Meet The Team

ABI PARK  

I took part in my first yoga class about 15-years ago and have since explored many styles of yoga – Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar, Bikram, Yin and the multitude of Vinyasa and Power classes that are available.

I am Yoga Alliance UK / US qualified to teach traditional Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa styles of yoga.

As an Accessible Yoga Ambassador I am trained to bring yoga to people with mobility issues that may restrict physical practice, as well as committing to bring yoga to communities and individuals regardless of ability or background.

My approach is very much that one alignment does not fit all and working with our own bodies to find an individual practice to benefit you is essential.

Meditation and mind-calming technique are integral to yoga  and I am super keen to incorporate the mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga as well as the physical aspect into classes.

My holistic classes and courses are designed to nurture your mind, body and soul in a relaxed, fun and non-judgmental environment.

 

Qualifications:

Yoga Alliance UK & US YTT (200 hour) – Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga

Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training

Accessible Yoga Training (including chair yoga) (30 hour)

Accessible Yoga Ambassador (UK)

First Aid for Yoga Teachers 

Continued Professional Development:

Teaching Methodology for Breath-Centered, Individualized Yoga (Leslie Kaminoff)

Supporting injured Students  (Andrew McGonigle, Dr Yogi)

Anatomy & Physiology Applied to Yoga  (Andrew McGonigle, Dr Yogi)

Teaching Children Yoga

Tritaka Meditation

Introduction to Yoga Therapy – Back problems, Diabetes, Blood Pressure

Energy meridians, bandhas and chakras

 

LUCY BARNFATHER 

I am a fully qualified Reiki Master with over five years experience having trained with Torsten Lange at The Reiki Academy in London. I first experienced the transformative effects of Reiki while pregnant with my first child and have been hooked ever since.

My mission is to spread the amazing positive energy of Reiki and help people to heal any kind of physical, emotional and spiritual blockages. I use an incredibly  gentle hands off technique and as such my treatments are suitable for any condition. Treatments are usually 40 minutes and an hour long appointment includes consultation and feedback. 

Qualifications:

Reiki First Degree - The Reiki Academy, London

Reiki Second Degree - The Reiki Academy, London

Reiki Master - The Reiki Academy, London 

 

JOANNE DUNN

I had my first Kinesiology session over 15 years ago and experienced significant improvements to my health. I was hooked and my quest for natural wellness started then. Kinesiology combines your emotional, nutritional, physical and energetical wellbeing to get to the bottom of health issues and I love the truly holistic approach it takes. Each session is almost like an investigation looking to find the root cause and what techniques will help re-gain balance. I qualified with TASK (The Association of Systematic Kinesiology) in London and now support the Bristol school with homework marking for new students completing the course. Kinesiology has helped me and my family in so many ways and I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience and helping others be well, stay healthy and feel in control of their health. I’m not quite sure how I could live my life without it.

Qualifications:

Kinesiology Practitioner – TASK (The Association of Systematic Kinesiology)

Meridian Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) – The Wyse Centre

Advanced Communication Skills – The Wyse Centre

Reiki Levels I and II

Emergency First Aid at Work

CHANEL MAGGS

I qualified 18 years ago as a Massage Therapist and Beauty Therapist at the City of Bristol College.

 

My aim and philosophy is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the session. Research studies show Massage has so many benefits and has been used for thousands of years, the benefits range from reducing stress, muscle pain, tension, digestive disorders and anxiety.

 

For those that are wanting a firmer therapeutic massage I use techniques to relieve muscle tension and muscular discomfort, incorporating stretching, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and breath work into the treatments. 

Qualifications:

Massage & Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 3

Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector Level 3 (PTLLS)

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality treatments, classes and courses.

Our founders and our teachers, therapists and specialists are trained & accredited by the following organisations:

  • Chew Valley Wellbeing Facebook
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Chew Valley Wellbeing, Wellington Gallery, Tunbridge Road, Chew Magna, Bristol BS40 8SP

 

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