Sapna first tried yoga many years ago but was intimidated by the pretzel-like yogis that surrounded her; she felt inflexible, weak and embarrassed to even attempt another class. She then developed a busy legal career which allowed her little free time. Her relationship with yoga changed when she later started practising yoga at work. She persevered because the effect on her was unlike anything she had previously known - she was amazed at how it alleviated the pressures of corporate life. She learned to let go of the previous issues sheâ€™d encountered in class and realised that yoga was not a flexibility contest, it was about so much more than that. Yoga provided her with a deep sense of balance, nourishment and happiness and she wanted to spread this to others. Not long after, she found herself on a yoga teaching training diploma at Triyoga London (British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance USA accredited). Sapna is deeply grateful to her teachers Jean Hall and Mimi Kuo Deemer who have greatly and positively influenced her style of teaching.
For Sapna, a regular yoga practice strengthens and balances the body and the mind, relieves tension, stress and anxiety and develops a greater sense of awareness. She passionately believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone and teaches clear, inclusive and mindful classes in a non-dogmatic and compassionate way, with modifications to allow students to work with and respect their bodies. She teaches a slow flowing yoga that emphasises movement with the breath and a safe, healthy alignment. Her classes include a fusion of breath work, physical postures (asana) and meditation â€“ her intention is that students step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and restored.