Caleb Jude Packham
In his own words, Caleb’s purpose in life is, ‘to inspire and guide people towards living a happy, healthy and prosperous life’. With bags of life experience to inform him in his mission, this modern-day renaissance man is a former actor, VJ, philanthropist, activist and writer. He began his acting career in Australia, where he worked in theatre and TV, becoming a high-profile presenter for MTV Australia. He has been based in the UK since 2005. Turning to yoga as rehab for an injury in 2014, Caleb was hooked on its healing qualities after just one class. His yoga journey then led him to Rishikesh in India where he trained as a Sattva Yoga teacher qualifying under world-renowned Yoga Master, Anand Mehrotra, at the Sattva Academy in Rishikesh.
You can find him sharing his practice across London, in venues like Steel Yard Nightclub, Paddington’s Floating Pocket Park and the View From The Shard. Successfully leading the charge in the men’s yoga revolution, Caleb is flipping the traditional female-heavy ratios to see men outnumber women in many of his classes. He is passionate about making yoga more accessible and appealing to men. It helps that a class with Caleb is far from run of the mill, with his Fusion Yoga events set to live music proving hugely popular.
Caleb has curated 50 Men 50 Mats which creates a space for 50 male yoga virgins to come together for their first yoga experience, drop all guards and let loose on the mat for the first time. “From the opening OMs, it was clear that these fellas were there to have this experience fully,” Caleb says. “They participated with such open hearted enthusiasm!.
Besides yoga, Caleb is a committed philanthropist and activist. While travelling in India in 2016, he met a family who inspired him to set up the Academy of Hope. The charity works to fund education and support self-sufficiency in impoverished communities.