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Gaia School of Natural Health

Gaia School of Natural Health

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Gaia School of Natural Health

Welcome. The Gaia School, located on the Wirral, North West England, is well known for its excellence and high standards in Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Continuing Professional Development training.

Explore the website and see what inspirational life changing courses and CPD opportunities are available.

Covid-19 Update 29.6.20

All Level 5 Reflexology courses are still scheduled as planned, however if we are still social distancing or in lockdown, then we will be starting with theory classes via an online virtual class using Zoom.

The CPD course for reflexologists: Gaia AromaReflex is now being offered as a live online interactive Zoom class with a maximum of 6 participants. Other CPD courses are currently on hold.

Reiki classes will only be able to resume once we can meet face to face.

Aromatherapy classes have been postponed – please check back in October for updates.


Level 5 Practitioner training in Reflexology

If you fancy a career change or want to learn from the best then consider Gaia School of Natural Health for your Level 5 training needs.
The next course is now scheduled to start Thursday 15th October 2020, so sign up and join in.

GAIA AromaReflex

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


A range of postgraduate courses are available for qualified reflexologists and complementary therapists such as:

Introduction to Reflexology

Introduction to Reflexology

Are you a reflexology novice thinking about a career in reflexology but not sure what is involved, or simply interested in learning more about this wonderful therapy – then join us on a one day workshop and enjoy learning something new!



Reiki Practitioner Course (including Reiki 1 and 2) verified by the UK Reiki Federation as meeting the Reiki Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards, and meets the requirements of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

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Congratulations to Sarah, Nicola, Amanda, Lisa, Michelle, Jaroslava, Alex, Angela, Ruth and Steph on recently finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in March 2020.

Congratulations to Claire, Vicki, Joanne, Zoe, Anwen, Sarah and Amanda on finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in June 2019.

Congratulations to Maureen, Nicole, Donna, and Dtoi on finishing the Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy in May 2019.

Congratulations to Caroline, Lisa, Tracy, Vicky, Sarah, Claire, Sarah and Jeanette on finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in March 2019.

We are based in South Wirral on the border between Cheshire and Merseyside, and within easy reach of Chester, Wrexham, North Wales, Warrington, Liverpool and the Isle of Man.

The Principal and Main Course Tutor of the School is Carolyn Roberts MSc MAR PRM CRM L5 Tutor, who has been a qualified and practising reflexologist and aromatherapist since 1999. She is also a qualified adult education teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and holds a MSc in Holistic Health.

Assistant Tutor, Debbie Hurst, has a busy holistic therapy practice. She is employed part time, as a therapist in a special needs school, and also runs workshops teaching simplified reflexology techniques to the carers of those with special needs such as autism and ADHD. She has also worked as a therapist at Claire House Children's Hospice.

GAIA AromaReflex Online Live Class

GAIA AromaReflex Online Live Class
(Aromatherapy for Reflexologists)

led by Carolyn Roberts, Principal of the Gaia School of Natural Health.

This is an AoR approved CPD course.

Suitable for qualified and student reflexologists with little or no previous knowledge/experience of aromatherapy.

You will learn about aromatherapy and be introduced to 12 specific essential oils and their safe use. You will be shown how to make up a foot cream or wax blend for use in your reflexology treatments or for your clients to use at home. The workshop will also cover other ways that aromatherapy may be incorporated into your reflexology practice.

Balens and Boswell insurance have confirmed that they will accept this certificate in order to insure reflexologists to use these named oils in their treatments. In order to satisfy CPD training requirements you will be required to submit 5 follow up treatments in order to obtain your certificate.

There are 20 Guided Learning Hours for this CPD course, which includes some home study, the day in class, and your 5 case studies. Therefore, this course attracts 14 CPD points from FHT (6 for attending the course, 5 for completing case studies, and 3 for the research into the essential oils), 15 CPD points from PR, and 40 CPD points from the AOR due to it being an AOR approved course.

On successful completion of the course you will become eligible to use the "Trained by" Gaia logo.

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Please note: This course is currently being offered as a live online class via Zoom. It is a live interactive course with your tutor, with places limited to 6 per session to ensure individual attention, and live feedback. It is not a distance learning course of reading materials, but a fully hands on interactive class where you will be smelling and discussing oils, and making up the blends under the live guidance of your tutor.

The cost of this course is £95 which includes a live Zoom session between 9.30am - 3.30pm, handouts, and marking and feedback on your follow up treatments.

Prior to the live course, you will need to purchase:

  • your kit of 12 oils (total cost between £45 and £105 depending on retailer),
  • recommended textbook (c.£18),
  • aroma smelling strips (c.£5) and
  • a suitable wax or cream to use (£5-£20).

You will also need some jars for your finished aroma-reflex product. It may be that you already have some of this equipment at home - please check with the tutor. Full details of what is required, and suggested retailers, is supplied upon booking.

You will also need a phone, laptop or PC with a camera and microphone and an internet connection (broadband wired, or wireless 3G/4G), and you will need to download the FREE version of Zoom onto your device. More information on suitable system requirements can be found here

Course dates and Locations


Tuesday 14th July 2020.

Places remaining: Full


Tuesday 21st July 2020.

Places remaining: 2


Thursday 27th August 2020.

Places remaining: Full


Start time: 9.30am – End time: 3.30pm


Online course


The cost of this one-day course is £95 (deposit £40), includes a live Zoom sessions between 9.30am - 3.30pm, handouts, and marking and feedback on your follow up treatments.

Previous course dates

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Friday 1st May 2020

Friday 22nd May 2020

Friday 5th June 2020

Thursday 18th June 2020


Paying for your course/workshop

In the last few days we have had a number of customers express concern that their UK bank was advising them that it might not be safe to proceed with payment to Gaia School of Natural Health's (GSNH) business bank account, as their UK bank was unable to verify the payee's name with the account sort code and account number entered. This is a new process of "confirmation of Payee" which most of the major UK banks have signed up to implementing, in order to mitigate fraud.

Unfortunately not all UK banks have yet adapted their systems for this to work. GSNH's bank The Co-operative Bank Plc is one such UK bank and is scheduled to update their systems sometime before the end of 2020. Consequently, if your UK Bank has got the system up and running it is likely to highlight the risk of sending money to an account where the name of the account holder is not verified, and the message will identify to you, that any monies paid out will not be refunded if lost or stolen.

From the GSNH perspective, the sort code and account number identified during the booking process is correct and valid. We can not advise you to disregard your UK bank's warning, but with commonsense in mind, you may wish to continue through the payment process by making a notional payment (eg. 1p or £1) which GSNH can confirm receipt of. Once we have confirmed the receipt of this small payment you may then proceed with confidence to send the remaining balance. Alternatively you may prefer to select the cheque payment method.

Hopefully this notice will alleviate some of your concerns and make you aware of the existence of this new payment verification process, and reassure you that the bank details supplied by GSNH during the online booking form process are correct and legitimate.

If you have any further concerns about making payments to GSNH, please let us know via the contact form

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AromaReflex Testimonials

”Attending Carolyn’s recent course was an absolute joy. It was held on Zoom which meant no travel costs for me. The course material, sent via email beforehand, was very thorough. The course was cleverly interactive, and allowed for discussion and reflection between the delegates. I loved learning about the oils, and finished the course with one blend made and a head full of ideas for the future. I can’t wait to share the wonderful world of aromatherapy with my clients, and look forwards to bringing a new dimension to my treatments. Many thanks Carolyn for a fantastic course – I really can’t recommend it highly enough. “
Andrea Cooper (Orchard Reflexology) 22-May-20

”I took part in the online aroma reflexology training, and I found the whole day to be really informative and interactive. It’s been great to be able to access this training from home, as I live a long way from the Gaia School of Natural Health, and so I would not usually be able to access the courses in person.
I feel that I gained the confidence, from the initial input, to carry out my case studies and I am inspired to learn more about the 12 essential oils and all of their properties.
I would definitely take part in more online training with Carolyn in the future. “
Sarah Vaughan (Natural Reflexions) 22-May-20

”Carolyn’s AromaReflex course provides an excellent and well informed introduction to aroma therapy and how it can be incorporated into your reflexology treatment. The course is delivered online and Carolyn makes it very interactive and easy to follow. She has a wealth of knowledge that she is eager to share. She enables to you to learn and put into practice throughout the day as you are being taught. A thoroughly enjoyable day that provides the tools and inspiration you need to get started. Carolyn follows this up with excellent online support. Fantastic and highly recommended! “
Gillaine Casciaro 22-May-20

”Really enjoyed Carolyn’s AromaReflex Online Zoom Training Course, it worked really well online, as I'm not great with technology, but found it very easy to access. Content and teaching was great as always and Carolyn is always there to answer any queries. A very enjoyable, informative course and look forward to using it in the future. “
Sarah Cliffe (Holistic Therapist) 01-May-20

”I thoroughly enjoyed the Zoom AromaReflex workshop with Carolyn. The pre workshop instructions and equipment list ensured we had the correct material for the course, giving us a choice of good quality oils and retailers with recommendations that we could tailor to suit our own budgets.
The day itself was broken down into segments with well planned breaks to digest what we had learnt. The course content was really informative, with a varied and useful mixture of textbook reading, Carolyn's knowledge and experience alongside group discussion. The small group size meant that everyone had their opportunity to speak and ask questions without too much overlap (as can happen in Zoom meetings!) and the breakout rooms where we partnered up and completed virtual consultations before mixing blends was a perfect opportunity to demonstrate what we had learnt. I would highly recommend Carolyn's AromaReflex workshop! “
Erica Davies 01-May-20

”Having trained at Gaia school for my level 5 reflexology qualification, I had no hesitation in booking on the AromaReflex training despite being unfamiliar with online training - I felt I would be in safe hands with Carolyn. It was a comprehensive and enjoyable day with a good balance of theory and practical. We still had the opportunity to work as a group and in pairs, with Carolyn at hand to guide and advise. I now feel confident in working with the 12 essential oils and I’m really looking forward to incorporating bespoke blends into my reflexology treatments. “
Vicki Mullin (Vicki Mullin Reflexology) 22-May-20

”I just wanted to send you a quick email to say that I am finding this course absolutely fascinating!!
Learning about the oils in itself is great but the results so far are incredible. I have completed the first two treatments - 1 being a client who was suffering from bladder stones and constant pain. The pain stopped after the 2nd application of the cream having had a full reflexology treatment, and it has not reoccurred. “
Ali Skanderowicz (RebalanceYou) 07-Sep-18 In-class course