Welcome to YogaDevon! My name is Naomi Chunilal and I am a yoga and meditation teacher, registered with the British Wheel of Yoga, with twenty five years of practice experience; also a professional and experienced holistic therapist and Usui Reiki Master.
This website YogaDevon is about the yoga and mindfulness classes, Saturday workshops, retreats, and complementary therapies that I offer in North Devon.
I teach accessible and friendly yoga classes and workshops for people of all ages and abilities in North Devon. Using twenty five years of practice experience, my classes aim to inspire you to practice yoga and meditation as tools of inner growth and self-enquiry through the ebb and flow of your life. My teaching style is influenced by Hatha and Vinyasa flow, also Yin and Anusara yoga, interwoven with mindfulness. I hope that by coming to my classes, yoga and mindfulness become a living, breathing practice that truly resonates and supports your own unique sense of wellness, and is truly relevant to you through the ups and downs of being you, off and on a mat.
As such, yoga and meditation are wonderful, safe and profound ways to open up awareness and a sense of physical and emotional well-being. Also to enjoy the gifts of deep relaxation, happiness, wellness and acceptance of what is actually going on inside us. As a teacher, I will guide and support you to discover and create a yoga and mindfulness practice that works for you, to inspire positive change, balance and ease in mind, body and spirit.
At YogaDevon, I offer complementary therapies including aromatherapy, holistic massage, reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Reiki. These can be a powerful catalyst to support you on your journey of self-healing and wellness.
At YogaDevon, I also facilitate Saturday morning workshops each month throughout the year across North Devon. These are lovely informal gatherings to deepen your practice covering: 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 attunement, 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’
Also, 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 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