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Anna Brook - Founder of Shala


Anna has felt a deep call towards yoga and holistic practices for the last 20 years. She qualified as a yoga teacher in 2013 and has over 750 hrs worth of training in many types of yoga...including Women's Yoga, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Vinyasa, Partner Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage. 

She has held space for many groups of women over the years as an experienced teacher on regular weekend yoga retreats, and in workshops/ classes. She runs regular anxiety and stress relief immersions for professionals, teaches on yoga teacher trainings and is a writer for Om Yoga Magazine. 


Anna is also qualified in pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga and fertility yoga and has trained with two Hypnobirthing schools (Mongan method + Mindful Mamma). These approaches were invaluable in her own pregnancy and birth and she is passionate about sharing them. 

Some of her teachers include Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Shiva Rea, Swami Saradananda, Sally Parkes & Nicola Price.

You can read about why she decided to set up Shala here.

Naomi Gale 

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Naomi has been working with clients and their fertile health for the past 3 years, qualifying as a fertility awareness practitioner to support menstruators with finding their fertile windows, in order to either avoid or achieve pregnancy.


In 2016, Naomi embarked on her own fertility journey with IUI and IVF, now she continues to extend her knowledge and practices to ensure every feminine being feels completely held and supported. Naomi's passion lies in supporting people to work with their cycles rather than against them. She runs an online membership community supporting people to come home into their bodies through courses, workshops and online ceremonies. Naomi qualified as a crystal healer and crystal sound bowl healer focussing on pelvic clearings. Holds her reiki level 2 qualification. She has also worked with Clare Blake qualifying as a womb massage therapist. Naomi now incorporates practical knowledge, with energetic healing and physical touch.


Naomi recently moved to Margate with her husband and 3 children. She spends her time walking by the sea, re-decorating her doer-upper and attempting to keep plants alive in her garden.


This hypnobirthing course has completely changed my outlook on the birthing experience.  Anna has taught me the power of positivity, the effectiveness of mindful breathing and how to take ownership of my birthing experience - with everything backed up by research. Anna is so lovely, supportive and knowledgeable - thank you.


(Women’s Birth Circle)