Hannam Health Team
Rosemary has been teaching exercise since 1989 and has had a lifelong interest in fitness and wellbeing. Rosemary loves to enthuse others with her passion for exercise and an active lifestyle. She has Certificates in Exercise and Health Studies from Bristol University, Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation (Anatomy and Physiology) – SCAT, RSA Exercise to Music, Advanced Aerobics Instruction, OCR Level 3 Pilates, Pilates Institute London Pilates based Matwork, Future Fit Training Next Step Pilates, Studio Cycling, Nutrition and Weight Management and is a member of and insured through Fitness Professionals.
Rosemary is a keen cyclist, open water swimmer, sea kayaker, runner and walker. She enjoys competing in local triathlons and active events. She also loves to promote sports and activities locally in her role as Chairman of the Playing Field Committee in Blagdon Hill.
As a keen triathlete, road cyclist and Open Water Swimmer, fitness and wellness has played an integral part of Malcolm’s life. He takes his experiences from competing at a high level and transfers his training knowledge to help clients achieve their fitness goals. He is a certified Studio Cycling Instructor with the National Studio Cycling Register and insured through Fitness Professionals and brings the outdoors to the studio with an effective motivational class for any fitness level.
Malcolm is also a Swim England qualified swimming coach for both pool and open water swimming and runs courses and lessons as well as Swimming Holidays for novice up to elite level. He also spends his time coaching various Masters/Triathlon Swimming groups and his local Junior Triathlon Team who compete in the South West Triathlon Series and British National Super Series. He is also a former Britsh Water skiing champion and loves to be on the water kitesurfing whenever the conditions are right.
Richard has worked and studied in the field of health and exercise physiology for over a decade. Richard spent four years working as a Health & Wellbeing Physiologist in London’s West End Medical district and more recently in the South West of England with Nuffield Health. He completed a Level 7 (MSc level) diploma in Health & Wellbeing Physiology. Richard is also a fully qualified trainer and personal instructor with extensive experience in designing and implementing tailored training.
Prior to his role as a Physiologist, Richard graduated with a BSc in Applied Sport, Health and Exercise Science culminating in an Academic Excellence Bursary. He went on to study a Master of Science degree in Applied Exercise Physiology, gaining experience in lecturing Exercise Physiology Undergraduates through an Assistant Lectureship Bursary and mentoring students as part of an extreme environments research expedition. Richard has wide-ranging experience in coaching a range of clients in achieving major challenges.
Richard also has training, experience and a passion for a range of outdoor pursuits, including trekking, Kayaking and climbing.
Kimberly de Vocht
Dr Kim de Vocht (PhD) has worked as a medical researcher for 7 years in Maternal and Fetal Health and Musculoskeletal Health at the Universities of Manchester and Bristol. Growing up in the Hannam family, Kim has always been exposed to an active lifestyle and an understanding of the importance of mind and body health on overall positive wellbeing. After several years of practicing yoga, Kim took the opportunity to deepen her understanding of yoga in pregnancy and completed the Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training course with Bristol City Yoga. Kim has also trained as a Hypnobirthing Instructor with KG Hypnobirthing, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
Having originally studied Medical Sciences (BSc, 1st class), Kim developed a keen interest in the human body, particularly in the changes during pregnancy and how the health of mum and baby could be optimised during this period. Kim gained practical experience of looking after woman during their pregnancy, birth and in the immediate postnatal period while working as a maternity care assistant in a local NHS maternity unit. Kim then went on to complete her academic doctoral training in Maternal and Fetal Health and subsequently worked as a Senior Research Associate coordinating a large multi-centered exercise study in Musculoskeletal Health at the University of Bristol. As a Medical Academic, Kim has lectured on undergraduate and masters programmes, presented research at National and International academic conferences and has authored eighteen peer-reviewed academic publications since 2013. This passion and training, along with her own pregnancy experience, led Kim to develop her unique range of ‘True’ classes, workshops and retreats which are safe, informative, relaxing and restorative.
Steph has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Her background is in Performing Arts which is where her fascination with all things physical and 'movementy' stems from. Steph believes yoga helps to create space in your life...more space in the body and more space in the mind. She has found it a brilliant antidote to the push-pull, hustle and bustle of daily life; Yoga helps to make her healthier and happier and she finds teaching yoga a real joy and privilege.
Steph's approach to yoga teaching is holistic and draws upon a host of wonderful teachers and yoga styles that have inspired her own yoga journey. She believes that all teaching is about relationships and aims to make each session an enjoyable, connected and nourishing experience.
Steph completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance) with 532 Yoga in Alexandria, USA and is continuing her yoga studies for her 500 hour qualification at the Devon School of Yoga.
Steph lives and teaches on and around the beautiful Blackdown Hills, but has also held Yoga workshops in Virginia, USA and on a retreat in Costa Rica.
Ciara moved to London in 2011 and it was there, she started her exploration into the world of yoga, sampling the variety of disciplines and wonderful teaching styles available in the capital. The more she practiced, the more she learned, the more she wanted to learn and so her passion grew and yoga became cemented in her life. While living and working in Nicaragua, Central America, she had the opportunity to complete her Hatha yoga, teacher training with the internationally recognised Peter Sterios, ERYT500, founder of Manduka and yoga teacher at the White House, whose four decades of teaching helped transform her relationship with her practice and her life. During this training, the talented James G. Bailey imparted a vast body of Ayurvedic knowledge which then set Ciara up with the foundations she needed to continue her yoga journey.
Ciara applies creativity and authenticity to her style of teaching with the aim of helping students connect to their bodies and minds, making them feel at ease in doing so but most importantly, enjoying each step along the way. She continues to study, explore and discover more about yoga and herself each day.
Ciara teaches yoga classes in Bristol and runs Health and Wellbeing Escape weekends in Somerset with her husband James .
Naomi first trained as a massage therapist in 2003 and is qualified to use a wide variety of therapies. She initially trained at The London School of Massage in holistic, deep tissue and sports remedial massage before studying at the renown Thai Massage school of Chang Mai specializing in Northern Thai massage. In addition, she is certified and experienced in hot stone, seated and baby massage. She is fully accredited and insured.
Since qualifying she has worked in the Alps in France and in her own practice in Bristol. She has recently moved to the Taunton area and is very excited about working in the natural beauty of the Blackdowns.
She has worked with a wide variety of clients. After appraising the client, Naomi uses a bespoke combination of therapies to maximise healing and wellbeing.
Naomi enjoys spending time with her family and their animals. Any spare time is spent enjoying swimming, running in the hills and cycling.