home  |  about  |  methods  |  classes / workshops / retreats  |  links  |  blog  |  contact

ABOUT Ő-SEL NYIMA (pronounced Ursel Neema)

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Certified Teacher of sKu-mNyé (Tibetan Yoga) from the Aro Tér Lineage

Embodied Life™ Teacher

Teacher of the Sounder Sleep System®

Certified Teacher of Pilates Method of Body Conditioning


  • born in England

  • lived in England, Australia, Taiwan, Switzerland and USA

  • travelled extensively as a child and adult

  • became Buddhist at age 15

  • studied Chinese

  • worked for Taiwanese government

  • worked for Mrs. Margaret Thatcher in run-up to the General Election 1979

  • worked in advertising for Saatchi and Saatchi

  • nearly died in severe road accident

  • gave up working to recover

  • had two sons, Will and Mikey

  • studied aromatherapy massage, Reiki, counselling, and Alexander Technique

  • taught horseriding to disabled children

  • taught meditation in Her Majesty’s Prison Service as Buddhist Chaplain

  • took ordination in the gö-kar-chang-lo’i-dé (white-robed sangha) as a Naljorma (vow-holding yogini) in the Aro Tér lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism (Tibetan)

  • undertook several prilgrimages and extensive solitary retreats in India, Nepal and Sikkim

  • moved to New York, USA

  • qualified as Pilates Instructor, Feldenkrais Practitioner, Teacher in the Sounder Sleep System® and Teacher of Embodied Life

  • taught the above as well as Tibetan Yoga

  • taught wide variety of clients – teenagers, lawyers, dancers, musicians, engineers, writers, therapists, artists, people in drug and alcohol rehab programs, brain injured, paralyzed patients

  • married three times – first Anglo-Irish Peer of the Realm, second Jewish New Yorker and third and last, Ricky from Trinidad – I have eclectic taste in men as well as music

  • live with my husband and beloved cat Cassie and dog Momo

  • currently live in New York, England and Costa Rica



All teachers bring their own history to their teaching. Mine is made up of a lifetime of swimming,
scuba-diving, horseriding, tennis, dancing, fencing, ice-skating; recovery from serious injury, child-bearing and rearing, worldwide travel and a long spiritual journey of meditative practices – plus a strong belief
in the the power of compassion, enthusiasm, humor, magic and miracles.

I am lucky to practice and teach several movement, awareness and healing systems all with their own valuable benefits. I like to provide a client with a complete package of well-being, whatever they need
at any given time. Sometimes it is rehabilitation from injury, trauma, stress, insomnia, fitness training, sensory exploration, letting go of thought stories, motivation, encouragement, relearning, rediscovery, vigor, strength and the space to dream, imagine, and succeed in their goals. I am constantly motivated
and excited by my exceptional clients with their inspiring goals that they will achieve or have
achieved through their devotion to the challenges of learning to change.


© 2011 ö-Sel Nyima