Health & Wellbeing Special

Welcome to Mumbler Mind Body & Soul – The Health & Wellbeing Special

Dr Dane Vishnubala

Yorkshire Sports Medicine- Managing Director and Consultant Physician Sport and Exercise Medicine

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Dane is a Consultant Physician in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

He works as a Specialist Doctor at Yorkshire Sports Medicine and as a civilian in the military.

Yorkshire Sports Medicine was founded by Dane and colleagues in 2019. YSM has 3 consultants in Sport and Exercise Medicine, 6 Physiotherapists and a Sports Massage Therapist. YSM clinic also runs Yorkshire Baby Scan, a pregnancy ultrasound clinic.

Visit our website to find out more about our full team at Yorkshire Sports Medicine.

Sarah Raynor

Yorkshire Sports Medicine- Head of Physiotherapy

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With over 20 years of high level experience, Sarah is a Co Owner and Head of Physiotherapy at Yorkshire Sports Medicine.

Sarah has helped cultivate a team of six experienced physiotherapists who are experts in the field of sports, exercise and musculoskeletal medicine. She ensures that our standards at the clinic are high and in line with current research.

Kate Senior

Yorkshire Baby Scan- Advanced Obstetric Sonographer

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Kate is an experienced obstetric sonographer who, alongside her role at Yorkshire Baby Scan clinic, works at York NHS Teaching Hospitals. She completed her degree in diagnostic radiography at Exeter University. She completed her Postgraduate diploma in medical ultrasound from Sheffield Hallam University and has worked in a number of hospitals to date.

Yorkshire Baby Scan focuses on the reassurance that your baby is healthy and growing as expected. Kate is key to ensuring that our patients receive excellent care.

We are incredibly proud to say in 2020 she won a star award from York Hospital nominated by her patients.

Jennifer Bailey

The Retreat - Clinical Lead for Children’s Services & Child Psychotherapist

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I am Integrative Child Psychotherapist. I integrate from different approaches – psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour therapy, play and drama therapy, and attachment theory. I specialise in working with children with anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, low mood, relationship problems, stress, sleeping difficulties, bereavement, eating difficulties and those who have experienced trauma.

Anne Webster

The Retreat - Psychotherapist

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I have expertise in Relational-Integrative Psychotherapy using core therapeutic approaches of Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy. This means that I can respond flexibly to client need depending on what feels most urgent e.g. developing bespoke strategies to manage anxiety, exploring relationship dynamics, improving self-esteem etc whilst keeping the client’s sense of self in focus.

James Short

The Retreat - Systemic Practitioner

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James is an experienced and passionate therapist specialising in Children and Young People’s mental health. He initially qualified as a mental health nurse in 2010 and has since had extensive training in various therapeutic approaches. James has worked across different therapeutic settings, offering support to adults, young people, children, and their families.

With recent and substantial experience in CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), James possesses an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by young people and effective approaches to address their difficulties. He is also a qualified Family Therapist, equipped to work with families, helping them to understand and resolve the issues they may be encountering.

Dan Thorpe

York Sport Health & Fitness Manager

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I have worked at York Sport for just over 11 years and in the industry for 20 years. I find it to be a very enjoyable and approachable place to work with a community feel across members and staff.
The environment here is motivational and inspiring! We have 2 facilities with a variety of state of the art equipment and fully equipped studios to use depending on your health, fitness and wellbeing goals that I feel enhance the member and staff experience.

I love that I get to be myself and that quality is embraced by those around me.

Richard DeGroot

Casual Fitness Instructor

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My time at York Sport has been enjoyable working in a gym and fitness environment which is all credited to the staff and members.

Initially, the thought of teaching a spin class with 26 pairs of eyes all focusing on me was daunting! Within time however, I had completed my training, observed and learned from experienced staff around me and encountered members which encouraged and supported me as a new member of staff, which I couldn’t be more grateful for, and in return I have helped to motivate colleagues myself.

Overall, not only has my confidence increased but York Sport has allowed me to gain knowledge and valuable skills that I am grateful for. I feel very lucky to work in such a positive environment.

Ben Plaxton

Fitness Instructor York Sport

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Having worked 5 years in the fitness & Leisure industry, I joined York Sport 4 months ago and I love that my role offers the social aspect giving me the chance to communicate with people and change lives!

York Sport has great equipment including a good number of squat racks and free weight equipment and the staff are all helpful and driven to assist. The environment for members is also relaxed, creating a nice and calm atmosphere to work out in.

Alex

Personal Trainer at Middlethorpe Hall

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Alex’s role as a personal trainer is to familiarise Middlethorpe Spa Members with the safe and optimal use of the gym equipment and to help them develop a specific long-term health and fitness routine plan, that is suitable to their specific needs. ‘I enjoy and take pride in devising engaging and supportive fitness/mobility sessions suitable to all ages and abilities in a friendly, welcoming and encompassing atmosphere’

Michelle

Spa Therapist

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Michelle has been a key member of the friendly and supportive Middlethorpe Spa therapist team for over four years. ‘We provide a warm, calm and professional experience to Spa Members and Day visitors alike, offering luxurious and relaxing treatments and massages, using high quality Aromatherapy Associates and Mii products. The training and support we receive is invaluable’

Sean Elliott

Emperors Gym Manager and Personal Trainer

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Hi, I’m Sean! I’m the General Manager at Emperors Health and Fitness Club.
With over 10 years’ experience in the fitness industry, including working in the Seychelles as a PT for a luxury gym group, I now specialise in fat loss for busy mums and dads – and trust me, I know how difficult it can be to find the time as I have a 2 ½ year old, with a second one on the way!

Rich

Emperors Gym Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

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Hi, I’m Rich!
I’ve been a Fitness Coach, Personal Trainer, Class Instructor and Nutritionist for over 6 years now. Health and fitness is much more than lifting weights, it’s about your lifestyle and I’m here to help you make the right choices. I can guide you with your workouts and I specialise in both HIIT and Weight training – there’s nothing more rewarding that seeing others make step by step improvements, becoming more confident in themselves, and achieving their own personal goals!

Anna Winstanley

Physiotherapist

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I’m Anna! I’m a women’s health physiotherapist, and mum to an energetic 11 year old daughter. I enjoy walking, gardening, good food and hearty laughs with friends and family.

My experience with the changes and challenges of early motherhood inspired my interest in women’s health. I wanted to provide a place where women feel seen and heard and their lives understood. My approach is evidence-informed but always woman-centred and as individual as you are. I’d love to chat about your needs and how I can help you achieve your health goals.

Coach Becky Ellerington

Women's Coaching Specialist & Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach

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I help women feel safe, doing the exercise they love, through all chapters of their life.

I run Postnatal Strength Courses & Classes, private sessions & offer remote coaching, which means you can still do my programming & receive expert guidance, from the comfort of your own home.

I’m on a mission to empower women & change the narrative from being fragile & broken, to strong & resilient.

If you’d like to chat about your specific requirements, or work out whether we’re a good fit, I offer free, 15 minute discovery calls. Head over to my website to book!

Rebecca Melmoth

York Mind

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Hi I’m Rebecca. I’m a Psychotherapist and the Service Manager for the counselling team.  I also hold a small caseload of clients.

Mind offer a range of services for people aged 12-100 including counselling and mentoring. Please visit the website for more information.

I originally trained as a secondary school teacher and then moved on to working in safeguarding and child protection, firstly for the local authority and later within the voluntary sector.

An opportunity then came up, to move to the Middle East, so I lived in Kuwait for a while and enjoyed year-round sunshine!

Cate Hollett

Mytime Therapies

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Cate has worked with children from many backgrounds including; Young Offender Institutes, Pupil Referral Units, mainstream schools, as well as specialising in teaching children with SEMH in schools in Yorkshire and has also worked in her hypnotherapy clinic with children as young as 7 with issues including; lack of confidence, issues around food, fears, phobias, different types of anxiety etc.

Cate has also worked with adults with Neurological & mental health issues before becoming a clinical hypnotherapist. She was an Assistant Physiotherapist at York Hospital and this was where her knowledge of anatomy, physiology & massage came from qualifying in this in 1998. Free consultations available for clinical hypnotherapy, massage treatments.

Angie Doig-Thorne

Clinical Hypnotherapist

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Angie Doig-Thorne, a prominent stress therapist and weight management specialist, is renowned for her transformative approach in helping clients achieve overall well-being.

Utilising the power of motivational hypnosis and coaching techniques, she empowers individuals to overcome their stress and weight-related challenges. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, Angie possesses an exceptional talent for uncovering the root causes of stress and providing effective tools for managing it.

Her dedication to her clients’ success is evident in her compassionate approach and unwavering support. Angie’s vast expertise and passion for her work make her an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to achieve a healthier, happier life.

Susan Bradley

For Modern Mothers

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Hello, I’m Susan
I believe passionately in helping women to slow down, to rest more, and to take time for themselves – especially during pregnancy and once they become a mother.

With For Modern Mothers I offer a range of classes, retreats, workshops and womens coaching & mentoring to encourage, support and inspire physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. I love to bring women together to support and inspire each other. From Pregnancy and Mum & Baby Yoga, to Hypnobirthing courses to Creative & Mindful Journaling classes to Slow Sunday Mini Retreats.

Things that I love include… music, the sun on my skin, creating collages, visiting art galleries (I used to be a creative director), eating cheese, strong cocktails, the sea – but not all at once!

Michaela Scott

Bespoke Botanicals

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I’m Michaela, I’ve been a qualified practicing Medical Herbalist for 14 years.

I’m the face behind Bespoke Botanicals where I help you to take back control of your health with herbal medicine and nutritional and lifestyle advice. I have a particular interest in women’s health, supporting hormone balance to improve issues such as PMT, fertility problems and menopausal symptoms, as well as common issues of modern life such as burn-out, stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, anxiety, insomnia and depression.

As well as running my business I’m a mum of 2, and support my two aging parents, I ‘get’ the juggle! I stay sane by spending any pockets of free-time in my garden or by doing pilates and yoga.

Michaela Scott

York Mother Nurture

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I’m Michaela, I’ve been a qualified Massage Therapist for 24 years.

I love the way massage helps us to make a more mindful connection with our bodies. I specialise in women’s health and have trained and worked as a doula for many years as well as undertaking specialist training in pregnancy massage and postnatal bodywork.

I am passionate about supporting women through the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with pregnancy and becoming a mother.

York Mother Nurture is all about supporting you whether you are pregnant, a new mum or a worn-out mum who just needs some quality relaxation and me-time.

Kirsty Kelly

Counsellor

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I specialise in person centred counselling which means I offer a safe, friendly, and supportive space where together we can explore what is going on for you, enabling you to gain a better understanding of how you feel and function in your world.

I work with all sorts of issues from anxiety, low mood, family and relationship difficulties to problems in the workplace, bullying, stress and trauma to name a few. My therapy style is warm and non- judgmental, encouraging personal growth and empowering you to be able to make the changes that feel right and comfortable to improve your wellbeing.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy offering confidential face to face counselling for adults in York and virtually anywhere in the UK.

Lindsey Mills

Personal Trainer

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I started my career in retail, becoming an area manager and then (having had children) I managed a local council for many years.

I re-trained as a Personal Trainer and have been helping people to manage their own fitness since. I advocate keeping active in a way that you enjoy and understand how difficult it can be to make changes health-wise, as my own health has been complicated from a young age.

Exercise and nutritional understanding can be the key to making such amazing improvements to your health, both now and in the longer term and it’s a privilege to help you on that journey.

Reflect

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Reflect is a local charity that provides free one-to-one support for anyone struggling with the pain of pregnancy or baby loss, and the effects that this can have on mental health. Those who have been through our structured-support programme ‘Reflections: Walking through loss’ show a significant improvement in their mental health and sleeping patterns.

We have a small staff team, supported by a wonderful group of volunteers who have been through extensive training so that this support can be offered free to anyone in York or the surrounding areas. Reflect is led by Tanya Allen, a former GP, and has been operating in York since 2007.

Lilley Harvey

Senior Yoga Teacher & Yoga Business Mentor at Peacock Tree Yoga

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“Lilley is the real deal, honestly, you feel better just being near her.” 

  Alex Webb-Allen, 41

Yoga changed my life. Coming from a place of chronic illness, I know how awful it is to be stuck in a body that isn’t properly functioning. I am grateful for my wellness journey which blessed me with life zest and taught me the possibilities for growth in others.

My favourite thing is the look on students’ faces after their final relaxation; they’re not who they were when they arrived, they’re transformed.

I aspire to make my classes the best part of my students’ day.

Louise Brogan-Hewitt

Louise Yoga

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Hi I’m Louise, the founder of Louise Yoga, Yoga for Wellbeing. I’m a Yoga Teacher who’s passionate about your overall wellbeing and your personal development. My weekly classes, held in Wigginton, are friendly, supportive and welcoming. We use practices that support your overall sense of wellbeing, leaving you feeling stronger and more flexible in your body and calmer and more relaxed in your mind.

If you feel like you need to find some time for yourself and your wellbeing each week, my yoga classes are the perfect antidote to our busy lives. I’d love to hear from you, feel free to reach out and get in touch.

VJ Hamilton

The Autoimmunity Nutritionist

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After 25 years of suffering from multiple autoimmune conditions, including alopecia, psoriasis and chronic fatigue syndrome, VJ discovered after studying immunology and becoming a Nutritionist Therapist that by uncovering the root cause of her issues, she was able to transform her health, and has now lived free of symptoms for over eight years.

VJ now uses these same principles in her nutritional therapy clinic, The Autoimmunity Nutritionist, to help women with chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions regain their strength and live a whole and symptom-free life.

Natalie & Jim Bradshaw

Root2Rise

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We’re Nat and Jim…the typical ex corporate girl and Yorkshire builder who got sick from burn out and not having the tools to deal with stress, anxiety and ptsd. Being bedbound with an auto-immune disease, adrenal fatigue and then triggering cancer took us to rock bottom, but we refused to live our life on a concoction of western medicine so built a new life.

We trained with some of the world’s best teachers and schools as part of our own healing journey so that we can authentically share an alternative tool kit whilst empowering you to transform your life and help you navigate modern day issues and illness.

Sallyanne Mccrory

Holistic Kitchen

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Hello, I’m Sallyanne, the creative mind behind Holistic Kitchen!

My journey started at my kitchen table, crafting essential oil blends and vegan skincare. With a background in massage therapy, I delved into aromachology, understanding how scents impact our moods, emotions, and needs. Balancing life with my three amazing kids, each product has been born from the beautiful chaos of my family life, addressing specific needs we encounter.

I’m passionate about integrating scents into your daily routine to ease life’s challenges.

Ellie Hunzinger

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Hey, I’m Ellie Hunzinger! I am a Breathwork facilitator (400 hrs) having trained with one of the leading training schools ‘Alchemy of Breath’ alongside being a Reiki Master and Human Design Reader. I work mostly over zoom internationally and run pop up in person group breathwork sessions across the country. My work is to support you to connect to your truest sense of self and your joy, beneath the armour that has built up, your conditioning and your unconscious narratives.

My interest in human behaviour and language evolved during my MA in English Language yet over the years, my studies into the body (particularly trauma release), consciousness and the spiritual self has led me to where I am now.

Emily Nelson

The Well York - Project Co-ordinator

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I’m Emily and I’m the Project Coordinator for The Well York, a new mental health and wellbeing initiative which launched in Jan 2024 at The Citadel, Gillygate, York.

I trained in counselling 16 years ago and went on to work at York City Church as the Pastoral Lead. I have a passion for people and for helping those who are hurting or struggling. We have been running evening sessions on different topics around mental health and after the success of these have been awarded funding to develop this work further to offer more for those who want to improve their mental health in York.

Excited for the year ahead and the impact we hope to make across the city!

Tori Sharp

VMS Personal Training

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I am Tori Sharp, the owner of VMS Personal Training, operating from my private PT studio near Wigginton. As a passionate runner and mother of four, I deeply understand the fitness challenges women face, fueling my mission to make health & fitness accessible to all women.

Offering one-to-one, shared PT sessions, and small group classes, my inclusive approach caters to all fitness levels, including women navigating the unique challenges of menopause. From postnatal to bootcamp, I design courses, monthly challenges, and classes that empower women. I’m not just a trainer; I’m a dedicated advocate, breaking down barriers and fostering a supportive community for women at every stage of life.

Lucy Corbally

Lucy Corbally Yoga

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I’m Lucy, a yoga and movement teacher, with over 10 years teaching experience. I teach heart-led, functional movement that is joyful, playful and relevant to our daily lives as busy mothers, parents and individuals.

Our classes are all about community; non-competitive, friendly places to call your own each week.  An opportunity to move and understand your body a little deeper with a compassionate heart. They are dedicated time and space to focus on YOU, alongside your baby. A flowing blend of movement, breath and meditation to feel strong, empowered and supported, inside and out.

Seeing the friendships formed in classes and watching both mamas and their babies develop and grow is one of my favourite parts of the job.

This is so much more than just a class! Come and join our amazing, joyful community!

Lucy Nickson

Rebalance Studios

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Hi, I’m Lucy, busy York mum of 2 and owner of Rebalance Studios. Whether you’re looking for a full cardio workout or a relaxing meditation, we’ve got the options you need to balance your practice.

I want to create a home away from home; an inviting space where you can show up, free from judgement and find the perfect balance for body and mind.

Rebalance Studios is the place I would want to go to. I teach classes I would want to join in with because I am passionate about creating a strong body and strong mind.

Melody Robinson

Emotional Wellbeing Coach

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Hi, I’m Mel, an Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner, founder of All Things Birth and Beyond, and mum of two.  My work is person-centred and takes into account the needs of the whole family.

I am passionate about protecting maternal mental health and optimising secure mother-child relationships, and have worked with parents since 2003, and specifically in their recovery from traumatic perinatal events, depression and anxiety since 2013.

Drawing upon a comprehensive range of life-enriching qualifications in trauma-recovery, well-being, education, coaching, and counselling, I help women transition through their new, and ever changing roles, so that they feel fully supported and empowered in their monumental transformation that is motherhood.

Renni Prelle

Complementary Therapist

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I am Renni Prelle, a Complementary Therapist situated in York. I offer treatments that are perfect for anyone looking for a positive, relaxing, reenergising therapy which can improve your physical and mental wellbeing. With over 17 years of experience, I am fully trained in various complementary therapies such as Reflexology, Maternity Reflexology, Menopause Reflexology, Hot Stone Reflexology, Facial Massage and Head-Neck-Shoulder Massage. As a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies you can be certain that you will be in safe hands as your troubles and aches are treated in the calm and welcoming environment of my home studio.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson Natural Therapies

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Hi there! I am Sarah and have been interested in nature, the outdoors and health and wellbeing since my teens. After 11 years in the food industry I trained as a reiki and massage therapist and switched my career path to natural therapies.

19 years ago I became a mum to my beautiful daughter Holly, and entered the world of motherhood and special needs. I can travel to your home or holiday property, or you are welcome to visit my home in Strensall for your treatment. Please call me to discuss your needs, I am flexible and adaptable.

Tim Egerton

Foxwood Personal Training

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Hi I’m Tim. I am the owner of Foxwood Personal Training and Egerton’s Garage Gym. I offer Personal Training and Sports Massage from my completely private gym.

I wanted to create a safe space for personal training that was completely private, so you can train without having to share with any other gym members; but to also create a training environment that didn’t compromise on quality. As an added bonus you can train whilst receiving extra encouragement from my Cats Trevor and Cody!

I am not a ‘shouty’ personal trainer. I believe in staying focused and getting the work done. But making time for a chat and a laugh as well. Please come and join me!

Zoe Vokes

Coach

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I moved to York from the French Pyrenees almost a year ago, and alongside my work for an environmental philanthropic foundation, I am working towards a diploma in Transformative Coaching from Animas, the UK’s leading life coaching school.

Coaching is a collaborative exploration in a safe and supportive environment, that helps you get from where you are right now, to where and who you really want to be, allowing you greater possibilities for ways of being in life.

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