The Workout: Strala Yoga, New York
I have long been a fan of Tara Stiles and always head to her studio, Strala Yoga whenever I’m in New York. Otherwise, I tune in to her online programme of classes which has hundreds of options to choose from based on how you’re feeling and what kind of workout (or relaxation) you’re looking for. Short and sweet, so if like me you find yourself sacrificing longer practices to get everything done in a day, her short 5 to 10-minute online classes are a must.
The Treatment: Cranial Osteopath with Paul Kyte, London & Oxfordshire
After a session with Paul you’ll leave feeling reset and renewed. Paul will begin by assessing your body with a gentle pressure and then gently release any restrictions he finds allowing the body to function as a “whole” physically and energetically more aligned.
The Coach: Tony Riddle, The Natural Life-stylist, London
Tony is a natural lifestyle specialist who I’ve been working with for many years — as a friend and coach he gives me powerful reminders on the biological norm (i.e. how our bodies are supposed to function!). A session with him involves lots of squats and floor-based movement work and exercises to keep both my mind and body naturally supple and strong.
The Spa: Bamford, London & Oxfordshire
The Bamford Spas have a strong commitment to caring for the mind, body and spirit through their treatments and programmes. I love the Oxfordshire location where facilities include yoga, holistic massages and facials and delicious food from Daylesford using produce grown on the estate. Just walking into the space and breathing in the atmosphere and essential oils makes you feel good.
The Massage: Jivita Ayurveda, London
An Abhyanga – a full-body Ayurvedic massage – is one of my all-time favourite treatments as Ayurvedic treatments are all about treating your mind, body and spirit. When I’m not in India, I head to Anu at Jivita Ayurveda in Kensal Rise for some Ayurveda love!