessing to find the ‘right’ treatment and a way to eat on a daily basis. Finally, enrolled in a Naturopathic Nutrition programme and with a better understanding of the nuances of this complex topic, I found balance and eventually healed.
Unfortunately this conundrum is not unique to me. With my personal experience and all that I have learned and continue to study I hope to help people overcome health and wellbeing challenges and lead healthier, more abundant and integrated lives.
I continue to take courses in and study nutrition, neuroscience, psychology, movement, energy and Tantrik philosophy.
Yoga Alliance US/UK Restorative Yoga, Anna Ashby & Chris Swain 33hr, 2019
Registered Nutritional Therapist mBANT, 2018
Yoga Nidra, iRest level 1, 2016
Yoga Alliance US/UK/BWY teacher training, Triyoga, 390hr 2014
Vedic Meditation, 2017
Vipassana, 2015, 2017, 2018
Tantrik meditation with Sally Kempton, 2014
Reiki level 1, Usui Shiki Ryoho 2012
Macrobiotic Seasonal Kitchen, Concord Institute, 2011
Prana Flow Fluid Power, Shiva Rea 30hr, 2009