President: Julia Geppert
2nd Year Philosophy, Politics and Economics
I started practicing Yoga at my former dance school around five years ago and since then, it has played an important role in my everyday life. Whether I start my day or round it off with it, it always calms me down and helps me put things into perspective.
FAVOURITE YOGA POSE: Tree Pose – it makes you pay attention to all the little muscles in your body and really focus your mind on finding your balance.
Vice President: Cäcilia Kunz
2nd Year Biochemistry
I started doing yoga last year when I started studying at UCL. For me, Yoga is as a way to combine relaxing with being physically active. Moreover, I enjoy being present during the practice and how this mindfulness also affects my daily life.
FAVOURITE YOGA POSE: Apart from Shavasana my favourite pose is Crow – just like in life, in this pose balance is key.
Treasurer: Katarina Brlec
4th year Chemistry MSci
I initially started practicing yoga on my own to soothe anxiety and sleep better. Since joining UCL yoga I’ve seen amazing progress in both my mental and physical health.
FAVOURITE YOGA POSE: Pigeon pose as it forces you to slow down and just enjoy the stretch.
Communications Officer: Iva Gergova
3rd Year Philosophy, Politics and Economics
I started practicing yoga for the first time a year ago when I met Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. I find it a great way to explore my body, mind and soul. Its surprisingly fun too – when else can you stand on one leg and pretend to be a tree?
FAVOURITE YOGA POSE: I really enjoy the Crow pose!
Social Media Coordinator: Subhaga Laxman
2nd Year Psychology
I started yoga when my parents’ practice became very regular and as a psychology student, was drawn to the deep connection it evokes between the body and mind. Yoga is a great way for me to forget about daily stress and be present both physically and mentally. I always feel more relaxed and ready to face the day afterwards.
FAVOURITE YOGA POSE: Cobra pose – great for the back and shoulders after a long day in the library
Social Events Coordinator: JE Woo
3rd Year Law
Practicing yoga makes me feel more in tune with myself. I concentrate better and feel more energetic after every session.
FAVOURITE YOGA POSE:
Plough pose – great for spinal decompression and oddly calming!
Welfare Officer: Charlotte Li
2nd Year Biomedical Sciences
Yoga allows me to connect with my body in a busy world and clears my mind after a long day. It has also made me realise the amazing things my body can do!
FAVOURITE YOGA POSE: Mermaid Pose – stretches muscles you never even knew were there!