Adam Husler’s love of anatomy has lead him to specialise in Alignment Based Vinyasa Yoga, studying at an advanced level under Jason Crandell. Adam has also had the pleasure of studying intensively under Budokon Yoga Founder Cameron Shayne and renowned meditation teacher Michael Stone, both of whom have hugely inspired his current teaching method.
Adam’s creatively sequenced classes feature long holds, controlled yet dynamic movements, intelligent alignment and deep exploration of depth in postures. They’re also dogma free! Each week there will be a new sequence with a particular anatomical focus, so prepare to be kept on your toes and explore mobility, flexibility and strength. Adam seeks to remind all that an asana practice is a very subjective experience, and whether you are a yoga teacher or a yoga newbie, prepare to work hard as they’ll be plenty of options to challenge all.
With experience in the boxing ring, on ultra marathon routes, studying law and with 9 years of having a yoga mat in hand, Adam brings a unique perspective to his yoga teaching.
Agata went to her first Astanga class eleven years ago and hasn’t stopped since. Practicing daily with her teacher, Hamish Hendry, Agatha also frequently travels to Mysore, India, to practice with Sharath Jois.
Over these eleven years, Agatha has deepened her practice on both a physical and mental level. Learning how to use breath while moving was and still is an amazing discovery to her and she finds deep happiness, relaxation and clarity of mind through her practice, all of which she uses to manage the challenges of day to day life.
As a teacher, Agata’s intention is to share these 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 style is traditional, but in a way that is safe and fun.
Amanda’s classes are a breathing, moving mediation, enriched by her kindness and wisdom. She teaches yoga as an uninterrupted flow of mindfulness and concentration, embracing the eight limbs of Patanjali Yoga. Amanda believes that kindness to the self and others is fundamental to the practise of yoga, and far supercedes perfection in the asana. Her popular and vigorous classes are tailored to each individual’s level and her many students enjoy her light hearted, but devoted, detailed and informed practice. Her classes will challenge you but leave you serene and fulfilled.
Amanda trained as a contemporary dancer at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, but turned her attention to the healing arts after a riding accident, qualifying in Massage and Aromatherapy. The practice of Yoga enabled her to come to terms with her injury, both mentally and physically. After qualifying as a Sivananda teacher in 2002 she studied many diverse yoga practices expanding her knowledge and teaching. These included Yogasana with Stewart Gilchrist, Kundalini yoga with Nidhan Kaur, chakra vinyasa with Shiva Rea, Tapasya Hot Yoga with Kristin Campbell and more recently Anatomy of the Bhandas and Entering The Bloodstream with Tias Little. Amanda became a senior registered yoga with (SYT) with Yoga Alliance in 2013 and assisted on Teacher Trainings led by Stewart Gilchrist.
Angad has an uplifting, inclusive approach that supports people to find their excellence in life, reflecting the efficient, dynamic nature of Kundalini Yoga. She is a KRI Professional Teacher Trainer and runs Level 1 courses in the UK. She has travelled extensively with her spiritual teacher, Shiv Charan Singh, studying numerology, counselling and deepening her knowledge of the multi-faceted diamond of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
After working in the art world for 25 years, Angad continues to mentor artists and understands how this ancient yogic practice awakens innate creativity, empowering people to fulfill their potential, whatever their calling. Her talks and workshops explore life themes and personalized sessions incorporate Yoga Therapy and numerology to support meaningful life transitions and general wellbeing.
Through her energetic and fun Pilates classes, our playful Antonia shares her passion for building core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to promote spinal alignment and freedom in movement. She welcomes individuals of all levels of experience to classes as her approach lends itself to all levels of physical fitness and to all ages.
Antonia came to Pilates through her training as a professional dancer. Having being introduced to Ballet aged 4, she held numerous leading roles in her six years as a member of the youth ballet. Graduating from the State School of Athens as a professional Dancer and Dance Teacher in 2009, Antonia earned a scholarship to study for an MA in Movement Studies at London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. From here she went on to become a certified instructor (Level 3), specialising in rehabilitation, equipment and mat work.
Humble, genuine and warm, Christian’s classes are inspired by his experience in a variety of styles of yoga. With a background in sports and the performing arts, Christian’s journey began with the dynamic style of Power/Rocket Vinyasa Yoga. Since then he has travelled the globe exploring many aspects of yoga. Trained as a Hatha, Rocket Vinyasa, and Forrest Yoga teacher, he sees yoga beyond the perfect asana, but rather as a way of being which enhances life, welcomes you into your body and cultivates greater quality of mind.
Inspired by the healing combination of movement, breath and intention, Christian aims to hold a sacred space where students can turn within to feel, listen to voices of intuition, and develop growing relationship with self.
Open to all, expect a challenging and uplifting class with attention to alignment and sensitive adjustments.
Currently teaching classes, workshops and courses in London, Christian is completing an MA in the History & Philosophy of Yoga at SOAS University, reflecting on the traditional ideals and sharing to students in an accessible way. Off the mat he loves salsa dancing, kirtan, and scootering around London.
Kind and enthusiastic, Clare creates mindful, flowing and beautifully choreographed classes that are a graceful and focused moving meditation that are open to all. When not performing in the world-renowned West-End production of War Horse, Clare passionately shares the powerful benefits of yoga through her playful teachings.
An actress and dancer, Clare moved to London in 2002 in search of the bright lights of the big city. In between her dance contracts she searched for a way to keep healthy and flexible and found Yoga. The focus, clarity and inner strength required for this practice provided balance in her dance career and sometimes “hectic” audition schedule. She found the time spent on the mat gave her the chance to re-connect with her inner self. Clare’s love of the practice led her to NYC where she studied intensively with the great master Sri Dharma Mittra and became a certified teacher.
Claudia teaches with great joy, energy and passion. With her hilarious humour, her classes will never fail to make you laugh! Open to all, alignment has never been more fun! She strongly believes that Yoga is more than a physical discipline and that it is a many faceted gem offering us the tools necessary to achieve true and lasting transformation. She greatly understands the unique needs of different bodies and carefully customises the practice for each student.
Claudia has been studying yoga since 1997. With early training in classical ballet and an interest in art and philosophy, she was drawn to the Iyengar method, which she has been teaching since 2008. She is an Iyengar Yoga Junior Intermediate Level 3 teacher. She continues to refine her teaching skills and deepen her knowledge of yoga through ongoing study. Claudia feels deep gratitude towards all her wonderful teachers, especially Alaric Newcombe, who continues to inspire and inform her.
Craig’s joyous and playful character will allow you to deepen your practice by approaching it with humour and open-mindedness. His classes challenge, uplift and heal by enabling you to explore the playing field of your body and mind. Flirting with your limits will allow you to grow in your relationship with yourself.
Craig teaches so that people can experience the healing effects of yoga, create change in themselves and live with empowerment and confidence. He has studied numerous styles of meditation, yoga, chanting and other spiritual practices. Trained in various forms of yoga including Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, Satyananda, and Forrest. He has a great love for the traditional; he continues his study of Sanskrit, as well as, Vedic chanting both in London and India.
Incorporating a sound knowledge of anatomy and drawing upon her BA in Maharishi Vedic Science, Elisa provides a challenging and safe class environment for all levels. She fuses various styles of yoga and core strengthening exercises into the classes to provide you with a continuously evolving practice.
Elisa believes Yoga is for everyone and that it trains the body, heart and mind to be strong and flexible. Asanas are the external play, the inner work is the most rewarding. She encourages you to explore the relationship you have with yourself as it will open doors to how you view the world and bring you a happier, healthier, more balanced life.
Emi Takahashi Tull is a dedicated Dharma Yoga teacher with both 200h and 500h Dharma Yoga teacher certificates. Most of her life has been involved in one physical discipline or another: including ballet, martial arts and yoga. Her classes incorporate challenging Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa. She pays careful attention to the students’ individual needs and gives adjustments, variations and modifications to help them deepen their practice physically, mentally and spiritually. She offers other yogic techniques including chanting and pranayama to lead students towards true goal of yoga.
Emi hopes that students feel equality, compassion and peace thorough her classes. She is honoured to share the knowledge she has gained through yoga, Sri Dharma Mittra and her earlier life.
Emily-Clare Hill’s classes are dynamic, fluid and mindful, themed around an inspirational topic to offer an intention for the practice. Her understanding of anatomy allows her to create intelligent, strong and creative sequences that both balances and serve the body, leaving you feeling inspired and fearless.
Emily has huge passion for yoga, well-being and community. She is an advanced Vinyasa Flow Teacher. Emily is one of the founding ambassadors of Lululemon Covent Garden, giving her a platform to be a central part of a greater yoga community. Emily encourages her students to be in the moment and in tune with the breath. A lot of love and a little banter sets her aside from the crowd.
Honor Pennington Legh has been a dedicated practitioner of Iyengar yoga since a young age. The transformative power of yoga is what has led her to study the subject in depth and inspired her to teach.
Honor’s teaching is full of energy and insight, with an emphasis on the cultivation of awareness and understanding of the practices. She encourages a balance between effort and relaxation, always paying attention to the needs of the individual as well as of the group. As a teacher, it is her aim to cultivate good health and balance in her students by helping everyone to improve progressively in a safe and supportive environment.
Hortense’s playful, creative and humorous classes are inspired by her interest in a myriad of different styles of yoga. Having discovered her passion for the practice on a trip to India in the mid 90s, she has since travelled the globe to get her ‘fix’ both as a teacher and student. Her teaching is relaxed yet firm and she trusts that the benefits of yoga are both mental and physical. Inspired by movement, Hortense also practices acrobatics and flying trapeze!
Trained as a Dharma Mittra, Forrest and Bikram yoga teacher, her dynamic and flowing Hot Power Hour classes are a beautifully rounded fusion of systems. Her speciality and greatest love is for inversions and all its cousins so be sure to check out her three-week Handstand Courses for all the tricks of the trade!
Jessica teaches with great kindness and finds genuine joy in helping her students on their journey through yoga. As an ex-dancer, she has a deeply intuitive understanding of the body and movement. With great insight she recognises the unique patterns held in each individual’s body, enabling them to take their practice deeper: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Jessica offers variations throughout her classes, making them accessible to all who are looking to advance their practice. A firm believer in the incredible power of the body, she feels yoga deepens embodied awareness, bringing peace and consciousness to the mind and greater presence to your life on and off the mat.
After leaving Rome and the world of contemporary dance in 1998, Jessica moved to London where her body and mind was reawakened through yoga. She trained as a Bikram teacher in 2006 before becoming a senior Dharma Yoga teacher in 2010. Deeply thoughtful, Jessica is always looking to develop her teaching and practice of yoga.
Kristi’s classes reflect her grounded, nurturing, insightful and inspiring nature! Her authentic teaching comes from the heart. With great integrity and presence, Kristi holds a supportive space in which you can inquire into yourself and deepen your journey into yoga, transformation and healing. Her intuitive understanding of the body is evident in her intelligent and remedial sequencing and hands-on assists. Her strong yet therapeutic classes emphasise the importance of deep breathing and core work, enabling you to connect with the great strength and softness that lies within you. Kristi offers modifications for injuries and differing levels of ability, making these strong alignment-based flow classes open to all.
Kristi discovered yoga in her native country, New Zealand. Inspired to teach, she trained in the Anusara method in 2007, before attending the Advanced Forrest Yoga training in 2010. This profound experience broke her down, blew her mind and changed her relationship with herself. She continues to assist her teacher, Ana Forrest, in workshops and trainings around the world, whilst also teaching her popular and much-loved classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and Europe.
Leela is one of London’s most experienced teachers, having completed the Sivananda teacher training program in 1986. Her breadth of knowledge allows her to provide beautifully balanced classes and precise instructions. She encouarges steady, grounded and mindful movement.
Leela loves the beauty, power and serenity of merging alignment, movement and breath. She weaves the precision of Iyengar alignment, the energetics of Shadow Yoga and the spiritual commitment of Sivananda into her love of Ashtanga. She truly believes in the healing power of yoga and in the transformative effects it can have on people’s bodies, minds, lives and relationships. As well as teaching yoga privately and internationally, Leela is a practicing biodynamic craniosacral therapist and studies Yoga Nidra as taught by Swami Satyananda.
Known for her uplifting presence and creativity, Leila’s classes are inspirational, bio-mechanically savvy, superbly fun and driven by a deep commitment to opening you to your highest potential. A yoga teacher, bodyworker and healer, Leila has well over a decade of experience in leading people to physical, mental, and emotional freedom. She leads workshops, courses, retreats, and trainings both in London and worldwide – all focused on supporting you to awaken the mystery of who you truly are so that you can live a life of joy, freedom and dedication to your greatest calling.
Leila’s dynamic classes are rich with detailed alignment cues, awesome and eclectic tunes as well as mudra, mantra, meditation, and intention setting. Students of all levels are supported in a practice designed to strengthen, stabilise and open both body and mind. Inspiration and insight is woven seamlessly into a movement practice that brings yoga to life.
Lizzie’s classes are nurturing, grounding and informative. Her years as a philosophy student and bodyworker are evident in her immense knowledge of yoga, intelligent adjustments and attention to alignment. Having undergone a liver transplant in 2013, the philosophical, anatomical and experiential knowledge of yoga helped her to overcome chronic illness and invasive surgery. Her commitment to the practices of yoga, her story and bravery is truly inspirational!
Lizzie was first drawn to yoga as a student over 25 years ago as a way of deepening her understanding of the relationship between the body and the mind. At that time she was running marathons but found that as she integrated the practices of yoga into her daily life, the profound healing benefits transpired and yoga eventually took over as her fulltime occupation. She has intently studied with a variety of internationally renowned teachers and schools including Iyengar, Sivananda and Ashtanga, and most notably, the Jivamukti method which has led her to an advanced teacher certificate. A certified craniosacral therapist and a Rolfer®, Lizzie also offers treatments at Indaba.
Lizzie teaches a Assisting, Sequencing and Small Group Mentoring sessions based on the principles of Jivamukti.
Lolo’s classes combine a powerful yet nurturing energy with a mischievous sparkle, that balance strength with flexibility, and hard work with playfulness. Fun and lively, while also truly attentive, she enjoys challenging you to find a deeper level of practice that transcends the physical asanas.
Born among the sheep and cows of the West Country, Lolo was told by every wanderer and hippy that she was a natural born healer. Feisty and full of rebellion, she dismissed those crustys as loons and set off to be a rock star. However they were soon proved right, when she found herself in the world of nursing, running around in scrubs and saving lives! Lolo enjoyed being a nurse, but was constantly reminded of the limitations of western health care, prompting her to close the conventional medical door and train in Ayurvedic medicine – complete with massage, herbs and funky food habits. From here her journey into Yoga began.
London Acro Ladies
London Acro Ladies, Sylvia and Katie are strong believers in lifting people as well as weights. They find that AcroYoga is the perfect accompaniment to a yoga practise as it combines strength and flexibility with the added bonus that you can socialise at the same time. Sylvia is a dancer turned yoga teacher of 9 years and Katie is gymnastics teacher of 10 years. They are both AcroYoga certified teachers who teach extensively throughout London and abroad. They love to make AcroYoga an accessible practise for all ages, sizes & levels.
Mark’s advanced physical practice is a wonder to behold, while his commitment to the spiritual path of yoga is an inspiration! He was the first certified Dharma Yoga teacher in the UK and has the great honour of mentoring and teaching on the Dharma teacher training programmes.
After practising various forms of yoga for many years, Mark became a Sivananda Yoga teacher in 2006. That year he met his guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, to whom he has been a devoted student ever since. In his physically absorbing classes, Mark challenges his students while encouraging them to experience the practice as an active form of meditation. Providing an exploration of the spiritual aspects of yoga, which can in turn, be used to underpin their daily lives. The teachings he shares are rooted in the classical yoga tradition. Author of the fabulous book “The Complete Yoga Tutor’, he enables his students to overcome their fears: becoming steadfast in their yoga practice and in their daily life.
Authentic and kind, Naomi is an inspiring teacher. Her dynamic classes express her love for playfulness and creativity within movement, her passion for music as well as her interest in form and alignment. She focuses on strong, controlled and mindful transitions so that every moment is felt and processed. 17 years of self-practice, a decade of teaching, as well as training in Thai Yoga massage inform her intuitive hands on adjustments.
Inspired by the power of community, Naomi aims to create a safe and nurturing environment where each individual connects to the presenting current of energy to become part of something much greater than themselves. Deeply passionate about teaching yoga, she leads mentoring sessions for teachers across the UK so they may learn their art from a place of integrity and apprenticeship. Greatly indebted to the profound philosophical teachings of Sivananda which form the heart and soul of not only everything she teaches but her journey through life, Naomi’s love for the magical alchemy of vinyasa underpins her ever evolving teaching.
Nathalie has been practicing Yoga since 2000 and teaching full time since 2010. Before committing herself entirely to Yoga she had received extensive training in Ballet, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Floor-Barre and Contortion Training. She has always considered it her complete privilege to share every bit of knowledge she has acquired along the path with every student no matter what their level of experience. Her focus now is on delivering a teaching methodology that incorporates all the limbs of Yoga and empowers students with the tools to sustain their practice throughout their lifespan with patience, compassion and devotion to all.
Norman has been practicing yoga since the early 1990s and started teaching in 2001. He has years of experience in teaching yin yoga and weaves into this wonderful practice his own background of ashtanga and buddha-dharma meditation to be create a potent mix that is soothing, grounding and inspiring. He sees yoga as a beautiful way of being that will enhance your life, welcome you back to your body, release habitual tension and encourage a greater focus and quality of mind. He has trained with teachers such as Hamish Hendry, Judith Lasater, Richard Freeman, Alaric Newcombe and Sarah Powers.
Having trained with various schools of yoga, Raphan’s creativity and curiosity has led him to develop his own unique method. With charisma and passion, he teaches Space and Flow which is a movement modality and teaching methodology that emphasises spinal and joint integrity while understanding the role of the nervous system in growth, physical potential and well-being.
Raphan is currently studying for a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Choreography and enjoys learning from the meditation found in boxing, dancing and all that is movement and health orientated. His style is influenced by a love of music, Contemporary Dance choreographers such as Lin Hwai-Min, Feldenkrais, Structural Integration (or Rolfing), Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) and Zen Buddhism.
A certified Forrest Yoga teacher, Ros is a creative spark who teaches dynamic, inspirational, playful classes with a sprinkling of quirkiness you won’t forget! She first started practising yoga in 2007 and has been teaching since 2011. Ros was the first Forrest Yoga teacher in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and after 11 years living overseas moved back to the UK to teach yoga full time in 2012. She now also assists Ana Forrest at her workshops and trainings. Ros has used Forrest yoga to help heal her herniated disc and handle anxiety; she’s a strong believer in the healing power of the breath. Her mantra is “which bit of this can I do?” and she seeks to help her students to explore their own capacity to develop their potential both on and off the mat. As a runner she is also interested in how Yoga can support athletics and prevent injury
Saskia’s classes are enriched by her passion and excellent hand-ons adjustments. She sees yoga as a tool to helping others live fuller and more profound lives. Her approach is organic, focused on each individual’s needs and the development of healthy body mechanics, alignment and awareness.
Saskia began practising yoga in 1999. In 2000 she discovered the Ashtanga system, which quickly became her staple practice. She travelled to Mysore in 2003 to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy. Following a motorcycle accident, Saskia was inspired to use her own yoga practice as a remedial tool and to learn more about the therapeutic power of yoga. She remained in Mysore for five years, studying daily with Pattabhi Jois who authorised her to teach the Ashtanga system in 2005.
Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds. She creates sequences that suit the energy and level of each class, whilst challenging and inspiring students to honour their abilities and presence on and off the mat. She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.
Shimmy experienced her first yoga class in 2003 and knew from then on that she wanted to share the benefits of the practice through teaching. She has never looked back since. After years of an established practice, Shimmy completed a Yoga Alliance RTY500 Astanga Vinyasa Teacher Training with Julie Martin & Melanie Cooper at Brahmani Yoga Goa, India, in 2009. Trained to teach Pre and Postnatal Yoga, Shimmy also teaches Restorative classes having trained with Jodi Boone.
Shimmy's ClassesMonday 10am-11.30pm Beginners Yoga
Tuesday 6pm-7pm Beginners Yoga
Wednesday 10am-11.30am Beginners Yoga
Sunday 10.45am-12.15pm Beginners Yoga
6 week courses:
Tuesday 7.15-8.45pm Yoga Basics Course
Thursday 6-7.15pm Pregnancy Yoga
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3 week course:
Thursday 7.30pm-8.45pm Headstand Course
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Simon teaches Iyengar with precision, intelligence and humour. A highly experienced and knowledgable teacher, he is currently studying for his Senior Intermediate assessment.
Simon first studied with the Iyengar family in Pune in 1993 and attended regular classes and workshops with Corinne and Faeq Biria whilst living in Paris. He began his Introductory Teacher Training with Alaric Newcombe in 2003 and passed the Level 3 Junior Intermediate assessment in 2010.
Stewart is known throughout London for his popular,innovative, authentic and dynamic classes. He infuses his high energy and challenging teachings with yogic knowledge, as well as his unique charisma, politics and humour. His classes include an emphasis on breath, vinyasa and philosophy with strong physical adjustments. Stewart applies the original teachings of yoga to the modern world to create a thought-provoking class.
Having trained in ashtanga and as a Jivamukti teacher Stewart’s spiritual journey led him to train all over the world with teachers who have had a profound effect on his unique style of teaching. He offers his eternal gratitude to all his teachers: Sabel Thaim, Jennifer Dale, Hamish, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Swami Niramalanda and Sri K Patthabi Jois.