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Giselda’s Yoga, Food and Contemplation

A small Family Business with Phenomenal Values!

We believe in keeping our feet firmly grounded and our spirit wild and free 

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2017 – Yorkshire Dales

Yoga 

My yoga mat has always been my ‘return to self’ space, particularly healing and empowering in the last 6 years when I started an unexpected new life chapter.

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I have been a student for 25 years, experiencing its many forms through wonderful teachers from all over the world during my expat living and exploring different countries.

In 2019, a string of unplanned events enabled the gift of spending a month in Dharamsala, India, exploring the deeper meaning of this ancient healing art.  I qualified as a  Hatha yoga teacher.

My teaching focus is a combination of Yin, Hatha (Yang),

Targeting the deeper tissues, internal organs, fascia through revived flow of qi (life force)

Professional Qualifications and Ongoing Training

2019, Hatha Yoga – Sidhi Yoga, Dharamsala, India

2021, Yin Yoga – Gillian Cawte, UK

2021 – 2022, Meridian Yoga – Annie Cryar, Hastings, UK

British Wheel of Yoga – Student Teacher member

Lifelong student of Svadyaya (Self Enquiry)


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 pleasure that unifies.

Love, Dough, Breathe – A Self treat shop I run to encourage reconnection.  Celebrating Mother Earth and all her beings.

Professional Qualifications 

2006 – Owner,  Bespoke catering, Wiltshire, UK

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


Contemplation

My focus is Spiritual Contemplation.  

Surrendering with breath and listening from within.

Firm grounding through a deep understanding of self.  Acting with integrity through ‘right action’.  Uncompromising honesty and truthfulness.

I am a humble student of Sister Monica, East Ham, UK


We believe –

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

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

“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