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Yujin began doing Pilates over 10 years ago. Living in hot climates such as California, Hawaii and Singapore, she was always spending as much time as possible outdoors or on the beach. Being active is in her nature. Pilates was the perfect way for her to keep fit and have a healthy and toned body.

YUJIN CHOI

REFORMER

Jacquie has been working with movement her entire life, having started dancing at two years old. She first discovered Pilates during her training and career as a professional dancer. Pilates taught her to work her body with more control, correct alignment and calm concentration and helped keep her free from serious injuries.

JACQUIE BIGGS

REFORMER

Agi has been awarded with an Active IQ Level 3 in Matwork and Ante and Postnatal Pilates as well as being Yoga Alliance certified. Health and well-being are her passion and with a successful 15 year career in the modelling industry at her side, Agi has had the opportunity to travel across the world and train with many different teachers. As a result she has developed her own unique way of teaching that keeps the entire body fit and healthy. It is her understanding that a healthy body is home to a healthy spirit.

YOGA

AGI GWARA‍‍‍

A 500 hour qualified yoga teacher, Namita has a passion for making yoga accessible to everyone, drawing influence from a number of yogic traditions and schools. Namita seeks to provide her students a safe environment in which they are invited to deepen their practice and mind-body connection in playful, intelligently sequenced classes.

NAMITA SHARMA

YOGA

Through her own journey to relaxation, Gemma has realised yoga is so much more than a physical practice. The accompaniment of sound, meditation and breath work can be crucial for practitioners to tap into the richness of life simply by unlocking the door to their inner psyche. Yoga offers an opportunity to explore, reflect and observe ourselves, whilst learning to embrace the world fully. By developing a body awareness, through asana practice, and connecting to the layered beings we have become, using meditation and sound, we are able to observe our patterns, reactions and tendencies. Once we develop these skills, we can guide ourselves towards a life of fulfilment.

GEMMA HUNTER

YOGA + MEDITATION + GONG

BURCU BURCU (BB)

REFORMER + MAT PILATES

Burcu have completed pilates certification programmes at all levels and she has been teaching one to one and group classes since 2011. She studied with Balanced Body one of the leading training course in Pilates, and Alan Herdman who is a direct student of Joseph Pilates. She has a advanced knowledge of anatomy in motion, joint injuries and scoliosis. Her aims to inspire the enjoyment of movement whilst focusing on alignment, core and the balance between strength and flexibility. She thinks that strong and the fully controlled movement should comes from in and out.

YASMIN DEBS

REFORMER

Yasmin has been active from a young age when she first started competing in show jumping. She discovered her love for Pilates when she realised how powerful it was in helping her body recover from injuries; but also strengthen her physically and mentally. She has not looked back since! Yasmin is passionate about helping others along their own journeys and making them feel their very best. Join her for a fun energetic workout that will challenge your body to it’s very best and want you coming back for more!

FELICITY MCDONALD

PILATES

Felicity comes from a classical ballet background training with Ballet West. She also gained places on the AIYF Dance summer school on multiple occasions and through these opportunities received tuition from esteemed teachers Kenn Burke, Noriko Ohara, Penny Withers, Jordi Guitart and Julian Moss. During this time, intensive work en pointe highlighted extreme hypermobility for which she received intensive Pilates based physiotherapy. Pilates became a way of life. The hypermobility in her ankles did however prove too dangerous to continue training and she took the difficult decision to leave, subsequently moving to London to study a BA in Textile Design at Chelsea School of Art. Upon graduating she rekindled her passion for dance and movement, training in Pilates Matwork and Supple Strength.

KATE .E.TAYLOR

YOGA

Having trained and taught in India, NYC & London, Kate integrates traditional yoga methods into her dynamic yet playful breath focused flows. Kate has a thorough, yet relaxed teaching approach, encouraging you to go deep into your practise and challenge yourself physically and mentally, but reminding you not to take it (or life) too seriously.

SIVAROSHAN .S

YOGA + MEDITATION

Sivaroshan is born and has grown up in London – an amazing city but sometimes difficult place to live in. He worked in the city for many years and was lucky enough to discover yoga and healing techniques that transformed his work and home life. Now, as a teacher He is passionate about sharing real-world ‘teachings’ with everyday people, whatever their background or level of experience.

MIKI QUERNER

YOGA + MEDITATION

After spending many years behind a desk and jumping at the demands of a fast-paced corporate world, Miki understands the compromises we make to achieve all that is asked of us to stay on ‘top’. For the past 15 years, her yoga and meditation practice have always helped her to return to centre. Initially motivated by technique, anatomy and the physicality of yoga, it is now the benefits on the mind and new found perspective on life that keeps her coming back.She completed her teacher training at Triyoga in London with Susannah Hoffman and Jeff Phenix, and continues deepening her practice with other inspiring teachers such as Kate Walker and Jean Hall. She has also trained in several meditation traditions including Richard Millar’s Yoga Nidra.Miki teaches a mindful, breath-led style of yoga.

YOGI ASHOKANANDA

YOGA + MEDITATION

Yogi Ashokananda was raised in India and has been practising yoga since early childhood when his Grandfather was his first teacher. Over many years Yogi has been fortunate to develop under some of the great remote, Indian masters. Now, as a Yoga, Meditation and spiritual Master, he teaches a number of his own profound teachings, insights and disciplines which have their roots in ancient, sacred Indian tradition. Himalayan Hatha Yoga and Prana Kriya Yoga are among his signature styles of yoga he teaches. Ashokananda’s yoga is strong yet supportive and works through the entire body, cleansing and revitalising through special sequencing with a combination of sukshyam vyayam (subtle energy body exercise).

NADIA DAHLAWI

PILATES

Nadia found Pilates a few years ago and was amazed by the positive changes to her back, body and posture. Inspired to understand more about how Pilates worked she decided not to only take daily Pilates lessons but also take her interest further by becoming a qualified instructor so she could help others in learning and exercising the benefits of Pilates. She is qualified with Body Control Pilates as Level 3 Matwork teacher, Level 3 Pilates in Bone Health and Pre & Post Natal Level 3 Pilates and at present she is working towards Level 4 the highest qualification available in the Pilates world.

NATHALIE RASTEU

YOGA

Nathalie is a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher. Her method is focused on alignment and precision in the accomplishment of the postures (asanas), with a touch of humour. Each class follows a different sequence, and focuses on different part of the body.Nathalie started Iyengar yoga in Paris 12 years ago, after 20 years of ballet practice.She intensified her practice after moving to New York in 2009. After few years in the US, Nathalie came back to Europe and qualified following 2 years of rigorous studies in London.In a former life Nathalie worked on new technologies. She stopped her office life to take care of her children and to live her passion: yoga.Iyengar yoga is for everybody, every ages, every conditions and is not competitive.

FLAVIA CERRONE

YOGA

When Flavia first started practicing yoga in 2009, she was surprised by the sense of lightness and well-being she felt at the end of the class. Life seemed a little easier after yoga and stressful working demands felt more manageable.Flavia was so enthusiastic about it that she enrolled in the 2-year triyoga teacher training diploma (390 hours) and graduated with distinctive grades under Jean Hall and Mimi Kuo-Deemer. She also trained in Restorative yoga with Adelene Cheong in January 2017.Flavia is a British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Professionals registered teacher and is currently a teaching assistant on the triyoga teacher training programme.

AVNI DHANANI

YOGA

Avni Dhanani is a trained Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher, with additional training in Yin, Mindfulness, Childrens and Family yoga. Her passion for yoga came around when she felt constantly busy and her mind was scattered and stressed. Yoga became a time for her to focus on herself. The more she studied yoga the more she realised there was a greater connection between the breath and how you're feeling. Now she teaches yoga with a focus on connecting to your breath and your body as a way of becoming more aware on how you're feeling. She wants to create fun engaging classes that are accessible for all levels and all ages.

KIRSTY GALLAGHER

YOGA

Kirsty fell in love with yoga the very first time they met... From that moment her heart belonged to the practice, and it wasn’t long before she hung up the power suits and traded in a career in marketing for a life changing journey to India. She has been teaching regular classes since 2009, workshops since 2011 and since 2012 have taught over 60 yoga retreats. She has taught and presented at the British Yoga Festival, London Mind, Body, Spirit Festival, OM Yoga Show, Healing Ibiza and Wilderness festival. Kirsty is also a regular contributor for Yoga Magazine and  Her classes explore postures and sequences that build strength and flexibility, encourage balance and on occasion challenge both the body and the mind!

LUNA ANDERSON

YOGA

Movement and exploration of one's self, is what first drew Luna to Yoga. She treats her asanas like a dance for the mind and body, knitting together the emotional and physical aspects of Yoga harmoniously.With Luna you can expect a strong, dynamic flow, that is light and playful at heart. She works to hold a safe space that allows you to grow in your own practice and in confidence. A firm believer that we can all enjoy the benefits of this old tradition in a modern way, Luna offers plenty of variations to poses that allow you to take control of your practice.

AMANDA SCHLESINGER

YOGA

After discovering her passion in vinyasa flow yoga in New York City in 2006, Amanda became a certified instructor in 2010. Since then, she has taught and studied various yoga disciplines in the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom. Amanda uses creative sequencing to combine proper alignment within a mindful flow. She offers modifications throughout the practice, allowing students to find comfort in each pose. Amanda is a well-rounded practitioner, with experience in teaching Vinyasa, Restorative, Prenatal and Postnatal classes.

MARION ROLLINGS

YOGA

Marion started yoga as a teenager in school with Iyengar yoga. Since then she has encountered many different approaches valuing them all in what they have to offer. She has been teaching for over 10 years in London. Her classes are adapted to the people in the room usually with a theme and an emphasis on alignment. Her intention is for you to travel into yourself in a safe setting to allow your body, mind and emotions to unwind. Whilst also enjoying the class.

JANE BOWYER

YOGA

Jane Bowyer is a Hatha and Kundalini yoga teacher with over ten years teaching experience. Because she was never a naturally flexible person, Jane feels that she is living proof that anyone can acquire a supple body through yoga. She also feels yoga helps to unlock creativity. Her classes are a balance of movement and surrender. Jane is also a fiction author and self-help, yoga and holistic blogger. Her blog www.thewordsprite.com offers easy to follow holistic solutions to modern living. Her new yoga book aimed at busy people, The Busy Person's Guide to Everyday Enlightenment is available from Amazon and Kindle worldwide.

STEPHEN MARKS

YOGA + MEDITATION

Stephen has been practising yoga for over 20 years. His story has taken him around the world and into many styles and schools. As a fitness enthusiast too he understands the body but is equally focussed on the relaxation techniques and mind/body connection. He did his teacher training course with the shamanic school of yoga in the rainforests of Costa Rica and is further qualified with the Yoga Nidra Network and also as a Meditation Teacher. He describes yoga nidra as the single most important contribution to yoga in the 21st Century. He teaches workshops around the world and can be found giving classes at music festivals this summer.

GEORGETTE TURNER

REFORMER

Stott Pilates level 2 Advanced Matwork and Reformer Instructor specializing in Injuries and Special Populations (ISP) and Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer.Originally a dancer, Georgette has over 20 year’s international experience in the Health, Leisure and Travel industries. With 18 years fitness instructing experience, 8 of which she specialised in the Stott Pilates method, she has had positive results using this method to treat clients particularly those suffering with low back pain, and postural issues such as Scoliosis. She also specialises in Pre and Post natal exercise and has had much success with rehabilitating clients particularly those that have had c-sections. Georgette is a member of the UK Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and the YMCA Graduate Association.

PATRICIA CREOLA

YOGA

Patricia found yoga while going through a big change in her life and was instantly hooked. Patricia trained in Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga and has taught in London, Switzerland and India. She loves to teach physically and mentally deep classes with focus on breath and proper alignment. Her classes also allow her students to create space and to take a more mindful approach to their yoga practice.