- NOI Mobilization of the Nervous System. Guys Hospital London.UK. 2006
- APTEI Lumbar spine articular dysfunctions I. October 1st 2011
- APTEI The Foot and Ankle Complex. October 2nd 2011
- APTEI Cervical Headaches I. March 5th 2011
- Diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes (Shirley Sahrmann) July 3rd and 4th 2011
- APTEI The Hip and Knee. April 13th 2012
- APTEI The Thoracic Spine. June 15th 2012
- YOGA THERAPY intensive. Nov 1–30 2012. Himalayan Iyengar Centre, India
- 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in the Restorative Alignment method. Solstice Yoga. Nov1-30th 2015. San Augustinillo, Mexico
- Introduction to Vestibular and Oculomotor rehabilitation. May 2017
It all started when...
Billy Walker-Wavell’s passion for movement and connecting with nature began in his early years growing up in Southern England on the Isle of Wight where he was immersed and surrounded by the ocean and spent all his free time surfing or sailing. At school he discovered a talent for speed and agility on the rugby field. Billy has fond memories of his rugby days both at school and university and formed lifetime bonds with his teammates. His experiences competing in sports and developing his free-surfing at an elite level led him to study a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Sciences, majoring in Sports Coaching and Kinesiology at the University of Wales, Swansea. After 2 years traveling and surfing through Australia and Indonesia after graduating, Billy returned to study Physiotherapy at the University of East London, England, training across the city of London in its diverse hospitals and clinics.
Since 2006, Billy has practiced in all areas of physiotherapy, including community home visits, intensive care, emergency care, neuro-rehabilitation, cardio-respiratory care, orthopaedics, hand therapy and outpatient services both publicly and privately in the UK and Canada.
Billy has special interest in manual therapy, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, sports and work injury prevention as well as Yoga Therapy. In 2010, he discovered his own personal Yoga practice and study. While in private practice in Squamish BC, he developed, blended and honed a specific set of skills while working with and treating some of Canada’s top level amateur and professional athletes as well as yoga practitioners wishing to achieve better alignment.
To enhance his yoga and meditation practice, Billy spent 3 months in 2012 studying with the esteemed Ashtanga lineage in Mysore, India and studied with Sharat Aurora, a longtime colleague of B.K.S Iyengar studying his Yoga therapy methods. He was also exposed to the Mahayana lineage of Buddhism and had the honour of being able to study the Buddha’s teachings as well as hear the Dalai Lama teach alongside the Tibetan Monks in exile in Northern India, Darmsala. During this time there he also volunteered teaching English to Tibetan refugees and spent time trail running, hiking and free-climbing/bouldering the edge of the Himalayan mountain range.
By 2015 Billy completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher training in the Restorative Alignment method in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Billy’s experience and practice with his respected mentors, such as Sharot Jois, Sharat Aurora, Bridgette Longview and Judith Hansen-Laseter, have influenced him both personally and professionally. He integrates his knowledge and experiences into his life as a father and in his work as a Physiotherapist and Yoga Therapist. He creates space for and guides the body-mind towards optimal recovery through structural, mental, emotional and energetic centring for both himself and his clients while providing the utmost presence and environment for healing to occur.