In 1999 I started doing yoga, loved it, practiced and studied it. Then I reached a point where the only way to continue developing my practice was to train as a teacher. So I did in 2009 – in the Sivananda style with New Forest Yoga school and I have been teaching ever since! I have developed my own eclectic style influenced by hatha, Sivananda and Yin.
My aim is to work with you and your body as we are all individuals and teach in an informal style. What started me off in alternative therapies was coming across Reiki as an alternative to use for my boys when they were ill or injured though rugby. This started me on my journey working with energy! I am a Reiki Master. I’ve been doing reflexology since 2009. It was the treatment I always enjoyed the most and found the most beneficial. I trained at Bournemouth and Poole College because I wanted to help other people with it.
I studied Gong Therapy with the College of Sound Healing under the guidance of Sheila Whittaker over the period of a year. I had always been drawn to the gongs before my training and so it seemed a natural path to follow to learn more about them. I am a gong junkie and am lucky to have a beautiful family of gongs! In 2016 I had the opportunity of visiting Germany Broder Oetken Gongs factory and making my own gong under the expert guidance of Master Gong maker Broder Oetken, giving me an insight into the making of gongs as already having learnt how to play them. I live, work and play in the New Forest.
What is a gong bath? A gong bath is a deeply relaxing experience allowing the mind and body to relax and re charge. The sounds of the gongs “wash” over the body, “bathing” you in soothing sounds and vibrations , leaving your feeling refreshed and relaxed.
There is no water involved and you remain fully clothed for the experience. There is no movement or exercise for yourself, you just lie back and relax! Do I need to bring anything with me?
Please bring something to lie on eg yoga mat or camping mat and blankets or sleeping bag to snuggle up in so you are warm and a pillow to rest your head on. Wear comfortable clothes. You can also be seated for the session. Lara x