10 years ago, Ahmed turned to yoga, energy work, somatic therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and shamanic healing in an effort to heal persistent issues with his own body. A Health & Wellbeing writer for titles including GQ, Men’s Health, Vogue and Mr Porter, he eventually retrained as a bodyworker and yoga teacher.
He is deeply grateful to his mentors and to those who have selflessly helped him on his journey: David Manning, Anna Hunt, Shomit Mitter, John Tindall, Stewart Gilchrist, Ena Vie, Howard Lipp & Louka Leppard.
“It has been said that the longest and most arduous pilgrimage a person can make is from the head to the heart. As someone who has struggled with embodiment, this practice has played a central role in that journey. It has been instrumental in silencing my brain so that I can tune into the wisdom of my heart.”