The Unity Centre Therapists
We have carefully cherry picked each and every Therapist & Practitioner. We have high standards at Unity and offer an excellent service, which is warm and welcoming and accommodates various needs.
Massage & Energy Work
Ayurvedic Massage – Abhyanga (Whole Body Massage), Pristhabhyanga (Back Massage), Mukhabhyanga (Traditional Ayurvedic Face Massage), Udvartana (Herbal Body-Scrub Massage), Pinda Sveda Herbal Bolus De-Stress (Back Only)
An Ayurvedic treatment involves the use of warm herbal infused massage oils and consists of establishing an individual’s constitution and the nature of any imbalance. The right blend of herb-infused oil can then be applied to the body using special Ayurvedic massage techniques, to return the individual’s body to a state of healthy balance.
Ayurveda is the ancient vedic system of self-healing body, mind and soul, arising from the philosophy and practice of yoga.
Tim trained with his teacher Faustomaria Dorelli at the Innergy Yoga Centre in West London and went on to study at the International Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Dhanwatari Ashram. He has been teaching yoga for 20 years in which time he has continued to study the vedantic sciences, qualifying as an Ayurvedic therapist in 2014.
Thai Yoga Massage
I am a highly intuitive and experienced massage therapist. I have trained as a Thai Yoga Massage therapist. I completed my training with a highly intuitive teacher, Marek, founder of Jungle Healing. I have also recently completed the Level 4 Holistic Massage Diploma with Sevanti, founder of Unity, awaiting qualification later this year (MTI registered). Both of the above healing practices have deep profound effects on our wellbeing and on our body, mind and spirit, as a whole. I hold liability insurance for all the above professional practices. I also channel Reiki Level 1 (2008) and do energetic clearings with obsidian eggs (taught by Abuela Cristina Rivas Olivares, indigenous Mexican healer). I can bring these in my treatments, but only if you are happy for me to do so.
My background is in Performing and Visual Arts and in social work. I have 15 years of professional experience in working in social care, as a social worker, a therapeutic practitioner and a trainer; working with people experiencing trauma. In my treatments I bring an extensive knowledge of bodywork, brain development and human functioning from a psychological, cognitive and psycho-spiritual perspective. I am particularly passionate about creating a therapeutic space where the body experiences what it feels like to be held in safety and allows the healing process to take place with integrity and authenticity, in all levels; this is reflected in all my clients’ feedback and I am honoured to continue to offer my services in this way. I strongly believe that in my treatments the body is treated as a whole, with the mind and the spirit. The whole session is tailored to your own needs so that you are supported to ‘be and receive’ in a confidential space, where you receive full attention and you are treated with respect and care.
Unity Founding Managing Director, Teacher & Practitioner
Sevanti has taught Dance, Yoga, Massage, Bodywork & Healing since 1998.
She teaches globally on various retreats and communities and has run her own retreats for over 20 years in various countries and annually in Turkey. She established the Unity School in 2002 and has taught her annual ‘Unity Yoga Teacher Training’ and ‘Unity Holistic Massage’ Diplomas, plus various postgraduate Diplomas including her creation of ‘Unity Partner Yoga’ since then in London, Kent and Sussex. She is an IYN Yoga Elder (extensive teaching hours).
She opened ‘The Unity Studio’ in Brighton in 2012, the home of Unity School and in 2017 Sevanti secured the former ‘Turkish Baths’ building in Lewes as the ultimate home for her vision. Having run Family Retreats in Turkey annually since 1998, it felt like the perfect building to become the new inclusive home of Unity.
Sevanti teaches various children’s classes, including groups of children who have been adopted or in foster care. She loves to work with all ages, particularly the more vulnerable groups.
Sevanti lives in Lewes with her young daughter where they enjoy the beautiful nature of this part of the world. She continues to teach, train and travel and loves to work with the wonderful ‘Unity family’ team!
Monday 10am-2pm | Tuesday 9am-2pm | Ad hoc Saturdays 12.15-5pm
I have been practicing Thai Massage for over 15 years and have developed my own technique which opens awareness, breath and facilitates releasing held tensions to bring balance and serve my clients’ highest good.
“Behind Form is energy. Energy can be transformed. With intention and attention.” From the foundation of Metta – loving kindness – the sessions are a mixture of anatomical and holistic; combining a wide understanding of a persons experience to contribute to their healing process.
I am trained in Family Constellations and soon to be qualified in the 200 hour Hatha Yoga certificate, gaining a deeper understanding of body/mind/spirit.
Holistic oil, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage
Tuesday 09:00am – 12:00pm & Ad Hoc Saturday/Sunday
Emma’s style is intuitive, empathic and in tune with her client’s energy levels, she treats her clients with honesty, sensitivity and a deep care for their general well-being.
Emma invites you to join her on this wonderful journey of healing.
Having discovered the importance of finding inner peace, Emma believes this is a key component to relaxing our sympathetic nervous system. Massage is one of the many ways to help achieve this, she decided to deepen her knowledge, knowing the importance of self-care, which inspired Emma to take up a foundation degree in complementary healthcare.
Acupuncture and tuina medical massage
Hands on healing @ £60 first session, 2 hours subsequent sessions £45/ hour.
I studied acupuncture at The London College of Traditional Acupuncture where I gained a Bachelor of Science in Acupuncture, I also studied Tuina medical massage at Westminster University. As well as completing a Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture course with Virginia Doran at The College of Traditional Acupuncture.
I have been specialising in women’s health, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum issues for 11 years. i always try and take an integrative approach to health and wellbeing, using acupuncture, tuina as well as lifestyle and dietary advice to treat the person as a whole. Acupuncture views the body like a landscape mapping and taking into account Seemingly unrelated symptoms to create an in-depth Chinese Medicine diagnosis and pattern as well your individual constitution and how those symptoms arose for you. Treating the root of the problem while also addressing the branch symptoms. Acupuncture is a wonderful tool for removing these ingrained patterns layer by layer, pain or discomfort is our body’s alarm system alerting us to address an issue before it becomes a chronic problem that is ingrained.
Hot Stone Massage
Sunday 10am – 1:30pm
Using smooth, basalt stones of varying sizes, direct heat melts tension from muscles promoting pain relief and creating sensations of comfort, relaxation, warmth and spiritual well-being. The heat penetrates the muscles, stimulating circulation and the flow of oxygen and nutrients, thus helping the body to detoxify and heal. I also incorporate Craniosacral therapy which is like a natural radiant sunbath. It’s a gentle, subtle and non-invasive yet powerful process with hands on healing.
This work is profoundly relaxing. It enables the central nervous system to completely rest & rejuvenate, giving time & space for the Mind and Body to unite. It offers a way to deal with stress by releasing it & learning how to continue with great insight, to create more ease and flow in one’s life.