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Personal Best

2014-09-01 00:00:00

Issue 1 of Personal Best

Issue 1 of Personal Best

Welcome to issue 1 of the Style PB blog “Personal Best”.

At Style PB we think women are amazing! We wanted to showcase some of these inspiring women and give you a glimpse into their lives.
The Style PB woman is strong, intelligent, savvy, independent and of course fit and healthy and she manages all this in style! She is always striving for her best, whether that be registering a personal best on the tracks or running a successful business.
We wanted to bring you an edit of women of substance who are doing something we admire. That could be a GB athlete, a nutritionist, an ultra-runner or a Pilates teacher, the possibilities are endless!
In this first issue we wanted to introduce you to Gabby from Secret Yoga. We first met Gabby when she was teaching at Wilderness Festival and we fell in love with her style of teaching. Gabby is a Jivamukti teacher who set up Secret Yoga to create a new experience that can inspire you in one evening. Events are held in beautiful venues with live music and yoga all topped off with a beautiful communal dinner cooked up by some lovely chefs. We’ll let Gabby tell you more!

We hope you enjoy this first issue and if you know any incredible women that you think we should know about, get in touch! Info@stylepb.com

STYLE PB
Tell us about Secret yoga and how it started?

Secret Yoga Club hosts sociable events that seek to delight and rejuvenate. The whole ethos of SYC is creating a new experience: a night of healthy hedonism. 
SYC started informally; When I first began teaching, I would hold classes for friends. After class, everyone felt like catching up, but not necessarily in the local pub. One week, I decided I would surprise everyone by cooking supper and it was such a joy that it turned into a bi-weekly event.
The word spread, classes grew and I began hosting events in large, beautiful venues with live music and chefs cooking the suppers.

 And how did you start teaching yoga?

My mum has practised Iyengar for years. When she first started practising, I saw such a change in her. Initially, it was physical, then I watched her become a lot calmer, more twinkly and fresh. She constantly rhapsodised about yoga, as new yogis always do.
 For a while, I actually had an aversion to going to class with my mum, but she can be very persistent, so I eventually I realised that the only way to appease her nagging was to just go to class, and then I fell in love!  At the time, I had a corporate PR job in a global agency. I decided to leave to travel around India for six months and do my yoga teacher training.

How does Yoga make you feel?

Yoga always inspires me; it is a life-changing, magical practice.   I used to be incredibly tight and inflexible. When I first started practising, it amazed me how I could feel so much more open after class, how the pain in my back dissolved and that I had the capacity to create this sense of physical calm.
Now, when I have a beautiful self-practise (always without music) I listen to my breath. This complete focus is almost hypnotic, it gives your movement a beautiful pace and rhythm. I love holding an asana and breathing into it, exploring it more with the mind.
I love it when you have a sweaty practise and you lie down on the mat for Savasana and your body feels so spacious, jelly-like and relaxed. It’s an incredible feeling, a natural high.

What’s the best lesson yoga has taught you?

Gosh so many lessons, I don’t know where to start! Yoga has also taught me to not get caught up in mind chatter, to try and live life in the present instead of day-dreaming…
One amazing thing is when you do something for the first time, like a handstand, the splits or wheel. It is exhilarating, it teaches you that you should never put limitations on yourself, that you can always work hard to achieve something and that anything is possible.

What’s been you ‘Personal Best’ moment in Yoga?

Hmmm, in a way, this question is not very ‘yoga’! You are supposed to not become too obsessed with getting into the jazzy poses, but of course, this is difficult! I think for me it was the first time that I did the splits. At that stage I had built up to being a few inches away from the floor and then I was practising at my mums house and just popped down into them perfectly comfortably. Or a handstand. I don’t know!

The best inspiration, advice or quote you’ve ever been given?

Oh again, such a hard question. I feel like I have learnt so much over the last few years and have so many wise, inspiring people in my life. My dad is probably the biggest inspiration to me. He was a real ‘boy done good.’ He worked very hard, played hard, he was a family man who was kind, generous and interested in people and their stories. He was also a wonderful host and I know that SYC started because, like him, I love bringing people together, feeding them and making them happy!

What’s next for Secret Yoga?

We have so many things in the pipeline: different events in beautiful, new venues. More exciting collaborations, inspirational yoga holidays all round the world that are unique because they integrate other things like learning how to cook or surf. There are also live musicians in the classes. We want people to have a fun time as well as develop their yoga practise with brilliant teachers.
At the moment there are lots of private events. We are being hired by people to create experiences in their homes. They invite their friends and we bring SYC to them, which is something that we really enjoy doing. We also have some big corporate clients that have booked us in to host evenings for their employees. There’s a lot going on! 

2

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Welcome to issue 1 of the Style PB blog “Personal Best”.

At Style PB we think women are amazing! We wanted to showcase some of these inspiring women and give you a glimpse into their lives.
The Style PB woman is strong, intelligent, savvy, independent and of course fit and healthy and she manages all this in style! She is always striving for her best, whether that be registering a personal best on the tracks or running a successful business.
We wanted to bring you an edit of women of substance who are doing something we admire. That could be a GB athlete, a nutritionist, an ultra-runner or a Pilates teacher, the possibilities are endless!
In this first issue we wanted to introduce you to Gabby from Secret Yoga. We first met Gabby when she was teaching at Wilderness Festival and we fell in love with her style of teaching. Gabby is a Jivamukti teacher who set up Secret Yoga to create a new experience that can inspire you in one evening. Events are held in beautiful venues with live music and yoga all topped off with a beautiful communal dinner cooked up by some lovely chefs. We’ll let Gabby tell you more!

We hope you enjoy this first issue and if you know any incredible women that you think we should know about, get in touch! Info@stylepb.com

STYLE PB
Tell us about Secret yoga and how it started?

Secret Yoga Club hosts sociable events that seek to delight and rejuvenate. The whole ethos of SYC is creating a new experience: a night of healthy hedonism. 
SYC started informally; When I first began teaching, I would hold classes for friends. After class, everyone felt like catching up, but not necessarily in the local pub. One week, I decided I would surprise everyone by cooking supper and it was such a joy that it turned into a bi-weekly event.
The word spread, classes grew and I began hosting events in large, beautiful venues with live music and chefs cooking the suppers.

 And how did you start teaching yoga?

My mum has practised Iyengar for years. When she first started practising, I saw such a change in her. Initially, it was physical, then I watched her become a lot calmer, more twinkly and fresh. She constantly rhapsodised about yoga, as new yogis always do.
 For a while, I actually had an aversion to going to class with my mum, but she can be very persistent, so I eventually I realised that the only way to appease her nagging was to just go to class, and then I fell in love!  At the time, I had a corporate PR job in a global agency. I decided to leave to travel around India for six months and do my yoga teacher training.

How does Yoga make you feel?

Yoga always inspires me; it is a life-changing, magical practice.   I used to be incredibly tight and inflexible. When I first started practising, it amazed me how I could feel so much more open after class, how the pain in my back dissolved and that I had the capacity to create this sense of physical calm.
Now, when I have a beautiful self-practise (always without music) I listen to my breath. This complete focus is almost hypnotic, it gives your movement a beautiful pace and rhythm. I love holding an asana and breathing into it, exploring it more with the mind.
I love it when you have a sweaty practise and you lie down on the mat for Savasana and your body feels so spacious, jelly-like and relaxed. It’s an incredible feeling, a natural high.

What’s the best lesson yoga has taught you?

Gosh so many lessons, I don’t know where to start! Yoga has also taught me to not get caught up in mind chatter, to try and live life in the present instead of day-dreaming…
One amazing thing is when you do something for the first time, like a handstand, the splits or wheel. It is exhilarating, it teaches you that you should never put limitations on yourself, that you can always work hard to achieve something and that anything is possible.

What’s been you ‘Personal Best’ moment in Yoga?

Hmmm, in a way, this question is not very ‘yoga’! You are supposed to not become too obsessed with getting into the jazzy poses, but of course, this is difficult! I think for me it was the first time that I did the splits. At that stage I had built up to being a few inches away from the floor and then I was practising at my mums house and just popped down into them perfectly comfortably. Or a handstand. I don’t know!

The best inspiration, advice or quote you’ve ever been given?

Oh again, such a hard question. I feel like I have learnt so much over the last few years and have so many wise, inspiring people in my life. My dad is probably the biggest inspiration to me. He was a real ‘boy done good.’ He worked very hard, played hard, he was a family man who was kind, generous and interested in people and their stories. He was also a wonderful host and I know that SYC started because, like him, I love bringing people together, feeding them and making them happy!

What’s next for Secret Yoga?

We have so many things in the pipeline: different events in beautiful, new venues. More exciting collaborations, inspirational yoga holidays all round the world that are unique because they integrate other things like learning how to cook or surf. There are also live musicians in the classes. We want people to have a fun time as well as develop their yoga practise with brilliant teachers.
At the moment there are lots of private events. We are being hired by people to create experiences in their homes. They invite their friends and we bring SYC to them, which is something that we really enjoy doing. We also have some big corporate clients that have booked us in to host evenings for their employees. There’s a lot going on! 

2

Hey Jo

Cassini Legging
Yellow,
£145


Shop now

1

Lucas Hugh

Vitascope Tank
Blue,
£135


Shop now