About Us: Movement for Modern Life
Movement for Modern Life was born in London in 2013 to revolutionise Online Yoga & Wellbeing.
Kat Farrants Hi, I'm Kat - Founder of Movement for Modern Life, I've been moved by the practise of yoga for 26 years. I'm a yoga teacher who hasn't taught much yoga - I realise that not all yoga teachers are created equally! I wanted to be able to practice to only the very top teachers, the best that there are - not the ones great at social media or marketing, but the ones who put all their dedication into sharing their life work. I wanted to practice with these teachers, in my PJ's, at home. It is these dedicated teachers, the very best in what they do, who I handpick to support and join our team, so they can share their practices which have helped me so much.
I Founded Movement for Modern Life for many reasons. First of all, I worked for years in the city as a solicitor and found that I'd spend all day making sure I could leave the office on time to get to my favourite teacher. Invariably, I'd miss class. So I spent more time stressing about getting to class than my job! Oooops! Then I moved to the countryside in the middle of nowhere and where where my yoga teachers? There was nowhere online or locally with the quality of teacher that I've been so lucky to experience. There was nothing else for it. I left the daily grind and decided it was time to let the best teachers come to me so that, finally, class could fit into my schedule.
Yoga for me has been fundamental in healing deep physical and emotional wounds, as well as simply bringing joy into the day. I would love for people to experience these online classes which range from 5 mins to 1.5 hours as a tool in their toolbox for life.
My mission is to enable our community to move freely into a happy, healthy and sustainable life.
For me, living yoga off the mat, in MFML, in my daily life, is my biggest joy. That's why I started our Champions of Change Podcast.
If you would like to hear about Founder Kat Farrants, you may want to hear this interview with Kat on Radio Gorgeous where she describes her journey to starting Movement for Modern Life and why she is a firm believer of doing yoga in dodgy tracksuit bottoms.
CTO Erwan Bézie.
Erwan is MFML's main Developer & Web Designer, in charge of making sure everyone moves freely on the website. Erwan has worked with several agencies, established businesses and Tech startups in London. He currently works from France for a range of global clients. In his spare time, Erwan paints things, composes music and helps his daughters customise their petshops.
Operations Maven: Jessica Crisp.
Jessica is organisation, operations and marketing! She is a trained Reflexologist, taking her YTT with Dan Peppiatt and an everyday mover, finding absolute joy in travelling, sustainability, nature and exploring with her dog, Joy. Jessica manages the newsletter, film shoots, content and partnerships, as well as helping Kat respond to you lovely lot through support.
Affiliate and Sales Maven: Hannah Keywood.
Hannah loves spreading the MFML word far and wide. She looks after the affiliate programme with the aim to get the whole world moving and stretching, happy and healthy! Her favourite way to move is anything outdoors and in nature. She completed her 200hr YTT with Vidya Heisel and Stretch London in 2016 and believes that something particularly majestic happens when there is the combination of movement and breath. Her background is in retail and business, cofounding a sustainable jewellery company, Puck Wanderlust, in 2015 which continues to grow today.
Social Media Maven: Laura Perry.
Telling stories with words and images is Laura Perry, our Social Media Maven. Laura trained as a Yoga Teacher in Goa, India at Sampoorna School - and life has never been the same since! Happiest when barefoot and in the great outdoors (either on land or sea!) Laura has always loved story telling and community and so it's a perfect harmony to run the social media for MFML!
Wordsmith Maven: Rakhee Jasani.
As a child, Rakhee always had her nose in a book, so it's little surprise that she now tames words. As she grew up she found that it was equally fun to spend time in her body as well as her mind. Rakhee edits the MFML blogs and writes and curates the courses and challenges. Before MFML, Rakhee co-founded and ran a youth arts charity which she left after 24 years to write about and teach yoga. Rakhee completed her training (200 hrs) at Yoga on the Lane with Naomi Annand and MFML's Adam Hocke and she has also completed Mimi Kuo-Deemer's Qigong for Yoga Teachers immersion. Rakhee loves to move just about everywhere.
Movers Happiness Maven: Joanna Gilbert.
Joanna is here to support your MFML journeys and to help you discover and get the most out of your memberships! She has nearly 10 years experience in this world of wellness. Feeling lost? Joanna can guide you to classes that will be best suited to YOU. For Joanna, yoga has become more about moving and shaking to AWESOME playlists, and stepping out the craziness of her mind, than sticking to the rigid four sides of her mat. She started her journey with a 200hr YTT with Vidya Heisel in 2015, and has since been influenced by her travels, work and play. ‘Yoga’ has become less about the physical movement and more about how she lives and interacts with life and everyone in it. This is why she is our Movers Happiness Maven; here to give a helping hand whenever you need it :) (or a virtual hug!)