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ö-Sel Nyima - Biography

Destined to Bring to Others a Life Free From Pain

My life has been unbelievably rich and varied – with more than my fair share of highs … and a few lows too!  But it seems that all these experiences have been leading me towards a single goal - dedicating myself to bringing people relief from pain and discomfort, physical and mental.

Welcome to my Journey

  • I’m a British and American Citizen
  • I was brought up largely in Taiwan - so I speak Chinese
  • As both a child and an adult, I travelled throughout the world, living in England, Australia, Taiwan, Switzerland and USA
  • Aged 11, I became a Buddhist, before eventually taking non-monastic ordination in the Aro gTér Lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism (Tibetan)
  • I’ve enjoyed numerous solitary retreats in India, Nepal and Sikkim
  • My varied working life has included spells with the Taiwanese Government and Saatchi and Saatchi
  • In 1985 I nearly died in a road accident
  • My lengthy recovery caused me to give up work, but I discovered that far more doors were opened than closed
  • I became devoted to the gym, scuba diving and yes - boxing!
  • I gave birth to two beautiful boys - Will and Mikey
  • I studied and gained qualifications in Aromatherapy Massage, Reiki, Counselling and the Alexander Technique
  • I became involved in teaching riding to disabled children
  • I was a Buddhist Chaplain to the prison service and taught meditation to prisoners
  • I moved to New York where I qualified as a Pilates Instructor, Feldenkrais Practitioner, Teacher in the Sounder Sleep System™, Teacher of The Embodied Life™ as well as teaching Tibetan Yoga
  • I moved back to England to care for my Mother
  • I’m now permanently based in Northampton with frequent trips to Trinidad