About Me

Lioba

I am an experienced shiatsu practitioner, yoga teacher,  masseuse and registered nutritional therapist based in Bristol. I will soon be fully qualified to offer kinesiology as well.

I practise from various locations in Stokes Croft, Cotham and Clifton.

Shiatsu

I completed my three year Shiatsu training at the British School of Shiatsu-Do in London in 2008. I have since practised in India, Thailand, London and Bristol. I have also  assisted at the Bristol School of Shiatsu and studied with Keith Philips. One of my specialisms is shiatsu for pregnancy after extensive training with  Suzanne Yates. Shiatsu has led me into the fascinating world of the Chinese medicine and the understanding that we exist on multiple levels: energetic, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual that are constantly interacting. When the elements within us are out of balance then disease manifests.

 

Yoga

My yoga journey began, unbeknownst to me, with my upbringing in India and Nepal. This involved exposure to different cultures and traditions such as Buddhism and meditation. I formally trained as an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher (500 hour) in Thailand in 2009 with the Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda (IIYA). I have also recently completed a 200 hour advanced training with the Yogasara school in Bristol led by Christopher Gladwell and Sarah Harlow.

I have studied Iyengar yoga in Rishikesh and completed an Anusara Yoga immersion in London with Bridget Woods Kramer. I draw additional inspiration from Kundalini and Bihar School of Yoga styles and am very enthusiastic about devotional or Bhakti yoga through chanting and singing.

 

Nutritional Therapy

I qualified in nutritional therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2006 and have always been fascinated by how the environment, including the foods we eat, stress, lifestyle and the thoughts we think influence our health and wellbeing.

 

My Interests

I am passionate about movement-based practices and all kinds of dance and am very interested in what it means to be fully ‘embodied’ whilst still maintaining a connection to ‘Spirit’. I have always been drawn to the healing arts and been fascinated by the interplay between the mind (thoughts, beliefs, emotions) and the body.

I was brought up in Asia and then went on to study Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. I have travelled a lot in my life and have a love for different cultures and languages. I am compassionate, open minded and sensitive in my approach.