Chiray means energy and light and when these come together great change and healing can occur. At the heart of our offerings is a passion to encourage people to reconnect deeper with their inner and outer landscape. We offer retreats, workshops and classes - incorporating yoga, qi gong, minfulness meditation, forest bathing, nature therapy, herbal medicine, nutrition and ceremony.
What We Offer
- Retreats, Workshops & Classes – Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation, The Art of Natural Living, Hedgerow Medicine, Herbal Potions & Lotions
- Foraging Walks
- Reconnection to nature – both our inner and outer landscape. Through Mindfulness Meditation, Nature Walks and Forest Bathing.
- Treatments – Remedial & Sports Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Aromatherapy, Intuitive Healing
- Holistic Hen Parties
- Initiations – Munay Ki
- Ceremony – Cacao Ceremonies, Wheel of the Year, Full Moon, Tree Honouring
Manjula is the founder and principle teacher at Chiray.
At the heart of Manjula's practice is a passion to connect people with their inner nature and the natural world around them. Our lives today are busy and full, and this has resulted in a loss of connection to our inner knowing and the natural rhythms and cycles of life. Central to her treatments, workshops and retreats is the philosophy that the more present and in tune we are the more we awaken to our innate wisdom and healing mechanisms. Honouring the changing energies during the seasons, the moon cycle and the stages of life enables us to heighten our awareness to the shifting needs of the body, mind and spirit. Working in this intuitive way enables us to increase our vibration and cultivate sustainable energy with which to grow.
She weaves together a number of modalities that provide a perfect antidote to stressful, modern day living. Through practices such as yoga, meditation, nature therapy, nutrition and herbalism she focuses on addressing imbalances and reducing stress on all levels. Through the use of nourishing foods, herbs, movement and meditation Manjula believes we can create great change in our lives. Working in harmony with the natural rhythms helps us to flow more gracefully through life. With this flow comes an openness and from this the potential to manifest the heart’s desires.
It is her honour to hold space for those who need time to be still, for those who want to be heard and for those who seek nurture and knowing.
Who is Manjula….
"I love to live as a river flows, experiencing the ebb and flow, the twists and turns, the expansion and contraction as the path leads to the great ocean of consciousness."
I started my working life in the media industry helping produce both radio and television programmes at various London based production companies. I am grateful for all I learnt during this time, however I also experienced the detrimental effects working in a very stressful environment can have on the body and mind. After many years of working in this industry I hit burn out and had many health issues. This was a turning point in my life and I made the decision to retrain in an industry that would restore my own health and also help me to support others to do the same.
Over the years I have been blessed to have been taught by many phenomenal teachers from around the globe. I am a qualified Yoga & Qi Gong Teacher, Forest Bathing Instructor, Mindfulness Teacher, Massage Therapist, Nutritionist and Herbalist. I have taught classes, workshops and retreats both nationally and internationally - my teaching style is intuitive, inspiring and joyful. I believe when we open ourselves up to the new and have the courage to step beyond our edge it creates a shift in consciousness and offers great potential for growth and change
Life to me reveals itself in a series of miracles and the more connected I am the more I fall into this expansion. Both the light and the shadow aspects of ourselves and life offer a new learning. Living life to the fullest is the only option for me, having the courage to say yes to each experience I feel will nourish me and unite me with my fullest potential. I have many strings to my bow but at the heart of these is a love of connection, to myself , to others and to nature.