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Welcome to The Sacred Self! I'm Shaylini and I’m a Reiki Master, Teacher and Practitioner, Visiting Practitioner for a number of 5* Luxury Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Columnist and Feature writer, Huffington Post Blogger and Holistic Health and Well-being Coach. However, first and foremost, I’m a Spiritual being. Nature lover. Wellness warrior. Yoga enthusiast. Ayurveda advocate. All-Things-Holistic appreciator and Life lover!


My story begins with my beautiful mother who from a very young age opened my eyes to the beauty and eternal wisdom of our spiritual world. Childhood is the time when we are naturally closest to God or the eternal truth. We come in to the world with fresh minds ready to have life’s experiences shape and mould who we are. My young senses were enthralled and enchanted by the beautiful healing experiences of ancient Indian wisdom, from Ayurveda and yoga to spirituality and meditation. These spiritual nurturings became deeply rooted within me leaving far-reaching imprints that would one day re-ignite my spiritual curiosity and longing in inconceivable ways.

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Inevitably the fast-paced, stress-filled, emotionally charged and conflicting adult world took over where the human body can only take so much before an imbalance in some shape or form manifests. Thus began my journey back to balance.


British by birth (and heart) and Indian by heritage (and soul), I intuitively reached back to my roots. I decided to travel to the mesmerising and captivating land of Ayurveda; Kerala. Set in nature’s magnificence and home to one of the oldest natural healing systems in the world.  Ayurveda directly translates as the "science of life." It emphasises achieving balance of the body, mind and soul through living in tune with the rhythms of nature. It was during my time at an Ayurvedic retreat in Kerala that I had my first encounter with Reiki which re-ignited my spark of spiritual longing and intrigue. After this experience with Reiki, for the first time in my life, (after a journey of experimenting with many healing modalities), I experienced the filling of a deep void within me. I felt whole again.

Hence The Sacred Self was born! I am a professional Reiki Master, Teacher and Practitioner and provide Reiki healing, Chakra balancing and energy therapies to enable you to experience freedom from emotional, mental and physical imbalances. I embrace a heart-centred approach to provide a unique experience of deep healing which creates space for letting go of what doesn’t serve you, aligning you to your true potential, achieving ultimate inner peace and abundant self-love. The Sacred Self has been created to help you feel nurtured, inspired, balanced, free and most importantly happy. Through these techniques you will naturally experience an alchemical shift in energy leading to peace, joy and freedom. I lead my life and work with a compassionate and heart-centred approach to bring clarity of mind, balance of body, healing of the soul, and nurturing of our Sacred Self.


I was taught Reiki using the Usui system and I am part of the original Mikao Usui lineage. My Reiki Lineage can be traced as follows:


  • Dr Mikao Usui

  • Dr Chujiro Hayashi

  • Mrs Hawayo Takata

  • Iris Ishikura

  • Arthur Robertson

  • Diane McCumber

  • William Lee Rand

  • Laura Ellen Gifford

  • Marisa Tapper

  • Wayne Clayton-Robb

  • Anna Mandala

  • Laura Smith

  • Shaylini Popat

This website aims to help you understand more about what we do, about Reiki and its benefits  and the treatments, Reiki courses and wonderfully healing experiences and products that we offer.  


Please feel free to contact us for any further information.


With love and Reiki light,


Shaylini and all of the soul nurturing team at The Sacred Self x

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