Bodywise | Yoga and Natural Health

Practitioners

Below is a list of the Practitioners working at Bodywise:

Alastair Stewart

I have been working therapeutically with mindfulness for 16 years, initially with a ground breaking mental health project called Lothlorien. My awareness of how the body expresses emotion has continued to grow from this time. The journey has taken me to practice with Yogis, Zen monks, living in nature and hanging out with some very... Read more

Angela Andrews

I have been practicing reflexology for five years and I am a member of the Association of Reflexology. Reflexology is extremely pleasant and very relaxing. The treatment generally lasts for one hour. It is suitable for most people and the treatment is gentle. Afterwards my clients often find that they are extremely rested and have... Read more

Anne Robertson

MCSP I spent almost 40 years an an NHS physiotherapist in Manchester, working in hospitals and in the community. Iʼve worked mainly with people living with neurological disorders, their families and carers. I became aware of the Feldenkrais Method through my work about ten years ago and was really excited by the possibilities it offered... Read more

Arthaketu

Shiatsu Dip I trained at the Yorkshire School of Shiatsu with Julie Shearn and qualified as a practitioner in July 2003 and I have been practicing professionally since then. What I love about shiatsu as a technique is its diversity. It can be very physical or very soft; it can involve a lot of movement... Read more

Christine Howitt

Christine Howitt is a Yoga teacher based in Manchester, UK. She is a founder member of the successful Bodywise Alternative Health Centre where she teaches regular classes and workshops, as well as working one to one on a more therapeutic basis. She leads workshops nationally and internationally as well as being part of the teaching... Read more

Debbie Jones

In July 2016, I gave up my career as a teacher in order to train to become a funeral celebrant, to write and lead funerals. What brought about this change? Well, a few things coincided: I was diagnosed with having a basal cell carcinoma, a harmless form of skin cancer. I did hear the word... Read more

Elli Keavey

Dip.TA Counselling I offer Transactional Analysis (TA) Counselling and Psychotherapy in a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, where you can make the changes you want to make. Life can sometimes be stressful, challenging and unfulfilling and this can deeply affect our emotional and physical well being. Sometimes we can feel sad, angry or scared... Read more

Hannah Mackay

MRSS I have been practising shiatsu since 1997, and I am registered with the Shiatsu Society. I practise Shiatsu at Bodywise in the city centre on Wednesdays and in Chorlton, South Manchester, on other days. I also teach with the Shiatsu College Manchester and run shiatsu workshops for beginners and practitioners. I enjoy working with... Read more

Jackie McTaggart

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Jane Craggs

Jane Craggs has been practising and studying yoga for 16 years and teaching for 10. She originally trained as a teacher whilst living in Spain and on her return to the UK set up Yogaspace and subsequently Manchester Yoga Shala, a collective of teachers committed to bringing authentic yoga to those who may not ordinarily... Read more

Janine Hurley

Janine first started practicing yoga and mindfulness 12 years ago when she was pregnant with her son, Jude. Following her own pregnancy she became passionate about the benefits that yoga and breathwork can bring to pregnant women and help ease the stressful transition into motherhood and beyond. She found that this mindful practice had a transformative... Read more

Jeni Nelson

Hynotherapist I am very pleased to be offering bespoke, one-to-one hypnotherapy services at Bodywise. My practice has a solutions focus. This means not asking what’s wrong with you but asking what’s right with you and taking it from there. Working with your best hopes for the future and setting your most amazing human asset, the... Read more

Kate Engineer

Kate trained in Holistic Massage over 20 years ago with the Chalice Foundation. Kate’s original training in Contemporary Dance has given her a deep understanding of bodies in motion. She is trained in Pilates and often prescribes exercises alongside massage. All these different elements of her experience inform her massage practice. She works holistically and... Read more

Kathryn Entwistle / Kamaladhi

Kathryn Entwistle is a Professional Career Coach, NLP Practitioner & Practicing Buddhist. Kathryn’s methods are particularly suited to mid-life career/job changers and people wishing to go self-employed. She specialises in assisting people who ‘make a positive difference’ through their work, or who aspire to. Kathryn’s approaches promote optimum work-life balance. She coaches people from all walks... Read more

Lisa Jones

My introduction to yoga came quite early as my dad was a dedicated yoga practitioner when I was growing up, although it wasn’t until I moved to Manchester in the early 1990’s that I started developing my own regular practice, as it supported my body, mind and health throughout my career as a professional dancer.... Read more

Lotte Derricourt

I qualified as a Teacher with the College of Elemental Chi Kung, in London in 2010. I’ve been practising different forms of Qi Gong and Tai chi for many years. As a small child I went to a Tai Chi class my Dad went to, I drew a house on the palm of my hand... Read more

Lucy Ascham

Alexander Technique with Lucy Lucy Ascham came across the Technique in 1989 as a music student with stage fright. Happily this was resolved with the light touch and guidance of an experienced AT teacher. The mystery of what the teacher did was solved some 10 years later on her training course. She has effectively used... Read more

Manjunaga

My yoga practice began in 1998 when I started attending yoga classes taught by Padmadarshini and Christine Howitt at Bodywise in Manchester. After many years of exploration in my own yoga practice, I started my teacher training with Simon Low and the Yoga Academy in 2006, qualifying in 2008. In recent years I have been... Read more

Maryline Higham

Maryline is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher with 10 years teaching experience. Specialising in Restorative and other forms of Yoga, she enjoys balancing the physical challenge of postures with the calming journey towards inner peace. She is registered with the British Wheel of Yoga, Birthlight and Yoga Alliance USA. Maryline teaches in a caring and... Read more

Mokshajyoti

I qualified after 3 years training at Cumbria Alexander Training School in Kendal which is run by Jamie McDowell and Michael Hardwicke. Although I am a newly qualified Alexander Teacher, my third year has been wholly practically based with ‘hands on’ sessions almost daily, with fellow students and the public of Kendal. Prior to my... Read more

Padmadarshini (Rosey Cole)

In my classes I offer a practice that will support you to feel more relaxed and at ease in yourself. Yoga is very effective for unravelling the physical and emotional stresses of daily life. Imagine feeling calmer, more grounded, kinder and more accepting towards yourself, your body softer, more open and alive. These are just... Read more

Paul Betesh

Paul has been practising yoga for over 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. He has had the benefit of some great teachers in yoga, meditation, shamanism, life, the universe and everything! He has studied Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivanannda and Yin Yoga and more recently worked closely with Donna Farhi whose style is closest to... Read more

Paul Connery

Hi, I’m Paul I am a qualified Therapeutic Shamanic Practitioner, a Reiki Master and hold a certificate in Counselling Skills. For the last 14 years, I have been tackling homelessness, giving vulnerable people a voice and the opportunity to make positive changes in their lives. I am a graduate of the Three Raven’s College of... Read more

Tejapushpa (Carolyn Entwistle)

Lic. Ac. MBAcC and ATCM Tejapushpa has been practising acupuncture for 25 years, since qualifying in 1991 from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa. For the previous five years, she had been counselling women and girls who have been sexually abused. Through this work, she recognised the need for practitioners to be trained... Read more