Hi I'm local Forest Gate resident Lexi Elven, and I'm the owner of Stratford-based Blithe Yoga.

Hailing from Hong Kong as a motion graphics designer, I've been practicing yoga since 2003 to complement my martial arts and dance background. You may occasionally catch my name in tv and film credits, but more often than not, you’ll find me on the mat.

I founded Blithe Yoga in 2016 as a yoga supper club in my Forest Gate home. Two years later I opened up the Blithe Yoga community studio space in the heart of Stratford.

Blithe Yoga is a welcoming space, providing quality, affordable and accessible yoga for everyone in London's most diverse community in Stratford; a diversity which is reflected in our fantastic teaching faculty.

My classes combine strong asanas (postures) with an energetic and playful spirit.

Blithe Yoga offers a variety of yoga but also events too including sound-baths, retreats and yoga supper clubs. Our supper clubs run twice a year with the Winter and Summer solstices - which I host with my mother Norah (or “Auntie Norah”) who recently moved over from Hong Kong - complete with Chinese Buddhist vegetarian food and a sound bath to finish.

This year Blithe Yoga has also expanded to offer a therapy and treatment room to provide holistic treatments.

My personal yoga practice has proved to be transformative, evolving with my life.

From an initial athletic and meditative standpoint, to softening whilst being pregnant and giving birth to two children. As a musician with a keen interest in pranayama (breathwork) and philosophy, facilitating soundbaths yokes my musical and yoga worlds with how the mind and body can benefit from sound-work and meditation.

For more information on yoga classes, private lessons, how yoga might help you with your personal fitness and wellness goals; injury; or during your journey pre or post pregnancy, visit our website www.blitheyoga.com or say 'hello' hello@blitheyoga.com

Blithe Yoga is a proud Living Wage Employer, providing Community Yoga supporting local charity Lola’s Homeless, and we're also partners of the Newham Solidarity Fund and Newham’s Community Wealth Building Scheme.

You can find Blithe Yoga at Room 3, 4th Floor, Boardman House, 64 Broadway, Stratford, London, E15 1NT. For further info follow @blitheyogi