Devoted mother, music nerd, fond of a bit of sage...
After a successful and fairly wild ten year career in the music industry, a rapidly increasing feeling of disconnection to the Self and the surrounding world motivated Naomi to jump ship, sell absolutely everything she owned and travel to India for six months of Ashram dwelling and teacher training…the beginning of another beginning.
Following long stints in Kerala & Mysore, she then travelled to the mountains of Canada where she spent four months as an apprentice teacher. Although greatly indebted to the profound philosophical teachings of Sivananda which formed the heart and soul of her early journey through life, she fell in love with the magical alchemy of vinyasa as soon as her body came across it and has taught an ever evolving, slow and mindful form of this since.
Inspired by the power of community and group energy, Naomi currently teaches busy group classes at some of London’s top studios including triyoga, Indaba Yoga and Union Station Yoga. She is well known for her passionate delivery and ability to hold space for all those present regardless of perceived ability. Her overall aim has remained unchanged over 13 years of teaching – to create a safe and nurturing dynamic where each individual is able to plug into the presenting current of energy. These days she is less interested in the shape of asana instead encouraging fluidity and creativity which is underpinned by new discoveries in anatomy and fascia as well as sacred ceremony. There is always a strong focus on the energy body and the nervous system, always devotional chanting and mantra, always a movement towards freedom for all.
As the founder and creator of ‘Liberate & Elevate’ – one of the first mentorships for yoga teachers to appear in London, she is deeply passionate about the art of teaching and has been leading sold out programmes and retreats for teachers for the last six years. In 2013 she became a trainer with the global advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather and travels around the world teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness on their management programmes. She currently teaches for the online yoga platform ‘Movement for Modern Life’.