My name is Gemma Mullins (AKA Sitadevi). Born in the UK, my journey with yoga began 20 years ago. I did a lot of sports as a child and teen. As a competitive gymnast, I thought being hard on myself, physically and mentally, was just good old discipline. Yoga, on the other hand, taught me how to challenge myself physically whilst being more respectful of my limitations. Practising yoga was a fundamental part in my recovery from addictive and self destructive behaviours and also helped me to close the door on using daily medication for asthma. Aside from this, yoga also helped me to cope with panic attacks and depression. Hence, I have a deep love and respect for yoga; it's wisdom and it's practices. 

I emigrated to New Zealand in 2007 and was lucky enough to find Ashram Yoga. I began my teaching journey in 2008 and continued my studies with them over the next decade, completing Ashram Yoga’s Teacher Training Programs; Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Yoga Nidra Level 1 and 2 and also their Natal Yoga Training Program. In March 2014, I added Postnatal Yoga and Mums and Bub's Yoga Training to my toolkit through Bliss Baby Yoga. And in 2015 and 2016 studied the anatomy and facilitation of Yin Yoga under the tuition of Markus Henning Giess and Karin Sang of Yin Therapy. 

In 2017, I learned how to Ascend (meditate), using the beautiful techniques taught by the Ishaya Monks of the Bright Path. And this year I attended two profound month long meditation retreats with them in Mexico and Spain, as part of the  ‘Mastery of the Self' program. The veil fell and my eyes were opened to a new way of living. A life where love, peace, joy and fulfillment are not just possible, but our birth right! A life where, in this moment, each of us are already perfectly qualified for bliss! Experiencing this more and more in my own life, it is my highest desire to complete my training with them in order to share these simple, but incredibly powerful tools, with the rest of humanity. 

Before finding Ascension, I attempted to satisfy my hunger for making a difference by studying many different healing modalities. I hold a First Class Hons Degree in Arts Therapies, am a Certified Body Talk Practitioner and have trained in Accunect TM and Spiritual Healing with IFISH (International Federation of Inspirational Spirituality and Healing). I am also a Louise Hay 'You Can Heal Your Life' workshop facilitator and have a qualification in Crystology.