To find out about each of our teachers, and what style of yoga they teach, please click onto their name!
- Eve Hardcastle
Eve’s Yoga journey started 8 years ago and has been a practice embedded in her life ever since her first Hatha Flow class.
Yoga for Eve has enabled her to gain a better understanding of her self and of her body, bringing the conversation between the mind and the body closer together.
It was through meditation and Yoga she found an ease to calm her mind and began to learn self love.
Within Eve’s classes she creates a space in which you can look within yourself without judgement and explore what is present for you in the here and now. With a nurturing and holistic energy she guides you to a place where you can restore unwind and come home to your body.
Eve looks to bring light out in every student that comes to her classes, leaving you feeling nourished and replenished.
She has a love for the beauty within life and a passion for enabling others to feel more connected within themselves. Eve continues on her journey through exploring Yoga and growing within her own practice. She enjoys sharing her experiences and brings new elements to her classes, with a warm and kind smile.
- Becky Pate
After suffering with an eating disorder and anxiety in her early 20s, yoga and meditation have enabled Becky to cultivate kindness, gratitude and acceptance of herself. For Becky it is not about what you look like in a pose, or how good the new yoga pants are, it is about what is going on in your mind, what does it feel like in your body.Yoga is a journey of self-love, opening up to all the beauty within and around us, being more connected; a lifelong practice of getting to know yourself.Becky keeps the classes light and playful, dynamic with a creative flow, a balance between opening up and staying supported whilst also emphasising the importance on mindfullness and meditation, allowing the students to connect with something deeper.
Her practice and therefore teaching is always evolving, recently exploring the art of acro (partner) yoga and the power of working together in class. She always brings something new into the class and always with a smile too.
- Giorgos Alexandris
Giorgos’s passion for teaching stems from his own Yoga practice and the transformative effect it has had on his life over the last ten years – proud to be in a position to share what he has learned. He welcomes everyone in his classes which are well structured, with dynamic yet accessible parts with emphasis on breath/movement coordination and relaxing/restorative elements. His teaching style is engaging, encouraging students to be focused while maintaining an element of fun. After completing the Triyoga teacher training he continues to study with Anna Ashby and Joey Miles as an assistant to the programme and is learning 2nd series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from Eileen Gauthier.
- Kiara Devika Galardi
Kiara was first introduced to yoga in high school by her mum.
Through 10 years of exploration and practice she has developed a love for a playful, energetic vinyasa flow.
Yoga is a healing journey for chronic back pain, an inward journey and a love of sharing with all those around.
Forever a student, Kiara’s love of the anatomy and philosophy teachings in yoga bring out her inner nerd.
A citizen of the world, her unfaltering wanderlust takes her around the globe, for there is always more to see and experience.
- Richard Walker
Richard started practising ashtanga yoga in 2004 at Yoga Place E2 in Bethnal Green. He now studies with certified teacher Hamish Hendry at his Shala Ashtanga Yoga London.
In 2008 Richard travelled to Mysore to study in the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (now KPJAYI) and spent more than 14 months in the shala since that first visit to Mysore.
He was authorized to teach ashtanga in 2015.
Outside yoga classes, Richards works as a Community Gardener in Whitechapel. The job is much fun and gives him access to so many wonderful people of so many backgrounds, and of course great sustainable food!
- Laura Piercy Farley
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.
- Claire Whalley
Claire has been practising yoga for 25 years. Her yoga journey started with Iyenger teacher Marco Cannavo who taught her the power of being grounded and alignment. But it was with the discovery of Hatha yoga that her deep relationship with yoga and meditation really started. Training with Jessica Magnin in France, Rod Stryker, Graham Burns & Suzanne Lahusen, Claire came to value the power of the breath, the chakras & living in the moment & has explored this through Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Jivamukti & Yin Yoga traditions.
In 2014 a close friend was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Claire took her to specialist yoga classes for cancer patients and when she was no longer physically able to go, Claire practiced yoga with her at home, talking through the chakras and finally just breathing with her until she died. This was a very powerful experience and motivated Claire to train as a yoga teacher at the Life Centre as part of the 18 month Yoga Campus teacher training. She has also trained as a teacher of Mindfulness & Teen Yoga & yoga in palliative care. Her hope is that her students will find love, peace & joy through their practice on the mat that they can then take out into the world.
- 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.
- Shreejith Balakrishnan
Born in Kerala, India in 1987, Mantra yoga was introduced to Sreejith by his grandfather Krishnan Gopalan in his childhood. His passion to explore yogic science took him to various masters across India, and he spent time with many great masters in Varanasi, Rishikesh, introduced to Bihar School of Yoga by Sri.Shirish Gupta, initiated to the Ancient Kriya yoga by renowned Guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev of Isha yoga foundation.
Traditional knowledge in Ayurveda helped Shreejith to integrate a healing system which includes the purest form of yoga and meditation along with Ayurvedic treatments.
In the past 11 years he has been teaching internationally, in India, the USA, Germany, South America, England etc.
- Agi Gazda
Agi went to her first astanga class eleven years ago and hasn’t stopped since. She practices daily with her teacher Hamish Hendry, and whenever she has an opportunity with Sharath Jois.Over these eleven years Agi has deepened her practice on both physical and mental levels. Also, learning how to use breath while moving was and still is an amazing discovery to her. She finds deep happiness, relaxation and clarity of mind through her practice.As a teacher, Agi’s intention is to share those aspects of yoga with her students. She provides a space that allows them to welcome whatever arises during their practice whilst feeling safe and understood. Her teaching style is traditional but in the way that is safe and fun.
- Yoska Kai Bosch
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
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.
- Roxanne Halsey
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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.
- Ling Mann
Ling has been practicing yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2007. She is passionate in helping people ‘to come home to themselves’ and to feel deeply nourished by finding harmony and calm in their minds and freedom in their bodies from today’s hectic lifestyles. Her classes blend together alignment based flowing movements and longer-held poses that build strength and stamina, while improving stability and flexibility. Ling is passionate about teaching yoga in a hands-on personal non-dogmatic way. She shares information on anatomy and benefits of poses for the physical and subtle energetic body that encourages practitioners to challenge themselves whilst remaining compassionate and honouring their own bodies through kindness for themselves.
Ling is certified to teach yoga for adults, children and pregnancy. She is an advanced practitioner of Relax & Renew® Restorative yoga for therapeutic healing and is also a teacher trainer, having studied with Judith Hanson Lasater since 2009. The lineage of her yoga includes immersive training with Tias Little and Doug Keller for yoga therapy and meditation with Rolf Sovik of the Himalayan Institute.
Ling combines her extensive training in yoga and knowledge in various holistic therapies and is also trained in Thai Yoga Massage, Herbal Ball Compress, Abdominal Chi and Vibrational therapy with Tok Sen and Sound Healing with Himalayan Singing Bowls – which is available on request at Yoga Place.
- Loreta Keburyte
Loreta found yoga back in 2004 and since then has developed her regular yoga practice learning from many styles: Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin Yoga. Among many great yoga teachers she has studied with internationally renowned Doug Keller, Richard Freeman and Judith Lasater and continues to study.
Loreta is 500 hr IYN certified and teaches Hatha Flow, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. She loves the art of sequencing, creating a balanced flow of yoga postures linked by the breath and emphasizes relaxation. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.