My Training and Certifications

Shiva Rea Yoga Training, MA

Bootybarre Instructor Certification, BO
Krav Maga Instructor Certification, PAA
​Gracie Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt Certification, LA
Red Cross CPR/AED, CT
Sports and Exercise Nutrition Specialist, The Health Science Academy, UK
Detox Specialist, The Health Science Academy, UK
MMA Krav Maga & Muay Thai Martial Arts Black Belt, CT
Unnata Aerial Yoga Instructor certification, CO
​E-RYT 500 Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
PMA-CPT, Pilates Method Alliance 500 hour , CT 
S'WET Aqua Instructor Training, NY
Touch for Health Level 1 Applied Kinesiology, CT
Yoga Theraputics Level 1, MA 
Scientific Muscle Testing, D Getoff 
Poolates Instructor Training, WI
C.H.E.K. Equal But Not the Same, CT 
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, CT 
Bio Energy Workshop, CT 
C.H.E.K. Holistic Exercise Coach, San Diego 
C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach, San Diego 
Body Control Pilates Instructor Level 1-3, London 
C.H.E.K. Dynamic Medicine Ball Training, CT 
C.H.E.K. Scientific Back Training, San Francisco 
C.H.E.K. Program Design, San Francisco 
C.H.E.K. Swiss Ball and Advanced Swiss Ball Training, San Francisco 
REIKI The Usui System of Reiki Healing, NY 
Levels 1 & 2 Yoga Instructor training at Byron Yoga, Australia 
​C.H.E.K. Scientific Core Conditioning, San Francisco

Prior professional qualifications

MCA Class 4 Commercial Captains License, 3000T

Ships Fire Fighter

GMDSS Radio License  

Ships Captains Medical 

PADI Dive Instructor

About Me

My search for a fun and active lifestyle led me to leave England when I was 18 and head over seas. There I began my 15 year career working on Super Yachts as First Officer and Dive Instructor. During my time at sea I learned that it is not just exercise that will maintain great health, but living a healthy lifestyle. After years of living and working at sea, travelling the world and having many adventures, I decided to move back to land to pursue a new career teaching health and fitness. 
​I am inspired, happy, healthy and looking forward to sharing my skills with others and making a difference to people's lives.

My Cancer Journey

In December 2011, I found out I had Stage 1B Cervical Cancer, after numerous procedures and tests, I was told by my Oncologist that although there was no evidence that the cancer had spread beyond the cervix but I would need to have a Radical Hysterectomy and all the surrounding lymph nodes and tissue removed to be on the safe side. This seemed far too aggressive and made no sense to me to not let my body try to heal itself naturally and address the underlying causes of the cancer, so I began to look into natural treatments for cancer. As I began to research about alternative cancer treatments and lifestyle habits that cause cancer, I knew for certain that this was the path I wanted to follow. I told my Oncologist that I would not have the operation and that I would instead follow an Natural Alternative Treatment Plan.
My treatments consisted of a huge diet change, an intensive detox program, my Naturopath put me on high doses of Minerals and Vitamins, I kept up my yoga and Martial Arts throughout, I worked hard on meditation and positive thinking, I had acupuncture, I stopped taking any medications I was on and tried many other all natural and holistic protocols. ​In March 2012, a few months later I went back to my Oncologist for tests to see if I still had Cervical Cancer and Dysplasia. All my tests were NEGATIVE and my Oncologist was speechless. Four years later and I am still cancer free!

My commitment to help others

Over the last few years I have loved my work teaching health and fitness, well in the last few years my experience and knowledge has reached new levels!! During my own health crisis I knew I wanted follow natural treatments for my cancer, but it was a long and lonely road trying to figure out a plan of treatments. I was lucky to be able to stop working and immerse myself into research, all the while the cancer clock of doubt was ticking away in the background. Now I am Cancer free and what I have learned from this experience has been life changing. I have a new respect and love for my body knowing that my life choices make an enormous impact on my health!! There are so many ways that you can improve your health and quality of life. Many are simple, easy, inexpensive and all natural, whether to fight a disease or just to reach optimum health. Now I am devoting my time to helping others as a Holistic Health Coach.