Yoga Teacher in London for Finance Professionals
Do you feel like the stress and the pressures of your job and career are getting to you working in the financial sector?
Are you experiencing aches and pains, lack of energy, muscle stiffness, or even frequent injuries when exercising or playing sport?
Would you like a solution that could help you perform better in all areas of life – both personal and professional?
Then you’re in the right place.
I’m Scott Robinson, and I’m the founder of Yogibanker. I’m a 200 RYT (200 hours) qualified Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation teacher and Corporate Wellness advocate.
I offer private and group yoga classes to ambitious, driven, hard-working professionals working in financial services. My passion is to help people like you perform better and achieve higher standards in your life, your career, or athletic pursuit in a kinder, more compassionate way.
Back in 2006, my therapist introduced me to Reiki. For the first time, I felt a sense of ‘suspended animation’, as if I was floating in mid-air. Over time, I went on to reap the many benefits of reiki and meditation, and I just knew that my life would never be the same.
A couple of years later, in 2008, I took on Dynamic Reformer Pilates, which helped me become stronger, fitter, and more mobile. In 2012, when I was offered a senior role in an international financial institution in the city of London, I decided to try yoga to help me cope with the demands of my role. Practising yoga helped me sleep better, reduce stress, and improve performance in my job, and I can honestly say I don’t know where I would be today without it.
In October 2017 I completed my yoga teacher training, and it’s my experience with yoga, meditation, and Pilates (as well as conscious breathing and other alternative and holistic healing systems) that led me to a unique view on how wellbeing can help busy, ambitious professionals to thrive in their careers and lives. I’m not just a yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher who works as a director in an international bank in the City. I’m also a fully qualified lawyer, a Prudential Regulatory Policy expert, a public speaker at corporate wellbeing events, a writer, and an expert skier.
My background puts me in a unique position to understand what it means to work a busy job in the financial sector in the City and to practise and compete in sports or athletic pursuits either competitively or passionately. I know that yoga and meditation have the power to transform your life because they changed mine. And that’s what led me to the decision to teach yoga and meditation to professionals in the banking and finance industry.
My aim is to help you improve your performance at work and and/or in your chosen sport. Let me be the person to teach you a better way to deal with stress or to improve your performance, so you can thrive in your professional and personal life.
The Story of Yogibanker (Part 2)
Find out more about the Tribe who helped make Yogibanker and the story of my transformation following the completion of my yoga teacher training in Bali in October 2017.
The Yogibanker pillars
I believe in being precise in my teachings. I am passionate about yoga, and I strive to help my clients to improve performance in sports or at work. My aim is to help you improve your confidence, power, and drive. The result? A thriving finance professional.
Under Yogibanker, I have three pillars:
Would you like to go from achieving poor or inconsistent results to successful execution or realising your ambition?
Working with me, you learn to be more focused and educated and able to achieve whatever you want to, be it at work or in your chosen personal passion.
Let me show you how to go from being ‘unaware’ and ‘asleep’ to ‘awakened’ and ‘excited’!
My aim is to help you become more self-connected, more present, and excited about your work or sport.
Let me show you how to go from being ‘lethargic’ to feeling ‘energized’. Working with me gives you energy, discipline, and commitment, but one that is self-compassionate and aware of yourself and that of the fellow members of your organisation.
Is Yoga for You?
Yoga is for everyone.
It doesn’t matter who you are, whether you’ve practised before, what shape you’re in, or how flexible you are (or aren’t). Like many of your colleagues working in the financial sector in the City, you’ve probably tried the gym (with more or less success).
Or maybe you’ve taken up running in your spare time, both in an attempt to keep fit and release some of the stress that comes as part and parcel of your fast-paced job. While hitting the gym can make you feel great, we can all agree it’s not always the most soothing environment for your mind and body. But yoga is different.
Wouldn’t you love to feel calmer and stronger, have more energy, and perform better in every area of your life? In work, in sport, and in life overall?
What would it mean to you to be able to find a way to relieve stress, to feel more in tune with your own needs, and to become better able to cope with whatever life throws at you?
If you’re looking to immerse yourself into an environment that is better for your mind and your body, then why not try a yoga class?
When practising yoga, you’re not competing with anyone other than yourself. It’s not about being flexible or able to perform the hardest moves that you see on TV or social media. The people who do take years to get to where they are! But being able to strike picture-perfect, Instagram-worthy poses is not the point of doing yoga in the first place.
Yoga is about relieving stress, topping up your energy levels, and allowing your body to recover from the daily pressures it’s subjected to. And as a result of regular practice, you start to become more resilient in life or at work.
Taking up yoga is about giving yourself permission to make a seemingly counterintuitive decision to regularly step back from your daily demands or your main pursuit to create a space for yourself that allows you to take care of your mind and your body. In turn, this enables you to correct imbalances, solve problems more easily, and perform better in whatever endeavour that feels important to you.
So let me be the person who teaches you a skill for life. And in return, I promise you a better quality of life.
How I help
In addition to my day-to-day yoga classes, I offer private classes as well. Maybe you want to work on your flexibility. Maybe you want to build strength. Or maybe you want to find more zen in your life. Whatever the reason, I’d love to work with you to achieve your goals through yoga. As a full-time finance professional myself, I run classes around your working day – on evenings and weekends.
I practise a vinyasa style of yoga that incorporates elements of both hatha and flow. My style is dynamic but grounded and always allows ample time to rest. I honour the unique individual in you, encouraging you to have a sense of self-inquiry as to how the practice feels to you, in your body. I am also a passionate mindfulness meditation practitioner and always include an element of meditation into my yoga classes.