About my professional experience and how I can help you...

 

I am Naturopathic physician and an Integrated Health Practitioner and for the past 15 years I have been transforming and empowering people to embrace their health by looking at it holistically. 

 

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences: Naturopathic Medicine from the renowned University of Westminster. I have many other diplomas and courses in the field of Integrative Medicine;  Ayurvedic, Master Herbalist, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, MLD, IHM, EFT, Yoga Therapy and many others. I am constantly learning because I want to give the best option of treatment and learning for my patients and students. 

My professional experience has shown that transformation, being it on physical or mental level, is based on a 3 Pillar’s process:

 

Awareness - Action Plan - Implementation

I will provide a framework so that you can understand and become clear about your health and health-goals, the change you will need to make and how to act and keep up implementing it.

I love what I do because of the transformation it creates on people's life.

 

I believe this transformation requires effort, self discipline and understanding that change can be challenging, but it must be fun too. And my work is to empower you, motivate and support you throughout this process. I will bring to you a blueprint that you can apply in every step of your health journey.

No matter if you are taking an online course, a Yoga class, a gong bath or if you require a more direct support from me, I will be dedicated to support you and leverage you towards your goal.

The blueprint I use is the result of my clinical and teaching experiences, it encompasses all trainings I had and with them the self development they have imparted on me. 

My programmes may involve Naturopathic Medicine Therapeutics, Functional Nutrition, Yoga, Yoga therapy, Herbal Medicine and Ayurveda.

Knowing how your body and mind work, and how to use their power for self healing is enlightening.  Combining this internal self healing pharmacy with the power of foods, herbs and holistic therapeutics is fascinating and provides an effective way of keeping oneself healthy. 

Of course you don't need to know all this, but becoming aware of it is a huge step on your health and wellbeing.

...and as it says: "health is our first wealth"...we better look after it...

And that is why I am dedicated to help you to achieve optimum health by using all my knowledge, my personal and professional experience and my passion for what I do.

 

I am looking forward to working with you so that you can become healthier, happier and enjoy life in “your best way”

Qualifications & Diplomas

  • Naturopathic Medicine & Integrative Medicine:

    • ​​BSc (Hons) Health Sciences: Naturopathic Medicine (ND) - University of Westminster, England (2007-2010)

    • Master Herbalist - School of Natural Medicine, Norfolk-UK with Bonny Casel (2019-ongoing)

    • Hydrotherapy According to Kneipp Diploma  - Freunde der Sebastian-Kneipp-Schule, Bad Wörishofen, Germany with Dr. German M. Schleinkofer (2010)

    • Iridology Certificate - University of Westminster with Marian Baartz (2009-2010)

    • Bach Flower Therapy Certificate - Dr Edward Bach Foundation, England (2012)

    • IPTI - Foundation Certificate Complementary Health Studies (Herbal Medicine I,II, III; Principles of Chinese Medicine, Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine & Baby Massage) -City Lit College with Gail Farrow, Moe Casey and Lucy Cooper (2006)

  • Women's Health:​​

    • The Womb Academy  - The Cyclical Design of your Cyclical Body with DeAnna Lam (Womb Academy) (2021) 

    • Initiation: Moving through the birth Canal by DeAnna Lam (Womb Academy) (2021)

    • Love your Body by DeAnna Lam (Womb Academy) (2021)

    • Leadership skills for Red Tent Keepers with DeAnna Lam (Red Tent Academy): From Competition to Collaboration; Peacemaking Skills to Empower and Nurture Relationships (2021)

    • Red Tent Facilitator with DeAnna Lam​ ( Red Tent Academy) (2021)

    • Red Moon (Menarche to Peri-Menopause) with DeAnna Lam​, at Red Tent Academy (2020)

    • Purple Moon (Peri-Menopause to Menopause) with DeAnna Lam​, at Red Tent Academy (2020)

    • The Woman's Quest with Alexandra Pope (2019-2020)

    • Menstrual Cycle Awareness Course with Red School (2018-2019)

    • The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy-Self Care, with Hillary Lewin, Surrey, UK (2018)

    • Fertility Awareness 101 and the Vital Sign with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack (2018)

    • Post- Natal care: Revival, Reclaim, Restore, Nourish Her course with Layla B (2018)

    • Yoni/Vaginal Steam Facilitator by the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute (2018)

    • V-Steam Herbalist by the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute (2018)

    • The Mother's Journey Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training (Diploma), with Carolyn Cowan (2012-2013)

    • Natural Fertility Foundation Course with Elisabeth Willett (2012)

    • Post Graduation workshop Nutrition pre-pregnancy birth and beyond .The Royal Society of Medicine, London, (2010)

  • Yoga, Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda:

    • Classic Hatha Yoga Teacher (Diploma)  - Training with Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga (one of the best Yoga schools in India) - 200hrs Advanced Teacher Training  (2020-ongoing)

    • Principles and Practices of Ayurvedic Medicine for Yoga Teachers, with Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga, India  (2020-ongoing)

    • Hatha Yoga of Charandas with Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga, India, (2020-ongoing)

    • Five Elements by Swami Nitya, with Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga, India, (2020-ongoing)

    • Ayurvedic Wellness and Beauty Therapy (Diploma) - Kerala Ayurveda Academy-India, Aluva-Kerala (2016)

    • The Mother's Journey Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training (Diploma), with Carolyn Cowan 100 hours (2012-2013)

    • Kundalini Yoga Teacher as taught by Yogi Bhajan 200hrs  (2011-2012)

    • I-SKY Diploma in Yoga Teacher 220hrs (2012)

    • Post-Graduation in Yoga Therapy - Kundalini Yoga Medicine Faculty & Yoga life Studio, Netherlands and Sweden with Guru Dharam (2010-2011)

  • Therapeutic Bodywork and Wellbeing:
    • Neal's Yard Holistic Facial - NYR in Convent Garden-London (2013)

    • Therapeutic/Remedial Massage/MET - University of Westminster (2010)

    • ITEC Aromatherapy Diploma -  City & Islington College, England  with Chaika Holste &  Micha Christman (2006-2007)

    • ITEC Indian Head Massage Diploma -  City &Islington College with Micha Christmann (2006-2007)

    • ITEC Holistic Massage/Swedish Massage Diploma - City &Islington College with  Chaika Holste (2006-2007)

    • ITEC Reflexology Diploma - City and Islington College with Diana Pallotta (2006-2007)

    • ITEC On Site Massage/Chair Massage Diploma - City and Islington College with Diana Pallotta (2006-2007)

    • ITEC Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Diploma -City and Islington College with Chaika Holste (2006-2007)

    • ITEC Anatomy and Physiology Diploma - City and Islington College with Chaika Holste (2006-2007)

    • ITEC Complementary Therapy Diploma -City and Islington College (2006-2007)

    • ITEC Diet and Nutrition Therapy for Complementary Therapists Diploma- City and Islington College with Chaika Holste (2006-2007)

    • Advanced Massage Techniques Certificate (MFR, STR and NMT)- City and Islington College with  Chaika Holste (2007)

  • Others:

    • Law degree - Universidade Mackenzie, Sao Paulo- Brazil (1999-2002 & 2005-2006 )

Workshops, Clinics & Professional and Personal Development

  

  • Women's Health workshops:

    • Post Graduation workshop Nutrition pre-pregnancy birth and beyond .The Royal Society of Medicine, London, (2010)

    • Going Deeper with Joanna Lindenbaum and Tanya Lynn workshop: How to address emotional traumas in face of transformation and change? (2021)

    • Mastering Fertility Awareness: A workshop focused on charting your menstrual cycle and its link with overall health with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack (2021)

    • Yoga and the Pelvic floor: A workshop for women with Leslie Howard - Triyoga London, UK (2021)

    • ​Vaginal Steaming and Trauma: Reset and Repair Earlier Experiences - workshop with Kimberley Johnson and Kelly Garza - California, USA (2021)

  • Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda and Self-Mastery:

    • Supervision with Guru Dharam (monthly): A circle holding the space to share, discuss and grow into more effective Kundalini Yoga Therapists (Kundalini Yoga Medicine) (2020-ongoing)

    • Classic Hatha Yoga Mentoring 1:1 with Ami Kothari (Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga Senior teacher) : weekly personalised Yoga (contact Ami Kothari on amimkothari@gmail.com) - Mumbai, India, online (2020-ongoing)

    • Weekly Kundalini yoga Cave practice with Guru Dharam at Dream Hive,New York (2020-ongoing)

    • Weekly Satsangs- Bhakti Yoga with Radha Govinda Das and Kishori Yogini Devi Das at School of Bhakti, London UK (2021-ongoing) 

    • Daily Yoga  Practice with Kaivalyadhama Institute of Yoga, online, Mumbai, India (2020-ongoing)

    • Be Extraordinary Quest: Level Up Your Consciousness, Level Up Your Life with Vishen Lakhiani at Mindvalley Academy (2021)

    • Vipassana Meditation Course -10 days (as taught by S.N. Goenka) at Dhamma Dipa Centre, Herefordshire, UK (2019) 

    • Ayurvedic online training and workshops with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute, Albuquerque-USA (2016-ongoing)

    • Home Panchakarma with Ayurprana (self care personal course) (2020)

    • Inner Engineering course (2013) and live workshops in London with Sadhguru (2014 and 2015)

    • Raj Yoga Meditation course at Inner Space Cambridge (2013)

  • Naturopathic Medicine & Integrative Medicine:

    • The Silva Ultramind System Training (2020)

    • Leon Chaitow clinic observations (2009-2010)

    • Brian Isbell clinic observation (2007-2010)

    • Irving Boxer  clinical Tut or at University of Westminster (2007-2010)

    • Building Biology Course (Environmental Stress, EMF & health and Healthy Home Environments)  at The Light Centre, London with Roy Riggs (2011)

    • Environmental Stress and the Harmony of Healthy Living with Christian Kyriacou and others at University of Westminster (2010)

    • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) level I & II  University of Westminster (2008-2009)

  • Business 
    • Grant Cardone University: Entrepreneurship (2020-2021)

    • Virtual Bootcamp and business coaching with Jeanine Blackwell (2019-2020)

    • The Time of your Life and RPM coaching with Tony Robbins (2018)

    • The Lifebook life management coaching with John and Missy Butcher (2018)

    • Eben Pagan Bootcamp: Entrepreneurship, Digital U, Wake-up Productive and Start-up coaching (2018)

I am a Registered Naturopathic Physician with The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP) and with The General Naturopathic Council. I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK register for Complementary Therapists. I am a member and insured by The Complementary Therapist Association (CThA) as an Integrative Medicine Practitioner and I am registered as an Experienced Yoga Teacher and Therapist with Yoga Alliance.

I also hold a certificate in Emergency First Aid at work (regularly updated) and an enhanced DBS registration.

 

In 2020 I was awarded the Cambridge Prestige Awards 2020 for the Best Health and Wellness Practice of the Year, in recognition of all dedication and care given to clients. 

My Journey to Vita Shakti...


My journey to self discovery and healing has led me to study and explore many integrative fields of healthy sciences, from West to East, merging the ancient wisdom with the wonderful technology and research we have achieved in modern medicine.

 

During my years of clinical practice and training I have developed an interest on how mind can be our best friend for healing and health and how it can also be our worse enemy…

 

As a woman, I have struggled to understand and to adapt to my own hormonal changes and how those ups and downs affected my mind, which in turn affected my body and my health and even my ability to conceive a child...

After years of being infertile, moody, I came to experience the healing powers of healthy diet, yoga and Ayurveda and how a simple change of breath and awareness could transform my entire being……

 

When I finally conceived a child I came to experience the blessings and challenges of motherhood; through the blessings and teachings of my teachers I was able to apply their wisdom to the situations faced and I have learnt to transform challenges into opportunities of growth and self-development.

 

Learning and change is always a constant in life, and to adapt to the flow of life I am always open to learn and to listen; whether is to my personal or professional development (they go hand in hand).

 

Throughout my journey the most valuable lesson I have experienced is to pause and listen to your inner light. But equally important is to nurture and care for yourself. But none of those realisations would be possible if I had not served others with all my heart. 

My passion is to serve and help others so that they can achieve holistic health and wellbeing (Mind-Body-Consciousness) as I did and I am still doing it...it is a daily and ongoing practise. 

I feel blessed  to serve and guide others in their own self discovery, healing journey, and to support my patients to achieve optimum health and wellbeing.

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