about me

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

 

While studying at 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 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 Breastfeeding London and I am the Breastfeeding London Course Director.  This Course is for health care professionals; it meets the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam requirements and has been granted professional accreditation by the Royal College of Midwives.  I have also been working as a Breastfeeding Counsellor in my community for the past 10 consecutive years on a voluntary basis, supporting breastfeeding dyads at Cafe La Leche Merton.

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 also enjoy writing, singing and storytelling. Having lived all around the world, Mexican in my heart and fully trilingual, I love traveling 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.