Nisha Srivastava

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About Nisha Srivastava

Nisha is a certified Chek practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach.Her journey started when a visiting Laban teacher introduced her to Pilates at Dance College during her first year. It's effects were forgotten but she then re discovered Pilates through Michael King eleven years later whilst running her dance school. Her background spans over 25 years with formal training in classical ballet, modern dance, tap, national choreography, stage production and theatre. Her formation includes Pilates, Thai bodywork, Yoga, GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS and anatomical studies. Her particular interest is fascia, and the connective lines and movement patterns that allow a full moving structure rather than the isolation of bones and muscles. Her fascination with questioning the traditions of modern medicine and fascination with searching for meaningful answers has taken her in many different directions and has offered her an abundance of opportunities gaining a wealth of knowledge. “I tried many movement modalities and extended my search after experiencing fascia, because of its simplicity in movement. Quickly, I noticed my own body changing as well as the bodies of my own clients. In the last 25 years of teaching I’ve developed a workout unique to Yoga Anatomy". Throughout her studies Nisha has done numerous dissections with Julian Baker and Cery Davies and has the opportunity to take lectures and courses from Robert Schleip, Joanne Avisons, Tom Myers, Matt Wallden, Emma Lane, Gary Carter, Paul Chek, Dan Hellman, Peter Blackaby, James de Silva plus many many more Nishas teaching method promotes reflective self-discovery and provides the requirements to integrate a shift in consciousness for attaining individual goals. She maintains that an attitude of compassion, consistency and joyous humor are excellent components to growth and expanded potential. She welcomes all level of movers from the beginner to the seasoned athlete who have a desire to increase their skill potential, also teachers and students. Her specialties include assisting post rehabilitative individuals, injury prevention for dancers and athletes and advanced movement programs.

Swollen wheat belly & chronic inflammation

“Give us our daily bread” – Deuteronomy. Moses describes the promised Land as ‘a land of wheat, barley and vineyards’. Bread is central to religious rituals. Go into any major supermarket and you will see 68 feet of white bread, wholegrain bread, multi-grain bread, seven-grain bread, rye bread, pumpernickel, sourdough bread, bagels galore, cheese bread, [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|gut, stress, sugar, tired, Wheat|0 Comments

Scoliosis & Posture – Part 1

There is an argument going around many movement and manual therapists saying  'If it's not broke don't fix it". The argument is based on medical papers which show that not all pain is postural related. However,  having worked with many elite athletes I have found they have obtained more than marginal gains by restoring their [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|anatomy, tired|0 Comments

Everything starts with love…………………….

Are you still looking in the mirror to confirm your beauty and love? We all suffer the ups and downs of life like Laird Hamilton surfing the big waves. One of the most fundamental challenges in life is to understand our relationships, both with ourselves and those around us. In my studies and work with clients, [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Emotional Experience, love, pain|0 Comments

Why New years resolutions have become a joke

What's holding you back from making a permanent change this year whether it be in your work, private or family life?  The New Year’s tradition has become a sort of joke, but there’s something right about setting a goal for the coming year – to set your sights on self-improvement? Chek practitioner Jator Pierre suggests that [...]

Kyphosis, round shoulders and dowagers hump

Kyphosis, round shoulders does not necessarily mean you have fractures in the thoracic vertebrae. Sometimes these habits go all the way back to childhood when you sat slumped in your school desk or on the couch. Or you might have developed a slouching posture because you grew taller than your peers at an early age, [...]

Forward head posture & headaches

Is there a link between forwarding head posture and headaches? If your head is forward the tight shortened muscles at the front of the neck will be the scalenes and sternocleidomastoid. They directly contribute to the forward pull of the head, tightness in the upper trapezius (top of the shoulder), chest and deltoids typically also contribute [...]

Uncle Fester, angry liver & my dark eye circles

As many of therapist colleagues continue to overwork, there is something they all have in common - "Dark rings or racoon eyes"- aka Uncle Fester , The Munsters.  I've seen many a physio and also close family relatives and friends with this condition.  It's is especially common in the Asian community and is always advertised [...]

The rescuer archetype – Is this you?

As we start 2018, do you feel grounded, healthy, pain-free and able to give the best you can to work, family and yourself? If not, it's only you who can change your own story. Perhaps you're following the same pattern as your parents. If your a parent are your children following your same habitual pain [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|accepting change, Emotional Experience, life, Philsophy|0 Comments

Sibo’s top ten christmas survival tips

What on earth is Sibo I thought? On a recent GIT  (Gastrointestinal tract) this word came up. It sounded like a U.F.O was invading my intestines. Sibo stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Most of us have it but ignore the symptoms until they become a disease or illness. As you know I have a [...]

Your gut, organs and back pain – the missing link.

I've just returned from another two amazing courses on gut health and how the organs, emotions and the body's connective tissues including bones, muscles, ligaments are all neurally connected both way. In my 25 years plus of teaching experience I have found that exercise, pilates, yoga, and movement will really help some clients with back pain. [...]