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Harriet Piper is on a mission to share Yoga, Puppetry and Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.  This is her story...

She graduated from London's Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice, specialising in Puppetry, in September 2010.  Years later, in January 2016, she went to India for 6 months to complete her Yoga Teacher Training, 200 hr Yoga Alliance.  As she began studying yoga in depth she felt drawn to combine her love of yoga with her love of puppetry.  In September 2016, her Peaceful Puppets were born. And she has been delivering Peaceful Puppet Yoga to children ever since.

Harriet has over 12 years experience working with children (including those with severe learning difficulties, both physical and mental) as a teaching assistant, learning mentor and workshop facilitator.  From September 2010 to December 2013 she worked full time as the head of The Pupil Development Centre at St Mary Magdalene Primary School in Peckham, working with vulnerable children on developing social and emotional skills- usually using puppets.  After this she went to South America and Indonesia to continue to share puppetry in various schools and community centers there.  She later returned to London and began working with vulnerable adults, delivering puppetry projects for the Single Homeless Project, London.

 

After India she returned to London and her passion for sharing her yoga practice began- she worked as a freelance Yoga Instructor for companies including We Train Fitness12 Rounds Boxing Gym, Five Star Health and Fitness and Fiona's Yoga Centre.  In the meantime she started her massage journey and learnt Ayurvedic Yoga Massage from the exceptional teacher and massage therapist Ananta, https://www.anantamassage.com/, completing levels 1-4 in September 2016.   In January 2017 she worked as a freelance yoga instructor and massage therapist in Morocco, working for companies including Surf Maroc, Surf BerbereZen Surf and Olo Surf.  In July 2017 she returned to London to complete her Level 5 Diploma in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. 

 

In September 2017 she arrived in Ibiza, which remains her base.  Here she worked for 3 years for The Balearic Government as a Language Assistant, helping children with English in local primary schools.  She also works with various retreats and private clients delivering Yoga, Massage and Yoga Puppets as desired. She is very grateful to the island for constantly providing her with opportunities to explore the extraordinary effects of Yoga, Massage and Puppetry in bringing people into a more relaxed, focused, joyful and meditative state.  She often provides solidarity yoga classes for SOS Yoga Ibiza, in Playa d'en Bossa.  If you'd like to try some wonderful yoga on the beach supporting a very important cause, check them out @sosyogaibiza.

 

And she continues to develop her Massage training.  In May 2021 she completed her training in Quiro Masaje, in October 2021 she trained in Basic Thai Massage, and in October 2022 she trained in Madero Terapia (Wood Therapy), all certified by Namaste Massage School, IbizaIn December 2022 she went to Thailand to train in Thai Stretch Massage, Thai Therapy Massage, Thai Stretch Table Massage, Thai Pregnancy Massage and Chi Nei Tsang (Thai Abdominal Massage) all certified by the Ong School, Chiang Mai, Thailand.  And in February 2023 she completed her training in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage for Pregnancy and Ayurvedic Yoga Massage for Neuropathic back pain certified by Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, UK.

Now, in 2023, she is back in Ibiza studying Craneo Sacral Massage with Namaste Massage School, Ibiza

If you are curious to know more about any of the services she offers, or to make a booking, please don't hesitate to contact her.   

 

Harriet would love to hear from you! 

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