In 1997 Hortense stumbled across her first yoga class on a beach in Goa and has since travelled the globe to learn and teach – New York, San Francisco, Mexico, Japan and India. When it comes to yoga she doesn’t believe in monogamy; she is attracted to a myriad of styles. She is an advanced Dharma Mittra instructor, teaches Bikram yoga and various other dynamic 'systems'. Her speciality is inversions! She was a regular at Astanga London for Mysore self practice and is often seen at a Jivamukti or a Forrest Yoga class. She travels all over London to get her yoga fix.
Her interest in movement doesn’t stop with yoga; she also practices acrobatics, hand to hand balance and Muay Tai. Her current addiction is flying trapeze. Hortense likes to be forced through movement to think about the present, instead of worrying about the past or being too concerned about the future. Let the body do the work and the talking, not the head.
Her classes are stripped of spiritual talk but filled with positivity, humour and common sense. In September 2013 she launched Yoga Flux, a one to one 20-minute yoga session designed for busy Londoners (www.yogaflux.com)
‘A teacher is never a giver of truth - he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst'