Our contributing writers

Yoga Abode's wonderful team of freelance journalists and yoga practitioners are experts on yoga and health:




Caroline Sylger Jones wrotes regular health and travel features for newspapers and magazines, writes and edits copy for individuals, including yogis and yoginis who run their own retreats, runs her own online magazine of antidoes to our world as Queen of Retreats, and is the author of two guides to healthy holidays. These are: Body & Soul escapes and Body & Soul escapes: Britain & Ireland (Footprint Books). Caroline completed a two-month iyengar teacher training with Glenn Ceresoli in 2007, and says she couldn't live without her daily practice.



Cathryn Scott is a freelance journalist based in Cardiff, writing on everything from music to homelessness, with a special interest in yoga. She has practiced yoga for ten years, and  is currently studying for a British Wheel of Yoga teacher training diploma with Andrea Fox. She can be contacted at cathrynscott@hotmail.com




Inna Costantini has practised yoga for eight years, experimenting with a variety of styles - from asthanga to sivananda, hatha, bikram and shadow. Inna recently completed an intensive yoga and ayurveda teacher training course in India. She is fascinated by yoga in all its forms. Inna is also a passionate about all things ‘green', and spends much of her time working for environmental charity Trees for Cities, as well as teaching yoga in India.




Joanna Johnston writes for us on ayurveda. She set up AyurvedicYogi to help make ayurvedic and yogic wisdom readily available. The focus is on practical diet and lifestyle advice, to help minimise physical illness and mental stress. She is a Sivananda yoga teacher and an ayuvedic practitioner, after studying for a BSc in ayurveda with Manipaul University. She has completed extensive clinical training in both large hospitals and clinics India. See www.ayurvedicyogi.com




Sally Parkes is Yoga Abode's technical expert. Sussex-based Sally has been practising yoga for ten years and teaching for six. She has a degree in Sports and Exercise Science and is also a qualified personal trainer and pilates teacher. To contact Sally see www.sallyparkesyoga.com - or email sallyparkesyoga@hotmail.co.uk




Libby Green is a dedicated yogi, having first taken to the mat when she was 19 years old. Her current practice is a mix of astanga, kundalini, and dynamic, and she plans to study to be a yoga teacher in the US next year. She now juggles a life as an full-time ethical consultant with a home in the country. In her former life, she was a journalist in Indonesia, and has written for the Independent on Sunday, and the London Evening Standard. She can be contacted at wedoyoga@gmail.com




Emma Hicks has been a teacher, practitioner, and yoga author for fifteen years. She began with the study of iyengar and hatha yoga, pranayama and philosophy, then furthered her studies in the ashtanga discipline. She maintains a dedicated daily practice and today continues to study ashtanga yoga and Sanskrit. She teaches throughout India and from her studio in Richmond, Surrey - see  www.ashtangalondon.com or email info@ashtangalondon.com








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