Andrea Kwiatkowski Andrea has been teaching yoga for 18 years and is an Advanced Jivamukti teacher studying directly from Sharon Gannon and David life. She is a mentor on the Jivamukti teacher training faculty and has taught at various Jivamukti centres around Europe including Jivamukti London 2005-2009 , The Looking Glass Basel , Jivamukti Berlin and Peace Yoga Berlin . Andrea is a Level 2 trained yin teacher under the guidance of Sarah Powers , she is interested in exploring Buddhist teachings alongside this work . She has trained with Judith Lasater and is certified in Restorative yoga . She teaches workshops and retreats both in the UK and abroad.
Andy Nathan Andy began practising yoga in his late 30s completely by accident, having suffered a serious muscular injury in both legs through long distance running - his physiotherapist recommended yoga and the rest is history. Far from having a typical background (or body) rooted in dance/ gymnastics/ martial arts, Andy’s experience is that through the power of these yoga practices, healing, self-confidence, personal growth can arise
Andy teaches Jivamukti Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Meditation and Yoga Nidra. He brings his passion for philosophy and self enquiry into his classes, alongside his life-long love of music (which you can experience in his kirtans and mantra meditation). He has an authentic, down-to-earth, trauma-informed teaching style. In his Jivamukti classes you can expect a powerful, well balanced, physical asana practice with artful use of props, meditation, chanting, breath work and deep relaxation. Hands on assists are only provided by Andy if the student requests support directly. In 2019 Andy began to integrate his work as personal coach (supporting people seeking growth beyond personal, relational and professional challenges) into his teaching and delivery of yoga and meditation practices. This can be experienced best in his workshops and retreats which are a mixture of curiosity, play, practice development, self development, self reflection and community building, in addition to his private coaching practice.
Anna Malan Annastarted practicing yoga in 2012 when, as a runner, she discovered how much her running improved with the strength and flexibility gained through a regular yoga practice. Drawn to a movement-based, dogma-free approach to yoga,Anna undertook her teacher training with the Freestyle Yoga Project in 2016 and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. Annateaches dynamic vinyasa yoga and movement. Her interest in running and callisthenics has led to a strong belief in continuously staying curious and drawing on movements learned from other disciplines to keep her yoga fresh and interesting. Classes allow students to develop their physical abilities as well as their mental focus and control. Her approach is fun, grounded and informal. She loves working with beginners and more experienced practitioners alike, and gets particularly excited by working with athletes looking to develop their skills through yoga.
Ashley Macdonald Ashley found her way into her first yoga class over 20 years ago when searching for a movement practise to support her during the university years. Since then Ashley has continued some form of daily mindful movement practise. Her focus over the years has been on supporting students to explore the many facets of yoga with invitation and exploration; working to make the experience of yoga accessible and welcoming to all communities. Ashley has a Masters degree in education with a specialisation in child development and adolescent psychology. She worked as a primary school teacher both in London and in the United States. Ashley received her RYT200 certification in 2015 and continued her training to include certification in restorative yoga and pregnancy yoga (with Birthlight Yoga). With the aim of bringing several of her loves together: movement, psychology and philosophy, Ashley began exploring movements that support both body and mind. Ashley has completed the Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga training with David Emerson and is a TCTSY facilitator. She is also a trained teacher with the Prison Phoenix Trust and teaches yoga and movement in both prisons and other locked facilities as well as other clinical settings. Ashley has begun to weave her yoga teachings with somatic enquiry, authentic movement, meditation and mindful strength, working to create classes that are accessible, creative, deep and relaxing.
Beverley Nolan Beverley is a yoga teacher with 30 years experience registered at E-RYT500 and YACEP level with the international Yoga Alliance. She is also a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator with ISMETA. Based in Cambridge, she travels widely sharing new ways to think, move and feel through the body. When she is not doing this, Beverley facilitates creative journaling projects on line, in workshops and in the landscape.
Bryony Vickers Since having her first child at 23, Bryony has always had an interest in supporting others through the journey of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. She studied permaculture and sustainability and has worked in both Australia and the UK in community engagement roles, supporting groups to work towards environmental responsibility and community cohesion. Bryony has practised yoga in various forms since 2003 and discovered Birthlight during her second pregnancy. She was so inspired by the ethos of Birthlight and the positive effect it had on her whole family through her second journey into parenthood. Bryony says: "It is always such a privilege to work with families through this exciting and often daunting time of their life. Bringing a gentle and deep yoga practise to this journey can really ease the transition into parenthood, providing a solid foundation with which to grow, birth and nurture our babies and ourselves." Bryony is also a firm supporter of the Health at Every Size and Body Positivity movement. Her classes are designed to be inclusive- for all body shapes, all fitness levels, all styles of parenting; a warm and nurturing space where each individual, babies and adults alike, is welcome to be just be themselves, have fun and make friends, as we all take steps towards ease and peace. Bryony teaches Birthlight classes in Pregnancy Yoga, Nurturing Baby Massage, Mother and Baby Yoga and Parent and Toddler Yoga. She also trains teachers for Birthlight across the globe and works as a birth and postnatal doula. In her spare time she loves to spend as much time as possible with her gorgeous family, do various crafty things, practice yoga and work on her allotment.
Céline first discovered yoga and meditation in 2011 at the School of Yoga and Meditation in Paris. The strict traditional practises - in the lineage of Swami Janakananda - were a revelation. At the beginning of her academic career, the practice of yoga and meditation became key to reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and learn detachment. Since she started to meditate, she has experienced states of profound presence, which later led her to study non-duality (or Advaita Vedanta) with Suyin Lamour and Rupert Spira. Naturally inclined to teach, she completed her yoga teacher training in 2019 with Yogacharya Saji, founder of the International Vasishta Yoga Research Foundation in Chinmaya Ashram in India, the birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya, founder of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy.
Daisy Worzencraft Daisy has been practising Iyengar yoga for the past sixteen years at The Buddhist Centre, Cambridge. In addition to this, she qualified as a Hatha and Vinyasa yoga teacher under The Yoga Alliance, an Internationally recognised regulation body for yoga teachers. As a lifelong yogi practitioner herself, she continues to be influenced by many of the widely available forms of yoga, and is highly influenced by Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, and, more recently, Forest yoga. She takes aspects from all the yoga styles and delivers a unique combined approach in her group classes and with her private clients. Continually and enthusiastically dedicated to her own personal self development, Daisy imparts the most up-to-date yogic suggestions and ideas surrounding yoga and the bio mechanics of practising safely. Daisy loves the playful aspect of yoga, the trying, the failing, (the falling!), the progressing, the determination of mind and body combined, the focus, the mental stability, the minute improvements each day, getting to understand my body and its possibilities - and limitations, connecting to her breath, using yoga as a form of meditation, and just being present – really, truly present.
Daisy has always been active - swimming, running, spinning, netball, surfing, paddle boarding – but has never considered herself a sporty person - more a person who was desperately trying to ward off, or at least stabilise, her mental health symptoms, having suffered with depression and anxiety. She discovered that yoga satisfied not just the physical body, but also connected the mind and soul with the body.Practising yoga gave Daisy that one consistent in her life, and made her feel part of a special historical, yet ever evolving tradition. Supporting and guiding you through yogic techniques, to help support change in your body, your mind and your life.
Felicity Pearce Leaving her corporate job in November 2014, Felicity made a choice to drastically change her life, embarking on a adventure of exploration and self discovery. Completing her first Teacher Training in India, Felicity then travelled to Ubud in Bali and completed a second training with Anna Forest trained teacher Les Leventhal. Over the months Felicity was teaching in Malawi, Cape Town and Sydney, returning to the UK in February 2016 to help deliver her first niece and make home in Cambridge. Felicity's passion for life and colourful personality is reflected in her teaching, encouraging you to reconnect with your body, finding freedom in your flow. Aiming to lengthen and strengthen your mind and body, Felicity’s Vinyasa flow classes are normally taught to uplifting music with a modern twist. “Since returning to the UK, it is beautiful to think everything I do and everyone I meet is built on a foundation of love and of new life.”
Hermione Fairbairn Hermione found Yoga 10 years ago whilst living and working in London. She found it to be both the perfect complement to her training for triathlon events as well as an oasis of calm at the end of a challenging day's work as a primary school teacher. During a career break travelling in 2010, she was drawn to the Samadhi Yoga Centre in Australia (now Jivamukti Sydney) and completed her Yoga teacher training there. Her teachers (Katie Manitsas and Idit Hefer Tamir) inspired in her a style of Yoga which she would describe as Hatha Vinyasa with a Jivamukti ‘flavour’. Hermione has come to really value the role of mindfulness meditation, both during practice and everyday life, and you will notice a strong emphasis on this in her classes. She more recently completed the MBSR course at the Buddhist Centre in Cambridge. Balance and 'coming into balance' is a key theme for Hermione (both on and off the mat). Finding a connection with our bodies, our environment and other beings through breath and movement is a grounding and balancing experience that she hopes students will share through her teaching. She likes to incorporate an eclectic soundtrack into her classes to enhance the Nada Yoga experience. Yoga has played a really important role in every stage of Hermione's journey into motherhood, during pregnancy and post-natally. She now enjoys sharing the benefits of yoga with her two young children (not always as idealistic as it sounds!)
Howard Daly Howard first became interested in yoga about 20 years ago when he was working as a carpenter / joiner. He studied martial arts as a way of keeping fit, but he sustained a number of injuries & initially practiced yoga to help 'fix' these. Eventually he sustained a serious injury & found that yoga & acupuncture were the only things that helped him. His interest in yoga grew and gave him a greater understanding of energies, the mind body connection & how yoga can heal on many levels. He started practicing Ashtanga Yoga, which inspired him to learn to teach. Howard is a qualified yoga teacher, he has studied the art of adjustment, is a level three Pilates instructor & a Thai yoga masseur. All of which has given him a greater understanding of how the body works, which informs his yoga teaching. Howard has studied with Louise Palmer, Mark Singleton, Abby Hoffman, Mark Freeth, Brian Cooper, Hamish Hendry, John Scott, David Swenson, Manju Jois & Denise Martin-Harker. Howard's aim is to make yoga and Pilates accessible & enjoyable for students of all ages & abilities, giving them the tools to deepen their own knowledge & understanding of their own bodies & minds.
Janine Tandy Janine has spent the past 16 years developing her personal practice and teachings through daily asana, pranayama and meditation. She feels deeply blessed to have met Jude English and Isaac Pena 12 years ago in NYC, where she has studied vinyasa yoga with them through their Sankalpah Teacher Training, many focused workshops, and home practice. Through their guidance and support, she has developed a deep understanding of alignment based sequencing with the important incorporation of breath led movement and meditation. This instilled the love she has of a strong movement and stillness practice. Janine has expanded her yoga study and teaching to include the Yin Yoga level I and II with Depth Psychology teaching certification with Sarah Powers, and is currently enrolled in Sarah’s Insight Yoga Institute (500 hrs) to deepen this aspect of practice. She has completed Therapeutic Yoga teacher certification with Cheri Clampette and Arturo Peal, as well as becoming a licensed health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Combining yoga teaching and her wellness counseling, Janine founded NourishYourself in 2011, to offer a holistic and integrative approach to health and well-being. She continues to study with Sarah Powers and her Vinyasa teachers. Janine holds two bachelor degrees from The University of Rochester in Political Science and Public Health and holds a Master of Public Health from New York University.
Joanna Darking (Satya Roopini) Jo has been a long-term yoga practitioner for over 20 years and has been teaching adults, teens, children and families for 9 years. Her focus is on developing mindful awareness and her classes blend together traditional yoga asana, creative movement, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra. Jo was very fortunate to do her yoga teacher training with Swami Pragyamurti Saraswati in the tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga. She has also done training in Ashtanga Yoga (2003), Children's Yoga & Mindfulness (2015) and Yin Yoga (2018). With a degree in Social Anthropology and The Study of Religions, Jo has always been interested in finding meaning in the mystery of life. Having worked in supportive and therapeutic roles with children, young people and their families for many years, Jo now works to increase access to the life-enhancing practices of yoga and mindfulness, teaching at the Cambridgeshire Deaf Association and for the local authority and other local organisations and charities. Alongside her husband Paul, Jo founded the Satyam Yoga Centre in October 2016.
Karim Niangane Having gone from being super active and very athletic all of his life to a rapid deterioration in his health - struggling with constant lethargy, weight gain, depression, low self-esteem and the emotional and financial consequences that come from this - Karim was inspired by a friend to empower his mindset as a way of creating long-term and sustainable changes within himself. He joined the Body Transformation Academy of London, to study the science of Body Transformation, including neuro-muscular connections, nutrition, body sculpture and athlete-winning mindsets. He learned that lasting change can happen in as short a time-frame as 8 weeks and he now wants to share these techniques with others that may benefit. If you have the will, Karim has the ways.
Karin Eklund Of Swedish origin, Karin moved to the UK in 2000 to take up a job in an Arts organisation in London. At the same time an increasing interest in Yoga took her to Mysore, India where she studied Ashtanga Yoga with BNS Iyengar. Upon her return to London she started her teacher training with Lara Baumann, founder of Quantum Yoga, who inspired her to be creative with her practice. Always looking to broaden her perspective and experience of yoga, Karin has studied with a number of well respected teachers including Clive Sheridan, David Swenson, Danny Paradise, and Andrew Eppler. During her first pregnancy Karin also trained as a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher with Dr. Francoise Freedman, founder of Birthlight, who has been a great inspiration and mentor. She started teaching in London before setting up her own yoga classes on the Isle of Mull on West Coast Scotland. She moved to Cambridge in 2010 to do an MA in Illustration at Cambridge school of art. She now works full time as an illustrator and artist as well as yoga teacher. Karin now favours a powerful flowing style of yoga with special attention to the breath and alignment to help strengthen and energize the body. She enjoys a strong practice with a creative approach to sequencing.
Lizzie Cutmore Lizzie started teaching yoga in Cambridge in 2008 - having trained with the Amrit Nam Sarovar Yoga school and then with Camyoga. She started teaching because yoga has made such a difference in her own life and she enjoys passing on what she has been taught. Lizzie practises and teaches Kundalini Yoga. A blend of spiritual and physical practices, Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. She is also certified in Ayurvedic Kansa Vakti foot massage and Gong relaxation.
Louise Foster Louise has over 20 years experience working with children and their families. In 2014, after several years of personal practice she qualified to teach at Camyoga, then went straight on to train with Jyoti Jo Manuel at the Special Yoga Centre for Children in London. She has since qualified as a Starchild Yoga teacher with Siri Arti and teaches yoga to children and teenagers exclusively. She is currently training to be a Yoga Therapist with Yoga United under the mentorship of Jyoti Jo Manuel.
Louise is passionate about empowering children to discover and use their mind-body-heart connection to feel embodied, healthy, happy and peaceful. She believes that the best teacher you have is yourself, and that practising yoga and mindfulness at an early age supports you to be self-aware, attentive and more ready to manage life’s challenges. She believes wholeheartedly that yoga helps bring the body into balance, supporting self regulation and therefore maximises children’s potential from within to be the best version of themselves.
Her work as a Psychiatric Nurse in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and as a Matron and 1-1 Teaching Assistant in schools, has given her a wealth of experience in working with children with emotional, behavioural and sensory integration difficulties. She has an honours degree in Mental Health Nursing and training in Family Therapy, Mindfulness, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Reiki.
Her teaching is relaxed, creative and fun and her classes will include postures (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), mindfulness exercises (meditation), sound and relaxation. She is available to hold 1-1 sessions with children and teenagers at the studio also. She is mother to 3 children, likes being upside down, and her favourite pose is Tree
Margaret Schofield Margaret was originally taught by Iyengar when he came regularly to the U.K in the early 1970s, and she continued to study yoga when she began teaching herself soon after, in Manchester initially, and since then mostly in Cambridge.
In Margaret's class, the practice starts by stretching and gradually working into the classical yoga postures to one’s best capacity, using the body’s intelligence to promote health and wellbeing, whatever one’s age or ability. Mind and body are fully engaged in this practice and integrating the breath with movement releases old tensions and allows change to take place without injury. Unlike other physical activities (running,gym work,dance etc) there are no goals except the experience of greater understanding of the processes of the body and mind, leading to increased enjoyment of the the present moment.
Dr Matthew Clarke Dr Matthew Clark (MA, PhD) has since 2004 been a Research Associate at SOAS, where he taught Hinduism between 1999 and 2003. Since 2002 he has been lecturing on yoga philosophy and history at yoga centres in the UK, Europe, Israel, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the USA. To date, he has presented lectures at yoga retreats, workshops and teacher-training courses for twenty-five different yoga teachers and organizations. He has published articles and books on yoga, soma, and sādhus (yogis). His PhD, on a sect of sādhus (saṃnyāsīs), was published in 2006. His recent book, entitled The Tawny One: Soma. Haoma and Ayahuasca was published in June 2017. Matthew has been visiting India since 1977; he has visited several hundred pilgrimage sites and trekked about 2,000 miles in the Himalayas. He first engaged with yoga in the mid-1970s, and since 1990 has been regularly practising a form of Ashtanga Yoga. Matthew also plays guitar and writes songs (as Mahabongo).
Rachael Moore Rachael has been practising yoga since around 1998 and was instantly hooked. She used to do ballet when she was younger but was forced to give it up in her early teens due to a knee condition. Yoga helped re-connect her to that feeling of being alive through the movement of the body. She was immediately captivated by this beautiful, graceful, strong practice which went so much deeper than anything else she had experienced before. Her practice continued throughout her three pregnancies and it was during her first pregnancy, and labour that she began to really understand what a strong and transformational practice this was. She made a promise to herself that in time she would teach yoga and pregnancy yoga. After her third daughter was born in 2005, the desire to deepen her knowledge of this magical, ancient practice deepened further and she decided against returning to work as a Speech and Language therapist and instead embarked on her first 200hr Yoga teacher training qualification here in Cambridge. Since that initial teacher training course, she has undertaken training in Vinyasa Flow with Claire Missingham, Pregnancy Yoga and Restorative Yoga and more recently Yin Yoga. She has also recently completed a six month Mentorship programme with Naomi Absolom. Over the years she is grateful to have been been a member of a Yoga teacher training faculty and has delivered a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training which she is incredibly proud of. Her practice and teaching continues to evolve and she currently enjoys including the use of essential oils into her more restorative practices and learning about how they can support us on a emotional and energetic level alongside the health benefits. When teaching ‘flow yoga’, she favours a slower pace where attention and time can be given to alignment, based on an individuals body. A more mindful approach offers the opportunity to become more aware of the inner landscape of our bodies and how we can best find a version of a posture to suit our bodies as they are in any given moment. There is always space for enquiry and exploration within the practice and this is a constant thread which can be found running through her classes Physically, Rachael says the practice of yoga makes her strong, intellectually it stretches her, emotionally it soothes her and spiritually it allows her to grow. As a person, Yoga has given her an inner strength and confidence combined with a humbleness for this divine practice.
Tiffany Bown Tiffany has been practising Yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2010. She first tried Yoga when she lived in China and was looking for support when she had difficulty conceiving her first child. Along with Chinese medicine and radical changes in diet and lifestyle, this (after a painful four-year fertility journey) eventually did the trick. That journey proved to be the gift that turned Tiffany’s life around and set her on her path of discovery. Her passion now is to help other women navigate their own healing and empowering transitions to a life that is aligned with the cycles of nature and their own authentic selves.
Tiffany practised Iyengar Yoga for 8 years, before - by now living in Italy - discovering MogaDao Yoga, which brings asana together with Chinese Five Element theory. Tiffany trained to teach MogaDao Yoga with founder Zhenzan Dao. She is also a qualified Naturopath and Reflexologist and a certified teacher of MogaDao Qigong and MogaDao Sacred Daoist Sexuality practices for women. She also had the pleasure of training to teach Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga and Fertility Yoga with Francoise Freedman and Womb Yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. Tiffany returned to the UK in 2011 and has since been teaching MogaDao Yoga, MogaDao Qigong and Wise Womb Women’s Circles in Cambridge. In her Yoga classes, she favours slowness, encouraging people to feel in deeply as they move with self-reverence, precision and grace.