Hi I’m Colleen

International Aromatherapist, Teacher of Qigong & Yoga, Marathon Runner, Free Diver

“The journey of 1000 miles, begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu

 

 

I’m an internationally qualified aromatherapist, (IFA, International Federation of Aromatherapists). I studied, in the UK and a practising aromatherapist for the past 15 years. I’ve practised as a holistic therapist, in Harley Street, London and health spa’s in London. Later, I ran my own health retreats in Bali Indonesia.

I’m an enthusiastic teacher of martial arts and run weekly classes on the non combat form of qigong, combining yoga, mainly for inner core strength building and mindfulness. My training in this form of qigong and yoga, began 25 years previously, with Buddhist Monks from Thailand and teachers in Bali Indonesia. I’ve facilitated and coached clients locally and internationally, on their health & wellbeing.

Featured in the British Vogue, Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar and Men’s Health magazines, regarding my health and wellness retreats, previously run in beautiful and relaxing locations including, Bali Indonesia, UK and France.

 

Our Natural Aromatherapy Essential Oils

With my passion for free diving and preserving the ocean, I to created my own quality aromatherapy essential oils range, called ‘La Siréne Essential Oils’, to bring a natural, holistic wellbeing approach, with aromatherapy essential oils to people.

La Siréne Essential Oils is 100% natural, vegan, cruelty free, ecological, ocean friendly and home made locally, with love! I outsource certain essential oils, locally and internationally, to added that extra value to my product and use the top quality Lavender, from France in the Lavender fields of Provence.

In process, educating people about preserving the oceans, less plastic by using glass bottles, that are refillable and preventing using plastic, which is a huge ecological disaster for the oceans and marine life.

My Journey

Born in Durban South Africa, I lived within close proximity of the African, Zulu tribal people. Living within the African savannah and being close to the natural world, of Mother Nature, the animals on land and within the ocean.

During the early 1990’s, I discovered a book by Peter Singer, called Animal Liberation and questioned the moral concern, within the animals industry. With intensive research, and volunteering for animal charities, I decided to become a vegan, based on the research and exposure to the animal cruelty in the meat industry and dairy farming.

For the past 30 years, I’ve followed a vegan diet and completed X2 marathons, the Brighton Marathon and the London Virtual Marathon. With no injuries and a quick recovery period.

I enjoy cooking and creating new delicious vegan recipes and inspired by the French cuisine, Indonesian and South African. I lived, studied and worked in the Uk for 10 years and later moved to Bali, Indonesia to teach my wellbeing retreats.

Later, I immigrated to France, where I studied and researched essential oils, on an organic aromatherapy farm and worked on an organic, permaculture vegetable garden. After 5 years, I was called back to my roots and currently living in South Africa, to bring my knowledge and skills, Ive learned over the years.

To find out more information on a vegan diet or plant based diet, watch the following films, available on Netflix –

Game Changers: https://youtu.be/iSpglxHTJVM

What The Health: https://youtu.be/Jf44vLndiRM

 

 

 

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