A bit of everything! Sometimes I’ll be on Reception, other times in the back office planning Outreach projects, and every Friday afternoon I’m at Eastwood Park Prison co-ordinating the holistic course that we offer to the women prisoners.
People who make life happen for themselves rather than waiting for it to change. People who are brave enough to share their gifts and teachings to help others to grow. And everyone who walks into the Isbourne, whether they have come to work or 'play' because they all have a unique story to tell and are all passionate about their wellbeing in their own individual way.
My previous jobs have ranged from event management, hospitality, marketing and PA/admin work. My most glamorous job was working for a Powerboat Management company, where we organised Grand Prix events all over Europe, it was work hard play hard, and certainly not maintainable once I was married and had children! I’ve been very lucky to have had jobs where people have believed in me and helped me to progress. At the Isbourne there is a subtle difference, I know that my colleagues and managers believe in me, but I now (through my holistic journey) believe in myself too, which is a fantastic feeling!
Tough question, I love them all! So far I have experienced Theta Healing, Crystal Healing, Reiki, Reflexology, Meditation, Yoga, EFT, Diamond Inguz LiGht Healing, Sound Healing and Massage.
Reiki resonates with me for its simplicity and self-healing capabilities, I love the fact that I have a tool to use on myself daily to re balance my chakras, and to also help others.
EFT is brilliant as a quick technique to cope with a situation that is causing me stress, anger, impatience or any other negative emotion. It is my kids’ favourite, they love a good tapping session!
Crystal Healing is my new love. I don’t know yet where it will take me, but I know crystals are my friends. But the fundamental practice has to be meditation. I won’t be able to fulfil any of my life’s dreams if I don’t meditate and keep learning about and understanding myself, I know that for sure.
Yoga is a broad term for a group of physical, mental and spiritual disciplines, the aim of which are to achieve enlightenment, better health and wellbeing. Yoga has its origins in ancient India where it was practiced by seekers and ascetics, and has flourished in the West since its introduction in the late 19th century.
Something very different for the Isbourne Centre is the arrival of Flamenco Dance performer and teacher Adrián Brenes.
Adrián, ‘the hottest thing to hit Madrid for a decade’ and his team are from Cadiz, the cradle of flamenco dance.
They will be offering a day of classes on Saturday 26th November, following their flamenco and tapas show at the Town Hall on 24th. This is a unique opportunity to try the therapeutic art of flamenco dance , learn ‘fans, shawls and castanets’ and to clap rhythms with a flamenco virtuoso and live musicians.
There is even an introductory class for children 12 and under, with the adult classes happening throughout the day. Look up 26th November on our calendar to book each class.
Flamenco schedule for the day:
9.30am – 10.30am: Kids Introduction to Flamenco
10.30am – 12.00pm: Adults Introduction to Flamenco
12.00pm – 1.30pm: Fans, Shawls & Castanets
2.30pm – 4.00pm: Learn the Flamenco Tango
4.15pm – 5.30pm: Learn Flamenco Rhythms
Take advantage of this unique opportunity, have fun and learn about the pace and passion of flamenco dance!