Hello to you ๐Ÿ™‚
I’m Raneesha, the founder of Radiant Roots.

I am a Complementary Therapist, Coach and Educator in Trauma, Mental Health and all things Mind and Body.
I am also a dancer, meditation practitioner, walker, painter, reader, explorer, and trauma survivor. Drawing from almost 40 years of inner work and body-mind exploration, I am now based in Manchester. I work with individuals locally, nationally and abroad.

I also work with Lancashire Mind specialising in Workplace Wellbeing and I am involved voluntarily towards a project dedicated towards intergenerational culture and climate change. I have run seminars and workshops for University of Liverpool, Conscious Entrepreneurs, Ananda Arts, Trafford Council, Hear My Voice Bookclub, Conscious Breath Yoga, and other organisations.


Background

Radiant Roots is an initiative born out of the interweaving of many streams within my personal life, that of those around me and those before me.

Mind-body connection was introduced to me through ancient Indian Arts and Dance training which I have been practicing for 28 years. The art form held rich information about our mind, body and inward journey.

Parallel to that, as a former software engineer, I was interested in how things fit together, function, and dysfunction. I was interested in analysing root causes which became a key skill applied in my work with clients today.

This understanding took on a new level when my own mind and body began seeking desperate help. The mental and emotional extremes I had registered as โ€˜normalโ€™ and ‘what everyone goes through’ were swept well under the rug.

A history of inter-generational, cultural, racial and collective trauma played a key role. History played its role in what I absorbed, learned and inherited. Coloniolism and its subtle impact on those before me became apparent in my own thoughts, actions and nervous system. My inner extremes eventually revealed a much bigger picture which required relearning, resourcing, rearranging and rebuilding. I started training in meditation, brain-body modalities, trauma, and more. Unpacking and unlearning became the most interesting thing I did and will continue to do. Fast forward 10 years, I stand as a support for others in community seeking clarity, stability, safeness and aliveness.


The Present

At present, I am a Therapist, Coach, Mindfulness Teacher, and an advocate of Inner Wellbeing.

Professional Memberships:


Education:

  • Root Cause TherapyTM
  • Somatic Therapy & Embodied Processing (In Training)
  • Somatic (Nervous System) Regulation Level I, II, and III
  • Wellbeing Coaching by British School of Coaching
  • Diploma in Body Healing *
  • Diploma in Neuropsychology *
  • Mindfulness Teaching **
  • Professional Applied Training in Mindfulness for Children
  • Diploma in Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing *
  • Diploma in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (In Training) *

*Accredited by The Complementary Medical Association
** Approved by British Psychological Society


Informal Education:

  • Movement-based body-mind practice through ancient arts – 28 years
  • Meditation & Mindfulness from multiple cultures – 10 years
  • Somatic Education – 6 years
  • Trauma Education – 6 years

Subspecial Interest:

  • Intergenerational Trauma from Asian Heritage


I understand it’s important for anyone intending to work with me to understand my influences. My work brings together:

  • Neuroscience, Somatic Regulation (Polyvagal theory), Trauma Education, Earth Science.
  • Indian Arts, Mindfulness, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Yoga

My work is insured and I undergo regular supervision. While formal training has been imperative for context and knowledge, my personal life inform my work significantly.


I continue to practice, learn, and evolve each day. The teachings of great teachers, philosophers, mystics, authors, scientists, women, men, and children continue to influence me each day. I am here to use Radiant Roots as a way to contribute back to the past, present and future generations.

If you would like to have a conversation about working together, do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you ๐Ÿ™‚

My Warmest Wishes,
Raneesha Manoharan, MCMA
connect@radiant-roots.co.uk