Having previously had a successful career in sales, marketing and business development and business management, I worked long hours and travelled extensively throughout the UK and Europe. During this time I regularly immersed myself in my yoga practice to alleviate the effects of my busy life and stressful career and to release the accumulated tensions from my body. Like many people, I had that recurring thought “there must be more to life than this!” which eventually led me to take a very different path and establish Aditi Yoga Centre in 2003 and a few years later Aditi Holistic Health Centre, both in Edinburgh, UK.
I have been practicing yoga and meditation for 30 years now, thoroughly enjoying exploring the physical and the spiritual aspects of yoga and experiencing many different “styles” of yoga and meditation around the world. I took my first teacher training course in 2003 with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre and I now have 15 years experience of sharing the teachings of yoga and meditation.
After my initial teacher training, I went on to take further certifications:
Perinatal Yoga (Antenatal and Postnatal) ~ Birthlight Organisation ~ 2003
Yin Yoga ~ Sarah Powers ~ 2004
Yoga for Children & Teenagers ~ YogaBugs/Yoga’d Up ~ 2006
“Relax & Renew” Restorative Yoga ~ Judith Lasater ~ 2009
Yoga for Anxiety ~ Judith Lasater ~ 2009
Yin Yoga ~ Paul Grilley ~ 2010
Yoga Psychology ~ Dr Uma Krishnamurty ~ 2011
Mind Calm Meditation ~ 2013
Ascension Meditation Teacher Training ~ 6 months June to November 2013
Yoga for Postnatal Recovery ~ 2016
Mindfulness Diploma ~ 2017
I am a member of the British Wheel of Yoga and continue my CPD (Continuous Professional Development) studies on an ongoing basis with world renowned teachers of various yoga traditions, such as Vinyasa Yoga with Seane Corn, Shiva Rea and Claire Missingham, Iyengar Yoga with Tias Little, Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes, Hatha Yoga with Nawajyoti & Venkatesh, Hormone Yoga with Kathrin Worner.
I have been teaching yoga and meditation classes since 2003, drawing on my extensive experience of different traditions. I seek to provide students with a safe, supportive environment in which to explore, enjoy and develop their own daily yoga and spiritual practice.
Yoga is much more than a physical practice – it’s a way of life!
In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, I am also qualified in various holistic therapies:
Reiki I & II ~ Chris Parkes ~ 2000 / 2001
Certificate in Practical Hypnotherapy ~ 2006
Certificate in Advanced Hypnotherapy ~ 2006
Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) ~ 2006
Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) ~ 2006
HypnoBirthing® ~ The Mongan Method ~ 2006
Certified HypnoFertility® Consultant ~ Lynzi Eastman ~ 2008
Mind Detox Method ~ Sandy Newbigging ~ 2009
Birth by Hypnosis ~ Karen Riley ~ 2010
Certificate in Thai Massage ~ 2010
Thai Massage (Northern Style) ~ Chang Mai ~ 2013
Thai Reflexology ~ Chang Mai ~ 2014
Seated Acupressure Back Massage Massage ~ 2016
Swedish Massage ~ 2018
Deep Tissue & Myofascial Release Massage ~ 2018
I also have a property development business; specialising in converting disused commercial properties into residential homes and restoring period properties.
Throughout all of my “work”, I aim to live by what I have learned through my studies and share my joy and gratitude for this life with others.
Life is meant to be lived in Eternal Joy, Infinite Freedom, Unconditional Love and Unbounded Awareness. Any other life is utterly missing the point of being born a human.
The greatest gift that you could ever give to another is your own happiness, for when you are in a state of joy, happiness, or appreciation, you are fully connected to the stream of pure, positive Source Energy that is truly who you are.
~ Esther Hicks