60 Seconds with Tania Brown

She’s amassed quite a following during her 13 years as a yoga teacher and is one of the sets of brains behind Strength Sanctuary, a brand new wellness retreat for women set in rural Kent. From Thailand to Yorkshire, Tania Brown’s journey has taken her to some pretty special places but she still manages to stay remarkably grounded. When not leading inspirational hatha yoga classes, this yogi whirlwind can be found hosting acclaimed retreats at Trill Farm in Devon, fulfilling her duties as a Lululemon ambassador and running around with her two sons. How does she do it? With Headspace, Rioja and a good old dose of Dolly.

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First thing I do when I wake up is… kiss my boys.

My guilty pleasure is… red wine and Dolly Parton.

The fitness app I can’t live without is… Headspace – just 10 minutes a day keeps me focused and clear.

One wellness trend you’ll never see me try is… I’m up for trying most things! I’m a little cynical with quick fix, money making variations on traditional forms of exercise which don’t need changing (fashion yoga being one of them).

If I wasn’t a yoga instructor, I’d be a… full time yoga student!

I never make a smoothie without adding… banana (though I wish the answer was spirulina).

The last time I cried was… when I met my niece for the first time and saw my sister in her new role as a mum.

The motto I live by is… go with the flow.

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The tune that gets me pumped is… any Deep House tunes or Hip Hop played loud.

Last book I read was… ‘Hostage At The Table by George Kohlrieser’.

Can’t live without… sex.

Top 3 London eats: Yum-D and Fish, Wings and Tings in Brixton Village,  Fera at Claridges.

The advice I’d give my 20-something self is… You are beautiful inside and out, enjoy every moment – life flashes past so fast – don’t wish it away.  The grass in not greener anywhere else! Oh, and give up smoking, NOW!

The woman who inspires me most is… There are too many to list. They are everywhere, from mothers to carers to businesswomen to divas to teenagers – women are amazing! I love being one and I feel inspired by them every day.

The achievement I’m most proud of is… I am the youngest girl to cycle from John O Groats to Lands End carrying all own (camping) equipment. I was 11. My dad’s idea of a family holiday!

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