Gene Watkins: Body-Mind Coach
I have spent the last 6 years helping clients to work with the Body-Mind Balance using my skills as an advanced teacher in yoga and NLP, together with my experience as a professionally trained stage performer prior to that.
My spiritual re-awakening came in very powerfully after the birth of my third daughter. I had undiagnosed placenta accrete which resulted in copious blood loss – three times my body weight to be exact – my heart stopped beating for 20 minutes and I had to be resuscitated. Against all odds my doctor who brought me back to life said that this was God’s work and that I am just a vessel for god who saved me. I had already been walking a conscious journey for sometime, but not a spiritual one. This event changed my path.
For as long as I can remember, I have always considered myself part of a community built on like-mindedness and have enjoyed being part of a team that thrives on innovation, much like the team at Fit50. I thrive on human connection and promote it in every aspect of my life. In my past, I executed this through my businesses ACT and Drama Tots. My first half of my life was me promoting teachings in others, however that seed the doctor planted awakened the start of my own process of a deeper understanding of life which comprised of navigating, learning and questioning my own existence.
The past six years have been the most incredible discovery of my body, mind and soul searching for a deeper understanding of my internal world
and how I navigate my time on this earth. Now that I have seen my gifts and holistic view of myself both outwards and especially inwards, I am offering others that find themselves at similar, yet unique, turning points, a new perspective for their second half. At Fit50, the team and I strive on the creation of a community that supports each other through the next half of your life with compassion, acceptance and understanding as its core themes.
If you find yourself looking for a new perspective from your first half I invite you to journey with me into the next best part of your life: Finding your true South.
Expertise & Qualifications:
ATCL & LTCL TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON Speech and Drama
THEATRE ARTS H.B. STUDIOS NEW YORK Stage performance
200HR YOGALIFE CAPE TOWN Teacher
300HR SHALA YOGA STUDIO CAPE TOWN Advanced Teacher
NLP- THE KNOWLEDGE ACADEMY LONDON Master practitioner