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The Unity Centre therapists

We have carefully chosen our therapists and practitioners to reflect the high standards we always treasure at Unity. Each offers an excellent service – warm, welcoming and accommodating various needs.

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Choose and book

We offer massage therapies and other body treatments, together with talking therapies, six days a week. Below are Unity’s therapists and practitioners, with booking calendars for each. Below them are our guest therapists (for guest therapists, please book directly).

If you prefer to select from a list of therapies and treatments, rather than select an individual therapist, visit our therapies and treatments page.

All Unity treatments are bespoke, to suit your own personal needs. They begin with a warm, welcoming foot soak, while our therapist discusses your needs with you, and end with the offer of a delicious, complementary mint tea.

All our therapies and treatments are offered in a Covid-conscious manner. Your therapist will wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout the treatment and there will be the option, if you wish, of them wearing gloves to complement their frequent hand washing. The therapy environment is frequently and thoroughly cleaned.

Massage & energy work

Yolanda Aldridge

Holistic oil massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage, Ayurvedic therapy

Yolanda is originally from El Salvador. She is fully qualified in a wide range of massage treatments including level 4 in sport massage therapy, LA hot stone, hot bamboo, lomi-lomi, Swedish, Ayurvedic, and pregnancy massage as well as facial and facial electro therapy.

Yolanda is a very warm and experienced therapist. Her wealth of knowledge in massage comes from her home country as well as her time in Sweden, where she lived for many years. Yolanda loves working with people and has a natural insight in understanding a persons individual needs.

All her qualifications are awarded and successfully attained to the national UK standards.

Seth Allen

Holistic oil massage, deep tissue massage

Seth writes:

“I gained my level 3 diploma in Holistic and Deep Tissue massage from the Jing school in Brighton, followed by their Foundation in Advanced Clinical Massage Techniques.

“My education in anatomy and the treatment of specific pain patterns continues via remote CPD.

“I feel very lucky to have found massage, and the Jing school in particular: their fusion of Eastern and Western techniques including Amma, Accupressure, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofacial Release fascinates and resonates with me.

“I love massage because I’m always learning and it’s given me a direct way to help people.

“I can provide a good full body relaxation massage when that’s what you want but focusing in on your specific aches and pains is my preferred style and my reason for learning massage.”

Sarah Ann (Gillam)

Holistic oil massage, Thai yoga massage, Thai oil massage and reiki

Sarah writes:

“After the life changing experience of caring for my mum, who had dementia, I knew I would not return to hairdressing – my career for some 30 years. I needed to be a part of the healing community,  learning ways of helping people holistically and bringing the peace of the present moment without words.

“I studied massage with Sevanti (Unity’s founding managing director), gaining Holistic oil massage level 4 and Reiki level 2. I then went on to study Thai yoga massage and Thai oil massage with Marek Gabor. These two different styles of massage are extremely effective in calming the nervous system; they also allow the receiver to see where they may hold tension and emotion within the body and encourage its release.

“My treatments are an expression of loving kindness through the power of touch, bringing balance, healing and a moment of calm.

“I am also furthering my education in the field of complimentary and alternative medicine by studying to be a transformational life coach level 6.”

Bryony Frost

Holistic, Deep Tissue, Ayurvedic, Indian Head

Bryony writes:

“While training as a GB athlete, I discovered the therapeutic benefits of massage as an important component of recovery and maintenance of biomechanical health.

“As a Loughborough University Human Biology graduate, understanding the physiological benefits was my interest but as my passion grew for meditative practices, I realized the fundamental connection between mind, body and spirit and massage helped cultivate balance between all.

“My passion inspired me to gain a diploma in Holistic massage and training in Ayurvedic (Northern India), Indian Head, Chair and Trigger point therapy. I’m also a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor.”

Dervla Goldie

Reflexology

Dervla writes:

“I first became interested in reflexology while looking for alternative therapies to help my son, who has ASD and cerebral palsy, and suffers with migraines. I studied reflexology with Louise Keet and Ziggie Bergman at the London School of Reflexology. I have also studied reiki. A combination of these therapies have had a very positive effect on his wellbeing.

“I am passionate about the wonderful benefits of reflexology, a complimentary therapy which uses the application of gentle pressure to the reflexes of the feet, hands or face to free blocked energy, stimulating the body’s self healing, bringing about deep relaxation and promoting a sense of well being and balance.

“It is based on zone therapy, the theory behind this is that areas or ‘reflex’ points of the feet, hands, and face correspond to certain areas of the body. Stimulation of these reflexes can help restore balance to the body allowing energy to flow freely, helping the body work more efficiently.”

Barbara Jack

Deep Tissue Massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage and reiki

Barbara writes:

“An interest in massage and the healing arts led me, in 1998, to study massage and aromatherapy, followed shortly after by Indian head massage.

“I love the way massage works on a physical level, dealing with aching muscles, headaches and other body issues, and also, at its best, bringing the receiver right into their centre, where they often experience such deep healing, just from being in a place of acceptance within their own body.

“I’m also trained in reiki to level 3, and love working with this gorgeous, nurturing energy, which brings such beautiful healing, comfort and relaxation.”

Caroline Minnis

Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Indian Head Massage (with Chakra Balancing), Reflexology

Caroline writes:

“I qualified in Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology between 1997 and 2001 and have been working in a person-centred, holistic way ever since. For the past 21 years I worked at Oxon Hoath Retreat Centre in Hadlow, Kent, where there was a community emphasis on spiritual, physical and mental wellbeing and healing. My physical massage training has included pregnancy and baby massage, Swedish and Keralite foot massage.

“My natural love and extensive knowledge of Essential Oils play a key role in my body massage work, and with Indian Head Massage I like to incorporate Chakra Balancing alongside the oils.”

Sevanti

Unity Founding Managing Director, Teacher & Practitioner

Sevanti has taught Dance, Yoga, Massage, Bodywork, Healing and Reiki 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!

Other Bodywork

Sarah Rose

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.

Talking therapies

Charlotte Lewis

Psychology coaching and holistic psychology coaching

Charlotte writes:

“I am Charlotte, founder of @MyPsychologyCoach . I’m a holistic psychologist, certified life coach, meditation teacher and mother to one gorgeous little girl.

“I am on a mission to empower other women to HEAL deeply, TRANSFORM your mindset and live a life you LOVE. To live a life filled with nothing less than self-awareness, freedom to choose your way, free-flowing inspiration, endless motivation, and a whole lot of self-validating love.

“I have a BSc and MSc in psychology and counselling training, and I am a certified life coach. I am also a meditation teacher and include mind, body & soul practices in my healing toolkit.

“As a once overwhelmed and burnt-out media professional working in TV & film, my nervous system was totally dysregulated. I understand what it means to feel stressed and overwhelmed. I’ve got you. I now use my psychology coaching & holistic toolkit to transform and heal women. Holding space for deep self awareness, creating conditions to explore painful conditions as well as creating future-focused growth, I also enjoy using breath work, meditation and energy healing techniques to help manage anxiety and overwhelm, and to create long lasting transformation.

“I can help you to learn how to hold yourself with loving kindness, start to let go of what no longer serves you well, learn how to start healing and access your inner wisdom.

“It’s my mission to empower women like you to heal, grow and create a healthy mindset and deep self-awareness, acceptance and self love that will take your life to the next level, accessing your mind, body and soul’s innate wisdom.

“Nothing inspires me more than a woman who has learnt to truly own her story and lives her truth. It’s the reason why I created My Psychology Coach, to help more women heal, transform and fall back in love with your life.

“Deeply understanding yourself so that you can live in full alignment. Strip away all the commitments and noise that get in the way of living an authentic life. Hold yourself in loving kindness.”

Our guest therapists

We also have a small number of guest therapists and practitioners, carefully chosen to reflect the same standards as all our therapists.

Enquiries and bookings for guest therapists and practitioners should be made directly with each individual therapist/practitioner. Select their photos to read more about them and see their contact details.

Julia Behrens

Julia Behrens

Herbalist
Pip de Villiers

Pip de Villiers

Holistic aromatherapist
Ali Walters

Ali Walters

Reiki practitioner

If you are interested in knowing more about practicing as a therapist at Unity, have a look at this page or get in touch to find out more.

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Interested in teaching yoga? We have just two places left on our next IYT-accredited Yoga Teacher Training course – a 9 month diploma course running from January 2022. 

For more details or to apply, click the link below.