About Naomi Chunilal

img_7097 I teach yoga and wellbeing classes in North Devon, and am fully insured and registered with the British Wheel of Yoga. Twenty five years later after 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 across the UK, USA and Asia, whilst following my own spiritual path. My life is guided by Buddhist meditation and yoga, living alongside my two 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 through meditation and yoga as we touch the divine – the boundless source of love within the chaos of our fragile humanity living in a world of impermanence. I cannot say I only follow this or that yoga tradition: only that I am inspired by exploring the reflection of the natural rhythms of nature, life unfolding, seasons passing through teaching. My yoga classes are gentle, yet challenging. My aim is to guide, support and encourage you to explore who you are: to open mind and body, and touch the heart’s infinite wisdom, and create more space, clarity and awareness to experience and enjoy in the outer reflection of life.

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 wellness and ease.

I teach meditation and mindfulness sessions, and practice reiki and reflexology at the award-winning Yeotown health retreat (winner of Conde Nast Best Spa Traveller Award). I also facilitate mindfulness and yoga sessions on NHS programmes for people living with cancer, teach yoga at local secondary schools, 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.

Relevant Qualifications

  • 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.