Naomi is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Wim Hof instructor living in Bristol. She started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 2009 when she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. Prior to that she was a runner, regularly doing 10ks and half marathons, but her illness meant that she couldn’t run to the end of the road without pain and exhaustion setting in. The way that yoga created energy, rather than burnt it up was quite overwhelming for her. It was quite clear that yoga wasn’t just ‘exercise’ and she fell in love with it from the first class!
Naomi completed 2 years of Iyengar Yoga teacher training with Sheila Haswell in 2016 in High Wycombe. She continues to learn at monthly teacher workshops with Sheila, as well as online classes with senior teachers such as Lois Steinberg, Uday Bhosale, Marios Agriros and Abhijata Iyengar (BKS Iyengar's granddaughter). She travelled to India to complete a month of study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune in 2019.
In 2018, she discovered the Wim Hof Method. The breathwork, in particular, was like finding the missing piece of her wellness puzzle.
In 2023 she completed her Master Module for the Wim Hof Method in the Pyrenees. Iyengar Yoga and Wim Hof Method helped Naomi to fully recover from CFS/ME. She would love to share these tools for mental and physical wellness with you!
Naomi is trained in the Iyengar tradition and is certificated by the IYA (UK). This entitles Naomi to use the Iyengar Certification Mark: an indication of high quality training endorsed by BKS Iyengar in Pune, India.
Naomi is a certified Wim Hof Instructor