About Omkari Yoga
Debbie Thomas (Omkari)
Practising yoga in various traditions for over 20 years, Debbie qualified as a yoga teacher at the International Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Centre in Himalaya, India in 2009. Since her return, she became a teacher with Yogaprema and curently works with them leading Yoga classes in Bristol. She also established a Health at Work yoga programme for Bristol City Council leading classes for employees and is also a regular teacher at Universal Yoga, the affiliated Sivananda centre in the UK.
Debbie has undertaken further training at Yoga Studies with Paul Harvey completing the CPD programme 'Adjusting for asana'. In January 2012, Debbie completed the Advanced Teacher Training at the Bahamas Sivananda Ashram and is now fully insured and listed with Yoga Alliance( 500 RYT).
Debbie has led retreats in the UK and overseas in Tobago, the Gambia and Spain. She has taught the yoga at the famous Spa at the WOMAD festival.
Her aim is to empower participants, challenging them to extend themselves on all levels, allowing a deeper connection to the transformative power of Yoga through pranayama, asana practice and meditation. Through gentle observation and sensitive facilitation, she encourages the development of a healthier outlook and peace of mind.
Debbie’s previous career as a professional dancer and dance teacher inspired her passion for Yoga from a range of traditions, leading her to develop an interest in the connection between movement, breath and spirituality.