T: 07975557462 (Felicity)
    07817252079 (Lorna - Assistant Manager)
E: hello@ookushana.com (Felicity)
    joinourtribe@ookushana.com (Lorna)
The Workshop, 94b Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds 
LS7 4LZ
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OUR TRIBE

Felicity Weston (Founder & Director)

Felicity is the founder and director of ookushana. For her, ookushana is everything - her dream and reality rolled in to one, and the culmination of her continued studies and development over the past 15 years. 

Felicity is an Intuitive Energy Healer working with multiple healing modalities including Reiki (Master/Teacher), Breathwork, Yoga & movement, meditation and sacred sound. She seeks to spread knowledge and awareness of holistic health and how we can be our own healers. Felicity's personalised and subjective approach to healing allows clients to journey deep into themselves, into stored energies, emotions and thought-patterns, allowing them to surface, to find understanding, and subsequently heal. 

Felicity combines Energy Healing with Holistic Wellness Coaching, recognising the importance of living a whole-istic life, and facilitating our personal and spiritual journeys. 

Her compassionate and nurturing nature allows Felicity to hold space with love and without judgement for those who are brave enough to seek truth and look within. 

Her mission is to help people become their own healers, to release blockages and connect to themselves deeply and on every level, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. 


Her educational and professional background is vast and varied. Her first degree dating back to 2004 was in Nutrition and Food Science, studied at the University of Leeds. She later focussed this degree in Naturopathic Nutrition - to facilitate her interest in helping people heal with food, and now focusses wholly on plant-based diets.

 

She also studied for a Masters in International Business, and for the past 7 years has worked helping budding entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.

Most recently she became a Reiki Master Teacher, after 5 years of immersive learning and self-development.

Alongside Reiki, Felicity has studied Life Coaching, acupressure, regression, crystal-healing, pranayama and astrology - her reasoning for this lay hand-in-hand with her belief that combining spiritual development with Reiki treatments, not only allows for more openness with clients, but also considerably enhances the effects of Reiki.

She has helped clients overcome deep-rooted issues, behaviours and ailments - her approach most different from any western medicine, allowing for a more subjective, personal relationship, healing with love.

She is also continuing her studies into Vegan Nutrition. 

To contact Felicity, for further information, or just to chat, please click the link.

Founder of ookushana: Reiki Master Teacher, Holistic Wellness Coach, Naturopathic Nutritionist & Event Co-ordinator

Lorna Kerr (Assistant Manager)

Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, Advanced Crystal Healing Practitioner, Sacred Crystal Facial Rejuvenation Massage Therapist & Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher.

 

Lorna is a kind, compassionate & empathetic healer, working from the ookushana workshop weekly.

Lorna trained in Usui Reiki (Levels 1 & 2) under the tutelage of Felicity at ookushana, a journey that catalysed an amazing transformation in her own life. The more she connected to the incredible Reiki energy, the more certain she became that she must share this beautiful gift with others, fuelling a deep desire to spread healing source energy to any who may be in need. After facing her own struggles with depression and anxiety in the past, Lorna wholeheartedly believes it is her Dharma (or life purpose) to spread light in a world that can sometimes seem dark, to guide her clients home to themselves & feels it is her utmost honour to aid her clients on their own healing journey. 🙏🏼💫 

 

Lorna firmly believes that there are as many ways to heal as there are clients - every session will be totally unique and tailored to your own unique requirements, health & wellbeing. Whether you are passionate about holistic therapies or a total newbie simply curious to experience an alternative & more holistic style of healing, Lorna’s treatments are designed to fit you and are accessible for all. 🌟

Please contact Lorna for any space hire or event enquiries at 

joinourtribe@ookushana.com

Assistant Manager

Katie (Reiki Level 2 Practitioner - trained under Felicity)

Katie joins our tribe as a Reiki practitioner having completed her 1:1 training with Felicity here at ookushana. 

Katie is a nurturing and intuitive healer with a big heart & a strong desire to help to nourish people with every aspect of their being - mind, body & soul.

Katie has always been a huge fan of complementary therapies and over the years has personally tried a number of treatments including Reflexology, Acupuncture and Cranio-sacral Therapy, as well as Life coaching,  The Lightning Process and “The Journey” . 

 

Reiki, however, immediately stood out (well actually it was like lightning had struck!) as being the one for her and after a successful 13 year career in legal recruitment she, with a little help from life’s “guides”, made the decision to follow a very different path, leading her to us.

For Katie, Reiki has helped her to balance so many things throughout her life and continues to do so; sometimes subtle, sometimes with more of a “wow “.  She would happily share with you the specific health problems that Reiki has supported her with during a confidential 1:1 session .  For now she will say that Reiki helps her to get out of her often cluttered and confused head and back into her body so that she is able to see things more clearly, be mindful in her daily life and to feel what she is actually experiencing without expectation or fear.  On one level it helps her to prioritise self care, enabling her to deeply relax, focus on what is important in her life and ultimately what is worthy of her previous energy.  On a deeper level it has helped her to trust in her body’s own ability to heal, to tune in to her own intuition & that “gut feel” and to fundamentally experience more joy in her life.

A Reiki treatment with Katie would be tailored to suit you as an individual but would typically involve using essential oils & healing crystals; having experienced so many benefits of using these  herself & admittedly being “slightly obsessed” with them.  

Outside of ookushana Katie also works as a coach and mentor where she works with her clients to enable them to feel more contained, balanced and fundamentally empowered.  This is something that could happily be incorporated into a Reiki treatment if it felt right for you.

Over the years nutrition has played a huge part in Katie’s life.  She is a total food lover and for her, food brings so much joy.  Having spent so much of her life being told to follow restrictive & in all honesty exhausting diets she now doesn’t deny herself anything!  She has however found that a sugar, gluten and (largely) dairy free diet really suits her and she loves nothing more than cooking wholesome nourishing food and finding new ways to satisfy her sweet tooth by thinking up (and obviously trying out!) recipes for yummy treats that are naturally sweet, totally more-ish but healthy.  As well as being creative in the kitchen she enjoys “smothering” her dog Heston with love & spending time at her caravan on the North Norfolk coast.  Her daily mindfulness practice comes in various forms and most recently takes the form of the “Durrell’s” where she can switch off completely and dream of living abroad by the sea, surrounded by arty types, home grown produce and a zoo of animals around her as she bakes . Heaven! 🙏

Reiki Practitioner (Level 2) - Trained under Felicity

Emma Findlay (Yoga Teacher)

Emma currently teaches her "Flow & Restore" class on a Monday evening 7:00 - 8:15pm - beginning with her self-created vinyasa flow sequence, and ending with deeply nourishing restorative poses.

 

Emma leads the class so perfectly, with her sweet and soothing Scottish accent, directing you through one of the most beautiful flows... really building heat and strength, leaving you ever-ready for extreme restoration surrounded by props, candles and fairy lights.
Y E S what a way to spend a Monday evening 🙏🏼 

 

About Emma:

 

Emma grew up in Scotland and ever since being a little girl, she loved to move and dance. After trying her hand at every movement practice going, she finally found Yoga - and this was the one that stuck!

 

"I love the awareness of mind, body and breath my yoga practice gives me. I did my teacher training with Heather Elton in Nepal, spending a month in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery just outside Kathmandu. This experience, my subsequent travels in Nepal and my ongoing spiritual practice enhanced my understanding of the depths of yogic traditions and I like to honour that by grounding my teaching in philosophy and context. I also like to have fun with moving the body and don’t take things too seriously."

Yoga Teacher

Ella Mesma (Yoga Teacher)

Ella is a wellness teacher, dancer and artist. She trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance .

Leeds based, she runs a national wellness company for corporates (Business Yoga), as well as Ella Mesma Company, who create transformational and healing dance theatre. Although specialised in Breakdance and Afro Latin styles, her repertoire is vast, and some highlights of her performance experience include touring internationally with the Russell Maliphant Company (The Rodin Project), performing for Lea Anderson (Trying it On: The Chomondeleys) and the Olympics Opening Ceremony (2012).

She began her yoga journey in 2001 and in addition to her initial 200 hour yoga teacher training she recently qualified to teach Kundalini Yoga with the Karam Kriya school. Since first graduating as a teacher in 2013, she has taught dance companies and businesses in London, Lisbon and Newcastle. Whilst living in Newcastle, Ella met Mileva Donachie who introduced her to Ashtanga Yoga and she fell in love with the style. She has since studied, assisted Mileva, and covered for Mileva’s classes and has continued her Ashtanga practise whilst living in Lisbon, and now that she has relocated to Leeds. 

 

She is currently touring her own HOME series workshops which combine movement and meditation and are inspired by the chakras. She is passionate about supporting people to be at their optimum health of mind body and soul.

Currently running Kundalini Yoga Classes on Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00pm

Kundalini Yoga, Wellness Teacher, Dancer & Artist

Josie Ross (Co-facilitator for Womb Awakening)

Josie is an intuitive energy healer working with sound through the powerful frequencies of alchemy crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, light language and voice. Known for her compassionate nature and natural affinity with energy, she holds an authentic, nurturing and safe space for shifts to unfold on many levels. She guides others to release from emotional, physical, spiritual and mental blockages and connect to the heart and spirit within through deep energy work.Josie had an intense awakening to her healing abilities in 2011 which led her on a path of self-discovery and profound transformation as she followed her true calling. She launched her practice Eleven Healing in 2014 and has devoted her life to be in healing service ever since. She is based in Dalston, East London where she holds one to one sessions, group sessions, Reiki Training and intimate events.

Sound & Energy Healer (Co-host for Womb Awakening)

Kate Herrick - Calm Collective (Yoga Teacher)

Yoga Teacher

Susi Wick (Yoga Teacher)

Susi will be bringing her awesome "Flow to the Beat" Yoga Workshop to ookushana this Summer

Susi’s classes are dynamic and playful with a strong focus on strengthening & conditioning both body and mind. She believes in the positive benefits yoga can bring to your life. Benefits that include more energy throughout the day, better sleep and ease in finding happiness and positivity in life. Her focus on alignment, with hands-on-assists, guide her students safely though a session.

She has been practicing yoga since 2012 and fell in love with it during her first visit to Goa in 2014 where she started to develop a regular practice.

Susi trained in Costa Rica with Yoga Academy International and is registered with the Yoga Alliance at RYT-200 level.

Susi teaches Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Flow and Flow to the Beat.

Please see the classes and workshops schedule for further info! 

Yoga Teacher

Lisa Li (Breathwork Facilitator)

Lisa is a breathwork facilitator using the modalities of biodynamic breath & transformational breath. Breathwork is a natural technique used by flooding the body with oxygen so as to shift long held traumas trapped within the body.

 

Lisa is also trained in the traditional Usui Reiki method, practicing since November 2013, and Deep Tissue Qi release massage since November 2014 trained by ISOHMT.

Lisa travels the world, helping and healing people along her way. We are lucky enough to have her grace ookushana with her presence and vast knowledge when she visits the UK.

Lisa works one-on-one or group sessions - if you would like more information on either, please contact her directly, using the link. And check our events section to see when she is next at the ookushana workshop.

 

 


 

Breathworker

Joe Aston (Lead Artist & Graphic Designer)

Joe is our lead artist and graphic designer. He offers logo and bespoke brand development packages for new or existing businesses, as well as innovative content for internal and external marketing communications.

 

He works closely with clients to ensure their needs are met, within a specified time frame and to an extremely high standard. 

Joe can help turn your creative ideas into a reality. 

Lead Artist & Graphic Designer

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