DAY 1 | Nutritional Therapist and Yoga Teacher CHLOE MANLAY

Tell us about your business and how you became a professional in the industry…

I trained to become a nutritional therapist and yoga teacher in order to combine my 2 biggest passions: helping people feel happier and healthier and travelling. After graduating with a BSc (hons) in Nutritional Therapy and gaining my 300hr Jivamutki YTT I went to work in some of the best retreat centres in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Ibiza. I love working in a retreat environment, and can’t wait to host my next Yoga & Surf Holiday in Morocco this March, but my desire to learn more about Functional Medicine and applying it in clinical practice led me to come back to the UK in 2017 in order to train with the AFMCP in 2018 in London. I relocated to Hove, the beach life calls me!, where I run my clinical practice seeing clients for weight loss, digestive and skin support. I also teach yoga privately and at a few studios across Brighton and Hove.

What Wellness rituals do you swear by?

I alway start the day with a cup of warm water and fresh lemon, it helps to balance out the pH of the digestive system and starts me up for the day. I had been dipping in and out of meditation for years, but it wasn’t until I attended my first Vipassana in 2017 that meditation became a staple in my daily routine. Even if I don’t manage a full 1 hour sitting, taking the time to sit in peace and quiet for 10 minutes at the beginning and end of the day is the cheapest and most effective therapy you can find! Dry body brushing – I seriously got into this after my first online Nutrition & Lifestyle Programme that I run seasonally. The Spring Programme had a focus on cleansing and I find dry body brushing to be a great cleansing ritual – again super cheap and accessible, all you need is a natural bristle body brush – helping to stimulate lymph and generally wake you up in the mornings, accompanied with intermittent hot and cold water blasts at the end of your morning shower you feel as strong as a Viking by 9am!

What are your tips for incorporating Wellness into a busy schedule?

Start with small steps that feel fun and exciting to do. So often clients come to me feeling completely overwhelmed by impossible diet and goals they have set for themselves, that they don’t actually feel inspired by at all! Break it down into small accessible steps, and you realise it’s the little things that can actually make a huge difference.

You can find out more about Chloe Manlay here 

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