Mimi has been a student of yoga since 1995 and an avid lover of dance since 1978, when her mother put her in ballet school for walking with turned-in toes. Mimi mainly teaches a breath and alignment-based vinyasa yoga that is cross-pollinated with aspects of Daoist and Buddhist teachings.
She champions meditation as the answer to just about all of life's most pressing questions, and never underestimates the strength and clarity that yoga can provide at times when life turns grim corners. Her two main teachers in the yoga world, Erich Schiffmann and Donna Farhi, continually humble her with the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening, and learning to embody a deeply spiritual tradition.
In 2002, Mimi co-founded Yoga Yard, Beijing’s first and leading yoga studio, which she co-directed for seven years. She now lives in London, and teaches classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and internationally. She is the author of the DVD "Vinyasa Yoga: A Steady Mindful Practice".
Champion of Change Podcast with Mimi
Mimi combines a sense of humour in story telling, with telling us how it is. In this chat, Mimi shares her radical vision of a sustainable health and fitness. This is a vision in which we move for our health and wellbeing not for a sense of accomplishment. Where our target is to live more in tune with the natural world and our life’s rhythms.
Challenges with Mimi
30 Day Beginner Yoga Challenge
Beginners or returners! Get started now and begin reaping the benefits of daily yoga.
Wake Up Winter
Warm yourself from the inside out and enliven body and mind throughout the winter months.
Build Courage and Resilience
Strong yoga and deep relaxation for when life is tough.
Sharpen Your Mind
Practices to improve your focus and concentration and enhance your study breaks with yoga.
Happy Hour Yoga
Transition mindfully from your working day into the evening.
Start to Flow with Vinyasa Yoga
Develop your understanding of Vinyasa Yoga and start to flow with this 17-day course.
Move Into Calm: Yoga to reset and recentre
Reset and recentre with yoga classes to help balance anxiety.
Yoga to Heal Heartache
Ease the pain of heartbreak and find equilibrium again through the practice of yoga.
Build Your Flow
A 30-day course to deepen your Vinyasa Flow.
Explore how yoga and qigong complement each other offering profound energy cultivation.
Try Your Style
Explore styles of yoga you've yet to try and maybe discover a new favourite.
Gentle Yoga to Nourish & Support
Practices to nourish, support and revitalise your body and mind.
Learn about the inner seasons of your menstrual cycle and explore each season through classes, yoga nidra and other supportive practices.
Small Steps to change
Classes of 30 minutes and under to develop a sustainable yoga practice for life. It's the smallest steps that can lead to the greatest transformations.
Time to Breathe
Classes to support key workers who are overstretched. Short classes to practice any time and anywhere.
Immunity and Wellbeing
A series of classes to help support your immunity and wellbeing.
Gentle yoga classes which are perfect if you are less mobile, recovering from illness or injury, are older or new to yoga.
Home Yoga Retreat
A home yoga retreat: perfect when you are unable to attend a retreat in person.