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My Story
Founding Luminous face yoga was deeply personal for me. What started out as a personal journey to naturally reduce and prevent premature signs of ageing on my face, became my life’s work to share with other women!

Founding Luminous face yoga was deeply personal for me. What started out as a personal journey to naturally reduce and prevent premature signs of ageing on my face, became my life’s work to share with other women!

It all started out in my early thirties…I was a chronic over-expressor; every time I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, my eyebrows were raised, creating furrows that were rapidly ageing my face. I have naturally crinkly eyes when I smile and smile lines- I had these even as a child. They are part of my face and I wouldn’t look to change them. I also whole heartedly believe that ageing is a privilege…but that doesn’t mean I was ready to rush head long into looking older if it wasn’t necessary! And I felt sure a solution was out there…

So I started researching…of course Botox was the most obvious solution, but I just knew instinctively that wasn’t a route I wanted to go down. Once you start, you are a hamster on a wheel, and it’s certainly not cheap!

Eventually, I stumbled on a book from the eighties on my mum’s book shelf, Eva Fraser’s ‘Facial Workout.’ I was fascinated. It made complete sense that we work out our bodies in the gym to look sculpted and toned, so why wouldn’t the same be true of our facial muscles?

Back then, it was hard to find much on line, and eventually, I trained initially in face yoga, and then complemented this training with facelift massage and gua sha. Combining face exercise, massage, tension relief and lifestyle ,I formulated my own routines and documented my progress in photos- I was BLOWN AWAY by what my routines had achieved!!

Initially I taught 1:1 and small group classes of like-minded women, typically 35-65, who wanted to reduce signs of ageing naturally, but the demand was more than I could handle, and I quickly realised that if I took Luminous online, I could help thousands of women discover the natural power of face yoga, and for a much more affordable price tag.

And with that, Luminous Face Yoga was born!! And now I am excited to share our incredible techniques with you!

Philippa x

P.S. I am 40 in a couple of months…because I know you’ll be curious!