About Naomi Chunilal

img_7097 I teach yoga and wellbeing classes in North Devon, and am fully insured and registered with the British Wheel of Yoga. Twenty five years later after stepping onto a yoga mat, I still love exploring the paradox of understanding a little more, yet knowing less and less…The only constant being to practise with fresh eyes each day 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 life is guided by Buddhist meditation and yoga, living alongside my two children in the countryside 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 humanity in a world of impermanence. I cannot say I only follow this or that yoga tradition: only that my yoga classes reflect the natural rhythms of time flowing, life unfolding, seasons passing. My yoga classes are gentle, yet challenging, to encourage you to explore who you are, to touch the heart’s infinite energy, and find more space, clarity and awareness in the outer reflection of your life.

I am a complementary health and holistic bodywork therapist, qualified and experienced in therapeutic bodywork and healing, including aromatherapy, holistic massage, reflexology, Indian head massage, and Reiki. I’ve practised as a complementary therapist at North Devon Hospice, and Broomhayes National Autistic Society’s residential centre for children and young adults for many years.

I also teach meditation and mindfulness workshops at the award-winning Yeotown health retreat (winner of Conde Nast Best Spa Traveller Award), facilitate mindfulness and yoga sessions on NHS programmes for people living with cancer, regularly teach at local secondary schools, community events and festivals, and run a private holistic health practice from my home studio space.

Also an author, the Mindful Mother: a Practical and Spiritual Guide to Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond with Mindfulness’ (Watkins Publishing May 2015) is 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
  • 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 Yoga Classes, therapeutic bodywork treatments and workshops.