Beginners are welcome to all classes!
Please make bookings and cancellations for all classes, including guided meditation sessions, through the link above.
If you are having any problems with this, please contact your teacher directly. Contact info. can be found on the timetable below…
~We offer affordable rates to make classes an option for all.
~ One of the key visions of Breathe Bristol is to encourage beginners, providing the most welcoming environment possible. People from all faiths and walks of life are welcome.
~With many different Yoga and movement classes on offer, it makes it possible to find one that works best for each individual’s energy level, schedule and motivation.
~Inspired by Bristol’s growth in community consciousness, it is a local collection of teachers and therapists who are coming together to make Breathe Bristol what it is. It is likely to form a strong network of people which value well being and result in a positive impact on the area.
~We aim to be of benefit where it is most needed and would still love to hear from organisations in the community, who work with support groups wishing to arrange a regular class.
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Drop in- £7/ £5 concessions ~60 min
Special card offer of 5 x 60 min classes for £25
All classes are included with MoveGb memberships.
Meditation classes are free, although donations are welcome for guided sessions.
General Class descriptions
Hatha Yoga Hatha describes the physical practice of Yoga postures, before being subdivided into the many different schools that exist today. A Hatha class can vary in intensity and does not follow a set series of postures.
Hatha Flow This describes a class which links movement with the breath, flowing mindfully through postures.
Vinyasa Flow This is a dynamic class, likely to include sun salutations and smooth flowing sequences to challenge the physical self. It can be energizing as well as relaxing.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Ashtanga Yoga wakes up the internal fire and life energy by practicing a set series of postures, creating a continuous flow of energy that heats up the body.
Ashtanga Mysore Everyone is able to practice the Ashtanga series independently at their own pace, while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of the others in the room. This gives you the space to focus and follow your own breath.
Yin Yoga Yin Yoga helps balance an active, busy lifestyle by providing time for introspection, stillness and calm. By holding postures for up to five minutes we focus on the joints and connective tissues of the body.
Kundalini Yoga The practice of Kundalini Yoga incorporates postures, dynamic breathing techniques, and chanting and meditating on mantras. Practitioners concentrate on awakening the energy at the base of the spine and drawing it upward through each of the seven chakras.
The practice of Yoga has been an almighty touchstone in my life since 2001. Self confessed, dedicated addict since day one, it has helped me through difficult times and to handle issues of my own, including anxiety. I am glad I found it or it found me and to be on this unfolding path, also able to share with others.
After completing my Yoga teachers training with Laura Gilmore in 2010, I have been teaching small classes and individuals.
I also practice Hypnotherapy and like to combine it with Yoga in private sessions or some classes.
My classes involve Hatha Yoga with a focus on the breath and attention on subtle awareness.The pace can be gentle or a bit more full-on depending on the mood of the moment, which is what I find to be the beauty of Hatha Yoga~ Practicing what is called for in the moment with no fixed agenda!
I wish to encourage self acceptance in myself and others and create that atmosphere at Breathe Bristol. I encourage students to learn what they need and take their practice home with them. I see myself as a guide who can only relay so much, and believe that the real treasures of Yoga and meditation are to be found in our own stillness.
contact tel. 07757962664
Yoga has inspired and changed my life in so many ways and that is why I love to share the wisdom, science and beauty of these ancient practices. My classes are flowing and creative, the teachings coming from a place of gratitude and compassion.
I believe that Yoga can bring freedom into our busy lives…allowing us the space to consciously relax, unwind and really let go. Yoga helps with the healing process, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. There appears to be a lot that needs healing in our world today and the place to start is within ourselves, cultivating love, happiness and deep inner peace.
And to describe my classes: Hatha flow: linking breath and movement mindfully…with a focus on deep relaxation. The classes finish with Yoga Nidra (conscious relaxation).
Contact tel. 07505353390
My teaching comes straight from my heart and my personal practice. I was looking to deepen my spiritual practice when I enrolled on the teacher training at Bristol City Yoga.This is where I discovered a great passion for teaching and sharing the many benefits of yoga. I maintain the focus on core integration and alignment, stemming from my desire to use yoga as a tool to heal and strengthen the body on both the mental and physical plane and many more. In my classes expect to breathe, laugh and use your body to your maximum capacity when practicing asana.
My Hatha Flow yoga classes incorporate a dynamic flow of physical yoga postures with breath awareness before slowing our practice down with more static postures, meditation and relaxation. Classes are suitable for new students to yoga as well as those with more experience. I offer modifications and adjustments where needed so that each student can experience the postures being taught and can participate at their own ability. I encourage students to practice with awareness and within the range of movement available to them to provide a safe, relaxing and inclusive environment.
I first found myself on a yoga mat in 2003, and it has been a friend ever since. During my career in communications and marketing, I constantly turned to yoga, in need of an antidote to long, anxious days hunched at the computer. As my work became more stressful, yoga became a real tonic, and I would float out of class ‘re-booted’. This is the feeling I want to share with students at Breathe.
I trained with Laura Gilmore at Bristol City Yoga October 2013 – July 2014 (Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour certified by Yoga Alliance UK).
My lunchtime Hatha classes are suitable for beginners and improvers, and balance strength and flexibility, movement and stillness, effort and ease. My roots are in Iyengar style with a strong grounding in steadiness and alignment, but I love to play with more dynamic styles too. You can expect gentle flowing movements, energising sun salutations, and a sequence of carefully chosen postures to explore a different theme each week such as core stability or hip openers. With a focus on mindfulness and stress relief, you will learn how to use the breath to make your practise a moving meditation.
My classes are particularly aimed at those who would like to fit yoga into their lunch-break – perfect for relieving desk-fatigue and returning to work feeling taller, calmer, happier!
1 hour class (Thurs) £7
I began my yoga journey in 2006.
For me yoga was always a quest; how can I find my true self, how can I be happy and centred, free from physical ache and emotional pain such as fear, negative mental patterns and attachments? The list was never-ending and the journey may be life-long, however transformation is possible.
Yoga is an amazing tool; if you use it wisely you will be able to understand better your body & mind and soul. You will have strong nervous, endocrine & immune system, calm and focused mind and youthful and radiant appearance.
I love the simplicity and complexity of yoga. I am inspired by the different styles; I’ve practised Hatha, Iyengar yoga intensively for more than 3 years and I’ve been also practising Kundalini yoga that is such a powerful and integrated form of yoga. I regularly attend satsangs, kirtans and sadhanas, which give me so much joy and bliss. As a Reiki healer I love experiencing how the energy can heal us and I am also fascinated by the healing power that yoga can do by working on physical and more subtle levels.
Recently I embarked on the teacher training course because I had a very strong desire to deepen my experience and start from scratch, therefore building my temple of body and mind on a strong base.
I completed a Rajadhiraja yoga training, the principle form of yoga taught by the Himalayan Institute which is the Ashtanga version Rajadhiraja Yoga.
My teaching diploma is registered and accredited by Yoga Alliance UK.
My aim with teaching is to awaken the interest for yoga and meditation and offer it for the benefit of all. I’d also like to encourage people to find their true themselves through movement and spiritual practice.
A typical yoga class with me includes breathing exercises, warm ups, a mixture of static and dynamic postures with breath awareness, deep relaxation and sometimes a short meditation or self-massage. Rajadhiraja yoga is a highly comprehensive form of yoga. When we practise yoga postures according to Rajadhiraja yoga there is a profound balancing & harmonising effect on our endocrine system. So the emphasis in this yoga is not so much on vigour of execution but on proper breathing, proper positioning and a quiet but persistent flow of movement, which then results a general sense of wellbeing.
My beginner Rajadhiraja classes start from the 1st of September; however I welcome all levels to the classes, which designed to suit the varying needs and interests of students; and to accommodate the complete beginner through to the more advanced yogis.
Happy practising yogis &yoginis!
Contact tel. 07414159964
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Stretching, breathing, bending, smiling . . . get your yoga fix with me, registered Yoga Alliance teacher, reflexologist, and always learning yoga enthusiast!
My classes . . .
Bringing a light and loving approach to yoga, I aim to cater for all students in my class – whether brand new to yoga, or a regular on the mat, I will support you on your yoga journey. My classes fusion yoga nidra, breath, meditation and flowing vinyasa – I aim for classes to be restorative as well as energising. With a strong hatha influence, I encourage you to use your breath to transform your practise.
With classes to support your physical and spiritual being through season changes, moon phases as well as any personal physical or emotional issues you may be dealing with, I love to know why you come to yoga, and how I can help you get the results you need. I currently teach a class on Tuesday from 5.15pm, and an early bird’s class on Wednesday, from 7.30am. My classes last an hour.
What is iRest Yoga Nidra?
The only Level 1 iRest yoga nidra teacher in Bristol, I offer you the chance to release negative emotions and thought patterns, calm the nervous system and begin to build a deep capacity to meet any circumstance you may meet in life. Research also shows that iRest Yoga Nidra effectively reduce anxiety, depression, insommnia and chronic pain. Incorporating aspects of yoga nidra into all my classes, I also offer 121 sessions in this transformative, unique practise. Find out more here http://www.irest.us.
And how about the reflexology?
Reflexology is a form of holistic therapy which can be used to treat the whole body through the application of gentle yet firm pressure on the feet. I have treated clients with menstrual problems, headaches, and cancer, boosting the immune system and creating a state of relaxation and feeling of wellbeing.
How much does it all cost?
I charge for classes in line with Breathe Bristol’s costings, £7 for an house class. 121 sessions cost £25, although please do contact me to discuss options if you are on a low income.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07786 787 583
You can find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/myyogafix and twitter @melaskinner
It is intelligence, supported by direct experience that guides me and lights my way along the Yoga path. I am a wanderer along this path and I am deeply grateful for all the incredible people that have assisted me in the cultivation of this intelligence. I began Yoga at an early age, and later qualified in Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Desikachar’s Yoga, Tripsichore Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Shadow Yoga. From this emerged Soma Yoga, a practice that holds all of these paths and flows like a river that pours into an ocean. The technology of each path may differ slightly in content but the experience available is the same. Soma represents the culmination of everything I have experienced, studied and practiced. Soma Yoga is a cloth woven from many threads and its intention is to open the body and mind to the energetic principles of yoga practice and to cultivate power. Drinking deep of Soma will nourish the seeds of your becoming, seeds held deep within the human form, waiting to unfold for you.
My teaching and practice is informed by study and experience in a wide range of natural healing methods. I am a qualified Master Herbalist, hold a degree in botany, am an iridologist, thai masseur, and Ayurvedic therapist. I have studied oriental medicine and osteopathy, lectured at the Bristol University Botanic Garden and assisted in a research project on the use of vegetable oils in the treatment of prostate cancer sponsored by Tenovus. I am a student of astrology and numerology, vastu and Inka Shamanism. My journey of expansion continues as long as I breathe.
I started to practice yoga with my mother at the age of 17.
Wherever I travelled and lived, I kept practicing and it started to be the part of my life.
I met ashtanga vinyasa yoga at London, and it felt amazing after practicing martial arts for 5 years.
As I moved to Bristol I found a great teacher, who inspired and motivated me to deepen my practice and to start to assist on her classes. I decided to go to India and experience real Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from the source, at Mysore.
All in all I’ve been practicing yoga for ten years,and I would like to share my knowledge and experiences with everyone,who is interested in yoga and would like to be flexible, balanced,healthy and happy.
On my led classes I concentrate on deep ujjayi breath and the correct order of asanas (postures). We all move and breath together. After a few classes, yogis will be able to memorize the sequence, develop in the postures and enjoy the bliss of yoga.
Mysore style classes give you the space to focus and follow your own breath. Everyone is able to practice independently at their own pace, while surrounded by the energy and inspiration of the others in the room. I adjust students individually through the sequence and help them to deepen their practice.
As concentration increases, the breath, mind ,body and soul come into union.
Hi! My name is Mischa and I am a fully qualified and insured Yoga Alliance teacher who endeavours to teach and practice with the key principles of yoga in mind. These include: breath, intention and nonviolence, as well as tuning into and the mind and body.
I enjoy teaching from my own experience, which is influenced by the myriad of layers that is yoga. My classes often focus on one of these layers, be it chakras, a particular body part, breath, or the connection of mind and body. I also try to recognise how my students are feeling in themselves and to make space for this to direct my teaching.
I have recently come back from travelling through South East Asia, India and New Zealand, where I was often inspired by the yoga teachings I received and the sheer beauty of nature. I hope to impart some of this in my classes at Breathe but also, and perhaps on a more practical note, leave you feeling stronger, more focussed, flexible and stressfree!
In my Hatha Flow classes we will cleanse and detoxify body and mind, allowing tension to melt away as we move stagnant energy, stretch what needs stretching and cultivate core strength. After this class, having both released stress and decluttered mind and body, you will be able to return to your day with greater energy and positivity. All levels are welcome, so come along and make a positive mark on your day!
Email: email@example.com/Tel: 07904073535
My journey began in my early twenties when I started practicing yoga as an addition to my interest in fitness. As my physical practice progressed I gradually started to become more aware of the internal healing, nurturing and meditative qualities of yoga that stretched far beyond the gain of flexibility, strength and balance. Since then Yoga has become my passion and a way life. My practice has become a perpetual journey of awareness, mindfulness, self discovery and inner growth. Yoga has given me the tools to form a strong spiritual connection with myself and the world around me.
My classes are a slow but challenging Hatha flow for people of all levels of ability with emphasis on alignment, breath awareness and a calm focused mind. I believe in setting students up with safe foundational for a deep and mindful practice and have them leave class feeling light, revitalised, calm and ready for the chaos of modern lifestyle.
I look forward to practicing with you.
Contact Blue- Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
I teach Hatha and Hatha Flow yoga, in both Dynamic and slower classes. My classes are tailored to suit your needs and abilities.Each student gets hands on modifications and adjustments to enable a safe and happy practice. I fell in love with yoga just over 4 years ago when I was travelling around south East Asia.
I undertook my first yoga teacher training in Brazil in 2012. It is there that I learnt about the ancient philosophy of yoga. The application of this philosophy to my own life has enabled me to grow as a person in ways that I could never have imagined. I have recently returned from India where I undertook further teacher training and deepened my own practice. I started my Yoga teaching career in London, teaching yoga at Lunch times to my work colleagues in 2012
I believe that the mental, emotional and physical benefits of yoga should be available to anyone who wishes to practise and I am making it my mission to spread the yoga love.
I began my yoga journey whilst living and teaching English in Thailand in 2010 where I was transformed by the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga and meditation. I initially began practicing Mindfulness Meditation where I discovered the power of the mind and the ability to find peace within. Later, I went on to practice Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga under the guidance of Ling Yabsuwankul for two and a half years.
Since then, I have qualified as a Childrens yoga teacher with Yogakidz worldwide and have taught yoga and meditation classes for children and adults in schools and studios, both in Thailand and England since 2012. In August 2015, I received my 200 hours Multi style yoga teacher training certification under Guru Mahi in Dharamasala, India.
I now teach Hatha/Hatha Flow yoga in Bristol in a variety of settings including studios, businesses, schools and universities. My classes are aimed at all levels from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. I give a range of variations to enable students of all body types to perform to their own ability and I set a theme for each class in order to take our individual practice a little further.
For me, yoga is about synchronizing the breath with movement, whilst finding stability and comfort in the pose, in order to cultivate a sense of peace within the body and mind, both on and off the mat. I am truly dedicated, compassionate and kind teacher with a passion for helping others thrive in life by nurturing and uniting body, mind and soul through yoga.
My yoga journey initially began as what I thought would be a simple way to help calm and focus my mind in this at times chaotic world –when I began taking yoga classes with a friend while living in Japan. Little did I know then the profound affect yoga would have on my life and since then, yoga has opened up my life in ways I could never have imagined. Increased self-confidence, mental clarity, self- awareness and a deeper connection with my own body were just some of the life-changing affects yoga has had in my life.
The desire to deepen and explore my practice further led me to India where I completed my Yoga Teacher Training at the Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham ashram in Kerala. Since then – the opportunity to share my love and joy for yoga with others has been mind-blowing and something I feel truly honoured to be able to do. Leaving a yoga class with an uplifting energy recharge and a clear and centred mind is the best feeling in the world and something I hope to share with my students.
My classes are predominantly Hatha inspired, exploring a wide range of asanas and a number of dynamic flows at a strong and steady pace, as well as a meditative focus on the breath. I try to find the balance of creating a yoga class that is both challenging yet within the student’s reach, encouraging students to explore their own physical capabilities as well as tuning into what their body needs, both knowing when it is time to trust their instincts and pull back, and when it is time to push through any mental barriers and explore what their body can do. In my opinion – yoga is for absolutely everybody and all are welcome to try my class.
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General Class Description
Hanna Somatic Education is a movement orientated practice that uses the brains capacity for ongoing development. It is developed from Feldenkrais by a neuro physiologist who studied with Feldenkrais, Thomas Hanna. Hanna understood that when muscles become stressed they contract, potentially causing pain and restriction of movement, this reaction is an instruction from the brain, it is the nervous system in the freeze, flight or fight response. To relieve this pain and reintroduce freedom of movement long term, Somatics works with the nervous system through slow mindful movements to re-educate and release the chronic holding habits of the muscles.
Cat teaches gentle and specific, mindful movements to bring awareness back into the body, re-educating and releasing these holding habits that may be creating tension and pain. This is a powerful and empowering process giving us back the ability to help ourselves find ease and comfort in daily life. As this work is about finding ease in every movement the classes are appropriate for all, regardless of age or ability.
Every day Monday to Friday from 4-5 pm
Please make a booking for the guided sessions through the website.
Meditation space is free, although donations for guided sessions are welcome.
Anything arranged will be posted on this page..
On guided days, please come and make use of this quiet time for your own meditation practice.You can just drop in..
There is an opportunity for teachers/guides wishing to introduce a technique and hold a regular group sitting…
~Please be in contact if this is of interest to you.
Guided sessions are listed below..
Tuesdays at 4-5 pm
I know that we all want happiness. I believe happiness does not come from anything external – it is a result of your attitude and your beliefs. I believe that life is here to play with; to be lived from the heart by letting go of worry and following your true desires, which are informed by a deep connection to your intuition and a playful attitude to life.
I have found that practicing an attitude of acceptance, adventure and appreciation coupled with mindfulness (intentional, non-judgmental focus of one’s attention, in the present moment, on sensations, thoughts and emotions) can have you more kind awareness and control of your own happiness, self-belief and enjoyment of any situation that life can throw at you.
Guided meditation, self enquiry and feedback sessions These will include an element of talking and sharing and an element of meditation – a place to ask questions about meditation in the middle of two 20 minute practices.
The practise is a combination of one-point meditation, mudras and what I call a “meditation of the witness”.
I was born in Poland and after graduating in mathematics & physics I moved to Bristol in 2005 and have been living here for almost 11 years now. I worked for big companies & corporations until I realised what life is about and what do “I need” to be happy.
My awakening journey started 7 years ago. I was learning new techniques from different parts of the world and I was gaining more and more knowledge & experience that was coming firstly from books, interviews, meeting different people and then from meditation and self observation. My life changed as I understood that all I need is unconditional love to all and to everything. This is my daily practise that I have been doing every day for last 5 years.
What I want you to understand is that your view and perception of reality is created firstly by your
parents, teachers, friends than TV and different programmes…, but if they themselves do not know
the true nature of life, how can this be any use to you? So it’s time for you to find out about life,
reality and who you are? It is your time and your adventure, do not allow somebody else to write
your story for you. If you don’t build Your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs…Nobody
can help you but yourself. Think for a moment what your life would be without your desires & ego
attitude… Observe yourself. Live in the moment, here & now.
“If you are depressed, you are living in
the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the
present (Lao Tzu)”.
What would happen if you stop thinking for a moment and experience the void,
when you silence the mind? This is the new & exciting journey to discover yourself and your new
reality – reality that you will experience yourself. This is process of remembering – all the answers
and powers are already in you and I am not sharing anything new here, I am only helping you to
remember who you truly are. You will find out that life is far more magnificent & beautiful.
“A Life without wisdom is a life of illusion which is a state of agitation, of misery.
Our first responsibility is to live healthy, harmonious life, good for ourselves and for all others.
To do so, we must learn to use our faculty of self-observation, truth-observation.” S.N. Goenka
A man asked Buddha:
“I want happiness”
First remove “I” – that’s ego.
Then remove “Want” – that’s desire
See now you are left with only
“To find peace, to live peace, we need to keep restoring our original Oneness.”- Mark Nepo
“All types of knowledge, ultimately mean self knowledge” – Bruce Lee
Website:www.unityseed.co.uk / non profit / meditation & If you want to sign up for newsletter and daily
inspirations, please email Pete at: email@example.com
Meditation is FREE OF CHARGE (donations only) – all donations are spend on food for homeless people around Bristol.
Thank you and Be happy
Treatments need to be booked in advance, by contacting the therapist directly. Contact information is to be found in their personal profile.
- Solution Focused Hypno-Psychotherapy
- Transpersonal Hypnotherapy
- Past Life Regression
- Hypno-Meditation Coaching
Maybe you are considering hypnotherapy to help you overcome a problem in your life. Maybe you, or someone you love, is suffering from stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, phobia, addiction, or wants to stop smoking for good.On the other hand, you may come to hypnotherapy for more confidence in dating, to accelerate your learning, or to master public speaking.Still others come to me because of my three decades of experience in meditation and spiritual development, to find a deeper meaning in life.
What is Hypnosis?
Whatever your problem may be you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands and that hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to help you make changes where many other approaches were less successful or even failed.This is because with hypnosis you learn to enter a deeply relaxing state where you can by-pass the critical conscious mind and communicate more directly with your subconscious mind, the part of you which has full access to your intuition and inner wisdom for change.
With our increased understanding of the human brain, hypnotherapy is proving more and more to be a force for change, and the Health Education Authority has said:”Research shows that there is more scientific evidence for Hypnotherapy than any other Complementary Therapy… by using hypnosis, people can perform prodigious feats of will-power and self-healing.”
Wanting to understand more about the human mind and spirit, I took up a meditation practise in 1985 when I was only 6 years of age, which led to a fascination with anything remotely connected to psychology or spirituality. By my teens a fascination with hypnosis developed after my own experiences of being hypnotised.
By my twenties I was hypnotising other people successfully, and then in 2011 began my professional training as a hypnotherapist with David Newton, the creator of “Solution Focused Hypnotherapy”.It was in that same year that I began to witness incredible, and near effortless, transformations within myself – and then, once a practising clinician, witnessing how hypnotherapy can quickly and permanently change the lives of others where change had been elusive before!
Booking A Session
Please feel free to contact me regarding facilitation for your change process.I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation, where we can meet each other, share what I call the “User’s Manual of the Mind”, and also receive a complimentary studio-quality hypnosis recording. This is yours free to take away and benefit from, whatever you decide.
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a free download link for my short but powerful hypnosis session titled “Quickly Relax” along with an ebook called “Self Hypnosis Made Easy”.
I can be contacted by telephone on 07517 042 679
– Holistic, Deep Tissue & Thai Foot Reflexology Massage Therapist
Sandra personally feels that we can include massage in our daily lives to help us feel at our best and maintain good health. When we have regular massage, we give ourselves the perfect space for deep relaxation and to heal on many levels.
She aims to provide you with a session that will leave you feeling nourished and relaxed and suits whatever your needs may be.
In June 2009, Sandra was awarded the MTI (Massage Training Institute) diploma in Holistic Massage, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology during her training at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork. She is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Sandra is dedicated to deepening her knowledge and quality of touch and has done further training in Deep Tissue Work, Side Lying, Chair Massage, Thai Foot Reflexology and Gentle Traditional Thai Massage. Her massage incorporates techniques from many traditions using a variety of tools including stretching, body rocking, mobilisation and deep relaxation.
She uses a holistic approach taking in consideration the individual needs. Using different techniques she can provide a relaxing and restorative experience or treat specific areas of pain and discomfort.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Sandra applies slower strokes with deeper pressure concentrating on the areas of tension and pain by using fingertips, knuckles, elbows or forearms when needed.
THAI FOOT MASSAGE
It’s a relaxing and invigorating massage on the feet and lower legs. Sandra uses a Thai wooden stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet that correspond to the internal organs of the body. This can help bring the body to balance and promote general wellbeing.
Thai Foot Massage will usually last 60mins. It can be performed as a stand-alone treatment or can be combined with 30 minutes of head, hands and shoulders massage.
Sessions last either 60 or 90 minutes. The first treatment involves an initial consultation that will normally last from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the client history.
– Swedish, Deep Tissue, Anti-cellulite massage and Reflexology Massage therapist –
My interest in holistic therapy started in 2005,when I began a massage and reflexology course. Shortly after, I started my Physiotherapy studies which made me understand better the deep relation between traditional holistic massage and modern Physiotherapy. A good holistic massage not only relaxes and rejuvenates but also can help with muscle aches,back pains or other problems caused by our busy but mostly sedentary lifestyles.
– Swedish(or classic) massage –
Uses five types of strokes : effleurage(sliding), petrissage(kneading), tapotement(rhythmic tapping), friction(cross fiber), vibration(shaking) .Beside a relaxing effect it increases blood and lymphatic circulation, relaxes muscles and relieves stiff joints.
– Deep tissue massage –
Aims to relieve the tensions in the superficial and deeper muscles, connective tissues and fascia. This massage is usually recommended for individuals experiencing chronic or consistent pain,performing heavy physical activities like sports or who have sustained physical injuries in the past.
– Anti-cellulite massage –
Massage techniques can help to reduce cellulite, by breaking down the toxins and improving circulation so the skin can regain a healthy and tonified aspect.
– Reflexology –
Reflexology is a holistic therapy working on the principle that by applying pressure on certain points from an individual feet it is possible to unblock and stimulate the flow of energy through the body helping with various afflictions.
I adapt my massage therapy to every client needs and requests so it will be as efficient as possible while in same time being a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Sessions are usually 1 hour long (first one is usually longer since it includes a short consultation) or more at client’s request. For multiple session discounts are available, please ask.
To book a treatment please contact Michaela on 07745613077.
Thai Yoga Massage
For many years I’ve been practicing tai-chi, chi-kung, shaolin kung- fu, yoga and meditation.
I naturally started to be interested in holistic therapies, chinese medicine and energy healing. That’s how I met Thai Yoga Massage.
This massage is an ancient holistic therapy (dating back more than 2000 years).
It combines yoga, reflexology, acupressure, physiotherapy and ayurveda.
Working on the acupressure points along the energy lines (SEN), the massage stimulates the body’s energy level and promotes the natural healing system.
Few of the countless benefits;
Removes energy blocks in the body,
Improves blood circulation,
Increases flexibility and concentration,
Stretches the muscles and tones the inner organs,
Reduces emotional and nervous tension.
Thai Yoga Massage is done on a mat/futon on the floor, the recipient is dressed in comfortable clothes. The session lasts between 1 ½ – 2 hours.
For booking and information, please contact;
People come to psychotherapy for many reasons. It may be that you are having difficulties in
relationships, at work or in your family life. Others come because they find themselves
repeating limiting or painful patterns of behaviour. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and
confidential space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings. In this way more of
your experience is brought into conscious awareness, and this can lead to insight,
understanding and relief.
I undertook a Barefoot Practitioner Training in 2010.This was an integrative self-healing
course working with meditation and conscious breath-work. The experience was transformative and inspired me to pursue a career as a therapist. In 2012 I completed a certificate in counselling skills at WPF Therapy in London. I am currently working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy with Bath Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre (BCPC). Alongside this I’m undertaking the Advanced Barefoot Practitioner Training. I spent a year working as a counsellor with people experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use. I then set up in private practice in 2013. My background is in advice and support work in the voluntary sector, specifically in the fields of housing and homelessness. I also work with women who have experienced sexual exploitation. I have worked with a range of issues including: trauma, childhood abuse, addiction, anxiety, grief, low mood, low self-esteem, negative thought patterns, relationship difficulties and stress.
Arranging an appointment
Please feel free to contact me on 07472661414 with any queries or to arrange an
appointment. If I am not available you can leave a message and I will get back to you.
Alternatively you can email me at email@example.com. Our first appointment is an
opportunity for us to meet and talk about what brings you to therapy at this time. I can also
answer any questions you may have about psychotherapy and how I work.
As a psychotherapist in my 4th year of training I offer low cost psychotherapy. I charge £30
per session. Sessions last for 50 minutes.
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It is possible to hire the place for a workshop or event on the weekends and possibly some days in the week. Please be in contact for details.
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Tibetan blankets, Yoga equipment, herbal teas etc. Please have a look when you’re in!
There are still opportunities for people to get involved teaching or providing treatments on a self employed basis. Please be in contact for more details.
Also it is possible to offer some sort of work/service in exchange for yoga classes/use of space.
If that is of interest, please be in contact.