About Naomi Chunilal
Twenty five years later after sitting on a meditation cushion and 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 each day without expectations. I continue to find inspiration and guidance from a diverse range of wonderful teachers, whilst following my own spiritual path. My daily life is guided by Buddhist meditation and yoga practice, living alongside my two teenage 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, touching the boundless source of love within us, guiding us to navigate through the chaos of our fragile humanity in a world of impermanence. I am inspired by exploring the natural ebb and flow of nature and seasons passing, and understanding their reflection in our lives. On a personal level, the practice of mindfulness is integral in uncovering more awareness and insight into how to enjoy living, breathing and moving with more happiness and freedom of spirit, mind and body.
I am a complementary health and holistic bodywork therapist, fully qualified and practising for over 20 years in aromatherapy, holistic massage, reflexology, Indian head massage, and Reiki. I truly enjoy witnessing how people can connect on a deeper level with mind and body, and in doing so facilitate their own healing journey to happiness, self understanding and and ease.
I teach YogaDevon yoga and wellbeing classes in North Devon, and am fully insured and registered with the British Wheel of Yoga. I also teach meditation and mindfulness sessions at the award-winning Yeotown health retreat (winner of Conde Nast Best Spa Traveller Award); also facilitating healing/reiki sessions there. I also teach mindfulness and yoga sessions on NHS programmes for people living with cancer, teach yoga at local secondary schools, yoga in nature at RHS Rosemoor gardens, community events and festivals. 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, and run a private holistic health practice from my home studio space.
Also an author, the Mindful Mother: a Practical and Spiritual Guide to Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond with Mindfulness’ (Watkins Publishing May 2015) is available to buy on Amazon, Waterstones or other bookshops.
- 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, bodywork and complementary therapy treatments and workshops.