Instructor

Darren Hunter-Smith

Curiosity, adventure and a fair amount of recklessness has taken Darren to many different parts of the world, discovering connection to others and much to his surprise, his duty in life. From using his theatre skills whilst running away with the circus on a tour of India, to teaching at a University in the West Bank, he soon realised his calling in unlocking the true potential of others.

As a sporty, football loving kid and triathlon competing, gym loving grown man – wear and tear took its usual toll until his fiancé introduced him to yoga. It was a baptism of fire (literally, his first class was heated to 37 degrees!) but he immediately felt the benefits as the practice built both strength and flexibility helping him to continue hiking up mountains, cycling across the country and swimming in the sea.

Also an advocate of the benefits of the deeper philosophy of yoga, Darren aspires to weave the ancient spiritual practice with fun creative flow, linking it to the modern world through storytelling and having a laugh. Expect his classes to be strong and mindful leaving you with a new perspective both in body and mind, providing space to connect to the best version of yourself.

If I wasn’t a yoga teacher I’d be… an adventurer.

My training style is… strong, fun and mindful.

My ideal breakfast is… the ‘secret’ Hunter-Smith porridge mix; it’s the only thing that keeps me going till lunch and has become a bit of an obsession. It’s OK to eat porridge for breakfast, lunch and dinner right?

The song that’s in heavy rotation on my workout playlist… Do Yoga by Rae Sremmurd

After work I… pull some serious shapes whilst cooking dinner.

My favourite time of day is… (to my own surprise) The morning! My scruffy Jack Russell knows the score, the stillness and quiet of London in the morning is a beautiful thing.

My favourite on the go snack is… a banana; usually squished at the bottom of my bag.

My biggest release is… a good play fight with my dog, Peanut.

You wouldn’t know that I… was a Wimbledon ball boy; we were told not to laugh or joke around while on court, which is hard when you’re getting banter from the Aussie supporters in the stand -‘Run Forest Run!’

My biggest vice is… salt and vinegar crisps!

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