Meet the Professionals

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Lucy Beckwith, Yoga teacher and co-founder of the Yomu Project

‘Yoga holds me up when I am falling. Yoga gave health and vitality to my pregnant body and has kept me a happy, strong mummy for 17 years. When I step on the mat, I can be me, the mat is where I feel at home, safe and majestic’

Lucy has practiced various yoga techniques around the world with teachers in NY, Los Angeles, UK and Barcelona. In 2008 she lived in San Francisco and trained in Vinyasa Flow with Jasmine Tarkeshi at the Laughing Lotus School of yoga.

In Barcelona, Lucy co-created and directs the YOMU project, yoga flow, live cello & beats, born from her inspirations as a dancer and the healing connection the cello has to the body. For two years Lucy ran her own yoga and live music studio in the centre of the city which launched the YOMU project into the world and has taken her to yoga festivals and events all around Europe. Lucy currently teaches her own yoga flow at Soho House BCN and Herrick House Retreats France. She can also be found in Barcelona giving class with YOMU project at the Hidden factory loft and teaching daily yoga to teens at Our Dream School educational project and for the early years at Montessori schools.

You’ll find Lucy @yomuproject on Instagram


Lucy Baxter,

Co Founder of Blue Sky Hypnotherapy

Clinical Hypnotherapist CPHD, SFBT (hyp), MNCP

Lucy was trained and fully qualified at the prestigious Clifton Practice; a recognised Centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy founded by David Newton, one of the most experienced practitioners in the UK.

Both Lucy and Emma, founders of Blue Sky Hypnotherapy are proud to be currently working towards the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma which is considered to be the 'gold standard' in hypnotherapy training.

Over the years, they have developed a special interest in mindfulness, anxiety, addiction, and child psychology, and have undertaken a variety of related courses and workshops.

Solution focused Hypnotherapy has a great success rate in helping people achieve their objectives, whether that's within their personal, sports or professional lives.

@blueskyhypno on Instagram and at Blue Sky Hypnotherapy online.


Maya Oakley, Nutritional Therapist

Maya is the creator of Nourished London She has a BA (hons) Diploma Nutritional therapy, and is a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine.

Maya says: "Nutrition is more than simply the food we eat but covers nourishment in all areas of our lives, and I am passionate about supporting mind body and spirit and working together to provide people with the tools they need to support a state of optimal health and wellbeing.

In the stressful modern world we often accept chronic conditions like headaches, anxiety, low moods, constant fatigue, rashes, allergies etc as simply part of life and often we've felt like this for so long we forget what it is to feel well.

Health is defined as not simply the absence of disease, but a state of vitality and joy for life."

@nourishedlondon on Instagram



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Rachel Morris, Psychotherapist

Rachel Morris is now in her 22nd year of full-time private practice.

Rachel initially trained in psychodynamic theory but after 20 years studying various approaches to therapy, she can mix it up when necessary. 'I offer hypnotherapy, hypno-psychotherapy, NLP and guided visualisation, as well as good old-fashioned talk therapy.'

Qualifications: Member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (NRHP), a professional body, registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Diploma in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (DHP) from Centre Training (CTS – 1995) as well as further training certificates in psychopathology, ethics, Dissociative Identity Disorder, narcissism, sexuality and human development (CPD).

Contact Rachel

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Samantha Warrington, Zen Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness teacher

Samantha has practised yoga for most of her adult life (and some of her childhood). She trained to become a yoga teacher with Zenways in 2015, and to become a meditation and mindfulness teacher last year. Samantha has three children and a full-time job on a weekly magazine, so she has some experience in juggling responsibilities and trying to live skilfully.

Qualifications: Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher 200hrs, Zenways Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher 100hrs

You'll find her both here and on regular features on our instastories @surviving_sundays


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Jodie Cariss, Founder of Self Space

Jodie is the founder of Self Space and Cariss Creative. She is a Therapist with more than 15 years' experience in the field and a Tavistock trained executive coach. She has a direct and dynamic approach to her practice, and a deeply empathic and approachable manner to the way she works.

Qualifications: MA, HCPC, BADth, Tavistock Executive Coach.

Self Space is a warm and welcoming space, that differs from many of the more clinical spaces that some therapists are located in. The approach is personal and empathetic, and they offer online booking and slots of 30 minutes (for when you really just need to talk) through to an hour.

Contact Self Space Instagram @theselfspace

If you are in need of urgent help, please contact Samaritans  You can call them on 116 123 for support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Emma Mainoo