Meet the Team
Creator of ENERGYBODi Studio
I have worked in Health, Fitness and well being all my life. From 16 as a life guard, then Swimming Coach, and aqua aerobics. I was also an Art Graduate that specialized in Life drawing and human anatomy.
The human body has been a constant fascination for me; it truly is such a joy and gift to be able to experience the pleasure our bodies can bring. I also know what is it for the body to be in pain after a back injury in my late teens. The combination has led me to all the discovery and knowledge and continual training that I love to share and pass on.
I qualified as a colour therapist, Holistic and sports massage, Osteo- manipulation, Reiki master and Crystal metamorphic techniques. Furthermore, I am also a qualified Personal Trainer, Pilates, Nia and Aerobics. I developed my own classes of Healenetics- movement through the chakras and ZENERGi. ZENERGi is the creation of all my years teaching, fusing many of my trainings and personal life experiences. ZENERGi is a life practice- simple and practical for every day.
After 20 years of being self-employed, in 2013 I achieved my dream of owning my own Studio - the whole environment and space is part of what I teach and how the 'space is held'.
That is why the Teachers who work at ENERGYBODi are very special to me, as to the quality with which they also hold the space for YOU. It is such a delight when clients feedback is that 'it feels like coming home'.
I want ENERGYBODi to be that place on your doorstep, that feels like you've stepped out of time and place, to sink into and relax, a place to make friends, where you belong, for those who do not particularly want the gym but want to exercise your body- a place that really encompasses the true meaning of body mind exercise.
Ruth will be there to welcome you on the desk. Ruth has been been coming to classes for years and attends nearly every single class!
Ruth will be there to meet you on the desk and please don't hesitate to ask her any of your questions.
''I was introduced to ENERGYBODI in September 2009 by my cousin, Beryl Harper, who is also a physiotherapists & yoga teacher.
I feel now that it was the start of my healing process when I met Heather Parsons. I would like to share my healing process story...
July 2009 - It was my 60th birthday and I retired after over 21 years from a very busy/stressed full time NHS District Nurse in Rossendale and, by Christmas, I had lost every hair from my head and all over my body (Alopecia Areata ). I have had massive support from my husband, family & friends. Thank you.
I started doing two classes of pilates a week. At this time I was wearing a wig and had to take it off to let some steam out. . . . NOBODY BOTHERED!
I thought I might try Nia dancing too. This type of dance felt alien to me as I have medals for ballroom dancing. How wrong could I be? It has changed my life...
I have gained strength and self confidence.
Heather is an awesome teacher.
The space she has created for her classes is a very calming and peaceful one. Her knowledge, experience and attention to detail is an inspiration.
I feel I have learned such a lot. I attended a course for the Nia Technique white belt. This alone was a huge step for me as never in all my life have I ever stayed away from home on my own.... SUCCESS, I loved the whole experience!
I was asked by Heather to help on the front desk to meet and greet newcomers to classes and guess what!!??... I love it! ☺
Being a part of the Energybodi team is very fulfilling. I have met so many lovely people and made lots of new friends.
I would like to say a special thank you to Heather and all the Energybodi team xxx
Jo Davidson Jo teaches BODi Yoga and BODi Dance at the Studio and will be there to welcome you on the desk.
Since January 2016, I have been helping out at ENERGYBODi. Heather is my long time friend and Nia training partner (we are both Black Belt).
After 18 years as a fitness and Yoga teacher and personal trainer (ETM OCR), I had taken time out and soon decided that the best thing in the world for me to do next was move North (from Devon) and work with Heather!
I either participate or assist teach Heather in several studio classes and I teach all of the BODi Yoga classes. I am also one of the BODi Dance teachers... which is so exciting!
"I love this new adventure...I have found Rossendale and ENERGYBODi folk to be a fantastic open-hearted, funny, funky community of people who I have a fab time with! So thanks for making me so welcome. X"
"I regularly attended classes with Heather prior to the opening of the ENERGYBODi Studio and have been an active member here since day one. I attend BODi Dance classes with Heather, BODi Yoga classes with Jo and my children attend Fiona's youth Aerial Yoga classes too.
I took my first step into Nia/BODi Dance training in 2012 when I completed my intensive White Belt training. To further enrich what I offer, I have also completed Green Belt (the Art of Teaching), Blue Belt (the Art of Communication), Brown Belt (the Art of Perception) and the self healing delights of Nia 5 Stages.
For me, the intensive training, coupled with the classes I attend at the ENERGYBODi Studio, have been truly life changing and I was absolutely thrilled when Heather invited me to teach here in 2015.
I guide BODi Dance classes on Wednesday evenings at 7.15p.m. My passion is simply to share the Joy of movement to hold a space where everyone and anyone can play, explore, energise, relax and feel truly alive in their bodies."
''My training is in personal/spiritual development, and this amazing studio supports people in a perfect holistic way.
I teach meditation and aerial yoga at the studio and run regular Breathwork workshops too.
I have over 20 years of experience and training in my work, having trained with the best I continue to study with my teachers.
I have trained with Nuptul Tulku Rinpoche; Buddhism and Meditation. Peggy Dylan - Sundoor; Breathwork, Fire Walking, Spiritual Leadership. Stephen Mulhearn - Lendrick lodge; Shamanism.
Maria Traviso; Native American Women's Facilitation.
Sandra Ingerman: Medicine for the Earth. Eva Mack; Sweat Lodge, Heather Ash Amara; Priestess Training. London College of Shiatsu; Shiatsu, also Tai Chi, Massage and Aromatherapy. Aerial Yoga UK; Aerial Yoga.
I want to tell you about the ENERGYBODi Sensation studio. This little gem in our valley is becoming a most sacred haven for people in our area and beyond. The core sensation of the studio is "love yourself". Heather invites, creates and maintains so many wonderful events, workshops and classes to nourish the essence of your being, to delight yourself with your own self discovery and awareness. It's an invitation to become more, to nourish, to replenish and to expand into the whole capacity of your true form. From soul to core to song, everything is lovingly designed with the most impeccable detail and support to encourage the flourishing of all that you are.
It is my honour and my bliss to support the human potential and to invite, encourage and facilitate the perfection and capacity that lives within everyone. I came across ENERGYBODi ten years ago when I started Pilates and have not looked back. The place is thriving with experiences and support that truly delight my soul! My favourite has to be Zenergi; it fills me, frees me and brings me so much joy.''
''My name is Beryl Harper and I have been a Yoga Teacher for over 50 years. In 1983, I qualified as a Massage Therapist and since that time I have attended courses in the UK and America to develop my own unique style of dealing with Soft Tissue Imbalances and Injuries. During the 90s, I did some Pilates classes with Lynne Robinson, and was invited to do her teacher training course. However, I realised that with the work I was already doing I would not be able to give the training my full commitment and so I declined.
I then heard about the excellent classes that were being run locally by Heather Parsons, and so I started to send my patients to her. I had excellent feedback about the work Heather was doing and everyone I referred were more than satisfied. Eventually I managed to attend a class myself and met Heather for the first time.
I find her style of teaching excellent. She always has a detailed plan of her aims and objectives for each course, and she explains as simply as is possible how the body works and how it becomes dysfunctional, and what we can do ourselves both to prevent muscular problems and imbalances and to how fix them. I still enjoy my Yoga for relaxation and flexibility, but I do find Pilates better for strength and stability. Two years ago, I started to attend the ZENERGi classes, which are movements to music that Heather has evolved from all her training. This is a good physical, mental and spiritual workout which is very enjoyable.
When Heather opened ENERGYBODi in Waterfoot, she asked me to bring my Tuesday night Yoga class there. She has created an amazing environment of warmth and friendliness that is very conducive to all the disciplines that are taught there.
It has become a very special place where people can exercise, relax and be part of a family of like minded people.
It is our own local retreat. I would recommend everyone to come and see for yourselves what you are missing.''
"Hi, my name is Aislinn and I run the Relax Kdis classes at the ENERGYBODi Studio.
As well as being a Relax Kids coach and trainer, I am a qualified counsellor (a registered member of the BACP) and have over 15 years' experience of working with children and families in the mental health and education field, most recently working as a mental health practitioner with CAMHS.
I am passionate about improving children's emotional wellbeing and see early intervention as crucial. I strongly believe in the Relax Kids' programme and love seeing how well children respond to it. Helping parents support and encourage children is as important as the direct work with the children themselves, and I love the way Relax Kids incorporates this.
As a mum of two, I recognise the importance of creating and maintaining a calm and nurturing environment, in which children can thrive and reach their potential. The space at ENERGYBODi allows us to really be free and explore all the 7 steps of the Relax Kids programme.
The children love the colourful, calm environment, and I am delighted that Heather has chosen to include Relax Kids in the ENERGYBODi timetable.
currently training to be a Pilates teacher and brings her infinite joyfulness
and optimism to the Studio.
Jess is a
fully trained Mental Health Nurse. She attends many of
the classes here at the ENERGYBODi Studio and assists on the desk. Jess’s
knowledge of Mental Health and experience of mind and body health and
well-being at the Studio weaves together achieving a deep understanding of the
holistic and professional approaches. She also has community experience working
with young and older adults with mental health problems.
has allowed me to value the importance of physical health and its relation to
mental health and overall well-being. In my experiences, there appears to be a
missing link between mental and physical health. I truly believe ENERGYBODi
fully integrates movement and its healing powers to restore balance to physical
and mental health and well-being,” Jess Goggins.
the ENERGYBODi PR and Reporter and the newest member of our team. She has a
degree in English Language and Literary Studies and is a qualified Secondary
English teacher. Lyndsey also tutors children and adults with personalised English
tuition at her business 1st edition.
writes the monthly newsletters, contributes to the website and social media and
attends many of the classes here at ENERGYBODi, and has for several years. She
also assists on the desk.
is a haven and a sanctuary where body and mind come together in peace and
harmony, without the distractions of the everyday world we live in. I am
blessed to be a member of this dedicated team,” Lyndsey Heys.