I’ve been a mind coach for almost 17 years and personal trainer for 12 years. I am an EFT practitioner and have studied NLP, Nutrition and Self-hypnosis. I have an ever-growing interest in the implications Quantum Physics, and especially Quantum Mechanics, has for human potential and what is ACTUALLY possible. This is the basis for much of the mind work we do in QP.
I have studied the work of some fascinating people, starting with Tony Robbins back in the 1990s, Depak Chopra, Dr Tony Quinn, A Course of Miracles and many more. I worked with Dr Tony Quinn for seven years, learning from him, presenting his work and his research in Human Potential.
A mind coach is someone who helps you get the most out of yourself. Understanding a little how the mind works affords you some measure of power. It involves, relaxation work, past programming, belief systems, emotional control, and goal setting. Working one on one with people, who are working towards their physical goals has given me great insight into people and the issues that get in the way. Almost all of the barrier are mental, not physical.
QP was born from a project I have been running with a group of ten wonderful people since 2015. Our aim was to see how a small group of minds could work together in partnership, and what could be achieved. And the results have been remarkable. We have had early retirements, incredible inventions that might help save the world from mosquito-borne diseases, a published author, a change of career which gave rise to a multi-million pound company, a successful property developer and one very happy person who has bought a campervan and is now able to travel around the UK.
I’ve had an eclectic life which always left me a little on the outskirts of mainstream society. This has given me great scope in my belief system, allowing me to see things slightly differently. I also have a degree in International Business and Finance from Greenwich University, which has kept me grounded and practical.
I’ve been a massage therapist for 12 years, specialising in Thai yoga massage and remedial work – helping others to deal with chronic pain and physical stress. Over the years, I’ve developed a strong, practical understanding of how the body works, and the connection between health, body and mind. I’m also a yoga and massage teacher (for 10 years), and I help others to make the connection between their movement and breath with their physical and mental health.
I’ve been practising yoga for 25 years and was introduced to yoga by a singing teacher. He believed that the connection between body, breath, movement and voice could be taught through vocalisation techniques using simple yoga postures to develop the physicality of singing. From him, I learnt how to use my whole body to sing – that it wasn’t just something that happened in the throat.
I originally studied music at university and had played flute (and piano) from an early age. By playing the flute, I’d had the benefit of learning how to breathe properly and how to control the breath fully. Through my massage practice, I realised that most people have no idea how to breathe properly and how to control their breath to effect how they feel (physically and mentally). I decided then that I would focus my yoga teaching on how to help students learn how to breathe better, to make that physical connection with their breath, and to find the mental connection between their breath and how their body feels.
I’ve practised a wide variety of yoga disciplines – from the physically demanding Astanga vinyasa and Iyengar, to the more introspective Restorative, Somatic and Yin yoga. I feel passionately that yoga should be accessible to all and so my classes focus on how you feel in a yoga posture rather than how you look. I centre the classes around the slow discipline of yin yoga (where we might stay in a posture for 2-5 minutes, using plenty of props to make it less painful) and somatic yoga (challenging old habits of physical movement by approaching the movement in an alternative way). Throughout, we use the breath to keep ourselves in the moment helping you to develop physical mindfulness.