Anji Gopal, M.Ost, BSc (Hons)
Osteopath, MusculoSkeletal Clinician, Yoga Therapist & Yoga Teacher
My Osteopathic qualification is an M.Ost (Distinction) from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy. I have experience of treating a wide variety of conditions and musculoskeletal problems, both in private and NHS settings.
I have been practicing yoga since childhood and trained as a yoga teacher in 2007, having used yoga to manage stress in my previous working life. I am a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and qualified with Triyoga in London.
I’m addicted to learning and developing my skills so they are up-to-date. As a registered healthcare professional I undertake at least 30 hours of CPD a year for Osteopathy and 15 hours for Yoga. Ask me what I’m up to !
Away from the clinic and yoga mat, I am a mum to two boys and a wife as well. Previously, I worked for over a decade as an investment director in a high-pressure city environment, investing in and sitting on the boards of companies across the UK – my first degree was in Economics and Econometrics. I’m pretty good at baking and I LOVE the seaside.
Yoga & Me
I started practicing yoga as a teenager from my parent’s yoga asana books, because the shapes looked fun ! I didn’t come back to yoga until my late 20s when I was working in a high-pressure job and I needed a space to deal with stress. This led me to explore yoga in more depth and I practiced many styles, Sivananda and Iyengar Yoga in particular. In 2007 I enrolled on a teacher training course at Triyoga and my teachers Anna Ashby and Leela Miller helped me on my journey. I have been extremely fortunate to have been able to study with some amazing teachers, including Simon Low, Mira Mehta and Richard Rosen, whose work has been extremely influential and continues to inform my teaching. As a Hindu, I try to learn more about the scriptural teachings that are central to both my heritage and the Yoga tradition, particularly the Bhagavad Gita, as well as practicing asana and pranayama regularly. Yoga continues to provide a salve and space from the demands of modern city life, and helps me to be a better wife, mum, daughter, teacher and person. Namaste.