Nalini started her career in England in humanitarian aid and disaster response for the UK Government. She trained as an aromatherapist in 1995 and began exploring yoga and meditation. Inspired by the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, she 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 healing experience with Gestalt, 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 fell in love with nature (and Italian coffee!) in Italy through working so closely with the earth. 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.” I am also over the moon to be offering workshops on how to make your own natural well-being products for body, mind and soul.
Journey Back to Self
” In 2014, after living in Italy for fourteen years, I was guided back 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 am convinced that life gives us the perfect experiences for our growth and to bring us in touch with the inner strength and divinity within ourselves.
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. It is my joy to offer support to others to regain confidence and equilibrium during such times. Quoting from Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings ‘the things that happen to us do not matter, what we become through them does’, I am totally convinced of this philosophy. Our attitude and mindset towards our experiences is of the greatest influence.
I am greatly enjoying the opportunities here in England to share my passion for healing, teaching and sharing and feel I am where I am meant to be.”
Nalini is a a certified Women’s Quest facilitator and coach and a highly qualified aromatherapist and massage therapist. Qualified in ScarWork, Fascial Unwinding and Energy body work, Body Psychology and Bach Flower Therapy. Certified meditation 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 and in her groups, celebrating the Wheel of the Year as the seasons come and go.
Passionate about herb and wild flower gardening, producing her Nalini Natural Skincare range, 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.
Deeply inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda and the yogic path, Nalini is also a Kriya Yoga Kriyaban and a contact point for AnandaEurope for the meditation and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Regular satsang, meditation groups and retreats in England.
Photo “Mr Bennett” on herb watch!