Neeta Madahar

Yoga Flow & Gentle Flow teacher and Meditation teacher

Biography

Neeta teaches dynamic flow yoga including a gentle form on Wednesday mornings. Her classes include breath mindfulness meditation. Elsewhere she teaches chair yoga to individuals and for local charities. She was exposed to yoga and its philosophy from an early age, but from 2001 began practising earnestly to resolve stress-related health issues and explore her heritage further. Since making a regular commitment to yoga and meditation, she has experienced enormous benefits physically, mentally, spiritually as well as creatively. Neeta has 20 years’ yoga experience and has taught Yoga since 2012. She qualified as a 200-hour level instructor with Yogacampus, London in 2014 and has completed pregnancy yoga training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, restorative yoga studies with Judith Hanson Lasater and chair yoga training with Mary Mackie and Richard Kravetz. Neeta continues learning from yoga teachers emphasising functional movement such as Raphan Kebe of Space and Flow Yoga and Susanne Lahusen. Neeta has been meditating for many years. In 2011 she shifted her personal practice to Buddhist meditation techniques that focus on the breath and bodily sensations. She regularly attends silent meditation weekends and more intensive Vipassana meditation retreats at the International Meditation Centre in Wiltshire, to deepen her practical understanding of meditation and its impact on health and wellbeing. She qualified as a meditation teacher with Traditional Yoga in 2013. For more information, please visit www.neetamadahar-yoga.com

What do you get up to when not teaching/practising yoga?

I am a professional visual artist working in a variety of media, but latterly I’ve returned to drawing. You’ll often find me holed-up in my art studio cabin at the bottom of my garden exploring how best to make an idea come to life through the materials that make most sense. Making art, going to exhibitions, reading about art and watching artist films are a huge passion. I’m excited about how my work is increasingly interweaving art, meditation and yoga together. For example, the importance of observation and how repetition can lead to powerful transformation. Outside of the art studio, I enjoy walking with my digital camera and photographing rural scenes. Eventually my plan is to go on longer hikes around the UK and abroad, continually improving my landscape photography skills.

Favourite posture?

Warrior 2 - it’s a pose that allows for an endless variety of creative play.

What’s on your bucket list?

Hiking with my camera along the American Discovery Trail.