Favorite pose and why?
Suptabadokanasana. It is a really grounding and relaxing pose and you can get a great stretch around the hips. It can easily be modified to provide a stretch across the chest (by placing a block or bolster under the back) and shoulders by interlacing the hands and reaching the hands over the head.
What does your perfect day look like?
My Fridays are pretty perfect. I wake up around 5am and teach at 6:30 followed by a flat white and avocado chicken toastie at the Brickwood by Clapham Common. I then teach again at 10 and then practice in the afternoon followed by a nap before catching up with friends in the evening for a few (or sometimes a few too many) drinks and dim sum.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I grew up in India and my school did weekly Yoga classes. I hated it because it was so boring so probably wanted to be anything other than a yoga teacher. Literally anything but a yoga teacher.
Three things you’d bring on a desert island?
Firstly I'd bring a boat so that I could leave whenever I wanted. Secondly, my I-pad. Thirdly, BullHead shallot sauce... you can put it on anything and it will taste good.
If you were a superhero, which superpower would you have?
I have an enormous appetite so if I could pick a superpower, it would be to not put on weight.
When was the last time you tried something new and what was it?
A friend of mine is a yoga teacher and shes recently been training to become a Heartcore instructor. Its a contraption with straps and pulleys and wheels and looks a bit like the rack William Wallace is tortured on in Braveheart. She invited me to take part in her assessment classes so I did a heartcore session for the first time last week. I'm now convinced that the resemblance between the rack and the heartcore machine is not coincidental.