Welcome to YogaDevon! My name is Naomi Chunilal and this website, YogaDevon is about the yoga classes, workshops, Reiki courses and complementary therapies I offer in North Devon.
I am a yoga and meditation teacher, registered with the British Wheel of Yoga, with over twenty five years of practice experience; also a professional and experienced holistic bodywork practitioner, Reiki Master and complementary therapist.
At YogaDevon, I teach yoga, mindfulness and meditation classes and workshops across North Devon for people of all ages and abilities. I am passionate about empowering you to stay connected to heart, mind and body, and to live in synergy with your natural rhythm, flow, intuition and natural surroundings. Using yoga and mindfulness as your compass and tools, my teaching objective is to inspire, guide and support you to safely explore and open up, soften and transform your emotional and physical edges within mind and body, and experience more happiness, vitality, self-understanding and ease to take with you into the rest of your life.
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 include: mindfulness, meditation, chi gung, hatha flow and heart vinyasa flow, yin and restorative, relaxation, yoga nidra, nature-inspired and breathwork sessions to develop and integrate different aspects of practice into your life on and off a yoga mat.
I also run Usui Reiki attunement, chakra and subtle energy, healing and complementary therapy workshops throughout the year. Please look on the 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