Prema has been practicing yoga for 35 years and been teaching for nearly 30; she has been training teachers since 1991. She started practicing yoga just as a way to keep fit when working for the BBC but it soon developed into an absolute necessity for overcoming the stress of daily living and she realised it was something she could never be without.
Over the years Prema has studied with a wide range of teachers and styles of yoga including Iyengar, Viniyoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivananda, Bikram, Kundalini and traditional Hatha Yoga. She has also been strongly influenced by her own teacher Swami Satchidanana Ma who mixes Integral Yoga with the Alexander Technique; Phil Jones a pranayama and breath work expert; Meg Trainor an Authentic Movement facilitator; and Swami Omkarananda’s teachings of mantra. Prema leads with a disciplined yet flowing style which blends precision in alignment with her love of movement and the power of meditation, mantra and pranayama.
Prema has been training teachers for the British Wheel of Yoga for over 20 years.
In 2004 Prema received Divine Blessings and was initiated as a Swami at the Omkarananda Ashram in Switzerland. Prema believes we need a strong ethical base in our life and yoga practice, and that Vedanta Philosophy helps us find unity in diversity.
“The nature of the Spirit in you is Light. It is the nature of your being, your existence. Mystics, sages, and saints are witnesses of this Light. It is Life. It is Love. It is Beauty. It is Wisdom. It is everything, and more than everything. “ Swami Omkarananda