I discovered yoga around 2011 when training for long distance running events.

Using apps on my phone on the side of the running track. At the time only really seeing yoga as a physical practice.

It wasn’t until around 2014 I became committed and drawn to yoga. One of my very good friends bought me a trial membership at a local yoga studio and things changed from there. I soon realised yoga was not only about the body but very much about the mental aspect too. My trial came to an end and I started to work front of house at the studio whilst still holding down a career as a clothing designer.

I then decided to do my 200-hour training with this studio, The House of Yoga in Putney. Not necessarily to become a teacher but more to strengthen my practice both on and off the mat. The training gave me the confidence to believe in myself and helped me realise that anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself.

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I then started teaching my local running club regularly and slowly transitioned to becoming a full time yoga teacher. Leaving my design career I had been in for almost 10 years behind ( for now anyway ).

Not only did yoga help me improve strength and flexibility. I loved the philosophical and spiritual approach to the asana practice too, whereby yoga became more than just a gym routine. I was able to apply it to all facets of my life. I then wanted to share this feeling with others.

I have since gone on to complete various run coaching courses with England athletics and am a personal trainer too.

My clients vary from 2 years old in a local nursery to seasoned yogis in studios in and SWLondon to highly stressed yogis working in the big bad city.

My aim in teaching both yoga and helping people get fit is to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere whereby my students be themselves, letting go of personal judgment or comparison with others. Helping my students to experience the full benefits that yoga and running can provide; to apply the teachings of yoga and a positive mindset to help improve their daily lives off the mat.
— Jenni Cunniffe