Torquay, Devon training venue


Innate Wellbeing

38 Thurlow Villas

Thurlow road




Courses available here:

Accredited Courses

Course Name No. of days training in Torquay
Aromatherapy blending 1 day

Friday 4th December 2020
Aromatherapy massage 2 days

Upscale path option

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy * see terms below

Baby Massage Instructor 1 day
Beauty Therapy Massage accredited

(2 days massage, 1 day Indian head massage, 1 day hot stones massage )

4 days


Upscale path option

VTCT Level 3 Beauty Therapy Massage

  • see terms below
(Swedish) Body Massage 2 days

Day 1 – Mon 14th December 2020

Day 2 – tbc

Upscale path option

VTCT Level 3 Swedish Massage

  • See terms below
Complementary Therapies 

(2 days massage, 2 days reflexology & 1 day aromatherapy blending)

5 days

Upscale path option

VTCT Level 3 Complementary Therapies

  • See terms below
Deep Tissue Massage 2 days

Day 1 – Wed 16th December 2020

Day 2 – tbc

Facial 1 day
Indian Face Massage 1 day
Indian Head Massage 1 day

Fri 11th December 2020

Life Coaching 1 day (Coming soon)
Lymphatic Drainage Massage 1 day
Manicure 1 day
Pedicure 1 day
Pregnancy Massage 1 day
Pre & Post Event Massage 1 day
Reflexology 2 days

Upscale Path option

VTCT Level 3 Reflexology

  • See terms below
Reiki 1 1 day

Friday 18th December 2020

Reiki 2 1 day


Reiki Master 1 day (Coming soon)
Seated Back Massage 1 day
Hot Stones Massage 1 day
Stress Management 1 day
Sugaring 1 day
Thai Foot Massage 1 day
Thermal Auricular Therapy 1 day
Waxing (warm) 1 day

Available course dates

The following dates are currently available for booking bespoke / one to one training

Monday 4th January (Students Salon/Home)
Wednesday 6th January (Students Salon/Home)
Friday 8th January (Helen’s home based training/therapy room)
Friday 15th January (Helen’s home based training/therapy room)
Monday 18th January (Students Salon/Home)
Wednesday 20th January (Students Salon/Home)
Friday 22nd January (Helen’s home based training/therapy room)
Monday 25th January (Students Salon/Home)
Wednesday 27th January (Students Salon/Home)
Friday 29tth January (Students Salon/Home)
VTCT Upscale Path

As you will see above there is an upscale path option for some of the courses. This means, once you have completed the accredited course, if you wish to take your studies further and upgrade to our VTCT course, then the option is there for you.

How does this work?

You attend the required number of days for the accredited course with our tutor at this venue, then if you wish to upscale to VTCT:

  • Training Days – You deduct the number of days you have already attended from the VTCT days and the remaining days will be attended with our assessors at our VTCT assessment centre, in Bideford, Devon. (days can be grouped together to reduce travel time, if required.).
  • Payment – You deduct what you have already paid for your accredited course, and pay the difference + £50 admin fee.


Massage 2 day accredited course – £395

Upscale to

VTCT Level 3 Swedish Massage (4 days) – £550

Training days – 2 days attended at your chosen venue, further 2 days attend at our VTCT centre in Bideford, Devon

Payment – £550 (VTCT) – £395 (pd for accredited) = £155 balance to pay + £50 admin fee = £205 amount payable for upgradeCourse dates

Mentoring services also available – further information on request.


Complementary Therapy Workshops & Training With Helen Hoyte

Innate Wellbeing

Workshops Dates & Times
Indian Head Massage £45

Our Indian Head Massage Practical Workshop will teach you a full Indian Head Massage routine using specialised massage techniques that work on pressure points to stimulate the movement of blood, lymph and oxygen in the upper body, scalp and face and is hugely relaxing and calming for mind and body. Cut off dates for booking 18/02/20, 24/03/20 & 28/04/20.

10am – 4pm

Dates for 2021 coming soon

Indian Face Massage £45

Our Indian Face Massage Practical Workshop will teach you a full Indian Face Massage routine using simple facial rejuvenation techniques. It gives a natural facelift through massage designed to be a gentle non-invasive approach to younger looking skin. The massage works primarily by freeing constrictions both within the facial muscles and in the connective tissue, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and boost blood supply and circulation. Hugely relaxing and calming for mind & Body. Cut off dates for booking 25/02/20, 31/03/20 & 5/05/20.

10am – 4pm

Dates for 2021 coming soon

Body Massage £45

Our Body Massage Practical Workshop will teach you a complete body massage routine to go away with and practice on friends and family. Using Swedish massage techniques we will cover the back, neck, shoulders, legs, and arms.  We will look at contraindications (reasons why massage may not be suitable as well as cautionary points) and the benefits of massage for health & wellbeing including stress management.  Why not bring a friend and make it a fun day! Also great for couples. Cut off dates for booking 03/03/20, 07/04/20 & 12/05/20.

10am – 4pm

Dates for 2021 coming soon

Reflexology £45

Our Reflexology Practical Workshop will teach you a complete reflexology routine.
Reflexology is an extremely effective therapy based on the principle that reflex points on the feet correspond to each organ and structure in the body and are linked to those organs by energy channels. When illness or imbalance occurs in the body, the corresponding energy channels become blocked, and Reflexology Massage is aimed to destroy these blocks, allowing the energy to flow freely again, so restoring the body’s natural balance, and hence – good health. Cut off dates for booking 10/03/20, 14/04/20 & 19/05/20.

10am – 4pm

Dates for 2021 coming soon

Thai Foot Massage £45

Our Thai Foot Massage Practical Workshop will teach you a complete reflexology routine.  Thai Foot Massage is a traditional technique and is a unique massage of the lower legs and feet. It originated in Thailand over 2000 years ago. It produces a deep and unique feeling of balance, relaxation and well being & involves hands on stretching, massage, use of a stick to stimulate reflex points and follows the Thai energy lines (SEN). Cut off dates for booking 17/03/20, 21/04/20 & 26/05/20.

10am – 4pm

Dates for 2021 coming soon

Managing Stress

The Vital Steps to Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

90 Minute Interactive Workshop

Modality : Zoom

Introductory Price : £10

In this 90 minute workshop we are going to look at what stress is, the types of stress, some of the ways in which stress can be caused and also look at some of the ways in which stress can be managed.

We will also touch on self-care, why that is important, what it is and how it can affect you if you don’t do it.

This is a big subject and can be complex so I am hoping to simplify it and make it easier to understand, we will work in groups in breakout rooms and there will be activities to work through as well which will hopefully be thought provoking and offer some clarity about what you can do for yourself to keep stress under control but you may also find this workshop very useful in respect of working with your clients and it will give you some extra tools in your toolbox to enable you to help your clients more effectively.

Lots to talk about and we will also be doing a some simple exercises together, plus there will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards and get plenty of support from your peers.

This is a great introduction to the stress management accredited diploma and the VCTC Level  4 Stress Management Diploma’s

Look forward to seeing you all

Helen x

Dates coming soon

All of these workshops are an ideal taster prior to starting our Accredited courses or VTCT Courses. . Also great just to see if you like it first!   Great fun days learning a new skill!

These workshops are practical hands on training days where you will learn complete routines and be able to give the chosen treatments to friends and family.  If you would like to upgrade to an Accredited certified course afterwards this is an option at an extra cost, however no further Practical training will be required. Please speak to Helen for further information about this if you are interested in this option.


Payment in full upon booking please.  Limited spaces are available, to ensure small groups.  Minimum in a group 3, maximum 6. If group not full at cut off date will have to be moved to next available date.  Please call Helen on 07923469456 or 01803 310048 or email: to book or for further information. Thankyou. You can also message me via facebook – find my page at @hoytehelenwellness


Venue : KindaKafe @ Preston Sands Hotel, 10-12 Marine Parade, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 2NU  Telephone: 01803 558718


Course dates

Course dates available on request once booking has been made and confirmed.

Courses available Monday –  Fridays, subject to availability.

Training options available

  • Training available in Bideford, Devon centre with Helen
  • Training available at Helen’s home on Fridays
  • In house training at your salon/spa/hotel
  • One to one training available in the comfort of your own home




Tutor details

Helen Hoyte



Hello, My name is Helen,

I began my career in the health & wellbeing sector, as a fitness Instructor in my mid 20s (I am now 46).  In 2011 I started a wellbeing business, selling naturally sourced aromatherapy toiletries, candles and offering massage and aromatherapy treatments.  I continued to train and I qualified in over 25 modalities of holistic therapy including Level 4 Sports Massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Baby Massage Instructor Trainer, Reiki and Stress Management.  In 2014 I completed my City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, to be able to teach in my field.

In June 2015 I was lucky enough to become a freelance tutor for Holistic Therapies Training Academy.

Working as part of a team of tutors and covering the South West Devon area, I am responsible for teaching a wide range of complementary therapy and wellbeing courses and workshops, including stress management and coaching courses.

I have been an adult (16-25) foster carer for the last 5 years so have a good understanding of working with young adults with challenging behaviour and difficult backgrounds. 

I have first hand experience of working with children and adults on the autistic spectrum and can understand the challenges that this might bring in a family dynamic.

I started my coaching journey in 2016 after going to London on a NLP & coaching weekend, I was hooked.  Since then I have qualified as a certified coach and I am a member of the Association for Coaching, currently working towards executive coach level. I have been running my Coaching Practice alongside my teaching roles for just over 2 years. I draw on my experience and knowledge of physical, mental & spiritual wellbeing, and bring it into my coaching practice. 

I am also due to qualify as a therapeutic counsellor in June 2021 and am excited for this element to complement my work as a complementary therapy teacher and coach.  This journey has also sparked a passion for knowledge about the human condition and personal development as well as expanding my area of expertise it goes some way to completing the cycle of knowledge between mind, body and spirit for me.

Here are just some of my current particular areas of interest:

Human behaviour, self-care, mental & physical health, happiness, imposter syndrome, overcoming fear and conquering challenges, building self–esteem & confidence, working creatively, business development, communication skills and relationships. 

I currently split my time between several health and wellbeing projects, teaching and coaching.

I recognise that the quality of the relationship between coach and client or the teacher and student is the foundation for successful outcomes.

I am married with two teenage children, my family is my number 1 priority including my two dogs (aged 1) Sandy & Humphrey. (That’s Humphrey in the picture)

I am a sociable, bubbly person, who loves a challenge and loves to meet new people.

I enjoy the following interests:

·     Cooking

·     Walking my dogs

·     Spending time with my family

·     Cinema & Theatre

·     Music

·     Fitness

·     Exploring

·     Travelling

·     Writing

·     Planning & Organising

 I very much look forward to meeting you,

Thank you




It is advisable to bring packed lunch to your training, alternatively there are local shops where you can purchase lunch.

Parking –

There is street parking available.


There is public transport available

Class size

Helen offers training to groups of up to 6 students


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