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Natasha de Grunwald - Thai Massage

Oct 21, 2020

Natasha de Grunwald is a pioneer of Thai Massage, a teacher, author and natural health practitioner for over 30 years. She is a member of the Association of Therapy lecturers (ATL) and teaches accredited professional training programmes in the UK, online and around the world.

In 1990 she introduced Thai Massage to the UK and is now the founder of a world renowned professional training school (London Institute of Thai Yoga Massage). She offers students the opportunity to learn a traditional, therapeutic lineage of Thai bodywork, under the umbrella of Thai Medicine. She has a commitment to raising the standards and putting Thai bodywork on the map as a reputable physical therapy and teaches the UK’s only 300 hour programme.

She is the founder of the Sacred Health Method, a revolutionary training for advanced therapists.

For the past three decades Natasha has travelled from New York to New Zealand, and from Serbia and Thailand, to learn from healers, teachers, shamans and...

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Dr Saida D├ęsilets - Desire

Sep 14, 2020


Dr. Saida Désilets wants to live in a world filled with audacious, sexually sovereign women, living life on their own terms.

As a counter-culture creatrix, body-philosopher and advocate for sexual sovereignty, Saida has also written The Emergence of the Sensual Woman followed by her newest book Desire.

Her innovative method has been featured in Dr. Christiane Northrup’s bestselling books: Women’s Wisdom, Women’s Bodies & The Secret Pleasures of Menopause, as well as in the books of Dr. Rachel Abrams: Multi-Orgasmic Woman and BodyWise.
Saida is renowned for being the founder of the modern Jade Egg movement and visionary spokesperson for sexual Sovereignty and has created The Daring Project—a growing online membership of women from around the world—assisting women to audaciously move from being a victim to confidently thriving in life.

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Zephyr Wildman - Yoga

Jun 30, 2020

Zephyr Wildman has been a Yoga Teacher in London since 2002 and has been on the Yoga Campus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma course since 2005. She currently teaches at The Life Centre, and at yoga centres around London, but also privately, on online platforms and at Treatment Centres for addiction, depression and other dependency issues.

Her teachings focus on combining the elements of creative movement, flow and dynamic sequencing. Zephyr also has experience in practicing Deep Tissue Massage Therapy since 1991, giving a greater depth of knowledge to her teaching of the human anatomy and physiology, especially when in comes to working with chronic pain and injuries. As well as the physical side to yoga asana, she has a great interest in integrating psychology, yogic philosophy, and the attraction of self-study within her practice, her teaching and her lifestyle. 

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Stuart Cale - Psychotherapy

Jun 30, 2020

Stuart is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Principal of a national college which trains and accredits psychotherapists, psychotherapeutic counsellors and hypnotherapists, he is also a UKCP and BACP therapist, a clinical supervisor and an eternal student with a passion for all aspects of teaching and learning.

A former trial lawyer, Stuart made the transition to becoming a therapist after his own burn-out. His treatment sparked a fascination with the art and science of therapy and a second career journey that led him from student to principal of the college that trained him. These days he splits his time between training and supervising future generations of mental health professionals and working with clients in his private clinical practice near Manchester. 

His biggest passion is the understanding of the emotional, thought and behavioural elements of human ‘lived experience’ and the interplay between the self, the identity and the soul. A...

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Juliet Russell - Singing

Jun 30, 2020

Juliet Russell is a singer, composer, a vocal coach and a choir director who’s passionate about supporting people to develop their voices and creativity. Her work focuses on how to create more joy and connection through music and singing. She is the vocal coach on two of the UK’s biggest entertainment TV shows, ITV’s The Voice UK and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show where she prepares the “Unexpected Stars” for the performance of their lives.  

Juliet specialises in artist development and she’s worked with Grammy, Brit, MTV Europe and MOBO award winning artists and has coached multiple winners of The Voice. She has collaborated and performed with artists such Damon Albarn, Imogen Heap, alt-J and Paloma Faith, to name just a few. She happens to be a very good friend of Raphan and someone who he has known for many years… and once upon a time he was even the bass player in her band.

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Joanne Avison - Anatomy

Jun 30, 2020

Joanne Avison is a teacher of applied structural anatomy for movement and manual practitioners. She’s a structural Integration practitioner and a certified teacher in the KMI school of structural Integration (a school created by Tom Myers, author of the now classic fascia anatomy book: “Anatomy Trains”). Joanne is a certified Yoga Therapist and the Director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training.

She has Master’s Degree in Spiritual Sciences which has helped deepen her understanding of yoga and the philosophy behind it, that relates closely to how the physical body integrates and animates form. For Joanne, who appreciates the art, craft and science of yoga and body architecture, the study of philosophy and anatomy are not separate, and this makes up her unique approach to an integrated practice. She is the author of the already seminal book “YOGA.. Fascia Anatomy and Movement” and she is a lovely human being who I am blessed to...

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Introduction To T.T.F Podcast

Jun 30, 2020

Talking Teaching & Flow is a podcast about the art and artistry of teaching and of holding space for people to find their flow and grow. We talk to experienced teachers, trainers, and coaches of various disciplines about what it means and what it takes to teach something we love. We talk about self-care and self-practice, dedication and sacrifices, and share ideas and words of wisdom. We hope you learn something here, and then get to teach it.

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