"My love of shiatsu developed over 15 years ago through my professional experience within body practices, a seed was planted after watching a colleague's mum doing Qi Gong in her garden and asking what she was up to!
I initially trained in Dance Theatre at Laban Conservatoire where I began an international career as a contemporary movement artist. Whilst training to be a dancer, strong discipline is needed for the amount of physical and emotional demand, and, I became increasingly aware of the intangible relationships between body, mind, and spiritual wellbeing. From there, my interests in dance grew to somatic, holistic movement, including training at Body Weather Laboratory (a Japanese contemporary dance form that utilises environment and nature) with Oguri and Steinberg in Los Angeles, USA. I realised that my curiosity in this movement had sparked a subconscious response to working within therapy and body practices.
In 2013 I delved into the world of Shiatsu and haven't looked back since! And if that wasn't enough just before graduating from Shiatsu College, I continued to feed my curiosity in bodywork practices and was awarded a scholarship on a 2 year Meridian Yoga Teacher training course in Hastings.
I have experience working in a variety of settings, including volunteering at the Martlets Hospice in Hove for 2 years and worked with the Lewes FC Mental Well-Being football teams project.
I am now a practitioner at the Shiatsu Centre Norwich and The Space Burston, Diss, as well as at Yoga retreats and pop-up events and I teach Meridian Yoga; from classes at the Pitstop Men's Craft Norwich, Online workshops and One-2-One sessions.
Soon I am opening the Norwich Branch of Meridian Yoga Teacher Training, Oct 2022 and very much looking forward to supporting others in their Yoga and embodied journey.
I'm always continuing to develop my practice through attending regular CPD courses and have completed my formal Shiatsu Teacher Training, 2022, at the Shiatsu College Norwich."