Hi I’m Colleen

Your New Eco Health Coach!

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

Colleen is an expert Health and Eco Wellness Coach, facilitator, a plant based marathon runner and free diver. She has coached and facilitated many of her clients internationally, transforming and helping them move forwards, towards a healthier and greener, ecological friendly lifestyle.

An ecological wellness expert, Colleen has created and facilitated retreats in various locations in the world.

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

Your health & wellbeing is one of the most important investments you can make, eventually it has a positive impact on your health, relationships and the natural environment.

 

Background

An Eco Health & Wellness Coach for over 15 years, previously, a successful Health Coach in London.

I’ve coached people, from all walks of life, from corporate city professionals, professional footballer’s, CEO’s of companies, doctors, therapists, celebrities and corporate companies. Including facilitating at wellness retreats & health spa’s.

I’m a professional and qualified Health & Ecological Wellness Coach, a facilitator, a sports mentor, a teacher of mindfulness meditation & teacher of Qigong, a form of martial arts.

 

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. I grew up during this rather conflicting, political time, when black and white people of South Africa were separated.

The generation I grew up in during this time, was known as ‘the Mandela generation,’ referring particularly to people of all races, who were standing up against the racial discrimination of apartheid.

We were working together in unity, towards the liberation and freedom of Nelson Mandela.

I later emigrated to the UK, where I worked and studied and qualified as a holistic sports therapist, health and wellness coach. Later running my own therapy room and practise, working with city professionals in London as their personal Eco Health and Wellness Coach, helping them transform their lives into a healthier, greener lifestyle.

All that I teach has become a way of life for myself, which has brought me internal and external health & wellbeing, happiness and inner fulfilment. A journey, I continue to walk.

I’ve lived in Bali Indonesia for 8 years, immersing within the local culture, learning and practising yoga, freediving and furthering my studies and practise in mindfulness meditation.

Currently, with my expertise and years of putting my skills into practise, I’m working together with our ‘Ukuhamba’ team, helping facilitate, owners and managers of health retreats and yoga teachers, therapist and practitioners. Together working holistically, to bring about more ecological understanding and approach into their teaching and businesses.

It takes a solid team to build a dream

Our Vision

At Ukuhamba, (which means to go forward in Zulu) we are working together, to help and educate people to move forwards. Taking charge of their health and wellbeing and their ecological impact (carbon footprints), they have on the natural environment. Both on land and within the oceans.

For ecological change to take place, it begins with the individual and this extends to others and the communities.

Our team at Ukuhamba integrates green ecological awareness, in all areas of our work ethos. Through eco health coaching, organic gardening, eco health & wellness retreats and community projects.

To find out more, please do contact us at: contact@ukuhamba.eu

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

During my travels over the past twenty years, the common ecological thread, I’ve observed from Africa, to Europe, UK, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, is the re occurrence of these signs of climate change.
From the smallest fishing villages in Bali Indonesia, to the bigger rural communities in the UK and Europe.
People educated, or not educated about climate change, through their own observations, see there is evidence of huge change in our weather patterns.
I noticed particularly the enormous amounts of plastic floating in the oceans and trash being dumped. An enthusiastic free diver and lover of the ocean, its heart breaking to see, do we realise that our blue planet earth is more than 80% of water, covered by our oceans?
Upon my journey, I discovered the African Philosophy of ‘Ubuntu’ meaning ‘I am because we are,’ this ethos runs through the veins of African people.
‘ Ubuntu ngumutu ngabanye abantu’ (a person is a person, through other people).
Through this, I found Ukuhamba, meaning to ‘walk forwards’ in Zulu and created our ‘Ubuntu’ team here at Ukuhamba. Integrating a green forward thinking ethos, on ecological health & wellness.

My Experience

20
Years of travelling
15
Years of coaching
25
Years of meditation practice
25
Years of Qigong practice
28
Years on plant base diet
1
Marathon as vegan runner