the Reads: Body & Fitness

Throwback to the Tatler Spa Guide Awards

…Which took place at the beautiful Cafe Royal in London Piccadilly – this reminded me of a wonderful tulayoga treatment there with Louka. Words don’t do justice to its 22 airborne asanas (Tula is Sanskrit for ‘balance’) but if I had to use just one it would be ‘unplugged’, releasing physical knots, trapped emotions – even tears. Louka nurtures the body into letting go through intuitive massage then it’s time to take flight, to tip, tuck and turn like a kinetic sculpture on the four-point balance of his hands and feet, with gravity kicking in for deeper muscle release, body alignment and emotional harmony. “The more you trust, the more you release,” he says. You couldn’t find a more trustworthy pair of hands. Or feet. Two-and-a-half-hour treatments in London and Geneva £350. Louka also offers workshops and cruises.