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Our Team

We have built up a team of wonderful therapists and teachers over the years. Please click below for lots more information.

Abi-Jade Lemm-Pilates, Power Plates

I've been teaching power plates since 2011, I enjoy creating classes that are fun whilst still being challenging and effective. I welcome everyone into my classes to work to their level of ability and I am very lucky to have a wonderful client base at...

Ann O'Keife-Healing, Hypnotherapy, Massage

Biography coming soon...

Anne Sheldrick-Yoga

Vajrasati yoga with Anne combines mindful movement with breath awareness to bring greater ease to the body and present moment awareness and calm to the mind. Classes can include a mixture of stronger postures alongside more restorative poses and pranayama...

Bev Hetherington-Naturopathy, Yoga

Hello, I'm a Naturopathic Nutrition Therapist and Yoga Teacher living in Brighton. I founded Nutri5Plus in 2012 having studied for three years to gain a Naturopathic Nutrition Diploma with the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Clients contact me regarding...

Billie Gamon-Beauty Therapy, Massage

I am a fully qualified beauty and massage therapist with NVQ 2

Caroline Power-Beauty Therapy, Massage

Caroline has worked in the beauty industry for over 25 years, working in many leading salons and spas all over the world. After 10 years overseas she finally settled in London as the manager of the Hair and Beauty Salon at Harvey Nichols. From there...

Caroline Rushforth-

I have coached and trained for over 10 years in the area of stress and anxiety. I help people dissolve stressful subconscious blocks using a powerful technique called Wingwave Coaching and also incorporating NLP (neuro linguistic programming) techniques....

Clara Zapata-Craniosacral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Massage

Clara creates unique treatments for each individual client. She draws on over 8 years experience of working with the body and mind, using a wide variety of therapies and approaches gained from working in a varied range of settings. With a truly holistic...

Clare Phillips-

Hi, I'm Clare Phillips. I am a qualified, professional and experienced practical homeopath and iridologist working at Essence in Hove and Storrington in Sussex and in Ipswich and Felixstowe in Suffolk. I also offer consultations in flower and gem essences...

Corrina Sharland-

Please contact direct on 01273 328952 to book at essence for Mind Detox Method, Thai Foot Massage, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candles. I have always had an interest in health and wellbeing and after many years of working in the...

Dace Strom-Massage, Reflexology, Reiki

Biography coming soon...

Dani Tarleton-Power Plates

I have always loved exercising and feeling fit and healthy. When I was expecting my 3rd baby I decided to turn my hobby into my career and studied for my Level 2 fitness instructor qualification. I began teaching power plates almost as soon as I qualified...

Debbie Brown-Craniosacral Therapy, Tension Releasing Exercises

I am a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) working in Hove. My training is in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, a Craniosacral approach that empowers the body, or ?EUR~system?EUR(TM), to shift towards the natural health we all possess. Biodynamic...

Dedi Madden-Meditation

Biography coming soon...

Emma Bohan-Beauty Therapy, Healing, Massage

Emma has over 11 years experience working within holistic health. After qualifying she worked as a therapist in Australia, Melbourne, meeting people from all backgrounds and learning invaluable knowledge about health and wellbeing. After two years...

Fiona Diskin-Colonic Hydrotherapy, Massage, Nutritional Therapy

Biography coming soon...

Flo W Ryder-

I qualified as a multi-style yoga instructor in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dharamshala, India. I then completed an advanced teacher training in yoga therapy in Chennai and I've recently arrived back in Brighton after 18 months living and teaching...

Gemma Clarke-

Gemma has been practicing Yoga since 2014 and completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching Training in April 2018 with Samma Karuna in Thailand. Gemma is an avid traveller and loves to learn about other cultures. She has taught Yoga and Meditation in Thailand,...

Georgina Sharpe-

Biography coming soon...

Grace Tan-

Grace has a comprehensive background in both eastern and western medical systems. Her interest in healthcare started more than 10 years ago when she completed her first degree in China, where she studied Pharmacy. She then moved to the UK and has since...

Itka Andrlova-Massage, Yoga

Itka is an international yoga teacher, therapeutic yoga teacher and a massage therapist. Over 6 years ago she had embarked on a transformative personal journey to South East Asia where she immersed herself deeply into studying yoga, Ayurveda, meditation...

James Hunt-Acupuncture, Massage

James was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) (Acupuncture) at University of Greenwich in 2012 through the International College of Oriental Medicine (I.C.O.M) In 2012 James moved to Australia for three years before moving back to the Brighton and...

Jennifer Nicholas-Yoga

Biography coming soon...

Jo Rowkins-Naturopathy, Nutritional Therapy

Having trained with the College of Naturopathic Medicine, I qualified in 2008 as a Nutritional Therapist. I am also a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). I spent many years enjoying a healthy lifestyle...

John Kapp-Meditation

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Jonny Baker-Meditation

I discovered Buddhism while at school in the late ‘70s and learnt to meditate initially from books before attending classes at a local Buddhist centre in South London. Then followed 20 years living as an ordained Buddhist minister, during which time...

Katie Joyce-Colonic Hydrotherapy

Biography coming soon...

Kirsty Ferry-Massage

Kirsty is a graduate Sports Therapist holding a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy. She is also a qualified sports massage and remedial bodywork therapist, has certificates in reflexology and pregnancy massage, as well as Post-Grad qualifications in...

Kirsty Lander-Body Talk, Naturopathy

Kirsty is an experienced natural health expert, fully qualified in naturopathy, BodyTalk, kinesiology, food intolerance testing, herbal medicine, nutrition and more. Functional Pathology testing may be also used to develop a deeper understanding of your...

Kristen Davies-Power Plates

I have been working exclusively with, and for women, for 9 years to deepen body awareness, feel connected and balanced while creating a longer, leaner, stronger form. Achieving core strength and superb posture. My passions for this work come from...

Lorraine Flaherty-Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Past Life Therapy

Lorraine Flaherty works as a transformational therapist, using a process she has developed over the last 17 years called Inner Freedom Therapy. This incorporates the tools of NLP, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Therapy, Future Life Progression, Life Between...

Lou Perrotta-Pilates

Lou Perrotta trained as a Pilates Instructor in Brighton in 2016, after retiring from a long and challenging career working in some of the most difficult environments on earth. She has been teaching at Essence since the autumn of 2016 and runs three classes...

Mia Savonen-Healing

My passion is to give loving guidance and to inspire one to live according to their heart’s deepest desire and to gain joy and abundance in life. I belive that everyone who has the will to heal has a possibility to access their own innate healing power...

Michael Hoy-Meditation

Biography coming soon...

Nadine Stephens-Massage

My career into the healing arts of massage therapy began in 2003 when I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy. From there I spent a year travelling around the world where I gained invaluable experiences from various cultures and learning about their...

Naomi Givans-Yoga

Trained in Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, Naomi offers a more restorative approach within these schools of Yoga. Having dedicated over a decade of her life to a busy corporate lifestyle, yoga helped reduce stress, alleviate muscle tension and bring more balance...

Nina King-Power Plates

Having been kept busy with my family for many years, I started coming to Power Plates classes - and fell in love with it! And now, qualified as a Teacher, I just love taking my classes, and helping other people get just as much out of it as I have.

Penny Waite-Yoga

I first became attracted to Yoga due to its health benefits and its ability to connect the mind, body, and spirit. With a busy life as a musician and performer, it became necessary for me to find ways to stay grounded maintain health and focus my energies....

Phil Hall-Colonic Hydrotherapy, Iridology, Massage

I started practicing health in 1985 and over the last 30 years, have obtained several qualifications in Nutrition, Massage, Colonics, Iridology, Counselling, Herbs and eventually Naturopathy (which utilises the body's many natural ways of healing itself...

Premal Varnam-AcuEnergetics, Massage, Reflexology

AcuEnergetics® treatments and wellness balances Holistic massage Reflexology http://premalvarnam.com Premal Varnam - AcuEnergetics ® Holistic massage, Reflexology I started my own healing journey over 25 years ago. After losing a baby to cot death...

Rachel Masey-Massage, Reflexology

I am an experienced Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist and Reflexologist (ITEC), qualifying in 1995. In 2013 I expanded my practice as I wanted to include older people, and people living in care homes. To this effect I am now the preferred therapist...

Robert Hodgetts-Bach Flower Remedies, Counselling, Healing

I started Healing about 40 years ago, while at university, and learned basic counselling and massage skills. I did my training in Swedish Massage and in Shiatsu in 1990. At around that time, I began studying Kabbalah and learned to use Bach Flower Remedies...

Sara Burgess-Yoga

Biography coming soon...

Sarah Milton-Yoga

Sarah is an enthusiastic, passionate, nurturing yoga teacher and also a professional actress and playwright! She loves dogs, wholesome food and cooking, spending time with friends, the theatre and yoga (obviously!) and travelling the world; learning about...

Sophie Bisset-Yoga

I have recently received my 200 hours teaching certificate, en route to my 500 hours certificate, as a Vajrasati yoga teacher. I love the Vajrasati style of yoga because it draws insight and learning from the main canons of yoga history and philosophy,...

Suzy Titford-Pilates

Biography coming soon...

Tara Shanahan-Power Plates

Biography coming soon...

Vanessa Hindle-Counselling, Reiki

My background originally was in travel. After several years working at trailfinders. I moved to an independent travel company which I ran for 7 years. Finally I exchanged the outward travelling for more inward work spending the next couple of years studying...

Xenia Muehlberg-Yoga

After finishing her first 200 hours Scaravelli Yoga at the Shiatsu college, Xenia now achieved her second 200 hours (en route to 500 hours) at the Vajrasati Yoga school. In her classes she brings together the principles of Vajrasati, Scaravelli and Shiatsu....

Xenia Muehlberg-

I started my first yoga teacher training at the Shiatsu College in Hastings. It was Vanda Scaravelli inspired Meridien Yoga with a direct line down from Scaravelli to my teacher Annie Crya. There, I understood how important it is to work with gravity....

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