Please Note

Please check with each practitioner whether they are currently offering their classes or treatments online

Below is a list of the Practitioners working at Bodywise:

Agata Alcañiz

Practitioners Please Note Agata will now be running her class on Wednesdays online via Zoom from 1 April. Please contact her at for logging information. I run Qigong sessions here at the Bodywise Health Centre in the city centre, in The Yoga Rooms, Chorlton, and also, in the Summer, outdoors in a few parks... Read more

Alastair Stewart

Practitioners I have been working in a mindful way for over 20 years, initially with a ground breaking mental health project called Lothlorien. A curiosity of how the body expresses emotion and subsequently manages that emotion is at the heart of my practice. This journey has taken me to live with Yogis, Zen monks, to... Read more

Angela Andrews

Practitioners I have been practicing reflexology since 2002 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

Practitioners 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... Read more

Anne-Marie Gill

Practitioners Prior to obtaining my BSc in acupuncture at the Northern college of Acupuncture in York, I worked for the NHS, having trained in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. My main role within the NHS for the past 20 years, has primarily involved working as a Health visitor with homeless families, and supporting women who... Read more


Practitioners 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... Read more

Christine Howitt

Practitioners 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... Read more

Debbie Jones

Practitioners 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

Practitioners 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 wellbeing. Sometimes we can feel sad, angry or scared... Read more

Gaby Porter

Practitioners Gaby is an experienced yoga teacher and somatic movement exercise coach with over 20 years’ experience, offering classes and one to one sessions in south Manchester. She trained with Donna Farhi in 2008, and has assisted at Donna’s teacher training course, Lisa Petersen’s training in Ireland, and at many intensives. Gaby also draws on... Read more

Hannah Mackay MRSS(T)

Practitioners Please Note Hannah is posting videos on Facebook! Shiatsu Hints and Tips videos on Hannah Mackay’s Facebook page. Search for @HannahMackayShiatsu to find her page. 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,... Read more

Jane Craggs

Practitioners Please Note Jane is now offering her classes online via Zoom, please see below. Jane is currently running a restorative Yoga class every Wednesday at 3.30pm on Zoom. If you are interested in this class, send her an email at and she will send you the logging details. Jane Craggs has been practising... Read more

Jeni Nelson

Practitioners 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,... Read more

Juliana Proskourina

Practitioners Please Note Juliana has moved her classes online for the time being. She is offering nourishing, open-level yoga classes online from just £4. You can book at Therapeutic applications of yoga – Lands Yoga Juliana is an experienced Yoga Alliance qualified yoga teacher and has trained with the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga... Read more

Karey Taylor

Practitioners I have been a Shiatsu practitioner since 2005. My background was in hostel management. I worked in and managed a number of projects housing vulnerable and homeless adults. Though this work was rewarding I became drained and disillusioned with a system that could not provide the support people needed. I found Shiatsu was a... Read more

Kate Engineer

Practitioners 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... Read more

Kathryn Entwistle / Kamaladhi

Practitioners 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... Read more

Lucy Ascham

Practitioners Please Note Lucy is currently offering her lessons online Please go to her website to book 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... Read more


Practitioners Please Note Manjunaga is setting up online classes and one-to-one sessions on Zoom. Please check this page regularly, it will be updated once the Zoom classes are up and running. My yoga practice began in 1998 when I started attending yoga classes taught by Padmadarshini and Christine Howitt at Bodywise in Manchester. After many... Read more

Maryline Higham

Practitioners Please Note Maryline is temporarily running her classes online via Zoom Zoom classes are held on TUESDAYS.Mum and Baby Yoga: 10.30-11.30am. £5 pay as you go.Pregnancy Yoga: 7.00-8.15pm. £7 pay as you go. Contact me for logging information at Maryline is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher with 11 years teaching experience. Specialising in... Read more

Padmadarshini (Rosey Cole)

Practitioners Please Note Padmadarshini is now offering her classes online via Zoom. With so much uncertainty that we all face, keeping our practice going will be such a resource for us. Let’s stay connected and keep our bodies moving, discharging the inevitable stress we are all under, finding ways to anchor and ground ourselves and... Read more

Paul Betesh

Practitioners 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, Sivananda and Yin Yoga and more recently worked closely with Donna Farhi whose style is closest... Read more

Paul Connery

Practitioners 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... Read more

Tejapushpa (Carolyn Entwistle)

Practitioners Please Note Tejapushpa is able to give online and phone consultations Please contact her by email at Lic. Ac. MBAcC and ATCM Tejapushpa has been practising acupuncture for over 25 years, since qualifying in 1991 from the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa. Before this, she had been counselling women and girls... Read more