About Us

Teachers

Harmony Holistics was started by Mike Cragg and Angela Walker and is now a very successful north west based exercise and holistic health enterprise.

Following his training in martial arts Mike became interested in Yoga after a bad sports injury and eventually studied to obtain the British Wheel of Yoga Teachers’ Diploma. His teaching style has now developed and been influenced by the teachings of Astanga Vinyasa, the Iyengar method, the work of Vanda Scaravelli and Donna Fahri. Mike is now a teacher trainer approved by the Yoga Alliance.

Some years later Mike trained in the body conditioning method developed by Joseph Pilates and qualified with the Pilates Institute and has subsequently taken post graduate training in equipment and Pilates for rehabilitation.Mike Cragg - Yoga and Pilates Teacher

Mike is also qualified personal trainer (having trained with the YMCA) specialising in weight loss, joint problems, working with the less able and injury recovery and is a Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor.

Mike is also a qualified massage therapist and acupuncturist.

Mike’s Qualifications

  • BWY Yoga Teaching Diploma
  • Pilates Institute Matwork Certificate
  • CYQ Personal Trainer Certificate
  • CYQ Adapting Exercise for the Older Adult Certificate
  • CYQ Exercise Referral Certificate (Exercise for Controlled Medical Conditions)
  • AIQ Level 4 Certificate in Obesity, Weight Management and Diabetes
  • CMA Approved Acupuncture Certificate
  • IHBC Diploma Body Massage
  • IIST Certificate Sports Massage
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Teaching Qualification)
  • C&G 7307 (Adult Training and Teaching)
  • First Aid at Work Certificate

Angela has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and holds the British Wheel of Yoga Teachers’ Diploma and has a special interest in pranayama, meditation, ante and post natal Yoga.  Angela has taught several Foundation Courses for the BWY and is now a Yoga teacher trainer and assessor for the Yoga Alliance.

Pilates was a natural adjunct to Yoga for Angela and she is a qualified Pilates matwork teacher and likes to work one to one for people looking to lose weight and those with joint problems.

Angela - Yoga and Pilates TeacherAngela is a trained massage therapist, aromatherapist (and was lucky enough to work with the well known therapist Jean Pierre Cousin). Angela is now a qualified tutor trainer in Aromatherapy and a full member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

Angela also practices sports and deep tissue massage therapies having trained with osteopath Debbie Bailey.

Angela continues to research the evidence based benefits of natural therapies and uses her skills with each student or client she sees, to make a real difference to the quality of their lives.

Angela’s Qualifications

  • BWY Yoga Teaching Diploma
  • Pilates Institute Matwork Certificate
  • IHBC Certificate Body Massage
  • IIST Certificate Sports Massage
  • IFPA Approved Aromatherapy Diploma
  • CMA Approved Acupuncture Certificate
  • First Aid at Work Certificate

Mike and Angela are available to run courses in acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage, Yoga, Pilates or give lectures and demonstrations on complementary health .  Both are also available for personal training.