MANDALA VINYASA

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ELEMENTS

25TH May 7-8.30pm

100 De Beauvoir Rd, Unit 5, London N1 4EN

Join me this May for an elemental fusion flow.  This class is for those of you who LOVE to move and breathe, who like creative sequencing and who aren’t afraid of trying something new.  I am going to lead you through a 90 minute mandala style vinyasa, we will create heat, sweat, and big audible breath.  Mandala vinyasa is my personal favourite style to practice so I am really, really excited to share this with you.  We will be circling the mat 360′ degrees to start, with creative style sun salutes introducing the elements.  Mandala vinyasa is so wonderful as all levels can practice beside one another.  There is loads of ways to take the pose further for those of you who may be advanced and for people with less experience, modifications and resting is always welcome.   Basically, just get ready to play and move in some of the most creative and beautiful breath led flows you can imagine. Whoooo I can’t wait already!  Ps we always end with Yin – YAY!  Space is limited.

Tickets are £20 per person

To book email me at: steffywhiteyoga@gmail.com

(payment must be made on the day of booking, tickets can not be held)

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This is one of those mega pinch me moments in life. I cannot believe that I have been chosen to team up with one of my favourite jewellery brands, PANDORA.  I have created some content that I am incredibly proud of in collaboration with the launch of their new ESSENCE collection.  As I mentioned over on my Instagram, the ESSENCE collection is all about highlighting your personal values, and staying true to you.  There are so many lovely symbolic charms and of course the charm that resonated with me the most was the balance charm.  Maintaining balance for me is vital for my health and happiness so it is such a beautiful reminder to wear around my wrist.  I love how the ESSENCE collection encourages you to wear jewellery that has meaning, it is a celebration of who you are.  The content that I have created for the collection is all about how I create and maintain balance in my life through my yoga practice.  Guys, I am so excited for you to see it.  You can find my beautiful BALANCE charm here and POSITIVITY charm here.

PANDORA organized for us to stay at the amazing Limewood house in the New forest where we did all the filming of the videos for the campaign.  I had been facilitating one of my White Light Yoga retreats in Norfolk the days before so I came straight from 4 days of retreat world and was whisked into complete and utter pampering.  Think pedicures, hampers of incredible gifts, breakfast in bed and traveling in ranger rover convoys.  Yep lets just say PANDORA know how to do it!!!  We even had our own private pianist who belted out some Beyonce covers, if you know me, you’ll know that seriously made me happy!  The room for dinner was so gorgeous, we sipped on pink champagne among twinkling candles and bouquets of flowers.

The beautiful table setting at dinner

I am in really great company with this project and it is such an honour to work with such inspiring and successful women.  Other faces you might recognize in the campaign are Zanna Van Dijik, Clean eating Alice and Annie Clarke (Mind Body Bowl) each girl is representing their own personal values and expertise.

I think this is such a lovely project because it is celebrating women for their individual strengths and rituals and so it feels really authentic.  It has such meaning and depth behind it and that is what makes me feel really proud to be a part of it.

When England shines, there is no better place you could hope to be than the New Forest,  so in between the photo shoot and filming you could find me here, daydreaming into blue skies!   

I had an incredible night sleep in my insane bedroom at Limewood house and woke up to breakfast in bed.  Although we were only there for a night, PANDORA really showed us a seriously good time.

A snap from my photo shoot for the ESSENCE collection 

Before we knew it, it was time to convoy back to London. Annie and I picked lots of lovely vegan dishes to fuel up on before we left.  They were so YUM!

Thanks for having me PANDORA!

Love,

Steffy x

Images by Alex Daniels 

Toasting marshmallows on the bonfire and sharing our dreams and fears.  Candy floss skies filled with pinks and swirly blues with only the sound of the birds to sing us to sleep.  Afternoons laughing on the boating lake, bikini clad girl gang.  Yoga in the morning and evening.  Creative workshops that brought us together.  A yoga retreat that was so much more than a yoga retreat.  Welcome to the White Light Yoga TRIBE.  Welcome to creative magic!

It has been a dream of mine to facilitate my own yoga retreats all around the world.  I have been teaching on retreats for three years now, from India to Ibiza and have gained so much experience as well as beautiful memories.

Over the last 3 years I have been offered work on a lot of retreats, A LOT, but, I always felt there was something more that I could bring to the retreat world that I didn’t feel was there.  And that is why White Light Yoga Retreats was born.  I started the business in August 2016 knowing I could offer yoga retreats that were so much more than your average.

My intention for White Light Yoga Retreats is to facilitate a healing space for people to connect with themselves and the natural world.  Through unique workshops we want to prioritise creativity and play and through the grounding yoga practices heal and liberate.

It is really important for me to plant the initial seed of the retreat and work from the ground up.  From the first vision all the way to the details of organising, the yoga, the team, the venue, the theme, the wholeheartedness of the retreat, it has to come from an idea planted by me, and it is the most incredible thing to see it all come to life.

  My retreats have felt so much more intimate than any other I have experienced even though I sometimes have 20 yogis with me.  I think that starts from the fact that from the very first email it is me you are speaking to, right through to the very emotional hug goodbye.  My yogis in Norfolk were totally blown away that I knew every single one of their full names, and yes there was 20 of them!

I want people to experience joy again, and sometimes when we are so stuck in our heads with work and worry it can be really hard.  I hand pick a very special team of healers to come on my retreats with me to offer their expertise and healing.  Through the yoga, the workshops, the massages, the great outdoors, open hearts and good listening, nourishing food, lots of laughter and openness, I believe that White Light Yoga Retreats do just that.  We give you the tools and space to connect back to you and that creative soul and playful quality we all have within us again!  And my god it feels so good!

Join me at a White Light Yoga retreat soon!

Love you,

Steffy x

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For my regular weekly schedule in London – click on the “classes” tab.

26th March – Urban day retreat, London

6th – 10th April – Norfolk retreat – SOLD OUT

13th April – Flow in the dark with The Wellscene London – SOLD OUT

21st May – Secret Sunday – Planet Organic Wandsworth

10-16th June – Ibiza retreat – SOLD OUT

26th – 31st July – Obonjan Festival Croatia

19th August – Soul Circus Festival London

3rd September – The Fluid Flow workshop @ INDABA London – book via them

26th September – 1st October – Portugal retreat

10-20th October – Bali and Gili Islands retreat

MORE DATES COMING SOON!

 

 

 

 

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Well, I think it is true what they say, turning 30 really is a milestone not to be afraid of.  In fact, I think it could be the best year yet.

Last weekend I celebrated my 30th Birthday with my boyfriend who so sweetly surprised me with a weekend trip to Iceland.  I had no idea where I was going until I arrived at the airport and was given a gift, a book wrapped up in the map of the world.  With great excitement I ripped the paper apart to find Lonely planet’s guide to ICELAND, screaming and jumping up and down, it was the best surprise ever, Iceland has been top of my list for so long!

My boyfriend had arranged for us to hike a glazier and go on a waterfall tour on my birthday which landed on the Saturday.  We aren’t usually the type of holiday makers to ever enjoy tours or organised trips but with only 3 days in Iceland and so much to see, this was a must do and we absolutely LOVED it!!!!  We went with Extreme Iceland on this tour. We were picked up in a mini bus at 9am to start our 2 hour journey to our first waterfall destination.  In winter, the sun rises at 10.30am so on our way to the waterfalls we stopped off at an incredible viewing point to watch the sun come up, greeting me into my 30th year, it was AMAZING and so, so special. We then hopped back in the bus and carried on to our first stop.  Our tour guide was really informative yet fun, we learnt a lot and really got a feel for the country.

 

Sunrise on the way to Seljalandsfoss waterfall 

Hiking the glazier at Solheimajokull 

The day was so long but oh so worth it.  After exploring three waterfalls and hiking across a breathtaking glazier, we finished off with a beer (a very expensive beer) on a black sand beach watching the sunset.  After that, the others on our tour left to go on a northern lights tour, but seeing as it was my bday, we just wanted to go out for dinner and drinks and hopefully see the lights the next night.  So we started the 2 and a half hour trip back to Reykjavik where we were staying.  On the way back, about 9pm, our driver started ponting out the window, we were in the middle of the dark on a quiet road, and he was like northern lights northern lights!!!!  I screamed!!!!  Peering out window with my nose squashed up to the glass like a child.  He stopped at the side of the road and we got up to watch the most amazing green stripe fill the sky!  I definitely had a tear in my eye and felt so lucky to see one of the world’s most mystical magical shows on my birthday.  We didn’t need to do a tour, we just needed some darkness to see the lights 🙂  Check out the aurora website for forecasts, we knew we were in for a good chance over the weekend and even saw another little glimmer of green the following night too.

Sunset at the black beach

For dinner we headed back into Reykjavik and went to a restaurant called Snaps which was recommended to us by a local and we loved it.  It was super cool vibes, great 60s music and quite a soho house feel to the bar area.  Food was great and the cocktails even better, horrendously expensive but welcome to Iceland, it makes London feel cheap!  After dinner we headed to a great bar called Kaffibarrin which I would definitely recommend and then danced the night away in Prikid, a hip hop lovers dream. Well it was my 30th after all, I had to show the kids how to party.

We spent most of Sunday nursing a hangover and gently exploring the capital Reykjavik.  It is brilliant for coffee stops and indulgent treats so we did just that. Again and again and again.  Luckily the perfect hangover hang was just around the corner, we booked into the very famous Blue Lagoon for an evening of deep healing 😉 and relaxation.  Hire a car so you can get out of the city without paying a fortune on expensive taxis.

 

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon truly is the disney world of geothermal bathing but honestly, you cannot miss it.  Yes there are lots of tourists, like us, and yes it is really overpriced.  But, it was so amazing and just what we needed.  We paid over £100 for us both to get in, what that included was an algae face mask which we very proudly wore whilst having our swim, a drink of our choice, so we drank beer with our face masks on and a bath robe.  We aren’t sure how much we would recommend paying for the bath robe as ours were stolen, who can blame them, it was -5 degrees, we were left to scamper out of the 40 degree water into freezing temperatures wearing nothing more than our undies.  Blue lagoon was magic, go there and don’t get your hair wet, it will ruin it for months to come.

Fontana

On our last day, we explored the golden circle.  The golden circle is a route combining some of Iceland’s most breathtaking sights.  We loved having our own car so we could make up our own little tours and adventures.  Gullfoss waterfalls, Geysir and lots of other famous sights were on the list and we were not disappointed.  Those two were definitely my favourite and I would make sure you visit them!  Gullfoss blew my mind, especially in winter, it looked like nothing I have ever seen before.  The pure power and beauty of the falls were incredible.

Gullfoss waterfalls 

And finally, before heading back to the airport, we couldn’t resist taking one more dip into Iceland’s amazing hot springs.  Just off the golden circle is Fontana spa, and at £10 each for entry it was CHEAP as chips in comparison to Blue lagoon and had incredible scenery.  It isn’t as vast or dramatic as Blue lagoon but it felt much more authentic, like a locals place.  Hanging out in the hot springs is like hanging out at the local pub for us, it is very much a big part of Icelandic culture and after a long day out in the cold it really is the biggest treat.  Iceland we love you and we can’t wait to come back and visit for longer next time, there is so much more to see but this was a really good start!