I have been very lucky to have incredible teachers along this path, with the biggest shout out to my first teachers Jamie and Dulce (The Yoga People) One of the things that Yoga has taught me so far is that our world is a mirror to what we are putting out there. Shining light on the parts we like to keep in the dark. It is often so hard, unbelievably hard to go there and wake up to the realities of how we are living, it is much easier to stay in denial and keep choosing the same old choices. It is highly likely that by doing that we will get through life just fine, but what will we have learnt this time round? VERY LITTLE. And how much will we have grown? VERY LITTLE. And this is what makes me so sad. I don’t want to continue making the same crappy numb choices. I want to LIVE, presently, with passion, compassion and purpose. When we wake up in a bad mood, treat our lover like crap, moan and groan about the day ahead, that then spirals into one of those “shitty days” where everything goes wrong!!! Is it any wonder!?! Have you ever noticed that when you are in a bad mood and a bit bitchy, that the whole world feels like it has turned round and been a bit bitchy to you?? Have you noticed that when you bump into someone on the tube or scowl, everyone bumps into you, you drop your phone, smash your screen and get the wrong order? Yes! Because you are what you give out. Have you noticed that when you smile, everyone smiles back at you? So what really inspired me to write this little post, is, just please, I want you to ask yourself why you are saying what you are saying and choosing what you are choosing. Do you want to continue to go round in a circle of a bad karma shit storm? Or do you want to beam light and feel light beam back at you? Of course everyone has bad days, moody days, knackered days, we are not all Mother Theresa I understand. But you can make small choices everyday to help you turn things round and stop being the victim of your life. Life does not happen to you, you create your life. You really do get what you give, so, put amazing things out there, be kind, and when you are not kind, ask yourself WHERE IS THIS COMING FROM? Allowing those dark parts to be accepted, loved and integrated so they don’t come out and bite ours and the person beside us’s butts all time! Love to you, be kind and have courage. Steffy xxx
It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are. I am so grateful to get to witness so many people’s courage on a daily basis. Honestly, I leave my classes thinking, I am so honoured to get to be in a space with so much love, unfolding, curiosity, play, investigation and JOY. And it’s not always easy, in fact it’s very often not easy to start the journey, but the fact is, you have. And THAT is amazing. Sometimes it’s a shock to the system for me when I step out somewhere like oxford street and see the huge unconscious, head down, angry face, rush rush rush culture because in my classes, we are undoing all of that, people really are waking up. You might say I am in a bubble but I know there is a huge shift happening and we are a part of that, don’t think your work is going unfelt. IT IS FELT! My day is centred around helping people, being creative, uplifting others and of course doing my own personal work and development. I see the most beautiful parts of this human existence, the vulnerability, the openness, and you know what, it teaches me this every single day….We are all the same, strip us down, we honestly are connected, just parts of one another, trying to find our way back home. I am so lucky to get to be on this journey with you. Goosebumps. Feelings of truth and connection and being centred truly in my purpose. Thanks for the opportunity💫 GRATEFUL HEART
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
(payment must be made on the day of booking, tickets can not be held)
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!
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!