Jessica's slow-flow Vinyasa classes focus on safe alignment and detailed instruction to encourage students to build strength, space and trust. Dedicated to serving her community and environment, Jessica has practiced yoga for over 10 years and is a passionate gardener and qualified youth worker.
Charlotte teaches a gentle, therapeutic yoga that develops core awareness and creates length through the spine. Working in this way, there is the potential for a powerful undoing , a letting go which allows the body to open and relax, creating space and freedom. Her yoga therapy both alleviates physical tension and calms emotional stress from everyday life. Charlotte came to yoga over 25 years ago and has been teaching since 2003, inspired by the methods of Vanda Scaravelli.
Leila teaches mindful, dynamic Vinyasa Flow. Her classes are thoughtfully sequenced, often building up to a peak pose, which is offered in an attainable way to students of different levels. Her teaching style is soft, clear and encouraging, yet classes can be strong and challenging. Leila believes that yoga is a personal journey that opens the door to greater self-awareness, and can help us to see and treat ourselves and others with deeper kindness and compassion.
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. 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, meditation with Rolf Sovik of the Himalayan Institute, Norman Blair for Yin Yoga and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli for Pregnancy Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
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.
Nadia has been practicing yoga since the late 1990s when her mum dragged her reluctantly to a Hatha class at their local YMCA as a teenager. As a journalist with a curious instinct, she has since explored a range of styles including: Ashtanga, Anusara, Hatha, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Raja, Vinyasa, Yin, and even hot, though has stayed with an Ashtanga self-practice for the longest - around 11 years.
As time has passed, her practice has evolved, leading her to flee dogmatic lead classes and finding teachers including: Gingi Lee, Norman Blair and Melanie Cooper who offered a softer approach to the practice.
She completed a 200-hour Hatha yoga training in India in 2013, but it was not until a second 300-hour course with her teachers Melanie Cooper and Norman Blair in 2016 that she felt ready to teach.
Nadia believes anyone can do yoga, it’s down to the teacher to take a flexible, compassionate and intelligent approach to help students find what best suits them. She is passionate about demystifying the idea that Ashtanga is the hardest practice and holds a deep commitment to modifying and making the practice inclusive. Her view is that true advanced yoga is finding your edge, and stopping there. Challenging oneself is good, experiencing discomfort and facing it head on is often where the magic of transformation takes place, but the ability to contort yourself into Insta-looking shapes isn’t the path to enlightenment!
Everyone comes to yoga for different reasons - Nadia’s personal favourite is the transformative effect the practice can have on strengthening the mind and helping us find our truth.
She is also a massage therapist incorporating her knowledge as a Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist to help each client. Once on the massage table a mixture of techniques can be used to address any aches, pains (including scarring and fibromyalgia) or postural imbalances in your body.
Sherene uses postural assessment, soft tissue work including deep tissue, trigger point/NMT (neuro muscular technique) , MET (muscle energy technique) and myofascial release. Sherene continues her knowledge of the body, movement and fascia through on going yoga courses and studies in fascia (Sherene is a member of Myofascial Release UK).