At the height of her career at YogaWorks in Los Angeles, Mia Togo decided to move to the other side of the world with little more than her passport and a promise: love. Now, she speaks to us about how to overcome fear, what yoga looks like in London vs. America, and how teachers – wherever they may be in the world – can and should empower their students. It’s a big one.
When talking about the differences she’s noticed here in the London yoga community, she says “Here, people think advanced is hypermobility [even though] their bodies aren’t meant to be in [those poses]. Advanced [yoga] is the quality of your mind, the refinement of your breath, the clarity that you can bring when you’re in the asana itself.”
And her final bit of advice to teachers? It’s simple: “Teach students to trust themselves.”
Mia teaches vinyasa flow yoga at triyoga Camden and Chelsea on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Click here to see Mia Togo’s schedule.