It is with great excitement that I share my news. I have recently been assigned as an official FHT Ambassador for Wiltshire. The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the UK’s largest professional association for therapists, ensuring high standards in therapy education and practice since 1962. I have been an FHT member for 25 years, starting from my student days and was recently made a fellow of the FHT following my length of time as a member and my commitment to our industry.
My new role is to visit colleges and universities in Wiltshire to promote the high standards in professional practice to therapy students and tutors. Firstly, I cannot wait to go to Trowbridge College where I studied for my very first massage qualifications and secondly…..I’m off to learn how to use PowerPoint!
We are very excited to share with you the news of our new team member Josie joining Miles and Green. Josie is going to be delivering Yoga Workshops, Yoga Courses and Yoga Drop-In sessions in our Studio…
I grew up in Devizes and left over 20 years ago and I have recently decided to return to my roots and the beautiful countryside… I am a senior yoga teacher and a yoga therapist and I currently teach yoga classes, workshops and courses in Bristol. I am excited to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for yoga with you at Miles and Green.
Prior to becoming a full time yoga teacher I worked in the NHS as a mental health nurse for over 20 years in a variety of roles. In my teaching I combine my experience and passion offering a holistic approach to yoga, exploring how to increase strength and flexibility, as well as improving health and wellbeing in everyday life.
My approach to teaching
In my classes & courses we will explore the essence of a Yoga practice;
Breath- how we breathe has a direct correlation to how we feel, we will explore how to breath efficiently, as well as a variety of Pranayama (Yogic breathing practices). All of which have far reaching benefits for our health & wellbeing.
Asana- physical postures increase strength & flexibility. I encourage a mindful practice, developing a sense of curiosity and playfulness, rather than simply pushing yourself into a shape that you can’t breath or smile in! Our bodies are all different and how we practice needs to reflect this.
Relaxation – learning to relax is a long last art for many of us! We are programmed to do more, try harder & be busy. Finding ways to relax the body and mind is crucial for our health – keeping us in balance.
Yogic Philosophy – there are several foundational texts that underpin yoga practices, which provide a richness & depth to the practice.
Taking time in the class for a balance of action, reflection and relaxation to support modern day life & our own health & wellbeing.
I welcome anyone into class, yoga is for everyone, being able to touch your toes is not necessary or the point!
Yoga Teacher Training
• Foundation in Yoga (British Wheel of Yoga)
• Advanced Teacher Training 500 hrs at Yogasara Academy , Bristol (IYN)
• Yoga Nidra Teacher & Facilitator Training – Total Yoga Nidra, London (IYN)
• Yoga Therapy – 500 hr – Minded Institute – London
I am registered with the Independent Yoga Network (IYN)
I look forward to meeting you soon!
WOW! 2 years ago the seed was planted to open my own clinic. I’m a ‘say yes and learn later’ person. That’s pretty much been the last 2 years! The clinic is like a second home (a bit too much sometimes ;)) but I’m loving it more than ever…
That is because of our brilliant clients and the great team that I have. There are lots of new exciting things coming up in the next 2 years.
Remember ‘say yes and learn how to do it later’
Alice is a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist and has worked at Bath Spa and formally for Shepton Mallet football club as their Sport Massage Therapist providing pre and post massages and pitch side assistance. Alice will initially be joining us part time, working on Tuesdays and Fridays…
It is our intention for Alice to work alongside Karen Elliott to provide a larger support to our clients and to grow and expand our experience and knowledge. We will be able to extend our client base, take on new clients and provide valuable additional appointment times.
Alice is an athlete herself, so has an understanding of injury frustrations, training and maintaining fitness through Physical Therapies. Already trained to Level 4 in Sports Massage, Alice is fully equipped to deal with all matters of injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and maintenance. She is also specialising in Myofascial Cupping Therapy and Kinesiology Taping
We are so happy to announce that we are the Winners of the Best Complementary Therapy Centre in Wiltshire 2017. As voted by our fabulous clients. After reaching the finals 2 weeks ago, the voting started from zero…
The final 7 days of voting were tense, with one eye watching the result percentages rising and falling until we were finally notified as winners!
I am so happy that we have achieved this, it is extra special because it came just 1 week before our one year anniversary of trading.
Thank you all so much.
Karen and Team X
This treatment will relax everybody, even those who find it difficult to switch off. Why not book yourself in? Or treat somebody else and use your FREE Rose Bath Creamer to take home and continue your relaxation. (free gift available during May and June 2018 only)