The Balanced Yoga
Raffaella is the founder and director of The Balanced Yoga holistic clinic.
Raffaella has over 2000 hrs of certified training and is lead teacher at Yoga Veda institute, leader in the field of Ayurveda Yoga Therapy and training.
Ayurvedic medicine~- Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest medical systems originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country's traditional health care systems. Raffaella has been studying Ayurveda for the past 5 years and is registered with NAMA reg. n. 48775106
Yoga Therapy for Chronic Lower back pain and sciatica and has personal experience and knowledge in Scoliosis -
Therapeutic Thai Massage Royal style accredited by the Thai Ministry of education. It is a deep tissue remedial massage.
Sound Vibrations and Chakra Healing: Therapeutic Sound of Tibetan Singing bowls, Gong, Tuning Forks, Drum and Zen Sounds -
Reiki Usui ~ alternative energy medicine originated in Japan and developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.
I am not a flexible or sporty person by nature. When young I was diagnosed with scoliosis and after wearing a corset for few years I was told I shouldn't exercise unless it was specific for scoliosis, so I didn't. I never suffered from back pain, however it all changed after my pregnancies: split abdominal muscles, extra weight and heavy lifting (my kids) caused recurrent neck and back ache. Few Chiropractor visits helped temporarily, fitness classes including Pilates which was recommended, didn't work for me.
I would never consider Yoga, thinking I am not flexible enough! I couldn't touch my knees, never mind my toes, how was I going to do Yoga? However out of curiosity I went to my first yoga class..and I realised my body was weaker and less functional that I thought.
After the first Yoga class I remember saying it felt like I had a whole body massage, working on muscles I didn't even know I had and it felt so good. This was the beginning of my journey to a healthier and possibly pain free life.
From Yoga I expanded my knowledge into Thai Massage, Reiki, and Ayurvedic medicine focusing on natural health, healing and disease prevention.
My days now are split between family (I am a mother of three beautiful boys), my pets (chickens, ducks, quails, cats and budgies), learning, teaching, coaching and supporting my community where I live in Guildford (UK) and online.
My passion is to help people.
When the mind is balanced the body is healthy, when the body is nurtured the mind is too, this creates a ripple and contagious effect.
“The greatest wealth is health.” – Virgil
Registered with professional associations: IYN (Independent Yoga Network), Nama (National Ayurvedic Medicine Association), Reiki Association, CBM, IANLPC and IAHT.
2016-2020 Ayurvedic Practitioner - Yoga Veda Institute - Nama and Pace accreditation.
2019 Gong Bath Training - Guildford, UK.
2019 L3 Therapeutic Thai Massage - Thai Massage School of Thailand - Chiang Mai - TMC Certificate Thai Government Accreditation
2018 Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage - SEED Institute, UK.
2018- ongoing. Vedic Astrology - Geoffrey Pearce is Head of the Astronomy Faculty and a council member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from BAVA in 2018.
2018 Yoga and Ayurveda for pregnancy and post-partum - Sivananda Ashram - London.
2016-2019 Ayurvedic Health Counsellor - Yoga Veda Institute - Nama and Pace accreditation.
2017 Ayurvedic Nutrition certificate - Yoga Veda Institute - Nama and Pace accreditation.
2017 Diploma L1 and L2 Thai Yoga Massage - TMC Certificate Thai Government Accreditation
2016-17 Sound Healing Certificate L1 with Merit - Sound Healing Academy
2017 Yoga Therapy for Low Back Pain & Sciatica - Yoga Biomedical trust
2016-2017 Ayurveda Diploma - CBM accredited, IANLPC & IAHT certification.
2016-2017 Thai Yoga Massage - Thai Healing Massage Academy.
2016 Advance Applications of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy course - YA CPD - accredited by PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education by National Ayurvedic Medicine Association).
2016 Sister science Ayurveda Yoga Foundation course - YA CPD, Accredited by Pace.
2016 Animal and Chrystal Reiki.
2015 Sadie Nardini - anatomy and adjustment Teacher Training - YA CPD
2015 Dashama Konah Gordon - Pranashama Yoga Teacher Training - YA CPD
2015 Yoga Bananas Children Yoga Teacher training - YA Professionals.
2015 Reiki Master, level 1,2,3.
2014-15 Sadie Nardini Core - Strength Vinyasa - YA CPD
2012-16 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Diploma Distinction – Practitioner level 4 - British School of Yoga.
Valid DBS Enhanced Certificate
Valid First Aid