Stewart Gilchrist is known throughout London for his popular, innovative, authentic dynamic classes. He infuses his high energy and challenging teachings with yogic knowledge, as well as his unique charisma, politics and humour. His classes include an emphasis on breath, vinyasa and philosophy with strong physical adjustments. Stewart applies the original teachings of yoga to the modern world to create a thought-provoking class.
Philippa Frisby is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and filmmaker and started her career in television after acquiring a degree in Comparative Religion. Her lifelong interest in yoga inspired the filmmaker in her to make her first documentary 'The Circle’. ‘The Circle’ is a feature length documentary film about the transformational power of yoga in treating drug addiction in the street children of Mumbai.
Simon has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and has developed a unique and personal teaching style, keeping classes diverse, focused and fun. The foundations of Simon's yoga teaching reflect his training and ongoing studies with international teachers in many approaches to yoga, movement and therapy.
Amanda Stuermer has been working with non-profits that serve women and youth for nearly 20 years. She is the founder of World Muse, a social change organisation that provides year-round programs and events to cultivate and activate the potential of women and girls as catalysts for change.
“Ian Baker’s journeys inspire others not only to venture into unknown lands on a geographical level, but also to discover the inner realms within which our own deepest nature lies hidden.” – His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
Jyoti Jo founded The Special Yoga Centre in 2004 to give a nurturing, inclusive and welcoming home for the work with the special children and to make yoga accessible to all. Her aim is to develop and implement therapeutic yoga programmes that allow all children to receive its significant benefits and help each child to reach their full potential.
Richard Kravetz has been teaching yoga to adults, children and individuals with Special Needs for over 14 years. He believes the ancient art of yoga creates a balance of vitality and strength combined with calmness of mind and suppleness of body.
Leila is a practical mystic. She is a truly creative soul and a gifted healer who has a keen sense of life as a transformational process of empowerment. Her years of experience with the body lend her a bio-mechanical savvy that keeps it real, efficacious, and relatable.
C'est en Iran, où il restructure une école d'arts décoratifs, que Bernard Bouanchaud alors architecte d'intérieur, se découvre un attrait profond pour les sagesses orientales. A son retour en France, en 1966, il suit successivement durant dix ans les principaux cours de yoga de Paris. Il fait ensuite la connaissance de T. K. V. Desikachar. Cette rencontre orientera définitivement sa vie.
Tuesday McNeil has been sharing her love of yoga for 23 years, and hopes that the open and down to earth approach she has developed over the years makes yoga accessible to everyone. Tuesday believes that practice is a process that starts on the mat but doesn’t end there.
Caroline is the founder of TRE UK®. Trained as a TRE practitioner with Dr David Berceli in South Africa where she met some wonderful people and heard some amazing stories of healing that fired a passion and encouraged her to return to the UK to promote and share TRE in the UK where it was then unheard of.
Donna Noble has been practising yoga since 1999. She is the Creator of CurveSomeYoga. She has been a certified Yoga Specialist since 2011 with the Yoga Alliance and British Wheel of Yoga. She is also a Certified NLP Master Practitioner.
Zephyr has been teaching Yoga since 2002 in London, trained via Yoga Campus Intake 1 and has been a Mentor on their yoga training program since 2005. She teaches at The Life Centre, Yoga Centres around London, private tuition, and at The Recovery Centre (treatment centre for addiction, depression and other dependency problems).
Eunice has been a student of yoga since 2000, and teaching for nearly 15 years. She has a multidimensional approach to teaching, and is passionate about supporting women in their total well-being. Her interest in the therapeutic aspects of yoga to assist populations that have experienced trauma was strengthened by her time working in Rwanda in 2008/2009 for a medical NGO; teaching yoga as an adjunct to HIV treatment and psychological support for female survivors of the ’94 genocide.
Kate teaches on the Yogacampus yoga therapy training course. She works in Oxford as a music and a mindfulness and yoga teacher, specialising in therapeutic applications of music, yoga and mindfulness for people living with chronic and life-limiting illness in the NHS and the community.
Charlotta Martinus has taught over 5,000 teenagers yoga over the last 13 years and trained over 650 yoga teachers to share yoga with teenagers. She has rolled out whole school initiatives in her home town in Bath, where 95% of the schools now offer yoga to their students. She collaborates with Sport England and has done since 2004, delivering the Yoga Girls Can project within the South West.
Lisa Kaley-Isley, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500 Lisa Kaley-Isley is a clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, IAYT certified yoga therapist, and yoga educator. Lisa draws deeply on the wisdom and practices of both yoga and psychology. She integrates her experience in the two disciplines to provide personalised yoga therapy and to educate yoga therapists.
Heather Mason is the founder of the Minded Institute. The Institute is a culmination of Heather’s personal and professional work. After years of deep depression and anxiety Heather moved to South East Asia to begin intensive meditation practice in Buddhist monasteries, where she spent 3 years developing and transforming her mind.
Zoe is a Diploma Course Tutor (DCT) for the British Wheel of Yoga and is also their DCT Training Officer. Over 30 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions has resulted in an eclectic style of teaching that has been influenced by all those she has worked with. Her fundamental approach is to build strength as the cornerstone of practice and from there all poses become possible.
Tara Fraser has had a lifelong interest in yoga, has been teaching since 1993 and is a BWY Diploma Course Tutor. She believes yoga can help everyone to live well, feel good and age gracefully. Her teaching style draws on several traditions but is heavily influenced by the personalised and therapeutic approach of TKV Desikachar which has been her own practice for many years.
Ruby Reed and Christabel Reed are activists, yoga teachers and yoga therapists. They founded Advaya Initiative, a social change platform exploring solutions to the interconnected crises of environmental destruction and mental health. They seek to inspire and empower young people to become activists for a better world, addressing narratives of disempowerment and exploring how to lead authentic lives in harmony with nature.
Michael is a Life Strategist, Vedic astrologer, teacher and author. In 2008 he co-founded Cranmore Foundation, an educational charitable trust that researches the world’s wisdom traditions to identify universal principles and values that can be carefully reformulated as design principles that support human and environmental well-being, and broad-spectrum sustainability.
Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for a decade, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these trainings, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals and his two-volume work on Yoga As Therapy.
Scott is one of the only ashtanga yoga teachers to both be authorised in the primary and intermediate series by Manju Jois, son of K Pattabhi Jois and be given senior teacher status by John Scott, certified by Pattabhi Jois and one of the most recognised and world renowned names in Ashtanga Yoga.
Colin studied yoga and yoga therapy with the late T.K.V. Desikachar, the son of Professor T. Krishnamacharya. During these years of constant study, he learnt how to use many of yoga’s tools and how to combine and accurately apply them based on their required effect for an individual, the process of viniyoga. As a teacher and trainer he is now adept at employing clear language to convey complicated yoga concepts and possibilities, in a simple and accessible way.
Gary Carter has over 30 years of experience in movement physical training, anatomical study and bodywork practices. With a background in athletics, competition cycling, bodybuilding, martial arts, yoga and manual therapies, he himself has studied with many inspiring teachers. trainers and masters in their fields including the training in ‘elasticity of the spine and stretching’ at age 14 by a professional cycling coach.
Ruth Westoby is fascinated by yoga both in academia and practice. Ruth is a doctoral researcher in yoga and an Ashtanga practitioner. She began teaching posture-based classes in 2004. She was awarded an MA in Indian Religions from SOAS in 2010 with Distinction after which she began teaching yoga history and philosophy on workshops and teacher trainings.