Teacher profile


The great thing about yoga, like life itself, is that it is an experience rather than a theory. I am passionate about how yoga can be used to enhance our well-being and adapted to everyone's needs, regardless of age or fitness level. Yoga offers great tools for managing everyday life – on and off the mat. I came to yoga after recovering from serious illness. This enabled me to appreciate what it means to be in good health, both in body and mind. Before dedicating myself to teaching, and setting up MaxineYoga, I worked as a curator in the international contemporary art world and as a producer in documentary television. A highly qualified teacher, I have more than 25 years of yoga practice and experience. I was fortunate to first meet my teacher and mentor Sri O.P Tiwari, the head of the Kaivalyadhama Institute, 15 years ago, who has guided me on my path and, I am fortunate to say, still continues to do so. I originally qualified with the British Wheel, through Simon Low’s teacher training (Triyoga, London). Since then, I continue to follow a journey inspired by Kaivalyadhama Yoga, which includes traditional practice, yoga therapy training and philosophy, using the original yoga texts (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Gherada Samitha, Hatha Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita) alongside modern scientific research into the medical benefits of the practices. I have completed the Kaivalyadhama teacher training, and pranayama training certification. I am grateful to all my teachers for their wisdom and knowledge.

Training courses attended: 

  • Postnatal yoga
  • Pregnancy Yoga
  • Well-woman yoga (menstrual health and menopause)
  • Yoga for birth
  • Yoga therapy


38 Wentworth Road
NW11 0RL
United Kingdom