About Health our Focus
Carla Dixon founder of Health Our Focus
left her homeland of New Zealand in 1985 as a school-teacher in search of new challenges and experiences. Australia became her home for nine years where she excelled in the recruitment industry gaining an enviable portfolio of blue chip clients as a Senior Account Manager for a division of Hays Personnel Services - Accountancy Placements Group.
As a highly stressed individual Carla gained alot of weight and lost previous fitness levels. With no time to play netball or regularly run she gained 2 stone and started to experience dysfunctional eating behaviours which were largely caused by poor eating habits and poor food choices coupled with food cravings and blood sugar issues. Feeling burnt out with possible'chronic fatigue patterns' emerging at work, she decided to take radical action!
Carla started studying yoga in 1987 with Shandor Remete in Sydney , Australia , with a view to reducing stress and becoming more 'in tune' with her true self. She also started scuba diving and investigating her drives and motivation.
Carla travelled to South America, to India and across Europe in 1994. She met many people interested in her yoga studies and began teaching informally in youth hostels and parks. It was when she went to India and met with Derek Ireland that she had the opportunity to work solidly on her practice as an under-study in Goa , India and later in Agios Pavlos, Crete . Her interest in 'health food' also came to the fore, applying her cooking skills as one of the head cooks at 'The Practice Place' in Crete .
In 1999 she completed her studies in nutrition and holds a Dip ION with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London. She is a member of the British Association of Nutrition Therapists (BANT) and practises under their code.
She is an accomplished and experienced yoga teacher holding a qualification with the Iyengar Yoga Institute. In 2000 and at the age of 41 she became a mother. Carla has recently started working with children in schools to accommodate the growing need for activity based learning both during and after school. She holds a current CRB check and is teaching in schools in the south. Carla’s son Brodie loves to do yoga and is particularly fond of the full lotus pose, see yogasprouts for more information.
Carla founded Health Our Focus in 2004 with the realisation that many of us need a portfolio of solutions to achieve our health objectives. Her personal journey has empowered her with insights into how we can feel our best and what we need to do to get there. Carla utilises her extensive experiences in work and in life. Coupled with her professional training and expertise in yoga and nutrition and brings to you these tools with her own unique motivational style.
Drawing from her own personal experiences her aim is to make sense of optimum nutrition and if appropriate yoga , with individuals and groups. Her goal with each and every client is 'to make it real' and with an 'individual focussed', actions based package, that works with you and your unique set of circumstances.
Her retreats and private yoga and group session work all combine to create a plan that is workable and cost-effective.
Carla offers her skills in nutritional therapy backed up by years of experience and by a diverse range of satisfied clients who attest to her skills.