As a scholar-practitioner of Indic traditions, I bring a unique blend of hands-on experience & academic knowledge. Certified as a yoga teacher and MBSR practitioner, I hold a master's degree in the historical development of yoga and meditation from the School of History, Religions, and Philosophies at SOAS University of London.

My passion lies in exploring the profound wisdom of these ancient and modern practices and principles. I aim to share their transformative power with others, empowering them towards physical and mental health, as well as personal growth. I achieve that by incorporating meditation and mindfulness into my body-affirming yoga lessons and a nurturing environment where each individual can explore their mind, body, and spirit. By creating a space that welcomes and supports everyone, I aim to spread the benefits of yoga and meditation far and wide, allowing people to thrive and reach their fullest potential.

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Academic Research


From revitalising yoga retreats in captivating holiday destinations to nourishing culinary offerings, I provide a comprehensive range of services that support my clients in attaining optimal health and wellbeing.


Yoga-Sailing Retreats

Collaboration with Naleia Yachting International, 2015-2018.

A map showcasing daily yoga practice locations during our yoga-sailing trip in Northern Dalmatia, Croatia 2018.


as reported by students

  Feeling joyful & energised

  Improved health & wellbeing

  Better stress management

  Clear thinking

  Feeling calm & relaxed

  Work-life balance

  Elevated compassion

  Better sleep

  Improvements to stamina

  Strength & flexibility

  Corrected body posture

  A great supplement to sports activities




Driven by my passion for holistic health & personal growth, I founded an award-winning wellness blog and mobile studio in 2015.

The studio promotes holistic philosophy in which all aspects of an individual are intimately interconnected and only understood within the context of the whole. In line with this approach, individuals receive tools to nourish and balance their entire being by integrating their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual development.

With the right intention, it's a way of life that anyone can put into practice!

The structure of individual and group sessions is based on the standard eight auxiliaries of Rāja Yoga (Pātañjala Yoga), traditional Haṭha Yoga, Dr Pillai's system of breathing & purification techniques, and Buddhist teachings, with a spiritual blessing from Svāmī Śivānanda Paramahaṃsa (of Kerala, India). In other words, the classes combine physical exercises (āsana) with meditation and mindfulness (dhyāna and smṛti), breathwork (kriyā and prāṇāyāma), and deep relaxation (śavāsana & nidrā), as well as lifestyle guidance (yamas & niyamas). This way, each session promotes physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as clarity, balance and peace on many levels of one's being.

My deep interest in personal development was revealed very early with a love for martial arts.

I was drawn by recurring themes of spiritual and philosophical development achievable through individual meditation and training. There was a particular recognition of self-consciousness, intent, inner peace, breathing techniques, and medicinal practices.


I am a registered, insured and fully qualified Yoga Teacher trained by the Devon School of Yoga (500 hours), following on from successful completion of the DSY's Foundation Yoga program.

"The word 'Mahatma' it means great soul
and it's inside of us just waiting to unfold."

MC Yogi, artist

In 2008, I completed my first Yoga-based personal development program with the Art of Living Foundation, which inspired me with a desire to join the community of teachers. Since then, I've been seeking out my path through various schools of Buddhism, Yoga, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, personal development, psychology, and academic religious studies.

My Yoga lineage can be traced back to Svāmī Śivānanda Paramahaṃsa, the founder of the Siddha Samaj path. He greatly influenced Dr B. Padmanabha Pillai in his early years, who soon became a Yoga and martial arts adept. In 1949, Dr Pillai became the director of the Institute of Yogic Culture in Kerala, India.

The principal teacher, founder and director of the Devon School of Yoga, Duncan Hulin, spent three consecutive Winters in South India studying with Dr Pillai. Duncan's input into the world of Yoga inspired me to move to the South West of England in 2013, where his school is based. I have been learning Duncan's approach to Yoga ever since then.

Svāmī Śivānanda Paramahaṃsa


Dr B. Padmanabha Pillai


Duncan Hulin

United Kingdom


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