Nisha Srivastava

/Nisha Srivastava

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.

What makes a good coach?

Are you stuck in rut? Want to lose weight? Get fit? Gain core strength, flexibility and balance? Or perhaps need help with a health condition or back injury? Then maybe you need a good coach? There is no exact blueprint for a good coach, as each coach will have their own strengths and weaknesses. However, [...]

By | 2018-07-13T18:58:21+00:00 June 30th, 2018|accepting change, pain, Philsophy, stress|0 Comments

Being average and mediocracy – Do you accept?

The way you do anything is the way you do everything. What do I mean buy this? Are you settling for being mediocre in life? Are you giving your boss at work a mediocre performance, do you accept yourself mediocre standards?  We all have off days when we don't give our best and there is [...]

By | 2018-06-20T12:52:39+00:00 June 11th, 2018|accepting change, anatomy|0 Comments

Failure & 5000 reasons not to do something – Part 2

The best way to progress in anything is to get smarter and educate yourself. Always go towards the bigger dream, drive for change or get clued up on the subject. As a CHEK practitioner we always make the client an independent human being and never let them stay reliant on the therapist. If clients are [...]

By | 2018-06-22T17:27:55+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|accepting change, pain, psychology|0 Comments

Failure & lack of motivation is normal – Part 1

My most powerful motivation comes from people who said I could not do it or that I had failed in some way, shape or form. This was the best thing ever to happen to me as they made me succeed perhaps not in the way they call success, but to aspire not just to make [...]

By | 2018-06-20T12:53:45+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|accepting change, Philsophy|0 Comments

Why quick fixes do not work – There is no substitute for doing the work

Quick fixes don't work in the body. Most of us don't want to hear this, but; there really are no quick fixes or short cuts to optimal health and movement  (or to anything else worthwhile, for that matter). The road to bettering ourselves is a long continous one that requires time, commitment and self discipline. I always [...]

Deep longitudinal system & core stabilisation – Part 4

One of the ways we can look at back health and saving our back is take our attention to the deep longitudinal system.The dominant role of the deep longitudinal system is to control ground reaction forces during gait motions. ... The posterior oblique subsystem works synergistically with the deep longitudinal subsystem distributing transverse plane forces [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:00+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Deep longitudinal system|0 Comments

Lateral sling system & Core stabilisation – Part 3

When thinking about core stability we must think about everything in the body in particular the extremities aka arms and legs. You may have an ankle injury, lower back pain and this could be stemming from the lateral system. The lateral system provides essential frontal plane stability. this is accomplished  by a force couple  action [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:00+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Lateral sling sytem|0 Comments

Posterior oblique system & core stabilisation – Part 2

Every time we move we move our connective tissues will create toque, tension, softness. This can be especially exaggerated and emphasised in such movements as below on the golf swing. Again we are taking our intention and attention to the sales bit everything else is working and is switched on a the term goes. The [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:00+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Posterior oblique sling system|0 Comments

Anterior Oblique System & Core stabilisation – Part 1

Over the next four weeks, we are going to look at the sling systems. The movement patterns I show are Pilates focused and there are many other ways of training the slings. We purposely take our intention and attention to specific areas of the body. Slings (also referred to as chains and/or loops) are a functional [...]

Changing others does not work – Be the change you want to see in the world

If your tendency is to try and change other people, take some time to explore why you feel the need to do so. We all do it, whether it's our beliefs system on food, religion, the planet, bringing up children, what to spend, what to do ............................ Guess what we do it ten times more [...]

By | 2018-05-16T13:11:03+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|accepting change, life, pain, Philsophy|0 Comments