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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

Grazyna Gwarek

Grazyna (she/her) is an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist who offers empathic and skilled service to clients motivated to engage actively in the process of therapy. She incorporates elements of Transactional Analysis, Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies in her work. This combination offers a comprehensive framework and toolkit to support clients to appreciate different perspectives on their issues... 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 Craggs has been practising and studying yoga for 25 years and teaching since 2000. She originally trained as a yoga 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... Read more

Karina Harwood

Karina’s journey with yoga ❤️ Growing up meditating and receiving the wellbeing benefits, it was a dream to find the practise of yoga ~ a moving meditation ~ in my early twenties. I found hot yoga 8 years ago and fell in love. I began going to classes 3 times a week, building it up... 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

Lucy Ascham

Do you suffer from poor posture, aches, or fatigue? Interested in addressing these issues at their root and boosting your energy naturally? The Alexander Technique might be your solution. Lucy Ascham’s journey with the Technique began in 1989 when she was a music student battling stage fright. A seasoned Alexander Technique teacher guided her to... Read more


Manjunaga has been exploring the insights and practices of meditation, yoga and Buddhism for over 30 years and draws from his in-depth training in Buddhist meditation practices and yoga to create an embodied practice that addresses the body, heart and mind. Manjunaga has taught at the Manchester Buddhist Centre for many years as well as... 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. 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

Nadia Miller

Nadia Miller is an experienced Mindfulness teacher and Somatic Experiencing® practitioner who specialises in helping others manage the effects and symptoms of trauma. Nadia came to therapeutic practice after undergoing her own journey of healing from developmental and generational trauma. Having experienced first-hand the transformative power of compassion, Nadia became passionate about helping others find... Read more


As well as teaching yoga, Padmadarshini offers some Somatic Movement workshops, drawing on her studies of IBMT – Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy. In these workshops she explores how we can move from the inside out – allowing movement to arise from listening to impulses within the bodymind and from outer stimuli. She is currently... 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 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 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

Rebecca Entwistle

Rebecca has been practising Thai Massage since qualifying in 2012. Prior to this she had been teaching French and English in an east London secondary school.  Rebecca made the shift to bodywork as she felt drawn to work with her hands. She discovered the spiritual practice of Thai massage, with its roots in India and... Read more

Saara Kavanagh

I started my career as a professional dancer after completing my Master’s degree in Contemporary Dance in Helsinki, Finland. I worked as a dancer for several years before finding my passion in the Feldenkrais Method. I studied it briefly during my dance studies, but only later found it to be essential for my interest in... Read more

Sofie Swindlehurst

Sofie teaches Vinyasa, Yin & Restorative yoga, principally in the Manchester area. Inspired by the natural world, her teaching respects the effect that the seasons have on the physical and energetic body. Her passion lies in sharing the therapeutic benefits of yoga – be it to keep the body strong and supple, to heal or... Read more

Suzie Davis

After being introduced to yoga as a child by my grandmother, I’ve always been drawn to the practice. I found it freeing and it got me out of my mind and feeling self conscious. Practicing consistently for 6 years, I completed my 200-hour vinyasa flow teacher training course with Andrea Everingham in 2022. Andrea trained in the... Read more

Tanja Bastia

BA(Hons), MA, PhD, MRSS Hello, I am a Holistic Acupressure and Zen shiatsu practitioner. I practice in Macclesfield and Manchester and have been registered with the Shiatsu Society since 2018. I came to shiatsu over ten years ago during a difficult period in my life and fell in love with the healing potential of shiatsu.... Read more

Tejapushpa (Carolyn Entwistle)

Tejapushpa is also 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 30 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