Practitioners

Below is a list of the Practitioners working at Bodywise:

Alastair Stewart

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 be... 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

Anne-Marie Gill

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 have... Read more

Barbara Medda

MrSS, CNHC regd. Barbara is a qualified Shiatsu practitioner, she has been practicing Shiatsu since 2015, she is registered with the Shiatsu Society UK and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.She is currently a Shiatsu College Manchester teaching assistant. She practices Shiatsu and Japanese Facial Rejuvenation at Bodywise on Fridays and other days in South... Read more

Christine Howitt

Christine is currently running her Tuesday course online via Zoom and her Wednesday course both online and in the studio. Although the Wednesday course is closed at the moment, Christine welcomes new students on her online Tuesday course. Please contact Christine directly if you are interested in joining a class. Christine Howitt is a Yoga... Read more

Hannah Mackay MRSS(T)

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 a... Read more

Helen Bambrough

B.A(HONS) PGCE AOR MAR ITEC I have been practicing since qualifying in 1999 and I have worked as a Reflexologist in a variety of settings including a drop-in centre for homeless people at Salford Cathedral, The Y Club, United Utilities, Eclipse (for young people recovering from substance misuse) and Bodywise. I also work as a... Read more

Ian Marriott

MARH Ian qualified as a homeopath from the Lakeland College of Homeopathy in 2011, and is registered with the Alliance of Registered Homeopaths. Since then Ian has practiced extensively using both homeopathic remedies and flower essences. His main areas of expertise are working with the deeper causes of both emotional and physical health issues. Homeopathic... Read more

Jane Craggs

Jane runs a rolling 8-week course on Thursdays 6.15-7.30pm Yoga for Life: Exploring the deeper dimensions of yoga Please contact Jane by email at yogaspace@hotmail.com for more information and to book. Jane Craggs has been practising and studying yoga for 25 years and teaching since 2000. She originally trained as a yoga teacher whilst living... 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

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

If you prefer, an online option is possible for pregnancy yoga and the 1.15pm baby yoga class. Contact Maryline for logging information, pricing etc. hello@yogawithmaryline.com Maryline is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher with 11 years teaching experience. Specialising in Restorative, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, she enjoys balancing the physical challenge of postures with the calming... Read more

Padmadarshini (Rosey Cole)

Padmadarshini teaches her Monday class online and her Tuesday class in the studio. For any information, to book your place or obtain the meeting id and to make payment, contact her at padma.d3@gmail.com. In my classes I offer a practice that will support you to feel more relaxed and at ease in yourself. Yoga is... 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, Sivananda and Yin Yoga and more recently worked closely with Donna Farhi whose style is closest to... Read more

Paul Connery

From September 2022, Paul will be offering Therapeutic Shamanism sessions in person one day a month on a Thursday. He is still offering online sessions. Contact him at pjconnery@hotmail.com or on 07807 239032 to book an appointment. Hi, I’m Paul I am a qualified Therapeutic Shamanic Practitioner, a Reiki Master and hold a certificate in... Read more

Taramaitri (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 ‘harmless’,... Read more

Tejapushpa (Carolyn Entwistle)

Tejapushpa is also able to give online and phone consultations. Please contact her by email at tejapushpa@hotmail.com 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 who have... Read more