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Ashwini Shannikodi. PhD 
Yoga Pranayama and Yoga Nidra Facilitator 
Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive Facilitator 
Body - Mind Approach to Trauma and Mental Health 
PhD in Social Work 


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My Story

I discovered yoga in 2006 while in university which encompass with anxiety, depression, and frustrations of the academic world, as well as went through inner chaos, loss of sibling to muscular dystrophy, grieving, and pain. During the difficult moments I found refuge in daily yoga practice that created deeper connection with the self and helped in maintain balance in life. When moved to United Kingdom, lost the vision to do a daily practice of yoga, my lived experiences with trauma lead to the manifestation of physical health and emotional problems.
​I had few difficult years with chronic pains and anxiety; but was aware that if I start practice of yoga, transformation was within reach, gradually refocused on daily asana and meditation practices that improved flexibility, strength and mental clarity. Daily practice is nurtured off the mat through self –reflection on behaviour, habits, and patterns (Samskaras in Yoga Philosophy) and meditation aiding in focusing inward to observe stillness and peace within self. 

I used traditional healing approaches in my recovery they are connecting to breath, sitting in silence and noticing my thoughts (meditation), Stories, movement of body and sound. Now I offer a safe space for people to connect with themselves.  I offer a variety of tools and practices  associated with movement, breath, and meditation to help each student practice their own unique form of yoga. Are you ready to make a positive change in your lifestyle?

My Qualification and Training 

  • Accredited Trauma Informed Yoga Teachers Training with Susi Wrenshaw, Trauma Therapy Manchester - 2022

  • Accredited Breathwork and Pranayama Yoga Teachers Training with Laurent Roure- 2021

  •  Yin Yoga Teachers Training Immersion With Dawn Wright - 2020

  • Yoga Nidra Teachers Training with a1000 Yoga Academy, Bangalore  YACE - 2020 

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga Teachers Training - Rama School of Yoga, Kerala (YA Accredited -2019 

  • Trained as Hatha Yoga Student  with Veena, Mumbai - 2006 to 2012 

CPD and Professional Workshop 

  • Trauma Centre, Trauma Sensitive Yoga 20 hour foundation with Alexander Cat (The Yoga Clinic, UK) - 2022 

  • Yoga As Trauma Informed Practice CPD- Trauma Training For Yoga Teachers With Susi Wrenshaw, Trauma Therapy Manchester- 2021

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