Vanessa started yoga in 2013 and unknowingly began to repair more than a decade of disassociation with her body. Drawing from many lineages (Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Jivamukti) Vanessa’s teaching intuitively delivers what would most serve the student in that moment.
Revisit traditional asana (postures) with a fresh insight and flowing creative sequence. Each class begins and ends with stillness, cultivating a mindfulness and curiosity and to all that is encountered in-between.
Grateful for the expansive yoga community in London, whilst exploring its many iterations Vanessa found Yin Yoga and in it the perfect opportunity to escape the bustle so needed in urban modernity. Her particular flavour of Yin weaves breathwork, visualisation, meditation, Chinese medicine understanding and yogic philosophy amongst a backdrop of longer held poses.
'Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow.' - Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga is an ancient technology finding necessity in the modern world. By reversing the outward flow of awareness we use this tool to better perceive ourselves and in turn our reality.
The word yoga itself means ‘union’ indicating it’s great aim; to integrate all parts of a person, an ability to focus the mind, balance the emotional body and build physical strength and flexibility. Though many people think of yoga only as physical exercises, these are actually only the beginning of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul.
Live Streaming Schedule
12:30pm VINYASA with East of Eden
8pm YIN & RUMINATION by Donation via Zoom (see below)
7pm REST + RESTORE with Supply Yoga
7pm YIN, MEDITATION & NIDRA (75 mins) with East of Eden
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Vanessa's yoga classes have been the most welcoming I've ever been too, especially as I'm a beginner. She knows the right level to push you and best of all for me is that she is always happy to talk afterwards and answer any questions rather than running off! First time being able to touch my toes properly, are all down to Vanessa!"
— Zak, Huckletree
Yoga at the Natural History Museum (PAUSED)
Opening with 15 minutes of Breathwork led by Aimee Hartley of The Breathing Room under the lungs of Hope the Blue Whale, followed by 40 minutes of accessible Yoga by me and a 15 minute Gong Bath in the resonance of the Hintz Hall.
The event runs before the museum opens its doors for the day on Sundays from 8:00am with free entry into the Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibition.
Join me for Yin & Rumination at 8pm on Wednesdays (GMT) via Zoom
An online opportunity to share with you deeper philosophical musings from the Yogic and Chinese Medicine traditions, unique guided meditations to new inner plateaus and creative yoga nidras. Most importantly creating a time for us to anchor and contemplate this brave new world from a higher perspective.
by Donation - A suggested donation for this practice is £5 that is totally up to your own discretion. You can donate via Paypal by ‘Sending a Payment’ to ‘Friends & Family’ (avoiding extra charges) to or via Monzo to monzo.me/vanessajoybridgman If this does not suit you please email me for bank details at the same above email address.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meditation is at the core of the yoga tradition and the heart of what I do. I have recorded guided meditations, breathwork and yoga nidra to help you navigate the subtler aspects of your being.
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