Who We Are &
What We Do
Imagine a day without feeling stress and anxiety or aches and pains. Improve your ability to deal with the World, feel more invigorated and take life’s frustrations a little less to heart.
It CAN happen with Mindfulness and body movement such as pure Pilates as intended by Joseph Pilates.
Every Moment has the ability to change your life.
EVERY MOMENT COUNTS. Each day can bring excitement and opportunity without the burden of stress and anxiety.
It doesn’t require you to sit crossed legged like a zen goddess, it doesn’t require whale music, or hippy clothes.
Changing the way you look and feel about yourself and to reduce aches and pains also doesn't mean spending hours in the gym or embarking on the latest fitness fad which is impossible to stick to.
That’s why we’re here and we want to share our knowledge and experience. We know that lives are busy and people’s minds are full of lists, so we bring together real, achievable practices for the working person, the stressed parent, the multi tasker and the one who just never has “time” to stop and rest.
Please browse our site, check out our courses and learn a little more about who we are. We're here to help you as we know what it's like to be you; we've been sitting where you are and desperately looking for the answer.
I've been practicing Mindfulness since 2008 in Clinical settings; I use Mindfulness in my personal life to reduce the daily stress of juggling parenting and professional life as well as just life itself!
I'm a UK trained Mental Health nurse with 15 years experience and practice. I've spent time working in acute Mental health, adolescent forensics and set up a Health Improvement project for a Homeless and housing charity in the North East.
I returned to live in Cumbria after 10 years living in New Zealand with my family. Whilst living in New Zealand I worked in Mental health rehabilitation, Adult forensics and as a University tutor for AUT (Auckland University of Technology).
I've attended Multi day training events and have completed a Mindfulness Teacher Training course through UK based bestselling Author and teacher of "the mindful way through stress and "Mindfulness for Dummies" - Shamash Alidini.
Health & Fitness has been a large part of my life for nearly 3 decades! I realised years ago that being a slave to the gym & counting calories isn't conducive to making consistent progress or having fun!
I’ve tried almost every fitness fad and method of working out known to mankind, but yoga, Pilates and bodyweight training are now my religion.
Since incorporating these training methods into my life, I workout less, have far less injuries and love what I do to keep fit. I’m passionate about all forms of stretching and bodyweight conditioning and I love to incorporate gymnastic moves into my personal training methodology; Olympic rings and parallette training are my speciality.
I continue to incorporate these training styles into both my personal practice and when supporting others reach their own personal fitness goals. I also teach Pilates and organise and help run the ‘Feel Good’ festival with Jessie.
The Feel Good Festival
Jessie and Mike both organise and run a health & Wellness festival near Carlisle in Cumbria. A weekend of wellbeing, great food, live music, workshops, Entertainment & exciting activities.
Come join us at the beautiful Kirklinton Hall and Gardens (Nr Carlisle) on the edge of the Lake District.
The Feel Good Festival gives you the chance to experience a wide variety of wellbeing activities, therapies & entertainment from some of Cumbria’s best practitioners, therapists and musicians. Treat your body and family to a weekend of health & happiness. Limited space available – please book early to avoid disappointment.
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