Who is behind Anaadi Yoga
Neli, the founder of Anaadi Yoga, Made With Love Organics, Holistic Health & Radiant Beauty Meetup and the co-founder of Raw-Yoga Meetup Abu Dhabi is a passionate yogi, raw living food advocate, natural cosmetics alchemist and a holistic health specialist - always striving to learn, share, unite and inspire.
Neli is a fully certified Yoga teacher, including Prenatal, Postnatal and Mum & Baby Yoga, Raw Food Nutrition specialist and a Master of Holistic Health.
Neli completed her 200 Hours Yoga Teachers Training in Abu Dhabi, under the experienced guidance of Devadas Vasudevan, the Founder and the Director of Ananda Swaroopa Yoga. After nearly 6 months of intensive training, on a clear Friday morning, Neli taught her first Yoga class, and realised that inspiring, guiding and supporting people blossom into their higher Self is her mission in life. Not long after, she left her banking career to follow her passion for Yoga and Healthy lifestyle.
Along with her Yoga practice, her diet evolved and following Ayurvedic wisdom, diving into David Wolfe's Raw food nutrition training, embarking on a Holistic Health Mastery Certification journey with Ronnie Landis, and studying to complete her Diet and Nutrition Advisory Course, Neli is on a path of endless learning, exploration and experimentation.
Going through the pregnancy and birth of her two beautiful daughters opened up new horizons and taught her to slow down and appreciate the changes in her body and her environment. This was the time Neli completed Ana David's Bliss Baby Pre, Postnatal and Mum and Baby training which enriched her Yoga practice with a wealth of knowledge on the subject.
Neli brings energy, humour and philosophy to every class that she teaches. She believe in the uniqueness of each individual and aims to provide personal guidance to students so that they find their own transformational path to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. This is what she has to say about Anaadi Yoga and her teachings:
'Anaadi' is a sanscrit word that means Eternal, something with no beginning or an end. Eternal, unbroken happiness and peace is what I aspire for my students to realise in their life through Yoga and Healthy Lifestyle. Just like the symbol of Anaadi Yoga - the Blossoming Lotus Flower, I aim for my students to rise above the murky darkness of the pond, bringing beauty and light, love and compassion, gratitude and forgiveness to themselves and others, thus finding the path to Eternal Happiness.
This notion is in the core of my teachings and practice in which I use a combination of Asanas (yoga poses), Pranayama (breathing), Relaxation, Meditation, Guided Visualisation, Positive Thinking, advice on Healthy food and use of Natural Cosmetics to facilitate the journey to optimal happiness, health and well-being.
A discussion and advice on Healthy diet with my students is almost inevitable, since the food is the building block of the body and influences the mind tremendously. I have experienced the amazing benefits of fresh, living, vibrant ingredients as part of my daily meal - increased energy, strong immune system, clear skin and calm mind are only few of the advantages of Raw Food, Superfoods and Herbs. I also explore the endless spectrum of organic Natural Cosmetics and prepare at home amazing concoctions that support a healthy lifestyle and healthier environment.
Love and Peas ;)