MEDITATION WITH THE STARS
28/02/2021 at 10:00 GMT
David is an Australian Naturopathic Physician, Life Coach and Spiritual Healer. His global presence as a wellness luminary has seen him work extensively in the wellness industry particularly in destination spas and retreats including Six Senses, Aman, Ritz-Carlton, One and Only, Ananda in the Himalayas, and Chiva Som.
Growing up in Africa, he attended the prestigious school of Architecture at the University of Cape Town and graduated in visual design from one of Africa's leading digital design schools. His quest for inner peace and spiritual healing later took him to Jerusalem to study Theology with Qabbalists in the Middle East and Asia to absorb the wisdom of Taoist healers Master Chen and Mantak Chia and Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm.
David became interested in the mind-body connection over 20 years' ago, due to being affected by various stress-related conditions. His exploration included meditation, yoga, and qigong. He found that body-awareness practices alongside meditation and changing his diet had a profound effect on his health. He is passionate about mindful living for personal change, and accessing higher states of consciousness.
I am a Performance and Health Nutritionist (SENr register) running my own business ‘Nurture’, providing nutritional programmes in primary and secondary schools. At present, operating in the North West of England. This entails practical cooking sessions, one-to-one support, supermarket visits, recipes and workshops with pupils, parents and teachers educating them on the benefits of good nutrition by providing them the knowledge to make informed choices. Being ‘Healthy’ is seen to be a middle class preserve, meaning you need money to eat and lead a healthy lifestyle. The goal of ‘Nurture’ is to dispel this by educating children and parents that your financial standing does not matter, that you can still lead a healthy lifestyle by following the mantra “Education from the roots up”.
I am, also, a sessional worker at ‘The Joshua Tree foundation’ providing nutritional support and cooking to children and families affected by cancer. This work directly links in with my research with researchers from Liverpool John Moore’s and Edge Hill university’s and future research in applying nutrition and exercise strategies to positively alter body compositional changes during aftercare treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).