- Adelene Cheong
- Agi Gazda
- Alessandra Pecorella
- Alice Lim
- Amanda Wright
- Angie Hsu
- Anita Goa
- Anna Blackmore
- Anna Taylor
- Anne Malone
- Anoushka Boone
- Ayala Homossany
- Ayanna Prevatt-Goldstein
- Ben Wolff
- Bhavana (Narayani and Mat Baker)
- Calli Popham
- Catherine Annis
- Catrina Brokenshire
- Charlie Merton
- Charlie Morgan
- Cristiana Marsella
- Daniel Gelblum
- Deanne Oram (Liew)
- Diana Holland
- Eleah Waters
- Elena Rotondi
- Elisa Williams
- Emily Reed
- Emily Naumovic
- Emily-Clare Hill
- Erika Tourell
- Eunice Laurel
- Gemma Soul
- George Rundle
- Gonzalo Bustos Turu
- Graham Burns
- Harriet Bone
- Heidi Skudder
- Helen Stylianou
- Honor Pennington Legh
- Huma Jalil
- Isabell Britsch
- Jeff Phenix
- Joyce Gentle
- Joyce McMiken
- Leone Roberts
- Lila (Lizy) Whiting
- Lisa Sanfilippo
- Lisa Kaley-Isley
- Louise Grime
- Lucy Horton
- Luis Valentine
- Marco Cannavo
- Maren Weege
- Margherita Dal Pra
- Mark Hill
- Martha Henneman
- Mary-Anne Constable
- Megan Inglesent
- Mia Forbes Pirie
- Michael James Wong
- Molly Harragin
- Natalia Garrido
- Netta Imber
- Nicole Heller
- Norman Blair
- Pascale Aebischer
- Phillipa Gendall
A practitioner, a student, a teacher and trainer of yoga… Adelene felt blessed to be on this journey with many who seek love, peace…
Through yoga, Adelene reconnects to being truly integrated in life and all it has to offer.
Having been diagnosed with a progressive S-curve scoliosis at age 13, some activities which were once limited have now been made more accessible in her life. Adelene enjoys horse riding and scuba diving, a beginner in wall climbing. She finds sanctuary to be intimate with nature, especially when hiking.
For over a decade, she has been and still is a long-time student apprentice to Judith Hanson Lasater (Senior Assistant) and Donna Farhi (Senior Associate), whom she continues to study and assist. She has deep gratitude towards all her teachers past and present who has supported her journey, and finds inspiration in serving and sharing yoga through teaching.
Adelene believes in supporting and guiding her students to unveil their fullest potential, through embodiment and experiential exploration. She is particularly interested in the therapeutic applications of yoga. As a leading Restorative Yoga Trainer, she is absolutely committed to a balance of both active asana and restorative practices.
Based in London, Adelene teaches internationally, with a special interest in Yoga for Scoliosis / Backcare, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and mentoring.
Agi went to her first Astanga class eleven years ago and hasn't stopped since.
She practices daily under guidance of her teacher Hamish Hendry, and whenever she has opportunity with Sharath Jois.
Over these eleven years Agi has deepened her practice on both physical and mental levels. Also, learning how to use breath while moving was and still is an amazing discovery to her. She finds that practise brings her deep happiness, relaxation and clarity.
She believes that yoga is a way of living which creates healthy body and mind.
As a teacher, Agi's intention is to share those aspect of yoga with her students. She's aiming to provide space that allows them to welcome whatever arises during their practice whilst feeling safe and understood.
Her teaching style is traditional but in the way that is safe and fun.
Alessandra is a yogini of over twenty five years and Electronic Engineer with a Master Degree in the Electromagnetic Human Bio Field.
Alessandra has been living and breathing Yoga and Ayurveda from a very early age and has studied in many traditions such as Bhakti, Kriya, Raja, Tantra , Vinyasa to name a few. She has been a direct student of Swamy Kriyananda from the early nineties and a very dedicated student of Shiva Rea (Prana Flow Yoga) for the past 10 years that she assists globally. She is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and she teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga in London and internationally. Her style reflects the integration of the ancient techniques of yoga in the contemporary living. She has published a meditation CD on the Chakras, Breath and Sound 'Shabda' (featured on ITunes and sold on Yogamatters) based on Kriya Yoga and Tantric teachings. She is the founder and director of Aditya Yoga School and offers Vinyasa Flow Foundation Teacher Training Program 200 hrs that is accredited and Registered with Yoga Alliance UK. www.alessandrayoga.com and www.adityayogaschool.co.uk
She is currently pursuing her advanced studies in Ayurveda and the Vedas under the direct supervision of Pandit Vamadeva Shastri.
Alice has been teaching baby massage since 2002 having trained and qualified to teach at the International School of Developmental Baby Massage…
She was a regular cover teacher for Peter Walker founder of Developmental Baby Massage. Her passion for baby massage is reflected in continual study and the exploration of new techniques to create classes that are truly playful, instructive and deeply relaxing for Mother and Baby alike. Babies feed and sleep well after the massage, and mothers find the informal chats at the end of the sessions very useful. As a follow-on from baby massage, Alice qualified to teach Mother and Baby Soft Yogagym in 2009. Soft baby gym maintains a baby’s flexibility and encourages good posture for standing and strong confident movers. Mothers also have the opportunity to do gentle stretch and strengthening exercises. Alice currently teaches at the Life Centre in Notting Hill, Belsize Health in Belsize Park and private home visits by arrangement.
Amanda came to yoga in 2001 after being involved in a serious motorbike accident, she had been suffering from whiplash and other side effects…
Her first yoga class was an amazing experience and helped ease her injuries, and has been practicing yoga ever since. When she asked about yoga teacher training her teacher suggested she did her ITEC Massage Diploma first which she did and passed, so she then continued onto do her teacher training. Amanda is authorised to teach through and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She did a 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training in 2004 and a 300 hour in 2005 both with Yoga Arts, although it was not until a Yoga teacher training with Sarah Powers in 2006 that Amanda felt ready to teach. Amanda is an enthusiastic and devoted yoga practitioner and an experienced and qualified teacher. She loves to teach bringing a lightness to her classes, making them an enjoyable but learned experience. Her study is ongoing, she partakes in at least one residential Yoga or Meditation retreat a year, and continues to further her own knowledge and study of yoga with teachers of various traditions as well as having a self-practice. Amanda teaches the following yoga styles: Dynamic Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Astanga Yoga.
Angie believes in the power of the individual to grow, love and transform.
She experienced this firsthand when she committed to her yoga practice and uncovered her passion for health and wellbeing. A native New Yorker, Angie studied ISHTA yoga under the guidance of teachers Yogiraj Alan Finger, Jean Koerner and Peter Ferko. She has taught at studios around Manhattan since 2008 to a diverse group of yogis. Angie's teaching style is vinyasa flow with attention to alignment, breath and meditation. Angie is a veteran of the fashion industry and holds an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She gives thanks to all the wonderful teachers in her life, especially her students.
Anita grew up in Norway but spent 20 years in New York as a Yoga and Fitness Instructor.
Her foundation as a yoga teacher comes from Ashtanga Yoga and was trained and certified by Beryl Bender Birch.
Anita’s creative spirit lead her to Vinyasa yoga and fuse yoga with her fitness background. In 2004 she published a book through McGraw-Hill; ‘Your Best Body Ever’ using yoga as the foundation for the gym. In 2007 after the birth of her son, and to get back in shape Anita developed ‘Fitness Vinyasa’ a signature fusion yoga workout that integrates yoga and fitness as a home practice and to save time. She also over the years developed a love for the Moon and started to design her yoga practices around the moon phases. Presently she is writing a Moon Phase Yoga Wellness Book.
Anita started her YouTube channel ‘Anita Goa TV’ in 2010 to extend her love of yoga, fitness and life philosophy to serve people all over the world. Out of that grew a following of Goa Flow-ers and her signature yoga style ‘Goa Flow.’ In 2014 Anita and her family; (husband Sanjay and son, Lars) left NY for London. She is very grateful for this opportunity to connect back to her European roots and share her passion for living life to its fullest potential; on and off the yoga mat.
Anna has been teaching yoga for 35 years and is a yoga therapist and hypnotherapist with a background in osteopathy and shiatsu.She has Sivananda…
Her aim is to build internal awareness of the body and the levels of being beyond the physical.
Anna has a private yoga therapy and hypnotherapy practice in Dalston. She helps to run the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma course and is a supervisor in the yoga therapy clinic at The Life Centre in Islington.
For more info see www.yogabodymind.co.uk
Anna is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and mindfulness instructor based in north London.Her own yoga journey began 18 years ago.
From her first class she was struck by the transformative nature of the practice, bringing a sense of balance and ease amidst busy London life.
Since then she has explored and studied under a variety of yoga traditions and continues to expand her knowledge of yoga as a therapeutic practice. She holds teachers such as Bo Forbes, Judith Lasater and Tara Brach as key influences.
Weaving mindfulness and compassion through all her teaching she offers vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga as well as mindfulness courses in London.
Anna believes passionately that yoga and meditation are for everyone and holds a space with warmth and care to ensure that people can access these powerful practices at their own pace regardless of their level of experience.
Anne Malone is an internationally recognized singer/songwriter and facilitator, her passion for music has taken her on a journey of sound…
Anne’s love of yoga and meditation has added depth of devotion and physical awareness throughout her journey, and by combining her training as aTherapist in Sacred Sound (Chris James), The Journey (Brandon Bays), Shamanic Ceremony (Hart Lodge), and loving guidance from her life-long teacher of meditation, Maharaji, she is offering a unique yogic musical exploration.
Anne’s work has been embraced by the Yoga Community, sharing the beauty of Sound and Movement with Shiva Rea, Claire Missingham and many other Yoga Teachers. Her recent project in conjunction with Mind Body Spirit, The Mantra Lounge, is becoming a big favourite with all who experience the magic of Sacred Sound and Mantra.
See Anne's new video here No Place Like Home:
Anoushka Boone was born in Belgium and has lived in the UK for the last 30 years, teaching Pilates for the last 20 years.
Anoushka introduced Pilates to The Life centre more than 10 years ago. She discovered Pilates whilst trying to recover from a back injury, sustained in a waterskiing accident, and having tried a variety of other practices to help, such as yoga, Tai-Chi and shiatsu. In more recent years she has trained as both a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® teacher. Along with her partner, Mike, she is director of Pilates in Motion Studio in Ealing, London, where she teaches private and studio classes. The studio is also the home of her Pilates matwork and apparatus teacher training courses accredited by the Pilates Foundation. Anoushka has served on the Board of The PILATESfoundation® UK, as a Treasurer, as well as leading the Workshop Committee for a number of years and is a strong believer in Continuing Education within the Pilates profession. She currently serves on the Pilates Foundation Education Committee. Anoushka's mat classes are a product of years of experience and her understanding of the body, born of intuition reinforced by a voracious appetite for information and study. The arc of the classes is beguiling, beginning softly in a process of opening and centering that is always fresh and invested with meaning. The pace and challenge then gradually pick up and carry the participants through to more complex layers of choreography, leading into classical repertoire. At some point their will be a demanding series of abdominal work, then a series building momentum until the challenge also becomes aerobic. This creates a practice that is precise, builds stamina, facilitates movements for people with particular challenges and, above all, flows.
With background in design and classic ballet, and a sincere appreciation for creativity of any kind, Ayala brings her own unique teaching…
Ayala incorporates her yoga and meditation practice into her classes and specializes in teaching yoga for children, from early years to teens, and working with children with special needs.
Ayala is the author of the Enchanted Wonders books (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/ayala-homossany/id578144471?mt=11), a series of innovative activity books designed to encourage creativity and imagination in children through joint activities with adults.
Ayala is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance teacher having completed her teacher training with The Life Centre (YogaCampus) Teacher Training Program in 2005. In addition Ayala has completed Yoga for Children and Children with Special Needs training course with Jo Manuel, Pregnancy Yoga course with Jannet Balskas, and Mums and Babies course with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. Ayala is grateful for all of these teachers as well as other who have inspired and enriched her over the years including Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, and Judith Hanson Lasater.
Ayanna has a background in dance which is where she first discovered yoga and its special grace.
She specialises in astanga and a dynamic vinyasa practice. She is also qualified to teach restorative and pregnancy yoga and draws on these to help make her class suitable for all. She combines an appreciation of healthy alignment with a love of movement, and focuses on the flow of the breath as a link between the mind and body. She encourages a strong but non-competitive joyful practice and hopes to share her curiosity and enthusiasm with her students.
Ayanna teaches general classes as well as bespoke courses for small groups and individuals. She initially trained with YogaCampus, is British Wheel of Yoga accredited, and continues to study with leading yoga teachers. She also holds an MPhil in International Relations and believes that engagement with this world is important.
Ben is a London-based yoga teacher, clinical hypnotherapist and dream yoga practitioner.
He is a tutor for London-held Total Yoga Nidra teacher trainings, and a contributor to the Total Yoga Nidra Online Foundation. In Uma Dinsmore-Tuli's words, 'Ben Wolff has a profound depth of experience and understanding of Yoga Nidra. He has an acute and wide understanding of contemporary scientific research into meditation, neuroscience and other fields related to Yoga Nidra.'
Ben's Yoga Nidra credits include teaching at The Life Centre and at Simon Lowe's Yoga Garden Party. He also lectures with Dr Lucy Clarke and Nirlipta Tuli on Yoga and Clinical Psychology in Society to post-graduate psychology students at Salomans, Canterbury Christchurch University. Additionally he is part of the recently launched think tank Yoga 4 the NHS, and is co-course designer and co-tutor of the Total Yoga Nidra CPD day, Advanced Yoga Nidra for Teachers and Therapists. Ben also teaches breathwork at The Shala, and private group classes and one-to-ones.
Ben’s key teachers include Dr Richard Brown, Dr Patricia Gerbarg, Norman Blair, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli, Heather Mason and Rebecca Ffrench. For Ben, discovering Nidra was a light bulb moment: it brought together all his disparate passions and tied them together in an effortless, beautiful wrapping. He did it once and had a realisation: Yoga Nidra is it and the time is now!
Narayani and Mat Baker are a husband and wife team share a love and passion for devotional music, kirtan and the power of sound.
They travel throughout the UK and Europe offering their music and voice workshops wherever they are invited.
Narayani is known for her powerful devotional singing and for facilitating voicework that opens the heart and encourages our highest expression. Over the last 10 years, her journey of yoga led her to discover her own resonant voice. Leading her first Kirtan had such a profound and transformative impact on her life that she chose to offer that same gift to others through Kirtan and voice workshops around the world. Narayani studied voice work with Chloe Goodchild and the Naked Voice and has learnt yoga and trained as a teacher in the lineage of Krishnamacharya and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.
Mat is a singer and multi-instrumentalist. He brings a gentle, transformational quality with his soulful voice and powerful percussion and Bouzouki (Mandolin family) playing. His passion for devotional music began in his childhood in South Africa. His discovered Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan on meeting his wife, Narayani and it quickly became a very natural and integral part of his life and music. Mat also performs solo, singing devotional folk with his Bouzouki, as well as collaborating with a variety of inspirational World & Devotional musicians. Mat has studied with a number of master percussion teachers including Glen Velez and Reinhard Flatischler.
Calli is an advanced Vinyasa flow teacher, who has been practising for longer than she cares to admit, being introduced to yoga at a very…
Calli encourages practitioners to feel as opposed to think their way through practice and to allow themselves to be lead by the intelligence of their bodies and the support of their breath. Calli weaves philosophy and mindfulness in to juicy flows, which have people smiling, sweating and making shapes they could never have imagined, but still leaving feeling restored and ready to face the day.
Catherine is well known for her imaginative and practical approach to yoga.
Originally a professional dancer, she discovered yoga as a teenager, and has been practicing for more than 30 years. Having explored Sivananda, Iyengar, Ashtanga and various forms of Hatha yoga, she eventually gravitated to the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, and has created one of the few Scaravelli inspired yoga teacher training intensives. She is also a member of the yoga teacher training faculty at Triyoga.
Catherine’s daily yoga practice and teaching focuses on deepening physical awareness and alignment to reveal and release the natural freedom of the body, particularly the spine. She holds a Masters degree in ballet studies and is a qualified Thai massage practitioner, and it is this interest in the body which informs and inspires her teaching.
For more information visit: www.relaxandrelease.co.uk
I have been practising yoga for more than 30 years, and started teaching in 1995.
I trained with Godfrey Devereux and The British Wheel of Yoga, and worked intensively for two years with Shandor Remete, who became my main teacher and inspiration. In recent years I completed 3-year Subtle Integration Therapy course, which explores healing through the energy body. I am a Board Member and part of the teaching faculty on The Life Centre Teacher Training Programme and I teach primarily at The Life Centre and Triyoga in London. My teaching style reflects the range of teachers and forms of yoga I have worked with through three decades. I attempt to be creative and spontaneous in my classes, without adhering strictly to any one particular style. My aim is to encourage students to experience and explore the richness and diversity of the yogic tradition - to challenge themselves physically, mentally and spiritually, while maintaining a sense of joy and enthusiasm in their practice.
Charlie's teaching style is friendly and nurturing, encouraging her students to explore their bodies and showing them how to adapt the yoga…
She began practicing yoga in her early 20s, alongside studying and experiencing various methods of healing including sound therapy, crystal therapy and soul rescue.
Charlie travelled to Northern India to do her yoga teacher training with Sivananda in traditional hatha yoga and here in began her training in sacred sound. As her yoga practice evolved along with her knowledge and experience as a crystal and sound healer, she became more and more aware of how yoga and healing practices were interconnected and interrelated, a combined practice becoming a fundamental part of her own healing journey as well as empowering others through healing and yoga. She furthered her knowledge of sacred sound with Anne Malone and studied the power of the Gong with world renowned Gong Masters Don Conreaux and Aidan McIntyre.
Charlie has been practising yoga for 12 years, initially from a work-out perspective.
Following a life-changing trip to the Himalayan Yoga Institute in India, she decided to leave the corporate rat race and deepen her knowledge of yoga further. She became a certified teacher in Bali with WLYA (affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India – the world’s oldest organized yoga institution) and went on to set up her own studio in Somerset.
She now teaches group classes at various centres in and around London, gives private one-to-ones and runs worldwide retreats. In 2013 Charlie spent a month teaching at The Body Holiday in Saint Lucia. Charlie is also a favorite of famous healthy foodie Deliciously Ella, a Sweaty Betty Ambassador and instructor to the Harlequins rugby team.
Charlie teaches a unique style of Vinyasa flow, with an emphasis on correct body alignment, breathing and toning. Charlie aspires to share the positive effects that yoga has had on her life with others. Her classes are accessible to those of all ages and abilities, maintaining the philosophy that ‘yoga is for all’.
Charlie is a passionate traveller, so is always looking for new and exciting opportunities abroad.
Cristiana discovered yoga in 2007 by chance, curious to find out about this practice she had heard a lot about.
Little did she know then that this encounter would be so life-changing, as she embarked upon a journey of self discovery and self healing.
Cristiana teaches with precision and empathy, guiding her students on how to listen to their bodies and make steady progress whilst paying attention to anatomical safety. She is now enriching her skillset with yoga therapy.
Her approach is focussed on improving strength, flexibility and balance while stilling the mind through energetic alignment and rhythmic breathing. Her teaching style focusses on precision of narrative, demonstration and subtle adjustment. Her sessions incorporate pranayama (breathwork) and meditation techniques to help people experience the more profound aspects of yoga. Beginners learn a firm foundation, advanced practitioners find new insight and depth to their practice.
Cristiana is RYT500hrs qualified. She trained and currently assists on the ISHTA yoga Teacher Training in London. She continues to study with Katrina Repka, Alan Finger, Doug Keller and Richard Freeman as well as the inspiring teachers at The Life Centre.
Dan teaches his own style of dynamic Hatha Yoga.
His influences range from the Yoga Sutras to Martial Arts. His classes are much loved and students feel immediate and long-term benefits. Dan focuses on fine movements resulting in rapid progress in flexibility and strength. Students often remark at the ease with, which they can achieve challenging postures at the end of each class. Dan has been teaching Yoga since 1996. He trained in Yoga and Massage at the Limaye clinic, Pune India and in Britain. He is a well-established Yoga teacher in North West London. Dan is also a highly regarded Feldenkrais teacher.
Deanne Liew has been practicing yoga for 18 years and teaching since 2000.
She completed her teacher training with Sophie Hoare and John Stirk in 2002. She is a member with YogaBirth and is a qualified Child Birth Educator. Deanne has been fortunate to assist families as a birth partner/doula over the past 5 years. In 2009 she completed a further course with YoagBirth to lead birth preparation workshops. She qualified to teach children Yoga with Yoga Bugs and 2 modules of Sonia Sumars ‘Special Child’ programmes, qualifying her to work with children with special needs. She takes great pleasure in creating safe, informative yoga classes where students can work with their bodies in a way that challenges them to go deeper, to bring a focus to their own breath and its ability to un-do existing tension. and hopefully how not to create more tension and of course the ability to relax deeply. In Pre-natal classes she mainly weaves healthy alignment principles into positions that help create energy flow and space within but also empowers women to help and accept gracefully the great changes both physically and emotionally. This knowledge which is given to assist women, is there to enhance their experience through a time that is sacred and uniquely theirs. Each class includes Yoga, relaxation, breathing awareness & sound, pelvic floor education, information about pregnancy and birth and preparation for labour & birth through Yoga.My classes are simply about practice, to take the sense of the practice to a more useful level. They are not so much to tell students how to do yoga, but rather to provoke an enquiring attitude to the experience of yoga. Life without Yoga is hard for me to imagine, I have been fortunate to have the gift of Yoga shown to me through inspirational teachers. Teachers that have led me to evolve into a human being that is having a profound living experience. Every breath has become an important act in listening. A way of developing a unique internal language, a form of communication with the ground beneath my feet, the pull of gravity, a way of elongating through my spine, joints and limbs and how there can be an ease and lightness from a body that is free from tension or holding. 'Our work in yoga,' Vanda Scaravelli says, 'is to undo the tension. Undo, not do.' She believes that the body is full of 'mystery and adventure'. Above all, Deanne values her family, her gracious teachers, students and self-practice as her main sources of inspiration.
Diana Holland is an enthusiastic and highly experienced teacher with more than 30 years teaching experience in many styles of Yoga and Pilates,…
Diana’s yoga classes include classical and evolved sequences, mindful pilates, meditation, restorative yoga and guided deep relaxation, all designed to revitalise your spirit and restore balance, strength to your mind and body. She is a experienced Sports/ Thai- massage therapist and Hypnotherapist. Using her unique skills Diana’s aim is to introduce all people to the joy and healing benefits of yoga and pilates in her creative and supported classes and workshops.
Eleah has been practising Pilates in a variety of ways for over ten years.
Her practice started out as a rehabilitation method for an injury whilst completing a degree in contemporary dance. From there Pilates became an invaluable tool helping to create balance, posture, efficient bio-mechanics, and strength in the whole body. Eleah always thinks on her feet and manipulates exercises to be specific to the posture and/or injuries of her clients. She is obsessed with yoga so you may notice a downward dog sneak into her sequencing! Clients say they feel strong from top to toe, more aware of their physicality and super relaxed after her dynamic, flowing sessions.
Elena’s passion for yoga started 25 years ago when she was introduced to a Belgian disciple of André van Lysebeth and Swami Sivananda.
Elena recently deepened her practice and knowledge of Yin Yoga with an Advanced Yin Teacher Training with Norman Blair and a Yin/Yang yoga and mindfulness meditation with Sarah Powers. Her teaching is deeply influenced by the Yin tradition while integrating dynamic elements coming from her Ashtanga training and a regular practice of the Vinyasa flow yoga. She likes to create gentle, flowing and restorative sequences, emphasising the meditative dimension of yoga and the subtle awareness of the body.
Her aim is to show her students that practicing yoga is part of a therapeutic path (as she learned through her own experience of illness and recovery) and leads to a healthier and happier life, despite the difficulties and often tough challenges of daily life.
She teaches with commitment, empathy and has a very personal approach.
Elisa has over 23 years of yoga and pilates experience and has enjoyed teaching an extensive weekly class schedule in West London since 2004.
She has studied with many yoga teachers from Iyengar, Ashtanga, Dynamic, Structural Yoga Therapy and Restorative backgrounds and undertook her initial teacher’s training with The Life Centre (now Yoga Campus). Her non dogmatic, accessible style has evolved into a flowing mixture of classic hatha yoga combined with some of the core strengthening principals drawn from pilates. No two classes are ever quite the same, as she prefers to teach spontaneously rather than impose a set in stone class plan on her students. . Classes can be dynamic, free form, vinyasa flow, linking asana to the breath while at other times may focus on the details of alignment or deconstruct some of the poses - perhaps with a particular anatomical or energetic focus. Some asana may be held longer to deepen the practice. Other classes will be more yin, restorative, gentle and meditative in nature. This adaptable style means that her students are a mixture of ages and abilities and include teenage groups, ‘forever forties’, 'mums to be', men's groups and those requiring a more restorative and gentle practice. She has a particular leaning towards the latter. The mother of five children and a one time long-term sufferer of chronic back pain has given Elisa plenty of personal experience of the benefits of yoga both on and off the mat and she hopes this has helped her to nurture and encourage students with patience, empathy and sensitivity. Visit: www.elisawilliamsyoga.com for more information.
Emily is passionate about guiding people to be more conscious in their lives in order for them to find better health, happiness and most of…
The best way to describe her is as a Universal Life Guide. She is a well humoured, inspiring 500hr ERYT yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer, Meditation teacher, Unitive Life and personal development coach, Ayurvedic Health Counsellor and Energy worker. She draws on her deep intuition to help people find greater clarity and peace in their lives. She guides people to shining a light on their own obstacles - the things which are keeping them from living to their full potential and finding FREEDOM. For more info or one to one sessions see: www.emilyreedyoga.com
Emily is a certified yoga and Stott Pilates instructor with more than 20 years of professional experience.
She trained as a yoga teacher in 1994 before before getting her masters in social work and becoming a counsellor in New York City. After moving to London in 2009 and having children she shifted her professional focus to movement as therapy and trained as a Pilates teacher in order to understand anatomy and stability. She currently teaches Pilates and yoga to groups and individuals throughout London. Emily holds certificates in pre- and post-natal Pilates and yoga and Hypnobirthing and offers prenatal students a balanced and holistic class that strengthens, relaxes, and teaches them to believe in their bodies and instincts.
Emily-Clare Hill has an enthusiastic presence within all styles of yoga, with a huge passion for the practise, well being and community.
Emily is an advanced teacher Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher. She is one of the founding ambassdors of Lululemon Covent Garden, giving Emily a platform to be central part of a greater yoga community. She has background in anatomy and is also a Thai Yoga Massage therapist.
Emily’s ability to offer a fun dynamic stretchy practise with fluid mindful technique, alot of love and a little banter stands her aside from the crowd. Her knowledge of anatomy allows her to weave together a creative sequence that will leave you feeling inspired, fearless and ready. Classes are themed around an inspirational topic to offer an intention for practise... supported by the breath and always encouraging Emily instills a mindful, conscious practise of being in the moment.
Erika teaches a dynamic vinyasa flow class, integrating her experience of Iyengar, Astanga and Hatha yoga by emphasizing awareness of mind,…
Erika believes that, while yoga does make our bodies stronger and more flexible, yoga's greatest gifts lie in helping us to heal on the inside by helping our minds to become more peaceful and by opening our hearts to grace. She aims to provide a safe, nurturing environment to allow her students to develop their own understanding of yoga in an enjoyable way. Erika has been practising yoga for over 25 years and teaching for 20 years. Since 1989 she has worked as a holistic massage therapist and is presently studying Cranio-Sacral Therapy. From 1992-95 she lived in Thailand and India studying meditation, buddhism, yoga and shiatsu. It was during that time that she first discovered the delights of a disciplined daily self-practice. On her return to London she continued her study with a senior Iyengar teacher. After the birth of her first child in 1996 her teacher encouraged her to undertake teacher training so in 1998 she commenced a 3 year course with The British Wheel of Yoga.Since she qualified she has received instruction from many renowned teachers including Clive Sheridan, Shandor Remete, Tias Little, John Scott, Danny Paradise and Shiva Rea covering many different styles of yoga. She has also been greatly inspired by Amritananda Mayi (Amma) and Krishna Das in Bhakti yoga (the path of devotion}. With the birth of her second child in 2004 she acknowledges her two daughters as her greatest teachers on the path of Karma yoga (selfless-service) and is constantly inspired by their natural joy and zest for life.
Eunice started practicing yoga in 2000 in her hometown of Sydney, and she has been teaching for over a decade.
She first came to yoga through the Astanga system, and still practices it today under the guidance of her Astanga teacher Hamish Hendry. Eunice is a multidimensional teacher having studied different disciplines within the umbrella of yoga to support a wide variety of populations such as Pregnancy, Yoga Nidra (iRest), Children’s Yoga, and Yoga Therapy with a particular focus on Women’s Health. Eunice believes that yoga is an inclusive discipline for all ages and levels of experience.
Eunice is a mentor and teacher on the Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma. She is known for her easily digestible explanations of the physical postures, and her light-hearted and encouraging approach to sharing the yoga tradition.
Gemma Soul is from the UK, a keen musician and a professional actor as well as a creative and compassionate yoga teacher.
Whilst living in Sydney Gemma found Sukha Mukha Yoga – and her wonderful teacher Idit Hefer Tamir – where she realized her dream of becoming a yoga teacher. Gemma has studied with many other great Teachers, recently completing her advanced Yoga training with Jasmine Tarkeshi and Emily Stone from The Laughing Lotus in the US. She has also worked intensely with Sindar Kaur, Patty Kikos, Bo Forbes and Jivamukti teachers Katie Manitsas & Doug Whittiker. Gemma incorporates all her skills in her teaching, allowing for great creativity and inspiration in her classes. She teaches a range of alignment based Hatha Vinyasa really focusing on connection of breath to movement. Her classes offer a safe space for release and transformation.
George has been practising Pilates for 7 years.
She originally trained as a dancer and has also practised Iyengar Yoga for 7 years. In 2004 she took the Pilates Matwork course at The Place with The Pilates Foundation UK Ltd. It was here that she studied under Hana Jones, Sonia Noonan and Susanne Lahusen, all of whom have influenced her teaching. Her class draws on both the classical and evolved Pilates repertoire whilst incorporating aspects of her yoga and dance training.
Gonzalo started practicing Yoga in 2004 in Santiago, Chile and in 2006 he discovered the practice of Ashtanga Yoga with Pia Donoso.
From 2008 he started teaching at Santosha with her and in 2010 he went to Mysore, India, to practice with R. Sharat Jois. From 2010 he has continued his studies with Matthew Vollmer in Brazil and Germany. In 2012, he moved to London for postgraduate studies and in 2014 he returned to teach Ashtanga Yoga with Elinore Burke. From October 2015 he is teaching mysore classes regularly at The Life Centre in Notting Hill.
23 years working as a commercial lawyer in the City and even longer playing competitive sport gave Graham Burns a unique perspective on how…
In all his teaching, Graham emphasises that the physical benefits of asana are only a small part of the joy of yoga. Much more important is the combined use of body, breath and mind to help us find our true essence. His dynamic but relaxed asana style is rooted in his studies of the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition with Richard Freeman, but Graham’s classes are imaginatively sequenced with a particular focus on their more subtle energetic effects, and typically also include both pranayama (breath work) and meditation/visualisation. Graham initially trained in California in 2000, and continues to study with top US based teachers Rod Stryker and Richard Freeman. He is a member of the teaching faculty of the Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma course, where, as well as teaching meditation and Sanskrit, he is able to indulge his passion for the study of yoga history and philosophy. Graham holds a Master’s degree in Indian religions from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Stuudies, where he specialised in exploring the historical roots of contemporary yoga. Above all, he is known for his humorous and light-hearted approach to teaching, while still preserving the best elements of the yoga tradition.
Harriet came to yoga through a background in classical and contemporary dance.
She is an Advanced certified Jivamukti yoga teacher, studying with inspiring teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari and Patrick Broome. Harriet's classes will take you through a dynamic physical practice, aided by thoughtful hands-on assists and with an alignment focus influenced by her knowledge of the body and movement. Classes are always grounded in the five tenets of Jivamukti yoga, set to a wide ranging sound track and creative challenging sequences. Thanks go to all the teachers who have inspired and continue to enrich her practice and teaching.
Heidi runs The Parent and Baby Coach, and has been working with new parents for over 15 years.
Specialising in expert advice on Sleep, Routines, Feeding, Weaning and Toddler Development – Heidi works across London and worldwide to help Parents gain confidence in key parenting areas in the first four years.
Helens love of yoga and her desire to make changes in her business and personal life, led her to study and start teaching yoga in 2006.
Helen is a qualified Junior Intermediate Level 2 Iyengar Yoga teacher who combines precise and careful body alignment with a dynamic and flowing teaching style. Her teaching is full of warmth and humour coupled with a well balanced approach to her students.
I am a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and dedicated practitioner.
I have been teaching yoga since 2008 and practicing since 1999. My emphasis is on healthy alignment of the physical body and the mind. Through this I encourage strength, flexibility, stability and relaxation. I bring the practices and concepts of yoga to my students in a way that encourages learning and growth. I have an energetic, up-beat approach to teaching and take care to tailor my classes to each group of students giving personal attention. Aiming to balance concentration and stamina with a sense of enjoyment, I feel yoga should be made accessible to everyone. I regularly attend classes at the Iyengar Institute Maida Vale and with senior teachers including Rosamund Bell and Alaric Newcombe as well as workshops and retreats to maintain my personal development as a teacher and practitioner.
Huma ‘s first introduction to yoga was during her teenage years growing up in the Himalayan foothills of Pakistan.
Her interest in studying the inherent sameness as well as appreciating the uniqueness of all beings in nature was at first fuelled intellectually and especially during her MA in Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London. The inspiration gained from these studies left her seeking for a deeper meaning in life. The universe answered her call. It was during those years that the yoga practise opened a whole world of emotion, awakening a profound sense of peace within and around her. Through her encounters and study with some great teachers in the hatha yoga lineage her interest and knowledge deepened and eventually led her to start teaching in 2004. She discovered Jivamukti Yoga London in 2005 became certified to teach the method in 2009 and then went on to pass her Advanced Certification.Huma wishes to journey with students from all walks of life in all their uniqueness. To seek, discover and reaffirm the sameness that links each living being. She gives her thanks to all the students of yoga, past and present for preserving the practise through the desire to seek and nurture their true Selves. Her practise is an offering to her ancestors, family, friends, Ben and to life itself. She teaches in humble gratitude to her beloved teachers and lineage.
Isabell teaches flowing vinyasa classes exploring ever changing, imaginative, challenging and fun sequences.
They are set in a welcoming and inclusive space weaving in yoga philosophy and pranayama. Connection to the breath, attention to alignment and encouragement to develop clarity and awareness off the mat are integral to her teaching.
Isabell also teaches regular meditation classes drawing from her background of Vipassana meditation, and yin and restorative sessions.
Isabell has been teaching regular yoga classes and bespoke private sessions since 2009. She trained with Yogacampus and holds British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance accreditation. In her ongoing advanced training she is mainly influenced by Richard Freeman, Doug Keller and Rod Stryker and has trained in yin yoga and mindfulness with Sarah Powers. Find out more at www.yogawithisabell.com
Jeff Phenix has been practicing yoga and meditation for almost 20 years and teaches asana on triyoga’s respected teacher training course.
His teaching is varied, creative and influenced by a wide range of different yoga styles including the emphasis on breath and movement of Vinyasa flow, the precision of Iyengar, the heart orientated grace of Anusara, the individualized aspect of Viniyoga, the traditional philosophy and spirituality of the Jivamukti and Satyananda schools and his own ongoing meditation and pranayama practice. See www.phenixyoga.com for more details
Joyce came to Pilates as a result of neck and back pain, years of sitting crunched over a computer had taken its toll.
The benefits of Pilates became immediately evident as the back pain began to ease. “The sense of wellbeing, both physical and emotional that Pilates brought to me made me realise just how divorced from my body I had become“Joyce trained with the Pilates Foundation as a mat work teacher at The Place. Her belief now is that everyone no matter what age or level of fitness, has the right to feel as good as they possibly can within their own bodies. “My aim is to help my students achieve this, both within the Pilates class and throughout their daily lives.”
She first visited the home of Ashtanga yoga (KPJAYI in Mysore, India) in January 2008 and returns annually to practise with her teacher, R.
Sharath Jois, who authorised her to teach in 2014. She also holds an accreditation from the British Wheel of Yoga and is an advanced R&R Restorative Yoga Teacher.
Joyce teaches Ashtanga yoga according to the traditional method (Mysore self-practice and led Sanskrit counted classes). She also teaches slow, alignment focused Vinyasa classes, and Restorative classes designed to enable people to relax and create a peaceful state of mind.
Since 2010 Joyce has also studied regularly with Alaric Newcombe and has been encouraged by visiting teachers such as Richard Freeman, Judith Hanson Lasater and Rod Stryker.
Leone has been teaching yoga to students of all levels for over 10 years.
Her style is grounded in the precision and depth of classical yoga, but also brings the richness and creativity of other yoga styles to her classes. She believes that understanding alignment is the basis from which you grow within your yoga
Jivamukti yoga teacher Lila combines playful discipline with intelligent sequencing that builds strength and awareness, encouraging her students…
Expect strong core work and dynamic play.
Since her first experience on the mat at 21, Lila has found herself transformed from desk-bound lawyer to globe-exploring yogini. Whether studying Iyengar in Rishikesh, practising Ashtanga at dawn or completing her 300 hour Jivamukti TTC, she draws upon a number of methods to inform her own style, best summarised as energised and technical play.
Lisa Sanfilippo approaches her yoga practice and teaching with inquisitiveness, intelligence and humour.
Her classes open the body progressively, inspire the mind, and speak to the heart of what’s deeply valuable about yoga and living this life. Lisa’s students benefit from her ability to work with the body’s alignment at a very deep level, helping them to feel freer, heal injuries and annoying pains, and develop a stronger sense of body-mind awareness. Students appreciate her unique ability to link practice on the mat with ways to live more skilfully and with more consciousness every day. Classes are by turns upbeat and inviting, or resonant and contemplative, always encouraging curiousity, enjoyment, and a sense of possibility. She teaches that London's top yoga centres and works with people from 13-93 of all abilities in her private therapeutic practice. Lisa’s been on the yoga path since the late 90s, and since 2002, has been grounded in Anusara Yoga. Her main teachers are John Friend, Sianna Sherman and Zhenja LaRosa, and she has trained intensively to a high level in the Anusara style. Lisa has learnt Tantric philosophy from Dr. Douglas Brooks (University of Rochester, NY) and from Carlos Pomeda for several years. She practices Vedic Meditation daily, loves to write, dance and walk on Hampstead Heath as much as possible. www.lisayogalondon.com
Yoga is a holistic practice, and Lisa’s classes and private yoga therapy sessions are designed to address the needs of the whole person,…
Even in a group class, yoga practice is a very personal experience, and Lisa endeavors to match the needs, abilities and interests of her students while also introducing new and experienced yogis to the broader array of practices within the yoga tradition. Lisa understands how powerful it is to study with a teacher who can find the key to open the door to what a student needs, and she seeks to create a space in class and 1-2-1 yoga therapy that is welcoming, nurturing, enlivening, and healing.
Lisa first became a regular practitioner to sustain her body and mind while doing the challenging work of being a clinical and health psychologist, and trainer of psychologists, in an urban hospital. Lisa’s practice transformed in 2001 when she met her teachers, Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and she was initiated into Para Yoga and the Sri Vidya tradition of the Himalayan Institute.
Lisa integrated her knowledge and experience as a psychologist with her yoga teaching and began providing yoga therapy to adolescents at the hospital. She conducted a series of research trials to evaluate the efficacy of yoga to relieve stress, anxiety and depression in adolescents who were also diagnosed with medical disorders. Lisa presented her positive findings at conferences around the US, and she has published articles on yoga therapy.
Lisa undertook training in Yoga Therapy with Gary Kraftsow in the American Viniyoga tradition. Lisa now serves as a board member, tutor, mentor, and supervisor on the Yoga Campus Yoga Therapy Diploma course. Lisa directs the Yoga Therapy Clinic at the Life Centre in Islington, a one-of-a-kind therapy center in London that provides training for the yoga therapy students and low cost yoga therapy for the community. Lisa provides private yoga therapy at The Life Centres in Islington and Notting Hill, and in Greenwich.
Louise has been practising yoga for 30 years and teaching for 19.
After doing a Teachers training in Sivinanda Ashram in Kerala India, she completed the Iyengar Teacher's Training Programme in London in 1994. Since then she has developed a more flowing style. The teachers who have had the greatest influence on her are BKS Iyengar, Shandor Remete, John Scott and more recently Alaric Newcombe.
Lucy originally trained with The Life Centre, London's oldest specialist yoga and complementary health centre here in London and was drawn…
It is Lucy’s firm belief is that with the experience of pregnancy yoga, breathing and realistic birth preparation to draw on, women are able to feel positive about their birth; to celebrate it.
Lucy loves her work and feels honored to be able to share this special time with families.
Lucy currently teaches Pregnancy Yoga, Mummy & Me Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Baby Massage, Private HypnoBirthing & a variety of Birth Preparation courses.
Luis is a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, having trained in New York with Sharon Gannon, David Life and Petros Haffenrichter and is also…
It was whilst at drama school that Luis first found yoga practice, as a way to support his movement and dance training. He discovered the Jivamukti method through a friend and has focused on this method ever since. Luis felt like he had discovered a wonderful secret; he felt so aligned with the practice and everything about it resonated deeply with him and he felt a strong sense of ‘coming home’.
The yoga practices have supported Luis on so many levels that he feels a strong sense of responsibility to share and it was this, which initially inspired and continues to inspire him to teach. With a focus on breath and alignment, classes include creative flowing sequences, sanskrit chanting and hands- on assists, all set to an eclectic soundtrack and always ending with deep relaxation. Luis hopes that students go beyond… and take something from the practice off of the mat and out with them into the world.
Luis would like to express his deep gratitude to his teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life for their teachings and inspiration and Emma Henry for her continued support and mentorship.
With an inquiring open mind and mindful touch, Maren is passionate about being a teacher who holds space in order for students to find their…
Rather, she combines movement, yoga poses, deep and conscious breathing, kriyas, mudras, meditation and deep relaxation in a way that creates space for each individual’s self-healing capacities to switch on. Her asana classes are multi-level classes offering options to choose from based on the needs of the individual student balancing challenge and compassion. She specialises in Mindful Hatha Flow Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, Restorative Yoga and Yoga with FeetUp. Her educational journey is continuous and her gratitude goes especially to her long-term teachers Max Strom, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Krishnatakis.
Margherita is a very experienced yoga and meditation teacher with 14 years of teaching experience.
Her classes are a synthesis of bio-mechanical principles of alignment, along with the heart-centred themes of RasaYoga® and the depth of knowledge of Tantric Hatha energetic in the Para Yoga® style.
Margherita is a Yoga Health Coach and weaves the science and the wisdom and the healing power of Ayurveda -the Science of Life - into her life and teachings.
Mark has been practising Yoga and Meditation for 20 years and teaching full time for 15 years.
His classes are a steady, flowing sequence…
He likes to encourage his students to find their own balance as he guides them through the practice.
Mark first trained in Sivananda Yoga then Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga and most recently he became a certified Para Yoga teacher under the guidance of Yogarupa Rod Stryker.
All of these styles have an influence on his teaching today.
For more information about Mark visit www.markhillyoga.com
Martha started practising yoga around 15 years ago, concentrating on Ashtanga for some time before developing a more individualised practice…
Always with a focus on mindful awareness, time is taken to tune in to how and what we are feeling in the moment - helping us to develop control, spaciousness and ease in our bodies and minds.
Influences on Martha’s practice and teaching are wide and varied. She has attended many intensives and advanced trainings with senior yoga teachers, most notably David Swenson and Kate Ellis, and is guided by the dharma teachings of Buddhist teachers Jack Kornfield and Pema Chodron. She also trained intensively in capoeira for several years, the controlled fluidity of which continues to inspire, and holds a degree in psychology. Currently, Martha is studying Body-Mind Centering® with Embody-Move Association UK.
Mary-Anne is a London based experienced KG Hypnobirthing teacher.
Mary-Anne worked in the city in the financial sector as well as in the Events industry for over 6 years before having her son, Max. She trained with Katherine Graves and is a registered member of The Hypnobirthing Association (Katherine Graves).
Her mission today, is to release fear and build confidence in you and to provide you with all the tools you need for a more comfortable, calm and positive birth experience, just as hers was. Hypnobirthing can have an amazing effect on you and your baby- strengthening your bond and giving your child the most tender loving start in their life.
Megan has been practising Iyengar yoga for 16 years and teaching for 11.
She has been a regular and very popular Life Centre teacher for several years, as well as teaching individuals, especially those recovering from injury. Her own studies are ongoing and, as a certified Iyengar teacher, she is required to attend regular courses with senior teachers.
Mia is a mediator, holistic health coach and yin yoga teacher.
She has been a dedicated yoga and spiritual practitioner for more than 14 years. Having studied various styles of yoga, her interest lies in the integration of yoga, meditation, psychology and spirituality and, in particular, how what we do on the mat translates into who we are in the world.
Michael James Wong is an international yoga teacher born in New Zealand, raised on the beaches of Santa Monica, California who now calls London…
He teaches West Coast Power Yoga which pays homage to his teachers Bryan Kest, Duncan Peak, Travis Eliot & the Baptiste Method. Michael's journey with yoga started in the early 2000's living in Santa Monica, California with a background in athletics, high adventure sports, dance and movement before eventually moving across the world to Sydney, Australia where the practice got deeper and more connected.
Now residing in London, Michael teaches and travels the world sharing his experience with yoga to all that he meets along the way.
Michael's classes are best described by his students as a strong and dynamic yang style of class, delivered in a yin way. A practice that gives you the physical strength & challenge you want but more importantly with the opportunity to find your sense of compassion and space on and off the mat. Throughout his journey so far, Michael has been lucky enough to collaborate with such amazing and inspiring teachers from all around the world that he now calls friends, most recently sharing space with Sri Dharma Mittra, Elena Brower, MC Yogi, Yoga Beyond, Dylan Werner, Patrick Beach, Megan Curie and many more.
Michael is also the founder of BOYS OF YOGA, an awareness project that is helping to change the perception of yoga for men around the word.
You can find out more about Michael and his projects at www.michaeljameswong.com & www.boysofyoga.com
Molly is a qualified Jivamukti yoga teacher who is currently undergoing further training for her 800 hour certificate under the famous Cat…
She has taught and practiced in India, Bali, Australia and the UK and currently teaches at a range of studios around London. She likes to infuse her classes with poetry and ever-changing sequences that launch you off the mat back into a world where things begin to look just that little bit rosier. She loves to read, travel, and currently lives on a barge near Angel.
Natalia is a fully qualified Pilates foundation teacher since 2006 and a pre and post natal since 2011.
The strain placed upon the body…
Her classes place a particular emphasis on flow, breathing, stretching, body control and precision to achieve a strong core and a better posture and sense of wellbeing as a result.
Having had a daily practice for 10 years,Netta has a deep love and respect for Ashtanga yoga, finding it empowers her with strength, tranquility…
Netta is devoted to the practice and teaching of traditional Ashtanga Yoga as taught by her teacher R.Sharath Jois at the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India, where she returns annually to further her studies.
Netta studied postural impairments diagnosis as part of her B.ed in Physical Education and has an MA in Gerontology (aging). She started teaching Mysore style in 2010 and practices after the guidance of Hamish Hendry. Netta also completed a qualification in Yoga Therapy for Mental Health through the Minded Institute, making Netta’s teaching accessible to people of all abilities and ages.
Nicole is a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher from Switzerland.
Her playlist is just as eclectic as her roots: Nicole is the daughter of a Greek/Hungarian mother and a Swiss/Dutch father, and she aims to implement those different cultures into her teaching. Nicole believes that yoga can unite body & soul but it can also bridge different cultures and languages.
Nicole started practicing yoga as a means to strengthen her neck & back after a series of back injuries she had sustained over a period of 15 years.
From a snowboarding accident in the Swiss Alps, a boating accident on the Turkish coast, to a motorbike accident in Greece: her back had been severely injured. Numerous therapies followed, but nothing seemed to help. A series of fortunate events then took her to London where she started practicing yoga. What she found during the classes was much more than she could ever have hoped for. Not only did the yoga practice strengthen her back, but she also found inner strength & peace through her asana practice, and that is what Nicole strives to pass on in her classes.
Her assists are gentle but forceful and very much inspired by her mentor, Lady Ruth.
Norman has embraced both the traditional ashtanga method, as well as yin yoga and buddhist meditation, in his own practice for many years,…
Through significant periods of training with his teachers Hamish Hendry, Richard Freeman, Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley, he has gained the Yoga Alliance 500 hour accreditation. He believes that yoga is accessible to all of us and through regular practice we can experience profound changes in our mind and body.
Pascale came to Pilates to address the postural issues which were increasingly affecting her day to day life.
What she found was a discipline which immediately made sense to her, allowing her body to get stronger and reawakening a love of movement and a curiosity which she had almost forgotten.
She became determined to challenge and explore the limits that she had put on what her body could do deciding very soon to train with Anoushka Boone, with whom she has also completed the Pilates studio and apparatus training. Pascale’s classes are both fun and challenging as she is always seeking new ways of improving your body's condition and understanding of good, strong movement.
Phillipa is an established Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga teacher.
She was first introduced to Iyengar yoga twenty years ago and a few years later became a regular student of John Scott (Ashtanga yoga) it was then that yoga became her life and took her to spend many years in India studying and teaching. Being one of the senior teachers at Purple Valley/Brahmani Yoga Goa and eventually teaching on their teacher training programs. She has studied intensively with most of the highly regarded teachers in the world and regularly travelled to Mysore, to study with Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy.
Phillipa’s teaching style is based around her own experience of yoga, mainly Ashtanga Vinyasa with the flow and grace of the breath linking the poses but also emphasizing the alignment and precision of her continuing studies in the Iyengar yoga system. She feels a yoga practice should be made to 'fit your body, rather than your body fit the practice'. Her classes are physically challenging with the emphasis on developing an inner awareness and strength with a cultivation of breath and flow. Her main influences being John Scott ,Glen Cerosoli and Emil Wendel.
Phillipa has also for many years studied Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama and Meditation in India following the Hatha Yoga tradition. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYT 500 hours).
The pilates technique helped Poi to overcome an ankle injury and lower back problem from musculosketal imbalances and compensation.
Pilates works deep and surface muscles to lengthen, tone, strengthen and realign her skeletal structure. Poi is passionate about her work and takes great pride in ensuring all her clients are taught to execute the modified and classical Pilates repertoire using deep breathing, co-ordination and flow in a precise and controlled manner. She is patient, empathetic and supportive and encourages her clients to bring awareness to their posture and movement in their daily lives. Having trained with Anoushka Boone of Pilates Foundation, Poi was greatly inspired by the various guest teachers in different movement disciplines. Her intensive training, self study and practice provided her with the knowledge to rehabilitate her own body and now helps clients to connect their mind and body. The exercises strengthen and help to manage and/or overcome her clients’ musculoskeletal conditions. Poi promotes Pilates and combines other disciplines such as Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique, Tai Chi and Chi Kung to build on her movement knowledge and understanding. In addition to being a qualified Pilates Teacher, she is also a qualified Chi Kung Teacher.
Rebekah has been practising yoga for over 20 years.
She began practising Ashtanga Vinyasa and went on to experience and be inspired by many other traditions of yoga which is reflected in her teaching. Rebekah has been teaching for over ten years, training with Yoga Campus and accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance. Ever curious about how she might adapt yoga more towards the needs of the individual, she went on to do a 6-month Foundation course and then 18-month Diploma in Yoga Therapy with Yoga Campus (then in conjunction with the Yoga Biomedical Trust), qualifying in 2009. As well as teaching general classes in various yoga centres in London, she works extensively in West London on a one-to-one basis as a yoga therapist, tailoring yoga practices specifically for people facing health issues such as back pain, auto-immune, heart and lung conditions, cancer, depression, anxiety and stress. Rebekah is also trained in pregnancy yoga. She has been a Student Supervisor on Yoga Campus’ Yoga Therapy Diploma for the last three years and is also a Supervisor in the Life Centre’s Yoga Therapy Clinic in Islington.
Rebekah’s classes are an opportunity to safely explore foundation level postures to develop strength and flexibility equally as well as build up knowledge of alignment and the therapeutic benefits of the poses. Rebekah is also passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga breathing and relaxation practices for physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Ruth Westoby is Authorised Level Two in the Aṣṭāṅga lineage and holds a Masters’ degree with Distinction in Indian Religions.
She has practiced yoga for over 20 years and taught for more than 10 years. Ruth practices with her main teacher Hamish Hendry on a daily basis (whom she assists and occasionally covers for), studies with Richard Freeman whenever she can, and makes pilgrimages to Mysore, India to work with Sharat Jois.
Ruth teaches Aṣṭāṅga yoga and yoga philosophy courses – at Astanga Yoga London and on teacher training courses throughout London. As well as practicing daily with Hamish Ruth studies Sanskrit, contributes to the magazine Pushpam - and hangs out with her gorgeous sons.
Ruth says, ‘Practicing yoga makes me intensely happy. Indian philosophy fascinates me. Paying attention to each moment gives delight and freedom. In teaching I try to share these things that I love.’
My romance with Pilates started as a respite from the day-to-day stress of the fashion industry where I worked in accounts.
I soon became addicted to it when I realised it helped me focus and connect with myself. I then decided to enrol at The Place where I graduated in January 2008. I’m passionate about Pilates. My passion and enthusiasm reflect in my teachings. My classes are energising, safe and challenging. My aim is to give my students the very most out of their Pilates sessions so they could fall in love with it like I did. In one word, Pilates makes me feel stronger, energised and confident.
Sandi combines the practices of yoga, mindfulness and relaxation to promote centring, brightness and ease.
She balances fluid and dynamic sequences with yin postures and meditation techniques to establish connections to energy and intuition. Sandi has been teaching for over twenty years and holds certificates in Insight Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Birthlight Diplomas in Well-Woman, Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Baby Yoga and an Itec Diploma in Massage. She is a member of the Insight Yoga Institute and mentors trainees. Her teaching style is non-dogmatic. Sandi is one of the founders of Yogamatters and lives in North London with her three children. Her interest is in bringing the transformation, healing and insights from practice into life.
Shira trained in Vinyasa Flow with Claire Missingham and her classes remain rooted in this powerful system that synchronises breath to movement.
She has recently come back from India, where she co-delivered 7-day yoga and meditation retreats at Phool Chatti Ashram.
Shira teaches a strong practice, but the pace is manageable so you will mindfully and sustainably nudge your comfort zone. Shira's classes draw on the rich world of yoga philosophy and Buddhist psychology; so although you are likely to get a bit sweaty, yoga’s physical aspect is not experienced in isolation.
Hands-on assists are an integral part of Shira's classes and will help you access deeper forms of each pose. Pranayama (breath), mantra and mudra (hand gestures) are woven into the asanas (poses), so at the end, after savasana (relaxation) you will feel renewed and awakened.
Shira's background is in producing dance and theatre. What she aims to create in her classes is what she looks for in a piece of choreography; sequences designed to take you on a complete journey, leaving you feeling sthira (steady and stable) and sukham (light and ease-filled).
Simon Turner is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and is amongst our most popular and highly regarded teachers at The Life Centre.
Simon also holds regular classes at triyoga and teaches privately in London and Paris
Sivani Mata is a student of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of love and devotion) and began her journey with this practice through attending various…
Particularly with family band GOMA, who inspired her to live in trust and bhakti spirit in all aspects of life. She began to lead Kirtan after spending New Year 2009 with Jai Uttal on his Kirtan camp, followed by a Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico at the Yandara Yoga Institute, where an incredible resident kirtan band, Jaya made chanting a key element. Since then Sivani has been running chanting circles and gatherings in the UK, and has released three kirtan albums I AM (2012), Shakti Live (2015) and the most recent a double disc album: Surrender (2016), all produced by bhakti musical magician Tabla Tom. Having fallen in love with the path of Bhakti Yoga, Sivani organised the UK’s first ever Bhakti Music Festival (in August 2011) and regular 11hr Bhakti Immersion days in London called Be Love, which bring devotional musical practices from various traditions together as one, in the spirit of universal love and devotion. Inspired by her Bhakti Practice, Sivani also shares Yoga Nidra, Women’s Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Shakti Dance with bhakti spirit, centring these practices in the heart to unveil ones true nature.
Sivani Mata feels incredibly blessed to have found this divine practice and be able to share it with others.
Sonia is a qualified Sound Healer, Gong practitioner and Meditation teacher who works intuitively.
She began her journey in 2005 where she met a Reiki Master that helped her heal from a family trauma which showed her own ability to heal her self and help others. Since then she has trained in many other alternative therapies and practises: Sound Therapy, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Energy Healing and Shamanic healing.
Her practise now combines Reiki with Sound Healing which is a powerful technique designed to help support, release and let go of old habits which creates balance within ourselves. We all have the ability to heal our selves so we can be the best version of our selves with a little help. Sonia is very passionate and everything she teaches is from her own experience. Its not easy working through our problems and nothing else gives her as much pleasure as helping others on or through their journey.
Sound is a very powerful technique that has been around for centuries Sonia’s method of Sound therapy combines carefully considered therapeutic sound techniques that have been shown to affect Physiology, Neurology and Psychology. This approach has been shown to be very effective in improving health and wellbeing.
Sophie teaches strong and safe alignment, in energetic flow sequences, to build strength and flexibility.
A practitioner for over 10 years, (Registered Yoga Alliance Certified) she has developed a programme especially for athletes, of injury prevention and mental focus. Her aim to support the wellbeing of all students, is by the integration of breath and motion.
Susanne Lahusen teaches vinyasa flow yoga as well as gyrotonic, Pilates, anatomy and somatics, and she works with dancers and acrobats at…
Additionally, she is a teacher and mentor for Yogacampus and she has trained many Pilates teachers. Important influences on Susanne's teaching include Derek Ireland with whom she began to practice Astanga yoga in 1991, Richard Freeman, the release based work of Vanda Scaravelli, Jivamukti yoga, her training as an Alexander teacher, and the rhythmic and energetic qualities of gyrotonic and dance. Whilst respecting the unique characteristics of each discipline, her approach to teaching has evolved from an awareness of the elements that are fundamental to all movement. Susanne holds a level 2 teaching qualification accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga.
Sylvia has been practising yoga since 2001 and over the years has come to explore many different styles.
Coming from a strong Ashtanga background and inspired by her teacher David Swenson, Sylvia has taken a huge amount from this practise which she passes on to her students with care, compassion and humour. She has practised many other styles over the years including Dharma Yoga, Jivamukti, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Acro Yoga as well as circus based handstands and acrobatics. She also practises and teaches Yoga Nidra on a regular basis. Sylvia teaches classes and workshops across London and holds annual Yoga retreats in Devon and other venues. As well as being a teacher, she remains a student of yoga learning from many different teachers and practitioners and maintaining a daily self practise.
Known for her authentic voice and speaking from the heart Tanja weaves yogic principles and life understanding into a journey of creative…
Her Soulful Vinyasa classes serve as an inspiration and support for life with asana as the playground and metaphor. Tanja creates a nurturing space for exploration of the internal landscape and inner growth whilst challenging the physical edge with a safely led dynamic practice. Tanja is also an engaging storyteller and teaches regular Mythical Flow classes where she weaves in the Indian deities, their stories and symbology into the practice.
In addition to being one of the senior teachers at The Life Centre Tanja is also a mentor and teacher trainer with Yogacampus. Tanja has completed advanced teacher training in Rasa Yoga and continues to be guided and inspired by Sianna Sherman in her studies and teaching. She has also studied with Para Yoga founder Yogarupa Rod Stryker since 2005. Tanja is registered E-RYT 200 & RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. www.tanjamickwitzyoga.com
Tanya teaches an explorative, anatomically intelligent form of yoga, dedicated to listening to your body.
She trained at Triyoga and has studied anatomy in depth, her practice is also influenced by body/mind therapies and she considers yoga and movement practices to be profoundly therapeutic. Her teaching is sensitive and her classes are light hearted and inclusive.
Tara Lee has been practicing yoga for 23 years and has been teaching yoga for more than 15 years.
Tara teaches a dynamic flowing style with influences from the Ashtanga, Sivananda and Para Yoga traditions. Tara’s classes combine asana, pranayama, bandha, mantra and meditation to awaken consciousness leaving you feeling revitalised, clear and more connected to your inner self.
Tara has sold over 150,000 DVDs (the biggest selling of any yoga teacher in the UK) for pre and post natal yoga (Bump, Baby and Beyond boxset) and general yoga (Elements of Yoga DVD boxset) and more recently Solar and Lunar Yoga (based on Para Yoga). Tara has written a book, 'Pregnancy Health Yoga' and has also designed ‘The Bump Mat', an extra thick yoga mat, which is perfect for pregnancy or anyone wanting extra support for their knees.
Tara has been rated one of the top 5 teachers in London by The Evening Standard Magazine. She writes regularly blogs for the Huffington Post, Mind Body Green and has featured in numerous yoga books and publications including The Times, Om magazine, Yoga magazine and W magazine.
Tara currently teaches Pregnancy Yoga, Mother and Baby Yoga, and Dynamic Yoga classes. She runs pregnancy teacher training courses, is a registered senior teacher on the board of Yoga Alliance UK and is also a qualified Shiatsu practitioner and a trained Doula.
Tara lives in London with her husband and two children.
Tia is a warm, bubbly and playful teacher, with a very open attitude, which makes all students feel welcome and at ease.
Tia started her…
Pursuing her interest for Hatha based Yoga, she qualified officially with ISHTA, a New York based school, which stands for Integrated Sciences of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda. She studied with master Alan Finger and his students, whose lineage include Paramhansa Yogananda.
Later Tia met London based teacher Alessandra Pecorella, a yogini of 26 years and direct student of Patthabi Jois and Shiva Rea, and decided to continue her studies in Vinyasa Flow. Tia's approach is varied and holistic and combines elements of dynamic flow to the Hatha asana tradition. She incorporates pranayama and meditation techniques as well as philosophical and Ayurvedic elements. Tia completed her TT500 with Alessandra and is Yoga Alliance certified.
Tia also works in a creative role for a firm in the corporate world and is a passionate believer that creativity can be unleashed via yoga and meditation. She has first hand experience of the invaluable help yoga brings in stressful work situations and she is keen to transmit her learnings.
Tia has been teaching in official contexts since her TT200 with ISHTA, both in Corporate as well as renowned London Studios. She has experience of teaching abroad, in Italy, her motherland, and runs successful workshops & retreats combining yoga & creativity.
From an ecclectic movement background Tony Watson originally trained as a dancer.
It was whilst studying at Laban he first met Yoga. There he was also introduced to experiential anatomy, somatics and the moving body. From this broad base of exploring and interpereting movement he went on to study in more depth various styles of yoga with many renowned teachers. Initially inspired by the fluidity and grace of the vinyasa method,Tony appreciates sound alignment and bio-mechanical principles whilst holding a deep respect for the release work of Vanda Scaravelli. Tony has most recently trained on merit with Donna Farhi in New Zealand.
Tony is also a Pilates teacher having completed the training with Pilates elder Alan Herdman, whose remedial approach to the practice allowed Tony to understand the bespoke nature of the Pilates method.
Tony has taught Pilates and Yoga on the B.A, One Year and summer school programmes at Trinity Laban as well as experiential anatomy and breath workshops for the Pilates Teacher Training at Laban.
Alongside teaching Tony has been a bodyworker for the last decade working with the Royal Ballet company and building a busy clinic of yogi's in London. He has studied many styles of massage and complementary therapies including zero-balancing and myofascial release, furthering his interest in the nature of structure and energy. Comprehensive training in Cranial-Sacral therapy enabled Tony to deepen and refine his practitioner skills as well as delving further into the study of anatomy and physiology.
Tony's teaching style is entirely his own. He enjoys helping students embody their practice.
Uma was first introduced to yoga at the age of four by her mother and began meditating at nine on a pilgrimage with her maternal grandmother.
Yoga and meditation have been part of her daily life ever since. After completing the Yoga Biomedical Trust Diploma in Yoga Therapy in 1999, Uma has continued to find the fully integrated approach of yoga therapy to be the most practical route to the healing power of yoga. She further trained in Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Stiles, and works as a yoga therapist with special expertise in women’s health. Uma has a PhD in Communications and is a recognised teacher of the British Wheel of Yoga. As a mother of three, she has been both personally and professionally engaged with the development of pregnancy yoga, yoga for birth and postnatal recovery, and family yoga, and has been training teachers in this field since 2002. Since then she has delighted in creating her own courses to promote excellence of teaching in this field, including Well Woman Yoga and a uniquely responsive Integrated Mother and Baby yoga teacher training.
As a qualified gym instructor Vicky was amazed at how it could transform your body like no other exercise she had done before.
Since qualifying in 2008 she has studied with many world renowned teachers such as Aadil Palkhivala, Rod Stryker,Julie Gudmestad and Doug Keller. Vicky's teaching style is based around her own varied experience of yoga and through that has created a physically challenging class developing strength and suppleness, while emphasizing alignment and precision: and all the time believing that yoga should be an individual and safe practice. Vicky is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an experienced yoga teacher (ERYT 200) teaches at The Power Yoga Company and The Harbour Club She is also a teacher on the Power Yoga Company's teacher training Course and has an extensive private client base. In 2013 Vicky studied with Laura Kupperman on her 'Yoga for Survivors' and is now teaching yoga to Cancer patients at any stage of their recovery. The classes are designed to provide a safe refuge to come and practice yoga, to build strength, increase range of motion and reduce stress. The classes should help you sleep better, feel less fatigued and enjoy a better quality of life.
Raised in India, Yasmin has been immersed in the tradition of yoga since childhood.
Returning in her adult life to live and study as a yoga teacher in Mysore and the Himalayas, training in Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar styles.
Through her personal realisations and passion for the discipline, Yazmin felt impelled to return to the West to share the wisdom of this ancient culture as a path to truth and self-realisation.
Yazmin’s teaching style is deep, strong and guided by intuition, with mindfully choreographed sequences, and variations for all levels. She encourages
students to honour their bodies and feelings, whilst bringing attention to
breath and intelligent alignment. Where appropriate Yasmin enjoys using inspirational music, mood lighting and aromatherapy, all peppered with heartfelt philosophy.
During her pregnancy, Yazmin went on to study with some of the pioneers of prenatal yoga and birth, further training as a Doula with the world renowned obstetrician Michel Odent. She leads pregnancy yoga classes and private birth preparation sessions, feeling both passionate and privileged in being able to support and guide new mums and dads through their journey from pregnancy into parenthood.
Yazmin offers gratitude to all her teachers past and present and considers her some of her main influences to be Jiddu Krishnamurti, Vanda Scaravelli, BKS Iyengar, Gary Carter, Donna Farhi, and Max Strom.
Zephyr has been teaching Yoga since 2002 in London, trained via Yoga Campus Intake 1 and has been a Mentor on their yoga training program…
She teaches at The Life Centre, Yoga Centres around London, private tuition, and at The Recovery Centre (treatment centre for addiction, depression and other dependency problems). Her teachings focus on combining the elements of creative movement, flow and dynamic sequencing, focusing on alignment, prana vayus and kinesiology. Zephyr also has experience in practicing Deep Tissue Massage Therapy since 1991, which compliments Yoga Teaching. As well as the physical side to Yoga Asana, she has a great interest in integrating psychology, yogic philosophy, and the attraction of self study within her practice, teaching and life style. Zephyr continues studying with Rod Stryker, Richard Freeman, and Doug Keller. Her teachers inspire her to share the courage, strength and blessings found in Tantra, Ayurveda, and the art of energetically sequencing, bespoking therapeutic practices for students of all different abilities. She is registered with Yoga Alliance UK as a 500 hour Yoga Teacher.
Zhozeh has been practicing yoga for 16 years and lives by the theory; she practices what she teaches, and teaches what she practices.
She has adopted an infusion of Scaravelli and Yoga as therapy to bring awareness to the beauty of subtle approach of the spine and to allow the breath to create the time that is needed to move in and out of Asanas in the way it accommodates the body and creates softness in the mind. She brings in the Moon phase / Mother Earth / Water & Fire Elements into each practice to help connect beyond the physical body and being, resulting in a sweetness and simplicity. Safe alignment is incredibly vital as her students are guided and connected to the teacher within themselves, with Love and Respect.
NurturEvolve Yoga retreat in Norfolk
Join Margherita on a perfect autumn yoga weekend in beautiful Norfolk. We’ll stay in a luxury eco-friendly country manor estate located in a beautiful rural setting, not far from the famous North Norfolk coast.