Who we are
Founder, Director & Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner
Holly is a fully qualified and certified children's yoga teacher, a Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner, Youth Mindfulness instructor, Massage in Schools instructor, Meridian Yoga teacher and Creative Arts facilitator. She completed a 3 year training at the Institute for Arts, Therapy and Education (IATE) in London and graduated as an Arts Wellbeing Practitioner.
She has over sixteen years’ experience working with young people of all ages in many different settings and is passionate about the Arts and bodywork. Her training has been informed by youth work and social work, mental health, therapy in Creative Facilitation, Communication and Children's Yoga make for a rich base from which to work and deliver sessions that come from the heart.
She is passionate about nurturing the health and potential in young people through promoting creativity and emotional literacy.
Holly is fully insured, first aid trained and DBS checked.
Director & Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner
In 2012, Ann returned to part-time education to pursue a professional development course in therapeutic communications skills for children and young people. This led to a further three-year study at the Wellbeing Faculty & Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, and in 2015 she gained a Diploma (BA Level) in Therapeutic Wellbeing Practice for Children Families and the Community.
Since then she has been promoting positive mental health, social relationships and emotional well-being through a range of creative and relational activities. These can vary according to the individual skills and bespoke to each child and include arts & crafts, cooking, mindfulness, sand-tray and play therapy.
Additionally she has experience in implementing effective creative interventions for children and young people who have been blocked in their emotional or social development.
Director and Marketing Lead
Liz has been working in Marketing, PR and Design for over 13 years and her experience spans print, digital, creative writing, graphic design, e-marketing, databases and campaign management.
Liz gained a BA in English Language and Linguistics in 2005 before going on to hone her skills as an in-house marketer in educational establishments, telecoms, the medical industry and at Goodwood House and Estate where she focused on Email Marketing.
Liz now works as Digital Marketing Exective at Churcher's College in Petersfield as well as ocasionally running email marketing workshops and seminars for a digital marketing training company.
When not spending time with hubby Ryan and little boy Ollie during her spare time, Liz can be found singing, painting, writing fiction, swimming and playing the odd game of tennis.
Director & Strategic Support
Lynne Heffernan is a retired teacher with more than thirty years experience. Twenty six years of her career was spent working with children on the Autistic Spectrum in a special school.
Her specialism was drama and literature.
Now that she is not teaching she has more time to indulge in her hobbies of dog walking, singing, art and taking part in the many festivals in her home town ( provided dressing up is included!)
Finance Director & Holistic Therapist
Nicola has spent almost 20 years working as a Holistic Therapist. However, when she became a mum, she decided to focus her attention and training on therapies for Children. This became more important to her once she started working in her daughter’s primary school. She became more aware that there are lots of children (and adults) struggling to manage their Emotional (mental) Health issues, including ASD and ADHD. Having lived experience, she was only too keen to try and help
children build their own ‘toolkit’ of coping strategies to carry them through into adulthood.
As a result, her Aromatherapy and Reflexology evolved to include; Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Foot Reading, Reflexology for Children, Meditation and Mindfulness for children, Life Coaching and Coaching for Foot Readers. Nicola has given talks to groups about Reflexology for Autism, Foot Reading and at her daughter’s school, she gave a talk to the then Year 6 children about Hand Reflexology and stress, all with a focus on interaction and fun.
Nicola has a wealth of knowledge on Neuro Diversity, understanding what it is and how to manage it, and is looking to expand on that further. She is also a qualified Teaching Assistant, and Bookkeeper.
Our Staff Members
Yoga & Wellbeing Practitioner
Alison has over 10 year’s experience of working as a Creative Arts Facilitator with all ages and abilities from babies, toddlers, children, teenagers to adults including PMLD.
She is a qualified primary school teacher but now works freelance designing and facilitating various community arts and music programmes that support people in a range of different capacities.
For the past 7 years she has also been leading staff training and transformational summer camps designed to empower young people to find their creative voice, develop skills and build their own sense of self-worth and purpose.
Alison is a qualified Yoga teacher and Holistic therapist and has specialised in Pregnancy, Children’s and Family Yoga. Working both creatively and therapeutically Ali is highly experienced in working with individuals and with groups.
Yoga & Wellbeing Classes Cover Teacher
Irene has been working with children and teenagers all her life and teaches yoga to all ages. She also specialises in teaching yoga for children with special needs and learning difficulties.
She is a doting grandma and foster carer with a huge passion for promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Freelance Photographer & Yoga Enthusiast
Veronique has been a freelance photographer for over 20 years after graduating in Advertising Photography in Paris. Initially specialised in food photography, she worked on a number of cookery books and health magazines before widening her skills to travel, lifestyle & kids photography for various commercial projects.
Amongst other photographic projects Veronique captures Holly Tree classes, camps & events regularly. She produces powerful reportage images for its website and social media presence.
She aims to spread her strong vision and belief in nurturing practices to support children’s development.
Merry is a mum of three characterful children, some of which have extra needs. She happily home-educates and cares for them as well as having a part-time job as a carer for the elderly with dementia. She also has over five years experience as an activity coordinator/assistant in care homes, is a Beaver Scout and Scout leader and is just starting out as an extra in films and t.v, as well as helping out Hollytree Yoga as an assistant in one of the younger groups.
She has DBS certificates and Emergency First Aid training, as well as lots of experience assisting young children to learn, especially those with special needs and learning difficulties.
When she can find a minute she likes walking her deerhound, spending time with family, reading, and helping her children to enjoy life!