Do not kill the instinct of the body for the glory of the pose
— Vanda Scaravelli

I went to my first yoga class when I was 16 and despite not practising consistently till my mid-twenties I was always drawn back to yoga thanks to how calm and centered it made me feel. I love how yoga allows me to retreat from the urban chaos of London and connect breath, body and mind on a deep, intuitive level.

I qualified in as a yoga teacher in 2017 and now teach vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, pre- and post-natal and beginners yoga. I am also Reiki Level 1 certified.

I see yoga as a lifelong journey of learning and experiencing the body, mind and soul. I continue to be inspired by yoga history and philosophy and try to honour the roots of yoga in my classes while also allowing my students to explore modern movement practices that complement that traditional asana (poses.)

I have a psychotherapeutic background and am passionate about the supportive effects of a yoga practice for mental health. Pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and yoga philosophy are important parts of my own practice and I weave them into classes to allow students to experience the transformative effect of the practice.

I care about using yoga to support charitable causes that are close to my heart. I have volunteered with St Joseph’s hospice, offering yoga to runners participating in the Hackney Half Marathon. In addition, 10% of all proceeds from the community class I run in collaboration with KBPT are donated to St Joseph’s.

I believe that yoga is far more than making shapes and I encourage students to find a safe expression of each pose that works for their body and practice.

Training, knowledge, experience

2017: 200hr Yoga Alliance certified training with Stretch London in 2017 specialising in vinyasa flow yoga.

2018: OurMala yoga teacher training to deliver yoga to refugees and asylum seekers.

2018: Reiki Level 1 certification with Urban Avatars

2019: 5 day Yin Yoga training with Norman Blair.

2019: 100 hour pregnancy, pre- & post-natal teacher training with Yoga London (upcoming).