Our Practitioners

Our practitioners are all highly trained and qualified in their disciplines.


Ruairidh Milton – Forward Your Fitness

Ruairidh is a Level 2 qualified Fitness Instructor and Level 3 certified Personal Trainer with Kettlebells and Boot Camp Instructor qualifications. He is a member of REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) and fully insured. He offers  personal training and support to aid clients wishing to improve fitness levels and deal with weight issues.

Ruairidh believes in empowering people to achieve their desired fitness levels by providing one to one personal training, small bespoke group sessions and outdoor boot camps. He has gained a wealth of experience working in local commercial gyms and is a trained first aider. He specialises in helping people who are new to fitness training feel comfortable and grow in confidence.

Contact Ruairidh on 07703 619300

www.forwardyourfitness.co.uk


Shirley Brennan – Dundee Shiatsu – Massage Health and Wellbeing

I am a Shiatsu Practitioner and Qi Gong instructor with 14 years experience in bodywork and healing through mindful, compassionate and supportive touch and talk therapy. Shiatsu is an ancient acupressure massage therapy that uses the same points as acupuncture but with supportive touch rather than needles and with the addition of lifestyle, dietary and postural advice and realignment through resulting body awareness.

I work with a wide range of physical, mental/emotional and spiritual conditions, including anxiety, depression, early trauma, sexual abuse, stress, sleep disturbance, low motivation, life purpose, creative blocks and physical stresses such as head, neck and shoulder pain, respiratory and digestive problems to name a few.

My work is supported by my mindfulness practice, my Qi Gong practice and my present counselling training. I have a creative and compassionate approach with a great love of working with dreams, creativity and resolving early childhood trauma that has become deeply ingrained and hard to reach with talk therapies alone. I have a deep love of nature and like to facilitate the innate natural healing forces that can become blocked by societal, environmental and childhood experiences. Shiatsu is a fantastic medium through which our healing potential can be activated to bring us back to wholeness and balance. It is deeply relaxing, supportive and transformative, using finger pressure and gentle stretches and rotations to access the body’s healing energy and release blockages in the flow of Chi. Being non-invasive means the client remains fully clothed through the treatment, with the treatment lasting approximately 1 hr.

Finally I am a down to earth practitioner who brings humour, gentleness and positivity to our work together and see the client as the expert in his or her journey towards optimum health and well-being. Ultimately my aim is to empower others by accessing their inner resources and helping to create a personal toolkit for life.

Contact Shirley at shirleybshiatsu@aol.com

 

Lynn Duncan – Deerbaby

Lynn Duncan BA BSc (Hons) is a registered adult nurse and a registered Special Community Public Health Nurse with The Nursing and Midwifery Council.  She has studied and obtained a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Dundee University, a Post Graduate Public Health degree from Robert Gordon University and a diploma in Infant Massage and Baby Yoga.  Lynn holds an enhanced disclosure check and is a member of the Complementary Therapies Holistic Association (CTHA).

Lynn has over ten years’ experience in nursing, starting her career in the acute sector then into primary care where she has developed a passion for public health.  Lynn’s main interests include infant and maternal nutrition, breastfeeding and child development.  Over the years, working with families and babies, Lynn has recognised and studied the wide benefits baby massage and yoga can bring, not only to the baby but to the carer too.  Lynn loves developing new relationships with families to strive and support their babies/child’s development.

Lynn founded Deerbaby through the desire to share the wide benefits of Baby Massage and Yoga.

The ethos of Deerbaby is to help parents and carers to develop a loving bond with their baby. Attachment is proven to be one of the cornerstones of child development and is something Lynn has been passionate about in her career.

Lynn is a Mum to Finn and Darcy and Wife to Graham.

www.deerbaby.co.uk


Judith Dryden – Perspective Meditation

Judith qualified with the British School of Meditation in 2015. She found her own mediation practice so helpful that she decided to study further with a view to introducing the practice to others. Her background is in the legal profession and she is acutely aware of the need for effective stress management in the professional world.

Judith has two young children and her experience of meditation and mindfulness helps her to manage the competing demands of work and family life. She is very passionate about the benefits of a regular meditation practice and wants to share these benefits with as many people as possible.

Judith is currently taking some time off from running Perspective Meditation in order to spend some time with her young family.  However we are delighted to say that she does intend returning at a later date.

Chris James Marr – Perspective Meditation

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Chris-x100.jpgChris developed a passion for music at an early age and has followed this passion ever since. His musical career started at 16 and he played his first T in the Park just a year later and can still be found playing as Esperi, incorporating a whole range of instruments and loops to create a unique sound.

Chris went on to train in Sound Production and became increasingly interested in the science of sound. Chris is married to our meditation teacher, Jude who had already incorporated sound relaxation and healing in to her meditation teaching.

Chris is trained in Tuning Fork Vibration Therapy and Sound Baths.

You can get in touch with Jude and Chris by visiting the Perspective Meditation Facebook page and sending a message.


Morna Milton-Webber – The Body Mind Soul Hub and Zenful Room

I am a qualified Graphic Designer and Scientific & Technical Illustrator achieving my diploma in 1990. I worked for a number of years as part of a small team within an architects firm whilst being a freelance artist. Then in 1992, I saw a job advertised for working with adults with learning difficulties providing art as a therapy and I thought, this is the job for me! I spent many happy years at the Resource Centre in Montrose until my son was born and I decided I wanted to be a stay at home Mum. That was the best ‘job’ I ever had, being Ruairidh’s Mum!!

In 2000, I took a specialist course for Art & Craft Activities as a Learning Strategy for People with Learning Difficulties/ Disabilities. I am also a qualified Complementary Therapist gaining my HNC in 2003. I achieved a merit in Diet and Nutrition and Related Disorders but specialised in Aromatherapy Massage and in 2018, I gained my diploma in Thai Hand & Foot massage. I am a full member of the Complementary Therapists Holistic Association [CTHA].

I am driven to promote the healing benefits of all Holistic Therapies. I offer Hot Oil Hand & Foot MassageTreatments that leave you feeling relaxed, de-stressed, rejuvenated and revitalised. I also run small group fun, creative art, craft and design classes that will help to de-stress and calm the mind. Art, design and drawing is an amazingly therapeutic pastime and is a great non verbal form of communication.

Morna is available most days at the BMS Hub. Please feel free to pop in and have a look a round The Hub or sit and have a chat and a cuppie.

Contact Morna at info@bmshub.co.uk


Marion Gray – Equilibrium for Life

Equilibrium For Life is a professional Counselling, Life Coaching and Analytical Hypnotherapy Service delivered by a highly qualified and experienced  therapist.

Counselling/Life Coaching/Analytical Hypnotherapy can help to address difficult areas of life e.g. loss and change; bereavement; anxiety; low mood; anger; stress; low self worth/confidence; relationship issues; unwanted behaviours such as smoking, alcohol misuse, overeating and other distressing emotional conditions and phobias.

Marion is an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS-Accr) and a Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (MGHR) and Registered Member of COSCA-Scotland. Marion works with adults and is a specialist in the counselling of children and young people and is a member of the PVG Scheme in respect of regulated work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Contact Marion on 07702 511793 or email: efltayside@gmail.com


Anne Murray – Reiki Healing and Meditation

I was brought up and have lived in the Montrose area all my life. On leaving school at eighteen, I moved to Dundee and studied nursing at Ninewells Hospital and qualified as a Registered General Nurse. Throughout my working life I have had several jobs apart from nursing, mainly involved in the care of elderly people. I worked in a local day care centre and also cared for and supported the elderly in their own homes – all jobs I have found very rewarding.

I love animals and volunteer at a local Cat Protection Centre. I enjoy walking and spending time in the countryside. I also enjoy taking time to meditate and like to promote the benefits of meditation and living mindfully. I run a weekly guided meditation class in Hillside Village Hall.

I discovered Reiki in 2000 when my 4 year old son was ill. After many tests and medication, we could not get to the cause of the problem. Overhearing a conversation at a friends house, I heard about Reiki for the first time. After asking a few questions, i decided we had nothing to lose by giving it a try – and the rest, as they say, is history!

And so, my journey and learning about Reiki began and I completed my Reiki Master course in 2006. I practice Reiki from my treatment room at Ferryden and I also teach Reiki Level 1 & 2.

Anne teaches Reiki Level One and Two at the Hub and will be offering meditation classes.

Contact Anne on 07718 770648


Lisa Wild – Angus Osteopathic Clinic

A positive attitude goes a long way with Lisa. Lisa is also a graduate from the London School of Osteopathy having attained a BSc Honours degree in Osteopathy. Lisa has a keen interest in all sports and has previously represented Kent in athletics and has taught various types of advanced aerobics with the YMCA. During her osteopathic studies Lisa developed a particular interest in sports related injuries and rehabilitation and qualified as a sports massage therapist. Get in touch for our wide range of services!

Contact Lisa Wild on 01382 370852 or info@angusosteo.com


Heloise Delautre – Heloise’s PiYo Classes

I have recently fully qualified as a PiYo instructor however I started attending PiYo classes around 2 years ago. At that time I was really un-fit and I wanted to lead a more healthy lifestyle. I always set myself unobtainable goals that weren’t fun to achieve therefore I never stuck to them and I never changed my lifestyle. I went to my first PiYo class and I thoroughly enjoyed myself which enabled me to keep pushing myself and motivated me to join other classes too. Ever since then, I’ve not only noticed physical benefits but mental benefits too. I feel less stressed out and I am a lot more chilled out than before and I truly believe this wouldn’t have happened if working out wasn’t a part of my daily routine.

My career aim is to become a PE teacher and I don’t think this would’ve been possible if I hadn’t started going to PiYo. I understand that working out is a choice and that’s why I try to create a positive atmosphere in my classes for all fitness levels. My aim is for people to achieve their fitness goals and for that it is necessary they enjoy themselves. PiYo is such a different style of exercise and even if you don’t like the gym, you may find yourself loving PiYo due to the fun nature of the class which is massively important when making positive lifestyle changes. I am passionate about the physical, mental and social benefits of PiYo and think everyone could benefit from a bit of PiYo too.

Contact Heloise on 07808 028932


Ruth Madill – Angus Physiotherapy

Angus Physiotherapy was created to lift the level of physiotherapy care available within our local area and we pride ourselves on providing elite level musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Our service focuses detailed physiotherapy assessment and tailored exercise based rehabilitation for both injury prevention and recovery. We provide a variety of treatments including massage, acupuncture, taping, Pilates, joint and soft tissue mobilisation and MacKenzie therapy. At the BMS Hub, Pilates can be provided either as part of a home exercise or as a private 1:1 or 1:2 class. Pilates 4 week block bookings are also available.

Our friendly physiotherapist Olivia Ritchie will be providing appointments at The Body Mind Soul Hub from mid-June onwards. Our Physio Clinic runs on a Wednesday.

Contact Ruth on 07710 557210 or angusphysiotherapy@gmail.com


Lisa-Marie James – Unearthing Alignment

My name is Lisa-Marie and I have spent the last 8 years building my Holistic business Holistic Cascades, now known as Unearthing Alignment. This journey started after I joined NYR Organic as an independent consultant which is the direct selling arm of Neal’s Yard Remedies.

I decided to build a large community of holistic practitioners through sharing quality ethical products that I am passionate about. Offering monthly team support and running corporate events I then became a Frontline Leader with the company. I went on to train as a massage therapist to give my customers a treatment experience of the Neal’s Yard Remedies products.

This proved a great way in helping people to make any lifestyle changes and to combat things they were struggling with. I am passionate about helping others face and work through any challenges that they may be experiencing in their everyday lives.

I trained over 3 years in Reiki and Crystal Healing and have been teaching courses for the last 5 years. Since travelling around Australia on a working holiday visa in 2007 I had been inspired by bush flower essences and the power of nature for healing.

I run regular meditation groups, love sound therapy and am particularly interested in aboriginal instruments and crystal singing bowls. I have been offering monthly spaces such as reiki shares, mindful walks, create your own product evenings, creative events and vision board workshops. I also give readings to offer guidance to others, am very passionate about working with the senses through essential oils and love holding dedicated space for others to grow.

I found my calling from a young age was to help people. My true purpose in life was discovered 14 years ago when my mother passed away suddenly, I knew from that moment there was more to life and that I was going to commit to learning and experiencing life as much as I possibly could.

Since this experience I fully committed to doing my own research and experiencing an intuitive led life on this earth plane. The second awakening came when my father passed away, grief was able to offer me skills and strength I never knew I had, I discovered so much about myself and it provided me with life-long gifts and talents of turning pain into power and I remain grateful for that.

I will be running Crystal Healing Level One Courses from the Body Mind Soul Hub.

Contact Lisa-Marie on 07849 891131 email – holisticcascades@outlook.com


Eileen Jackson – Eileen’s Yoga and Wellbeing

I am delighted to be part of the Body Mind and Soul Hub.

My passion and energy is to share what I know and fully believe in through my teaching, knowledge and personal experiences. Bringing an awakening , support and positive energy to Mind, Body & Soul through yoga and complementary therapies.  Supporting us, holding us up and guiding us through the complexities of life. Having practiced yoga from my mid twenties,  my teaching journey commenced in October 2013 following 200 hours teacher training with Zenways. My learning journey has continued through much training and development with Shiva Rea. I am also a Qualified Reiki Master and advanced reflexologist.

Yoga in so many ways has been a life saver a constant, consistent support in my life through good and bad. I awakened to the importance of living life in the present moment, enjoying each and every breathing second being grateful for each and every day. The day I decided to live my dreams and not just dream them my life changed. No matter how small or large If I can share something that makes an improvement to someone’s health and well-being and life then that is what I am all about.

Life is a maze of challenges, stress, anxiety, tension and lots more. So many things can restrict us ,however,  only if we let it become this. Indeed Life is a gift, each and everyday a blessing to breathe and be alive, a life to be cherished & lived which is full of opportunities and endless possibilities.

The work I do promotes a great sense of freedom supporting everyone to fly as freely as possible with openness , lightness and space. Feeling that awakening and connection within that has such freedom and grace. Living the life you love and loving the life you live.

Come and flow with me I very much look forward to meeting you!

Contact Eileen on 07751 184587


Heather Watt (MAR) – Heather’s Reflexology

I grew up in the highlands moving to Angus in 1994 to work for Guide Dogs for the Blind. After 9 years working with these amazing animals, I left to focus on bringing up my 3 children.

I have always been interested in holistic health and complementary therapies. Over recent years the need for a comprehensive approach to health and wellbeing has been brought sharply into focus as myself, family and friends have dealt with health challenges.

Reflexology is my favourite complementary therapy (although there are many others I love). In 2017 I made the decision to study for my Diploma in Clinical Reflexology and have never looked back. It is truly amazing to be able to share the benefits of this wonderful therapy.

Contact Heather on 07395 198545


Mandy Craig – Amanda Craig Massage Therapies

I am a qualified Complementary Therapist gaining my HNC in 2007 which included massage, aromatherapy and reflexology.  I then went on to do further training including Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage and on-site massage and I am a full member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

I am truly excited to be a part of the team helping the The Body Mind Soul Hub based in Monikie to support their chosen charities:  CHAS – Children’s Hospices across Scotland and Women in Need in India.  I hope to contribute in raising awareness in complementary therapies to everyone who wants to help themselves achieve optimum health and well-being, which in turn will also help the families with CHAS and the women in India.


To kick start my business and my journey with The BMS Hub, I’m developing one of my therapies to tie in with the success of my pregnancy massage treatments by offering maternity reflexology.  I’ve recently trained with a London based reflexology company and I’m looking forward to giving additional support through the conception and maternity journey.


Contact Mandy on 07837 237345 or enquiries@amandacraigmassagetherapies.co.uk


Paula Kenneth MSc MBACP – Authentic Counselling

Welcome to Authentic Counselling. I am a Pluralistic Counsellor based in Carnoustie, Angus. As a Pluralistic Counsellor I hold the view that different things work for different people at different points in their life and that no client’s experience is the same. I utilise methods and techniques from a number of different modalities in order to best meet the counselling needs/preferences of the clients whom engage with my service.

I completed my Masters in Counselling in 2016. I have 5 years experience in generic counselling working with clients affected by issues related to anxiety, depression, self-harm/suicide ideation, anger, relationships, abuse, gender, sexuality, BPD, bipolar, Asperger’s, ADHD etc. I have 3 years specialist training in domestic abuse and trauma recently co-facilitating the NHS Survive and Thrive Course. I work
with both individuals and couples.

I recently completed the Children’s Matters Course which equipped me with the skills to work with children from the age of 4 utilising creative techniques and attachment theory.

Authenticity is a key part of how I work. I feel that by being myself I encourage clients to be themselves. I aim to create the type of space where someone can be his or her authentic self, at least for a hour. Hopefully they will struggle a little less with showing others that version of themselves outside of the therapy room.

Contact Paula on 01241 468693 or 07957 509804 or paula@authentic-counselling.co.uk


Gillian Fraser Positive Changes

Gillian is based in Arbroath and has worked in Social Care for over twenty years. Trained in several therapies, Gillian will be available to do Diamond Ingus Light Healing at Monikie.

This amazing healing energy is a combination of gentle male and female energies. It is powerful and transformational which helps to reduce suffering and pain of the mind, spiritual, emotional and physical bodies.

 This is a cosmic fire that brings balance and protection in a loving, gentle way. This was channelled and brought to the world in 2010 by Ascended Masters, Quan Yin and Hilarion.

The healing process is done through hands and /or Selenite Crystals that enhance change and renewal. Clearing the aura can change and improve energy flow and bring in new vibrational energy. It is a very nurturing and calming experience.

Contact Gillian on 07718 295927


Gillian Simpson – The Little Nutrition Company

When Gillian encountered digestive problems in her thirties, she looked for a natural route back to health and was truly amazed by the results. Until that point, she had followed a typical Western diet and had no idea the impact it was having on her health.

What ensued was a passion for the power of food and a new career path. Gillian retrained as a Nutritional Therapist with the College of Naturopathic Medicine and four years later, Gillian founded The Little Nutrition Co. offering nutrition education and advice in the form of talks, workshops and one-to-one consultations.

As a working mum Gillian understands the pressures of modern day living. She also believes that you do not have to possess Jamie Oliver’s culinary skills to nourish yourself and your family.

Gillian offers tailored advice on diet and lifestyle to suit your own unique requirements. Recommendations are based on up to date scientific research and guidance is practical, to help you achieve optimum nutrition to support your physical and mental wellbeing.

Contact Gill at hi@thelittlenutritionco.com


Linda Mackie – Children’s Yoga with Linda

Linda is a fully qualified children’s yoga teacher and has a real passion and interest in providing yoga and mindfulness to children. Children’s yoga offers kids the opportunity to practice breath work, yoga, yoga games and relaxation, to support their health and wellbeing. Linda teaches children in a fun and educational way. Her work with younger children is supported through yoga stories, which Linda writes herself. For older boys and girls, she teaches a sequenced yoga class, featuring more familiar yoga postures including: downward dog, tree and bridge. As well as being fun, this class explores in more detail, the aspects of mindfulness and breathing techniques. Additionally, Linda offers family yoga classes, which encourages families to do yoga together, from partner work to being able to do yoga games, and relax together. Furthermore, Linda has recently started teaching Intergenerational classes, where nursery children and the elderly do yoga together. These classes are a real hit for everyone involved, with so many benefits for both young and old alike.

Linda has a BSc (Hons) in Food, Health and Nutrition, and uses her sensory work from her degree to support some of her classes. Linda gets so much job satisfaction from seeing the children she works with developing a skill set of tools to help them feel confident, strong and stay calm.

Contact Linda at: childrensyoga@hotmail.com


Jo Delautre – Creative Writing Classes

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