Yoga Mat and Straps

A BIT ABOUT ME

Hi! My name is Liz, and I am the founder of Lupine Living, a Holistic Health and Wellbeing company, which combines medical knowledge, ancient philosophy and complimentary therapies to help individuals and companies develop the skills and resilience to manage the day to day stresses of modern life, and gain a deeper understanding of self as part of the pathway to living a more content and peaceful life. Outside of work I'm Mum to two gorgeous but oh so noisy children, and my beautiful cat Steve.

I am a passionate long time yogi with over 20 years of practice on and off the mat, and 15 years experience as a Registered Adult Nurse. During my career as a nurse I have worked predominantly with people with incurable neurological conditions and their families, which has given me invaluable insight into, and practical experience of, supporting people through incredibly traumatic and stressful periods. Alongside my nursing qualifications I have sought out further training in Person Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Through working with people as they undergo treatment and supporting them at the end of their lives, I have been privileged to see first hand the real difference that complementary therapies can and often do have, in managing both physical and psychological symptoms.

Living in London for many years has afforded me the opportunity to try many different styles of yoga, including Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Bikram, Iyengar, Yin, and Nidra, and my classes have evolved to contain a fusion of influences and elements from across the genres, lovingly crafted, combined and delivered with my own special twist!  

The first lockdown brought challenges for many of us, and I found myself unable to work as a nurse due to my previous diagnosis of Hodgkin Lymphoma. Thankfully we had moved to Suffolk just before the lockdown restrictions came into force, so the kids and I spent the summer splashing in streams, finding the perfect sticks, and picking blackberries. I also found the time to re-take my Shoden, or Reiki First Degree, and became an Independent Consultant for Neals Yard Remedies Organics. I was eventually able to to return to the NHS workforce and continue to work one day a week as a Senior Practitioner for the Dementia Intensive Support Team alongside running my classes. Since lockdown restrictions have eased I have continued my yoga and Reiki training.

 

Qualifications:

Bsc (Hons) Nursing Studies, Kings College London.

MSc Health Care, London South Bank University.

Advanced Communication Skills, Macmillan.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Palliative Care, Macmillan

Reiki, First Degree. Reiki Evolution, Taggart King

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Wellbeing Warehouse, Paula Ahlberg.

Pregnancy Yoga Training, ZenMuma, Jackie Heffer-Cooke.

Baby and Postnatal Yoga, ZenMuma, Jackie Heffer-Cooke.

Yin Yoga, Wellbeing Warehouse, Paula Ahlberg.

Kid's Yoga, ZenMuma,  Jackie Heffer-Cooke.

Reiki, Second Degree. Reiki Evolution,  Zoe Smith.

Postnatal Yoga & Pilates (online). Wellfit Mumma, Rosie Moore

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