She lived as a karma sannyasa, helped run all aspects of the centre and taught a wide spectrum of yoga and meditation techniques and practices for 15 years. She has a particular expertise in mantra, raja, and nada yogas.
She teaches a type of yoga that is firmly based in the wider yogic tradition and adapted to suit the needs of contemporary living. It includes Hatha, Raja, Karma, Jnana, Mantra and Bhakti yogas as well as other traditions and presents them in a package that is unified and flexible enough to meet individual needs. Her gentle yet precise step by step approach facilitates a connection with the subtle aspect s of ourselves and yoga.
Poornam has also worked as a Montessori teacher over two decades and as part of this has introduced yoga to many children. She also worked as a mental health yoga course tutor for 13 years and a restorative yoga tutor for the Stroke Association for 5 years. She continues to deliver both the acclaimed Yoga Lifestyle and Deepening Practice courses. These courses, which have been very well received, have greatly helped many students and teachers to more fully integrate yoga into their daily lives.
This wide ranging experience in teaching, mentoring and developing teaching programmes for young and old students, from beginners to established practitioners and teachers, makes Poornam a unique teacher of yoga and meditation.
Poornam is now living in Devon with her partner and establishing teaching within her Devon community.