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The Yoga Room, 2019 ©

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Unit 5, Carriageway, Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BY

hello@theyogaroom.london

07507747544

OUR TEACHERS

I knew as soon as I found yoga that I wanted to make it my life - like, my WHOLE life. I wanted to breathe it and live it every day forever and ever (and ever) so after my teacher training in India I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone. As soon as I arrived back in Deptford, I set up a class at The Albany.

Fast forward to a decrepit flat with rotting floorboards in the depths of Deptford. We filled the space with good vibes, friendly people, and thus began the Yoga Studio journey. Jump one year ahead and I saw a big shiny new space that only existed in my dreams. Jump another year ahead and we’ve moved into that big shiny space of dreams! 

 

Throughout this journey I have had so much support from the teachers at the studio, they are all such wonderful creatures and have been so supportive and understanding. I love that I know I’ve always got this space in yoga to come back to and I swear I’m not gonna stop until everyone knows that yoga fits into their life somewhere and somehow. Namaste y’all!

Angie Brand

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Sarah first discovered yoga while on holiday in India in 2005, where she giggled all the way through. A couple of years later she started going to a Hatha yoga class in her local community centre and, realising how the benefits of the practice were starting to transform her life off the mat with only one class a week, she started to take it more seriously.

 

After a few years of regular practice, Sarah took the leap and trained with Jamie and Dulce of The Yoga People in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Rocket. Since then, she has completed trainings with them in Yin, Mandala and advanced Rocket.

 

Sarah is particularly interested in the positive impact that yoga can have on mental health and in 2018 she started a Yoga Therapy Diploma with The Minded Institute. She’s enjoying learning about the science behind particular postures and breathwork, and is already bringing some of the techniques into her classes to further enhance rest and relaxation. 

Yin, Ashtanga Vinyasa & Rocket Yoga

SARAH EXLEY

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I have been practicing yoga since 2011. I was immediately attracted to the physicality of the practice which allowed me to come home to my body. As a woman in my early 20s this was such a liberating experience! I'd not enjoyed exploring movement or in fact being in my body since childhood. I soon discovered that yoga was not only improving my posture and alleviating physical pain, but it was also helping me to manage anxiety, stress and the inevitable ups and downs of life.

 

Through yoga I have developed a loving and more compassionate relationship with myself, which in turn has made me more available to support those around me. I've learnt to reflect upon my habitual patterns (samskaras) and how they manifest in my body and mind. Through self-study I feel closer to the essence of who I am without habitual fear, worry or anxiety clouding my vision and driving my every decision. I've learnt to become comfortable being uncomfortable, which I've found to be a valuable tool in life. Although I still have a lot of work to do I have found this part of my practice to be transformational.

 

In 2016 I completed 200 hours of training with Yoga London, lead by Holly Warren. Since then I have trained in Yin Yoga with Norman Blair and Vinyasa Flow with Mimi Kuo-Deemer. I am currently training to become a Yoga Therapist and have just begun a 550+ hour training programme with Yoga Campus. I will complete this training in 2020 and receive a diploma in Yoga Therapy, accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapy (BCYT). Today my practice is one that is based on what my mind and body need on that particular day and will always include some form of movement, breathing and meditation practice. 

 

I believe yoga is for everybody. I encourage all my students to work mindfully on the mat, and my aim is to lead you towards a deeper listening and understanding of yourself. There is no one size fits all and I am aware that we are all perfectly unique and beautifully individual, and so my teachings reflect that. I always offer choice and give you the independence to explore your body intuitively, whilst guiding you through with love and kindness. If I can help someone to feel calm, relaxed and more in tune with the inner workings of their mind and body, then I feel a large part of my work is done. My teachings include mindful vinyasa, restorative and yin postures, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation.

Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Mindful Flow, Yin, Power

ALICE BILLEREY

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Stella first discovered yoga when she was a child as a warm up in dance class, little did she know that it was going to be such an important part of her life. Stella knows that Yoga was a driving force in overcoming ten years of chaos and destructive addiction . Upon returning from traveling to India Stella decided to train as a teacher and 2015 gain her 200 hour YTT with Yoga London. Stella is very much in touch with her inner child and is a qualified Rainbow Kid’s teacher and has worked with children since 2017. She has studied Embodied Anatomy with Mollie Morris and a mentorship with Naomi Absalom in 2019. Stella will complete her level 2 500 hour teacher training with Julie Martin 2019-2020. While Stella appreciates the strength that yoga asana brings internally and externally she is more interested in how the practice combats the duality that exists in our society between mind and body and the profound benefits the practice has on the central nervous system. Stella teaches an non dogmatic style less concerned with what the practice looks like and more curious about sensation as experienced as. You can expect an emphasis on relaxation, breath, body acceptance and awareness, intuitive movement and mindful movement.

Ashtanga Vinyasa, Emodied Yoga, Hatha

STELLA BILLEREY

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Deliah comes from a background in Contemporary Dance and gymnastics. Alongside practicing TM (Transcendental Meditation) she first started taking Yoga Workshops with Yogacharya Jadranko Miklec in 2008. She's trained in different styles such as Power Yoga, Rocket, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga and further draws from her knowledge as a dancer and choreographer to develop creative Asana sequences that build physical and mental strength, enhance balance and mobility and eventually help the body and mind to find stillness. Yoga for Deliah is a way to recharge her batteries and an invaluable gift in a busy city like London. Beyond a physical practice she wants her class to be a place where her students can find mental clarity and walk out feeling supported, grounded and at ease.

Power Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Transcendental Meditation

DELIAH SEEFLUTH

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Born and raised in Finland, I moved to New York City in 2011 to study dance. In New York, I was introduced to Yoga and I soon realized that I had found something that would become an integral part of my life. After a couple of years of exploring different styles of Yoga, I completed my 200H Vinyasa teacher training in NYC (2014). Since then, I have continued to delve deeper into the teachings of Yoga by attending various classes, workshops, trainings and lots of self-study. My love for Yoga is powered by my interest in holistic wellness of an individual and of society as well as in my strong believe that Yoga is a great tool to simply just feel better.

 

Just like my own Yoga practice, my style of teaching has been influenced by various schools of Yoga. In my classes you will practice in a safe, welcoming environment that encourages you to listen to your body, connect with your soul and quiet your mind. You will be guided with visual demonstrations, verbal cues and optional hands-on adjustments.

Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Yin Yoga

SARA PIKKAREINIEN

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Charlotte is a London Based Vinyasa Flow yoga instructor, who trained with Frame studios London. From Basics for beginners to Hard-core handstand hours, she loves to design a class around her student’s wants and needs.

 

Charlotte believes in approaching a class with nothing but love for the practice and for the students’ needs by humbly sharing her knowledge. She believes yoga practice can change everyone’s lives for the better, diving inward and finding our way to our natural state of bliss whilst getting a sweat on and having fun! Charlotte follows the yogic lifestyle both on and off the mat and believes strongly in steadying and being in control of the mind rather than the worries of life controlling us.

 

Coming from a contemporary Dancers background, Charlotte approaches Yoga with great care and passion for the body and loves sharing her passion with her students.

Vinyasa Flow, Creative Flow

CHARLOTTE BILCLIFFE

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Lynne accidentally stumbled into a yoga class at her gym a few years ago, and immediately became an addict, going on to train in London, India, Bali and France.

Always playful and light-hearted, Lynne’s classes are creatively and intelligently sequenced to explore the body’s full range of motion with grace, ease, intention and curiosity. Underpinned by studies in philosophy and music, her warmth and compassion encourages students to reconnect with the physical, energetic and emotional experience of the body, working to effect transformational shifts at an energetic level: brightening, soothing, replenishing as needed.

She enjoys practising vinyasa, mandala, rocket, jivamukti, mindfulness meditation, and yin yoga, and brings aspects of all of these styles to her classes. Particular attention is consistently paid to cultivating a powerful, smooth and calming breath, whilst taking delight in the interplay between invigorating challenge, soft release and blissful relaxation.

Mandala, Vinyasa Flow, Yin

LYNNE FUGARD

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Australian born, Matty believes fitness is the key to happiness. A healthy body is the gateway to a healthy mind! High energy activity has always given him a sense of uplift and he struggles to go less than two days without an intense workout. Building his fitness base playing field hockey while growing up, Matty took things to another level in 2009, where he began testing himself in various fitness-related pursuits from triathlons and powerlifting to CrossFit. Since '09, he has been an avid CrossFitter, competing in CrossFit competitions around the world.

HIIT

MATTY KAPLAN

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Helena started practicing yoga when she first moved to London in 2014 as a way to find calm amidst the grind of city life. She quickly fell in love with how the practice made her feel stronger in both mind and body and wants to share that experience with others in her classes. Her focus is on integration of mind, body and breath with a strong emphasis on developing intuition and agency in practice.

 

Helena completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Ashtanga-Vinyasa with Yoga London and has since completed 100 hours in Mandala Vinyasa with The Yoga People.

 

Her classes are inclusive, playful and dynamic.

Ashtanga Vinyasa, Mandala

HELENA MURPHY

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Australian born, passionate and curious by nature. Lydia got into Yoga unintentionally and quickly fell in love. Noticing a difference in her mind and body; a calmness, a softening, an acceptance of daily life. Her personal and teaching practice is Yin and Hatha based with influence from Forrest, Scaravelli, Philosophy and Meditation.
Lydia works through a sequence of meditation and flow, with emphasis on the breath and stillness. Interested in the subtleties of touch, movement and our breathe to enable us to become more aware, attentive and conscious.

Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Mindful Flow

LYDIA BAKER

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Lydia is 705hr Register Yoga Teacher and professional dancer. Lydia began her training withYoga Professionals in 2016 where she gained her initial qualification, a diploma in teaching yoga. Being a contemporary dancer, Lydia was curious to learn people’s yogic journeys from all different walks of life, ages, physicality's & capabilities, consequently learning what it really means to teach yoga and share and encourage experiences. Lydia furthered her studies with dynamic practices of The Rocket (50hrs) and Mandala Vinyasa & Shamanism (55hrs) with The Yoga People in 2017. 

 

Lydia teaches a vitalising & powerful practice that is dappled with functional movement and explorative sequencing. Believing, that the practice of yoga should not be about embodying an idealistic view of how it should look but rather connecting our conscious mind to a feeling.  Additionally and possibly most importantly, representing the ethos that yoga can be fun and full of transient pleasure! Lydia gives huge thanks to all of her teachers that inspired her curiosity in this practice

Hatha, Rocket, Mandala Vinyasa & Vinyasa

LYDIA BUCKLER

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Curiosity is what led me to my first yoga class five years ago, but it wasn’t until I began to explore teachers and experiment with styles that I fell in love with the practice. Eventually I wanted to explore the practice more deeply and found that I love teaching.

 

My goal is to teach authentically and with purpose. I love showing how yoga can offer tools for both on and off the mat. By creating classes looking at the body holistically, I aim to help people feel empowered, explore new perspectives, and inspire curiosity. 

Vinyasa Flow, Yin

ANASTASIA FROLOVA

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I’ll never forget my first yoga class. It was a Kundalini class. I huffed and I puffed and waved my arms around in the air for an hour and a half. I thought I’d joined a cult. Walking out of that studio however, was a revelation to me. Life would never be the same after that.”

With a passion for esoteric knowledge at his base, yoga found Kevin in 1996 while studying kinesiology at TWR in Johannesburg, South Africa. His journey has led him down several paths including Usui Reiki and Tantric studies but his love for the practice of Yoga has never faded.

“Yoga helps us discover who and what we are, where we are and where are going. My focus has always been on the individual’s journey through self-knowledge, self acceptance and self-love. As a microcosm of the greater universe, we have duty to take care of ourselves. Otherwise we can never be caretakers of the things we love around us.”

Kevin teaches in a Hatha style although he borrows elements from Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Kundalini. His classes will highlight the advantages of a calm and quiet mind, core strength and poses that focus on flexibility and increased range of motion. Focus will be less on the look of poses and more on the feel of them.

A graduate of YogaLondon’s YTT200 program, Kevin is constantly on the search for knowledge… and a good laugh.

“I first came to yoga through school sports. I needed to enhance my flexibility and gain more core strength, somethings that were not natural attributes of mine.

 

As most young men do, I went off on a bit of a tangent and only rediscovered a strong asana practice in my mid 30s. Yoga helped me through a time of life changing trauma, helping me focus on what was important here and now.

Yoga, like eating, became one of the most basic expressions of self love. Making time to be with yourself, for yourself has wonderful benefits not only for you but for the people around you too. The more you learn to support yourself and have compassion, patience and open mindedness for yourself so you will pass those qualities on to others

Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha

KEVIN FLEE

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Enthusiastic, energetic and full of passion to get your body moving, a smile on your face plus a really good sweat. Evie cares about form, enjoyment, and getting what you need from a class. Destress, hype up, get strong, let loose, and have a glorious time with wonderful humans. 

HIIT, FLOW

EVIE BEAVEN

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Max came to yoga about 20 years ago, using it as a restorative tool throughout her dance degree. Teaching is her passion, not only in yoga, but she has 5 years dance and 11 years Cycle Fit teaching experience. 

She’s bonkers about music and is regularly cultivating high energy playlists for her spin classes coupled with tonnes of yoga playlists every week! 

She passed her 200 hr Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher training course in 2016, lead by Holly Warren. Although her class focuses heavily on asana technique, safe passage to a pose is big in her class, as well as yoga sequencing, yet she has a light- hearted and fun approach to yoga. She doesn’t like to stay within the confines of her style and has moments were she might pop a little something she’s loved from elsewhere and offers it to her pupils, just because, she says ‘if it feels good-why not!’. Her class also includes a light peppering of yoga philosophy and ensures she’s not too heavy on the Sanskrit. She encourages you to play no matter what level you’re at, whilst being mindful at the same time. “Take what you want from yoga and leave what you don’t - it’s all good” :)

Ashtanga Vinyasa, Mandala

MAXINE SAMUELS

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