Martha Chester

About me

Having practised yoga for 20 years, I have felt the positive effect it’s had on my body and – more importantly – my mind. I originally practised Astanga and Scarivelli inspired yoga and gained invaluable insight into traditional Hatha style yoga postures and the body’s response to these.

It was in 2007 that I discovered Kundalini yoga and quickly realised how powerful this practice was. For the first time I realised the connection between the practice of yoga, raised consciousness and heightened awareness. It has unlocked my mind and opened me to a world of self-healing and creative abundance. I continue to feel the transformative effect it has on all aspects of my life.

I have been lucky enough to have travelled extensively through India, where I had the good fortune to work with some outstanding Kundalini yoga teachers from all over the world. While in India I also worked at the Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, where I had the opportunity to go deeper into the Kundalini philosophy and practice, and to see the benefits it had for children and teenagers.

 

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    I completed my Teacher Training Level I (200 hours) and Level II (1001 days in total) with the Amrit Nam Sarovar School in France between 2007 and 2010. In 2011 I became a member of the Aquarian Teacher Academy and 2013 I completed my conscious pregnancy training. In 2015 I took part in 21 Stages of Meditation, completing three meditative journeys toward the peak of contemplative awareness, defined as The Infinite Pulse. I would consider myself a 'Japa Junkie' (which having not connected at all with mantra in my early yoga journey - I now cant get enough of it!) This passions means that I regularly take part in 40 hr Japa meditations and host these retreats for others to take part of. I have in the process of my yoga therapy training and I have learnt other healing modalities along they way which offers me a broad base to teach from.

    In 2019 I took part in the Reman Meditation in Mexico – reciting 11,000 repetitions of the Reman Shabd. I have also started my Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training which I am in the process of completing.

    My experience of yoga and mediation is something that continues to change as my perspective on life changes. It feels really important to me as a ‘student’ of yoga to gain new experience by continued self development and training. This way I can continue to serve the wider yoga community.

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    Yoga with Martha has had a profound effect on me physically, mentally and spiritually. She has helped me to feel empowered during the sessions but more importantly she has given me insights into how to approach life and it's every day challenges. I feel strong in the abs and in the mind with Martha's yoga!

    I will never forget my Devon teacher Training with Martha and all the visiting teachers