Nicola started teaching in Tokyo in 1978, while she was discovering Shiatsu. She returned to England and studied to be a secondary school teacher at the London College of Education in 1980. She subsequently, taught Human Biology and Maths in a large London school.
In 1984 she was involved in setting up the Shiatsu College with a
particular emphasis on curriculum development. Nicola has delivered Shiatsu teacher training since 1996 and has been a teacher trainer for many of the Shiatsu Society’s teachers.
Nicola took up Qigong in 1984. She has practiced almost every day since. She has studied Tai Chi (Yang style) and a wide variety of Qigong forms. In 2001 she studied Hua Gong with Dominic Hill who has transformed her practice. He helped her take the Qigong practice she had been banking since 1984 to a current account!
Nicola is the author of Shiatsu in a Nutshell and has produced a CD – Qigong, and a DVD with Carola Beresford-Cooke – Helping Ourselves Heal.