Two businesses run by Nottingham therapist and yoga teacher Andy Thomas have been re-launched following his death earlier this year.

Colleagues, associates and family have joined forces to ensure that the unique therapy devised by Andy to treat muscle and joint pains, immobility and malfunction will continue.

The Full Movement Training School, based at the premises of the PDW Group in Colwick, Nottingham, provides teaching in the Full Movement Method – the unique therapy devised by Andy, who had treated hundreds of patients over many years, including sportsmen and women, actors and road accident victims.

For many years, Andy trained therapists locally, nationally and abroad to practise FMM, and students have gone on to open FMM clinics in Bournemouth, Sheffield and elsewhere.

He also ran Shanti Yoga School, which has trained dozens of yoga teachers in Hatha Yoga. The core postures in yoga are at the heart of initial diagnosis for FMM: Andy saw the flexibility that yoga postures bring as a fundamental key to relieving pain via FMM.

The school has recently gained accreditation from Yoga Alliance UK, which sets standards for yoga, yoga teacher training, yoga teachers, and yoga training providers, and is re-opening in a new home at the eco-centre at Shackerdale Farm, Car Colston, near Bingham.

Andy’s wife Liz Thomas, from West Bridgford, remains a director of both businesses. Andy’s eldest son, Jim Thomas, has been appointed a director of the Full Movement Training School. Jim’s wife Elan Thomas has been appointed a director of Shanti Yoga School.

Liz Thomas said: “Andy was an inspirational teacher, both of yoga teachers and of his unique therapy FMM, as well as a dedicated practitioner who treated hundreds of people in Nottingham, the East Midlands and beyond.

“We are very pleased that his legacy will live on and that those he taught will continue to treat patients and teach yoga, as well as teach others how to practise the unique therapy and yoga that Andy devised.”

Andy, 65, from Melton Road, West Bridgford, died in March 2011 after suffering from lung cancer.

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