Virginia Compton



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About me

Starting my career as a nurse, I have since then included my extensive experience as a Yoga teacher, Mindfulness practitioner and Yoga therapist as well as an Ayurvedic lifestyle and bodywork trainer.         

I have spent over 20 years working with people trying to effectively change their lives. I just unlock the potential that is already within each and everyone of us.

I am a Yoga Alliance and Independent Yoga Network Registered teacher. My passion is to share the ancient philosophies and benefits of Yoga and Ayurveda to help others to find peace of mind and well-being in a holistic way in the modern world. To enhance this experience I now offer regular retreats, weekly classes, in depth workshops and individual private and therapeutic sessions as well as lifestyle advice and therapeutic massage.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications/ experience
Registered general nurse ~ experience of working with people with substance misuse and mental health issues as well as extensive physical health needs since 1994.
Devon School of Yoga Foundation Course ~ completed 2007
Devon School of Yoga Teacher Training ~ completed 2009 (500 hours)
Indian Head Massage with Bristol School of Holistic Therapies (2010)
Devon School of Yoga Therapist training ~ completed 2012 (200 hours)
Extensive study with Debbie Mills ~ includes 3 day retreat focusing on Bandhas (2010), week long retreat focusing on general practice (2011), two 30 hour immersions focusing on all aspects of practise, energetics and philosophy (2012 and 2013).
Study with Srivatsa Ramaswami (direct student of Krishnmacharya and teacher of Debbie Mills)
30 hour Raja Yoga practicum completed 2012.
25 hour Vinyasa krama teachers intensive May 2014.
Yoga therapy for the internal organs May 2015.
Past studies also include Doug Swenson (2014), David Swenson (2012) and Diane Long (2008).

Mindfulness tutor training (MBRP) June 2015 with Sarah Bowden and Devin Ashwood.

Ayurvedic Massage Therapy training with Sunita Passi of Tridosha April 2015.
Ayurveda Philosophy study with Robert Svaboda completed 2015.
Living Ayurveda further study incorporating diet and lifestyle, completed May 2016.
Yoga for Self Regulation and Trauma (via podcast) with Hala Khouri form ‘Off the mat into the world.’ Completed June 2016.
Yoga Nidra training with Yoga Nidra Network, commenced December 2015 and ongoing.
Continuing self study and practice with Steve Brandon of Harmony Yoga and Ayurveda.

Therapies offered


please see website for details.

Important information

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Maps & Directions

Totnes, TQ9
Torquay, TQ1

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