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Karen W. Hinds, is a London-trained massage therapist who has been practicing holistic therapies since 2004. Her desire to see people pain-free and mentally healthy are just 2 of the reasons she undertook this path of complementary therapy, and has used her skills to work with cancer patients in palliative care, and mental health patients in London, to promote relaxation, balance, and total well-being.


When she returned to Trinidad and Tobago in 2007, she wanted to share her knowledge and has been a tutor in massage, other body work and anatomy since 2009, working for UWI Open Campus and at her own establishment, The Light Centre TT, now rebranded as The Light Bodywork Institute.

Her professional complementary therapy qualifications are as follows:

  • October 2021 - Sri Sri School of Yoga, Bengaluru, India

       200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training (Certified under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India           & Yoga Alliance Register Yoga School)

  • June 2020 - New Skills Academy, USA Online

       Life Coaching Certification

  • November 2018 – February 2019: Foundation for the Institution of Services, Caring and Learning, TT

         Basic Counseling Skills with Trauma Focus

  • 2015 - 2017: University of Trinidad & Tobago

        Master of Education in Educational Technology

  •  2011-2015: COSTAATT, TT

        Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude)

  • April 2007 – June 2007: West London School of Therapeutic Massage, UK
    ITEC Lymphatic Drainage Massage Diploma Level III Accreditation

  • December 2006: Holos Massage School, UK
    Deep Tissue Massage Practitioner's Certificate           

  • September 2005 – February 2006: Morley College, UK
    ITEC Holistic Massage Diploma Level III Accreditation

  • August 2005: Andrew Sceats at Battersea School, UK
    On-Site/AMMA Massage Practitioner's Certificate

  • October 2004: Dharma Workshops, UK 
    Reiki/Seichem II Practitioner's Certificate

  • October 2003 - July 2004: The London School of Reflexology, UK
    Reflexology Practitioner's Diploma Level III Accreditation

  • May 2004: Gateway Workshops, UK
    Indian Head Massage Practitioner's Certificate

  • October 2002 - July 2003 University of Sheffield, NSPC, UK 
    Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling 

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