Yoga Loves is an accessible yoga company providing gentle, nurturing yoga for all ages, genders, cultures and abilities.
I’ve been practising yoga for 25 years and every time I come out of a class I feel better – calmer and more at home in my body. Yoga makes me feel strong, mobile, agile and I want everyone to feel that way too, no matter how old you are or what your physical ability is.
Yoga classes have come a long way since I first popped out during my lunch break to a tiny gym in Camden in the early 90s. But the ethos remains the same – physical activity which nourishes you on the inside too. The balance I later found at the Iyengar Institute in Maida Vale, where I fitted in as many classes as I could, was the perfect antidote to my busy fashion industry job.
Yoga felt completely natural to me after a childhood of dance classes, but I have also seen it transform people who are not natural exercisers and haven’t had a positive experience of sports. I love the way yoga makes you climb inside your body, connecting you to what’s happening in there.
Over the years and through a move from London to Sussex and becoming a mother to three boys, yoga has been a constant, helping keep me flexible, fit and able to cope with the demands of life.
I owned and ran children’s yoga franchise, Tatty Bumpkin Mid Sussex, for seven years and when that sold in 2017, I decided it was time to offer yoga to everyone and created Yoga Loves.
I have attended many different classes and experienced different styles of yoga and have now developed one which suits me and the classes I teach, which are for people who want to take things a little slower for whatever reason.
Yoga Loves classes are gentle, encouraging and a step-by-step introduction to the yoga poses or asanas. If you’re not sure where to start with yoga then my classes are a good place to dip your toes in.
2010 – 2017 – Owner of Tatty Bumpkin Mid Sussex, a children’s yoga franchise. Head of a small team, I regularly taught yoga-inspired classes to between 100 and 300 children per week in nurseries, pre-schools and schools.
2014 – British Wheel of Yoga foundation course
2015 – Teen Yoga Teaching Certificate with Charlotta Martinus, founder of TeenYoga
2016 – British Wheel of Yoga 300-hour Level 4 Teaching Certificate with Janet Bond
Enhanced DBS Certificate
Children Inspired By Yoga Advanced Teaching Certificate (Yoga Alliance)
Baby Bumpkin Teaching Certificate
First aid and safeguarding trained