Oxford University, Centre for Hindu Studies
Study of yoga within the context of Indian philosophy covering ideas presented within Vedanta and Samkhya. Modules include: Exploration of the Upanishads, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad-gita as well as the theological orientation of the Yoga Sutras; analysis of Vedic and Tantric ideology and Hatha Yoga Pradipika philosophical ideas.
PG CERT GESTALT HUMANISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
The Gestalt Centre London
Professional theoretical and practical training in advanced interpersonal and humanistic counseling skills. Modules include: history and theory of psychotherapeutic models, counseling theory and skills practice, dynamics of group therapy, Gestalt techniques and phenomenology, use of images and dreams in psychotherapy.
ASHTANGA & VINYASA YOGA AND MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING (Yoga Alliance Certified 200 YTTC)
Kranti Yoga, India
Asana: Classical Ashtanga and Ashtanga vinyasa including variations on advanced postures, modifications for beginners and injuries, modes of adjustment, mindful adjustments, correcting/adjusting though physical and verbal instructions.
Teaching methodology: Principles of demonstration, the art of teaching, leading a class, voice modulation, observing, assisting and correcting
Anatomy: Physical and energetic anatomy and physiology. Skeletal and muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system and major joints of the body. Energy Anatomy includes Energy Body (Pranic body), Nadis (Energy channels) Chakras (Energy centres) theoretical framework, and application of its principles in Yoga practices. Benefits of opening the Naadis, and Chakras.
Pranayama: Anatomy of breathing including yogic breathing techniques such as Kapalbhati (frontal brain cleansing breath), Bhastrika (bellows breath), Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), Ujjayi (the psychic or victorious breath), Sheetali (cooling breath), Shitkari (hissing breath), Bhramari (humming bee breath).
Meditation: Exploration of different types of meditation practices including guided meditation, relaxation meditation, visualization meditation, chakra meditation, mantra meditation, concentration based meditation, transcendental meditation and pranic awareness meditation.
Philosophy: Discovery of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali including their historical background and relation to yogic life and asana practice; The 8 limbs of yoga and the 4 paths of yoga; Common afflictions of the mind (Kleshas) and their binding effect; Indian philosophy and karmic theory in relation to self-realization; The role of the ego in self-realization and understanding of human consciousness.
FUNDAMENTALS OF PSYCHOSYNTHESIS COUNSELLING
The Psychosynthesis Trust, London
Fundamental methodology and models of transpersonal psychotherapy including skills, synthesis and evolution, identification and evaluation the self and super conscious, understanding and synthesis of sub personalities, awareness of dis-identification, the role of the will and creative expression, development of Identity and personal freedom.
REIKI NATURAL ENERGY HEALING
Sarvaguna Yoga and Meditation Ashram and Research Academy, India
Studied the ancient energy channelling technique of Reiki
HATHA YOGA FOUNDATION TEACHER TRAINING
London Asana, Hatha Yoga theory, alignment and sequencing, philosophy, meditation, mudras, ayuveda
BSC ECONOMICS AND POLITICS (2.1)
Brunel University, London
(Academic scholarship, 3 years)
Dissertation: ‘The impact of oil price volatility on emerging European equity markets’ 1st class honors