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Photography by Eli Vydrova | www.elimentphoto.com

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My Story

I have been on a dedicated journey of learning, absorbing, developing and sharing the healing arts since 2012.  I first discovered Yoga as a necessary medicine during a challenging chapter of my life.  Inspired by the therapeutic benefits experienced from my own practice, my interests in a more conscious existence led me to India, where I left behind a career in chemistry to submerse myself in a more holistic approach to life, completing my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Linda d’Antal of Ashiyana Yoga School.

As a regular teacher at Ashiyana Yoga Retreat Centre in Goa, India since 2013, my offerings in the last few years have evolved more into facilitating free, playful and expressive movement.  As well as offering yoga and bodywork, my hugely popular weekly Ecstatic Shaking Sessions have been extremely well received.


My first experience of the transformative power of shaking came during an Osho Kundalini Meditation.  Fifteen minutes of intense shaking to music ignited a flame in me that I had never before experienced.  My feet rooted into the ground; an energy had awakened in me that spiralled upwards and outwards and lifted me into euphoria and total joy.  From that moment I was hooked on the practice!


For a while, my shaking was kept to personal meditations until I attended a shaking class held by Darren Austin Hall during a yoga festival.  Witnessing a shala full of yogis - who had never moved in this way before - open themselves up to shake, sweat, dance and fully embrace the moment, I realised that the medicinal power of shaking was something that (more than just enjoying by myself) I had the burning desire to share its benefits with others.


More recently, my journey into the expressive and ecstatic movement practices led me to spend an incredibly magical and life-changing four weeks in Bali in early 2017, where I trained to facilitate 5Elements Dance ActivationTM Journeys with Malaika MaVeena Darville.  This experience stoked further my passion for dance, breath, movement and connection…and has inspired integration and embodiment of the elements in all aspects of my personal life and offerings.

I am passionate about inspiring people to realise their own potential.  My intention is to inspire and ignite the shake and freedom of movement in everyone, in order that we may all reclaim our freedom, embrace our innate wildness and weirdness, and reconnect with our bodies, so that we can live more harmoniously within ourselves, with others and with this beautiful planet we live upon.


When not in India, I can be found shimmying and shaking in London, Bali, Ibiza, the British countryside and wherever else this amazing life takes me!

"Lalita has a presence that instantly made me feel grounded and connected to myself. Her class invited me to explore parts of myself that I had not been able to tap into. Her delivery of the class was so fluid and professionally executed that I felt at total ease. Lalita's style of facilitation also allowed me to feel in control of my process. Lalita's class was a life changing experience.  I would encourage everyone to try Elemental Alchemy. You won't look back!"

- Luna Lakshmi

"Lalita is a wonderful teacher who ignites the energy within the group and creates a space to allow the energy to flow freely and expressively.  I leave the sessions with peace and tranquillity every time.  Thank you Lalita!"

- Gary Beckett

"Lalita holds space with such grace, elegance and flow, during her session I felt deeply nourished and grounded in my body and inspired by how calm and relaxed her energy transfers through the group. I'm excited to experience more of Lalita's offerings!"

- Hara InJoy





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