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.

Being honest with ourselves and in Gaia

The Easter bank holiday is the traditional time for spring cleaning, and many people across the world are thinking about tidying up and de-cluttering their property this Easter weekend. For me, this is a quiet time for self-reflection, honesty and Gaia. As I change and make changes so do my family and clients that I [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|accepting change, psychology, stress|0 Comments

“Everyone wants to change, but no one wants to be changed”.

What do I mean by this quote "Everyone wants to change but no one wants to be changed". You know yourself if you say to your partner, children, friends or colleagues at work something you feel they could improve on or give advice, very rarely will that person listen. We sometimes have to learn from our [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|accepting change, Inspiration, life, love|0 Comments

“Don’t let your biology become your biography”

In order to survive in life, we take on certain behavioural patterns and characteristics. These are known as archetypes, it's important that we know when we are behaving as a particular archetype. As the famous Carolyn Myss would say "Don't let your biology become your biography". Life is tough and hard and we are all experience [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|accepting change, pain, tired|0 Comments

Survival & our behaviour part 1

Around the world, people go about doing the same things in very different ways. Although the behaviours of races and cultures are different, the basic needs they are satisfying are very similar. Abraham Maslow is one psychologist who studied these needs. Remember: "Our genes load the gun but the environment pulls the trigger". A great [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Oestrogen overload in men = Prostatitis & man boobs

Oestrogen is in everything from our tap water to our daily food chain.  With more and more men showing signs of prostatitis, prostate cancer and man boobs, this is something we need to act upon. High oestrogen contributes to prostate cancer. As the testosterone is transferred into oestrogen, the low levels of testosterone can cause many [...]

By | March 17th, 2018|life, stress, sugar, tired|0 Comments

Talent, skill & footballer Steven Pienaar

Why have some of us got it and some of us have not? Whether it's football, pilates, yoga, playing an instrument, passing an exam or taking up a new hobby. Every human has a skill; this is based on revolutionary scientific discovery involving a neural insulator called myelin, which some neurologists now consider being the [...]

By | March 4th, 2018|life, Philsophy, pilates|0 Comments

Prolapsed & herniated discs

As the weeks go by I am overwhelmed by telephone enquiries with clients with prolapsed discs. This is why we assess rather than guess. Throwing clients straight into any sort of class can be detrimental to their back herniation and everyone is different. Just because your MRI shows a bulge, does NOT mean you have a [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|back pain, stress|0 Comments

Fibromyalgia, serotonin & repressed anger – Is there a link?

I am raising the question today is there a link between GIT (gastrointestinal tract), serotonin, IBS and repressed anger that could be triggering fibromyalgia. Although there are many possible causes of fibromyalgia, what can be certain is that all of the possible causes are a direct result of a cascade of disturbances and resulting malfunctions. [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|Embodied Emotion, Emotional Experience, Wheat|0 Comments

You’ll never look good on the outside till you look good on the inside

Did you know that our outside or exterior reflects our inside or interior? Everything is organ and gut health. If you have poor quality connective tissue no amount of exercise including pilates and yoga or physio is going to repair you optimally. In the cadaver labs, we call this 'PPP' (piss, poor, protaplasm). So when [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|gut, Immune system, psychology, tired|0 Comments

It’s all in your head – The wheat brain connection

Increasing blood sugar levels are associated with cognitive decline, a long-term study has found wheat effects reach the brain in the form of opiate-like peptides. The polypeptide exorphins responsible for these effects come and go, dissipating over time, Exorphins instruct you to eat more food, increase calorie consumption. All these effects are reversible. Stop eating wheat [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|gut, Immune system, psychology, stress, Wheat|0 Comments