Meet Our Teachers
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Ajay Rajani is a certified teacher of the 5Rhythms who trained with Jonathan Horan, son of Gabrielle Roth, in 2014. Ajay was born in Africa with Indian roots and grew up in London, England where he thrives in a diverse, multicultural community speaking five international languages. His spiritual journey began over a decade ago with a strong practice of seated meditation and this continues to inform his 5Rhythms teaching where he inspires embodying the moment and allowing your body to be your greatest teacher.
Ajay is a Certified Teacher of the 5Rhythms and a member of the 5Rhythms Teachers Association (5RTA). All class and workshop hours with Ajay count towards the 5Rhythms Teacher Training Waves prerequisites.
Alexa was born in Argentina but she has been living in London since 2001. She cares deeply about feminine wisdom, women’s wellbeing, and the mysteries of being a woman. Birth work is not just my job, it’s my vocation. Alexa has almost a decade’s worth of experience as a Birth Doula, Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, and Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator.
On the way, she has been extremely fortunate to learn from some amazing people from countries and cultures all over the world. But nothing has taught her more than childbirth itself and the incredible women she serve. Alexa has been present at over 100 births and she is continuously in awe of the beauty and brilliance of birth, and the many amazing, unique ways it unfolds for each individual person.
Alice has been working with mums and babies for almost twenty years. She teaches Baby Massage, Mother and Baby Soft Yoga Gym, Postnatal Yoga, Baby Yoga, and more recently Yoga for Teenagers (educational institutions). She is qualified to teach with the International School of Developmental Baby Massage and Movement, founded by Peter Walker, in both Baby Massage and Soft Yoga Gym. She holds a Birthlight Diploma in Baby Yoga, Advanced Postnatal Yoga Certificate, Sally Parkes, Teaching Yoga to Teenagers, CalmforKids.
She is a qualified 300hr Yoga teacher trained with appleyoga. She finds that yoga truly enhances all areas of life, bringing calm and focus within and improving the experience of all other physical activities. Alice teaches at The Life Centre Nottinghill. She holds one-to-one and group classes online, and in-person home visits upon request.
Website : https://www.alicelimyoga.com/
Alida teaches a strong alignment based Vinyasa Flow which incorporates intelligent sequencing, pranayama and meditation while acknowledging that no two bodies are the same.
As a child and young adult she competed horses as a three-day-eventer to an international level. The physical poise and mental focus this gave her were invaluable growing up, and it was these qualities that initially drew her to yoga. A veteran of the travel industry, Alida has been working with the Tschuggen Hotel Group for the past few years curating bespoke yoga retreats at their beautiful mountain locations in the Swiss Alps along with consulting on their yoga offerings.
Alida is currently completing her 300 hour further training in Tantric Flow and is constantly looking to deepen her understanding of yoga with gratitude to her teachers and students.
Amanda came to yoga in 2001 after being involved in a serious motorbike accident, she had been suffering from whiplash and other side effects for 2 years. 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.
Amy started teaching yoga in 2013 after qualifying as an osteopath.
She has a vast movement background having trained in dance, parkour, handstands and more. She brings knowledge and movements from all these disciplines into her classes which are playful, light-hearted and creative. Amy believes that variety is fundamental to a healthy body so you will explore new ways to do familiar movements. Her classes will keep you on your toes, both physically and mentally. If you enjoy the odd challenge and like to work hard, you’ll love Amy’s classes. Prepare to do things you never thought you could do and laugh in the process!
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.
Anna Taylor is a Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Mindfulness & Compassion Instructor based in north London. Since starting teaching in 2008 she has trained under a variety of traditions. Now, weaving mindfulness and compassion throughout her teaching, she focusses on offering Slow Flow, Gentle, Restorative and Yin Yoga.
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 from the vibrant music of Dublin in Ireland to the exotic rhythms of Latin America.
Anne’s love of yoga and meditation has added depth of devotion and physical awareness throughout her journey, and by combining her training as a Therapist 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.
Anoushka was the first Pilates teacher at The Life Centre, having taught at Notting Hill for over 20 years. Her life was transformed by regular Pilates studio classes that helped to resolve the sciatica that she'd suffered for years after a waterski accident. She was encouraged by her teacher to become a teacher herself, in order to help others to enjoy similar life-changing results.
She began training with Alan Herdman (credited with first introducing Pilates to the UK), in the 1980s and then travelled to the United States in 1992 to further her education with a number of teachers, including ‘first generation’ teachers who were taught by Joseph Pilates himself. This experience has given her a very detailed understanding of the Pilates Method, which is augmented by her study of GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, Yoga, Tai Chi and Shiatsu, and extensive research with a number of teachers from contemporary movement culture. Her teaching reflects an intuitive approach, blending Eastern and Western movement disciplines and philosophies of health.
Ayanna’s teaches a strong slow vinyasa practice, combining a love of movement with an appreciation of healthy alignment, and combining a creative flow with an understanding of the richness of classical traditions. She works with people of all ages and stages of experience and seeks to create a safe and welcoming space in which they can explore, enjoy and question the yoga tradition, challenge themselves and develop a sense of body-mind awareness.
Ayanna has been teaching since 2008 and holds British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance accreditation, and recently completed a yoga therapy diploma with Yogacampus, accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapy. She is increasingly interested in how yoga can support health, sustaining body and mind, and integrates this into her teaching.
My love affair with yoga began when I was 15 years old. Being a keen gymnast as a child, I remember the day I picked up a book on yoga and started playing around with the poses. Little did I know then that yoga would become a lifelong practice and change the way I perceived myself and the world.
I fell into teaching yoga in my late 30s, almost by chance as it seemed then, by agreeing to cover a few classes for a friend.
Realising there was nothing else I wanted to do more than continue practising and teaching yoga, I went on to formally train with the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance. I was asked to teach my first class at The Life Centre in 1995, and have been there ever since. I also taught at Triyoga for several years. In 2004, I helped set up YogaCampus, TLCs teacher training course, and remain today a board member and part of the teaching faculty. I have a particular interest in the power of breathing practices for everyone, whatever their age, condition or experience of yoga.
Travelling and studying extensively in India has deepened my experience of how yoga touches all aspects of human life and aspiration. My teaching style is eclectic and encourages the idea that practising yoga is nothing to do with the way we look, but the way we feel. I believe that yoga is not just about postures on a mat but teaches us everything about life, about cultivating kindness and gratitude, and finding joy and balance in everything we do.
Charlie began teaching Yoga in 2011, she has a vast amount of training and practice in several methods of yoga and healing, including Yin, Restorative, Flow, Hatha, Kundalini, Kirtan, Pranayama and Meditation.
She now teaches from a tantric perspective and offers classes in yin, restorative, flow, hatha, meditation and brings all elements of each of these into all her general classes where appropriate.
Charlie teaches a soulful integral practice with the aim to reconnect you to the essence of your being, giving you permission to explore yourself through movement, breath, mantra and meditation.
Charlie incorporates a broad range of the aspects of yoga; it’s more than just asana (posture). Her classes leave you feeling realigned, invigorated, connected to yourself as well as deeply relaxed. Charlie is an experienced sound therapist and gong master leading ceremonies across London. Her gong baths are powerfully rejuvenating and not to be missed!
David’s first memory of yoga was when his father did a headstand and he clambered next to him in his diaper trying to imitate him. For many years, he practiced with his father who has never attended any studio classes and has had a steady daily self-practice to this day.
After many years of competitive running for school and college, David developed many injuries from not stretching properly. His physiotherapist at the time suggested that he try hot yoga, which he did for a few years until he yearned for a more spiritual side to the practice. In 2012, he was introduced to dharma yoga which is based on a system of classical Hatha-Raja Yoga which is a devotional practice emphasising good health, a clear mind and a kind heart.
David has since completed several trainings in yoga, pranayama and meditation to further develop his practice and improve his knowledge of how the body works. He is also a bodyworker and a certified advanced Thai massage therapist. He incorporates some elements of Thai massage in his teaching style, especially when adjusting and helping students achieve some of the more challenging asanas.
He personally believes that yoga is beneficial for all, no matter how old you are and that the only limitations are the ones we set for ourselves.
Website : https://www.thelostyogaboy.com/
Diana Holland is an enthusiastic and highly experienced teacher with more than 30 years teaching experience in many styles of Yoga and Pilates, Movement, Mind and Bodywork.
Here at The Life Centre Diana teaches a rhythmic style of hatha yoga moving with the breath and igniting each yoga posture from the core, with a strong emphasis on technique and alignment, creating a graceful movement. 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.
Website : https://dianahollandyoga.com/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/yogadianah/?utm_medium=copy_link
Dina Karim is a highly skilled senior yoga teacher who brings 29 years of experience in the field of yoga, meditation, health and self development. She has helped and inspired thousands of students of various ages and requirements and teachers alike. Dina teaches you how to get maximum out of your practice through developing an in-depth knowledge of this ancient and timeless art and science of living, to practice accurately and safely according to your needs, to discover how, through the use of your inner resources you can free yourself from physical, emotional and mental disturbances in order to live in harmony with yourself, your fellow beings and your environment.
Dina is a sought after teacher and has taught at the Victoria & Albert museum several times and at large public events such as The Integrative Health Convention in London. Currently she teaches her own classes as well as at the two most prominent centres in London; The Life Centre Notting Hill and Triyoga Chelsea.
At her regular classes, the poses are taught systematically according to students’ ability with an emphasis on practising yoga safely. The theme of each class varies weekly and rotates monthly. Please attend to 4-6 consecutive classes to get the full experience and approach of Dina’s classes.
“One feels confident entrusted in her qualified hands. One never leaves her class and teaching quite the same way we arrived! Stress and pains are relieved and a new you can walk away with a precious and strong sense of well being.”
- Elise Abreu
"I combine my knowledge of movement, mindful meditation and sound, to teach the Art of Yoga. My commitment is empowering others to express themselves and release blocks. I offer a unique blend of Shakti Dance, Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. My intention is to inspire individuals through my deep knowledge of Eastern philosophy complemented by creating fresh and dynamic classes.”
Internationally trained and accredited by world renowned teachers and with more than ten years experience, Dirish leads highly acclaimed retreats in stunning locations including India, Bali and Greece. His work has received a positive reception, described as fresh, rejuvenating, and contemporary.
Website : http://www.dirish.com/
Donna is a London based Yoga teacher who teaches alignment based hatha yoga, gentle yoga and restorative yoga. Her style is mindful, encouraging students to intuitively find their way and guiding them to develop their practice in their own individual way.
Donna started practicing Yoga in 2003 and completed the YogaCampus (The Life Centre Education) Teacher Training Programme in 2010. She teaches public, private and corporate classes online and in and around West London. Donna likes to share her practice through her teachings and really enjoys incorporating this ancient practice and philosophy into busy modern Living.
Each of Dora’s classes will be themed and designed to take you on a journey progressively and safely towards your peak posture. Asanas will be taught with options for modifications encouraging students to approach the practice in a way that is best suited to their individual needs, making these classes accessible for all levels of ability. The objective of Hatha Yoga is to transform the human body to make it a worthy vehicle for self realisation. With this in mind you can expect Pranayama practices and investigation into Yogic principles to be threaded throughout the Asana sequences.
Dora is dedicated to a practice that is about the journey rather than the result, which gives each individual a very real and personal set of tools and skills to support any stage of life, circumstance or physical state.
Erika teaches a dynamic vinyasa flow class, integrating her experience of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Hatha yoga by emphasizing awarness of mind, body and breath whilst focusing on correct alignment.
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).
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/erikatourell_healing/
Federica is originally from ltaly where she trained as a ballet and contemporary dancer. She moved to this country to work in theatre, TV and has been touring across Europe with various artists as a dancer, assistant choreographer and dance coach. She has been teaching Pilates for the fifteen years after attending the Body Control Pilates course and since then she also attended various workshops, most recently at the Laban centre. Federica teaches groups and one to one classes across London as well as in physiotherapy centres.
She loves creating a setting for students to feel at ease and work towards their own goals by leading them to achieve their best .
Gemma has been teaching kundalini yoga since 2010, and is qualified as Level 2/ 500hr yoga teacher. She was born in Iran, grew up in Zimbabwe, and has since lived in South Africa, Japan, France, India and London (where she is now). She has completed many training certifications in health and wellness, from Reiki to Theta Healing and Angel therapy to Ayurveda, but her most consistent teacher has been yoga. Gemma plays the sarangi–a sacred string instrument from north India–and is undertaking extensive training to become a naad (sound) yoga teacher. The healing properties of sound and music feature in Gemma's yoga classes as an integral aspect of kundalini yoga.
My mission is to share the positive impact that Yoga can have on our physical and mental wellbeing, so that more people can use it to build lives they love. As Annie Dillard says, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” I firmly believe that each of us can find greater support, ease and joy in the journey, through the practice of Yoga.
I am a RYT 300 hr accredited by Yoga Alliance with an additional training in Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga and Myofascial Release. I have a background in dance, corporate communications, international relations via the UN and contemporary art... among other things.I originally trained in the Anusara school and while my classes maintain a focus on physical alignment and energetic awareness, I enjoy and draw on several styles of yoga.
I am a passionate student of Yoga as much as I am a teacher and I weave elements of the philosophy and history of the discipline into my lessons. I offer practices to help students reconnect with themselves - on both a physical and emotional level – and with the people and spaces that comprise the fabric of our lives.
Gonca has trained extensively in yoga anatomy, dynamic yoga, yin yoga, pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy with Paul Grilley and Maarten Vermaase, as well as Sarah Powers, John Stirk and others. She has completed advanced training courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Chakra Meditation. She has been assisting her teacher Paul Grilley in his teacher trainings in Europe over the past 4 years.
She also has two years experience working in an addiction clinic in London and uses yoga and meditation techniques to help students overcome depression, anxiety and addiction.
Gonca believes that yoga practise should be enjoyable and result in participants feeling great after the class, both physically and mentally. She tailors her classes to individual or group needs and expectations and offers options for different levels of experience, physical ability and flexibility.
23 years working as a commercial lawyer in the City and even longer playing competitive sport gave Graham Burns a unique perspective on how yoga can help with the stresses of daily life.
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. 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 either meditation or yoga nidra.
Graham has taught yoga since 2000, and is a member of the teaching faculty of the Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma course, where he is able to indulge his passion for yoga history and philosophy. He holds a Master’s degree in Indian religions and a PhD in Indian philosophy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Above all, Graham is known for his humorous and light-hearted approach to teaching, while still preserving the best elements of the yoga tradition.
Website : http://www.samanayoga.com/
Harriet has been teaching yoga since 2014 in London and came to yoga through a background in classical and contemporary dance. She currently holds an advanced certification and began her training with Jivamukti Yoga in 2013.
Harriet's classes will take you through a grounding physical practice with creative sequences and an alignment focus influenced by her knowledge of the body and movement. Her hope is to provide a calm environment, creating a sense of stability, but also the invitation to explore.
Website : https://www.harrietbone.com/
An introduction to Iyengar yoga in his early 20s would mark the start of a 20-year yoga journey but it was only after moving to London that Hongyi discovered and began to explore the myriad of styles that the city offered. He has been practising the Vinyasa style since and appreciates the dynamism and physicality as well as calming qualities.
A desire to further his practice led him to train as a yoga teacher. Through emphasis on linking movement and breath, Hongyi’s classes aim to synchronise qualities of strength with qualities of stretch, to bring an overall toning and sense of awakening to the body and mind.
A certified Yoga Therapist, Hongyi completed a Diploma in Yoga Therapy with YogaCampus, the education branch of Life Centre, in Summer 2021. A 600+hr course spread over 2 years, focusing on the nurturing and restorative elements of yoga, and through a combination of theoretical studies with real life practice to cultivate a therapeutic application of yoga that can be shared with a diverse and wider audience.
Isabell started her teaching journey in 2009 and now teaches yoga, mindfulness and meditation at a senior level. She also trains new yoga and meditation teachers.
Her flowing vinyasa yoga classes interweave yoga philosophy and thoughts on the psychology of the mind with intelligent, imaginative (and often somewhat unusual) fun sequences. Connection to the breath, attention to alignment, and encouragement to develop clarity and awareness off the mat are integral to her teaching.
Isabell’s mindfulness and meditation teaching is influenced by her long standing Vipassana and mindfulness practice. Classes and courses cover a range of subjects including mindfulness, self-compassion, resilience, eastern philosophy, modern psychology, neuroscience and more. Isabell’s teaching is inclusive, and infused by warmth, care and humour.
Website : https://www.yogawithisabell.com/
Jayne teaches fluid, soulful yoga with a strong focus on healthy alignment, breath awareness and playful exploration. BWY and Yoga Alliance (500 hour) accredited, she has been teaching in London since 2010 (and practising for more than 20 years). Her teaching is strongly influenced by the magical Sianna Sherman with whom she did an advanced RASA teacher training, and the somatic awareness and fascia release movement patterns of Tias Little. She is a qualified SATYA teacher. Jayne aims to create energising, thoughtful classes which are a juicy infusion of all the flavours of yoga and hopes to encourage individuals to develop confidence and joy in their practice wherever they are.
It was during pregnancy that Jayne's self practice and appreciation for the capabilities of the human body truly evolved, she trained with Uma Dinsmore Tuli and Birthlight (Yoga for Pregnancy & Mums and Babies) as well as Jo Manuel, the Special Yoga Centre (yoga and mindfulness for children). She feels lucky to have studied with so many incredible teachers, including Bo Forbes, Donna Farhi, Doug Keller and Judith Hanson Lasator (integrative yoga therapy and restorative yoga). Jayne hopes to pass on that inspiration and enthusiasm to her own students. She teaches a range of classes across London, as well as privates & retreats, and leads CPD workshops for yoga teachers/trainees
Jenny has been practicing yoga for 12 years and is a Sivananda based Hatha Yoga Teacher. She likes to combine different flowing sequences following the breath with holding asanas for longer and being still, relaxing. She has been teaching in and around London for the past 2 1/2 years.
Yogiraj (Yoga Master) Katrina Repka has been studying yoga since 1990 and teaching since 2001. Her early training in Calgary, her hometown, was in the Astanga style, but in 2001 she moved to New York and began studying ISHTA Yoga, the unique blend of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda that is the creation of renowned US-based teacher, Yogiraj Alan Finger. Katrina is proud to have been the first teacher to offer ISHTA in London. In 2009, Alan Finger conferred the title of Yogiraj on Katrina, signifying that she has attained the very highest level of knowledge and competency in the study and practice of ISHTA Yoga.
Katrina teaches for a wide range of needs and abilities. Her private clients have included bankers, actors, athletes, pre- and post- natal women, and the chronically ill. She has led group classes from Beginner to Advanced. In all her work, Katrina emphasises alignment, with equal attention given to core strength, suppleness, and flexibility. Her hope and aim in teaching yoga is to transform her students, inside and out, using the Three Keys: asana (yoga postures) to create harmony and balance in the body, pranayama (breathing) and Meditation to obtain inner peace and tranquility of the mind and spirit.
Kiranjot is my spiritual name, Kiran means ray of sunlight, jot is a vessel. I’ve been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 2003 and teaching since 2008. I was suffering with debilitating depression and was looking for ways to heal. I felt a massive energetic shift in my first Kundalini class and had an instant realisation that Kundalini Yoga was it.
I have a keen interest in living closer to the cycles of nature which has helped my personally soothe my frazzled nervous system. I also have a keen interest in astrology so pay close attention to the turning of the seasons, the cycle of the moon and the movements of planets and stars when planning my classes which is why I believe so many people say after class "thank you that was spot on."
I run regular workshops in London and retreats in Ibiza please check my website for details www.kiranjot.com
Komal is a healer and a guide at heart. Her relationship with Yoga, Vedanta and Meditation is deep rooted in her Indian upbringing and a close connection to her mother, who instilled a deep sense of respect towards their heritage and home country, while growing up abroad in Chile, South America.
She is very close to the classical forms of practice and has trained intensively in Hatha Yoga to a level of 500+ hours throughout India, France, London and California, including four Teacher Training Courses. She has a deep understanding on the use of asanas and pranayama for the purpose of healing and has completed two Meditation Certificates, a Panchakarma Programme in Ayurveda and various courses on classical scriptures such as the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Aparoksha Anubhuti, Viveka Chudamani, Yoga Vashista, Tattva Bodha and the Bhagavad Gita, amongst others.
Her mastery of yoga comes from strong discipline over 15 years of regular and constant practice. She helps students individually with precise knowledge on the workings of each posture and tailor-made guidance aligned to their physiological and psychological needs.
Expect to be challenged, supported and led towards the experience of a clearer and more joyful Self. Komal is super hands-on with her asana-adjustments and guidance. You can expect precision and results-driven-direction from her advise.
Laurella's Prana Vinyasa Flow classes aim to create balance, strength and freedom of movement, guiding you to use breath as the foundation of the way you move. They are a weave of flowing postures, soulful music and deep relaxation.
Classes often evolve over a few weeks, helping students to deepen their practice by revisiting poses and sequences.
You will explore evolutionary poses, using mudras (hand gestures), bandhas (yogic locks) meditation and Breath Work, to enhance the effects of the practice. Although you all move together in class, Laurella encourages you to practice at your own pace, taking different options where appropriate, cultivating your inner wisdom and always listening to what you need.
Laurella also offers "The Radiance Practice" a blend of Yoga, shaking, free dance, breathwork & deep relaxation. A practice she created, born out of her desire to lead women to joy and freedom through the power of embodied Movement.
Website : https://wildlaurel.com/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/wildlaurel/?utm_medium=copy_link
Laurent Roure is a senior Hatha yoga, pranayama, breathwork and meditation teacher and trainer based in London. He is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.
Laurent’s meticulous yet relaxed approach to teaching yoga combines elements of the classical and contemporary. Through Hatha yoga, pranayama and breathwork, meditation and yoga Nidra, Laurent offers a therapeutic and supportive practice suitable for all levels and abilities.
He draws his pedagogic inspiration from his extensive experience with several yogic styles and teachers such as Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga and Vanda Scaravelli inspired yoga. This multi-faceted approach is orientated towards giving students all the necessary tools to develop their practice in a way that feels most helpful for them.
Without denying his classical foundation, Laurent embraces and specialises into a contemporary interpretation of traditional pranayama and meditation alongside other more recent breathwork and meditation methods. With these tools in hands, it is crucial for him to emphasise the cultivation of a caring, understanding, and helpful yoga culture centred on respect, safety, self-knowledge, and support to others.
Website : https://yogalaurent.com/
Leone Roberts has been teaching yoga since 2000. Her initial practice and study was Iyengar, Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. Teacher training certificate Iyengar yoga.
The experience from different practices enables a blend of styles. The focus and influence is understanding alignment and placement to enable a disciplined engagement with the mind/body consciousness. Emphasis on stillness and knowledge of the action. She teaches: Yoga open level which is a mixture of alignment and flow.
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
Ludmila is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, a lightworker and a master of women’s practises. She has accomplished a 4-year teacher training with Amrit Nam Sarovar School (ANS) and is a member of Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (KYTA). She is a trainer and a mentor of Kundalini Awakening, a yoga teacher training course run in the UK and France.
Ludmila is qualified in Kundalini Yoga as Medicine, Kundalini Gong Yoga, as well as Healing Rays and Theta Healing modalities. She is a lightworker, a healer and a numerologist.
Ludmila has deep passion for working with women and for women’s wellbeing. She runs Women’s Circles, where women get together to share a gift of womanhood and reconnect to the feminine power within.
Marcia swapped a management career at the BBC for a life in yoga. Practising and studying yoga for over 15 years, Marcia has explored many different styles of yoga.
She studied in New York with the legendary Sri Dharma Mittra and her certification includes 500hrs Dharma Yoga, and 200hrs from the acclaimed International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in France. Yoga with Marcia is a balanced, healthy and fun way to tone both body and mind; Marcia subtly combines the transformative qualities of the practice and cultivates mindfulness, creativity and exploration - individually and cohesively. Her classes are motivating and challenging, Marcia's style is adaptable to everyone, she guides you with compassion, care, love and good humour.
Marietta started her Pilates journey in 2016 to remedy her chronic back pain. Realising that Pilates was the key to living her best life, she trained and qualified as a Stott Pilates Instructor. She loves empowering clients to build their strength and feel physically strong and confident.
Clients appreciate her calming presence as well as the encouragement and fun she brings to classes. She teaches studio, private and online classes and resides in Stratford with her partner and cats.
I first practised yoga in 1996 at my local fitness centre in London. From the very beginning I loved the feeling it gave me and I was soon hooked.
After three years of regular practice I decided to become a yoga teacher, spending two years training full time, firstly in Sivananda yoga, then in Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa yoga.
In 2001 I started teaching Vinyasa yoga in London full time. In 2013, after six years of studying and practising Parayoga (Vinyasa yoga, Pranayama and Meditation) under the guidance of Yogarupa Rod Stryker, I became the first certified Parayoga teacher outside of North America.
Rod Stryker and Parayoga is the main influence on my practice and my teaching today.
Website : http://www.markhillyoga.com/
Mary has been practising yoga for nearly 20 years and teaching yoga for around 13 years. With a background originally in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow, Mary became sufficiently inspired by the positive effects on her own general health and well-being to undertake her first formal yoga training in India in 2008. After several years of further training, personal study and teaching, Mary is now a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
In addition to teaching a movement-based yang practise encompassing the principles of Vinyasa Flow, Mary teaches Yin, yoga nidra, and contemplative practises. Her yoga style blends elements of mindfulness, embodiment and anatomy/physiology together with interoceptive awareness, meridian system enhancement and myofascial release techniques. More recently, Mary has added Crystal Bowl Sound Healing training to her yoga toolkit as she has always believed that sound can have a positive therapeutic effect on well-being.
Mary extends gratitude to all her teachers past and present and continues to study in her favoured areas of interest to add depth to her knowledge for her own internal nourishment and to share with practitioners.
Website : https://www.violetlotusyoga.com/
Mieke is a qualified Yoga Therapist (The Minded Institute) and has been teaching the renowned Yoga Therapy for The Mind 8 Week Course and her own Vitality Program at Evolve since 2014.
Mieke travelled to Poland two years ago to spend one week with Iceman Wim Hof and this inspired her and has influenced her teaching.
While training to become a Yoga Therapist with the Minded Institute Mieke found out through one of her fellow students about TRE. She had been interested in modalities for releasing the PSOAS muscle for a long time and a few years before her introduction to TRE followed workshops with, the mother of the PSOAS muscle, Liz Koch.
The PSOAS muscle is very much related to our fight and flight mechanism and also called the second muscle in the body to contain emotions, after the heart. When Mieke first experienced the TRE and the strong PSOAS release she found it to be the answer to what she had been looking for.
She enrolled in a level 1 training in the Netherlands in 2013 and soon after completing that continued to train as a level 2 TRE practitioner in the UK and got her qualification. Mieke has been working with clients using TRE extensively over the years and keeps taking workshops with founder David Berceli where possible.
Website : https://positivespirit.co.uk/
With an undergraduate degree in Health, Mirthe holds a post-graduate certification in Functional Medicine. Her own diagnosis of the autoimmune condition Crohn’s from an early age on lead her to exploring many different areas of yoga, meditation and dietary interventions, facilitated by her parents being early yoga enthusiast and spending childhood summers at Yesudian’s Yoga Center in Lugano and Thich Nhat Than’s Mindfulness Center Plum Village in the south of France.
After a stint travelling the world looking after the NZ Olympic Team and surfers on the World Surfing League as physio, yoga teacher and health coach in her 20ies, followed by years of bespoke health optimisation and Functional Medicine work in the Swiss Alpine town Verbier, she is now making Notting Hill her home. Mirthe will offer a yoga & core class, and can also be booked for physiotherapy and Functional Medicine sessions at The Life Center.
Molly found yoga in 2008 in Bali. Her first training was a Jivamukti teacher training in Dorset which she followed with a year apprenticeship at Jivamukti London.
After some experience teaching at studios in London and on some international retreats she then did an 18 month yoga therapy diploma with Yogacampus to learn more about working with people with injuries and illness.
She has added to her toolkit since then with courses in yoga nidra, thai yoga massage, EFT, and yin yoga. She is currently studying an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents University. She looks forward to meeting you.
Moon came to yoga through her career as a model, initially to stay in shape but she quickly discovered it was about so much more. She fell in love with every aspect of the practice and began to teach to share her love and respect for the journey.
Having over 300-hours of training she set out to design innovative classes which bring together a variety of traditional flows and modern fitness based practices.
Moon focuses on the physical whilst providing space and gentle guidance for meditation to be a part of the class naturally. Through her classes she strives to help people find confidence in their bodies and minds, encouraging them to challenge themselves whilst remaining playful and remembering to laugh...
I've loved and practised yoga since copying my mum as a child. I still have all her old books!!
In 2004 I set up Yoga with Natalie providing group classes, private 1-1 and corporate sessions, plus workshops and continuing education for fellow teachers.
I teach a variety of styles from vinyasa, ashtanga and gentle hatha to restorative.
Within us is everything we need in order to embrace our existence. Through reconnecting with our inner sensations, emotions and thoughts we can move our body to explore the space around us, as much as explore the space within us. This intuitive movement experience facilitates freedom in your soul as well as creating a more pain-free and grounded physical body.
Website : http://www.yogawithnatalie.com/
Norman began practising yoga in the early 1990s and he has been teaching since 2001. His practice and teaching embrace both Ashtanga yoga and Yin yoga as well as mindfulness meditation.
Through significant periods of training with teachers such as Judith Hanson Lasater, Richard Freeman and Sarah Powers, he gained the Yoga Alliance 500-hour accreditation. His book - Brightening Our Inner Skies: yin and yoga - was published in 2016 and he has been teaching Yin yoga trainings since 2013. He believes that yoga is accessible to all of us and through regular practice we can experience profound changes in our mind and body. His own experience has taught him that yoga is an enjoyable way to release and make available energetic potentials that can enhance our lives.
Petra developed Menopause Yoga as a result of going through an early menopause herself after realising there was no single source of medical advice or group support including yoga classes for menopausal women. She is a qualified Yoga Teacher with a 200+ hour British Wheel of Yoga diploma who holds an additional 200+ Yoga Alliance training qualification in Inner Axis for people experiencing stress and anxiety. She also holds a 50 hour diploma in Restorative Yoga trained by Anna Ashby and an extra 50 hours for Tapasaya Hot Yoga, trained by Kirsten Stewart.
Petra was the first yoga teacher to be accepted into the British Menopause Society for medical and health practitioners, and runs workshops with Dr Louise Newson – a leading educator and campaigner for menopause women’s rights. She was the first person to launch the UK’s first professional accredited course to train other teachers to support women going through menopause. She also runs workshops in Menopause Yoga and workshops for people on managing stress, anxiety, insomnia.
Petra's course is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals, the international organisation.
Phillipa started her yoga journey in 1995 after being diagnosed with osteoporosis which was the result of long term anorexia/ drug use. What she originally thought might help strengthen her bones became her path to recovery.
She was first introduced to Iyengar yoga by senior teacher Elizabeth Connolly. And then a few years later become a regular student of John Scott (Ashtanga yoga) it was then that yoga took her to spend extended periods of time between 2001 to 2006, studying and teaching in India .
She was a senior teacher at Purple Valley /Brahmani Yoga Goa and eventually taught on their annual teacher training programs.
Phillipa’s teaching style is based around her experience of yoga, formerly teaching Mysore self practice /Ashtanga and now teaching a steady ,flowing ,progressive practice with an awareness on the breath linking the poses with the vinyasa krama system as its foundation, but also emphasising the importance of technique and alignment.
In her classes there is an encouragement to develop your own practice, recognise it’s potential as a tool for inner transformation whilst maintaining a balance between sustainability, stability and flexibility.
Phillipa has also studied pranayama intensively following the Hatha yoga tradition. She has been teaching yoga for over twenty years, has attended many hours of trainings and continues to study with her teachers.
Sandrine has spent many years travelling and studying different traditions, healing practises, spiritual approaches and forms of Yoga with some of the best teachers of our time. Over the last few years she has explored more of the feminine and the heart opening qualities of cacao medicine, bringing them together through women's circles and other events.
Her Yoga classes mix a variety of styles according to what is needed energetically and she currently favours the slow and deeply nurturing practice of Yin Yoga. As a body-worker Sandrine has trained extensively in massage and is currently passionately exploring abdominal massage techniques (the arvigo or/and chi neistang) with her clients and more recently the Mercier technique for fertility health. She believes the body has the capacity to heal itself with the right setting.
Sandrine Giacobino helps guide her students into the silence and stillness where everything comes from, allowing us to reconnect to what we truly are.
Sarah is a Pilates teacher, a meditation and mindfulness teacher and a certified Embody Love Movement® Facilitator Trainer. She has always been passionate about contributing in ways that make positive change in the world, however it was through a severe life-changing illness that she moved away from her design background and began to really connect with her life purpose, to empower others to be the best version of themselves possible.
She discovered and fell in love with Pilates, having experienced first-hand just how powerful and transformative the method and movement as a whole can be, and so completed her teacher training in order to share this wonderful gift with others.
Her studies in movement, health, nutrition, NLP, psychology, mindfulness & meditation all play an integral role in her work with clients. In 2015 she trained with Dr Melody Moore, the founder of the Embody Love Movement®, a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to connect with their true worth and purpose and contribute to meaningful change in the world and Sarah offers ELM workshops and trainings in London and around the world. She is currently studying for an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy.
“I’m passionate about embodied self-awareness, integrity, authenticity and encouraging people to trust their intuition and to believe in their self-worth. I care deeply about inequality and injustice and so seek to contribute to meaningful and positive change – I believe that for me to experience true well-being in the world, you need to as well.”
Website : https://www.sarahpfitzner.com/
SAT GURU KAUR is a transformative Lead Kundalini Trainer for Level 1 and Level 2.
She has been traveling and teaching worldwide for the past 22 years. She is also a Somatic Experiencing Therapist (trauma release) and loves to interweave Somatic techniques with the Kundalini, which helps people release stuck trauma energy, hidden tension and heal mental imbalance so that her students and clients can reconnect to themselves on a deeper level, have a renewed vitality and be the best version of themselves.
She is a dynamic and fun loving teacher who brings her international experience, sense of humor and skills set to every yoga class. She has a lively presence and uplifting vibe and likes to give students the experience of living life opening up to infinite possibilities. Live the magic with her in the classroom!
Movement is life for Shiva Rea, M.A, global prana vinyasa teacher, activist, and innovator in the evolution of vinyasa yoga around the world from large-scale festivals and conferences to unplugged retreats. She has taught thousands of students, teachers, and movers and shakers how to integrate yoga as a way of life.
As founder of Prana Vinyasa & Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, she integrates the roots of vinyasa, yoga, ayurveda, and tantra in creative and life-transforming online courses, workshops, retreats, and trainings. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, kalarippayatu, world dance, yogic arts, and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow.
Shiva has collaborated across many fields and is known for offering the synthesis form of Vinyasa Flow throughout the world, bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways for over 25 years around the globe.
She is a pioneer in reviving the art of namaskar through diverse namaskars or salutations as well as developing wave-sequencing, three-part vinyasa to teaching alignment in the flow, energetic alignment, multi-dimensional sequencing, mandala circular wave-sequencing, rasa prana vinyasa, and integrating the creative, spontaneous movement known as “sahaja” in post-modern yoga.
Since 2000, Shiva has created and offered over 27 award-winning DVD-CD’s for home practice as well as served as an ambassador for prAna, Banyan Botanicals, and the catalyst for Yoga Energy Activism and the Global Mala Project which has raised awareness and funds for local and global climate change. She is a contributor/featured author in media from Origin, Mantra, Yoga Journal Magazine, and featured in the LA Times, Vanity Fair, and Self. Her latest book, Tending the Heart Fire – Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life is about living vinyasa, our energetic heart, and our energy future.
She has led free-form movement in festivals from Wanderlust, Chant 4 Change, Yoga Journal Live, Yogini Conferences, Bhakti Fest, Lightening in a Bottle, Barcelona Yoga Festival, Earthdance, Beloved, Bali Spirit Festival, TEDx, Tadasana Festival, and Burning Man. Shiva has collaborated with many DJ’s, artists and musicians to bring the art and healing power of music into the flow of yoga live and through the compilation and original music for yoga as a moving meditation for everybody.
Website : https://shivarea.love/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/shivarea108/?utm_medium=copy_link
Siri Sadhana Kaur
Siri Sadhana Kaur is a touring UK mantra recording artist, dancer and a Kundalini yoga trainer. Her love of embodying the sacred through movement, melody and rhythm led to her to record an eclectic mix of 8 music mantra albums . Her daughter Aloka tours and records and is featured on their up and coming latest release ‘Rise+Shine’.
Siris background in Theatre, inspired her to train in Paris as a performer with the movement master Jacques Lecoq, she collaborated in both classical and innovative ensembles, whilst integrating interpersonal and therapeutic expression. For 20 years she worked closely with Sobonfu Somé daughter and elder of the Dagara tribe of West Africa, establishing the ritual healing village training UK, learning indigenous technology. Siri recently co-founded The Kundalini Yoga Studio in central London and runs Level 1 + Level 2 Aquarian teacher training's, and events with the Karam Kriya School
With gratitude to her spiritual teacher Shiv Charan Singh, she shares her music, the timeless teachings of Kundalini yoga + indigenous technology, encouraging others to dance + sing their joyful depths, incorporating ceremony to consciously awaken and become the instrument and true light of our souls.
A lawyer in the corporate world for over two decades, Sonal discovered Yoga in 2008 and as she describes, ‘Yoga cracked me open’. She discovered that Yoga was so much more than just showing up to do asana poses on the mat.
Most profoundly, she birthed Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Sound by weaving sound vibration through Crystal Alchemy Sound Bowls made from precious gemstones, rare earths, metals and minerals. Each a vessel enabling her to channel and express her creativity and essence. Sound is vibration. In Yoga, vibration is referred to as Spanda; a Pulsation, the contraction and expansion of everything. Weaving sound in intuitive play and in Crystal Sonic Therapy trained techniques become a life changer for Sonal.
Sonal’s life experiences, devotion, studies and trainings are heavily influenced by Tantra, the lineage of non-dual philosophy of Kashmiri Shaivism. She is hugely inspired by her teachers and continues to be guided by Bridget Woods Kramer, Shiva Rea and Mia Togo, who influence her personal practice and teaching style.
Sonal is known to weave spiritual and philosophical myth, mantra and theming into her classes and workshops, focusing on energetic and somatic alignment, syncopating with the breath, prana and the rhythms of life. She transmits her authentic Eastern roots and integrates her corporate life as a lawyer with Living Yoga and vibrating Sound through her Crystal Alchemy Sound Bowls in her daily life through her clear expression, instruction and presence. Meeting the student exactly where they are.
Sonal has 1100 hrs of yoga teacher training under her belt as well as holding Level I Foundation Training Certificate and Level II Practitioner Training Certificate in Crystal Sonic Therapy Practice.
Susanne has been teaching yoga since the early 1990’s. Her own practice started with Ashtanga, Iyengar and Scaravelli yoga. She gradually began to evolve her unique style of teaching vinyasa flow classes based on somatic principles as well as addressing current research in anatomy and biomechanics.
Susanne holds a Yogacampus level 2 teaching qualification accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She also has a BSc in Movement Studies and Sports Science, an MA in Dance, and advanced certification in Pilates, fitness, gyrotonic, and The Alexander Technique. In addition, she has attended many courses on movement improvisation, Feldenkrais, Body Mind Centring, breath work and myofascial techniques. Susanne previously ran a Pilates Foundation teacher training course, and, for many years, has taught at London Contemporary Dance School, and previously at the Circus Space and Trinity Laban.
She is a teacher for experiential anatomy and sequencing on the Yogacampus Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Diploma courses, as well as giving classes at The Life Centre. In recent years, she has run many workshops: on yoga as a somatic practice, on hypermobility, and how to include more dynamic stability into yoga, as well as on the art of sequencing.
Her teaching philosophy is to respect individual variations and solutions, whilst encouraging personal challenges and continuous growth and learning.
Website : http://www.susannelahusen.com/
Tara Lee is a Registered Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher. Having taught yoga for more than two decades she realised that a piece was missing when supporting her clients. No matter how well we move our bodies, ultimately we need the right fuel to function optimally.
Tara supports clients who come to see her with a range of symptoms including low energy, digestive issues, diabetes, weight issues, poor sleep, support with plant-based diets and help with pre and post natal nutrition. Tara offers lifestyle and supplement advice in conjunction with nutritional protocols.
Tracy Friend is a leading spiritual teacher and one to one coach whose pioneering approach has touched thousands of people’s lives internationally. Her teachings benefit from extensive knowledge and experience of different spiritual paths including insight meditation, non-duality teachings and the Law of Attraction.
She is co-founder of the Law of Attraction Centre and founder of Liberating the Heart. Tracy hosts regular groups, workshops, seminars and retreats. She specialises in helping people to create the life they want in addition to awakening to their true nature.
Tracy holds a first class honours degree in Psychology from the University of Bristol and she has extensive knowledge of meditation with her having participated in over 35 residential silent meditation retreats in the UK and Asia. She is also a qualified reflexologist, yoga teacher, therapeutic yoga consultant and qigong teacher.
Website : https://www.lawofattractioncentre.com/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/law_of_attraction_centre/
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.