Nelumbo Yoga Bio
Nelumbo Yoga was founded by Joelle Pettitt in 2011.
Joelle’s love for new experiences has led her down a winding and diverse path. She graduated from Kings College London with a degree in Neuroscience and a deep understanding of the relationship between mind and body.
Her appetite to see and learn more found her making her way around the world. Joelle dabbled with yoga at a young age but it wasn’t until she returned home from her travels that she became hooked. Passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with others Joelle trained as a yoga teacher in London in 2011 and regularly attends workshops and teacher training courses to develop her understanding. She continues to explore the science of yoga through self practice as well as further study with her teachers.
Joelle has completed many Ashtanga teacher training courses with experienced teachers following the lineage of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois including: David Swenson, Kino MacGregor & Joey Miles. Joelle travels to India annually for intensive study guided by her teacher, David Garrigues to deepen her own practice.
Joelle’s yoga classes involve a sequence of postures, focusing on linking breath with movement in a dynamic flow to leave you feeling energised, invigorated and relaxed. Her belief is that yoga is about learning to respect your body whilst daring to push your limits to improve the strength and flexibility of body and mind. She strives to share a practice that is challenging, dynamic, and accessible for all.