To find out about each of our teachers, and what style of yoga they teach, please click onto their name!

  • Laura Piercy Farley
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      Laura is a British Wheel of yoga trained teacher, she has trained with Jo Manuel to teach yoga to children and with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Lisa White to teach prenatal and postnatal yoga. Laura has been teaching for 12 years, she started teaching her fellow police officers and now teaches children, family, Fab & Over 50 and prenatal and postnatal yoga.
      Her classes are suitable for beginner to advanced yogis. They are a ‘little piece of heaven’ and time for you to do what is right for you.

  • Raquel Chinchetru
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      Raquel has been teaching yoga therapy for over 12 years. She has a gentle, friendly and open teaching style. Her main areas of work are back pain, women’s health (pregnancy, post-natal recovery and perinatal depression) and mental health (depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder).

      She trained as a Hatha yoga teacher in Spain and then relocated to London, so as to complete the two-year Yoga Therapy Diploma taught by the Yoga Biomedical Trust (founded by Robin Monro) and additionally Raquel has taken several of Dr Shrikrishna Bushan’s retreats.

      He skilfully leads participants into meditative states through Pranayama, yoga philosophy and inner inquiry. The course provided the opportunity to train with some of the leading figures in yoga, including pregnancy, postnatal and baby yoga with Uma Dismore-Tuli and ‘well woman’ yoga therapy with Françoise Freeman. Raquel has also taken part in a diabetes for yoga trial, run by the Yoga Biomedical Trust in collaboration with GPs.

      Raquel holds a degree in Psychology, an MSc in Health Psychology (University of Westminster) and an MSc in Human Resources.

      She is interested in working towards the prevention of health conditions as well as helping people to develop an active role in the management of their conditions, in order to restore a sense of physical and psychological well-being.

  • Tessa McLennan
    • Tessa has practiced yoga for over 12 years and her passion for yoga and the positive benefits are something that she wanted to be able to share with others. So in 2012 she completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with YogaLondon, specialising in Vinyasa Flow. She has completed her Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Campus under Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, and also her Yoga Teacher Training for Teenagers.

      Her teaching style is peaceful and calm, yet at the same time her classes are grounded and strong. She encourages students in their personal and physical development and growth in a safe, non-judgemental and supportive way and she respects and honours that this journey will vary for each and every person.

      Tessa comes from a therapeutic background, where for over 10 years she has provided therapy to children, young people and adults who have experienced significant trauma in their lives. She has always utilised creative therapeutic techniques with her clients and is interested in learning more about how our bodies and minds respond and react to experiences.

       

  • Guy Brickley
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      Guy Brickley is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher who developed a passion for the subject in his twenties.

      In 2007 Guy decided to travel to India to gain more insight into yoga and its origins. On returning to the UK in 2009 Guy began studying with Senior teachers and holds an Introductory Level 2 certificate from IYUK.

      His teaching style is based on clear, simple instruction and the belief that yoga can be accessed by anyone and everyone. He enjoys working hard and strives for a better understanding amongst his students.

       

  • Carlie Steadman
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      Carlie began practising yoga in 2005, at first to enable her to maintain the flexibility she gained as a gymnast. However, she soon realised that yoga was guiding her to be a more compassionate, mindful and spiritual individual. She has engaged with many different yoga styles, but was found her calling with Dharma yoga and trained with the guru Sri Dharma Mittra in New York.

      Her teaching is from the heart, inspired by both her personal practice and a dedication to seeking to understand the needs of her students. Individuals are guided through breathing techniques and devotional asana sequence, that they are encouraged to experience as an active meditation. Carlie’s classes incorporate strong vinyasa and stationary postures to work the entire body – with a particular focus on alignment and the opportunity for inversions for those that are ready. A light-hearted and secure atmosphere encourages students to challenge themselves and make progress in their practice, which Carlie firmly believes will translate into other aspects of their life.

       

  • Yoska Kai Bosch
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      At the age of sixteen Yoska attended her first yoga class, not knowing what effects it would have on her future. For the following ten years she experimented with different ways of movement, including various yoga styles and different types of dance. It was not until after getting her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, studying NLP and photography that her strong passion for yoga turned in to her life purpose. 
       
      Yoska travelled to India to discover the roots of yoga, deepen her yoga philosophy and practice Sivananda yoga in an ashram. India led her to Bali, where she did a Hatha Yoga teacher training with High Vibe Yoga and an additional Yin Yoga training. Yoska then travelled to the Kopan monastery in Nepal to deepen her knowledge of Buddhism and meditation. 
       
      Recently Yoska has been teaching classes in pranayama, meditation and asana as she stayed in Bali, Nepal, the Netherlands and Wales. After three years of travelling and developing as a yogi she has chosen London as a home base. 
       
      Yoska believes in the importance of being humble in her teaching and remaining open to development. She attends workshops and trainings to enrich and improve her yoga practice. Yoga makes her happy and has proven to be meaningful in her life and she loves to share this happiness with others. Her goal is to inspire her students to become aware of their inner space and acceptance. Her classes are nurturing, mindful, grounding, and gentle; they encourage her students to focus on their own unique body and evoke them to grow and develop.

       

  • Sallyanne Wood
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      Sallyanne’s classes assists in revealing and ultimately transcending habitual patterns, resistance and detrimental modes of moving and being to bring us home to our inherently enlightened being.

      Her all encompassing, playful approach adapts the classical yoga poses into accessible, enjoyable and effective moves uniquely tailored to suit every body. So the poses aren’t imposed, but rather emerge from within, unraveling habitual tension and bringing healing in their wake.

      Easing you into a dynamic alignment, Sallyanne’s classes strengthen and balance your entire musculature, nourishing your nervous system and boosting immunity.

      In directing our awareness inwards with compassion, sensitivity and a sense of surrender, we can transcend ordinary consciousness and sink beneath the formation of thought and emotion to embodied, momentary sensation, in our ever fluctuating subtle energetic body. In so doing, or rather being, we offer ourselves up for inner alchemy to happen, whereby one’s limited view expands and a lightening and refining of consciousness naturally happens.

  • Catherine Alison
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      Catherine is a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher. She started practising over 12 years ago and has never looked back since. She continues her studies with senior and advanced teachers and has visited the RIMYI in Pune, India to study with members of the Iyengar family the last visit being November 2014.
      Her teaching style is clear and precise and offers classes with intelligent sequencing that can help students develop strength and stamina as well as relaxation.
  • Roxanne Halsey
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      When she was a teenager, Roxanne suffered from chronic back pain caused by scoliosis of the spine. After trying many solutions, she found that a regular yoga practice was the only thing to relieve the pain. Since then, she has been in love with the transformational power of this practice.

      Five years on, she decided to train as a teacher so that she might share her passion and create classes that bring together all the elements of yoga that inspire her. She studied traditional hatha asana, pranayama and meditation in India, and has since completed a 100 hr Anusara immersion with Bridget Woods-Kramer.

      In her spare time Roxanne is an activist and campaigner, and is passionate about the ways that a regular yoga practice can support activism or caring work by offering a space for self-inquiry, empowerment and self-care.

      Her classes blend together flowing movements and longer-held postures. They are always light-hearted and playful, encouraging practitioners to challenge themselves whilst remaining compassionate and honoring their own experience.

  • Maren Weege
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      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.

  • Louise Fitzpatrick
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      Louise discovered Astanga yoga in 2009 and it didn’t take her long for this to become a daily practise. Body and mind began a process of change. More space arose, and transformation began.

      Louise is grateful for continued study with her teacher, Hamish Hendry, with whom she feels inspired and amazed by this practise on a daily basis. She is further grateful for her trips to study with Sharath Jois in Mysore, India.

      In 2010 Louise began assisting Sarai Harvey-Smith with the traditional Mysore-style classes in Triyoga Soho, and continue to assist Tom Norrington-Davis and Roberta Gianotti at Astanga Yoga London. Their time and energy in teaching showed her how to share this practise with others in a traditional and authentic way has been a huge gift.

      Louise is a qualified Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (M.A. HCPC) and Environmental Arts Therapist, having spent recent years working both within the NHS and for a London-based NGO. Her belief is that therapy can help us explore the relevance of yoga philosophy within our lives.

       

       

       

  • Amy Mabin
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      Amy has spent the past decade exploring healing in the form of meditation, dance and yoga. After years of struggling with anxiety and addiction, in 2007 Amy committed herself to a path of recovery, discovery and self-transformation.

      As a teacher, Amy’s intention is to be vessel for each student’s personal process of growth – she facilitates a space for students to meet themselves and what they may hold in their bodies, on the yoga mat, to build strength physically,  emotionally and mentally.

      Amy’s personal practise is constantly evolving with time, study, and experience. She strives to reveal deeper truths within herself, and to empower the same in her students, through focused movement and breathing. Amy believes that all who come to practise yoga have the ability to unlock their power and potential as positive forces in the world.

  • Uossy Atytalla
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      Uossy discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 2005 while searching for stillness in a fast-paced city. It was in that very first class that she fell in love with the discipline, intensity and challenge of the Ashtanga Yoga system. The combination of breath, movement and focus awakened her inner voice, taking her on a transformational journey towards healing, balance and self-acceptance.

      Uossy’s classes are alignment and breath focused. She encourages her students to use their practice as an opportunity to ground into the body, disconnect from the mind, and journey inward – developing a dialogue between heart, body and mind.

      Come join Uossy every Wednesday at 1pm and explore the physical, mental and spiritual 

benefits of Ashtanga Yoga. All levels welcome.

       

  • Flavia Mendes
    • Flavia Mendes Yoga Teacher

      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 and families and is accredited by the Yoga Alliance and Rainbow Kids Yoga.

  • Mark Colleano
    • Mark Colleano Yoga Teacher

      Mark is authorized by KPJAYI, Ashtanga Yoga Institute, MYSORE, INDIA and certified through THE INTERNATIONAL YOGA SCHOOL while registered with YOGA ALLIANCE (USA) and REPS

      About Mark: I’ve been practicing Yoga since 1975. I moved to a more dynamic practice during the 90’s while I was living in Los Angeles, where I studied Power Yoga with many teachers, including David Life and Sharon Gannon, Erich Schiffmann, Shiva Rea, Nancy Campbell, and Noah and Kimberly Williams of Ashtanga LA.

      I started to teach in 1999 in Los Angeles.

      In 2000 I started practicing Ashtanga Yoga directly with Pattabhi Jois in London, and subsequently in Mysore, India. I’ve been practicing and studying Ashtanga Yoga daily since, visiting the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore regularly.

      I moved back to London in 2000 and started to teach at the West London Yoga Shala, The Life Centre, and regular classes Holmes Place Clubs , I completed my teacher training in 2001 with The International Yoga School in the UK.

      I taught  the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore program at New York Yoga in New York  for the summer of 2009 and I am authorized to teach Ashtanga Yoga by R. Sharath Jois , Director of Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India.

      Mark teaches at Yoga Place on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm – An evening Mysore Self Practice

  • Thea Maillard
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      Thea fell in love with yoga during her very first lesson in 2011 and continues to practice yoga on and off her mat on a daily basis ever since. Initially drawn to yoga’s physical benefits, she soon realized that yoga had much more to offer and started to study yoga philosophy and to practice meditation.

      In 2013 she completed the 500hr yoga teacher training “The Rising Moon” at Yoga&More in Berlin. Her practice and her teaching are inspired by many different teachers and styles (Vinyasa, Hatha, Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, Iyengar and Ashtanga).

      Thea believes that yoga is for everybody and every day. But every day and every body is different. Therefore she invites her students to explore their own body and mind over and over again, from a new perspective, with fresh eyes. In her classes she shares her own passion for yoga and meditation, and focuses on alignment and breathing as well as joy and enjoyment.

  • Mia Sung Kjaergaard
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      Mia is Yoga Alliance certified to teach and has lived in Denmark, San Francisco and Syria. Everywhere accompanied by her yoga mat, she has taken her practice with her to mountains, busy cities and refugee camps. She is passionate about sharing yoga in a friendly and accessible way for diverse communities.

      She teaches the 19.45-21.00 Hatha class on Mondays, and 19.45 – 21.00 Hatha flow class on Thursdays.

  • Sarah Elizabeth Lindsay
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      Sarah Lindsay originally studied in South India under a traditional school of thought inspired by the Krishnamacharya lineage. Wanting to share the same essence of both devotion and play learnt in India she continued training when she returned to London with Yoga Alliance and International Yoga Network recognised teacher training programme Shakti Power Yoga.

      Sarah teaches a unique creative Vinyasa style with a strong focus on core and body conditioning by combining Hatha yoga with strength building postures from Ashtanga and Pilates. Sarah went on to enhance her training with David Swenson who is recognised today as one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga.

  • Ling Mann
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      Ling has been practicing yoga since 1999 and is teaching since 2007. Her love for travel and yoga has allowed her to teach in London, Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong and as a guest teacher in North Thailand and Mexico.

      Ling’s goal is simply this: to help people feel better and freer in their bodies and calmer in their minds with the benefits of yoga and Buddhist practices in meditation. The ancient art of yoga is a useful modern day tool that helps support and ease our busy lives from chronic stress, over-scheduling and counter-acts the sedentary lifestyles we now live.

      Ling is passionate about teaching yoga in a hands-on personal non-dogmatic way, sharing information on anatomy and benefits of poses for the physical and subtle energetic body.

      She is an advanced practitioner of Relax & Renew® Restorative yoga for therapeutic healing and has studied with Judith Hanson Lasater since 2009.  She has also studied with Tias Little and Doug Keller for yoga therapy and meditation with Rolf Sovik of the Himalayan Institute.

      Ling  also trained in Thai Yoga Massage and other Eastern healing modalities such as Herbal Ball Compress, Abdominal Chi, Tok Sen and Sound Healing with Himalayan Singing Bowls

  • Loreta Keburyte
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      Loreta found yoga a decade ago. It really helped with her back pain and simply felt great physically and emotionally. She has developed her regular yoga practice, inspired by many great teachers and learning from many styles: Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga.

      Loreta holds 500-hour level teaching diploma with Yoga Professionals and YMCAfit, recognized by British Wheel of Yoga. She teaches Hatha Flow and Vinyasa. She loves the art of sequencing, creating a balanced flow of yoga postures linked by the breath. Her background as a Holistic massage therapist enables her to offer sensitive and
      appropriate adjustments to everyone. She shares her knowledge and experience with passion, empathy and thoughtfulness. “Yoga always helped me through the difficult times of my life. It has saved me from the chronic back pain and helped to deal with severe stress. I have gained a lot of physical strength and flexibility as well as inner peace, calmness and optimism. I learned to live in the present moment and enjoy it. I wish everyone found the great path of Yoga.”

  • Yolanda Barker
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      While people come to Yoga for different reasons (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual), Yolanda believes that what connects all students is Yoga’s transformational potential.
      She discovered that her most significant personal transformations came when she combined a dynamic Yoga style with the spiritual sensibilities of mindfulness, energy work, and positive thinking.  In her classes she combines a flowing Vinyasa style with strong, long holds that emphasise alignment. She guides people to reconnect with their bodies, to become aware of their minds, and to learn to love their experience on the mat.

      Yolanda teachers the monthly Tantra Yoga Workshops, Vinyasa Flow on Mondays at 7.45pm, Vinyasa Flow & Relax on Wednesdays at 5pm and the Hatha Flow on Fridays at 6.30pm.

  • Jasone Miranda-Bilbao
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      Jasone teaches traditional Ashtanga Yoga. She has had a daily Mysore practice for the last 10 years, taken part in many workshops led by senior international teachers and in 2004-2005 made an extended visit to the KPJAY of Mysore to study with Guruji, Sharath and Saraswathi. In London she practices under the guidance of Hamish Hendry whom she also assists and is committed to going back to Mysore whenever she can.

      Parallel to this Jasone teaches art while also practicing as an artist and she holds the position of Artist in Residence at the University of Kent. Her combined experience in yoga and art, practical as well as theoretical, has given her a particular understanding of how the body and the mind work in conjunction and the belief in the importance of exploring new ways of thinking and living. When teaching yoga her priority is to help students to develop their own practice by encouraging a quality of mindful attention that can be extended outside the mat.

       

       

  • Marco Cannavo
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      Marco has been teaching yoga since 1997 both in East London and at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Maida Vale. He has visited Pune India several times to study with the Iyengar family and he is an assessor for the UK Iyengar Yoga Association.

  • Amanda Wright
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      Amanda came to yoga in 2001 after being involved in a serious motorbike accident, she’d been suffering from whiplash & other injuries for 2 years. Her first yoga class was an amazing experience & helped ease her neck.  Amanda is authorised & registered to teach through Yoga Alliance. She did a 200 hour YA teacher training in 2004 and a 300 hour in 2005 both with Yoga Arts, it was not until a Yoga teacher training with Sarah Powers in 2006 that she felt ready to teach.  Amanda is an enthusiastic & devoted yoga practitioner & an experienced & qualified teacher.

      Amanda loves to teach bringing lightness to her classes, making them an enjoyable but learned experience. She partakes in a residential Yoga/Meditation retreat annually, & continues to further her own knowledge and study of yoga.  She teaches the following yoga styles at Yoga Place:

      Dynamic Yoga:  A strong practice, holding some postures for time.  Emphasis is on moving through the postures in a flowing way with awareness on the ‘in’ and ‘out’ breath.

      Yin Yoga: A slow, steady & often stationary practice, with a sense of core softness & surrender.  The postures are held for 5 minutes, working on connective tissue, & deeper aspects of the body/mind.

  • Angelika Grohmann
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      My interest in Yoga started in the 70′s when I was involved in a project with Autistic children in Berlin. The children became my teachers. We gradually bonded through bodywork, music and love. Reading my first book on meditation ‘Hara’ by the philosopher and psychotherapist Graf von Dürkheim I decided to go on a journey, which became my life’s journey. I had my first meditation and yoga experience in a mud hut in India. It was a significant turning point in my life. I moved from Berlin to England, lived there for 10 years in a Buddhist community and trained as a Yoga Teacher at the Iyengar institute in London.

      I realized very soon that just the practice of yoga asanas (postures) was not enough for me. To have a deeper understanding of our lives and how the practice works, we need spiritual teachings to reflect on.

      In my early travels to India I stayed at the Ramana Maharashi Ashram in the South of India which had a profound effect on me. I spend a few times in Auroville, teaching Yoga and studying the teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. Although my practice is inspired by the ancient yoga philosophy, modern psychology and quantum physics, I feel mostly drawn to the teachings of the Buddha. My emphasis is and has always been the path of the heart, direct experience and a down to earth truthfulness.

      My deepest inspirations are the teachings of Pema Chødron, Robina Courtin, Tsultrim Alione, J.Tenzin Palmo, Jack Kornfield, Thich Nhath Hangh and the Dalai Lama.I don’t follow one particular school or teacher, because I strongly believe that the true ‘Guru’ is within our own hearts.

      The practice I teach is  a journey into the more subtle body, the body of breath, energy flow, prana, transparency, lightness and joy, using the classical hatha yoga asanas to connect with that within us, which is beautiful and in harmony, the body of light. My teachings are always changing and directly from my heart experience, often very spontaneous and unpredictable.

      I have been teaching now for 27 years. I will never stop seeking since I realized that life is about inner growth, self inquiry and a very gradual awakening to inner dimensions of life, to one’s own essential nature. Yoga is the most challenging, most revealing path we can choose, if we practice it in all it’s aspects.

  • Ben Lawley
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      Ben Lawley teaches authentic Ashtanga  – an energetic yoga tradition. The late Shri K. Pattabhi Jois developed Ashtanga as a therapeutic self-development system, teaching athletes and many hospital patients. His daughter and grandson continue in the Mysore shala.

      In 1993 Ben studied meditation in Nepal and embarked on a search for a spiritual practice. He was first introduced to Ashtanga yoga in 2005 and realised he had found something profoundly powerful. He visits Sharath (the grandson of Pattabhi Jois), for study in Mysore.

      As an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ellis Snitcher Ayurvedic prize winning scholar with Ayurveda MSc, Ben’s background in therapeutic bodywork and healing informs his approach to teaching.

      Wednesday Nights – All levels Ashtanga – 7.45pm


      Ben Lawley teaches authentic Ashtanga as practiced in Mysore. Though a physically demanding, energetic yoga tradition, it is adjusted for any student’s ability: All welcome – complete beginner or experienced students.
Ashtanga features flowing movements (vinyasa) between postures, giving you great cardio-vascular workouts while releasing muscular tension, expelling toxins, building flexibility and unblocking energy.

      Ashtanga is unique in using bandha (muscular engagement), drishti (focus point), and pranayama (breath control) alongside postures. With verbal instructions and physical adjustments you will learn this powerful self-development system, whether you seek therapy, or progression to the next evolutionary stage.

      Fun on Fridays! – All levels Ashtanga – with time to develop further 
Friday nights are special!

      Ever wonder what postures follow those we usually do in class?
On Fridays you can discover more in a special all-level class. Starting with the familiar first half of Ashtanga primary series, we progress to a little experimentation with novel postures! With guidance and support, you learn to work with postures like bhuja pidasana, kurmasana and bakasana. Whether experienced or beginner – everyone can advance their practice in this special class.

      Get your weekend off to an intense flying start: early class, so still time to go out afterwards!

  • Emily Hayward
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      Emily Hayward has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for a number of years, accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She has immersed herself in the Indian tradition by living with a yogi in Kerala.  Emily is very interested in yoga philosophy having spent some time studying The Yoga Sutras of Pantajali and their relevance to our lives now. Emily’s yoga knowledge has seen her appear in The Independent and on BBC’S Inside Out Show.

      Emily’s class: One student said “You explain everything in such a good way. I love it! It calms me down and helps me through tough times. Thank you very much!” For beginners to more experienced students (including a number of trainee BWY teachers), Emily’s hatha yoga class is dynamic yet calming. Emily has studied yoga therapy, which guides her to ensure her classes are safe but always fun and challenging. Emily explores the classical postures and breathing techniques sometimes adding a little philosophy into the mix. She encourages her students to build yoga into their daily lives.

  • Lisa White
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      Lisa began practicing yoga when she was 4 years old, the same time she started attending dancing classes but an unfortunate accident prevented her continuing her path as a ballet dancer and after 8 years working in the advertising industry, gave it all up to focus solely on her yoga practice.

      Initially she trained with Birthlight in perinatal yoga, meeting Uma Dinsmore Tuli who became her mentor and giving Lisa the opportunity to work and study closely with her.  Now, with nearly 10 years of teaching behind her, Lisa has taught pregnancy, postnatal and baby yoga at The Life Centre, the Special Yoga Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College Hospital and The Quiet Space.

      As well as continuing her passion in teaching, Lisa is also training students for the Yoga Campus Pregnancy Teacher Training Intensive alongside Uma, and teaching their Pregnancy Yoga Module on the Yoga Campus 200 hours.

      Developing Yoga Place Baby to offer a complete range of pre and postnatal practices for the students of East London and beyond is also an on going project and one that is inspired by all the students that study with Lisa and at Yoga Place.

      Lisa has also trained in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Yin Yoga with Norman Blair, Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Styles and Meditation with Swami Veda Bharati and continues to study under the guidance of Tias Little.  Lisa has taken from each of these teachers a passion for creating a connection between the mind and body, breathing and health, relaxation and serenity… giving us the tools to cope with the hectic lives that we tend to lead in London!

      You will find her teaching pregnancy, mum & baby, postnatal Yoga classes for OAPs, holding monthly birth preparation workshops for couples and teaching occasional workshops in Yoga Nidra and Relaxation!

      She holds the Birthlight Perinatal Diploma, is BWY certified and is also the Director of Yoga Place E2

      Lisa offers private sessions in adapting your practice for pregnancy, and birth preparation workshops, where you can come to the studio or have the class at your home, as well offering Yoga for stress and anxiety or if you need a practice tailored to suit specific needs.  Please contact Lisa on info@yogaplace.co.uk for details.

  • Nathalie Mukusheva
    • Dynamic Yoga with Nathalie

      Nathalie Mukusheva received her certification from Dharma Mittra after studies of Dharma Yoga in New York. She studied Dynamic Yoga in London under Olof Kuijt and continues her studies with Mark Kan attending a weekly Master Class as well as her daily practise. Her teaching is influenced by the endless transformative nature of yoga, the grace and technical precision of Classical Ballet, the freedom of alignment and correct technique and the movement of energy. Having had extensive training in many forms of movement including Contortion training and Acro for Dancers she is honoured to share everything she has learnt with all her students whetever their level of experience.

      My Dynamic classes are rooted in the classsical yoga traditon but with a contemporary feel. Once warmed up with Surya Namaskara incorporating lunges to warm up the hip flexors and shoulder girdle you will be led through a flowing dynamic sequence set to music. Creative sequencing ensures that each class is different. Emphasis is on correct placement and the importance of developing and maintaining the integrity of a strong core and pelvis so that all other elements of the practise can radiate out.

  • Susan Bysh
    • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

      Susan was introduced to yoga in the late 1970s in Canada, accompanying her mother to hatha yoga classes, and she maintained a home practice off and on over the next twenty years. In 1998 she moved to London and, after fully exploring the wide variety of yoga classes on offer, became committed to an ashtanga Mysore-style practice in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She has since completed the Primary and Intermediate series, and is working through the Advanced A series with her teachers Hamish Hendry in London and R Sharath Jois in Mysore, India.
      In 2011 Susan began making regular trips to Mysore to study with Sharath at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), and in 2014 she received Level 2 Authorisation, allowing her to teach the full Primary and Intermediate series.
      So come say Hi to Susan, who has been a long time & much loved teacher at Yoga Place and begin your Mysore practice with her this October.
      Susan will also continue to teach her hugely popular Saturday Ashtanga Classes at 10.30am and noon. She will also be adding in workshops based around specific principles of the Ashtanga Practice (such as back bends) and running regular Beginners Mysore Week.

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