About Naomi

img_7097 Naomi Chunilal is a yoga teacher in North Devon, 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 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 and yoga practice, 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 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 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’ve recently been teaching Mindfulness and yoga workshops on a NHS pilot scheme for people living with cancer, also regularly teach at local secondary schools, community events, festivals and on retreats; 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
  • 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.