“We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world”

Gabor Mate

I believe in natural health and the wisdom of the body…

I’m so grateful to have studied the inner workings of the body – to understand the fine tuning of how they function to keep us alive and well.  When we understand this we learn to look after ourselves a little better and, most importantly, trust that our body will always try to work in the best way that it can for us.

I am also grateful to have learnt about the brain and nervous system to understand why we are the way we are, how much we can get caught up in unhelpful loops due to the messages we are constantly sending to our brain.  And how much these messages can be influenced by our words, reactions, body, breath…

What I am most grateful for though is the journey of self-discovery that learning all this has taken me on – making friends with who I really am…

As we grow older we learn to find more acceptance about ourselves, we become gentler, wiser, more intuitive. We are ever evolving beings and it is important to allow the truth of who we are the space and love to grow…society tends to write us off after a certain age, at a time when we have the most to offer to the world around us.

I continue to explore the healing power of silence, Qigong, plant medicine, nature, dreamwork, writing…and learning how to simply “be”.   I love growing older and, as I journey through my fifties, embrace a new chapter unfolding that I never even knew existed…who knows, perhaps it might even be a whole new story…

x Amanda – a.k.a. Ooly

“In our darkness lies our truth…and in our truth lies our beauty”

“Silence is a treasure beyond all treasures”

Richard Rudd

My Training

After 25 colourful years working in London, taking me from acting and modelling to working in the PR world, managing restaurants and running incredible events, I moved to the country and went back to college!

I studied Naturopathic Nutrition for 3 years at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, trained as a HeartMath Coach and did a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. 

I completed further teacher trainings in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation and then deeply into the world of Breathwork.  I immersed myself in many breathwork courses following my first profound experience in 2015, including Teacher Trainings with Breath-Body-Mind, The Shala Breathing School and Soma Breath.

This all led me to Qigong which, as I have grown older, has become the heart and essence of my practice, personally and in my work.  I continue to deepen my understanding of this beautiful practice and philosophy in my ongoing Qigong teacher trainings.

Other trainings I have done that influence my work include Thai Massage, Mindfulness Life Coaching, EFT “Tapping”, Compassionate Enquiry (Gabor Mate)…and I am a Gene Keys Guide.

I continue to learn, train and take part in regular CPD (continued professional development).  

I am based in South Devon and work with many clients online.

I am fully insured and registered with the Independent Yoga Network (IYN), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT) and the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).

CNM Nutritional Therapist