About Us


Our Ethos and Aims

Our approach is holistic, grounded, open-hearted, non-denominational and all-inclusive. We draw our inspiration from a diverse and eclectic mix of creative and spiritual landscapes.

To bring together exceptional people in their field of Natural Healing under the collective intention of healing and transformation for all, personal, communal, local and global

To make each session with us a genuine, sensory, hands-on, interactive, fun, explorative, sharing, informative, creative personal experience for all

To offer unique sessions on a diverse range of tools of Natural Healing for professional development and personal transformation to all

To offer opportunities for spiritual growth to all

To provide and hold a safe and non-judgemental forum of self expression for all

To create a sacred ambience with beauty and simplicity at our sessions

To interact with others with compassion, being present in the moment and with integrity

To live ethically and magically, with a reverent connection to Nature

To be grateful for being alive each and every day

To keep journeying


Emmalene Katayama

BA (Hons) and MIFPA

Principal and Main Tutor in Holistic Aromatherapy, Massage and Healing, School Principal and Founder

Yorkshire School of Natural Healing

Holistic Aromatherapist, Spiritual and Shamanic Healing Practitioner

Qualified with a Distinction in Holistic Aromatherapy at the Northern School of Holistic Aromatherapy early 2002, Emmalene has been working with clients from her private practice ever since, and at holistic health centres, community centres, business offices, community festivals, a gym, and a hospice.

Trained in Spiritual and Shamanic Healing, Emmalene intuitively offers her clients a unique and transformative experience in their own healing. As a grounded and open-hearted witness, she gives deep spiritual healing using a diverse range of tools alongside excellent experienced massage skills enhanced by her intimate relationship with Aromatherapy essential oils.

In autumn 2007, she founded the Yorkshire School of Natural Healing, fulfilling a long-held personal dream. Emmalene regularly offers retreats and workshops Body Heart Spirit: Journey through the Chakras, Indian Head Massage, Holistic Massage, and Spiritual Healing sharing a wealth of theoretical and experiential knowledge with heartfelt passion.

Emmalene was an integral part of the trio of practitioners in the NHS award winning team Time Out which promotes health and well-being through complementary therapies to members of the local community.

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Her Path

Emmalene spent her childhood in Hong Kong, where her parents were teachers. She is thankful for growing up in a multi-cultural environment with classmates from all over the world.

A graduate in Politics and East Asian Studies in Japanese from Newcastle University, Emmalene spent a decade living and working in Japan as a Japanese Language Translator and Interpreter, a Journalist, a Judge and Moderator for national English Language oratorical and written examinations, and taught English as a foreign language. Returning to England in 1999, she was a Teaching Fellow in Japanese at the University of Leeds for one year, teaching Beginners’ Japanese through to the MA in Applied Translation, followed by 3 years assisting in the set up and working in Accounts, Logistics and Quality Control at a small Japanese trading company in Leeds, before following a committed path as a CAM Practitioner full time ever since.

Emmalene has always been sensitive to ‘energies’ and she is dedicated to expanding her understanding and experience of spirituality and explore ways to access healing energy to treat others. Under the guidance of International Healer Mike Robinson, she studied Advanced Healing Skills, and with Spirit Horse in their valley in Wales and on pilgrimage in Ireland, she learnt ceremony and ritual, recited poetry, became a storyteller of ancient tales, and communed deeply with Nature. She has also been exploring life and healing in dance through Gabrielle Roth’s Five Rhythms since 2003, and Open Floor with Andrea Juhan. She trained as a Shamanic Healing Practitioner with Kestrel and Jay at the Bridget Healing Centre in Glastonbury.

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