Snezhana Stoeva Shiatsu Therapist

Mrs Snezhana Stoeva Professional (MrSS)

Phone +447407070481
Email(s) bookings@heartofshiatsu.com
Provide home visits No

About me

I was born and raised in Bulgaria. After graduating with honours at Sofia University, I built my career taking managing positions at leading Bulgarian and UK software companies. In the spring of 2017, I received Shiatsu in Rome, Italy, where I experienced its powerful effects for the first time. A few months later, I enrolled at the Shiatsu College, London. In 2018, I graduated as a Holistic Acupressure Therapist and I continued my education in Zen Shiatsu (Masunaga) style.

Among the topics I have studied are Five Element dynamics, Zang Fu theory, anatomy, physiology and pathology. I have also been trained to support my clients with a range of exercises based on focusing, breathing, stretching, Qigong, Do-In, Meditation and Self-acupressure. 


During the first year of my Shiatsu studies I discovered the healing art of Seiki. I was attracted by this new level of connection and resonance between two human beings. Since March 2019, I have been exploring Seiki with Alice Whieldon
I have found that years of practice of Taiji, Qigong, Yoga, meditation and martial arts as well as different professional paths and cultural backgrounds lead to a unique sensitivity and focus and from this, different qualities of Shiatsu and Seiki touch and approaches to healing.  This is why I am so passionate about developing my skills as a body therapist through meeting as many experienced teachers as possible. I have had the privilege of attending classes and workshops with Nick PoleClifford AndrewsPaul LundbergNicola LeyCarola Beresford-Cooke and Gabriella Poli


The unusual circumstances around the Covid-19 have given me the opportunity to meet Chris McAlister and to create together the Mindbodify, the platform for empowerment and stress-release practices.  

September 2021 - Assistant at Shiatsu College, London

November 2020 - present: Co-creator of www.mindbodify.com 


July 2019 - present: Acupressure and Shiatsu therapist at home-clinic in Sidcup, Kent

  • Supporting clients with pain in the back, neck and shoulders
  • Supporting clients with mental health issues - mainly depression and anxiety
  • Creating awareness around migraines and causative factors
  • Supporting increased awareness around mind-body connections
  • Supporting clients to develop a more balanced lifestyle.

January 2020 – March 2020: On-site Shiatsu therapist at Groundswell (Project of Shiatsu College, London)

  • Giving Shiatsu sessions to the volunteers and staff: Releasing tension, improving mobility, supporting mental and emotional awareness.

October 2019 – March 2020: On-site Acupressure and Shiatsu therapist at care homes in Kent

  • Working with the residents of the care homes to improve their mobility, somatosensory perception (feeling in muscles, connective tissue and skin), and proprioception (posture and movement)
  • Working with the Autonomic Nervous System(ANS) during the treatment to calm anxiety states and relieve insomnia.

July 2018–July 2019: Acupressure therapist, home clinic in Kidbrooke Village

  • Supporting clients with pain in the back, neck and shoulders
  • Supporting clients with Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Creating awareness around migraines and causative factors
  • Supporting increased awareness around mind-body connections
  • Supporting clients to develop a more balanced lifestyle.


EDUCATION:
2018-2020, Shiatsu College, London, Zen Shiatsu Training
2017-2018 Shiatsu College, London, Holistic Acupressure 
1998-2002 Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria, Master's Degree, Psychology

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION AND COURSES:
• Clean Language online Advanced Course, with Nick Pole (6.05-27.05.2021)
• Guilt & Karma, online Mindclearing workshop with Alice Whieldon (16 & 23.03 2021)
• Kokoro(Heart), online Seiki workshop with Alice Whieldon (18 & 19.06.2020)
• Seiki: the Secret Art of Shiatsu, 1-Day online course with Alice Whieldon (01.05.2020)
• Clean Language online Advanced Course, with Nick Pole (16.04-07.05.2020)
• Meditative Vocal Practices – Sound & Soma, 8-week course with Cordelia Zafiropulo (7.01-3.03.2020)
• Energetic Anatomy, workshop with Nicola Ley (22.02.2020)
• Non-doing & Seiki, workshop with Alice Whieldon & Nick Pole (13-15.02.2020)
• Improv and Shiatsu, workshop with Alice Whieldon & Nick Pole (16.11.2019)
• Quantum Shiatsu Evolution, workshop with Gabriella Poli (13 & 14.10.2019)
• “Weathering Storms”: Mindfulness-based Approaches for Emotional Pain, Trauma and Psychosis, workshop with Anthony Fidler & Tamara Russell (14.09.2019)
• Roots of Shiatsu, workshop with Carola Beresford-Cooke (20 & 21.07.2019)
• Seiki & Clean Language, workshop with Alice Whieldon & Nick Pole (29, 30 & 31.03.2019)
• ​PRINCE2 Foundation, 03946606-01-48XZ, APMG International, Project Management, December 2015.