Veena is a Yoga Therapist for Mental Health specialising in helping people manage symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. She is also a 500hr RYT, researcher and lecturer, and has been a yoga therapy supervisor since 2011. Veena also delivers cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness interventions within the Harrow IAPT service, Central and North West London NHS Trust, where she works as a Trainee Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
Veena practices yoga therapy privately as well as teaching the Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8-week course at Triyoga and the School of Life. Veena’s particular areas of interests are psychology and neuroscience. With academic experience in both areas – including formal study at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and UCL – Veena continues to remain current within both fields. She combines her academic and clinical experience in stress and its effects on health, with her experience and knowledge of yoga and mindfulness and how they can benefit mental health.
Royal Holloway: High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Postgraduate Diploma, 2017-2018 (pending)
UCL: Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions Postgraduate Certificate, 2014 – 2015
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Dalat, Vietnam: RYT500, 2014
The Minded Institute: Yoga Therapy for Mental Health, 2010 – 2011
The Open University: Bsc (Hons) First Class Honours, Psychology, 2006 – 2011
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Kerala, India: RYT200, 2008