Olivia takes a modern and science based approach to yoga. Expect clear instructions and a logical approach to postures that might on the surface seem complicated. You will also learn to work with the anatomy and needs of your own body to help you get the most out of each class with us.
Olivia has trained to an advanced level, and has won awards for the quality of her group teaching and excellence in private yoga instruction. She is a teacher of teachers, and leads the anatomy and class sequencing sections of the 200 hour teacher training course at Yogacentric in north London. She also mentors newer yoga teachers as they complete their initial training and go through their first few years on the job.
Olivia has completed 500 hours of training in vinyasa flow with Jason Crandell, who was named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga” by Yoga Journal. She has also completed a further 200 hours of training with Bridget Woods Kramer of the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga, one of the UK’s most experienced and well respected yoga teachers, plus shorter trainings in areas such as yoga for athletes, injury prevention and yoga therapeutics. Olivia's classes are light hearted and open to all, while still being challenging and maintaining a strong focus on correct alignment of the body. She has a particular interest in working with athletes and helping them to enhance their performance while also minimising the risk of injuries.
Olivia was originally drawn to yoga for the benefits to her physical fitness. As someone who generally tried to skive off any sports at school, she was dragged along by her mum after complaining of back pain. She knew it was definitely having an effect on her body when after a few months the lower back discomfort had subsided and she managed to touch her toes with straight legs for the first time.
Since that time she has seen her strength, flexibility and balance all improve steadily. She has also found her yoga practice helps her deal more effectively with the stresses of city life, providing her both with the ability to keep stress levels to a minimum and also with skills to remain calm when unavoidable work or personal life pressures arise. With a working background in the law, Olivia understands the needs of busy city workers and can tailor her teaching to suit her students. Classes can be flowing and energetic or more steady and grounding depending on the needs of the students.