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Yoga with Babs

  • 51 Clarence Avenue, Ilford, Redbridge IG2 6FD.
  • 07814377394

About Yoga with Babs

I got into yoga in 2008 …things weren’t going exactly well and a friend of mine at work said to me “Come to yoga with me this week, it might help you?”. I discovered I was pretty bendy. But also that I couldn’t stay with my own still/quiet self for a second. I always needed external something to fill my deep void. Back then I was working as a full-time graphic designer in children books publishing. During that first class, something caught my fleeting attention and at some point I started looking into teacher trainings. I basically knew nothing about yoga, really. I learnt a few poses in that class and based on that I though it’d be quite a cool thing to do, to teach yoga (poses).

I signed up for my first teacher training in 2012, with Yoga Professionals, in London. Then one day, I was browsing YogaGlo and found Tiffany Cruikshank. I remember thinking “I need to meet this woman!”. And I did. I went to a workshop in London in 2013 and after that I signed up for her 200hrs Yoga Medicine Teacher Training. With her, I also studied a few more things, in detail, like hip, shoulder, myofascia release, spine. All very cool. I was quickly becoming an anatomy nerd.

I also studied with Mimi Kuo-Deemer, Gary Carter, Mollie McCelland Morris, Naomi Absalom, Ana Muriel and attended many classes with many other teachers. And in a way they all have contributed in how I teach now. I’ve always paid attention to small details in life…and to get to this details, I believe one needs to slow down. And this is why my practice has slowed down a lot since I started in 2008. I’ve never practiced fast, really, but lately it’s a little like sloth speed. With lots of tiny details to pay attention to.

My practice and my classes are never quite the same. I cannot stick to same sequences day in and day out. I crave exploring how I can get in the same pose from a different place, in a different way. I enjoy a playful practice that has a combination of intelligent alignments, transitions, that is also fun and not too damn serious. Life can get serious enough. When yoga becomes too serious, I think it loses its magic. I don’t quite label the way I teach. But if you really need to put “my style” in a box, then a slow form of vinyasa with mobility work, will do the job …oh, and I LOOOVE music. Music is a big part of my classes. Making playlist is my favourite Monday morning hobby – with a weak and very milky (not cows milk cos I can’t stand it) coffee by my side.

I don’t know what’s in the pot next. After a class recently, a student told me “It’s been so interesting to see and be part of your journey. A few years ago you were a completely different teacher. I always wonder how you are going to surprise me next”. I loved that. As a teacher that strives to evolve and keeps refreshing herself, that is one of the best things I have ever been told.

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For information on public classes and workshops, please visit my website www.yogawithbabs.com

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For information on location for private sessions please get in touch either via website or email.

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Yoga with Babs

  • 51 Clarence Avenue, Ilford, Redbridge IG2 6FD.
  • 07814377394

About Yoga with Babs

I got into yoga in 2008 …things weren’t going exactly well and a friend of mine at work said to me “Come to yoga with me this week, it might help you?”. I discovered I was pretty bendy. But also that I couldn’t stay with my own still/quiet self for a second. I always needed external something to fill my deep void. Back then I was working as a full-time graphic designer in children books publishing. During that first class, something caught my fleeting attention and at some point I started looking into teacher trainings. I basically knew nothing about yoga, really. I learnt a few poses in that class and based on that I though it’d be quite a cool thing to do, to teach yoga (poses).

I signed up for my first teacher training in 2012, with Yoga Professionals, in London. Then one day, I was browsing YogaGlo and found Tiffany Cruikshank. I remember thinking “I need to meet this woman!”. And I did. I went to a workshop in London in 2013 and after that I signed up for her 200hrs Yoga Medicine Teacher Training. With her, I also studied a few more things, in detail, like hip, shoulder, myofascia release, spine. All very cool. I was quickly becoming an anatomy nerd.

I also studied with Mimi Kuo-Deemer, Gary Carter, Mollie McCelland Morris, Naomi Absalom, Ana Muriel and attended many classes with many other teachers. And in a way they all have contributed in how I teach now. I’ve always paid attention to small details in life…and to get to this details, I believe one needs to slow down. And this is why my practice has slowed down a lot since I started in 2008. I’ve never practiced fast, really, but lately it’s a little like sloth speed. With lots of tiny details to pay attention to.

My practice and my classes are never quite the same. I cannot stick to same sequences day in and day out. I crave exploring how I can get in the same pose from a different place, in a different way. I enjoy a playful practice that has a combination of intelligent alignments, transitions, that is also fun and not too damn serious. Life can get serious enough. When yoga becomes too serious, I think it loses its magic. I don’t quite label the way I teach. But if you really need to put “my style” in a box, then a slow form of vinyasa with mobility work, will do the job …oh, and I LOOOVE music. Music is a big part of my classes. Making playlist is my favourite Monday morning hobby – with a weak and very milky (not cows milk cos I can’t stand it) coffee by my side.

I don’t know what’s in the pot next. After a class recently, a student told me “It’s been so interesting to see and be part of your journey. A few years ago you were a completely different teacher. I always wonder how you are going to surprise me next”. I loved that. As a teacher that strives to evolve and keeps refreshing herself, that is one of the best things I have ever been told.

Location Information

For information on public classes and workshops, please visit my website www.yogawithbabs.com

To be added on my mailing list, please the Contact page available on my website.

For information on location for private sessions please get in touch either via website or email.

Many thanks

Opening Times

For information on classes, availability and quotes for 121, small group and corporate sessions, please email me and I will do my best to reply as soon as I can.

Thank you

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