My name is Helen Johnstone. I am over 50, have two sons in their twenties, a husband and a dog named Merlin. I am healthy and happy, living in Cornwall UK. I enjoy walking, travel, learning, cooking and eating great tasting food. Oh and I love India!
After corporate jobs, working in offices and being Mum, I decided to take a career change into therapy. Working since 2012 as a therapist in Hampshire, with In Mind Therapy I began to specialise in anxiety related issues.
In 2017 I was diagnosed with a lyposarcoma in my thigh, I was referred to a specialist Orthopaedic Oncologist in Oxford and had the large lump removed. I wondered what had caused it. I believe that it was a build up of tension and grief. Although well practiced in dealing with anxiety and stress, I found that given this potentially life limiting diagnosis, my body did not react well and would not align with a 'calm mind'.
This spiked my interest into the body-mind connection. I knew that I needed to work holistically with myself and now others to ensure good health and wellness. So, I trained in Swedish Massage, physiology and anatomy and then set off to India to dive into yoga.
I had found that yoga classes locally were lacking the spiritual aspect and the holistic approach to body-mind-spirit and hoped that India would show me MORE! It did.... and after three months in India, I returned home as a Yoga Teacher and drew my skills together to provide what I believe is a truly holistic experience for all my clients.
Through my practice of kundalini yoga I am blessed to have been given a spiritual name.
Preet Harjoti Kaur
Preet is divine love, Har refers to qualities of kindness, creativity and prosperity. Joti means one who is filled with light.
For yoga, I am qualified in:-
200 hours Hatha yoga (Yoga Alliance certified)
300 hours Kundalini tantra (Yoga Alliance certified)
50 hours Principles of Ayurveda
30 hours Yoga Nidra
For therapy, I am qualified as/in:
Non Violent Communication