balance + breathe


About Vanessa

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.

About Yoga

'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

1:45pm YIN & AROMATHERAPY with East of Eden


10:00am MORNING YIN with Bind


7:00pm REST + RESTORE with Supply Yoga


3:45pm YIN with Yonder

7:00pm YIN YOGA (75 mins) with East of Eden 

Classes are subject so please check in with my Instagram where i regularly update my schedule week to week or send me an email and I'll get back to you.


"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)

These events in collaboration with East of Eden and the Natural History Museum do not stop WOW'ing me and everyone else that attends. 

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.
Tickets are on sale for April 27, May 17, June 22, July 5th, August 17 and September 27.



Yoga at the Natural History Museum
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