Amanda Walker

 
Amanda’s background in dance, visual arts and anatomy influences her approach to teaching, bringing creative sequencing to classical poses and a focus on the potential for fluid movement and strength according to the potential of each individual student. She teaches vinyasa flow, hatha flow and yin yoga and has been teaching yoga in London for the last five years.
Each flow class is a well-rounded practice of initially warming and opening the body, progressing through gentle heat-building and strengthening flows, deep stretching and relaxation.
Amanda enjoys developing new flows and exploring the subtle and infinite possibilities of sequencing to challenge and nurture body and mind on the mat. There is always something new to discover in every practice!

Ana Dias

 
Ana, originally from Portugal, moved to London to further her training in contemporary dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
Taking good care of her body was a big part of Ana's routine. However, her first 'true' encounter with yoga was in 2012 while working as a professional dancer. It was a key component to Ana's rehabilitation after sustaining a knee injury and so, after that, she continued her practice alongside her work as a dancer.
Finding numerous benefits in the practice - from the most obvious such as strength and flexibility to more concentration and better dealing with frustrations and stress of the daily life of a freelancer - Ana felt compelled to share these breakthroughs with others around her. She then finally took the plunge and went training in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Rocket with The Yoga People in London.
Ana believes yoga has something to offer everyone. Her classes focus on building full body awareness, strength and developing a more supple body. The class stems from continuous movement deeply connected with the breath making the practice a moving meditation.
Ana is currently delivering Rocket/Dynamic Yoga, Mandala Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes across London

Ann Pidcock

 
Ann has been teaching Creative Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra across London for the past 9 years. Her original teacher training was 500 hours BWY with Danny DeVille. Since then she has sought out wisdom from many wonderful teachers including Judith Hanson Lasater, Richard Miller and Wendy Haring adding extra texture and depth to this foundation. Her interest in how the body moves is largely influenced by her work in dance, whereas the breathing, asana and esoteric elements stem from her education in Yoga and its rich history of ideas and styles. Ann brings her full heart to class and hopes to teach something you can take off the mat home with you too!

Bridget Luff

 
Bridget is a creative and intuitive yoga teacher, devoted to peeling off layers of strain to reveal our essential nature and true wellbeing. Constantly curious, she is always evolving her understanding of the body, breath and awareness. She uses the practice on the mat to return to centre while simultaneously finding space in the body and mind.

Inspired by various teachers and traditions, Bridget crafts a spacious strong sacred flow to nourish and energise you. With her great love of myth and metaphor expect some inspiring themes stitched into the sequence alongside beautiful music, deep real intention and moments of silence.

Charlie Kelly

 
Charlie has been practicing movement, meditation and yoga for over a decade. he teaches ways to integrate a yoga practice in to your normal routine and how to better handle stressful and challenging situations. his classes are flowing and pacey with a focus more on enlightenment than alignment. music plays a key part in his life both on and off the mat, and he integrates some of the more traditional elements of yoga into his contemporary practice.

Daniela Olds

 
After graduating from London College of Fashion and spending a miserable year as a fashion intern, Daniela discovered the rocket system of yoga. In awe of its raw power and energy, she ditched her dreams of conquering the fashion industry and embraced a more spiritual way of life. Dani’s practice combines powerful yoga with her inner rock-chick by spicing things up with an eclectic rock-indie playlist. She often brings different elements of yoga together, uniting the intention, the power of breath and the strong sequencing of asanas. She aims to create a blast of energy with an injection of fun and light-hearted banter into her teachings. Dani also organises and runs yoga workshops and events in London and around the world… spreading the rocket love!

Francisca Rivas

 
Francisca Rivas was born in Santiago, Chile. She practices Ashtanga yoga since 2005 and teaches since 2010. She has a degree in Psychology and a Master in Performing Arts. Through her experience as a performer she developed great knowledge of body movement which she include into her yoga classes. Her classes are challenging, uplifting and approachable to everyone. Through this intelligent sequence of postures Francisca's classes build strength, flexibility, concentration and balance, as well as provide the space to discover the sense of lightness and presence of the body.

Harriet Bone

 
Harriet came to yoga through a background in classical and contemporary dance. She is an Advanced certified Jivamukti yoga teacher, studying with inspiring teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari and Patrick Broome. Harriet's classes will take you through a dynamic physical practice, aided by thoughtful hands-on assists and with an alignment focus influenced by her knowledge of the body and movement. Classes are always grounded in the five tenets of Jivamukti yoga, set to a wide ranging sound track and creative challenging sequences. Thanks go to all the teachers who have inspired and continue to enrich her practice and teaching.

INVITED ARTIST

 
Every week, Monday to Thursdays from 11-12:30pm, we invite a dance artist to lead ProDance Training.
In the afternoon the invited artist is usually in residence working on his/her latest creation.
We hope like this to provide a framework in which dance practices might travel between and across the contexts of morning class and rehearsal room and encourage relations between training and choreography.
We also hope to create proximity between dance artists and to provide training that is relevant, useful and engaging thecurrent to London's contemporary dance landscape. You can find who is teaching when here: link

Kate Lister

 
Kate’s exploration of yoga began aged 14, when she found a book of middle-aged women with 70s hair, shiny leotards and very bendy bodies in her grandma’s house. Weirdly, this attracted her. Luckily, she soon found out there was much more to yoga.

With a practice background in Ashtanga yoga, training in Vinyasa Flow, and an aversion to taking life too seriously, Kate shares playful, dynamic, breath-led sequencing with a focus on mindful alignment. She aims to enable students to find a personal practice in each class, so that they may cultivate their own yoga and experience the many ways in which the practice expands all areas of our human life.

Kate is also a professional singer and, having found yoga so supportive of this area of her life, now creates yoga programmes for musicians and performers specifically. She loves to use music in class, and has been known to bust out a tune mid-asana. Song requests welcome!

Marcus Veda

 
Marcus’ took the road less-travelled to yoga. Fresh out of Uni, he managed to use his degree in philosophy to justify spending his 20s touring the world as an international DJ, remixing and recording as one half of the Loose Cannons. All professional jumping around was put pay to by a bad football tackle and compounded by some ill-fated onstage “breakdance” choices, that led to finally taking a (guru) friend’s advice in trying yoga to get fixed. A need to properly heal the body coincided with a sneaking desire for change in the mind that landed Marcus on the mat… Trying every style of class he could get to on every studio intro-offer in London, he finally landed on dynamic vinyasa and more specifically, the Ashtanga-inspired Rocket system, which satisfied his undying urge to fly. Completing his first 200hrs teacher training with the Yoga People in Goa he went on to further train in advanced progressive ashtanga and Yin Yoga, deepening his appreciation of what yoga can be beyond the asanas that drew him in. He is also part of the Dead Yogis Society, a movement to wipe the gloss off the lips of yoga and return to the breath, sweat and rawness of the practice… Letting (e)go.

Marcus also has a Black Belt in the ancient Japanese martial art of ninjutsu, which he feels compliments his yoga practice, combining self-discipline with freedom of movement, and lightness with control. He gives heartfelt gratitude and respect to his many teachers past and present including Stewart Gilchrist, Alaric Newcombe and Eileen Gaulthier in London, Mula Bandha King, David Kyle in Puerto Rico, The Yoga People- Jamie and Dulce- worldwide, and Larry Schultz up there.

Mischa Varmuza

 
Mischa's yoga journey began over a decade ago and slowly began to weave its way through her life; she is continually humbled and inspired by the potential of yoga to transform, expand and heal and is devoted to sharing the practice with others. She is a 500 hour certified teacher and holds enormous gratitude to leading vinyasa flow teacher Claire Missingham with whom she completed her initial 200 hours and went on to assist for some time afterwards. Most recently Mischa finished an additional 300 hour training with her teacher Sianna Sherman who is of enormous influence and inspiration to her. She has now stepped into apprenticeship with Sianna and assists on her workshops and teacher trainings around the world. Mischa has spent over a year in India studying, practicing and visiting sacred sites and it holds a special place in her heart.

Mischa teaches a heartfelt practice with creative sequencing, a deep focus on breath and alignment and a combination of strong steady flow and longer holds to both uplift and tap into the stillness. She draws her understanding from a number of styles and traditions, particularly inspired by the philosophy and practices of the Tantric lineage. Her classes are woven with philosophy, myth and stories and often include music, chanting, meditation and ritual. Mischa's teaching is passionate and knowledgeable, her intention is to both challenge and restore, holding a space for individuals to open, reflect and absorb. You will be taken on a joyful journey of self inquiry and unfolding. Mischa is committed to her own study and practice as the foundation of her teaching.

Nathalie Mukusheva

 
Nathalie has been practicing Yoga since 2000 and teaching full time since 2010. Having received early training in many disciplines including ballet and rhythmic gymnastics 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. For the last 5 years she has mainly practiced Iyengar yoga under the guidance of Senior teacher Alaric Newcombe. This rigorous method with its focus on integration, embodiment and extension has informed her teaching and practice dramatically and 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.

Paula Andreewitch

 
Paula’s personal practice of over 13 years is the basis of her teaching. Her intention whilst teaching is to hold space that facilitates practitioners to dive into their own experience of the practice, unfolding slowly to find space and freedom in body and mind.

Her joyful approach integrates traditional teachings into creative, soulful, and intelligent flow. Classes generally begin on the ground and unravel into full spectrum practices that are both challenging and relaxing. She encourages listening deeply, responding mindfully, and exploring the mind - body with curiosity and open awareness. Her background in the Brazilian dance/play/martial art, Capoeira Angola, of which she is also a teacher, brings a playful and experimental element to her classes.

As a teen she practiced with traditional teachers in South India, and has been a student of Nicole Aarons (Soma Yoga) for 12 years. She completed a classical teacher training with Ganga Devi (Himalayan Yoga Institute) and is honoured to have been an assistant teacher on both Nicole and Ganga’s teacher trainings. Since 2014 she has been practicing with Jean Hall, and her practice and teaching are also deeply inspired and influenced by Vanda Scaravelli and Giovanni Felicioni.

As well as teaching yoga, she facilitates Theatre of the Oppressed workshops around the UK, and delivers life coaching and training to inner city young people in London.

For more about Paula, visit :
www.paulayoga.co.uk or find her on Instagram @parvatiyoga and facebook Paula Andreewitch Yoga

Rikke Brodin

 
A former ballet dancer from Norway, Rikke moved to London to pursue her passion for theatre and filmmaking. This journey led her from drama school to shamans in the jungle of Peru to eventually exploring yoga and tantrik philosophy; a world where she found a strong creative stimulus whilst working a deeply transformational and spirit-igniting edge. Rikke offers teachings that are rooted from her soul, with deep focus on interweaving the art of our yoga practice and the divine play of living in the ‘real’ world; she has through her own personal experience become very skilled in helping her students to return home in their own body, to get anchored in the root of their heart and to amplify their creative field through breath, awareness and movement.

Roberto Rubalcava

 
Roberto teaches Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Restorative yoga for the past two years. He focuses on body alignment, the focusing of breath, mind, heart and energy while creating challenging and original sequences.

Roberto completed his 200-hour teacher training at 'Frog Lotus Yoga International,' where he studied under Carl Faure, Vidya Heisel and Emily-Clare Hill. Frog Lotus having sparked his enthusiasm in teaching, Roberto decided to pursue his yoga career and is currently attending the 500-hr advanced training on 'Modern Postural Yoga' at 'Vajrasati Yoga' with Jim Tarran. This practice incorporates various influences such as Tantra, Raja, Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism.

Roberto is also a qualified Practitioner in Therapeutic Massage, anatomy and physiology from the London College of Massage since 2011, he is also Reiki Level 2 attuned and and holds a first aid certificate from the Red Cross.

Roberto was born in Mexico City and has been practising yoga for the last eleven years of his life.

Rosie Blake

 
Rosie was introduced to yoga in her late teens by her mother whilst living in Oman, and found this a natural progression from her love of movement. She discovered her own regular practise with Sivananda teacher Robin-Ann Meyer, while studying at Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall. Rosie's 10 year practise of has taken her to Vietnam and Costa Rica, trained with Yogacampus, London and is very excited to be training under Rod Stryker later this year

Motto:

Exercises are like prose,

whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.

Once you understand the grammar of Yoga,

you can write your poetry of movement.

-Amit Ray

Shira Hess

 
With background in producing dance, what I aim to create in my classes is what I look for in good choreography; sequences designed to take you on a complete and safe journey. Nurturing yet challenging, my Vinyasa classes draw upon Kundalini Yoga, Dharma Mittra and Ashtanga. Hands-on assists and pranayama offer a holistic practice for body and spirit, which is grounding and nourishing. I also teach restorative yoga and meditation.

Tanja Mickwitz

 
Known for her authentic voice and speaking from the heart Tanja weaves yogic principles and life understanding into a journey of creative flow and intelligently progressed asana. Her Soulful Vinyasa classes serve as an inspiration and support for life, with asana as the playground and metaphor. Tanja creates a nurturing space for exploration of the internal landscape and inner growth whilst challenging the physical edge with a safely led dynamic practice. Tanja is also an engaging storyteller and teaches regular Mythical Flow classes where she weaves in the Indian deities, their stories and symbolism into the practice.

Tanja leads in-depth yoga Immersion trainings and CPD workshops for yoga teachers. In addition to being one of the senior teachers at The Life Centre, Tanja is also a mentor and teacher trainer with Yogacampus. Tanja has completed advanced teacher training in Rasa Yoga and continues to be guided and inspired by Sianna Sherman in her studies and teaching. She has also studied with Para Yoga founder Yogarupa Rod Stryker since 2005. Tanja is registered E-RYT 200 & RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance US and registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance UK.