I'm a scholar-practitioner of Indic traditions, offering a unique blend of hands-on experience and academic knowledge.

I'm a certified yoga teacher and a mindfulness practitioner, holding a master's degree in the historical development of yoga and meditation from 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 potential with others, empowering them towards physical and mental health and personal growth. I achieve that by incorporating meditation and mindfulness into my body-affirming yoga lessons and a nurturing environment where each individual can safely 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, helping others 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 my 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



I create a nurturing environment in my body-affirming yoga lessons, allowing everyone to safely delve into their mind, body, and spirit.

Each session is designed to enhance physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, and promotes strength, flexibility, energy, balance, clarity, and peace, across various levels of one's being.

The structure of a class 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), in such a way that participants feel restored and rejuvenated after each session.

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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!

My deep interest in personal growth surfaced in my early years, nurtured by a love for martial arts. I was drawn by recurring themes of spiritual and philosophical development, attainable through individual meditation and training, with particular recognition of self-consciousness, intent, inner peace, breathing techniques, and medicinal practices.


I am a registered, insured and fully qualified Haṭha 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 program with the Art of Living Foundation, sparking a desire to join the community of teachers. Since then, I have been seeking out my path through various schools of yoga, Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness, relaxation, psychology, and personal development, as well as academia.

My Yoga lineage traces back to Svāmī Śivānanda Paramahaṃsa, the founder of the Siddha Samaj path, whose teachings greatly influenced Dr. B. Padmanabha Pillai. Dr Pillai, proficient in both yoga and martial arts, assumed the directorship of the Institute of Yogic Culture in Kerala, India, in 1949.

Duncan Hulin, the principal teacher, founder, and director of the Devon School of Yoga, dedicated three consecutive Winters in South India to study under Dr Pillai. Duncan's profound insights into yoga inspired my relocation to the South West of England in 2013, where I've been immersed in his teachings ever since.

Svāmī Śivānanda Paramahaṃsa


Dr B. Padmanabha Pillai


Duncan Hulin

United Kingdom


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