Karen Livesey, is an experienced and skilled shiatsu practitioner with an established south London practice.
She is a registered practitioner with the Shiatsu Society & the C.N.H.C, with 14+ years of clinical experience.
She feeds her skill and energy with on-going study and is currently studying Qi Gong & Movement Shiatsu with Bill Palmer (www. seed.org) with an interest in enabling clients to have clearer connection between mind and body.
Shiatsu is a form of bodywork originating in Japan.
A session lasts one hour and is given with the person fully clothed. It takes place in a calm room, on a futon on the floor or on a couch.
Following an initial assessment of your health condition, treatment aims will be agreed, so that each session is unique and tailored to individual needs.
The principles of Shiatsu are rooted in the traditions of oriental medicine using similar energy channels and points as in acupuncture, involving non-invasive and intuitive touch combined with highly skilled stretching and mobilisation techniques. Generally, the practitioner works on the whole body to help energy flow freely through the whole system, to stimulate the body's own innate ability to rebalance and heal itself. During the treatment this is usually experienced as a sense of deep relaxation.
At the end of the session will be a short period of rest, in order for the work of the session to be fully assimilated. You may be given a recommendation or shown an exercise to continue at home, supporting the process to restore and maintain health.
My broad client base include those looking for general health support, relaxation and stress relief, as well as treatments for specific conditions. I also works very closely with people dealing with stress & mental health and addiction issues, women during their menapause, and people working on the creative industries, exploring how to support their creative flow and life /work balance.
My guiding philosophy starts from the experience that the therapeutic and supportive power of touch enables us to navigate the ups and downs and challenges of life.
I have regular shiatsu treatments at Yoga Point in Brixton. I can't think of a better, more relaxed place for a restful treatment.
I attended Theresa's pregnancy yoga class on Sunday evenings throughout my pregnancy and it was the highlight of my week. A really calm, relaxing class with a knowledgeable teacher in a nice environment.
Yoga Point, is a beautiful calm space in the heart of busy Brixton, it's a place where I find room to breathe. The yoga studio is big and light, and the therapy space upstairs is also a calm refuge. Can recommend highly as a user and provider. More...
Great teachers and affordable.
I get there every Monday evening for the Iyengar class. I would not miss even one !
On holiday from scotland I turned up at 10 am on Wednesday on spec. Was welcomed by a friendly and very knowledgeable treacher Zoe and had a wonderful class. It was pretty pitched, adapted to my inflexible body. Left there feeling like my body was zinging happily. More...
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Great yoga School with great teachers!!
Meredith McGee Gunderson
Fantastic studio run with integrity and love, a truly special place where ancient traditions meet modern life. A cared for studio with excellent teaching and atmosphere.
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Yoga Point offers a calm reflective space in the heart of busy Brixton. The wide range of classes and therapies is comprehensive. I found with a 6 class card I could try out different classes to find out what suited me.
It's also friendly and not too yoga trendy. More...
Yoga Point is a fantastic dedicated yoga studio with top quality teachers and a welcoming energy. I am so lucky to have Yoga Point in Brixton!
I love yoga point. I have been going since 2012. Teachers are all very good and it is truly the place where you can reconnect with yourself.
Had such a lovely yin yoga class with Georgina on Wednesday evening. Room was spacious and built with the comfort of the student in mind. Light, airy and high ceilings made this practice particularly nice. Georgina was very accommodating and kind and I left feeling very relaxed and calm. More...
María Arroyo Segovia
This studio offer various type of practices throughout the week. Teachers are good and super welcoming. The room is spacious and luminous, with windows on the ceiling. Prices are fair. I love it!!
Great studio-top teachers. Authentic and lovely.
Did my pregnancy yoga here with Tessa thoughout my pregnancy and loved it! Also love yogaflow with Emma - would highly recommend it
Good range of classes at convenient times.
I've been to many, if not all of the practices that Yoga Point offer and i've not been disappointed at all. The studio is caters perfectly for where you are in your in own personal practice. I'm probably advanced beginner to intermediate -depending on which way the wind is blowing -but i'm stiff as a board often in the mornings (its an age thing). Each teacher has offered different options on postures depending on what's available to you physically on that day. After each practice I leave bent back into shape, with real head space and ready for the day! One of the real delights about Yoga Point has been its relaxed, non competitive vibe that makes the studio quite unique in my opinion...Egos and flashy lycra have been left at the door!The studio also offers many different discipline from yin-Iyengar-vinyassa flow-pregnancy yoga and yoga for the elderly body. For a tenner drop-in fee to be in that beautiful light studio with fab teachers, different length classes (on average 6 classes a day) its a no brainer. I'm glad I've finally gone public with my find...its only taken 2 years!PS watch out for the weekend workshops too esp Georgina's 3 hour yin one-yum! More...