nirmala ‘teaches to learn’, and tries to move through life with an open heart and an open mind. She trained as a Hatha Yoga Teacher at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, a working yoga community inspired by the teachings of silent monk Baba Hari Dass. nirmala also completed Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver and is working towards her 500hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training certificate with Semperviva Yoga.
nirmala graduated from the Vancouver branch of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and offers nutritional consultations, private, group and corporate yoga lessons. She loves to combine yoga with nutrition and nutrition with yoga, and offers comprehensive packages integrating the two, bringing clients to a place of overall body awareness and health. She aims to educate others to make informed choices about their diet and lifestyle, empowering them to live a healthy, happy and balanced life.
nirmala also loves to cook, read, write, swim, sew, travel, dance and sing really bad karaoke.
Qualifications & Certificates:
500 hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (ongoing) – Semperviva Yoga, Vancouver, BC
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Certificate with Teresa Campbell - January 2013
- Max Strom 2-day Teacher Training Intensive – November 2012
- Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Certificate with Tianne Allan - November 2012
- Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certificate with Bernie Clark - November 2012
- Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certificate with Gloria Latham - May 2011
Diploma in Holistic Nutrition – Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Vancouver, BC
200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (Hatha & Classical Ashtanga) – Salt Spring Island Centre of Yoga, Salt Spring Island, BC
Yoga Outreach Core Training – Certificate of Completion – Yoga Outreach, Vancouver, BC
Food Safe Level 1 Certificate – Advance Training, Vancouver, BC
Emergency First Aid Industry OFA Level 1 Equivalent & Level A CPR – St John’s Ambulance, Vancouver, BC
BSc (Honors) Textile & Fashion Design Management - Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels, Scotland.