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Wellbeing at Whistlewood, Whistlewood Common, The Common

Melbourne, Derbyshire

DE73 8DH

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Wellbeing at Whistlewood ensures that all professionals, wellbeing course and class leaders are highly trained, insured and belong to a recognised professional body. The wellbeing and development of our professionals is a key part of our ethos. This is partly achieved through delivering our own Professional Development Days.

Our Professionals



Anne is an experienced holistic therapist and educator with over 35 years experience of supporting health and wellbeing. She is also a Certified Forest Bathing Guide

Her background in healthcare and health promotion as a nurse and midwife led her to train in massage, aromatherapy, infant massage and counselling studies to offer holistic approaches to wellbeing within the NHS and private sector.

Anne introduced aromatherapy and relaxation to a local maternity unit. 

Anne has a passion for facilitating learning, mentorship and coaching and has held practice facilitation and lecturing posts within the NHS and the University of Nottingham.


Helen is a Registered Homeopath with 15 years experience in holistic health. 

Helen has had experience of running a private Homeopathic service as well as being contracted to provide a service on the NHS. She is also a Certified Forest Bathing Guide.

Prior experience includes human resource management in a multinational company. 

She is currently a Board Director of Whistlewood Common Limited with a particular focus on Event and Workshop Management and Co-ordination

Helen is passionate about facilitating holistic wellbeing for all.



Aromatherapy Back Bliss Massage, Aromatherapy Head Heaven Massage, Aromatherapy Reflexology, Table Thai Stretch Massage,The Dorn Method and Reiki

Retreat Days (Weekends)

Cheryl started her complementary therapy journey in 2002 by becoming trained in the Usui system of Reiki. Since then she has added Swedish Massage, and professional Aromatherapy to her portfolio of skills. She is a Clinical Aromatherapist since completing her training at the Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy in 2007.

Since that time she has continued her training in this field with advanced studies in aromatherapy and becoming a Reiki master and teacher, a certified Relaxation, Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor, a Dorn Method practitioner as well as attending workshops and courses on many other areas of complementary health care.

To contact Cheryl please email her at:

Cheryl's website is:


Natural Movement Professional


Re-connecting to the earth is hugely important for our health, well-being and happiness. Our main physical connection to mother nature is through our feet, a connection lost in the modern world. I’m passionate about providing opportunities to feel better connected to ourselves and the earth through barefoot and natural lifestyle experiences. Natural health and resilience starts at our foundation, our amazing feet!

Phil can be contacted on:

Phone - 07809 692619 or by email -
His website is


Retreat Days and Festival Wellness

Andrene has been in the caring profession for most of her working life and has found Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (CST)  to be one of the most healing and life changing. CST is a way of bringing us back to a sense of wholeness and integration by balancing our nervous systems which will allow our energy and vitality to improve.

When given the chance our bodies are at constant work repairing and maintaining to homeostasis (a state of stability and optimum health). CST can assist this process.

CST is a very subtle yet deeply profound therapy which involves very light, non-invasive touch at various points of the body and can be beneficial for a wide range of both physical and emotional issues.

Andrene is also a Certified Forest Bathing Guide.

You can reach her by calling her on 07949 830571 or emailing her at


Mindfulness, Meditation and Life Coaching

Workshops, Courses, Retreat Days and 1-2-1 wellbeing and mindset coaching

Roger is an EDI accredited qualified life and well-being coach with a level 5 diploma in life/performance coaching. He is a member of The National council of Psychotherapists – The UK professional standards body. Roger discovered mindfulness and meditation after the loss of a close family member and the realization that life might be passing him by. He has since gone on to train with Mindfulness CIC to instruct and facilitate mindfulness and meditation, to share with others, this beautiful, life-fulfilling practice.

To contact Roger please: email him at or call him on 07921 551203

Roger's website is


Pilates Classes

Classes, Retreat Days, Festival Wellness

Chloe is  a fully qualified and accredited Personal Trainer, Pilates mat and Pilates equipment instructor.  From a young age she was always interested in fitness and she excelled in Kickboxing and Golf.  In her late teens she was diagnosed with an Autoimmune Disorder which left her very unwell and for a few years she had to leave fitness on the back burner.  Eventually she regained her health back with the help of Pilates and she decided that she wanted to help others to keep fit no matter what their circumstances.  She feels so lucky to be able to do this full time and she hopes she can inspire others to follow their passion.

When she is not in the studio or gym, you will find her curled up with a good book or out hiking with her partner.  Her next big walk (Ben Nevis) is hopefully happening later this year.

To contact Chloe please email her at or call her at 01332 862922


Shiatsu Japanese Massage Sessions

Retreat Days and Festival Wellness


Dan completed a three-year Diploma in Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine at the Northern school of Shiatsu in 2018. After twenty years as a chef, he decided to train to become a Therapist after receiving a course of Shiatsu during a period of ill health. He felt immense benefit to his health and wellbeing and was empowered by the holistic approach found in Traditional Oriental Medicine. He feels it gave him the tools and insight that he needed to take responsibility for the state of his own body and mind and he now relishes the opportunity to help and encourage others to do the same.

In 2019 he built the Shiatsu Bus, partly due to finding the solitary clinic life of a therapist unsuitable for him. He now offers corporate onsite massage from this purpose-built treatment space as well as private home visits, festivals and events. He designed the bus to be a self-sufficient and eco-friendly set up with solar panels on the roof and heating being primarily provided by a full-sized woodburning stove.

To reach Dan you can visit his website: or call him on 07541 465860.


Shiatsu Japanese Massage Sessions

Retreat Days and Festival Wellness

During her 3 years of studying Traditional Chinese Medicine with the Shiatsu College Bristol, she realised that Shiatsu is not just a massage or way of bodywork, it can be a life changing experience, it certainly was for her and she now helps and supports many others on their own journey of self empowerment and change.

Sarah uses Shiatsu and energy healing to help people release old emotions stuck in their body so they can live at their highest potential in the present. 

To contact Sarah please visit her website at or you can email her at or call her on 07515 684306.


Tai Chi and Qigong Classes

Classes and Retreat Days

Lisa has been studying Tai Chi and Health Qigong since 2008 and been a qualified instructor with the British Health Qigong Association and Deyin Institute since 2013.  The gentle, low impact movements, coupled with the emphasis on deep breathing and calming the mind mean both Qigong and Tai Chi have improved her balance, co-ordination, flexibility, stress level and general health enormously.  Sharing her love of these ‘meditation in movement’ arts in various classes throughout South Derbyshire has reinforced her belief that they are beneficial to everyone no matter what level of fitness or age.


To contact Lisa  please email her at or on 07989 449875.


Yoga Classes

Weekly Classes, Retreat Days

Sandra started her Yoga journey in 1998, initially to counter the effects of a sedentary job. it worked wonders on many levels and she wanted to learn more. A short stay at the Vivekanada Ashram in India inspired her to become a teacher. She qualified as a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher in 2007 and has continued to learn ever since and teach this amazing system that integrates body, mind and spirit leading to a state of balance and wellbeing.

Alongside general Hatha Yoga classes she also teaches Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs 12 week programme and works as a Remedial Massage Therapist.

The practice combines breath and movement, using yoga postures and breathing techniques; an approach that leads to increased strength, flexibility and better posture. It also encourages balance both internally and externally and promotes feelings of relaxation and ease.

To contact Sandra please visit her website at or email her at

For more information about Sandra's weekly classes at Whistlewood please click here.


Yoga Sessions

Retreat Days

Anna started practising Yoga in 1995 when she moved to Southern California a Mecca for health and wellbeing. She realised immediately how powerful yoga was as she felt more energised, more positive and happier after just one class. she went on to train in Kundalini Yoga in 1999 and since then has trained in many different styles.

Anna's classes are comprehensive and always include breath work, meditation, relaxation and postures. She is also trained in Yoga for Mental health and is a certified Mindfulness Instructor. She is passionate about empowering people to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing using simple yoga and mindfulness techniques and she expresses a genuine care for all her students. 

To contact Anne please visit her website by clicking here or email her at