Denise Christian - Ashtanga Yoga teacher
We are so fortunate to have an experienced Ashtanga teacher for our Yoga retreats. Denise has been authorised by the renowned Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, and has been teaching Yoga for nearly 15 years. Prior to moving to Cornwall, Denise taught in London at the top traditional Ashtanga Yoga Shala in the UK, Ashtanga Yoga London, where she taught alongside one of Britain’s most senior Ashtanga Yoga teachers, Hamish Hendry.
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic form of Vinyasa Yoga with postures flowing one into the other in a moving meditation, with the student's eventual aim being to reach a point of practice that emphasizes Tristhana, the three points of attention: the Asana, the breath and the Drishti, or looking place. These three elements affect the three levels of purification of body, nervous system and mind.
Mandy Symons - Holistic Therapies
Mandy works holistically treating the whole person aiming to balance mind, body and spirit, looking at the physical as well as the emotional.
Therapeutic treatments are a way of stimulating the body's own natural healing mechanism, and promotes a sense of well being, enabling us to maintain optimum health.
Mandy is a member of the Duchy Healer Association, has an ITEC in Massage and Reflexology and is a Reiki healer.
Sue Johnson – Gong & Meditation
Sue is a Reiki Master and teacher, and has expanded her knowledge of healing to include the use of sound to clear and harmonise the body.
Immerse yourself in the healing sounds of the Gong. Let the vibrations clear and balance your body, mind and emotions. Float in bliss and re-connect to your deepest self.
Kelly Kennedy - Massage & Reiki Therapist
Kelly has worked in the holistic world for 13 years. Originally from West London, she moved to Cornwall as a child and grew up in the Wadebridge area.
After working in Primary Education for many years and suffering with a stress-related illness as a result, her focus moved towards holistic therapies.
She offers bespoke treatments combining massage and Reiki, specialsing in re-balancing the physical and emotional body. She works towards stress reduction by calming the nervous system through relaxation and overall well being.
Qualifications: Level 3 ITEC Diploma in A&P, Swedish & Holistic massage. Level 1&2 in Reiki healing (Reiki Master Sue Johnson).
Karina is a complementary therapist working with massage, reiki, aromatherapy and flower essences. She is a huge lover of nature and what it brings to us every day. Her passion is bringing this to her treatments.