About Me

Naomi Chunilal is a yoga and meditation teacher in North Devon, registered with the British Wheel of Yoga. Twenty five years later after first stepping onto a yoga mat, I still love exploring the living paradox of finding out a little more, yet knowing less and less…The only constant being to practise with fresh eyes without expectations. I continue to find inspiration and guidance from a diverse range of wonderful teachers across the UK, USA and Asia, whilst following my own spiritual path. My daily life is guided by Buddhist meditation, alongside a yoga practice living alongside my two children in the hills of North Devon.

All life in essence is Yoga; a spiritual journey that leads the heart to find insight, compassion, and awareness. The mind opens and unfolds through meditation and yoga, as we touch the divine; the boundless nature of love within the chaos of our fragile human condition in a world of impermanence. I cannot say I follow this or that yoga tradition: only that my yoga classes reflect the evolving patterns and lessons of life changing, time passing from day to day, nature moving from season to season. My yoga classes are gently, yet intensely challenging, hopefully encouraging you to explore and expand your individual perspective, to touch and open the heart’s infinite energy, to find greater spaciousness, consciousness and clarity, and inner purpose and fulfilment in the outer reflection of life.

I am also a complementary health therapist, qualified and experienced in therapeutic bodywork and healing, including aromatherapy, holistic massage, reflexology, Indian head massage, and reiki. I’ve practised at North Devon Hospice, and as a therapist at Broomhayes National Autistic Society’s residential centre for children and young adults for many years. I’ve recently been teaching Mindfulness workshops on a NHS pilot scheme for people living with cancer, regularly teach on retreats, and also run a private practice from home.

Also an author, the Mindful Mother: a Practical and Spiritual Guide to Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond with Mindfulness’ is published by Watkins Publishing in May 2015. Available to buy on Amazon, Waterstones or other bookshops.

Relevant Qualifications

  • British Wheel of Yoga: Yoga teaching diploma
  • Yogacampus: Pregnancy Yoga teaching diploma
  • IFPA: Clinical and Holistic Aromatherapy Practitioner Diploma
  • IFR: Reflexology Practitioner diploma
  • ITEC: Practitioner diplomas in holistic massage, Indian head massage, reflexology
  • VCTC: Reflexology Practitioner diploma
  • Usui Reiki Master: Dharamasala, India
  • B.A.Hons, Modern History (Oxford University, Trinity College)
  • MSc. Development Studies (London School of Economics)
  • A.L.C.M. Classical Piano Performance Diploma (London College of Music)

Please contact me if you would to know more about my Hatha Yoga Classes, holistic bodywork treatments and workshops.