Gaia School of Natural Health

Gaia School of Natural Health

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 and Continuing Professional Development training.

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


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 starts Thursday 10th May 2018, so sign up and join in. The closing date for application forms is the Thursday 26th April, so hurry to secure your place.

Level 5 Reflexology OPEN Morning - Saturday 23rd June 2018 10.30-12.30 Women's Institute Thornton Hough to receive a reflexology treatment and find out more about the course. NB. You must book in advance to attend this morning.

“A very well run and organised course by tutors that demonstrate great support and encouragement to their learners.” – Centralia External moderator March 2017.

GAIA AromaReflex

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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

  • Thursday 26th April 2018. GAIA AromaReflex
  • Thursday 3rd May 2018. Supporting the maternity journey using reflexology
  • Thursday 12th July 2018. GAIA Meridian Foot Reflexology

All these courses are accredited by Professional Reflexology Association.

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!

GAIA Meridian Foot Reflexology

Upcoming Events:

  • Working with subtle energy techniques in reflexology - These amazingly powerful techniques could transform your reflexology practice, join us on Friday 27th April 2018 to discover more.
  • Facial Reflexology - Dien Chan Zone Operator Two day course led by Helen Black, on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018
  • Adapted Reflextherapy (AdRx) - After a very well received course last year, Gunnel Berry has confirmed a further opportunity to learn about ADRX in spinal pain including whiplash this coming October. Follow the link for further details.


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).

  • Reiki 1 2 day course begins on Thursday 24th May 2018
  • Reiki 2 3 day course begins on Wednesday 27th June 2018

Congratulations to Vicki, Jackie, Suzy, Nicole, Joanna, Nia, Tracey, Sarah, Sharon and Maureen on recently finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in July 2017.

Congratulations to Lisa, Adam, Jenny, Cheryl, Nikki and Kirsty on finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in March 2017.

Well done to Lisa, Charly, Helen, Anne, Suzy, Laura, Nikki, Cheryl, Jane, Helen and Debbie on the completion of their Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy in March 2017.

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 has an interest in working with autistic children and has worked as a reflexologist in a special needs school and a children's hospice.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Below are the current list of courses supplied and hosted by Gaia School of Natural Health. Click on the event title for course summary information.

Date Event Booking form
Thursday 26th April 2018 GAIA AromaReflex

*CPD points: PR 7, AoR 7 and FHT 5
Friday 27th April 2018 Working with subtle energy techniques in reflexology

*CPD points: PR 7, AoR 7 and FHT 5
Thursday 3rd May 2018 Maternity reflexology

*CPD points: PR 7, AoR 7 and FHT 5
Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June 2018 Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (Two days)

*CPD points: PR 16, AoR 32 and FHT 10
Fully booked
Thursday 12th July 2018 GAIA Meridian Foot Reflexology

*CPD points: PR 7, AoR 7 and FHT 5
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July 2018 Facial Reflexology (Two days) Link
Thursday & Friday
11-12th October 2018
Adapted Reflextherapy

*CPD points: PR 14, AoR 14 and FHT 10

(*please see Why Continuing Professional Development (CPD) section for the basis of Gaia School's calculation of CPD points)

Gaia School of Natural Health is a firm believer in life-long learning. The emphasis to continually develop one's skills and understanding in the world of complementary therapies is a must both for you as an individual (self-development) and for the people whom will benefit from your knowledge and its application to their particular situation (client benefit).

Every association expects their members to pursue CPD and log their CPD evidence on an ad-hoc or reqular basis through a CPD point system. As at April 2016 the AOR requires 20 CPD points a year, whilst FHT expect 10 CPD points. Please confirm with your association the correct requirement relevant for them.

The CPD points are achieved by evidencing attendance of approved/respected courses or through other forms (e.g. work-based learning) identified by the association.

The calculation of the CPD points identified within the course summary on offer by Gaia School of Natural Health follow the general principle of 1 hour of study = 1 CPD point. For note FHT allocate a 1 day course with 5 points and for some AOR ”approved“ courses there is a doubling of CPD points. AOR representative Tracey Smith confirmed on facebook (29th March 2016) “Only attending the AoR seminars or watching the recordings, going to AoR approved CPD courses or doing research gets you two points per hour.”

Please see links below to CPD sections of some of the main associations.

Professional Reflexology Association (PR) - CPD, although if you are an PR member you need to login into the site to confirm their expectations.

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) - guide to CPD document

Association of Reflexologists (AOR) - CPD approved events, although if you are an AOR member you need to login into the site to confirm their expectations.