In Love With Wanderlust

25 September 2017

On Saturday London was graced with the arrival of the first ever Wanderlust festival, a renowned mindfulness event comprising of a 5k run, yoga and mediation. My regular followers may have seen that my latest interview was with the wonderful Julie Montagu, who was the main headline act at the festival, directing over 400 yogi's in the middle of Victoria Park.  Julie was accompanied on stage by other much loved yogi's including Celest Pereira, Jaime Tully, and Mono-Lisa Godfrey. Following a fabulous 90 minutes of yoga, the mediation started with the wellness warrior himself; Michael James Wong

Even if you're not yogi and are more of a runner you can just go for the 5K run and then just dive into the delicious food at the festival, the likes of Bel Air  with delicious Ozone coffee and mouth watering salads to healthy beans, avo and brown rice with a Mexican flare at other food stalls.

Following the main events the afternoon was packed full of every type yoga from Aerial, Acro to Dharma Wheel yoga. 

Wanderlust will be back next year and watch this space because I will be interviewing the guys behind Wanderlust GB soon on the blog... so stay tuned!

Julie Montagu, The Flexie Foodie and Wanderlust Headliner

14 September 2017

I don't normally get butterflies before a shoot but on this occasion i did, that's because Julie Montagu, aka The Flexie Foodie is probably one of London's top yoga teachers. Her classes at Triyoga sell out in seconds with her Sunday night class attracting over 80 people! Now onto the shoot, not only was it pure undiluted fun, it was amazing to meet someone who has really embraced wellbeing and healthy living, with four children she has written 3 healthy foodie books; Superfoods, Eat Real Food and Superfoods, Superfast, which are a must for every kitchen dresser! She also has her own wellness membership site (, her own column called ‘Small moments of Self-Care’ in the Grazia magazine and is a regular contributor for Mind Body Green. If you're looking for you modern day Wonder Woman you've found her right here!

I caught up with Julie to discuss her latest on being the headline act at Wanderlust Festival, a festival celebrating and supporting mindful movement, featuring a triathlon with a difference. Three intentional activities: a 5K* run, an outdoor yoga flow class (taught by none other than the lovely Julie), and a guided meditation. What more could you ask for!

Here's my very fun shoot and interview with London's very own Yoga Guru!!!

Can you remember the very first time you practiced yoga and how has it changed your life? 

After my fourth was born, I was in an exhausted state and a friend took me to a vinyasa flow class and while in savasana, I cried. But these were good tears as I was just able to release a lot of the stress that comes with being a mother of 4! So, I vowed from that day onwards to commit to yoga.

The popularity of yoga has grown significantly in the past 5 years, how do you think festivals like Wanderlust have helped? 

Wanderlust IS yoga. And by creating a space where thousands of like-minded people can come together and radiate their positive to energy to the person on the mat next to them and to the world, it’s pretty wonderful. 

Where do you sweat, eat and breathe in London? 

Simply all at Triyoga - it’s my home away from home.

How are you collaborating with the festival? 

I’m actually going to be headlining with Celeste Peirera on the main stage! So we will be teaching yoga to thousands which rather daunting by very exciting!

Five items you can't live without? 

My 4 kids and husband (but I’ll count that as 1), yoga, my bike, Chlorella and my Uniqlo light down jacket

To watch Julie in action go to for tickets!

Yoga, Wine and Pizza

4 September 2017

Anyone who follows me on instagram would have noticed my endless posts of the beautiful Italian countryside and the odd yoga mat or two, that's because I have just returned from my first ever yoga retreat. Yoga twice a day, inversion workshops and lots of delicious pizza, healthy food and wine, all hosted by London's coolest yogi; Jaime Tully, this was possibly one of the best holidays I've had!

I've been hooked on Jaime's teaching style ever since I interviewed her in February about her journey into yoga, click here to read the interview. This was Jaime's first retreat, which sold out pretty quickly, her next in Sri Lanka is also going the same way!

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