Simon Blackhall, founder of ANIMA, is a Consciousness Coach, a Yoga Teacher, a Mentor and a Speaker.
As a coach, he is a member of the International Coach Federation and trained in several coaching modalities. He certified in Creative Consciousness, Clean Language & Metaphors and Spiritual Intelligence. He has been a speaker at the European Co-Active Coaching Community Day in London and at the ICF UK-Russia conference, and part of his collaborations include the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at the SAÏD Business School of Oxford, designed for senior CEOs, Political Leaders and Entrepreneurs worldwide. Some of his other clients include the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the BBC. Simon co-facilitates the UK & Ireland hub of Spiritual Intelligence Coaches. In July 2018 he was named in the Coaching Top 50 by CV Magazine.
As a teacher, he is a member of the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Association, and trained with Shiv Charan Singh’s school Karam Kriya. He has 10 years of experience in various disciplines of body work.
Simon holds degrees in German, Spanish and Literature from the University of Pisa, Italy and a BA (Hons) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As an actor he won awards in both London and Rome.
Simon’s particular expertise lies in working with individuals, groups, organisations and leaders to hone and expand their consciousness while advancing their careers and personal lives. His coaching allows his clients to reconnect to their creative impulse and catalyze auspicious new beginnings. His yoga classes open up a channel in which to process, rebalance and bring to completion, what is left unresolved, whether in the physical, emotional or mental body, and to emerge with a grounded open heart.
His mission as a coach and teacher is to co-create the expansion and higher for this unfolding world by holding a space of truth and light in which others can come forth. In the words of Nelson Mandela, ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’