Our Wellbeing Team
Our studio and hall are home to over 30 teachers who dedicate their time to promoting well being and to sharing their skills and knowledge with the community.
ALYSON PEDRAO was born in Brazil where he graduated as a Ballet and Contemporary Dancer. Since then he has collaborated with many different productions in the performance art and fitness industry. He has worked in Brazil, Belgium and London as a dancer, actor, pilates instructor and coach. He studied STOTT Mat Pilates and Advance Matwork at the YMCA.
ANNA KRITIKOU is a Hatha Yoga instructor, and Alexander Technique teacher. She was always interested in the structure of the body and the way it moves and functions, and her teaching plays with those ideas. Her lessons aim to increase understanding of the body and self awareness; provide space for change and improve general well-being by reeducating body and mind. You can contact her by email or on her website.
CAROL ARNELAS started her yoga path a few years ago working Monday to Friday in the City of London. Practising yoga and meditation helped her to overcome back pain, become more grounded and enjoy life. She decided to quit her job and took a training with Yoga London and is now taking further training in Tantra with Tantra Essence. Her classes are a dynamic and energetic flow, incorporating active meditation and Tantric principles.
EEDY JAMES' love for dance started 18 years ago when she was part of a huge dance academy at the age of 5. She specialises in Street Dance, Contemporary, Lyrical and Tap. She has a Degree in Early Childhood studies and began working with children 4 years ago. This is where she decided to combine both of the things she is most passionate about. The main aim of her company is to help children build their confidence.
LUISA DEMANT started yoga to recharge her batteries and give her a break from a stressful job. Very soon she discovered that breath is an amazing tool to calm the mind and achieve body awareness. Her aim is to help people make the most of yoga by connecting yoga postures with real life off the mat. Find out more on Facebook or via email .
ROSAMOND MARTIN teaches cross-discipilary movement practices, with a focus on awareness, to benefit all bodies. She is a qualified Pilates and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration teacher and also works as a teacher, performer, director and choreographer in theatre, dance and circus productions.
SELMA PIRO'S Way of Wellness has been developed around her own skill-set of community development (including international development with UNICEF), safeguarding, public health (MSc in Applied Nutrition & Food Policy) and therapeutic work (Dance Movement Psychotherapy), as well as regeneration, timebanking, permaculture and management tools like Action Learning (School for Social Entrepreneurs’ Fellow & Chartered Management Institute, Level 4 Introductory Diploma in Management). For more information visit her website or contact by email.
SWATI PANDE ’s approach to practice is slow, mindful and anatomically-sound movement to enable full embodiment.She has been practising Yoga since 2014, after coming to it following a health condition,found it immensely beneficial and has become interested in it's therapeutic potential. She is half way through the Triyoga teacher training diploma validated by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals.
TANIA SANSOM discovered her passion for yoga while in India and subsequently undertook a 200 hour Vinyasa Flow training in Spain. Her intelligently sequenced flows are set to music and are energetic and dynamic yet calming and grounding. All levels are welcome
WENDY MILLYARD'S teaching style is warm, friendly and welcoming to all levels. Her hatha yoga classes focus on safe, healthy alignment, delivered with a sense of humour, playing with a curious exploration of asana (physical poses) and breath awareness.
AMANDA WRAY has been teaching yoga for over 20 years in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. She's taught in prisons, hospitals, schools, children's centres and of course, plain, old, draughty church halls. She trained in the Iyengar style originally, and then took her experience into the world of pregnancy and post-natal yoga, which she's found hugely rewarding and enjoyable.
ANNALISA COHEN has been a practising complementary therapist for the past five years. Her focus as a therapist is to make bodywork therapy an accessible part of a client’s normal routine, without compromising on the quality and effectiveness of each treatment, working with each client to address their needs and work towards the long term goal of balance in mind and body. Get in touch via email.
CHARLOTTE WISEMAN is an accredited Yoga Alliance and Anusara Elements teacher with 16 years experience. She has experience in Anusara, Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Embodied Flow and Inner Axis methods as well as additional training in working with injuries. Her classes are alignment based, ideal for all levels of experience. Whether an absolute beginner or a 'seasoned' yogi , she will lead you in a heart felt practice to support and challenge you.
FARYAL IQBAL trained in restorative yoga with Adelene Cheong, who developed her practice through Judith Lassiter, an early disciple of BKS Iyengar.
Faryal teaches healing restorative classes with a curious, open and mindful approach. She is also trained to deliver yoga for chronic fatigue and burnout.
JAMES SMEE has been practicing yoga for over ten years and graduated from the Triyoga teacher training programme two years ago. He is a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher. All classes aim to balance effort and ease. Teaching with a friendly, down-to-earth approach, James’s intention is to leave students feeling centred, relaxed and uplifted.
ROSEMARIE ST LOUIS is a long time Yogi who has been practicing yoga for approximately 20 years and teaching for around 17. She was first introduced to yoga through her day job and saw in the 'New Millennium' attending teacher training. Rosemarie has specialised in Vinyasa although she continues to further her studies having trained in Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Rocket and Yin & pregnancy yoga.
SIMONE KLEIN teaches a thoughtful alignment-focused slow flow vinyasa which links breath with movement and holding postures to establish alignment. Through safe practice, a combination of strength and softness, and a gentle compassionate approach she hopes to bring a quiet awareness and mindfulness to breath and body. Simone is a British Wheel of Yoga registered teacher.
THANIA TYMPANARI first found Yoga through dance at 2000 in Athens. After the first class she felt the freedom, that had never found in any physical exercise before. The Flow classes she teaches are influenced from Dance, Martial Arts, Swimming, Alexander Technique and Ayurveda! You will think how can you put all of these together in just one Vinyasa class! Well you can! With lots of love and understanding for the individual, always moving forward with attention and intention. Find out more on her website , on Facebook , Twitter or via email .
XENIA BOLOMYTI 's yoga journey began 17 years ago and thrives on continuous education from a variety of Yoga disciplines. With a background in Ayurveda, physical theatre, dancing, Butoh and sports, she deepened my practice in body and mind awareness. Her technique is rooted in Vinyasa tradition with the influence of the Ayurvedic health system. Find out more about her on her website, on Facebook or via email.
AMY CONOCHIE has been practising yoga for over 15 years, trained to teach in 2014 and has completed further training including Restorative and Pregnancy Yoga. She has a desire to make yoga accessible to all, to encourage people to explore the physical postures as a way to take moment out of your day to just exhale and let go. You can contact her by email.
ANDRE BERRY walked away from his job in 2010 and gave up all his possessions to explore a life based on happiness.
Over the following 8 years, he followed a simple formula of doing what he enjoyed and meditating twice a day for just 20 minutes. In doing so he found not only increased levels of peace and contentment but a new found happiness that increased with each passing day. He now shares his passion teaching vedic meditation across London.
ANOUSKA SHENN was first introduced to yoga asana by her mother in the mid-‘90s and has been practising regularly since she her teens. Amazed by the healing effect it had on her mind and body, her mission is to share the practice that transformed her life. Trained in Power Yoga, Anouska's flowing sequences are physically challenging and strongly linked to the breath, while emphasising
alignment and the bandhas.
FLAVIA CERRONE When she first started practising yoga in 2009, Flavia 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 her stressful working demands felt more manageable. She has been teaching since 2014 and she's a British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals registered teacher . Find out more on her website , on Facebook or Twitter.
''Flavia sets the class at just the right level and she is great at creating a friendly environment where people can interact with each other without feeling out of place. For me, the yoga class is not just about the practice, wonderful in its own way, but it’s also about who you meet and the sense of community that creates, bringing locals together with whom you would not meet unless you took up a common interest like yoga! '' Amanda Taylor
ROSE MURRAY is inspired by improvised movement practices and trained in Vinyasa Flow (Frog Lotus 200hr). Rose teaches intuitive, explorative flows with strong holds to bring the body into alignment with
Katharina Tarmann is a Health Trainer and Exercise Instructor from Austria. She has been working in the field of fitness for over 20 years. She is specialized in MSK conditions and Lower Back Pain, offering Hydrotherapy classes and Pilates as well as special cardiac rehab classes.
Her Passion for Nia (Neurofacial Intergrative Activities) began after just one class: “Nia was the most joyful fitness class I ever experienced. I fell in love at first try and started my teacher training Immediately”.
NICOLA CROUCHER has been practising yoga for the past 14 years and teaching for almost 6 years. Nicola’s own personal journey has taken her from the depths of anxiety, depression and addiction to a healing place of peace, harmony and joy. Therefore she shares her knowledge of the science, art and philosophy of yoga and her classes are fun and relaxed yet mentally engaging and physically rewarding.
''I have tried today the yoga class and meditation with Nicola and it was fantastic! She is an amazing teacher and I was super happy with the class, I will definitely come back! Roberta''
ROSIE SLAY started practising yoga 12 years ago with the goal of touching her toes, but when she got there she carried on going, realising that there was more to this than loose hamstrings. She found that when her body was busy making shapes her mind was able to process and achieve a new perspective. Rosie trained with Frog Lotus Yoga in 2016 and Womb Yoga in 2018.
ULRIKE SCHMIDT was born in Germany and comes from a busy hotel and catering background. Ulrike discovered yoga after she was involved in a car accident in 2000. Yoga helped her to recover from her injuries and continues to bring many physical and mental benefits to her busy professional life. In 2017 Ulrike decided it was time to share her passion with the world and graduated as a Yoga Teacher in the Bahamas with Sivanada Yoga. She teaches Hatha flow and hopes to bring her students the best workout for body and mind.