Simone is originally from Germany. After finishing school she trained as a gardener in a tree nursery, then studied Biology in Freiburg (Germany) and obtained a PhD in Biophysics in Basel (Switzerland). Simone worked as a Research Scientist at the Medical Research Council in Cambridge (UK) and in Freiburg (Germany) for several years before she started the Shiatsu Training. Upon completion of a 4-years course she set up her own Shiatsu Practice near Oxford in the UK. In 2007 Simone moved to Winnipeg (Canada) where she continued to practice Shiatsu but also trained as a Yoga Instructor at the Yoga Centre Winnipeg. During that time she was a registered member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). After moving back to the UK in 2019, she re-joined the British Shiatsu Society and now practices Shiatsu in Bristol.