Expert in Natural Health & Personal Development
Andrew is an internationally published expert in the traditional Eastern mind-body arts of healing & personal development. He has been trained intensively by renowned masters in the Chinese, Tibetan, and Native Amazonian traditions. Andrew started his training at the age of 15.
Andrew also holds a BSc. Honours degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine; is a Licensed Acupuncturist; a fully accredited member of the British Acupuncture Council; member of the Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Trust; and Instructor Member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.
Andrew’s book ‘Tai Chi: Ancient Physical Systems for Creating Inner Harmony and Equilibrium’ is published worldwide in English and German editions by Lorenz Books/Anness Publishing.
Andrew has been interviewed for print and radio internationally.
What sets Andrew apart is the breadth and depth of his understanding of the mind-body field, as well as his talent for communicating this wisdom in a direct and highly engaging way to people of all backgrounds. With career experience in the creative and commercial worlds, Andrew truly understands the effects of stress and the demands of modern life. He is in a unique position to be able to help people achieve healthier, less stressful and happier lives. His work as a healer, teacher and writer brings the benefits of authentic traditional wisdom to the modern world.
Andrew maintains a busy internationally based practice and has coached at major corporations including McCann-Erickson, Cable & Wireless and Ford Motor Company.
In addition to his Honours degree in Chinese Medicine, Andrew has an Honours degree in Law (LLB.); and speaks English, French & Spanish.
Andrew had a keen interest in the deeper side of life even as a child, and embarked on his quest for self-knowledge and personal development at the age of 15, training in the traditional Japanese martial arts, as well as investigating the yogic tradition of India.
Meeting with Taoist masters took Andrew deeply into this powerful ancient Chinese tradition, which encompasses the full range of body, energy, mind and spiritual development work.
Andrew trained in all aspects of the Taoist tradition; including martial arts, healing, and spiritual development. Through the connections of his Taoist masters, he discovered the extraordinary spiritual teachings of the ancient Dzogchen tradition of Tibet, and was fortunate to become a disciple of the great Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
The Dzogchen teachings emphasise the direct experience of our true, primordially enlightened condition, introduced to the student directly by the master. These teachings are considered not only the peak of the Buddhist tradition, but also the essence of all spiritual paths. Dzogchen means 'Total Perfection' in Tibetan, a term which refers to the state of the real nature of all sentient beings.
Andrew's training in the Tibetan tradition also encompassed the teachings and methods of Tantrism (Vajrayana) and the Bon shamanic and spiritual tradition. He has been fortunate to receive teachings and initiations from many legendary Tibetan masters, in some cases their final teachings before they passed on.
Continuing his training in the healing arts, Andrew studied and practiced Tibetan medical & spiritual healing methods with renowned masters, and he also obtained an Honours degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the prestigious London College of Traditional Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
Aware since childhood that he had an innate connection to the Native American tradition, but not sure how (if at all) this would manifest; in 2006 Andrew encountered the renowned shaman (healer and spiritual teacher) Miguel Chiriap Inchit, of the indigenous Shuar tribe of Amazonian Ecuador, while he was on a visit to Europe. Recognising their mutual connection, and Andrew's capacity, Miguel Chiriap invited Andrew to visit the Amazon and train in his tradition. Andrew travelled and lived in the remote Shuar jungle lands and trained intensively in healing and spiritual work with this exceptional master, and other Shuar shamen (known as Uwishin in their language). Andrew was bestowed the honour of being accepted as an apprentice by Miguel Chiriap.
By training in these three great traditions: Chinese Taoist, Tibetan, and Native Amazonian; Andrew has obtained a multifaceted view of how we function as human beings, regardless of culture or race. It has given him an understanding of the commonality of key principles that underlie our body, energy, and mind; as well as a wealth of knowledge of how we can achieve healing and transformation.
It is Andrew's firm belief that having the information about how to transform body and mind is only a part of what is required to be a good teacher and healer - it is one's own practice and personal development that is most important, and that this is what constitutes genuine qualification to help others.
Summary of Andrew's Principle Teachers and Training
BSc. Hons. Degree in Chinese Medicine – LCTA/Portsmouth University –
senior tutor Dr. Hui De Jin
Taoist Lineage Master B.K. Frantzis
Lineage Master Ding Teah An
Lineage Master Chen Xiao Wang
Professor Li De Yin
Master He Jing Han
Master Wang Yang Ji
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Chimmed Rigdzin Rinpoche
Dr. Trogawa Rinpoche
H.H. Sakya Trizin
H.H. The Dalai Lama
H.H. Penor Rinpoche
Kusum Lingpa Rinpoche
Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
Native Amazonian (Shuar) Tradition - Ecuador
Uwishin Miguel Chiriap Inchit
Uwishin Julio Tiwiram Taish
Indian Vedic Tradition
Dr. Shrikrishna – Traditional Vedic Yoga Pranayama
Traditional Shotokan Karate
Hontaiyoshin Ryu traditional Jujitsu and Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship)
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How to be calm, centred and balanced in an often hectic world?
How to be healthy & energetic in ways that are simple & practical?
How to heal and develop those parts of our mind, body & spirit that we know need care and nurturing?
These are issues that most of us know are truly important in our lives.
Many people want the answers, but there is a lot of 'noise' in the field of health and personal development. People end up feeling that there are no clear answers to be found - but there are. In fact there's a wealth of authentic & practical mind-body wisdom that's relevant for us all. The trick is to know where to find it - and knowing what is genuine and effective.
It has been my life's mission to seek out & master this rare and powerful knowledge and then bring it to benefit people in all walks of life.
To communicate the essence of it in a way that is clear, practical & accessible.
And to inspire people with knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve the personal changes they seek.