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 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 across the UK, USA and Asia, whilst following my own spiritual path. My daily life is guided by Buddhist meditation and a 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 cannot say I follow and only teach this or that yoga tradition. Instead, I am inspired by exploring the ebb and flow of life unfolding and the seasons passing, and to understand these natural rhythms in the reflection of our own individual lives. On a personal and professional level, I am guided by the practice of mindfulness as a path to touching the heart’s infinite wisdom and to cultivating greater insight and awareness into what is really going on inside us!

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 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, 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.