Rev Vimala met Gurudev -Sri Swami Satchidananda, in 1981 at a conference in Switzerland. She was initiated by Sri Gurudev in 1983.
Rev Vimala completed Basic TT in 1989 in Portugal and the following Teacher Training Certification Programs at Yogaville: ITT 1990, ATT 2003, Raja Yoga TT 2004, Meditation TT 2005, Restorative TT 2012, Yoga of the Heart Cardiac & Cancer TT 2013.
She resided at Yogaville from 2001-2014 and served as Guest Services Manager for 12 years and in the office of Spiritual Development for 2 years before moving back to the UK.
Currently, Rev Vimala is teaching 3 yoga classes per week and gives talks at a local group. She also shares the teachings of Integral Yoga with friends and local community members. She also volunteers at a local community hall.