About


CHARLIE BOYD

I am keen to use my knowledge and experiences as a way of helping others. After years of eating distress/disorders, body image issues and a disconnect from my body, I was experiencing regular migraines and chronic health issues. This was a wake up and I began to enquire deeper into myself. I experimented with alternative practices, herbal and plant medicines. I have a particular interest in using movement to stabilise everyday mental health. I started to understand myself better with the learning of Macrobiotic healing arts: a blend of Taoist methodology, Traditional Chinese medicine healing system and cooking in rhythm with your body. Movement, self expression and creativity became integral for me. With an overall practice of eating in season and according to my body’s needs, I became more in tune with myself and my environment. I started listening to my body, expressing myself more with music, meditation and dance. My body became more balanced, my mind calmer and my physical issues began to shift and change and slowly disperse.

I combine my deep love for music and movement in Firm Feet® Dance in the dark sessions. Facilitating in corporate, mental health and community venues including; Time to change campaign, The Psychedelic Society and Lifespace healing. I have a particular interest in using movement to stabilise everyday mental health. I trained in EAD™movement method, Macrobiotic healing arts and Organic horticulture and worked in various community and environmental projects in London. I offer Firm Feet® Replenish one-to-one personal development sessions and Firm Feet® Share – helping people with eating disorders and body image issues. In 2019 I started tutoring Mindfulness through dance at the City & Hackney Recovery College. I co-founded the social prescribing initiative – Waltham Forest Conscious Care Community, providing complementary alternative activities for those in the community who need a boost.

I am a singer and songwriter and training as a Sound Healing Voice Practitioner. In music I work on a few projects acoustic lo-fi band called HAMARTIA (listen to us on Spotify if you like). I co-produce a project The Inside – we write deep, meditative experimental music for deep listening experiences.


QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCES

MOVEMENT 

EAD™ teacher training.  

SCHOOL OF ECSTATIC MOVEMENT, HEREFORDSHIRE

Do-in Exercise of Physical & spiritual development

INTERNATIONAL MACRO SCHOOL, DEVON INSTITUTO MACROBIOTICO DE PORTUGAL

Women’s Worth & Saha Roots – Storytelling, Yin Yoga, Movement, ceramics & whole food retreat and workshop facilitation.

PORTUGAL & IRELAND

WELL BEING

Macrobiotic Coach. Levels 1, 2 & 3 . Oriental diagnosis, Eastern philosophy, healing & cooking, the classical meridian system, coaching & counselling skills.

INTERNATIONAL MACROBIOTIC SCHOOL DEVON & INSTITUTO MACROBIOTICO DE PORTUGAL

City & Guilds Work Based Organic Horticulture.

ORGANIC LEA COMMUNITY GROWERS, CHINGFORD

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

London Ievolve & foundation Course.  Nutrition, bodywork practices, communication and self-expression

CONCORD INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES