Hi, I’m Gopali, I’m a mum, yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner and counsellor.
I live with my beautiful family in northern NSW and I love yoga, meditation, nature and all things Ayurveda. I am seriously head over heels in love with Ayurveda and my goal is to share this timeless healing system with as many people as I can!
My Teacher of Ayurveda says that you don't choose Ayurveda, Ayurveda chooses you and I couldn’t agree more.
"Ayurveda has always been in my life in one way or another, and having the opportunity to formally study this amazing Science has felt like coming back home".
I was fortunate enough to grow up within a bhakti yoga community and because of this I was exposed to a lot of Vedic philosophy and culture from a very young age.
I actually remember browsing through an Ayurvedic book when I was quite young, maybe about 12 and just being fascinated by it all, but also it just all made so much sense, and the more I learn about Ayurveda the more I can see that it really does just make so much sense!
The thing I love most about Ayurveda is that is incorporates all aspects of life, not just the basics of maintaining your physical health, but it also covers the metaphysical and emotional aspects of being human. It is the Science of life, it shows us how to live the best possible life and how to grow through adversity and embrace challenge and change.
Being very passionate about womens’ health, particularly emotional health delving into Ayurvedic philosophy and psychology has allowed me the most profound insights into the connection between our physical and emotional health and how we can reach a more balanced state in our lives and this something I want to share with other women.
It has always been a major part of who I am to want to help and nurture people, which inspired me to complete my first qualification in 2010, a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in counselling, after which I worked as a counsellor and social worker in western Australia.
I really loved the work and learnt so much and yet I felt like something was missing and I also felt a strong pull back to my roots in eastern culture which eventually lead me to complete my first yoga teacher training, after which I established a boutique studio in South West Western Australia and began to teach Yoga, Ayurvedic cooking and meditation for retreats.
For me, teaching yoga has been a beautiful way of supporting people, of giving people permission to stop and nurture themselves. Developing Tribal flow over many years (yoga/ dance fusion with live music) has just been an amazing way to of helping people express themselves and move with joy and freedom, this has taught me so much about the power of movement and music.
My life has been blessed in so many ways, yet like we all do I have struggled and faced many challenges, all of which I realise now have allowed me to feel a deeper sense of empathy and have inspired me to find ways to help facilitate change in other peoples’ lives.
I want to meet people where they are at and support them towards achievable goals for long term change.
Combining my skills in counselling, Ayurveda and Yoga has allowed for me to be able to work with people in a holistic way, understanding them as a unique individual on a unique journey.
Ayurveda has changed my life in so many profound ways and sharing this Ancient wisdom in a way people can relate to and apply in a simple way into their lives is something that I am extremely passionate about.
Anjali means offering and I have created Anjali Ayurveda as my offering to the community, I look forward to sharing Ayurveda with you.