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.

GAIA Meridian Foot Reflexology

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

A practical CPD workshop for qualified reflexologists to gain an understanding of meridians, how we can identify imbalances in the meridians of our clients, and how to then work them within a reflexology session to bring them back into balance. The day includes 40% theory and 60% practical and covers:

  • brief introduction to TCM concepts such as Yin and Yang and Five Elements
  • how meridian imbalances affect us physically, mentally and emotionally
  • how, when and why to work a meridian
  • drawing the meridian pathways through the body
  • identifying and working meridian points on the feet

Please note this workshop is aimed at complete beginners to meridians, rather than those with prior knowledge looking for more advanced information

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

Gaia Meridian
Date/Time Cost Booking
Thursday 12th July 2018
9.30am –4.30pm
(£40 deposit required to reserve your place)
Form (word) Form (pdf)

The Women's Institute, Neston Road, Thornton Hough, South Wirral, CH63 1JW.

The cost of this course £115, includes full teaching, handouts, refreshments and a beautiful set of 3 laminated charts (worth £29):
Meridians and 5 Element Chart for Reflexologists,
Hand Meridian Chart and
Foot Meridian Chart.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Places remaining on next course: 10

*CPD points: PR 7, AoR 7 and FHT 5


”This is the second CPD course I have undertaken with Gaia School.

What I particularly like is the way Carolyn puts you at your ease straight away with her relaxed but professional approach to the work.

Carolyn’s courses are well structured. She manages the timing efficiently, balancing time for queries against reigning in any inclination to irrelevant discussion, in order to make the most productive use of the time.

Materials on both courses have been generous and of good quality.

After both CPD courses, I have returned home feeling confident that I have acquired new, valuable skills, that I can incorporate into my Reflexology treatments.“ Debbie Salzman

”I enjoyed the reflexology meridian day and feel that it gave me a good overview of a very large subject.

The day was focused on those meridians which start or end on the feet so I am better able to determine whether a reflexology client would benefit from work on particular meridians, using the techniques explained.

This workshop is both a very good way of picking up extra skills and knowledge and also is a good starting point to develop deeper knowledge of meridians.“ Heather Haydock

”I was made to feel very welcome. Beautiful location and easy to access and park. Carolyne (sic) has a gentle way about her, engaging and knowledgeable. I look forward to doing more classes in the future. “ Feria Carter Stevenson