Thanks for taking the time to find out more about me! I found yoga in my early twenties, when I was working in the events and marketing world in London and Sydney. It quickly became the best way for me to manage my hectic life and find a space for centering myself, keeping myself grounded through the practice. Yoga helped calm me and made me more aware of myself on a physical and mental level, and through it I found balance.
I finally realised I needed to immerse myself and learn more, so I studied a 200hr teacher training in June 2016 in Rishikesh, India. I was then lucky enough to spend a year teaching in Morocco and Spain, before returning to London to settle back down and find a new way to live, balancing my yoga teaching with freelance work. I have further studied under various teachers, including completing 50hrs of Yin Yoga in 2019, as well as studying anatomy and embodied movement.
Because of yoga, my life has changed dramatically. It helped me through some difficult mental and physical health issues, and continues to be how I maintain balance in my life and where I turn to if I need to reset. In return I love to help people develop their own yoga practice, however that looks to them - I believe yoga is for everyone and it is more than just perfecting a certain asana. My flow classes are a mix of dynamic movement and stretching, and I aim to draw on my many influences to teach the classes people need. As well as teaching various flow styles and dynamic power yoga, I also teach yin yoga. I have found yin to be the perfect antidote to the busy lives so many of us lead, and it teaches us to slow down and listen to our bodies, and our minds. Breath features in all my classes, but ultimately I believe each class is for the individual to take from it whatever they need.
Hope to see you on the mat!
I run a few regular open classes in North East London, and also teach private and corporate classes. I often teach a number of cover classes and workshops so please check my instagram regularly for my up-to-date schedule!
7.00am Morning flow, Fix East Village, Stratford
9.30am Gentle yoga, The HealthWorks, Walthamstow
10.45am Gentle yoga overflow class (ad hoc as required)
Booking is essential, please contact the studios directly.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Hayley is a great yoga teacher, making classes suitable for different levels, and keeping classes interesting and varied.
Hayley is a fantastic yogi, her classes offer not just physical but mental and spiritual benefits too. I’ve done classes in Ubud, Thailand and Vietnam and think hers just might be my favourite.
Hayley is a very considerate and caring yoga instructor. She is very attentive to her students, gently correcting positions when necessary to really help us get the most out of our practices. Even though I have very little yoga experience, I never felt insecure or embarrassed for not being an expert because she gave us several options to take poses from basic to more advanced. She really made me feel like yoga is an accessible form of physical and mental fitness that anyone can do.
I've dipped in & out of yoga for may years but never really got fully into it. I started going to regular classes but was struggling with understanding how my body should feel in some of the positions so I booked a place on a workshop at my local studio. That's where I met Hayley.
I loved that Hayley was unintimidating, all about alignment & breathing - everything I struggle with! On the back of this workshop I booked a place on a retreat with her. She had really thought the week through with a programme for each day. We got a real variation with expert instruction: she happily connected with individuals, realigning techniques and importantly really understanding how you might be feeling, physically & emotionally in the different positions throughout the week. Hayley really lives, breathes & feels yoga in a very honest, unpretentious way.