About Me

LiobaI am a fully qualified Shiatsu practitioner and a member of the Shiatsu Society. I completed my three year training at the British School of Shiatsu-Do in London in 2008 and have since practised in India, Thailand, London and Bristol. I am also an ITEC-certified masseuse and nutritional therapist with a qualification from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM).

I qualified as an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher in Thailand in 2009 with the Yoga Alliance approved Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda (IIYA) and have since deepened my studies into different styles of yoga. This includes studying Iyengar yoga with Usha in Rishikesh and completing an Anusara Yoga immersion in London with Bridget Woods Kramer. I draw additional inspiration from Kundalini and Bihar School of Yoga styles and am very enthusiastic about devotional or Bhakti yoga through chanting and singing.

I am passionate about movement-based practices and all kinds of dance and am very interested in what it means to be fully ‘embodied’ whilst still maintaining an intimate connection to Spirit. I have always been drawn to the healing arts and been fascinated by the interplay between Mind, Body and Spirit.

I was brought up in India and Nepal and then went on to study Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. I have travelled extensively in my life and have a love for different cultures and languages. I am compassionate, open minded and sensitive in my approach.

I have assisted at the Bristol School of Shiatsu and studied with Keith Philips. I am also completing a course in Shiatsu for pregnancy with Suzanne Yates.