Candy Alderson

Candy Alderson

Candy began her yoga journey in 2009 when she was working full time in the film industry. It began with meditation as a way to declutter a busy mind. That then led to yoga asana (physical practice), transforming stress into movement and reconnecting with her body as a way of self medicating. It soon became her way of life, initially inspired by Ashtanga Mysore & Vinyasa styles. Eventually dropping her career, she did her first  200hr teacher training in Boulder, Colorado and later completed her 300 hour teacher training in India with Yoga Tribe.

With an adventurous spirit, Candy has travelled a lot, as both student and teacher.

Candy teaches a strong Vinyasa flow with emphasis on safe alignment and connected breath. Expect to work hard and to be challenged, to explore your limits and reconnect with your body. Quite the opposite to her Vinyasa, Candy also teaches Yin yoga. Expect to slow down, to work deep into the fibres of your body as a way to release both physical and emotional tension. In Yin the poses are deep, mostly floor based and are held for a longer to allow this release. Flexibility starts in the mind.

Mina Hosokawa

Mina Hosokawa

Mina is accredited by BWY and Yoga Alliance and has been teaching yoga for more than 12 years. She teaches technically focused Vinyasa flow and Pregnancy/birth preparation yoga classes.

Mina’s goal for these classes is for you to learn intelligent ways of moving your body with awareness of your breath to enhance your overall experience. She strives to create a more sustainable and fulfilling practice for students across all ages and body types. Mina’s style of teaching and practice today comes from reviewing, investigating and modifying her own practice. She aspires to be a good communicator to her students, importantly, a teacher who can explain yoga from both scientific and energetic perspective.

Mina’s Pregnancy Yoga is infused with Birth preparation. The main influence for these classes come from Michel Odent and from Liliana Lammers who are both incredibly important to her and her family.

Alison Masterman

Ali Masterman

Ali Masterman is a compassionate and insightful yoga teacher, she teaches everyone from children to adults and specializes in pregnancy, post-natal and restorative classes. Her classes have a wonderful community atmosphere supporting her students emotional and physical development with warmth and empathy.  Ali has a nurturing style which blends beautifully with her informal and relaxed approach.

She has studied with renowned international teachers including Francoise Barbira Freedman, Judith Lasater Hanson, Anna Ashby, Nadia Narian, Suzannah Hoffman, Michel Odent and Liliana Hammers.

She is also a qualified Massage Therapist and Doula.

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Cary Perkins

Cary Perkins

Cary is a level 2 Authorised Ashtanga teacher who began her practice in 1998 with teacher Tim Miller. She has taught since 1999, running Mysore in Boston, New York, London, Oslo, and Perth, Australia. She first visited Mysore, India in 1999 and has spent a year in total studying there, being authorised by Guruji in 2004. She has been taught the Advanced A series. Cary practiced the day before the birth of her two young children, returning to a full teaching schedule 2 weeks post-natal.

Prior to Ashtanga, Cary trained in massage therapy, studying for 4 years under the guidance of the founders of the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, California which encourages the development of psychologically sensitive bodyworkers. She focused primarily on Thai Massage, visiting Thailand to study with her teacher’s teacher. Now she integrates the many modalities she studied into a bodywork that integrates deep tissue with Swedish style massage and passive joint movement. She continues her education in both massage and yoga, keeping her practice fresh and connected.

Nikita Akilapa

Nikita Akilapa

Having trained with several acclaimed international schools and teachers – including David Swenson, Max Strom, Meghan Currie and Kristen Campbell – Nikita teaches a strong and graceful Hatha flow, inspired by two lineages dear to her heart: Ashtanga and Anusara.

Her teaching focuses on intelligent alignment, breath work and mindful body awareness. Nikita aims to empower and motivate her students, encouraging each individual practitioner to explore their own potential and strengthen the mind body connection.

Clive Fogelman

Clive Fogelman

Clive has a creative and open-minded approach to yoga and meditation, influenced by his therapeutic work and sporting background. He helps people cultivate intuition within their bodies, mindful that all individuals are different and continually evolving. Classes emphasise linking breath and movement to direct attention inward and become more aware of each moment. Drawing on the parallels between yoga and life, the mat becomes a playground for exploration and transformation. Yoga classes focus on developing core strength and flexibility, while providing a space to ground and release tension. Clive teaches dynamic, flow, restorative and yin yoga offering variations for all levels. His meditation classes include guided visualisations, breathing techniques and yoga nidra.

Yazmin Low

Yazmin Low

Raised in India, Yasmin has been immersed in the tradition of yoga since childhood, returning in her adult life to live and study as a yoga teacher in Mysore and the Himalayas, training in Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar styles. Through her personal realisations and passion for the discipline, Yazmin felt impelled to return to the West to share the wisdom of this ancient culture as a path to truth and self-realisation.

Yazmin’s teaching style is deep, strong and guided by intuition, with mindfully choreographed sequences, and variations for all levels. She encourages students to honour their bodies and feelings, whilst bringing attention to their breath and intelligent alignment. Where appropriate Yasmin enjoys using inspirational music, mood lighting and aromatherapy, all peppered with heartfelt philosophy.

During her pregnancy, Yazmin went on to study with some of the pioneers of prenatal yoga and birth, further training as a Doula with the world renowned obstetrician Michel Odent. She leads pregnancy yoga classes and private birth preparation sessions, feeling both passionate and privileged in being able to support and guide new mums and dads through their journey from pregnancy into parenthood.

Yazmin offers gratitude to all her teachers past and present and considers some of her main influences to be Jiddu Krishnamurti, Vanda Scaravelli, BKS Iyengar, Gary Carter, Donna Farhi, Rod Stryker and Max Strom.

Honor Pennington Legh

Honor Pennington Legh

Honor began practicing Iyengar yoga in secondary school.  She’s the daughter of devotees and grew up immersed in a yogic world view. She first trained with the British Wheel and then qualified as an Iyengar teacher. She now holds a Junior Intermediate level III Certification and is working on her Senior certification. Her teaching journey has taken her to London, India, Thailand, Australia and Europe with total enthusiasm and passion for Yoga.

The highlight of her adventures in yoga has been her work studying with teachers and devoted practitioners in India, especially  BKS Iyengar and his daughter Geeta Iyengar and son Prashant Iyengar in Pune on a number of intensives.  She has lived and worked as an assistant in India and feels blessed to share the gifts she has received.

Classes with Honor are holistic with a focus on bringing out our fullest potential with care and courage. Honor studies and practices yogic mantras, sound healing, African drumming and several healing modalities including EFT (Emotional freedom technique) that enrich her lively classes.

Ellie Ramsby Herrera

Ellie Ramsby Herrera

Teaching is a passion and has remained the backbone of Ellie’s life for many years. In addition to teaching regular classes she also directs her own teacher trainings in both London and Stockholm. Her goal as a teacher is to communicate clear purposeful instructions that support students individual learning process. Ellie encourages students to experience through the body and breath and to go beyond the old and familiar.

Ellie has a First Class (Hons.) degree in Contemporary Dance from London Contemporary Dance School and is certified as an experienced yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance (500 E-RYT) and Senior teacher through Yoga Alliance UK. She continues to develop her work and in 2016 she participated in a 4-month-long meditation facilitation mentorship programme for Michael Stone. At the moment she is pursuing her Masters degree in Effective Learning and Teaching at the Institute of Education at UCL in London. She is grateful for the teachers that continue to inspire her: Don and Amba Stapleton, Devarshi Steven Hartman, Bella Magnusson and Nikki Costello, as well as all her friends and family.

Claudio Astuto

Claudio Astuto

Claudio first began to practice Yoga in 2009 to support his athletic training. He was fascinated by the Yoga philosophy and its healing benefits. His heightened curiosity led him on a long journey to India where he established a deep connection with the roots and traditions of Indian Yoga and meditation through months of practice.

He practices daily Mysore style Ashtanga yoga and assists the Certified KPJAYI teacher Hamish Hendry.

Passionate about Yoga as a tool for healing, Claudio likes to encourage a meditative approach to the practice; his classes also include great emphasis on healthy alignments, breath work and mindful body awareness.

Claudio also works as a qualified Remedial Sports Massage Therapist at Down to Earth.

Mischa Varmuza

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 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 her on workshops and trainings. Aside her exploration of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga she has a regular Astanga and Iyengar practice which support and refine her understanding and teaching. 

Mischa regularly visits and has spent over a year in India studying, practicing and visiting sacred sites and holds a special place in her heart.

She 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.  Her 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.

Lisa Di Gennaro

Lisa Di Gennaro

Lisa believes Yoga is a way of life; everyone should practice it because it makes them a better person by developing more peace, love, happiness and kindness.

Lisa teaches a strong, energetic sequence. She holds certificates in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow yoga.

When she became pregnant and her practice slowed down, Lisa completed her Pre/Post Natal and Mum & Baby Yoga courses. This was the best thing she could have done as she discovered how simple breath and deep relaxation can help a woman heal physically, mentally and emotionally during this most precious and challenging time.