Helena BinghamFounder of nutritionfriend...
Throughout my life I have always taken an active and open minded interest in health, partying, exercise, music and diet. I began teaching fitness classes 23yrs ago (good old Jane Fonda!), and developed into Yoga and Nutrition 17 years ago. I abandoned drugs and alcohol in my late 20's, after understanding why I wanted them, and from then on gave my body what it really needed. I now find extreme pleasure from living with natural nutritions philosophy, raw natural foods (especially chocolate), without hangups, guilt or destruction!
I studied Natural Nutrition under the wisdom of Barbara Wren at 'The College of Natural Nutrition', and qualified with distinction as a Yoga teacher through the 'Kevala Centre" in Devon. My main learnings and findings were through travelling & working on myself and through that I've created a varied and flexible approach to life, how to live it and how to teach within it. I adapt all of that to whatever is needed and where, and I really am an expert at finding healthy ways to be bad!!!
I became a mother at 39 after giving birth completely naturally to my beautiful daughter Ana Mary, and I have just had a baby boy at home (Jay James) in June this year (2011).
I am a trained doula and enjoy so much helping other women on their maternal & fertility journeys.
Being a mother has changed my life completely, and I recommend it highly. Giving unconditionally and continuously, even when you are too exhausted to speak takes you out of your own ego and self into a new way of life, the best karma yoga ever.
I will continue to bring to my teachings and work realistic ways for my friends to find what they truly need naturally, happily and practically.
After all, 'Nothing is under control' - and 'if you have taken the wrong road - turn around...'
Yoga Teaching Diploma with Distinction - Kevala Centre, Devon, UK
Natural Nutrition Diploma with The College of Natural Nutrition
Pre & Post Natal Yoga Diploma with BSY
BIRTH & POST NATAL DOULA with Nurturing Birth
FEDANT Registered No: 11814 (Federation of Antenatal Educators)
Indian Head Massage certification
Thai Yoga Massage Certification
Therapeutic / Swedish massage certification
YMCA Exercise to Music / RSA
Body Balance –fusion class of yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi
FFI Gym Instructor / Personal Trainer
Further & Adult Education Teachers Certificate City & Guilds 7307/01
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Yoga Retreats :
Yoga: Summer Retreats at www.thehillthatbreathes.com
MFNTP - Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners
BYTA - British Yoga Teachers Association
REPS - Register of Exercise Professionals Level 2