Through a deep practice of Yoga, Divya aims to help her students develop a stronger body, calmer mind and liberating sense of self.
Yoga is an ancient practice and philosophy designed
to touch and balance all parts of our being.
Yoga sages and philosophy say we are each made of our: body, mind, wellbeing, emotions, consciousness, relationships, actions and path in the world. They also say we carry an energy around us and a vital spirit that is beyond the changes and ups and downs of life. Yoga, which translates as ‘union’ or ‘to unite’, connects all these parts of our being and our awareness of our spirit that is not limited by personality or circumstance.
For us today, Yoga can provide a set of tools and wisdom for the following, which is what
Senior Yoga Teacher Divya offers through her teaching:
- feeling well in our bodies and minds`
- handling the stresses of modern life`
- healing, personal growth and development
- feeling free from within`
London-based and a dedicated practitioner since 1999, Divya has been a full time senior level teacher since 2006, offering drop-in classes, retreats, courses and bespoke tuition to help the individual on their path. A community has grown organically through her time in teaching, connecting like-minded souls across north and west London, and beyond.
“I teach in a way so that yoga’s physical, philosophical and spiritual benefits can be felt as we practice. I encourage fluidity of movement and thought – even when holding still in a posture. Being with our breath and sensations, and allowing for whatever arises in the moment is liberating as well as healing”.
Divya offers a mindful practice of Asana (the physical postures), accompanied by breathing techniques (Pranayama) and Mindfulness Meditation guidance.
Her inspiration is drawn from eastern sources as well as modern psychological thought and secular mindfulness.
Her own teacher training spans the strong discipline of classical Indian yoga and meditation traditions, as well as the evolved approaches to the body and mind in the West.
A former newspaper journalist, and with a Masters in English Literature from Cambridge University, Divya has a continued deep passion for writing and using words like we use the breath in yoga: as a way to connect deeply.
“I teach with the bigger picture in mind: we’re doing Yoga so that we can find and experience an optimal state of being, and from yoga practice we enter into peaceful flow state that helps us navigate the ebbs and flows of life. From this place, we can live and connect with others in a natural, non-stressful and fulfilling way, carrying within us a peace that feels like home.”