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.

Facing your own self shadow – Part 2

My first interaction of the shadow self many years ago when I opened my Pilates studio in St.Helens. I was visited by a fellow Pilates teacher who wanted to open a studio and was told to stay my side of the bridge. As you all know I am from Merseyside. I now understand that the [...]

Connecting with the shadow self – Part 1

How well do you actually know yourself? If you’re like most people, you probably have a decent idea about your own desires, values, beliefs, and opinions. You have a personal code that you choose to follow that dictates whether you are being a “good” person. If there is any one thing you can know in this universe, surely it is [...]

By | 2019-09-25T21:10:09+00:00 September 25th, 2019|accepting change, gossip, Philsophy, psychology, stress|0 Comments

‘The way you do anything, is the way you do everything’

Why does the saying ring true with everything from our personal to work life: "The way you do anything, is the way you do everything". The way someone handles their money, mows the lawn, organises their desk at work, cooks the food, tidies the house, disposes of their rubbish not only reflects the way they [...]

By | 2019-11-24T20:30:12+00:00 September 11th, 2019|accepting change, genes, life, love, pain, sadness, stress, tired, words|0 Comments

Addictions – painkillers, smoking, drinking, shopping, exercise, sugar & sex

This week I appeared on an ITV news feature on painkillers with my client Claire Madin. Most people will seek me out because of my Pilates and Yoga teacher qualifications. However when they come to me I always treat the person and not the disease. Pilates and Yoga is, and has been medically proven to [...]

Looking at the emotion anxiety

Anxiety is a health problem that has a wide range of sources from nutritional imbalances to toxicity (heavy metal poisoning) to recreational drug side effects, breathing pattern disorders and of course stress.  I am a great believer that modern technology particularly the mobile phone is raising anxiety levels amongst the young and the old. There [...]

Are you still counting calories?

Phone apps, magazines, sports stores and speciality apparatus offer a wide variety of calorie counting gadgets and devices. You can attach them onto your wrist or ankle or simply just carry your phone while you go about your every day life. You will then usually sum up (as this is what I used to do) [...]

By | 2019-09-06T21:16:53+00:00 August 19th, 2019|carbohydrates, stress, sugar, tired, Uncategorised, Wheat|0 Comments

Are you hungry, yo-yo dieting and tired all the time?

Most of us are overweight, yet are nutritionally deficient. Thanks to processed and junk food manufacturers and the media, most people don't understand that they are gaining weight because they are eating incorrectly and usually too much or too little. When we are tired most of us will use pick me ups such as sugar, [...]

Buddahs second arrow

Have you heard about Buddhas second arrow? There is something philosophical in the phase 'unlucky in life'. It can feel like the world is against us with one thing happening after the other: a parking ticket, a flat tyre, a job loss, a break up, a cancelled flight, an illness, a bereavement........and so on. There [...]

Looking positively on the emotion Sadness

The immortal poet and writer of  human condition, the Lebanese American Kahil Gilbran once wrote; “The deeper that sorrow carves in your being, the more joy you can contain". There is a truth, sadness shapes the contours of our soul, and our mental character in a fundamental way. Just as an engraver uses force to [...]