About Earthereal of Yorkshire
Thank you for visiting my web site! I run Earthereal of Yorkshire: my name is Lois Skilleter and I'm based near Ilkley, on the edge of the famous Moor and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
From Primary and Early Years teaching, I have worked my way through gemstone jewellery making to crystal healing, and from there, to Reiki, Massage, Aromatherapy and Meditation. I became "hooked" as I discovered the gentle healing power of Reiki and studied to Master Practitioner Western style, before discovering Japanese style which spoke to me in a completely different way. I took my Shinpiden (Master Teacher) course with a Japanese style Master and that is the way I practise and teach Reiki. It is more than simply a healing modality, it is a spiritual path where the responsibility for progression is entirely in the student's own hands, and the hands-on healing comes out of this practice and work on the Self. As well as Reiki, I have trained in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, various massages and Ear Candling, also Meditation Teaching and Crystal Healing, and am very proud to be a Meditation Script Writer for Enlightened Audio.
I am passionate about using holistic therapies to enhance health and life experience, being especially keen to make holistic therapies accessible to families and young people, particularly those with additional needs, who face so many pressures in modern life. For this reason, during 2012 I developed "Me-Time" therapy sessions for families with additional needs. These provide short, affordable therapy sessions as part of a coffee morning/get together for parents, and have grown from around 3 attendees initially to around 15 at most sessions nowadays. I am delighted that two of the mums from Me-Times have studied Reiki to Okuden/Level 2 with me and are now available to offer Reiki and Indian Head Massage at Me-Times. We are happy to offer a Me-Time session for other support groups too.
During school holidays I run "clinics" for children with additional needs, short therapy sessions for £15 per child or £25 for two siblings. Having been a primary/early years teacher, I love working with children and will provide the therapy according to their individual needs and wishes. (Their parents are welcome to book a short treatment at the same price!) For more information about these sessions, please contact me.
Although I don't work like a salon and am unable to take bookings for individual treatments for the general public, I am more than happy to offer treatments for families with additional needs, or for potential students: please contact me for details.
I love teaching and sharing the magic of holistic therapies, and am delighted to combine both my interests in my work. I see teaching as a two way process and often learn from my students as well as the other way round! I offer fully insurable professional Practitioner Diploma Courses for qualified therapists, for those beginning a therapy career and for those who just want to learn for interest.
Since 2009 I have been teaching Reiki and other holistic therapies, as I love to share the benefits and enjoyment of both spiritual and physical therapies with as many people as possible. I am humbled and delighted to find many of my students returning to take more courses, especially since my friend Susan Davis (of Vitality Holistic Therapy) and I began our successful partnership in 2011 with me becoming her tutor in the Yorkshire area for her wonderful Practitioner Diploma courses. 2019 has seen me teach my 130th course for her! Please see the Vitality Practitioner Diploma Courses page for more information, dates, cost etc.
My own Practitioner Diploma courses include Ayurvedic Facial Massage and Ayurvedic Hand and Arm Massage - I have a particular interest in Ayurveda, and have incorporated its benefits into these courses to make them accessible to a wider audience. I gained my Usui Reiki Master Teacher qualification in March 2009, and teach Usui Reiki in the Japanese style to all levels. (Please see the reiki courses page for more information). Because I mostly teach 1-1, I arrange dates with individual students, so if you would like to book on any of the above courses, please contact me to arrange a suitable date.
I also offer a distance learning course in Meditation Teaching which qualifies students with a Professional Diploma and equips them with the knowledge, confidence and resources to run meditation groups.
"Interest only" workshops, which offer basic training for carers, and a fun way to find out more without the cost of a professional qualification, are available in some therapies.
As a registered trainer for Barnardo's, I offer workshops to parents and foster carers to enable them to learn massage/relaxation techniques which they can use to help their family to relax: please ask for more details.
In addition, I run workshops for adults, children and families in massage, reflexology, meditation, crystal healing, relaxation and Flexi-Kids Yoga, or a combination! Please see Workshops page for more details.
My clients and my students are my first priority and I endeavour to offer a friendly, professional service to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable training or treatment experience. I believe strongly that we are our own best healers and that the therapist's main role is to facilitate this self healing for their clients.
Thank you for visiting my site, and all best wishes to you.
I am fully qualified, and insured with IPTI, to practise and teach all my therapies: I am a member of IPTI (no.19170) (www.iptiuk.com) and registered with the GRCCT.
I hold QTS through my B. Ed. (Hons) degree.
I hold a valid EFAW certificate and a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.
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