PAAR PANEL OF EXPERTS
BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition
Erica holds a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from The University of Westminster and a Certificate in holistic health mentorship from Health Creation founder Dr Rosy Daniel, an expert who specialises in Integrative Healthcare.
Her journey to becoming a nutritionist started 20 years ago and was sparked by her incredible 3-stone weight loss without following any specific diet. She became fascinated by all aspects of nutrition: how it affects our appetite, satiety, energy level, mood, and helps combat a range of illnesses and diseases.
After graduation, Erica started her professional life in healthcare/pharmacy business managing prescription medicine and providing health and wellbeing/nutrition advice to patients, ran workshops and wrote articles about nutrition for online publications.
Erica does not believe in diets, as dieting, by definition, is a temporary food plan, it will not work in the long term and can cause nothing but confusion and frustration. She believes that the only way to lose weight, keep it off and stay healthy is to transform our relationship with food.
The word diet comes from Greek diaita which means “a way of living or lifestyle”, so putting weight loss at the centre of changing health is like fighting a losing battle.
She truly believes that healthy eating is about helping a person to find his/her own unique way of getting back in touch with natural body signals. It is about going back to basics and eating simple, fresh, real, colourful and varied foods, mainly based on fresh vegetables and fruit, healthy fats and proteins.
Based on her over decade long experience in the healthcare industry, Erica became confident that many health and dietary problems have got psychological and psychosomatic underlying issues. She diligently studied her patients' cases and accumulated deep knowledge in the field. Hence, her approach to health is holistic."My vocation is to inspire and help people to discover what is best for them” is Erica's life motto.
LIVE & DRY BLOOD ANALYSIS EXPERT
Gareth first developed an interest in nutritional therapy when a change in dietary habits helped him overcome a serious personal health challenge at the age of 21. Now 55 and after fourteen years of practice as a nutritional therapist, Gareth helps people to understand the root causes of health challenges and how these can be reversed through increasing alkalinity and de-toxification.
In addition to seven years of nutritional study at ION and the University of Westminster, Gareth has been positively influenced by the work of and a visit to the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida and worked closely with Britain’s leading organic food pioneer, Daphne Lambert of the Greencuisine Trust.
Gareth uses a combination of living food based, patient centred approaches and live and dry blood analysis. He has helped patients to reverse the progress of type 2 diabetes, normalise blood pressure and bowel habits, regain skin and reproductive organ health and stop migraines. He has also given valued nutritional advice to people facing a full spectrum of other health challenges.
Gareth wrote a weekly nutrition column in the Daily Star for several years and has provided corporate nutritional advice to several UK businesses. Gareth is an active sportsman and has won four national championship titles. He also advised UK Olympic sailor and coach to the 2008 gold medal winning women’s team, Paul Brotherton, on nutritional strategy. He also hosts and co-hosts regular nutrition and lifestyle workshops and weekends.
Gareth is a registered member of BANT.
For more information, visit his website.
BSc Sports Science
Anthony has been the owner and founder of Breathe Fitness since it started in 2006 and has worked as a Personal Trainer for over 15 years. During this time he has trained many people ranging from students to celebrities. He has a degree in Sports Science with Fitness through the University of Greenwich at Medway giving him extensive knowledge of many aspects of the human body.
What makes him unique is how he brings together his knowledge across Sports Nutrition, Movement Science and Injury, Psychology, Biomechanics, Control and Disorders of Movement, Anatomy and Physiology to help his clients.
Anthony specialises in core stability, which works on trimming and strengthening the waist. A strong core is crucial for posture and general strength across the body. He also specialises in TRX trainer as a certified trainer in the UK.
He also has a passion for psychology working with clients on why they have certain habits and help them change their way of thinking. His career has taken him around the world, training clients in Europe and as far afield as South America. Anthony contributes regularly to the media, writing various articles for national magazines and websites as a fitness expert.
Anthony can help train you towards many goals, including:
Aleksei started his career in holistic work in 2012 as an assistant organiser of Yoga retreats, events and pampering days.
His qualifications: Chi Nei Tsang Massage therapist 2015, Reiki Level 2 healer 2017, Grounding Yin Therapist (Yin Yoga/Acupressure) 2018
During his trip to India in 2015 he learned his first Energy healing practise - Aura and Chakras Scanning.
The same year he went to Thailand to study Chi Nei Tsang massage - ancient Taoists practice that allows to release negative emotional toxins by the means of abdominal massage. After completing the course he opened his massage practise in London.
In 2017 he completed Reiki healing course which is widely recognised in modern medicine as complimentary therapy for all diseases and diagnoses and has no side effects.
Aleksei combined the knowledge from different studies and created his unique Energy healing therapy. Session starts from scanning and balancing Chakras, followed by abdomen massage that allows to detect and release emotional toxins and stress and completes with sound bath with Tibetan singing bowl for total relaxation. To maintain the Energy and Emotional balance client is advised on certain tastes and colours that would stimulate unbalanced Chakras and internal organs.
In 2018 he received an additional qualification in GroundingYin®- Yoga Treatment -a restorative combination of Yin Yoga class with a manipulation of the energy channels in the body with Acupressure massage. This practise aims to activate, boost and balance the flow of energy all-around the body and helps body to settle and nurture itself naturally. The calming effect of the nervous system is obtained by the combination of Yin Yoga and energy work.
BSc Nutritional Therapy
Jenny is a qualified Nutritional Therapist, and Personal Trainer with over 5 years of experience. She enjoys educating my clients nutrition and fitness, so they can go on to understand how their body works.
Unfortunately the nutrition industry is overloaded with information, and she makes it her mission job to help simply everything to all her clients. She specialises in the areas of weight management, IBS, low energy, thyroid issues, immunity and sleep.
She works with great empathy and compassion throughout her client's journey with genuine care and constant support.
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Lee Craig is a Level 3 certified personal trainer, movement and posture expert. He takes a holistic approach to training, looking at the client as a whole.
He works primarily with movement based callisthenics and foundation work which utilizes the body’s natural structures. This techniques focus on posture alignment and injury prevention.
Having worked as an international male model all over the world Lee became disillusioned with over body conscious appearance based gym routines. This was the starting point of a journey to understand the power of moment and posture utilizing the body’s own weight. Lee found not only was it a powerful tool to build strong condition but also left both himself and his clients with a healthier approach to strength and body.
A lot of gym routines can have a detrimental effect on joints and specific muscles groups. Lee seeks to treat the body kindly strengthening the body as a whole.
There is also a playful side to Lee’s approach utilizing gymnastics and acrobatics.
BREATHING & MEDITATION EXPERT
Natalie C Morrison
BSc Philosophy & Economics
Natalie C Morrison is one of London’s leading modern mindfulness and meditation teachers, as well as a yoga, breath and movement teacher. As a graduate in Philosophy and Economics, and having previously led a fast-paced, successful career in digital strategy, she translates understanding of physical and spiritual practices and science into practical guidance that unlocks our wellbeing for today and tomorrow’s world.
Natalie takes a broad interest in wellbeing and is also a qualified Personal Trainer, Health Coach, Reiki and NLP Practitioner.
Natalie started practicing yoga and meditation as a teenager and developed her practice throughout her corporate career to help her manage stress, enhance her performance and maintain a healthy body and mind. She eventually trained in yoga with such renowned international teachers as Sarah Powers and Shiva Rae, and in meditation with zen master and psychotherapist Michael Stone.
Natalie’s approach blends ancient practices from Buddhism and yoga with contemporary mind-body practices such as Movement, modern breath techniques, Pilates, Somatic Experiencing, and many more. She is particularly interested in how, through developing a deeper connection with the nervous system and the senses we are able to shift towards a greater sense of harmony and wholeness. By honing our ability to slow down our pace and find a sense of stillness and presence, and by developing our sense of what's possible through meditative inquiry, movement and breath practices, her teaching inspires a gradual awakening of, and shift towards, a greater sense of ease in life and the fullness of our potential.
Natalie teaches yoga, meditation and mindfulness at studios and venues across London and the UK, and works with some of the world’s leading companies to deliver meditation programs and events. She is the founder of As We Live and Breathe, an events and retreats organisation which seeks to promote conscious living for personal and planetary wellbeing. In addition, she coaches and trains a wide variety of private clients to enhance their wellbeing. She also writes for several publications on wellness-related topics, including Yogi Times and Balance Garden.
Longevity Consultant & Hypnotherapy
Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, Level 2 Reiki Healer
Ezgi is a general practitioner and family medicine specialist who has a special interest in nutrition, alternative therapies and holistic health.
She graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine in 2012. She started her family medicine specialty training in Istanbul Okmeydani Research and Training Hospital in 2013. She completed her speciality thesis on self-efficacy levels of patients with Type 2 diabetes in 2017.
While working as a medical doctor in busy hospitals, GP surgeries and rural areas, she realised that health was more than solely the absence of a disease; it is the combination of physical, mental and social wellbeing. As a curious scientist, she investigated different routes to treating patients, and in 2015 became a level 2 Reiki practitioner. The shift improved her own lifestyle and encouraged her to further her study in this area. She became a bioenergy and Access Bars practitioner in 2017.
While working in an A&E department, she recognised the importance of nutrition and motivation in stressful environments. Those experiences led her to study hypnotherapy and nutrition. She has diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and recently graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. As a holistic health coach with a medical background, she knows everyone is a bio-individual with unique paths to health. She has been helping and supporting her clients to assess their specific needs and structure bespoke healthy lifestyles.
BSc Nutritional Science
Donald holds a BSc (Hons) in nutritional science and is the leading UK expert on ProLon Fast Mimicking Diet (FMD)
He has an extensive competitive athletic career and has been instrumental in helping hundreds of individuals and organisations achieve optimal wellness for over fifteen years. He consults private clients in optimal health performance with a holistic approach that is underpinned as a NLP practitioner, advanced exercise coach.
Donald shares his practice and knowledge translating the benefits of that learning into practical tools for change. As a lifelong learner his energy and passion for teaching have been schooled by one of his many mentors and world renowned Tai Chi Master Titan.
Donald has also spoken for and consulted with major corporate health brands and educational institutions and is Chairman of the UK charity - The Ring Chromosome 20 Research Support UK CIO which helps families affected by a rare epilepsy syndrome.
Medical Advisor (Endocrinology)
Anara Karaca is MD, who completed her training as a specialist in Endocrinology in Ankara Training hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Further, she spent a year doing research in Endocrine unit of the Massachusetts General hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. In September 2018 she moved to the UK and currently is busy with exams for the membership for Royal College of Physicians to start practicing as MD in the UK.
She is fascinated by the “mind” of the body, which maintains the balance of millions chemical reactions, helping a particular hormone response to the particular human’s action at that very moment. And it usually happens unaware of human.
Thus, she spent a year investigating rare endocrine related genetic diseases at the molecular level, observing that each molecule has a specific role. And when this role is abrupted, it may lead to various disfunctions in the body.
For example, disorders of hormonal origin start to show up with symptoms and findings like fatigue, weight gain, depression, changes in eating habits, sexual disturbances, inability to conceive.
Hence, she specializes in areas of thyroid, pituitary and adrenal gland related disorders, diabetes, obesity and reproductive system.
She graduated from Gazi University Medical Faculty in 1993. She started her PhD degree of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Zeynep Kamil Women and Children Research Hospital.
While working as a medical doctor in her Private Clinic, she decided to move to London to improve herself and to rebuild her family's future.
Her objective is to continue her proffesional career in a field that she can make use of her previous 20 years work exprience and with academic background.
She is skilled and exprienced in medicine and healthcare.
It has been always important for her to keep her knowledge and ability fresh and to have the opurtunity to broad her store of knowledge and work in different areas.
Her first aim is always to maintain the best healthcare performance for her patients. Friendly, proffessional, ethic and modern approach has always been her principle.
Belma started off her career as a dentist in 1981. After working as a dentist for numerous years, she personally experienced certain health issues (mainly back pains, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue) which were difficult to resolve through traditional medicine. She therefore started showing interest in alternative medicine and holistic therapy.
She attended various seminars, workshops and trainings and her interest grew further each time as her energy levels started increasing and she gained a new perspective in life. She took it as her life's purpose to ensure every person who is experiencing similar difficulties in life go through the transformation that she has been through. After receiving numerous trainings, qualifications and certifications, Belma has now been working for more than 15 years as a holistic health therapist and quantum life coach.
Her motto is "a happy, dynamic and active life can only be achieved through balancing the mind, the body and the soul".
Yoga, mindfulness and meditation teacher
Wellbeing coach and sound therapist
Veronika is an experienced yoga, mindfulness and meditation teacher, wellbeing coach and sound
therapist, who is passionate about empowering people with tools to lead happy, healthy and inspired lives.
Veronika offers a range of yoga classes, from restorative and meditative to high energy and dynamic sessions, therefore balancing the yin and yang energies and accommodating a range of needs and abilities. Her style of yoga is approachable, and both very enjoyable and effective. During her sessions, she holds a supportive space in which her students can explore their own personal practice and move towards their health and wellbeing goals with ease.
Amongst all trainings she received, Belma believes working with bioresonance has helped her clients the most. Where needed, she complements such therapy with other forms of therapies for which is qualified (a list of which can be found below).
Bioresonance is non-invasive and pain-free complementary therapy method which involves placing electrodes onto the skin for diagnosis and treatment. The electrodes are connected to a Rayonex machine which detects the energy wavelengths coming from our bodies, and then counteracts the unhealthy frequencies of the cells within our bodies by restoring the optimum balance. When the body cells work at their optimal frequency, the body can repair and shield itself. This therapy offers a chemical-free solution to all kinds of disorders and conditions on a cellular level, including, back pains, nicotine/alcohol/sugar addictions, allergies, chronic fatigue, insomnia and low energy levels which are among the most common disorders we all face in our daily stressful lives.
Qualifications and trainings
NLP, EMF, EFT, Reiki, Chakra meditation, Stone Therapy, ACMOS Energy Balancing and Reconnection, Cymatic Therapy and Daeksha Practitioner
Negative – Positive Energy Balancing: ERL Morrel-Stinson MT Hypnosis Master Trainer (certified by Livcon The International Institute for Training & Consulting Professionals)
Access Bars healing method
Paul Aurand Life between Lives Regression Therapy (Past Life)
Certified Ho’oponopono practitioner (IZI LLC)
Quantum Activist consultant
Qualified practitioner of ACMOS Energy-Body Bioresonance International Academy of Bioenergetics
MED. EX AKADEMIE Bioresonance Technic System
Cymatic Sound Biofeedback System, RAYONEX, Biofeedback certified practitioner
Quitt Biofeedback certified practitioner
Through meditation, mindfulness, coaching, breath work (pranayama) and sound therapy she offers private as well as group sessions, workshops and retreats to relieve issues like stress, anxiety and depression, to improve sleep, to build resiliency, confidence and healthier habits, to develop powers of concentration, clarity of mind, and to ultimately empower people to achieve balance and success in all areas of life.
Following a successful career in hotel management, Veronika stepped on the path of yoga and holistic health 10 years ago, which took her on an incredible journey of self-discovery and healing. Inspired to share this gift with as many people as possible, she trained with brilliant teachers such as Simon Low and Eija Tervonen at The Yoga Academy, Shiva Rae, Norman Blair and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD.
During her journey with yoga and meditation, Veronika travelled around the globe and coached individuals and groups of all ages and abilities, as well as developed and led meaningful, holistic wellness programs for businesses that focus on physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing, including the Sha Wellness Clinic in Spain and Inhabit Hotels in London.
A former VP who shift from his career in a large corporation to helping and supporting the wellbeing of others.
For the last 16 years Noam has worked with individuals, couples, corporate leaders and schools supporting with mental health, development and growth.
Noam’s passion is to facilitate and support one’s process to shift their limiting beliefs, break their glass ceiling and improve their quality of life.
Noam has a long list of clients from all over the world and is now part of the PAAR experts team.
Leading Psychotherapist, Coach and the Co-founder of 58 Wellbeing in Central London.