I am Charlie Boyd. I am keen to use my knowledge and experiences as a way of helping others. After years of dis-ease in my body with disordered eating and orthorexia, I started to experience regular migraines and chronic health issues. This was a wake up call and I began to enquire deeper. I experimented with alternative practices, herbal and plant medicines. 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 co-produce and tutor Mindfulness through dance and Love your body, exploring body image at the NHS City & Hackney Recovery College. I co-founded the social prescribing initiative – Waltham Forest Conscious Care Community, providing complementary 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 at School of Ecstatic Movement.
Women’s Worth & Saha Roots – Storytelling, Yin Yoga, Movement, ceramics & whole food retreat and workshop facilitation in Portugal & Ireland
Macrobiotic Coach. Levels 1, 2 & 3 . Oriental diagnosis, Eastern philosophy, healing & cooking, the classical meridian system, coaching & counselling skills.Do-in Exercise for Physical & spiritual development at International Macrobiotic School Devon & Instituto Macrobiotico Portugal
Ievolve & Foundation Courses. Nutrition, bodywork practices, Communication and self-development at The Concord Institute of Integral Studies, London.
Sound & Voice Healing Practitioner training at Sound & Space, Brighton
Indian Head Massage Gateway Diploma at Oh So Lovely, London.