Chinmayi left a banking career in 2007, at the age of 41 to pursue a career in helping others – physically, mentally and spiritually. She commited herself to an intense period of learning and retraining in yoga and holistic therapies she had appreciated the benefits yoga can bring to modern life for many years before deciding to learn how to pass it on to others.
Whilst now a practising therapist shamanic healer, yoga and meditation teacher, she believes that continuous learning is essential in this ever-changing world and necessary as the whole planet becomes more aware of what holistic, complementary medicine has to offer.
Chinmayi has run for 30 years but is new to marathon running, however like all aspects of her life she wants to know as much as possible to make the most of this opportunity to finish 26.2 miles well and smiling! The purpose of this blog is to share these nuggets of knowledge..
She successfully completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training with the yoga alliance at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Mexico and 500 hours with Yoga Alliance at the Anand Prakash Ashram near Rishikesh in India. On her graduation in India she was given her spiritual name – Chinmayi by her lifetime teacher Yogrishi Vishvketu.
Following her training and on may visits since, she travelled through India practising with many different teachers and styles wanting to bring a little more of the spiritual and scientific essences of the practice back to the west through her classes and training.
From receiving these qualifications Chinmayi has continued to learn more about the science of traditional yoga spending considerable time each year with Himalayan masters, shamans and traditional teachers who know the truth about how yoga and other indigenous practices can really make a difference to life, especially in the west.
She feels that by incorporating aspects of philosophical, spiritual and emotional elements to all aspects of life, training and yoga is the real key to bliss in everything we do.
Chinmayi holds a distiction-level Anatomy and Physiology qualification (level 3) with ITEC
She is married to Myron and has one daughter.
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