About Jacqui Gibbons
Ayurveda and yoga are my passion and healing is my purpose. I'm an introvert, but my Ayurvedic nature is Pitta (fire), which means I love to share my passion and have an ability to help others heal through sharing knowledge and understanding.
I make Ayurveda very practical and give realistic solutions based on our environment in London, our real lives and British, seasonal foods (not Indian foods – if you're British, that's not Ayurveda). I also work in the media so I know the realities of trying to fit self-care and good nutrition into working life! By helping you to understand your unique nature and needs, you feel in control of your own healing and of what you need to find health, balance and simplicity.
Om shanti. May you be healthy and happy.
Jacqui is an Ayurvedic health coach in London, helping professional women to health in belly, body, mind and emotions. She has a warm, practical and supportive approach that honours your individuality. She has eight years' experience, using Ayurvedic nutrition, coaching, massage, yoga, energy healing, facials and Shirodhara.
Jacqui qualified in 2008 after training for two years with Vaidya Atreya Smith of the European Institute of Vedic Studies and with Dr Sunil V Joshi of the Vinayak Ayurveda and Panchakarma Research Foundation in Nagpur, India. She is a member of the Ayurvedic Professionals Association.
Jacqui is also a trainee yoga teacher. She has practised and studied yoga for 17 years and in 2016 began Triyoga's two-year training programme, studying under Jeff Phenix, Susannah Hoffman and Carlos Pomeda.
EIVS diploma (2007-2009): Ayurvedic anatomy, physiology, disease process, diagnosis, treatment and philosophy. Atreya Smith has 20+ years of clinical experience and is one of only three Western vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians). Jacqui feels fortunate to have studied with him personally, as he only taught in the UK for two years.
2008-2009: a second year of training, studying Ayurvedic nutrition in depth under EIVS head of education Alex Duncan.
Dec 2009: 200 hours intensive study of the clinical management of dosha with leading panchakarma physician Dr Sunil V Joshi in India. In-depth study of the disease process and treatment, particularly Vata dosha, plus physical therapies including massage techniques, basti and Shirodhara.
2008-2015: In practice at Maitri Natural Health Centre, London SW16.
Jacqui feels blessed to have worked in this warm, family-run healing centre and to have learnt so much from every client and the loving staff she worked with.
2016: Joined Triyoga as a cover therapist. Currently waiting for a regular weekend slot to become available.
♦ Ayurvedic Nutrition and Lifestyle Therapist Diploma, Levels 1 and 2 (each 450 hours): Vaidya Atreya Smith, European Institute of Vedic Studies, 2007-2009
♦ Clinical Management of Dosha (200 hours): Dr Sunil V Joshi, Vinayak Ayurveda and Panchakarma Research Foundation, 2009
♦ Ayurvedic Massage Therapist
Level 1: EIVS, 2008
♦ Anatomy & Physiology Diploma
Level 3: VTCT, 2008
♦ Yoga teacher training, 390 hours, Triyoga. Nov 2016 to 2018
Additional previous training:
♦ Restorative yoga training for yoga teachers (33 hours), Anna Ashby, Triyoga, March 2014:
♦ Annual CPD with Dr Vasant Lad. (e.g. diagnosis, clinical case studies, pranayama, eye diagnosis, marma point healing and Ayurvedic psychology)
♦ Ayurvedic treatment of skin conditions, Dr Ghanashyam Marda
♦ Mukkabhyanga (Ayurvedic facial massage), Dr Deepa Apte
♦ 2017: Dr Vasant Lad, annual CPD