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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.

Introduction to Reflexology day - Thursday 10th March 2022 - 7 places available

L5 Practitioner training with Gaia School
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 7th April 2022: so sign up and join in (closing date for application forms is Monday 28th March 2022).

CPD training with Gaia School
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Reiki Practitioner course

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).


Blog posts from the Principal, Carolyn Roberts.

Do reflexologists have a particular Five Element personality type?

Welcome to the Gaia School of Natural Health

Level 5 2016-17 Level 5 2016-17

The foremost private training school for complementary therapies on the Wirral. Established in 2008, our graduates are now employed in holistic centres, hospices, gyms, schools and private practice across Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and further afield. Our ethos is to provide detailed, thorough, high standard and in depth training. We therefore offer the highest level of reflexology training available (Level 5) and ensure that all our courses meet, and often go beyond, the National Occupational Standards and Core Curriculum for that therapy. Your qualification will be accepted by well respected professional associations, insurers and national registers. We therefore do not offer short cut or fast track courses.

We currently offer the following professionally accredited qualifications:

Level 5 Diploma in
Practitioner Reflexology
accredited by Agored Cymru

Level 3 Diploma in
accredited by the FHT

A programme of CPD events for qualified therapists is also available such as:


All CPD courses taught by Carolyn Roberts are accredited by the Professional Reflexology Association.

Or for those completely new to reflexology, a day course to introduce you to this wonderful therapy and perhaps inspire you to pursue a fulfilling career in reflexology.

Introduction to

Level 5 Reflexology

Here at the Gaia School we are thrilled to be running the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology. This Level 5 is the highest level of reflexology training available in the UK. We teach clinical reflexology with a strong holistic emphasis on energy work and meridian theories, and also a specialist focus on fertility and maternity reflexology. We aim to equip prospective practitioners with a thorough and professional grounding in both practical and theoretical knowledge, and to equip them with all the skills necessary to become gifted and versatile health professionals.


This Level 5 course is an advancement in the arena of reflexology training. Prior to its development the highest qualification available was the Diploma at Level 3. For those of you who are wanting to learn Reflexology at the highest level and practice clinical and therapeutic reflexology then this Level 5 Diploma is the course for you. Please note that the Level 5 course is aimed at beginners rather than already qualified reflexologists, so no prior learning is required.

The course is accepted by:

Professional Reflexology Association for full membership (PRM), and the

Association of Reflexologists (AOR) for full membership (MAR status).

Successful graduates from this Level 5 course will be recognised by the letters L5 Dip. or CRM L5 Dip after their names.

Course availability

See below to find out how full a course is based on bookings already received. Hurry, book your place soon.

NB. The focus of Course availability is on current bookable courses.

GAIA AromaReflex online (Dec'21) - 7 December 2021

Indian Head Massage - 9 December 2021

GAIA Advanced AromaReflex Two days online - 25 January 2022

Reiki 1 (2 day course) - 3 February 2022

GAIA CrystalIntro - 10 February 2022

GAIA AromaReflex online (Feb'22) - 15 February 2022

Reiki Development day - 17 February 2022

Reiki Practitioner Skills Online day - 1 March 2022

Reiki 3 Master (2 day course) - 3 March 2022

Introduction to Reflexology day - 10 March 2022

GAIA AromaReflex online (Mar'22) - 15 March 2022

GAIA Subtle Energy reflexology - 24 March 2022

Reiki 2 (3 day course) - 31 March 2022

L5 Reflexology (Apr'22) - 7 April 2022

Course name - start date

Green more than 50% places remain

Blue less than 50% places remain

Red less than 30% places remain

Black fully booked

If you wish to book onto any courses, you can do so using the Gaia School Online Booking form. Hopefully you will find it easy to complete saving yourself some time. Please let us know if you have any queries about the online form.

Please press the button link below and book yourself onto a life enhancing course!

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The Gaia School of Natural Health is a COVID-19 Secure Workplace.

We confirm that we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene measures in place, in line with guidance. We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance. Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk.

AOR Covid19 secure

In addition, we have done this in an environmentally friendly way. The Gaia School of Natural Health will not be recommending use of any disposable or single use items - no wipes, no paper couch roll, no throwaway masks or aprons. Everything will be cleanable and re-usable. And no harsh chemicals either. Just safe, natural effective products to clean and sanitise. Our students and visitors are expected to follow this environmentally friendly policy too.


Recommended suppliers

Recommended suppliers for PPE and cleaning products to keep us COVID secure in class and in our treatments with our clients.

Here at the Gaia School of Natural Health we take our environmentally friendly ethos very seriously. It is completely possible to be COVID secure and meet legal requirements without needing to damage the environment. Everything I recommend is re-usable, and we do not use harsh chemicals for cleaning. So, there are no single use wipes or masks used, nor disposable PPE. Here are my recommendations:

Type IIR reusable face mask

It is a legal requirement that we wear a Type II face mask. Most therapists wrongly assume that they are the single use plastic ones, but I strongly recommend you invest in a re-usable mask.

There are several certified Type II re-usable ones available including the Commuter from Breathe Happy

Another face mask Ecobreathe is supplied by Mask Bros. This company does a medical grade Type IIR recyclable mask. They give you a pre-paid shipping label to send them back to recycle into anything from plastic bottles to plastic car parts. Mask Bros Ecobreathe-med face mask

Visors or Goggles

These are also legally required for close contact work. Out of the different visors I have tried, I have found these the most comfortable.

Follow this link Flatshield to view their products which are made in Staffordshire.

I don’t yet have any recommendations on goggles.

Cleaning Products

Dew products are made in Dundee. Free of harsh chemicals. Hand sanitiser is alcohol-free.

I use their hand sanitisers, Disinfect spray for cleaning equipment and chairs, and Air Spray which kills viruses in the air and on soft furnishings.

You can also buy a bottle of Concentrate so that once your product bottle is empty it can be refilled by adding a small amount of the concentrate and some tap water.

You can read more information about the products, how they kill viruses and how they should be used on their website.


Do a search on ebay for Premier Colours Bib Apron with pocket. Colour: Rich Violet.

The Premier Colours collection is produced by Premier Workwear on Deeside, just a few miles from here, but unfortunately you cannot buy direct from them. Various companies of ebay offer it. At the time of writing this was the cheapest, and discounts are offered the more you buy. The apron is available without a pocket too, but not in the Rich Violet. I find the pocket useful for a small bottle of hand sanitiser.

Ebay work apron link

Then take your apron to the Other Uniform Store at Brimstage Courtyard on the Wirral School stuff and ask them to add the Gaia School logo onto the bib for you. This costs £3.50 per item. The shop is just 4 minutes drive from the Women’s Institute so it might be possible for you to drop something off there whilst you are in class and pick it up later (but this should be discussed with them as they usually ask for a couple of days to work on an item). They are open 9-5.

The above suppliers/products are recommendations only. Gaia School of Natural Health does not benefit in anyway if you use any of these suppliers.

L5 class social distancing

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Congratulations to Sharon, Helen, Aimee and Amanda on recently finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in October 2021.

Congratulations to Sarah, Erica, Clare, Lisa amd Louise on recently finishing the Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy course in September 2021.

Congratulations to Feria, Sarah, Vanessa, Sharonlee and Suzanne on finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in June 2021.

Gaia Graduates

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.

Reflexology Testimonial

”If you are thinking about learning Reflexology at level 5 or any other course that Carolyn offers at the 'Gaia School of Natural Health' you will learn amazing lifetime skills and invaluable knowledge around health and wellbeing both in theories and practicals.
It's been a very inspirational, powerful and wonderful journey. It has made me feel the confident and professional therapist/practitioner I wanted to be.
You truly won't regret any of it! Go for it!! (I'm already booked onto another...) “ Rhonda Robinson, 2020 Level 5 graduate

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AromaReflex Testimonial

”I can highly recommend AromaReflex with GAIA. The course was so well organised from start to finish and the knowledge provided on the course was abundant, clear and well communicated. It was such a good course that I would like to return to do a full aromatherapy course in the future. The tutor was very welcoming and the other students were very friendly too. Certainly one of the best complementary therapy courses I have attended.“
Clare Lees (Complementary therapies with Clare Lees) 09-Feb-21

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Advanced AromaReflex Testimonial

”This is such an amazing course and has really reinforced my love for Essential Oils. Carolyn has put so much time and consideration into selecting the 40 beautiful oils which we will be working with during our Reflexology treatments! I can't wait to see the powerful effects they will have on my clients. Carolyn is a kind, caring and extremely supportive tutor and made us all feel at such ease through both days. She has made sure we have all the information we require moving forward so we are brimming with confidence!
I loved making the sniffy sticks and roller balls in the practical sessions.
I will definitely be booking another course with Gaia very soon.“
Nicky Muldoon (Sleeping Beauty Therapies) 9-Jun-21

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