Annie Cryar IYN, BSc. Cert.Ed.(1974) Dip.Shiatsu, FrSS BTEC Level 4 Yoga
Annie has been practising and studying Yoga for 43 years. Her interest in the movement of energy flow in the body took her from her original career as a trained teacher to learn and teach Shiatsu, Qigong and Yoga. She is Co -Director of the Shiatsu College Qigong teacher training programme, creator of the college’s accredited Anatomy Physiology and Pathology course and principal of Shiatsu College, Hastings. She has recently become a certified teacher of the ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs‘ programme, evidence based Yoga therapy from a successful large clinical research trial. Inspired by many teachers; Zowie Martin, Rosabella Jordan, Marilyn Freedman, Trish Peake, Helen Noakes, Sandra Sabatini, Elizabeth Paunce, she values the discoveries of self practice above all.
Zowie Martin BWY
Zowie Martin is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner. With 17 years experience of teaching a variety of classes, one to ones, workshops and retreats she holds regular drop-in classes in Hastings, St Leonard’s, Battle and surrounding areas for gentle, general and intermediate level, as well as specialist groups for pregnancy, mum and baby and over 60’s and believes Yoga should be accessible to all. Zowie Qualified in 2004 with a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma and in 2006 went on to complete a BWY Yoga for Pregnancy teaching module. Her post graduate studies include workshops with Gary Carter, Peter Blackaby, John Stirk and currently, a course in mindfulness training with Cathy-Mae Karelse.
Rosabella Jordan IYN, Dip. Shiatsu, MSc.Complementary Therapy
Rosabella has been teaching Yoga for 35 years. She qualified as a Shiatsu practitioner with the Shiatsu College in 1995 Her work is inspired by Vanda Scaravelli and she has taught with Sandra Sabatini, a student of Scaravelli and author of ‘Breath’. Rosabella is the Director of the BTEC Yoga teacher training at Morley College, Westminster University.
Rosabella worked closely with the late Marilyn Freedman to inspire Yoga students from around the world.
Cat Westwood IYN, BA (Hons) Dance, Dip.Shiatsu MrSS, CEO & Director Eleven Farrer House
Cat enjoys sharing the richness of bodywork practice as a Yoga teacher, international dancer, and Shiatsu practitioner. She believes these practices are interconnected, having beneficial affects on both physical and mental well-being.
Through her background in Shiatsu and dance, Cat is naturally drawn to Scaravelli inspired Yoga. She studied on the Meridian Yoga Teacher training course in Hastings, and is practicing in the Norwich area. She is also completing her Shiatsu Teacher Training whilst being a Teaching Assistant at the Shiatsu College Norwich and practitioner at the Shiatsu Centre. Cat’s interest in body work first developed through her formative training (2008) at Trinity Laban, as well as Body Weather Laboratory training with Oguri and Steinberg in Los Angeles (since 2010). She continues to share her knowledge of body work and the meridian system in workshops and lectures, including as a guest lecturer at Trinity Laban, London.
Catherine Burnett IYN B.Ed, Dip.Shiatsu, FrSS
Catherine’s B.Ed in Physical Education from Chelsea College is a degree in the art and science of human movement. Her life-long study of physical education is underpinned by understanding how learning occurs and the factors that determine how individuals engage with and experience physical activity cognitively, emotionally and socially; including the influence of culture and environment. In addition to her immersion in Shiatsu, Qigong, Yoga and Reiki she has expertise in exercise physiology, anatomy, sports psychology, biomechanics, applied pedagogy in P.E. From age 18 Catherine was an elite squad gymnastics coach and her experience in safely progressing the teaching of standing balances, arm balances, forward bends, back bends, spinal twists, inversions and the physiological and psychological effects of the movements is a welcome contribution to the course.