Annie Holmes' Biography
I have always had an interest in health. In the 1970's, I explored and studied several approaches to natural health as a means to improve my own health and wellbeing and that of others.
During the 1980's I trained with the legendary Lotte Berk, a pioneer in the field of body movement and function and became one of her teachers in London for several years. I also qualified in the field of Physiatrics, Aesthetics and several complimentary therapies, Aromatherapy and Reflexology.
During the 1990's, I qualified as a teacher at the University of Hertfordshire and became Head Tutor of the South Herts School of Natural Therapies (I.T.E.C) for fifteen years. I furthered my passion for Vibrational and Energy Medicine, studying with Dr. Jeff Levine, and qualified as a Body Alignment, Vortex and Body Spin Practitioner. I also became a Reiki Master and teacher.
In 2006 I was introduced to the work of Thomas Myers, Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI).
Convinced about the importance to health and well being of a structurally aligned body, I studied ATSI as a way of deepening my understanding of whole body Postural Patterns and Myofascial Release. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to study with Thomas Myers himself and also James Earls, Lauren Christman and Mike Doxey. I qualified as a ATSI practitioner in 2010.
I studied with Robert Schliep and Divo Muller and became a Fascial Fitness movement teacher in 2012 and in 2013 I was introduced to Bowen Technique and in particular to Neurostructural Integration Therapy (NST).
This work has allowed me to combine my passion for energy work with Bodywork work and Nutrition and the principal of working from the inside out and outside in.
Finding an integrated approach to health
The knowledge that I have gained in my years in practice, has allowed me to have a vast toolbox from which I can take what I need to offer my clients/patients, so that the basic treatments may apply to all but with a totally individual aspect to them.
Furthermore that experience has allowed me a unique opportunity to further appreciate the importance of an integrated approach to health including effective Manual Therapy and Nutrition and how psychology can impact on someone's ultimate health recovery