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OM meets… Mona Lisa Godfrey

Originally from the former USSR, yoga teacher and lululemon ambassador Mona Lisa Godfrey grew up in Sweden and then California. Now a familiar face in London, she wants to help more people discover the magic of yoga

How did you first get into yoga

When I was in my early twenties, I got into a car accident on the freeway. Driving home on a calm and sunny Sunday, my car was sideswiped at 70mph and went straight into a concrete wall. Just under a month before the accident happened, immensely desperate for money after having travelled the summer through Europe, I accepted a low paying marketing job at a yoga studio. I thought it was a joke and was going to peace out as soon as I found something better. But after the accident, I felt absolutely broken. I had just enough in me to show up to work, and it just so happened that my doctor recommended yoga - which was suddenly free and too convenient for any excuse. Alongside physical therapy, I began to practice gentle styles every day after or before work to aid my recovery. So, although I’d done some random gym yoga before that whole incident, I would say that’s when my yoga journey truly began.

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Welcome to the November issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine, the UK’s best-loved yoga read. We’ve got an incredible 164 pages of amazing yoga for you this month, featuring everything from practical tips and instruction on the mat through to anatomy, meditation and spiritual yoga insight. There really is something for everyone. And it’s not just about doing yoga either, it’s about living yoga as well. Inside, you’ll also find healthy eating recipes, new foods and other products, plus yoga fashion and travel and retreat ideas to keep you inspired on and off the mat. Let OM magazine fuel your practice this month, it’s the complete magazine for all things yoga, health and wellness. Namaste.