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.

How your sleep can effect pain, weight, health & healing

As life becomes busier and we are exposed to the ability of natural day light, 24 hours  away and 365 days a year, it becomes more challenging to get a good nights sleep.. Our body is still tuned to the natural rhythm of daily and seasonal light/dark cycles. People will tell me that they are [...]

By | 2018-10-14T19:36:05+00:00 October 14th, 2018|life, pain, stress, tired|0 Comments

Feet & grounding – Part 2

"In all animals and humans, a single cell is the building block for constructing the body and and a self centred  template for the whole." Surgeon Nial Galloway As they multiply self self organising cells pack themselves together in tissues. Powerful forces are constantly at work multiplying one cell to become two, then two to [...]

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.

We truly want to succeed but may be afraid, so we subconsciously create circumstances to keep ourselves stuck. Everyone is always telling me that they don't have time to take class, shop for good food, get on the weight loss program, sort out their back, knee, hip pain etc change their diet and lifestyle. Did [...]

Bare feet – Are these disappearing? Part 1

You may of seen me wearing these mad chicken type shoes in class. They are vibram five fingers . I have not seen many people wearing them. We are all sold trainers constantly by the media. We are shown the benefits of wearing so many of these shock absorbing shoes, usually sponsored medical papers by [...]

Heart shaped bottom syndrome & a bloating belly

Is this you? Upon waking your belly may be flat but by the end of the day it's bloated and enormous? You may also be suffering form flatulence and smelly poops. It's a very British thing that we don't want to talk about our bottoms and also do not want to be touched there in [...]

By | 2018-09-28T09:40:09+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|anatomy, back pain, Gluts, life, stress, sugar, tired|0 Comments

Rehab for cancer- Part 2

"The influence of psychosocial factors on the development and progression of cancer has been a longstanding hypothesis since ancient times. In fact, epidemiological and clinical studies over the past 30 years have provided strong evidence for links between chronic stress, depression and social isolation and cancer progression. By contrast, there is only limited evidence for [...]

Rehab for cancer patients Part 1

We have a number of cancer patients training at our studios now with some amazing results. Particularly popular is our breast cancer rehab program. All of us have cancer in our body. Today more than ever we have a high plethora of cancer causing agents from the environment to our food supply. The only difference from [...]

Are sports/energy drinks hazardous to your health?

Over the years I am often approached as a studio to sell a number of products one being sports drinks. Most gym retailers will also sell them, it's an extra way to make money on top of exercise. However one of my core values is always to educate clients and help people be in the [...]

By | 2018-08-14T21:21:01+00:00 August 6th, 2018|psychology, stress, sugar, yin & Yang|0 Comments

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