Braintree Clothing

A spiritually influenced mind-body approach to helping you find peace and wellbeing

music by Janin Devi

 

General Wellbeing

I offer small group yoga classes in my home studio and private classes for you and/or a family member or friend you would like to introduce to yoga.  I also offer family classes and children's yoga parties by arrangement.

In addition, I run Mindfulness training courses and meditation group drop in sessions.  And I integrate the principles of Mindfulness in individual Life Coaching Sessions.

This is complimented by body-work in the form of Thai Yoga Massage which is prescriptive to your needs.

 

 

 

Condition / Injury Wellbeing

I offer Yoga Therapy sessions which are specifically tailored to your condition or injury. This includes a postural assessment and a series of breathing, meditation and visualisations which can be practised at home.

Where required I can also incorporate gentle Thai Yoga Massage.

I have experience of working with a number of conditions including; Arthritis, Parkinsons, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Conditions, Fibromyalagia, Eating Disorders, Bi-Polar, Depression, Addiction to name a few.

Workplace Wellbeing

I offer team yoga classes, mindful movement sessions (a more gentle form of movement practice similar to Qi Gong), Breathing techniques, Introductions to Mindfulness and longer structured Mindfulness for Stress courses.

The above can form part of a team away day which can be tailored to your agenda.  Or as part of a structured commitment to your employees wellbeing.

I currently teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to staff at NHS Southern Health Foundation Trust.

 

 

Namaste,

Wishing you a very warm welcome to my website.

I hope you enjoy exploring the site and find some inspiration to either start or continue your journey to finding peace and wellbeing.

So, a little about me..well, my journey started back in 2008 when I trained as a Life Coach with The International Coaches Federation and began to practice yoga with two wonderful Indian teachers pictured below whilst living abroad.  It was a very authentic introduction to yoga learning many of the techniques and approach to yoga they had learned growing up.  And they really were more like spiritual guides to me than your average yoga teacher and inspired me to travel to India to learn more about the philosophy of yoga and train to become a teacher. 

My 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Alliance accreditation training took place at Ashiyana in Goa, India in 2011. The training at Ashiyana is dedicated to a spiritual Master called - Satyananda whom encourages self enquiry and to experience yourself as your innermost essence and know the peace and freedom within. Sounds life -transforming doesn't it? It was!  

Satyananda is supported by the Satsang Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting his work. For more information about Satyananda: www.satyananda.org

If you wish to view photos of my training at Ashiayana you are welcome to view my gallery.

On returning to the UK, I opened my home and began teaching classes for free, which to my delight - today is a thriving healing community of like-minded people.

 

 

However,  the types of conditions, injuries and general ailments I was seeing coming into my classes prompted me to study intensively in Yoga as Therapy, completing a Yoga Therapy Diploma at Yoga Campus, London in 2013.  Which ultimately means I am able to approach yoga more therapeutically and tailor the practice to those  who require healing or management of specific health concerns and I do this in one-to-one yoga therapy sessions and in my classes.

I have experience of working with many health concerns, but the main complaint I generally see is people over worked and stressed or run down.  So, I wanted to learn a spiritually influenced body-work therapy which could help my clients release the tension from their body.  So with this idea and after much research I travelled to Greece to study Thai Massage the highly regarded Krishna Takis of Sunshine House.

During all my trainings Meditation for me has played a very significant role both in participation and in experiencing positive benefits for myself.  But I wanted to reach a wider audience than meditation and so with this in mind I have been training to become a Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher.  I teach in both a personal and corporate setting and am very open to introducing Mindfulness to other groups.

So if you've read this far then you can probably gather that I am really passionate about wellbeing for both the physical boy and the mind and my vocation is in helping my clients feel the best that they can to enjoy a ... quality of life.  

I continue to learn and develop my skills by attending workshops and retreats with some of the best tutors in the wellbeing field.  You are welcome to view my training qualifications and trainings here.

So, thank you for reading and I really look forward to connecting with you and helping you in any which way I can.

Om Shanti,

Amanda

 

 

My philosophy is about creating a space where my clients can find themselves again, come back to whom they really are in a compassionate and non-judgemental way.  To really connect with themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. We often get lost, forget our values, don't speak our truth and cling to what we think serves us.

I  open up the opportunity to discover what feels right underneath the roles we play, to enjoy stillness and  being in the present. To allow the space for new things to arise and the possibility of acceptance of what is.

I encourage my clients to question how they are in the world, how they relate to themselves and others and what changes they may need to make to feel more connected, loved and at peace.

 
 

                        Training

Feb - Apr '13
Yoga Therapy & Self Knowledge
Marc Beuvain
 
Dec '12
Core Yoga
Paul Fox
 
Oct '12
Advanced Yoga Therapy
Doug Keller
 
Aug '12
Viniyoga Retreat
 
May '12
Neurobiology of the spine
Yoga for Emotional Balance
Bo Forbes
 
Oct '11
Yogabugs Childrens Teacher Training
 
Feb '11
200Hr Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training, India
 
Dec '10
CPCC Certification - (Certified Professional CoActive Life Coach)

Nov '14 - Present
Mindfulness Teacher Training, Breathworks
 
July '14
Barcelona Yoga ConferenceBreath Workshop, Leslie Kaminoff
Kundalini Yoga, Amir Jan
 
Mar '14
Yoga & The Pelvic Floor
Uma Dinsmore Tuli & Leslie Howard, London
 
Jan '14
Yoga Nidra Foundation
Uma & Nirlipta, London
 
Feb '12 to Nov '13
Diploma: Yoga as Therapy
YogaCampus, London
 
Aug '13
90Hr Thai Yoga Massage
Sunshine Network, Greece
 
June '13
First Aid for Yoga Teachers
Mike Bond, London

June '13
Teaching Yoga from the Organs
Judith Hanson Lasater