ANDY SLIM BLACK, LONDON, UK
SPECIALISATION: BYL HOT POWER FLOW, HOT VINYASA
I live and breathe yoga - it gets me out of my head, into a place of fun and discovery, and the awesome feeling when you step out of the studio - - taller, happier, and ready to love, laugh and connect with the world outside. I'm first and foremost a yogi, on and off the mat, but also a party DJ and musician. I love bringing my playlists and favourite songs and weaving them into the flow in my classes. I've opened the main stage at Coachella Festival in the US, DJ’ed to 60 yogis at Lululemon in Chelsea, and DJ'ed an impromptu block party in a car park in Hackney Wick!
What do I love most about teaching at BYL? The students! They're all so fun, and I love that they're ready to give anything a try, especially in my Hot Power Flow classes which are a world away from the Bikram sequencing. They take their practice seriously, but they're also very happy to laugh, and be beautifully imperfect. And I love that they come back again and again each week.
What advice would I give to your students to improve their yoga? Adopt the mantra 'I am exactly where I need to be', and grow from that place.
FAV Pose: Astavakrasana (Eight Angle Pose)
Approach to teaching: Fun, creativity, flow, laughter and an overdose of oxytocin!
Fav Place on Earth: The Lake District, Cumbria, England, and the Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA.