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About Andrea

Swami Vishwamandala Saraswati
GO WELL
Restore and Balance

Andrea Lascelles

I came to Acupuncture with a Western Medicine background, having trained and worked at The Royal London Hospital as a Diagnostic Radiographer from 1983 until 1988. In 1989 travelled and worked around Australia, came back to UK 1990 trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital training with BUPA to become a breast specialist. In 1991 I went into private practice studying a Post Grad Cert in Nuclear Medicine and CT and MRI imaging at Bradford University.

I found medical imaging fascinating and was especially drawn to Nuclear medicine where imaging was focused on physiology as well as functional anatomy, I had an article published on Renal Transplant Imaging. I became involved with the Research Department and was involved with projects associated with pelvic floor health.

Pelvic floor health has been a theme throughout my career, as a radiographer, a Yoga teacher (I am a tutor for The British Wheel of Yoga working with Moola Bandha and pelvic floor health), and my BSc (Hons) research project was based on the benefits of Acupuncture for pelvic floor health.

However, as a radiographer, I felt my role was rather cameo in that I only saw a small part. In fact, I felt western medicine was reductionist in that you go to see an eye, or knee doctor rather that someone who saw you as a whole person, which is why I became drawn to the holistic approach to healing; Mind and Body as an integrative whole.

1997-98 I was the first qualified leader of Baby Massage and Movement in the country, taught by Peter Walker at The Active Birth centre in London.

In 2002 I began training with the British Wheel of Yoga and I haven’t really stopped since. I recently calculated I have acquired over 5000 contact hours of training not including my many trips to work with my Guru and Charity in India.

In July 2018 I graduated from the NCA (Northern College of Acupuncture) with a BSc (Hons) in Dip Acupuncture NCA. I feel Yoga and Acupuncture work very well together, my USP is that I span Western Medicine, Eastern Medicine and Chinese Medicine.

ANDREA'S QUALIFICATIONS

1986 DCR  Diagnostic Radiographer, The Royal London Hospital

1990 Post Grad Cert Mammography and Breast Specialism BUPA London

1993 Post Grad Cert CT Imaging Bradford RI

2002-2003 British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation course (12 Months)

2003- 2005 BWY Teaching Diploma

2004-2005 ‘Yoga for Children UK’ with Sn Vedantananda

2006 Yoga Nidra with Swami Pragyamurti (9 months)

2006 BWY Ayurveda with Cathy Mae Karelse (9 months)

2007 Satyananda Integration Course (12months)

2012 BWY Yoga for People Living with Cancer with Julie Friedeberger.(9 months)

2013 BWY Module Yoga for Pregnancy with Wendy Teasdill.(9 months)

2014 Yoga for mental Health with Sn Amarajyoti and Shantipriya (9 months)

2014 Andrea Completed Satyananda Meditation Course with Swami Pragyamurti (6 months)

2014 Andrea completed the MBSR Mindfulness course

2018 BSc (Hons) Acupuncture Dip Acupuncture graduating from NCA

Andrea Lascelles DCR, BWYTD,BSc (Hons), Dip Acupuncture, MBAcC

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Mandala and Yin Yang

I have been given a spiritual name by my Gurus Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati and Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati.

Vishwamandala

This means holding the cosmic circle, from a grounded point on earth.

Mandala is an ancient tantric symbol representing a sacred circle; it represents balance and harmony, and facilitates spiritual growth, from a grounded foundation. Everything is a mandala, the earth, the universe, all external consciousness is a mandala, science has recently discovered the Torus a 3D representation of a mandala, and there is a torus in our hearts according to electromagnetic fields.

The Yin Yang represents the ever-changing microcosms and macrocosms on every level, the Yin and Yang are relative opposites, and each hold the seed of the opposite, each having potential to transform. Yang representing solar, light, masculine consciousness, and yin the lunar, shade feminine creative. Yin Yang is about dualism, balance and unity at the same time; and can be seen as manifestation of all nature on earth. We humans are part of this nature.

The yin yang is forever merging and fluctuating, and sometimes this comes out of balance; both Chinese Medicine and Yoga can help to restore balance.

GO WELL Restore and Rebalance.

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