Yogi: Julia Mihaylov
Photographer: Gemma Bringloe
Location: Lesnes Abbey Woods, England
The photo shows yogini Julia Mihaylov at Lesnes Abbey Woods, sometimes known as Abbey Wood, an ancient woodland in southeast London. It's a place named after the ruined Lesnes Abbey in the London Borough of Bexley. "This place is special for me because it is a beautiful park right next to my house, where I go with my kids and family on a weekly basis," she tells OM. It's a beautiful wood with amazing hiking routes and playgrounds. It also has the beautiful ruins of the old abbey, which is very unique. You can also see Canary Wharf from the top of the hill. Additionally, I also hold yoga workshops and classes from the little lodge in this park; it's a very special place for me and in my yoga journey."