Name: Hayley Driscoll
In 2007 Hayley was living in New York pursuing a career in Musical Theatre when she first stepped into the Bikram Yoga furnace. Getting into the hot room soon became her number one priority. The focus, sweat and intensity of the practice enabled her to balance and cope with the hectic pace of NYC.
In 2010 she moved to London to improve her work/ life balance, though it soon became clear that yoga (and the possibility of teaching yoga) inspired her more than the stage.
Theatre work made her unbearably anxious, especially after the birth of her daughter and it was the Yoga that helped her keep it together.
She chose to go on Jimmy Barkan’s Level 1 Heated Yoga training in 2014, sticking to her love of the Bishnu Ghosh lineage.
In 2015 Hayley’s family returned to Australia and Hayley completed Jimmy’s Level 2/3 Heated Vinyasa training. The following year she completed 50hrs with Sarah Powers in Sydney. She now teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin, though her original love of the Bikram style influences all of her classes.
Focus and discipline was her gateway into yoga and that is what she hopes to inspire others with.
Getting to know the crew:
What is your favourite Asana posture? Why?
Bhujangasana (cobra) it has been my answer to back pain. I will often throughout the day drop to my belly and make like a snake!
What’s the best part of being in the PLAY community?
The mentorship and support I get from the other teachers. Being a little fish in a big pond is exactly what I need right now.
My toughest learning experience has been…
Becoming a mum and being unable to run away when things get tough.