AJI’S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Her cultural and practical interest in Yoga began in 1994 but it was 14 years ago when she took her first steps on a path of positive transformation, became a vegetarian, and started on a more dedicated yoga orientated lifestyle.
During this period she experienced some very unusual spiritual problems, became a single mother, but at the same time, taking her mother’s advice, discovered the healing power of Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic massage and Reiki Spiritual Healing.
These spiritual practices played a fundamental part in her recovery. It gave her insights and experiences beyond the imagination and also a deep understanding as to why these practices are there in the first place.
She was determined to help others and share her knowledge through teaching. She qualified in these same therapies that supported her through her greatest difficulties. Understanding and listening to herself on a deeper level, with the daily practice of yoga, meditation and prayer, has now become an integral part of her life.
AJI’S SPIRITUAL EDUCATION
She embarked on a professional training course in Reiki in 2006 and Yoga in 2011 with a well-established Yoga Master and Doctor of Alternative Medicine, in Kerala, South India. After obtaining her Reiki Master/Teacher qualification in 2010 she undertook two additional courses in Karuna Reiki 1 and 2. She is a professional member of the Complimentary & Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) for Reiki.
Kerala, her heritage, is renowned for its Yoga practices and is the birthplace of Ayurveda (one of the world’s oldest whole-body healing systems). It is also the place of origin of the enlightened Hatha Yoga teacher, Sree Narayana Guru.
She holds a Level 4 Diploma (highest level of yoga teacher training available in the UK) in Traditional Hatha Yoga (obtained a distinction). The Level 4 allows her to teach one-to-one and a wide variety of capabilities, capacities and experiences. She is a professional member of the Independent Yoga Network.
She is also qualified in Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness, Movement and Meditation (distinction). This covers the Japanese Zen, Chinese Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Energy Dance and Yin Yoga.
She also has a Level 3 Diploma in Nutrition & Weight Consultancy (distinction) all from the British School of Yoga. She holds additional qualifications in Aromatherapy and Aromatouch Massage using essential oils. Continuing her passion for learning she is currently studying Advanced Aromatherapy (Level 4 Diploma) and Reflexology (Level 3 Diploma).
Her mission is to help others engage in spiritual practices helping them to persevere through difficult and stressful times.
Or just to act as a guide along their spiritual life journey, instilling confidence, strength and happiness.
As a top law graduate and winner of the John North Law Prize (Best Student Award), who subsequently had a long spanning career with the Metropolitan Police, she developed her logical thinking mind.
Her negative life experiences and subsequent spiritual education helped to develop her positive way of thinking and change in career.
AJI’S EARLY YEARS
AJI’S EARLY YEARS
Her parents came to Britain from Kerala in South India to earn a better living. Growing up in a council flat her parents instilled into her (and her two brothers) the importance of being a good person, having a good education and giving something back to this country. Her main focus has always been on the upbringing and education of her two children (daughter graduated with an excellent Economics degree and is now working for a top investment bank, and son is an undergraduate studying Human Physiology).
AJI’S PRACTICE OF KARMA YOGA OR SEVA
Aji has found her practice of Seva (Sanskrit word meaning selfless service), helped her to forget her own troubles over the past 20 years. She was elected as Parent Governor and appointed Chair to the Parent Teacher Association at her children’s school and she has helped to raise hundreds of pounds for the wellbeing of the school children.
She actively spent quality one to one time with young children, helping them make progress with their schoolwork and rejoicing together with them when they did well, helped her to put aside her own personal problems.
She is continuing the same love and care during this current Covid 19 pandemic. She provides telephone guidance for the elderly and for people who are lonely and needing to stay at home, continuing her Seva as an NHS volunteer. She also provided free yoga and meditation classes to help people deal with the challenges presented by the pandemic.