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Training & Qualifications

Yoga Training

2019 5 day iRest training Level 1 (Yoga Nidra for PTSD), with James Reeves, Restful Being
2013 - 2015  Scaraveilli-inspired Yoga Teacher Training with Marc Woolford 200 hrs
2012  Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Anahata School of Yoga
2009 - 2011  Yoga Tutor Diploma with Anahata School of Yoga
2009  120 hours advancement Yoga Course for teachers with Marc Woolford
2005 - 2007 Yoga Teacher Training Diploma  with Anahata School of Yoga 200 hrs
2002 - 2005 Dru Yoga Teacher Training Diploma with Life Foundation School of Therapeutics 200 hrs
2000 - 2003 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate with Comprehensive Yoga Fellowship 200 hrs

Other trainings include: Pete Blackaby, Heather Mason (Yoga & Mindfulness for Chronic Pain), David Emerson (Trauma-Sensitive Yoga), Yasmin Labat (Yoga for Chronic Pain-Myo-fascial approach), Gary Carter, Sophy Hoare, Monica Voss, James Boag, Ruth Gilmore (Well Woman), Uma Dunsmore Tulli (Womb Yoga), Yoga Nidra,  Vinyasa Krama Yoga, Yoga for Learning Disabilities.

Exploring the ideas and practices of:

Peter Levine Somatic Experiencing.  An embodied approach to working with Trauma and chronic Pain.

Irene Lyon Nervous System Regulation & Resilience building (Somatic practice, Feldenkrais, Somatic Experiencing) 3 month online training course.

Mindfulness Training

Practice Skills

2015 Insight Practitioner Training Course (x3 weekends)
2013 -  2014 Compassion Practitioner Certificate Course (x4 weekends)
2012 -  2013 Mindfulness Practitioner Certificate Course (x4 weekends)
2011 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course

Teaching Skills

2016 Compassion Based Living Course Teaching Skills Retreat (5 days)
2014 Mindfulness Based Living Course Teaching Skills Retreat (5 days)
2013 Introduction to Mindfulness Skills Training (x2 weekends)

CPDs/Retreats/Conferences

2017 Mindful Movement CPD weekend - Fay Adams
2016 Awakening the Body.  Somatic Meditation with Reginald Ray. (10 week course)
2015 Embodiment in Teaching Mindfulness CPD (Authentic Strength, Group Inquiry, Embodying Group Dynamics) weekend
2014 Enquiry Skills training CPD weekend
2015 Compassion East-West Conference – Samye Ling
2014 Rob Nairn Insight Weekend Samye Ling
2014 Self Compassion Training Retreat – Kristen Neff & Chris Germer- Holy Isle
2013 Compassion 6 day Retreat – Holy Isle – Choden & Fay Adams

Supervision

Bi-monthly Skype group supervision led by MA Senior Tutor Fay Adams and bi-monthly peer group supervision.

Monthly 1-2-1 supervison from MA Tutor & Psychological Therapist Graeme Armstrong

Other healing/integrating practices

2019 Smart Body Smart Mind: Trauma Healing/ Nervous System Regulation with Irene Lyon (Somatic Experiencing and Feldenkrais based).  April - June 2019.
2018 3 year Creative Shamanism Practitioner Training with Carol Day and the Centre for Creative Vision in Fife 2015 - May 2018.
2012 Sourcestar energy healing Level 2 with Christine Dewar
2010 Sourcestar energy healing Level 1 with Christine Dewar
2009 Meditation Teachers Certificate with Swami Saradananda (British Yoga Association)
2006 Indian Head Massage with Liz Napier

General Education & Training

1998 - 2000 Locally Qualified Youth Work Training with Stoke on Trent City Council
1994 - 1995 Post-graduate Diploma in Computing: Module 1 – Database Development with Open University
1992 - 1993 Intermediate Diploma in French with Institute of Linguists
1986 - 1989 MSc in Information Science at City University
1982 - 1985 BA Hons in Modern Studies (Geography, International Relations, History) at Coventry University

Ongoing Training