Complementary Therapy School Founder & Tutor – Anna

Job Title:

Therapy Tutor and School Owner

 

Name:

Anna Joti Low

 

Describe your job in couple of sentences:

I run a school of complementary therapy to teach absolute beginners Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Body Massage, from there and open to all qualified therapists, I teach a wide range of additional advanced massage modalities to enhance their existing practice. I have been a practitioner myself for 25 years.

 When did you know what you wanted to do?

Aged 27

 

Did you go to university, go straight into the workforce or do an apprenticeship?

I went to college and then into work, I have continued to study and work in my chosen field ever since

 

What did you study?

Diploma Theatre Studies – Acting
Level 3 Complementary Therapies (over 20 modalities)
TCM Acupuncture
Cert Ed Teaching Qualification
Kundalini Yoga Teacher

 

What was your first job:

Drama Youth Worker
Social Activities Organiser in a residential home for older people

 

Does it relate to what you do now?

In some ways yes. It’s different, but my Drama School Training definitely supports my teaching ability

 

Have you done other jobs in your life – if so what were they:

Manager of a Jazz Club in Hong Kong
Waitressing

 

Did they have any influence on what you do now?

Everything interweaves; Customer service, organization, presentation skills. I have always had a keen interest in the healing and performing arts.

 

How did you find out about your job (how it existed)?

I created it from a job I had teaching for other academies and I also teach at a Further Education College

 

How did you get the job you wanted- steps and process?

I wasn’t satisfied waiting for others to create the work for me and waiting for the phone to ring to book me. So I decided to take the steps to become the owner of my own school.

 

What qualities do you need to have to be successful in your field?

Ability to communicate
Know your subject Specialist
Committed
Kind
Patient

Give 3 tips for someone hoping to follow in your footsteps:

Get qualified in lots of modalities and practice a lot, so that you know subject
Qualify as a Teacher AET and above
Teach for some small academies to get experience

 

Who inspires you?:

I am inspired by:

Guru Jagat
Trinny – even though she can be quite annoying, her business acumen is amazing
Simon Sinkek
Simon Cowell
Susie Ma

So many cool people in business..