About Us

Bamboo is about helping you to find your true self. Let’s face it, it’s a busy world out there with so many distractions pulling us this way and that.

Our goal is for you to learn and apply effective health and wellbeing principles in your life and to find some time for you.

Our courses and retreats have been designed to introduce and develop simple and practical holistic approaches to build health, vitality and wellbeing.

They also aim to be fun and enjoyable, and a chance to connect with others. Life is a journey – make the most of it!

To find out more about our courses and retreats click here.

For more about our Workplace Well-being solutions, click here.

  • Darren

    Founder of Bamboo

    Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Holistic Therapist (Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release)

    I have been practising as a holistic practitioner since 2000. In my initial years I first qualified as a full healer with The Healing Trust and then qualified with an ITEC diploma in massage.

    Alongside my therapy work I have for many years practised Iyengar yoga and am a qualified teacher with Junior Intermediate level 3 status. I have made several visits to Pune, the home of Iyengar yoga, and attended classes and intensives taught by BKS Iyengar and Gita Iyengar. I also sit on the Iyengar Yoga Sussex committee.

    In recent times I continued my journey as a bodyworker specialising in physical emotional healing. I trained with the Upledger Foundation in Craniosacral therapy and SomatoEmotional Release with certified attendance up to Advanced II Level. I also enjoy working with children and have attended the paediatric modules of the Upledger programme.

    I have worked in a variety of industries including film, television and media. Alongside my therapy work I currently hold a position as a business consultant for an events company in the finance sector.

  • Alan

    Founder of Bamboo

    Professional Coach, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher

    I’m a trained and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, development coach, career coach and business coach, including lifestyle design and health, fitness coaching and life coaching. Registered with Bupa, Aviva and Cigna and hold a DBS certificate.

    I’m also a master practitioner of NLP and hypnotherapy and hold an advanced diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy.  I trained as an Holistic Lifestyle Coach with the C.H.E.K. Institute and I’m a qualified Mindfulness Teacher to individuals and workplaces.

    I currently teach on the counselling courses held at Worthing College, and I run a practice with a number of colleagues providing counselling and coaching services.

    My previous career centred around I.T. Management for banks, digital media and utility firms in London.

    I’ve been through my own journey of workplace and homelife pressures, personal challenges and career changes – and have increasingly developed an awareness and practice of supportive health and psychology principles to bring about wellbeing.

    You can find out more about me here: https://www.alanhills.com

Events & Retreats

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