YOGA THROUGH AUTUMN 2020 and these CORONA VIRUS TIMES…
Yoga and meditation are wonderful antidotes to the fear, anxiety and stress that can arise during the challenges of these uncertain times.
I am now teaching yoga face to face again at Covid-safe studios (my own included) following government guidance. There will also be Saturday workshops – the next on 3 October is a Autumn Yin yoga session. I’m also continuing to teach weekly online classes on Zoom.
Get in touch by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or else use the contact form on the website to find out more and to join.
Ultimately, whatever else is arising around us, we can still set an intention to enjoy yoga and meditation together…
Keep happy, safe and well, Naomi xx
Welcome to YogaDevon
My name is Naomi Chunilal, and I am a yoga and meditation teacher living in Northern Devon. My teaching aim is to to support and inspire you to practice yoga and meditation to enhance the flow of happiness and wellbeing in your life. With twenty five years of yoga and meditation practice, I’m also a holistic therapist and Usui Reiki Master, all of which helps me to keep growing and deepening understanding of our relationship to mind, body and spirit.
This website YogaDevon will tell you more about the yoga and wellbeing classes, workshops, retreats, and complementary therapies that I offer across the South West.
My yoga classes are friendly, welcoming and suitable for down-to-earth people with ‘not trying to be perfect’ bodies of all shapes, ages and sizes – wobbly, stiff and creaky parts included! The one thing I ask is that you are open-minded to exploring what yoga is truly about, rather than expecting a purely fitness-based physical class. My yoga classes will definitely help your body to become more flexible, balanced, toned and vibrant. Yet I so hope they also support, empower and inspire you to look at how you connect and relate to yourself and the world beyond your yoga mat.
As such, I’m dedicated to teaching yoga as living, breathing tools of inner growth and enquiry through the ebb and flow of our lives. My teaching style is my own, infused by nature, guided by meditation, and mindful Hatha and Vinyasa flow, Yin and Anusara yoga in my own life. Teaching with compassion and empathy, I will guide you to enjoy yoga that works for you – as the unique individual you are – with your own starting point, health and life circumstances that shape your way of doing, seeing and living. As such, I so hope to guide you to create a yoga practice that supports you to live your life intuitively, fully, freely and with as much happiness, grace and ease as you can, during the short time we have on this beautiful planet.
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 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 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