About Ian

As a sports coach & alternative healing practitioner (Specialised Kinesiologist, Craniosacral Therapist, Reiki and Tachyon Attunement Practitioner), I enjoy working with diverse groups of people - all of whom share the aim of improving their overall health, confidence, and/or athletic performance - i.e. to achieve their personal best & live life positively.

As a sports coach, I specialise in the disciplines of running, biking, swimming (triathlon) and functional gym training, constantly seeking to expand my knowledge and experience in my profession.

 

I have explored and successfully applied alternative ways to support clients to achieve their goals including - where appropriate - principles and practices of Kinesiology, yoga, energy healing, nutrition and meditation.  

 

My holistic "BIG picture" approach is driven by integrity and my passion, reminding clients how to enjoy and have fun when exercising so that it becomes a way of life. 

Work

experience
 

 
Tachyon Practitioner & Consultant

2018 - present

  • Qualified Tachyon Practitioner and Consultant

Reiki Level 2 Practitioner

2018 - present

  • Qualified Level 2 Reiki Practitioner

Craniosacral Therapy

2018 - present

  • Qualified Craniosacral therapist

  • Member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association

Kinesiology 

2008 - present

 

  • Qualified Specialised Kinesiologist & Posture Therapist

  • Member of the Association of Specialised Kinesiologists of South Africa (ASKSA)

  • Assisted clients with sports injuries, such as ITB and shin splints, so that they could continue to train uninterupted through Posture Therapy and other kinesiology practices

Sports Coaching

​2003 - present

 

  • Published articles in the Fair Lady magazine (10km & 21km running programmes), Trail magazine (Posture Therapy) & Go Multi magazine (Tri Bike Fitting)

  • Coached several multi-stage long distance trail runners, including Ryan Sandes (http://www.ryansandes.com ) "the ultra marathon long distance runner extrodinaire", who has won the 2009 4Deserts Sahara and Gobi races, came second in the Namibia race; 2009 winner of the Jungle marathon & 2010 winner of 4Deserts Chile & the overall series winner in Antartica.

  • Coached runners for the Berlin and Rome marathons (& many more!)

  • Coached male & female athletes for the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race,  Adventure Racing & Yukon Artic Ultra.

  • Coached several athletes for the half and full Ironman triathlons in South Africa, Brazil,  Switzerland & Western Australia.

 

​Personal Training
​2002 - 2018

 

  • Published an article in Glamour magazine on training advice in the gym

  • Encouraged many clients who never exercised in their lives to run 10 and 21 km races with ease & fun

  • Supported clients to lose up to 50kg of body weight

  • Assisted clients to regain their full fitness after orthopeadic, heart and other surgeries

  • Trained groups of corporate staff as part of their team building initiative

  • Supported clients with diabetes, high blood pressure and cholestrol to regain their quality of life and zest for adventure

 

Competing in Triathlons 
  • 2 x RSA / All Africa Long Distance Triathlon Age Group Champion 1995 and 1997 

  • RSA Triathlon Team competing in: 1995 Triathlon World Champs, Nice, France; 1996 Triathlon World Champs, Muncie, USA; 1997 Triathlon World Champs, Nice, France 

  • I have competed in triathlons for over 20 years - including a 6 month triathlon circuit in the United States in 1996 and was proudly sponsored by Ocean Basket in 2008

  • More recently I have competed in Ironman South Africa, PE: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010

 

Education
  • 2002: EMT - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Course

  • 2002: ETA - Personal Fitness Trainer Course (Sports Science Institute) with distinction

  • 2004: Red Cross - Level 1

  • 2008/9: IKC - Touch for Health I-IV, Proficiency & Metaphors

  • 2008/9: Posture Therapy - Jenni Rorrison 

  • 2010: FIST Bike Fit Course, USA

  • 2010: Polar Training for Performance workshop

  • 2011: Neural Organisational Technique 1-4

  • 2011: TRX Suspension Training Certified Instructor

  • 2012: Heartsaver CPR AED Course

  • 2012: Neural Organisational Technique 1-4 (repeat)

  • 2013: Art of Solution Orientated Neuro Training

  • 2013: Principles of Recuperation

  • 2013: Care to Consult

  • 2013: Business Kinesiology

  • 2013: Neural Organisational Technique Advanced

  • 2014: Emotional Kinesiology I & II

  • 2014: Shamanic Workshops (Claire Creighton Infinity Healing)

  • 2015: Blueprints I & II

  • 2015: Innate Intelligence

  • 2015: Spoon Bending workshop

  • 2015: Integration

  • 2015: Finger Modes

  • 2016: Healer Workshop (Peter von Maltitz)

  • 2016: Munay Ki Rites (Markus vd Westhuizen)

  • 2017: Craniosacral Therapy Foundation Training (Integral Health) 

  • 2017: Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Shamanic Basic Introductory Course

  • 2018: Peruvian Shamanism (Carol George)

  • 2018: Blueprints Synopsis

  • 2018: Blueprints III

  • 2018: Hearing Animals (Sammy Thompson)

  • 2018: Reiki Level 1 & 2 (Markus vd Westhuizen)

  • 2019: Craniosacral Therapy Qualification

  • 2019: Nusta Karpay Rites (Carol George)

  • 2019: Tachyon Practitioner & Consultant

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+27 83 450 0768
 

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