♦ 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, Nagpur, 2009
♦ Anatomy & Physiology Diploma
Level 3: VTCT, 2008
♦ Ayurvedic Massage Therapist
Level 1: EIVS, 2008
about jacqui gibbons
Jacqui has practised and studied yoga for 17 years and is currently training as a teacher on Triyoga's two-year 390-hour programme (2016-18), studying under Carlos Pomeda, Jeff Phenix and Susannah Hoffman. (British Wheel of Yoga approved.) Her focus is on combining the wisdom of yoga traditions such as classical yoga and Tantra with meditation, breathing and the postures of Hatha yoga.
She qualified as an Ayurvedic practitioner in 2008, after training for two years with Vaidya Atreya Smith of the European Institute of Vedic Studies (EIVS) and then Dr Sunil V Joshi of the Vinayak Ayurveda and Panchakarma Research Foundation in Nagpur, India.
For eight years Jacqui ran an Ayurvedic practice at Maitri Natural health centre in south London (and then briefly at Triyoga in Camden) where she treated patients' health issues through diagnosis and treatment of imbalance in the doshas, devising personalised health programmes utilising Ayurvedic nutrition and health coaching. She also provided Ayurvedic massage, facials, Shirodhara, marma point healing and yoga. She has now stopped working one-to-one in order to undergo yoga teacher training, with the aim of then working one-to-many through yoga and Ayurveda workshops, and yoga classes and courses, particularly encompassing Tantra and meditation. Jacqui also works as journalist for a large publishing company, and she lives in sunny south London.
♦ Yoga teacher training 390 hours, Triyoga. Nov 2016 to Nov 2018. Teachers: Carlos Pomeda, Jeff Phenix, Susannah Hoffman
♦ Restorative yoga training for yoga teachers (33 hours) with Anna Ashby, Triyoga, March 2014
EIVS diploma (2007-2009): This covered Ayurvedic anatomy, physiology, disease process, diagnosis, treatment and philosophy. Atreya Smith has 25+ years of clinical experience and is one of only three Western vaidyas (Ayurvedic physicians). Jacqui feels fortunate to have studied with him personally, at the only time he came to teach in the UK.
2008-2009: A second year of training with EIVS, studying Ayurvedic nutrition in more depth.
Dec 2009: 200 hours intensive study of the clinical management of dosha with leading panchakarma physician Dr Sunil V Joshi in his clinic and training school in Nagpur, India. In-depth study of the disease process and treatment, particularly Vata dosha, plus physical therapies including massage techniques, basti and Shirodhara.
♦ Annual CPD seminars with Dr Vasant Lad. (e.g. various aspects of 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