Home is You Are Here Studio in Bethnal Green. My partner’s a photographer and I’m a yoga teacher, so the space works perfectly for us both as a home and a studio.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?
We also rent out our studio to other photographers, so most of my time is spent managing that. I’m usually planning and teaching my regular yoga classes, but I’m also working on yoga videos for brands, as well as studying for my Pregnancy Yoga Teacher training.
MOST UNFORGETTABLE LINGERIE MOMENT GOOD OR BAD?
Bra shopping with my mum when I was younger, I used to feel so embarrassed as she would shout across M&S, “Helly, they’ve got this one in a 32A!” Now I love bra shopping!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
Teaching yoga, I love helping people feel good both physically and mentally.
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST RISK YOU’VE TAKEN?
The biggest risk I’ve taken has definitely got to be starting You Are Here Studio. Within the space of a couple of months, I quit my full time job, qualified as a yoga teacher and set up the studio. This first year being self-employed was really scary, with lots of ups and downs, but so worth it!
AT THE MOMENT YOU ARE…?
Drinking a hot lemon water.
BEST LONDON MEAL?
Living in East London we’re totally spoilt for vegan food, so there’s so many places I love, but my favourite has to be Mooshie’s ‘What’s Your Beef?’ burger. It tastes like a Big Mac, but totally vegan.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?
I’ve lived in 10 other areas in London and Bethnal Green is easily my favourite. I love that it’s walkable to Victoria Park, Columbia Road and Shoreditch, but you get the authenticity of the East End – you get some characters on the high street!
WHAT YOU LISTENING TO ON SPOTIFY, ANY GOOD PLAYLISTS WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT?
I usually listen to Spotify’s Release Radar or My Daily Mix, sometimes I think Spotify knows me better than I know myself!
1 BEAUTY PRODUCT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IS?
WHERE WAS YOUR LAST HOLIDAY?
Ibiza last year. I’d been before, but that was a party holiday with the girls. This time was much more chilled out, exploring the Old Town and random parts of the island that were much more peaceful.
THE STRANGEST THING IN YOUR HANDBAG IS?
The strangest thing in my handbag has to be baby oil. When I teach I always like to offer a little head massage during Savasana at the end of a class, so I use a couple of drops of baby oil which I’ve mixed with lavendar oil.