About Helen

Having previously had a successful career in sales, marketing 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 stress and to release the tension 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 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 for 29 years, thoroughly enjoying exploring the physical and more subtle aspects of yoga and experiencing many different “styles” of yoga and meditation. I took my first teacher training course in 2003 with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre and I now have 14 years experience of teaching yoga and meditation.

After my initial teacher training, I went on to train as a Perinatal Yoga teacher (Antenatal and Postnatal) through the Birthlight Organisation in 2004 and Yoga for Children through YogaBugs/Yoga’d Up in 2006. I also completed Judith Lasater’s “Relax & Renew” Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Anxiety teacher training courses in 2009. I am a member of the British Wheel of Yoga and continue my studies on an ongoing basis with world renowned teachers of various yoga traditions, such as Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, Vinyasa Yoga with Seane Corn, Shiva Rea and Claire Missingham, Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes, and Yoga Psychology with Dr Uma Krishnamurty.

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 practice.

In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist, with specialist training in HypnoFertility® and HypnoBirthing®, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
I am also qualified in Seated Acupressure Massage, Thai Massage and Thai Reflexology and regularly return to Chiang Mai, Thailand to take further training.