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.

Therapists – “Don’t hide your light under a bushel”

If you hide your light under a bushel, you keep your abilities or good qualities hidden from other people. Whether you're a movement or manual therapist now is the time to shine than ever before. Your services are much needed as the world begins to re-open and resume business. You are a key worker, whether you [...]

The hip, jaw, gut & immune system connection

Scientists and body workers alike agree there is a definite jaw and hip connection. This is what it's important to assess the body holistically, looking away from the pain to other areas of the body.   The alignment of the jaw can strongly be mirrored or opposed in the pelvis and vice versa. Embryology shows [...]

By | 2020-05-22T22:31:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2020|gut, Immune system|0 Comments

Creating stability & resilience in times of crisis

Everyone is trying to work their way through life the best as they can. There is no wrong or right and we are all quick to judge others. When we judge, gossip, speak and communicate hurtfully of others it is actually a mirror reflection of how we feel and behave to ourselves. This behaviour comes [...]

Get out of survival mode

We are all presently experiencing challenges to our survival, that being our health, job, money, relationships and children. The combined stresses put many of us in a more compromised state of health, making us more vulnerable to disease and injury. This is because we are in a state of fight, flight or freeze. Fight mode [...]

Are you waiting for lockdown to finish before starting to exercise?

Drastic inactivity eventually leads to a 30% higher mortality rate for men and double the mortality rate for women. In today's world, seniors remain active and vital beyond the age of sixty-five, leading to a drastic increase in life span. The more activity you add to your daily lifestyle, the better your body will respond [...]

By | 2020-05-10T20:36:11+00:00 May 1st, 2020|accepting change|0 Comments

Dealing with stress & anxiety – Part 2

An experiment was ran on mice by placing them in a cages wired to receive electrical shocks. Each shock was spatially harmless. But after repeated shocks given over multiple days left the mice dull and listless. Their immune response was severely compromised and some actually died from the harmless stress. This experiment allows us to [...]

By | 2020-05-01T13:39:29+00:00 May 1st, 2020|anxiety, stress|0 Comments

Dealing with stress & anxiety part 1

Most of us are reactive; we experience two sorts of stress, within the work place and with families and colleagues. Ask yourself these questions? Do I  react emotionally and emotions blow up? Do I complain about pressure I’m under, mostly to people who aren’t causing it? Do I pass the stress down the line, unloading [...]

By | 2020-05-01T13:44:22+00:00 May 1st, 2020|anxiety, stress|0 Comments

The journey of transformation begins now

Are you ready to change? Or are you waiting for things to return to normal? Of course we want to normalise, but what would have happened if we had carried on? The present experience that we are all sharing is a collective conscious event. If we choose to make better choices and the right decisions, [...]

There is no such thing as a bad medicine, exercise or asana…

There is no such thing as a bad exercise, medication or asana, but there is such a thing as a badly prescribed exercise, medication or asana.  I hear it all the time: cross fit is bad for you, yoga is bad for you, pilates is bad for you, XYZ medication is bad for you. Firstly, [...]

Is there a right way to move?

So we all move in different ways. This is due to multiple factors including genes, environment, conditioning, experience, flexibility, strength, stability, balance and the state of the nervous system that day. "If its not broke, don't fix it" - I disagree with this statement. The better the condition of the human body, the better the [...]