I am Sylvie. I am a lifelong lover of natural movement, in whatever form it takes. From a young age, I always danced, ran, swam, walked and explored. I am at my happiest when I am moving - or resting after moving. Moving is fun, it makes the body feels great, and it boosts the mood instantly.
I was lucky enough to find yoga in my early twenties but it was only a bit later in life that I started practising regularly - and boy, was there a difference! A regular yoga practice makes me feel like the best version of me: energised, supple, focused, strong, but also playful and calm.
I decided to qualify as a yoga instructor in my thirties and I have been teaching yoga full time since 2016. I am hugely influenced by Strala yoga, led by the amazing Tara Stiles and Mike Taylor - it was Strala that really brought yoga home for me. Following a very serious illness, it helped me regain my strength and stamina, all the while being kind to myself and finding ways to move that helped me feel and heal. It wasn't just a revelation in ways to move, but also in ways to think and behave.
My teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga gave me the foundations of yoga, and Strala gave me the heart of it. Having experienced the healing and transformation that comes from such a practice inspired me to share it with others and it gives me so much joy to be able to share what I love.
I am a practical and very happily imperfect person. I know that life can feel overwhelming and sometimes it's hard to find the time to take care of ourselves. I believe that yoga should be simple and accessible and everything I do is with the intention to make it just that for my clients. I believe in 'little and often' and I believe that everyone deserves some quiet time to connect, recharge and relax. I believe that we can only share what we have, and in order to give others our best, we have to cultivate ways to feel and be our best.
I love working with people of all ages and walks of life and my hope is that through my work, I can help establish some good habits, shine light on some truths and lay foundations for good self-care.
I am a mum to a beautiful human child, and also to two of the canine and two of the feline varieties. I adore the arts, and love travelling and exploring the world. I love growing my garden, cooking and I am pretty hands on with making and creating most things. I love reading, learning and dreaming; living life to the fullest and being present in the moment. Living well is an art and a balance, and it is never too late to start wanting to feel better.