What do you do…?
I am teacher and perpetual student of yoga with my own business, Cool, Calm & Collected. I have combined a corporate career in marketing, hospitality and training together with my yoga, which has resulted in unique and deeply soothing sessions and tours for others – I love what I do!
You gave up a career in marketing to pursue a different lifestyle of yoga, meditation and relaxation. What’s your mantra?
I was educated at the highly esteemed Sivananda yoga schools in Europe and India and am eternally guided by the yoga master, Shanti Gowans. My mantra is slow down, breathe with ease, eat consciously, laugh a lot and always be kind to yourself and those around you.
What is it about yoga and meditation that you love so much?
1. The way I feel – calm and serene, strong and positive.
2. The gorgeous people I meet along the way from all walks of life, dispositions, nationalities and faiths.
3. The magnificent places I visit.
Name three things you always take on a holiday?
A book on philosophy, a novel and my iPad – however I will only tap into my iPad when I want to know where I am going and what I am doing.
Is there someone, something or somewhere that inspires you?
Nothing inspires me more than those with internal beauty, a sense of purpose and a big heart! Gandhi and Mother Teresa would hold hands when it comes to these three qualities.
What’s your latest must have?
I have always felt uncomfortable wearing wool on my skin until I began wearing cashmere. One of my lovely clients specialises in cashmere and I adore the sensual feel of the fabric, her vibrant and sensual colours and fun designs. I am now hooked on cashmere! Make sure you check out my secret supplier,Alessandra Cashmere.