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.

Professional Reflexology Association Wirral and Chester Area Network Group

Wirral_Chester Area Network Group

All Professional Reflexology Association member reflexologists and any reflexologists who have trained at the Gaia School of Natural Health are warmly invited to meet up monthly for a chat and a treatment swop. 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.

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 8th February 2018: ”Introduction to the BodyTalk system.“ led by Vanessa Crabtree of Inspirational Health
  • Thursday 8th March 2018: ”Adapted Reflextherapy for pain and whiplash conditions: a report back on the seminar we attended.“
  • April 2018: no meeting due to Easter holidays
  • Thursday 10th May 2018: ”t.b.c.“
  • Thursday 14th June 2018: ”Plantar fasciitis: a reflexologist’s approach“ led by Carolyn Roberts
  • Thursday 12th July 2018: ”Introduction to Dien Chan Zone: Italian Facial Reflexology“ led by Helen Black

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

  1. Thursday 9th November 2017: ”Adapted Reflextherapy for pain and whiplash conditions: a report back on the seminar we attended.“
  2. Thursday 12th October 2017: ”Working the brain reflexes to help with chronic stress, pain, anxiety and depression“ Andrea Porritt
  3. Thursday 8th June 2017: Working the brain reflexes to help with chronic stress, pain, anxiety and depression“ Andrea Porritt
  4. Thursday 11th May 2017: Hand reflexology
  5. Thursday 9th March 2017
  6. Thursday 9th February 2017: Hand reflexology
  7. Thursday 8th December 2016
Enjoying our mandala drawing evening
  1. Thursday 10th November 2016
  2. Thursday 8th September 2016
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Thursday 12th May 2016: Heather Haydock will be reporting back on her recent attendance on Ziggy Bergman's Facial Reflexology workshop.
  6. Thursday 10th March 2016: How to draw a mandala, led by Jan Roberts-Porter
  7. Thursday 11th February 2016: Jane Sheehan - Foot Reading Party.
  8. Thursday 14th January 2016
  9. Thursday 10th December 2015
  10. Thursday 12th November 2015: Reflexology techniques using parts of your hands other than the thumbs!
  1. Thursday 8th October 2015: Lymph drainage and reflexology
  2. Thursday 10th September 2015: Promoting your therapy business
  3. Thursday 9th July 2015
  4. Thursday 11th June 2015
  5. Thursday 12th March 2015. Topic: grounding and protecting
  6. 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.