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Giselda’s

Yin – Food – Contemplation

A small Family Business with Phenomenal Dreams!

Feet Firmly Grounded Spirit Wild and Free 

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The Wild Thorny Durianberries
2017 – Yorkshire Dales

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My mat has always been my ‘return to self’ space.

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I have experienced many body movement (Asana) forms with wonderful teachers from all over the world.

In 2019, a string of unplanned events enabled the gift of spending a month in Dharamsala, India, exploring the deeper treasures of this ancient art.

My sharing focus is Self

Bumi Dewi/Dewa Yoga – A self created Asana practice. Integrating stillness and movement

Professional Qualifications

2019, Hatha Yoga – Sidhi Yoga, Dharamsala, India

2021, Yin Yoga – Gillian Cawte, UK


Food

I grew up in Malaysia, surrounded by creative home cooks.  My father taught me to appreciate the intricacies of Chinese cooking.  My mother, the spicy heat of Malay and my grandmother the fusion of South Indian Malaysian.  I spent my early childhood with an aunt who could magic the most incredible food from very basic store cupboard ingredients.  Every day was a food adventure for a child growing up in multi cultural Malaysia.

Warm hugs were home cooked meals, welcoming all visitors, whatever time of day.  ‘Saaptingla’ (Tamil) – have you eaten? If not, please come in and I will prepare you food from my heart!

In England, I experienced the joys of family roasts, pies, cakes, jams, chutneys and fresh homegrown vegetables.

Living as an expat in Malawi, France, Turkey, Libya and Shanghai further expanded my culinary repertoire.

Food is a simple unifying pleasure.

Love, Dough, Breathe – A Self treat shop encouraging reconnection.  Celebrating Mother Earth’s nourishing gift.

Professional Qualifications 

2006 – Owner,  Bespoke catering, Wiltshire, UK

2011- 2014 – Owner, Fru-t-pop Cafe, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I believe food is the simplest most accessible form of human connection and self nurture.


Contemplation

Spiritual Contemplation, a lifelong dedication.

Surrendering and listening from within.

Slowing down and being aware of breath. Firm grounding through a deep understanding of self.  Right listening, right speech, right Action!

An eternally grateful student of Sr M (East Ham, UK) an ‘ori badass! who lovingly nurtured, my outer Chicken Licken rediscovering and releasing, my higher Eagle.


We believe –

“It’s not what we put in, it’s what we don’t!” – Aunty Carol

“Health is our Birthright!” Acharya Sunya (Sovereign Self)

“A crazy world is one where intelligent people have doubts and stupid people are confident” – Charles Bukowski

“F£$k you money is what separates the Free Wolves from the Domesticated Dogs!” Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Skin in the Game)

“Happy is the one who is nothing” Jiddu Krishnamurthy

“To take what there is and use it, without waiting forever in vain for the preconceived – to dig deep into the actual and get something out of that truth – this doubtless is the right way to live.”  – Henry James