Sophia Miran, Founder of The Fig Club
My name is Sophia Miran. I am happily married with one daughter and living in Erbil with my husband, who is Kurdish. Ballet and Yoga for me have always gone hand in hand. I initially started dancing when I was five years old at a French Ballet School in London and did ballet examinations, shows and a summer course in modern dance at The Royal Academy of Dancing.
However, after years of dancing my back had started to suffer and I therefore realized I had to slow down or I would no longer be able to continue. At this point I was introduced to the magical world of Yoga by my mother who had been practicing for years. After practicing my first few yoga classes I felt very different: calm, relaxed, and rejuvenated and really in touch with myself.
Yoga became a back bone for me through my twenties as it helped me deal with emotions and the stresses of every day working life. I became more and more in love with Yoga and started exploring many different types of Yoga: Bikram, Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga and Kundilini. Whilst Ashtanga was challenging and exhilarating, Hatha and Kundilini Yoga made me feel very grounded, calm and the classes became a haven space away from the hectic days of London living. I was fortunate enough to train with some of the best Yoga/meditation teachers worldwide that provided courses all over London and in India. This became my new path in life and I therefore decided to take my journey to become a teacher of Hatha Yoga with Dru in London Sloane Square. A two year course that took me from strength to strength and taught me so much about teaching and patience as well as learning more and about my body mind and spirit.
I am very passionate about this fascinating ancient practice and really hope that I can pass my pearls of wisdom encountered on my Yoga journey to my future students.