Colchester local group

This group supports the many therapists located in the North of Essex and Suffolk area. We began in February 2019 and the group has steadily grown. Meetings are held monthly or as near to that time scale as possible. This year we are starting a Wednesday meeting, mornings and evenings on alternative months. Being based in North Essex we can feel a little cut off from things as we are closer to the Suffolk border, than central Essex and its great to have something for the locally based members to attend and so far, as well as people based in Colchester and Tendring, and further afield.  

Meetings and Events

Date: 9 February 2022
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Venue: Village Hall Annexe, Queen Elizabeth Hall, New Cut, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex CO2 0EH
Topic: An introduction to Kinesiology and Tai Chi Workout

Miranda Welton – An introduction to Kinesiology

Miranda Welton – Co-Founder and Principal of the Progressive Kinesiology Academy UK – Introducing you to Kinesiology – Kinesiology is known as “The Language of the Body”. During this interactive discussion we will be looking at the various areas that are used as a basis to determine what is going on within the body including, the electrical, emotional, chemical and structural body and energetic imbalances. We will also practice some hands-on techniques that help with ‘brain balance’ and ‘general wellbeing’ plus look at a guide to the Five Elements and why this theory is so important to a kinesiologist. Attendees will get an insight into why kinesiology is so much more than food testing and is much more like being a ‘body detective’. We will be doing some ‘Pre-check’ testing, body balancing and simple tests for dehydration and helping with niggles such as improving neck flexibility.

Jaqueline Turmer – Tai Chi Workout

Jacqui is a fully qualified Instructor of a new version of Tai Chi that is fun, informative and quick to do. Its suitable for everyone, from seated to standing and is helping people become fitter. Jacqui will lead us through a series of movements to introduce us to this fabulous energy and wake us all up. Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing is a specially developed sequence of movements which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing. With origins in both Tai Chi and Chi Kung, the sequence takes just 10 minutes to complete and is suitable for just about anyone.

Date: 9 March 2022
Time: 19.30 - 22.00
Venue: Conference Suite, Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0RH
Topic: Miranda Welton – The Power of Flowers

Miranda will be sharing information and the fantastic world of flowers. We use this in so many ways - early medicines all stems from plants, essential oils are plants, homeopathy is often plant based. We will be looking at the power of the Flower Essence. The blueprint of the plant that can be used to create single remedies, blends and much more. They are useful when working with clients and address as many issues now as they did when first discovered. We will look at the 38 main Bach Flower Remedies during this session. From their history through to their support for people right now.

Date: 11 May 2022
Time: 10.00 - 12.30
Venue: Village Hall Annexe, Queen Elizabeth Hall, New Cut, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex CO2 0EH
Topic: Vicky Lucas – Osteopathy

Vicky is fully qualified and experienced Osteopath based in Colchester, Essex. She has had worked in a large very busy practice before going solo and working from her own clinic. Vicky’s background is complementary based as her late mother was heavily involved with the creation of the Trinity Centre in Colchester and sister is a professional kinesiologist based in Australia. This means Vicky has an insight into much more than the bones and muscles of the body and offers her clients an abundance of knowledge and expertise in each session. She also practices acupuncture. Vicky will be discussing the body and the importance of good alignment and much more with the group.

Date: 8 June 2022
Time: 7.30pm to 10pm
Venue: Conference Room, Standway Village Hall, Villa Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0RH
Topic: Astrology with Julie Hays - Holistic Health Therapist and Astrologist

Astrology is an amazing tool. It can be used to discover your inner potential. Astrology is a reformation of who you are, and her approach is to help people connect with the energies and influences that will help them develop an insight into their own psyche, that enables them to attract the energies they need to evolve and align with their own innate gifts.

In short, Astrology offers signposts on your own individual life pathway. Astrologists look at your Natal (Birth) Chart which is unique for everyone, and looks at the location, and exact time (where possible). Each person is different.

We will be focusing on the Sun, Moon and the ascendant in a person’s chart. Astrology had always fascinated her and in 2008 Julie joined a weekly group taught by a friend, where she became profoundly in awe of the ever-changing rhythm of the universe and began casting horoscopes/natal charts for clients, family, and friends.

Julie has worked as a health practitioner since 1997. She runs a busy practice in Braintree combining Kinesiology, Beam Therapy and Astrology to her many clients helping them to achieve their maximum health goals. She specialises in gut health, nutrition, and the power of positivity.

Date: 13 July 2022
Time: 10.00 - 12.30
Venue: Village Hall Annexe, Queen Elizabeth Hall, New Cut, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, Essex CO2 0EH
Topic: Being the Best Version of Yourself with Gill Bauer and Tara Perlaki

Gill Bauer and Tara Perlaki specialise in Female Hormone Health. This workshop will be incorporating the Five Elements to help you be the best version of yourself during this powerful Year of the Tiger. We look not just at this year, but about claiming your full potential in all the seasons, all year round. What can we do to promote, tap into and bring out our best qualities and live our best lives in health, abundance and wellbeing? The work with the aspects that impact Women's health that stop us being our best version including intimacy, sex, pelvic floors, moods, motivation, dealing with change, emotions, skin, sleep, hormones, energy - tapping into Joy - this list is almost too extensive to share, and we will be looking at part of this during the group session.

Your presenters Tara Perlaki and Gill Bauer offering a host of tools from Kinesiology, Energy Medicine, Qigong, Coaching skills and life knowledge to help you achieve your goals and potential for the year ahead. Gill Bauer has the ‘Menocize Programme’ and runs workshops and movement classes in Brentwood. Tara Perlaki is based at Inner Sanctuary in Colchester and runs workshops such as ‘The Femininity Empowerment Seminar - By women, for women’.

Additional Information

Entry : £5 members / £6 non-members (free for virtual meetings)


Miranda Welton
T. 01206 738378