“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”

Albert Einstein

I embrace the principles of nature and the wisdom of the body…

I’m incredibly 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 in the body’s innate ability to always try to do its best for us.

I’m also grateful to have learnt about the brain and nervous system and the impact of the messages we are constantly sending through our nervous system to our brain, consciously and unconsciously.   How these messages are shaped, not only unconsciously from beliefs and conditioning, but also that we can intentionally change them through our senses, body, breath…

What I am most grateful for though is the journey of self-discovery that learning all this has taken me on…

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.

My training, detailed below, has equipped me with many tools, and I continue to explore the healing potential of Qigong and energy practices.

Silence and nature have been great healers for me leading to a relocation to Dartmoor in Devon in 2022.  I love to share the joy of growing older and, as I journey towards my sixties, embracing a new chapter that I never even knew existed…who knows, perhaps it is becoming 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

Following 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 and went on to do a number of other trainings to support my clients…as well as taking me on quite a journey myself!

I trained as a Qigong Teacher with the Shiatsu College under the lineage of Sifu Wing Cheung. I have also trained with Daisy Lee to teach Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong along with other complementary practices such as Tibetan Sound Healing & Tibetan Acupressure under the lineage of Master Jiang Nan of Tian Shan Mountain. (read more here)

I am a qualified HeartMath Coach, Yoga Teacher, Meditation and Breathwork facilitator along with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Reiki, Thai Massage, Compassionate Enquiry (Gabor Mate) and Gene Keys (Guide) which all influence my work.

I continue learning and evolving…and actively engage in Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Based in South Devon

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

“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

CNM Nutritional Therapist