Breathing Being seeks to learn from, and work with, leading professionals. We are keen to discover what works for individuals, trying new approaches and encouraging research into the efficiency of treatments.
Our approach is a collaborative one – based on our experience of the benefits and value we have seen in working with other professionals and treatment providers to offer the best support to clients and to promote the exchange and development of ideas.
Breathing Being is pleased to work with key practitioners to offer a wealth of experience.
Dr Ari Mihailidis (B App Sc, B Chiro Sc, ICSSD, DNScert) is a graduate of RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed a double degree in Chiropractic and Applied Sciences, an ICSSD postgraduate diploma in Sports Science, postgraduate courses in sports and rehabilitation and is an advanced certified practitioner in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).
He has international experience and has treated elite athletes at Victorian State Volleyball Championships, Epic Beach Volleyball Good Friday Classics, International Criterium Race and was selected as a medical officer at the Sydney World Masters Games.
He sees a wide variety of patients, including children, pregnant mums, office workers, babies and the elderly.
Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind.
Heather Mason develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies and an ongoing MSc in Neuroscience. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding.
Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices. Heather also trained with the Boston Trauma Center in yoga therapy for trauma and has twice lectured with the team on the neurobiology of trauma.
Dr Robin Monro is a Yoga Therapist and Director of the Yoga Biomedical Trust. For thirteen years he worked as a research scientist in molecular biology, alongside Nobel Prize-winning scientists including Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins who, together with James Watson and Rosalind Franklin, solved one of the most important of all biological riddles – the double helix structure of DNA. Robin turned his back on this, despite being at the height of a successful career, in order to explore broader dimensions of science. He decided to focus on yoga therapy, as a route for broadening science, following the cure of his asthma by yoga. He researched this new interest widely, studying yoga therapy with some of the world’s foremost yoga therapy masters. In 1983 he founded the Yoga Biomedical Trust and he went on to found and direct the first UK Yoga Therapy Diploma Course.
Richard Holroyd has been leading Aerial Yoga classes since 2011. Which probably makes him the UK’s most experienced aerial yoga teacher. A teacher of other styles of yoga – Ashtanga & Sivananda – since 2005. He also brings the experience of having spent 6 years living in Buddhist and Hindu communities to his teaching. Including three years living as a Theravaden Buddhist monk. This allows him to bring the mental and the physical aspects of yoga practice together – they come together at the heart.
For more information: www.aerialyogalondon.co.uk
Dr Terry Boucher (BSc (Hons), Dip Psych, MSc, PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology).
Terry is interested in how people come to view their identity and specialises in working with clients who report difficulties associated with anxiety, depression, stress and chronic pain. He is part of the Vivamus Psychologists team, which comprises a number of Clinical and Counselling Psychologists. They have worked with people with mild to severe difficulties, in a variety of settings including the NHS, voluntary organisations, as well as the private and corporate sectors. They believe in delivering high quality interventions to those who want to make a difference to their lives. They draw upon cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, humanistic and systemic approaches in order to provide an integrative treatment tailored to meet the needs and preferences of the individual.
For more information: www.vivamuspsychologists.co.uk
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD
After completing the Yoga Biomedical Trust Diploma in Yoga Therapy in 1999, Uma has continued to find the fully integrated approach of yoga therapy to be the most practical route to the healing power of yoga. She further trained in Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Stiles, and works as a yoga therapist with special expertise in women’s health. Uma has a PhD in Communications and is a recognised teacher of the British Wheel of Yoga. She has been a training tutor in Yoga Therapy since 2001 and also teaches British Wheel of Yoga in-service training days. As a mother of three, she has been both personally and professionally engaged with the development of pregnancy yoga, yoga for birth and postnatal recovery, and family yoga, and has been training teachers in this field since 2002, when she first tutored for the Birthlight Trust.
For more information: www.sitaram.org