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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 School of Natural Health Reflexology Network Group

All qualified reflexologists, whether you have trained with the Gaia School of Natural Health, or elsewhere, are warmly invited to network, learn and share monthly. The meet-ups will start at 7pm with refreshments and socialising/ discussion topic, and then we will partner up and swop a treatment. The evening will finish around 9.30pm.

A small charge of £8 is made to cover the room hire and refreshments (Note. the charge may vary if an external speaker is presenting).

Please let Carolyn know in advance if you will be attending so that we can confirm the venue.

The meet-ups will usually be on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Women's Institute in Thornton Hough 7pm, unless this date falls in a school holiday, or a notification is posted here.

Next meeting:

  • Thursday 9th July zoom meeting 7.30 - 8.30pm. Free online event:

    Being COVID-19 secure

    led by Carolyn Roberts.

Below for reference are prior dates along with the activities enjoyed by the group.

  • Wednesday 20th May 2020: Online event Distance Reflexology led by Carolyn Roberts.
    A client avatar awaiting treatment from a Gaia School's therapist A client avatar awaiting treatment from a Gaia School's therapist
  • Thursday 14th November 2019: Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD)
  • Thursday 10th October 2019: Adapted ReflexTherapy Refresher Evening with external speaker Gunnel Berry
  • Thursday 11th July 2019
  • Thursday 13th June 2019: Working with subtle energy in reflexology
  • Thursday 9th May 2019: Reflexology support for the fertility client
  • Thursday 10th January 2019: Guest Speaker: Jan Kiermasz (John Jelly Digital Training) ”Social media for your therapy business
  • Thursday 13th December 2018: Christmas social
  • Thursday 8th November 2018: a Reflexology Treatment Swop: come and swop an RLD treatment with a Facial Reflexology, or an Adapted ReflexTherapy with a hot stones reflexology! Standard reflexology also welcomed!
  • Thursday 11th October 2018: Gunnel Berry, physiotherapist and originator of Adapted ReflexTherapy will be talking on foot positioning (how the feet fall or flex) and what this can tell us about issues with the hips, pelvic mobility and the psoas muscle.
  • Thursday 12th July 2018: ”Introduction to Dien Chan Zone: Italian Facial Reflexology“ led by Helen Black
  • Thursday 14th June 2018: ”Plantar fasciitis: a reflexologist’s approach“ led by Carolyn Roberts
  • Thursday 10th May 2018: ”Celebration Evening - 10 years
  • Thursday 8th March 2018: ”Adapted Reflextherapy for pain and whiplash conditions: a report back on the seminar we attended.“
  • Thursday 8th February 2018: ”Introduction to the BodyTalk system.“ led by Vanessa Crabtree of Inspirational Health
  • Thursday 9th November 2017: ”Adapted Reflextherapy for pain and whiplash conditions: a report back on the seminar we attended.“
  • Thursday 12th October 2017: ”Working the brain reflexes to help with chronic stress, pain, anxiety and depression“ Andrea Porritt
  • Thursday 8th June 2017: ”Working the brain reflexes to help with chronic stress, pain, anxiety and depression“ Andrea Porritt
  • Thursday 11th May 2017: Hand reflexology
  • Thursday 9th March 2017
  • Thursday 9th February 2017: Hand reflexology
  • Thursday 8th December 2016
Enjoying our mandala drawing evening
  • Thursday 10th November 2016
  • Thursday 8th September 2016
  • Thursday 14th July 2016: Yoga for Therapists. Katie Shay will take us through some hand yoga techniques to keep our hands strong and supple, and also look at stretches etc to help our posture. There is a charge of £10 to attend this session (instead of the usual £6). Please book in advance with Carolyn.
  • Thursday 9th June 2016: ”What's all this about the Vagus Nerve?“ Andrea Porritt will aim to enlighten us, and will discuss where this interesting reflex is located in the feet.
  • Thursday 12th May 2016: Heather Haydock will be reporting back on her recent attendance on Ziggy Bergman's Facial Reflexology workshop.
  • Thursday 10th March 2016: How to draw a mandala, led by Jan Roberts-Porter
  • Thursday 11th February 2016: Jane Sheehan - Foot Reading Party.
  • Thursday 14th January 2016
  • Thursday 10th December 2015
  • Thursday 12th November 2015: Reflexology techniques using parts of your hands other than the thumbs!
  • Thursday 8th October 2015: Lymph drainage and reflexology
  • Thursday 10th September 2015: Promoting your therapy business
  • Thursday 9th July 2015
  • Thursday 11th June 2015
  • Thursday 12th March 2015. Topic: grounding and protecting
  • Thursday 13th November 2014. ”Inner Intent Reflexology“ led by Allison Walker of Contemporary Reflexology College. This is a mini workshop to enhance your reflexology sessions by helping you and your client to connect on a deeper level to restore wellbeing and vitality through intent and visualisation.
Picture of a Mandala created at a Gaia School's network group meeting