Recently, I attended an invigorating sunrise yoga session hosted by Uniqlo at Soho House to launch their new Airism Active range. Madeline Shaw, the nutrition author & now qualified yoga teacher, led a cosy class through a refreshing and energizing morning yoga routine. High atop the venue’s roof, we experienced a blushing London sunrise whilst contorting into varying poses. I was generously given a Uniqlo Airism Active outfit for the occasion, and having road-tested it during both the yoga session and also on my recent active escape to Eze Village, France, I found it to be feather-weight, super-comfy, flattering in form, not remotely constricting where it matters, and well suited to the thermal and elastic pressures of a yoga session, or a jog alike! I also had the opportunity to conduct a mini quick-fire interview Madeleine about her healthy ethos too! Click MORE for all the rest…
F.O.T: When & why did you start practicing yoga?
Madeleine Shaw: When I moved to Australia 6 years ago, I fell in love with the way it made me feel; so calm and strong.
What’s your favourite flavour of yoga, routine and pose?
Vinyasa flow and tree pose.
What inspires you to be healthy?
The feeling of it, I love to feel healthy, energised and happy, it hooks you.
What’s your go-to snack?
Almond butter and apples or a green juice.
Yours is a market with a lot of competition, what do you think is your special Get-the-Glow edge?
It is realistic, it involves meat, fish and plenty of flavour. It is very open to all ways of eating and thinking. The recipes are simple using super market ingredients and it had a message of it being about a lifestyle not a diet.
How do you feel people could improve the way they’re living their lives today (in general)?
To try and in another portion of veg into their diet, work on stressing less and moving more.
In one short sentence can you distill your ethos?
Eat foods you can grown hunt or gather, get back to basics.
Who and what do you take inspiration from?
My mum, she runs a business, family and finds the time to be healthy.
What’s your favourite indulgence?
Croissants, really good ones.
What’s your favourite escape destination and hotel, if you have a favourite?
Destination – Sydney, Hotel – Babington House, UK
Aside from yoga what other type of training do you enjoy and why?
Weights – It makes me feel strong; Pilates – its great for the tummy; Walking – It can shift my mood like nothing else!