Meet the Teachers
Yoga Place Baby is proud to offer inspiring, nurturing and highly qualified teachers to take you from your 2nd trimester to the birth of your baby and into childhood!
So you can feel confident you are getting the best possible teaching, in a safe and nourishing environment all our teachers have been trained specifically for where you are in your journey of mum to be and new mother in mind and a space which also connects you with fellow students which creates a unique support system every step of the way while at the same time starting wonderful friendships between yourselves and your children.
Let us introduce you to our teachers…
Pregnancy Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am, Wednesdays 6.30pm
Mum & Baby Yoga: Wednesdays 11.30am
Birth Preparation Workshops: Monthly, please check workshop schedule
Lisa has been teaching Perinatal Yoga for 10 years, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience during this time having taught at St. Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals, as well as for the Life Centre Notting Hill, The Special Yoga Centre, Sitaram, Lotusbaby and Yoga Place E2. She enjoys creating the class around her students, using a blend of traditional yoga postures and modified sequences guided by the breath that will give each student no matter what their experience or level a feeling ease, space and comfort as they adjust to their growing bumps! With each class you will also learn how to use breathing techniques for pregnancy, to ease breathlessness and promote calm and happiness, and how to breath through your contractions, the times in between… and for birthing your baby in 2nd stage labour. You will be introduced to the practices of Mudras and Mantra, to create and focus on the bond between you and your baby and the sheer indulgence of Yoga Nidra, deep relaxation. These classes are also a wonderful way to connect with other mums to be, creating a fantastic support network which continues through to the mum and baby classes where you will be guided through practices for mum and for baby, with songs and dances around specifically tailored practices for this postnatal time. And of course there is always an attempted mummy and baby relaxation topped off with tea and cake!
Lisa welcomes all students from 12 weeks pregnancy and any time postnatally, niggles and any experience welcomed!
Pregnancy Yoga: Tuesdays 10am and Saturdays 9am
With a heart full of compassion, sensitive and sensible intuition, a bag of experience, an inquiring open mind and mindful touch, Maren is passionate about being a teacher who holds space in order for students to find their inner teacher. She motivates her students to become more aware of their physical, energetic, mental and emotional state and how to meet themselves where they are in order to take it from there.
Yoga to Maren is a multidimensional system that has the capacity to bring you back home to yourself by bringing about transformation on all levels of your being through steady and regular practice. She believes in working with the basics and adding some challenge on but you probably won’t find yourself dripping in sweat in her classes. 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.
Maren specialises in Mindful Hatha Flow Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, Restorative Yoga and Yoga with FeetUp. She is also a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner. Her educational journey is continuous and so Maren assists her teachers when she can and keeps going back for more education and experience. Her gratitude goes especially to her long-term teachers Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Max Strom, Norman Blair and Krishnatakis.
Flavia believes no matter what reason first brings you to practice yoga, somewhere along the way, we all come together for a purpose. As a gymnast, in her early teens, the rigorous training and flexibility required eventually took its toll resulting in many injuries and self doubt. Flavia quickly learnt that when we are kind to ourselves, body and mind, we involuntarily become kind to others and that’s when the magic happens.
Flavia first discovered yoga in 2007 and it immediately made sense to her. More so when life was at its most challenging, she found things seemed less overwhelming and manageable when you stop, breath and take everything a step at a time – just as you would when practising yoga. From that point on yoga became an invaluable part of her life and Flavia made the decision to train as a yoga teacher. As a mother of twin boys the training proved challenging at times, but yoga has made such a positive impact on her life and that of her children she believes there is no better way of living than sharing this ancient knowledge with others.
Flavia teaches yoga for kids, adults, pregnancy and families and is accredited by the Yoga Alliance and Rainbow Kids Yoga.