Yoga Teacher Training, Coaching and Counselling, Yoga Classes
I’m Nicole Asghar (BA, MSc, 200RYT, 95RCYT, TA-L2)
I’m passionate about helping people discover the power of their minds through an innovative and holistic combination of psychology, yoga and counselling.
Our Luminous Minds provides Registered Children and Teen’s Yoga Training, wellbeing coaching for all ages, counselling for neurodivergent adolescents, plus yoga and meditation classes.
Why I Created Our Luminous Minds
I created Our Luminous Minds to find ways of enhancing our natural resilience, health and happiness, so we get the best out of life. I believe we have everything we need within us, and together with help from the right person, we can all live a life we love.
A Holistic Approach
Through a unique blend of yoga, counselling and coaching I support children, young people and adults to find ways to improve their health and wellbeing. As a yoga teacher trainer I am passionate about sharing the amazing benefits of yoga and meditation. I want to empower educators, professionals and parents to be the inspiration that our young people need, and to feel able to provide wellbeing support in any setting. As a counsellor and coach, I want to empower individuals to find their true potential and see their own unique strengths and abilities.
Over the years I have specialised in 3 main areas: neurodiversity, trauma and disordered eating. I use a variety of approaches in my sessions such as the arts, play therapy, and of course yoga and meditation, one of my greatest passions. I developed these areas of specialism through extensive training and a fascination with the mind-body connection. My relationship to health and well-being has been challenging, yet I am excited to share what I have learned with you. Recovering from years of chronic illness has given me the belief, and now tools, that others can overcome their personal challenges too.
Since graduating from university in 2013, I have undertaken a Masters in Psychology, trained as a child, adolescent and adult yoga teacher. I took further courses to enable me to specialise in therapeutic yoga for SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). I have taken many CPDs (continuing professional development) in sexualised trauma, child bereavement, understanding and supporting neurodiversity, and trauma support for schools. I am a few months away from fully qualifying as an adolescent counsellor and am excited to see where this takes me.
About Our Luminous Minds Training
My greatest desire is to create a sense of connection. I believe it’s through connection we find strength and hope, all whilst building a community for ourselves.
We have learnt from the pandemic the importance of feeling supported and knowing we are not alone. Our Luminous Minds Trainings prepare people to share accessible, and vital wellbeing tools whilst counselling/coaching sessions allow individuals to see their true potential. Weekly yoga classes create a sense of community and connection to others and the trainings run by Nicole aim to do the same. Whether you’re looking for workplace wellbeing or yoga teacher training, Nicole can provide evidence based, innovative courses that prepare you to support others with their health and happiness.
I am a counsellor with the young people’s charity Headroom, supporting mostly neurodiverse adolescents in the Fleet and surrounding areas.
Binge Code Coaching (for Bulimia, Binge Eating and Orthorexia)
I thoroughly enjoy my work with clients who wish to heal their relationship with food. The recovery stories of my clients are inspiring. Here is one of my client’s testimonials (shared with permission):
“From my very first session, Nicole provided a very comfortable, safe and trustworthy space to talk about my binge eating struggles. Throughout the whole coaching process in establishing strategies to stop binge eating, I felt extremely supported. I also felt Nicole was very skilled in suggesting recovery strategies that were genuinely useful, unique and specific to my needs at the time they were raised. I have now recovered from binge eating after 4 months of Nicole’s coaching, which I never imagined I could achieve so soon!”
To embark on your recovery journey, please get in touch here: www.bingecode.com – and request for me to be your coach.
Yoga and Meditation Classes
I also offer a range of yoga classes designed to help with overall health and wellbeing.
I currently run 3 yoga classes via zoom. Tuesdays at 6-7 pm; Wednesdays at 7:15 – 7:50 am and Fridays at 7:15 – 7:50 am
The first class is always free – get in touch for the discount code!
Book Classes here: https://ourluminousminds.com/book-yoga-classes/