OBSTETRICIAN, GYNAECOLOGIST AND YOGA TEACHER
Sangeeta Mittal is a medically qualified yoga teacher, with a strong London-based scientific medical background, alongside her yoga and meditation practices derived from a north Indian heritage.
She schooled in Dulwich and then qualified from Guys, Kings and St. Thomas' Medical School in 2005 with both her medical and psychology degrees. She was introduced to yoga at the age of 21 in the foothills of the Himalayas where she worked as a doctor in a women's ashram and trained as a yoga teacher.
On qualifying from medical school, she spent more than 7 years working as an obstetrician and gynaecologist in hospitals across the South East of England. In addition, she also worked in breast cancer research and the impacts of chemotherapy, as well as working with charities abroad. After this, she spent 4 years working in the pharmaceutical industry, securing medicines for people with rare cancers across England for Pfizer oncology. Following this, Sangeeta worked as a medical advisor to life-science company Astra Zeneca, leading the women's cancer portfolio of medicines and appreciating the impact of BRCA-gene inheritance and breast and ovarian cancers in particular.
Sangeeta now teaches one-to-one sessions for pregnant, postnatal and perimenopausal women and cancer survivors. She qualified to teach Ashtanga Yoga through Yoga London; Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga through Yoga Mama, and advanced pregnancy yoga teaching skills with yoga nidra lead, Uma Dinsmore. '
She encourages women in particular, at all stages of their life journey, to integrate yoga into their daily rituals, as a practice to enhance their physical, mental and spiritual well-being and self-awareness, as a key to healing and recovering from loss, in all its' forms.
Her strong belief is that longevity (irrespective of hereditary and environmental forces) is derived from a sense purpose and feeling of community, both of which may be obtained through yoga.