A Bit About Myself
I am a born and bred Bristolian who has now been involved in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years (terrifying). It all started with working as a fitness instructor in a local gym (Graftons in the Pithay for those that can remember) which evolved into teaching classes and personal training.
This was all during my first degree in Sport and Exercise Science at The University of Bath. Once I graduated I took the opportunity to travel for a year before embarking on a four year Masters of Chiropractic in Bournemouth.
On returning to Bristol in 2008, I started working as a Chiropractor for The Medical, a clinic based at Christmas steps right in the centre of Bristol. Not long after, I was invited to become practice manager, which soon evolved into becoming a shareholder. Alongside my partners we grew the business, adding clinics and services whilst I was still treating as a Chiropractor part time.
During my Chiropractic career I have been lucky to treat a wide variety of patients. I have a particular passion for treating active people and was selected to work in the polyclinic as part of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, such an incredible experience. I am also very interested in helping those with headaches and chronic neck pain that at times has been unsuccessful with alternative approaches.
In the last 4 years I decided to go back to my teaching roots and embarked on a teacher training course at Yogasara in Bristol. This has led to over 500 hours of study, training in India and a complete change in outlook and priorities.
Through these big changes I decided that I no longer wanted to focus on running a large company with my partners and that wanted to simplify my practise. So I left The Medical at the start of 2020 to offer Chiropractic from my own treating space. During this time I bought and fully converted an solar powered canal boat, completed my MBA, Masters in Business and created a social enterprise called The Bristol Yoga Roots Project (BYRP) alongside my friends Megan and Leonie.
I now split my time between Chiropractic, teaching yoga classes both online and in-person, offering retreats and workshops and being a managing director and board member of BYRP.
I am a passionate activist for the system change required to protect our environment from climate distruction and I try to be as conscious as possible of my personal impact. I currently live in St George with friends and often escape the city for adventures in my campervan. I am blessed to have an incredible network of friends and family.
Qualifications & Registrations
Masters of Chiropractic, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic/Bournemouth University, Graduated with Distinction
Batchelor Honours Degree, Sports and Exercise Science, University of Bath, Graduation with 2nd Class honours
Masters in Business Administration with Merit
Diploma in Sports Chiropractic, through International Federation of Chiropractic
Post Graduate Certificate in Chiropractic
300 hours Advanced Teacher Training accredited with the Yoga Alliance
50 hours Hands on Teaching for yoga
Member General Chiropractic Council: 02981
Member British Chiropractic Association