Down to Earth was founded in 2014 by Vanda, a Central St Martins graduate and previously a successful photographer. The two London studios (129 Fortress Road, NW5 2HR and 308 Essex Road, N1 3AX) are a combination of two of her loves: yoga and design.
Vanda’s love for yoga began in 1997 and this knowledge is reflected in her search for inspiring teachers for Down to Earth with at least several years of experience in teaching yoga or Pilates. The ultimate aim of the studio is to create a safe and welcoming environment to practice with individual attention from teachers. What’s more communities are formed where people not only come to practice but to meet new and old friends.
Special attention has been paid to ensure the space delivers: a peaceful studio for classes, courses and workshops; a beautiful treatment room for massages and a carefully curated retail space offering yoga and pilates props, organic beauty products and a selection of gifts. There’s also the Down to Earth hand made wool collection of rugs, blankets and accessories designed by Vanda’s mother and hand made in Sarajevo while paying a fair wage to economically impoverished women.
Vanda’s own ceramics range is on sale in both studios.