about me

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Indira Lopez-Bassols (B.A. with Hons, M.P.P and IBCLC)

 

While studying for a Master degree at the London School of Economics in 1996, I bought by coincidence BKS Iyengar’s book Light on yoga without suspecting it would change my life.

My need to understand the living architecture of the body grew class after class.  And, the profound yet mysterious experience of inner stillness led me to become a qualified teacher.

The practice of Iyengar yoga and the art of just sitting during my three pregnancies was invaluable in aligning and preparing body, mind, and heart for birth and through my mothering journey.

Inspired by own beautiful birth experiences, I embarked on another life journey as a birth doula, and trained with Michel Odent/Liliana Lammers in 2006.

In addition, I work as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) which is the highest credential awarded in lactation, in private practice as part of Breastfeeding London, and as the Breastfeeding Specialist Consultant for the Merton Health Visiting team, seeing complex breastfeeding cases by referral.

I am the Breastfeeding London Course Director. The Breastfeeding London Course is the only one in the UK that has been granted professional accreditation by the Royal College of Midwives and is taught by a multidisciplinary team.  It meets the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam requirements.  In addition, I have been working as a Breastfeeding Counsellor for the past 10 consecutive years, and have been in charge of my local breastfeeding mother-to-mother support group in Merton for the past 5 years.

Over the years, teaching/lecturing/public speaking has become a lifelong passion; I am a public speaker with international experience in the field of breastfeeding and human lactation.

In my scarce free time, I love being in nature, and have great respect and admiration for all wild plants and their healing properties.  I feel drawn to contemplative practices and enjoy writing, singing and storytelling. Having lived all over the world, Mexican in my heart and fully trilingual, I love travelling and discovering new horizons.

Last but not least, my life and work have been entirely inspired by my three children -my greatest day-to-day teachers-, and my beloved husband, who is rock solid in my life.