Katrina Beath is a fully qualified complementary therapist and wellbeing mentor, based in London.
An elite holistic massage therapist, Katrina works to balance human, equine and canine bodies using massage and bodywork, reiki and energy healing. She also writes a regular blog at her website.
In her own words: Katrina “makes the all-too-frequently fluffy domain of healing and energy work accessible, easy, fun, practical and above all – NORMAL!”
Shiatsu by Cristina
Originally from Spain, and currently based in Covent Garden, Cristina Gutierrez Alvarez is an accredited professional practitioner of Shiatsu.
She provides a therapy service designed to rebalance the body’s vital energy channels, aiming to support good health, prevent illness, and promote general wellbeing.
Jivita Ayurveda is a long-established and well-loved organic wellbeing centre, based in Kensal Rise, and boasting a wealth of products and services designed to restore vitality and inner calm, and to empower you to lead a healthier and more balanced life.
Products and services include health consultations, body and beauty treatments, ayurvedic food items, and organic kitchen and gift items crafted with sustainable living in mind.
Azulfit is the brainchild of Jamie Issac, a Californian Pilates Master with a vision to create some of the world’s finest yoga and Pilates retreats. Azulfit’s Fuerteventura retreat in the Canary Islands is really the place where I decided I wanted to become a yoga teacher.
In Jamie’s own words: “I founded Azulfit & Fluid Art Pilates Studio to share my passion with those who are ready to take their next conscious step toward vibrant health. Changing the world takes energy, clarity and inspiration, and I make sure my students have more than they need so they can be a shining example to others of what is possible.”
Frauke is a Yin/Yang yoga and Nidra teacher, who has been living in the Canary Islands for nearly forty years. She lives in Fuerteventura with her two daughters and her grandson, enjoying the island lifestyle. As well as being a Yoga and Nidra teacher, Frauke is a qualified fitness instructor, Pilates teacher, and massage therapist.
In Frauke’s own words: “I teach a range of yoga, meditation and yoga Nidra classes at retreats & local venues on Fuerteventura. If you are a yoga teacher, I can also support in arranging national or international retreats in beautiful locations and organising hosting, world-class teaching staff and vegan / vegetarian cooks.”
YogaLondon is a dedicated yoga teacher training school, offering a diverse range of Yoga Alliance accredited programmes. It’s where I gained my qualification as a registered Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher! Not only are they one of the largest teacher training schools in Europe, they’re also measurably one of the most successful.
In their own words: “YogaLondon teach in a non-dogmatic way, encouraging trainees to find their own authentic style whilst still respecting the yoga tradition.”
Urban Massage is, in essence, a directory service operating in London, Birmingham, and Manchester.
The concept revolves around connecting members of the public with a vast selection of professional massage and reflexology therapists. You can read reviews from current and former clients, and book a massage therapist to visit your home at a time that works best for you.
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but Urban Massage recently listed yours truly as one of their top yoga teachers in London.
You can check out their blog post about me here.
Crouch End Reiki
Alex Afia is a Reiki practitioner based in Crouch End, North London. In his own words, Alex describes Reiki as a complementary therapy that can be a great aid to stress-reduction and general well-being, among many other benefits.
However, I think the most powerful demonstration of the potential in Alex’s treatments comes from the words of a dying neighbour, who Alex offered to treat in an effort to ease the man’s pain, and bring a sense of peace and wellbeing back into his remaining days:
“If death feels anything like this, then bring it on.”
BActivePilates has been teaching Pilates classes since 2012. They’re focused on providing clients with the original work of Joseph Pilates, using modified versions of his classical exercises as a foundation and framework for their classes. BActive believes that this approach ensures Pilates is accessible to clients of all ages and abilities, and that Pilates can help people through all stages of life.
BActive thrives on bringing people and communities together. Through the enjoyment of exercise and socialising, they aim to build networks and create meaningful relationships.