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YOGA DEVON – Moving into 2023


As we move into the depths of winter, the earth rests and returns to source. So too, we find the reflection within us in resting, restoring and replenishing energy levels in preparation for the rising tide of springtime. A time of stillness, gentle flow and planting the seeds of affirmation into the soil of the new year, ready to cultivate as the days grow longer and the earth unfurls with new growth.

Mindful yoga classes are as follows:
– Online Monday mornings from 0930-1030
–  Wednesday mornings from 1000-1100, a gentle class suitable for all levels especially 50+ years of age (Tarka Clinic, Barnstaple)
–  Wednesday evenings from 1800-1900 (Tarka Clinic, Barnstaple).
You can find out more through the ‘yoga’ link above taking you to YogaDevon classes – get in touch to book.

The first three Saturday workshops of 2023will be a Winter Yin workshop on Saturday 21 January, a Scaravelli-inspired Awakening the Spine workshop in February, moving into Springtime Yin workshop in March.

Wishing you all a happy and peaceful new year and see you on a yoga mat soon.

Keep happy, safe and well, Naomi x

Welcome to YOGADEVON

Sunshine and clouds My name is Naomi Chunilal, and I am a yoga and meditation teacher living in North Devon. Yoga and meditation are a lifelong joy and inspiration in my life, guiding me to live with greater happiness, balance and contentment on many levels. A yoga teacher for over 20 years, my teaching aim is to inspire and support you to use yoga and meditation as simple, yet profound life tools to open up a flow of mindfulness, wellbeing and peace in being you, both on and off a yoga mat. I’m also a practitioner of holistic therapies and a Usui Reiki Master, all of which enrich my life with an ever-changing awareness of our relationship to mind, body, spirit and universe.

This website YogaDevon will tell you more about the yoga and wellbeing classes, workshops, retreats, and complementary therapies that I offer in Barnstaple, North Devon and across the South West.

Yoga Classes

My yoga classes are friendly, inclusive and suitable for down-to-earth people with ‘not trying to be perfect’ bodies of all shapes, ages and sizes – all wobbly, unfit, stiff and creaky parts included! This is a safe, compassionate space in which everyone is truly accepted and welcome! Coming to a yoga class is going to help your body to become more flexible, balanced, toned and vibrant. Yet yoga, breathwork, and meditation can also transform your perception and understanding of being you, deepening awareness, grace and ease inside you, around you. As such, they are a healing art, opening up heart, mindfulness and prana or life energy and wellness on many subtle and profound levels. All I ask is that you come with an open heart and mind as if stepping onto your yoga mat for the very first time.

I love teaching yoga and meditation as creative, intuitive tools of inner growth, contentment and wellbeing. My teaching style is infused with nature’s rhythm, guided by daily meditation, regular retreats, and exploration of mindful Hatha and Vinyasa flow, Yin and Anusara yoga on my own mat. Teaching with kindness, individual attention and empathy, I hope to guide you to find and enjoy an authentic yoga practice that works for you and your individual life circumstances. I would love your yoga practice to give you boundless freedom to create and enjoy a life of harmony and contentment during the short time we have together on this beautiful planet.

Look on the Yoga section under yoga classes for current yoga classes in Barnstaple.

Complementary Therapies

At YogaDevon, I offer complementary therapies including aromatherapy, holistic massage, reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Reiki and chakra/energy balancing. These can be a powerful catalyst to support you on your journey of self-healing, inner growth and wellness.


At YogaDevon, I also facilitate Saturday morning yoga workshops each month throughout the year in Barnstaple and across North Devon. These are lovely informal gatherings to deepen and explore your practice: mindfulness, meditation, chi gung, hatha flow and heart vinyasa flow, yin, yoga nidra and restorative yoga, breath work and relaxation sessions to develop and integrate different aspects of yoga and mindfulness practice into your daily life off a mat. Vegan chai tea and cakes are always included!

I also run Usui Reiki attunements, chakra and subtle energy, and holistic therapy workshops throughout the year. Please look on the YogaDevon workshop page or contact me for more information.

Publications: ‘the Mindful Mother’

bookAlso, the author of ‘The Mindful Mother: a Practical and Spiritual Guide to Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond with Mindfulness,’ published by Watkins Publishing (2015), available at Amazon and Waterstones.

‘The Mindful Mother’ offers simple insightful guidance and inspiration to support you through pregnancy, labour and into early motherhood. Through meditation and self-awareness techniques using Buddhist and yoga practices, you can cultivate a mindfulness practice through the joys and challenges of becoming a mother. For women who want to understand the paradox of ‘I really love my baby and family but….” and consciously enjoy growing into mothering life.


This is a book I highly recommend to mothers and mothers-to-be. It is like an insightful friend who understands deeply what becoming and being a mother really means. — Janet Balaskas, Founder of Active Birth 

Naomi’s book is inspiring and encouraging, realistic and open-hearted. She addresses the deep challenges and joys of mothering from a truly profound perspective and her book will be of huge benefit to any woman who ever pauses to think about just what we are trying to do when we mother our children. –Uma Thuli Dinsmore, Founder of the Womb Yoga Movement

An essential guide every woman will benefit from reading, as she moves on her journey through pregnancy and into motherhood. It will encourage and empower you to think about your new role as a mother in a unique, more mindful way, and the part you play in the glorious process of creation as you bring new life into the world. –Tara Lee, leading pregnancy and postnatal teacher, The Life Centre, London

A book you will keep referring to help inspire a spiritual mindful practice in the day-to-day of motherhood.  A book full of gems and aha moments using simple and helpful tools and practices to keep you connected to yourself while looking after your family. –Nadia Narain, Head of Pregnancy Yoga, Triyoga, London