Speakers and Workshop Leaders
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Yes to Life Founder and Chairman
Robin is the Chairman of Yes to Life. His daughter Bryony contracted cancer aged 9, dying at 23 after two recurrences. The immense difficulties the family faced making their own treatment choices prompted him to set up the charity to help others in similar situations.
DNN, mFNTP, mBSIO, mFHT
Kirsten combines clear understandings of biochemistry, food energetics and our complex relationship with food. She offers a warm and inspiring approach with practical ideas, encouraging people to take back control and responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
Breathwork coach and wellbeing mentor
After being diagnosed with blood cancer in 2014 when she was 23, Sophie Trew became her own guide spending years researching and training in holistic health. She works 1-on-1 with clients in a personalised, trauma-informed way using conscious breathwork, energy healing, mindset coaching, movement, sound and visualisations.
Scarlett Roberts who is an ex ballet dancer, and a current Pilates teacher with 15 years experience working in a clinical setting. Cancer became a frequent co-pathology to be taken into consideration when working with her existing clients with other MSK / degenerative conditions.
Scarlett creates a compassionate environment and her workouts are dynamic with a healthy side dose of humour.
Devoted Cancer Coach, I am passionate about bringing guidance and support to people affected by cancer.
Offering online coaching all over the world;
14 years cancer free - 14 years continuously educating myself about health and wellbeing- especially in the context of cancer (health coaching, nutrition, functional medicine, naturopathy, yoga therapy, healthy sleep habits, meditation, reiki, stress management, visualization, emotional wellbeing...).
Hayley has three decades of experience in the catering industry and over the past 15 years has specialised in retreat catering. She skilfully weaves her background as a Yoga, Qi Gong and Movement practitioner/teacher together into everything that is created in the kitchen, approaching cooking as a mindfulness practice that elevates the act of cooking to a sacred level of detail and attention.
Hayley is also a passionate student of Food Energetics and works with Five Element philosophy to bring a subtlety of balance and connection that nourishes mind, body and spirit, aligns with seasonal rhythms, and that celebrates the land, local environment and its producers.
Dr Catherine Zollman
MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP
Dr Zollman trained in Medical Oncology before becoming an NHS GP. She is also Medical Director of the cancer support charity Penny Brohn UK, based in Bristol. Alongside her clinical work she has worked as Medical Director of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine, where she co-authored the BMJ Series and Book “An ABC of Complementary Medicine”, as GP Postgraduate Educator with the Severn Deanery, as a Lecturer with the University of Bristol, and as a Macmillan GP Clinical Lead shaping cancer services for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG.
DJ/Producer, sound designer, vibrational sound practitioner, teacher, writer and speaker
Tracie Storey aka Tensuhi pivoted from her career as a worldwide touring DJ and started training in 2011 as a Vibrational Sound Practitioner exploring the transformational therapeutic properties of Bio Resonance, Sound Meditation and Qi Gong. She is the founder of Elemental Resonance a platform for restorative Vibrational Sound therapy. 2019 saw the release of her ‘Elemental Resonance’ Meditation album acoustically designed to work on all the seven energy centres and released on Basement Jaxx’s 'Celestial Being Records.'
Dr Britt Cordi
PhD Molecular Biology
Dr Britt Cordi suffered from extreme eczema all through her childhood. But 25 years ago, while studying for a PhD in molecular biology and nature conservation she discovered the incredible health and wellness benefits of freshly pressed wheatgrass juice on her own body.
Patricia Peat was formerly an oncology nurse running oncology clinics. Her journey of 30 years supporting people dealing with cancer has led to her questioning the authenticity of the modern medical model. Seeing cancer patients struggle with difficult emotions: shock, fear, anxiety, grief, trepidation, uncertainty.
Patricia recognised that what people needed was access to quality, up-to-date information and research about all the latest and best approaches to the treatment and management of their illness so they could take charge of their cancer decisions – and reclaim their health choices for themselves.
Dr Sam Watts
MCMA, Dip.Ayu, MSc, BSc (Hons), PhD
Dr Sam Watts is an integrative medicine practitioner based in West Sussex. Sam specialises in sharing the wisdom of Ancient Ayurveda in a western world through a variety of courses, and programmes as well as professional training.
Integrative Counsellor, Life Coach
Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner
For over a decade Maria has been helping clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. She offers a safe space to explore difficulties as well as hopes and dreams.
PhD Medical Biology
Ajit Madan, has a degree in Medical Microbiology and began immersing himself in his passion for tea about 15 years ago. He became the UKs first Certified ITEI Master Tea Sommelier and is currently drinking his way through as many dark oolongs as possible!
Ajit is a keen tennis player, loves to cook, listen to music and reads as much about physics as he possibly can! He also loves to spend time with his young family.
Excecutive Director, Yes to Life
Miquel is a professional fundraiser with over 20 years’ experience in the charity sector. He has worked in different sectors and countries
Catalina F. De Ana Portela
CEO and Founder Hifas da Terra
Catalina Fernández de Ana Portela is a biologist, expert in Mycomedicine, and president and founder of Hifas da Terra, the leading multinational biotech company in the development of medicinal mushroom-based products for human health.
She has built a life and business around the clinical application of medicinal mushrooms; studying their composition, creating innovative high quality supplements and proving their efficacy and safety in human studies. It is her ambition to create awareness of their healing properties for our wellbeing.
Health and Well-being consultant
QUALIFIED EFT AND MATRIX REIMPRINTING (MRT) PRACTITIONER.
Background in oncology and oncology research working as a cancer educator and clinical nurse specialist for over 20 years
Yes to Life Cancer Support Groups Coordinator
Sara had a 25 year career in International Market Research before her breast cancer diagnosis in 2018. This catapulted her into a new world where she trained in Holistic Health Coaching & Cancer Mentoring with Dr. Rosy Daniel, and then as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC). Passionate about supporting others with the power of an integrative approach, Sara has followed and supported Yes to Life since her diagnosis. She is an advocate for the incredible benefits of group support and community, and joined as a volunteer Wigwam Group Facilitator in early 2022.
Yes to Life Peer to Peer Coordinator
Shafia has supported/managed volunteers for over 13 years because she knows that volunteering changes the world every day. A person giving up just a little bit of their precious time to help another person, community organisation or their local street may not seem like much, but when added together with all the other people doing similar things it makes our communities and societies stronger, more resilient and happier places to live.
and more speakers TBC soon