balance + breathe
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
1pm VINYASA (IRL & Streamed Online) with East of Eden
7pm REST + RESTORE with Supply Yoga via their online subscription platform
7pm YIN, MEDITATION & NIDRA (75 mins) (IRL & Streamed Online) 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
Join us under Hintze Hall's magnificent blue whale skeleton for a yoga experience amongst the treasures of the natural world finishing with a 15 minute Gong Bath in Savasana.
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.
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.
© 2021 by Vanessa Joy Yoga.
Supply Yoga - Yoga studio and Social Enterprise
East of Eden - Walthamstow Yoga and Pilates Studio
Mudra - Local Stoke Newington Yoga offering.