Jamila Knopp - Well-being Practitioner

Mindfulness, Yoga, Ayurveda, Massage, Wellbeing, Foot-Joint Mobilisation

Creating Balance and Health

Jamila Knopp

Supporting you on your journey to wellbeing

Diploma of Ayurveda
Certificated Foot-Joint-Mobilisation Practitioner
Certificated Mindfulness Teacher
Certificated Yoga Teacher – BYV

  • Ayurveda Practitioner
  • Weight Loss & Well-being Practitioner
  • Massage Practitioner
  • Foot-Joint Mobilisation Practitioner
  • Mindfulness Coach & Teacher
  • Yoga Teacher

A passion for the healing arts

My love for the healing arts began in the early 1990s when I qualified as a reiki practitioner and started taking yoga classes. Through yoga, I heard about Ayurveda – the world’s oldest surviving healing science.

In January 2000, I travelled to the South of India to undertake a three-month Ayurveda certificate course at an Ayurvedic hospital in Kerala, which was a fantastic experience and opportunity. Though the course was extremely comprehensive, I realised I had only just begun to scratch the surface of this ancient healing art and that there was a lot more to learn. And I had a significant turning point in my life. I decided to make the study and practice of Ayurveda, health, and wellness my life’s work. I feel called to and that it is my life’s purpose to support people on their journey to well-being. 

Jamila Knopp Yoga teacher Nelson NZ

Further Training

After India, I returned to Germany, and studied to be a yoga teacher and undertook an intensive residential course at the Yoga Vidya Centre in the beautiful Westerwald forest to gain a BYV Yoga Teacher’s Certificate. During this time, I made extensive inquiries about the best place to continue my Ayurvedic training. Auckland’s Wellpark College, which is a leading college for natural health sciences, came top of the list due to its international reputation for providing some of the most comprehensive Ayurvedic training available outside of India.

And so, in January 2001, I came to New Zealand to enrol at Wellpark as a fulltime Ayurvedic student. After three years of intensive and demanding study, I gained an Ayurvedic Practitioners Diploma.

Continued Training

My training in Ayurveda included massage. I also undertook at Wellpark College training in pregnancy massage. I love to continue learning and further my knowledge, and in 2008 I did a certificate course in Reflexology in Nelson.

In 2010 I trained to become a Foot-Joint-Mobilisation practitioner. And I completed the Level One and the Advanced Level course in Foot Joint Mobilisation.

In 2011, 2012 and 2013, I continued studying and trained in Level One and Advanced Levels of Myo-Fascial Release Massage.

About Ayurveda

Ayurveda uses a systematic approach that empowers the client to a greater understanding of his or her unique nature. It focuses on the five elemental qualities that combine to create us across all levels of our existence – physical, mental and spiritual.

I also teach yoga and believes that combining Ayurveda and Yoga creates wonderful synergies. Both of these have their origins in the Vedic literature and are complementary and mutually reinforcing.

Mindfulness Training

Through yoga, I became aware of the practice of mindfulness. In 2015 I completed an eight-week online MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) course through the University of Massachusetts. Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D., designed this course which is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and founder of the MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) courses. Mindfulness helped me so much that I investigated training to be a teacher to pass on these fantastic tools and modality. I then trained at the beginning of 2016 to be a mindfulness teacher with Shamash Alidina.

Are you ready to make a change?

Do you need help to access the self belief, enthusiasm and passion you need to consistently make empowered choices so that you can be, do or have the things in life and business you most desire?