Welcome to the brand-spanking-new-for-2015 section of the Jiva Yoga website! At least ten years after the rest of the world started blogging, I am, er, finally catching up.
My name’s Zoe and I live and work in London, where I founded Jiva Yoga as an irreverent antidote to studio classes, hemp milk (almond and macadamia is where it’s at) and omming. I teach yoga classes that are playful, sweaty and inclusive – where we work hard and chill harder, in venues that have a ramshackle charm to them. But the one or two hours a week I see my students isn’t always enough to share all the things yoga that I’d love to talk about, and my friends aren’t going to remain my friends much longer if I keep banging on at them, so I’ve started up this little space online too.
We won’t only be talking yoga, though. Vinyasas aren’t for everyone and they’re not even the only way I like to get sweaty so I’ll be taking you on a tour of my favourite fitness spots and activities in and around London. And as all the best conversations go, we might get distracted and segue into lifestyle or maybe just even fun?
I’d also love to use this as a space to answer any burning yoga related questions you have whether you come to my classes or not (although if not, why not?!). Whether it’s how to get into a specific pose, why something feels weird, or why we bother doing something at all, hit me up in the comments and I’ll try to help out as much as I can!
It’s great to meet you all, anyway – namaste.