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Sannyasin Bijam

Dr. Jenni Connaughton

Yoga Scotland and Bihar School of Yoga UK registered teacher

Bijam retired in 2009 from over 30 years’ experience in different mental health fields in the NHS, latterly as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the State Hospital, Carstairs.

She discovered yoga in the early 1970s, attending Iyengar classes for around 12 years.  Then life, in the form of family and work pressures, intervened until the mid-90s.  She qualified with Yoga Scotland in 2001 and in 2007 completed an Integration Course to be able also to teach in the tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga.

In addition to weekly hatha yoga community classes and CPD days for yoga teachers, Bijam is a tutor on the yoga part of a Yoga Scotland course: Introduction to Ayurveda, the Yogic system of medicine for body and mind.

Areas of special interest include

  • Yoga and Mental Health
  • Yoga for people with long term health problems, including wheelchair users
  • Registered to teach the 12-week evidence-based specialist programme “Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs”.
  • Pranayama: currently engaged in teaching four half day seminars on Progressive Pranayama
  • Yoga meditation

Contact Bijam direct for more information or to book a class:

Tel: 07966 573 804



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