Jamila’s passion for the healing arts began in the early 1990s, when she qualified as a Reiki Practitioner and started taking Yoga classes. Through Yoga Jamila heard about Ayurveda – the world’s oldest surviving healing science.
In January 2000 Jamila travelled to the South of India to undertake a three-month Ayurveda certificate course at an Ayurvedic hospital in Kerala. Though the course was extremely comprehensive, Jamila realised she had only just begun to scratch the surface of this ancient healing art. In a decision that Jamila regards as the major turning point in her life, she decided that she wished to make the study and practice of Ayurveda, health, and well-being her life’s work.
On her return to Germany, Jamila completed her yoga teacher studies and undertook an intensive residential course at the Yoga Vidya Centre to gain her Sivananda Yoga Teacher’s Certificate. During this time she also made extensive inquiries about the best place to continue her Ayurvedic training. Auckland’s Wellpark College 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 Jamila came to New Zealand to enrol at Wellpark as a fulltime Ayurvedic student. After three years of intensive and demanding study, Jamila gained her Ayurvedic Practitioners Diploma.
Ayurveda uses a systematic approach that empowers the client to a greater understanding of his or her own unique nature. It focuses on the five elemental qualities that combine to create us across all levels of our existence – physical, mental and spiritual.
Jamila also teaches yoga and believes that combining Ayurveda and yoga creates wonderful synergies. Both these disciplines have their origins in the Vedic literature and are complimentary and mutually reinforcing.
Jamila’s training in Ayurveda included massage. At Wellpark College she undertook further training in pregnancy massage. In 2008 she did a certificate course in Reflexology.
In 2010 Jamila trained to become a Foot-Joint-Mobilisation practitioner. She trained and completed Level One and the Advanced Level course in Foot Joint Mobilisation.
In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Jamila continued her studies and trained in Level One and Advanced Levels of Myo-Fascial Release Massage.
Through yoga, Jamila became aware of the practice of mindfulness. In 2015 Jamila completed an eight-week online MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) course through the University of Massachusetts. This course is designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is 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. At the beginning of 2016, Jamila trained to be a mindfulness teacher with Shamash Alidina.
Jamila feels blessed to have found such wonderful channels through which to realize her vision of:
“Supporting You on Your Journey to Wellness and Well-being.”