Nalini is a qualified women’s wellness coach, yoga teacher and holistic therapist. She offers expertise, safe space and support for health and emotional issues and life change. She uses her knowledge, intuition and experience to tailor sessions to meet your individual needs, and her warm, down to earth approach will put you instantly at ease.
“I started my career in England in humanitarian aid and disaster response for the UK Government. I trained as an aromatherapist in 1995 and began exploring yoga and meditation. Inspired by the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, I lived in the Ananda spiritual community in Italy for many years.
Being part of the Ananda community and guest retreat re-shaped my life and continues to to be my source of inspiration and renewal. Over the years, I have developed my therapy and healing skills, enhanced by my own experience with Gestalt, family constellation, body psychology, conscious dance and yoga and meditation. And interestingly, through practicing ‘menstrual cycle awareness’ which was a life-changer!” The changes were so profound that I decided to train with Alexandra Pope (author of Wild Power) as a coach and facilitator of this work.
I am really passionate about educating and mentoring women into health and wellness through the natural rhythms of our lives, including menstruality and menopause. I can help you with period pain, PMT, hot flushes, sleep, emotional overwhelm and other challenges. I went on to train with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in Women’s Wellness Yoga Therapy which initiated a deep integration on both a personal and professional level. Women’s wellness yoga is of great help with all the cycles we go through as women including fertility, postnatal, menstrual cycle and menopause and it is great to see the delight in women when they engage with these nourishing practices.
I fell in love with nature (and Italian coffee!) in Italy through working so closely with the earth. As an aromatherapist, I cultivated my own range of essential oils and herbal products – Nalini Natural Skincare, which I am now making here, delighted that my small English garden graciously provides some of what I need, despite the weather! These beautiful products bring a unique and personal touch to my therapy sessions.
Aromatherapy and healing session can help with so many conditions including stress, skin problems, emotional blocks, fibromyalgia, CFS, and is a great support for Mum and Baby too.
I run regular workshops where you can learn how to make your own natural well-being products for body, mind and soul. Returning to ‘Community Herbalism’ and reconnecting with the earth and our hearts is a wonderful thing to do.
Journey Back to Self
” In 2014, after living in Italy for fourteen years, I returned to England with no agenda and no clear plan. Navigating through a huge life change, loss and uncertainty has given me deep insight, compassion and understanding. I never cease to be amazed by our capacity as humans to heal and move forward, even under adverse circumstances. I think everything we experience weaves itself into the tapestry of our being and points us towards our deeper truth. and our inner strength.
Despite the challenges (or because of them), I have found an innate joy and freedom of spirit. I had amazing support during this major transition and nobody needs to go through difficult times alone.
I feel deeply honoured to be able to offer support to others during times of loss, grief and change and to have the trust of my clients.
I am greatly enjoying the opportunities here in England to share my passion for healing, herbs, yoga and dance, creating safe space for women to express, grow and heal.
Nalini is a a certified Women’s Quest facilitator and coach and qualified aromatherapist. Qualified in ScarWork, Fascial Unwinding and Energy body work, Body Psychology and Bach Flower Therapy. Certified meditation, women’s wellness yoga and Yoga Nidra teacher and Dance of Awareness facilitator.
She has a natural affinity with nature and the seasons and all they have to teach and loves sharing this in her “Practical Magic” Workshops.
Passionate about herb and wild flower gardening, producing her Nalini Natural Skincare range. She lives surrounded by her healing plants, many of which find their way onto her workshops or into her creams. She loves cats, dance, travel, reading, journalling and being in nature. Nalini plays harmonium, an Indian musical instrument that accompanies devotional chanting, and follows the path of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. She has a deep love of the Divine Feminine.
Deeply inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda and the yogic path, Nalini is also a Kriya Yoga Kriyaban and a contact point for Ananda Europe for the meditation and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Regular satsang, meditation groups and retreats in England.
Photo “Mr Bennett” on herb watch!