Our Yoga Teachers

Sue Gregory
Power Flow

Previously an avid runner and gym enthusiast, Sue discovered yoga in 2007, initially practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa and Bikram before moving onto a more dynamic Vinyasa style. She immediately came to appreciate how yoga can benefit not only the body but the mind as well, and loves the physical and mental challenge yoga can offer.

Sue feels fortunate to have completed her yoga teacher training with Stewart Gilchrist (dynamic Vinyasa) and Per Hoglund (Ashtanga Vinyasa), on the 200 hour training with the Power Yoga Company. Inspired by her own experiences and the knowledge gained, Sue now seeks to inspire others in the classes she teaches.

Sue loves the physicality of yoga and this comes across in her classes. Her classes provide an uplifting experience that both calms and invigorates the body and mind.

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John Sutton
Power Flow | Yin Yoga

John was introduced to yoga by his Danish wife Pia in February 2002. “....one day she dragged me into a class at our local health club and I’ve been lost to it ever since...”John’s experience has encompassed a wide variety of styles including Iyengar, Sivanada and general Hatha classes.  He is a member of the Yoga Alliance and is Rocket and Ashtanga Vinyasa trained (300 hours) through The Yoga People/It’s Yoga (SF).

“...Aside from the deep contentment that a good regular practice brings, I love the community aspect of yoga. The shared experience of a room full of people all moving with intention, awareness and rhythm is really special for me...”

John’s classes are sequenced around forward bends, twists, hip openers, backbends and working on core strength to move towards more challenging postures. John is currently involved in Teacher Training as part of the faculty of the current “Yoga People” London 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa training course.

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Jo Arthur
Power Flow | Yin

Jo is a qualified Health Coach & Yoga Teacher. Having spent 15 years in the busy world of events & hospitality, Jo discovered yoga & healthy eating was the key to bring energy and balance into her life. Jo trained at The Power Yoga Company in London in 2011 and studied Yin Yoga and Anatomy with Paul Grilley, the godfather of Yin. She has also studied with US yoga goddess Shiva Rea and anatomy and Yin Yoga guru Paul Grilley.

Jo loves teaching the balance of Power Vinyasa and Gentle Yin and is passionate in sharing her love for yoga with everybody, not matter how old, fit or flexible you are! Jo’s classes are suitable for all levels and sprinkled with fun and a funky play list. Jo is proud to be an official ambassador for the stylish and slick sportswear brand, Sweaty Betty, and is certified by Yoga Alliance UK.

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Laura Gaspar
Power Flow | Yin and Yang

Laura has been practicing different types of yoga (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga, Rocket Yoga and Dharma Mittra) for many years. She approached yoga for the physical reasons, but very soon with a regular practice she discovered how yoga gives much more than a simple workout.

In 2012 Laura went to India to become a certified Yoga teacher and share the benefits of yoga. She is now certified 500hrs in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Rocket, Yin, Tripishore techniques and Mandala Yoga.

Laura's philosophy is that everybody is capable of practicing yoga, but not necessarily in the same way (different expectations, different bodies, injuries, etc.). With this in mind, she makes sure to adapt her classes to each group and to the individuals. Her aim is to put a smile on each student’s face and a nice feeling of well-being. 

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Dirish Shaktidas
Vinyasa Flow | Yin

Dirish Shaktidas is a flexaterian, immersed in the world of holistic healing. Dirish has been practising yoga and meditation for 10 years, and he teaches Vinyasa Flow, Dynamic, Yin Restore, and is a specialist in Shakti Dance, the Yoga of Dance. Trained under Yoga Works in LA and mentored by Maty Ezraty and Kia Miller.

Dirish's classes are described as rejuvenating, dynamic and chilled, and his teaching is clear, concise and mindful; with the focus on breath, alignment and bringing you into a state of inner peace.

Dirish leads his life by honouring his intention to help others become more conscious within thus becoming more aware outward. He is influenced by multiple yogic disciplines and teachers from past present and future. He believes that experience is life and life is the experience which is the greatest teacher.

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Yogi Ashokananda
Himalayan Hatha

Yogi Ashokananda was raised in India and has been practising yoga since early childhood when his Grandfather was his first teacher. Over many years Yogi has been fortunate to develop his teaching, experience and education of yoga under some of the great remote, Indian masters. He has taught the teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga, the Sivananda Ashram and the Shri Ved Niketan Ashram. Now, as a Yoga, Meditation and spiritual Master, he teaches a number of his own profound teachings, insights and disciplines which have their roots in ancient, sacred Indian tradition.

Yogi Ashokananda is considered to be one of the true existing masters of yoga and meditation. His Power Yoga & Kriya Yoga DVD is currently available nationwide. He has press coverage from Yoga and Health magazine, Om magazine, Top Sante magazine among others and was featured in a Channel 4 Production called “Breath”.

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Shamita Ray
Power Flow

Having worked as a dancer and choreographer for twenty years, Shamita started practising Iyengar yoga as a means to increase flexibility and complement dance training. A chance wandering into an Ashtanga class one day turned what was, until then, a mere hobby, into a lifelong passion, rivalling her love for dance. She went on to study both in India and in the UK with international teachers, including David Swenson, with whom she completed Ashtanga teacher training, and Lara Baumann, with whom she completed 500 hour teacher training. She most recently completed Advanced Teacher Training with Ana Forrest.

She currently offers classes, workshops and retreats worldwide in Vinyasa Flow yoga, that combine the precision and alignment of Iyengar, with the breath and dynamism of Ashtanga. She enjoys being creative in her classes, and loves challenging practitioners to discover what their bodies are truly capable of, while maintaining a sense of humour and playfulness. Specialising in teaching both children and adults, she uses her background as a dancer to choreograph imaginative sequences that move seamlessly from one posture to another, in a dance-like flow of breath and movement.

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Adrianna Zaccardi
Mindful Flow

Adrianna’s teaching style is an expression of her spirit. Her classes are rooted in clear alignment, mindful, playful, and encourage curiosity and exploration. She chooses to recognise and facilitate the human desire for connection – not only within the body, mind and spirit, but also within our relationships, our communities and nature. With a gentle laugh and smile, Adrianna encourages her students to recognise that despite its transformative value, yoga can present an array of emotion and experiences.

Adrianna came to yoga 10 years ago and has not looked back. After her 10 years playing high level basketball in Australia, a friend introduced Adrianna to yoga. Her natural curious nature was sparked upon embarking on this ancient practice, as it truly provided a space for her to explore not only the physical body, but the subtle layers of the self.

In addition to undertaking two 200hr internationally accredited trainings (2012 Duncan Peak, Power Living Australia, and 2013 Eoin Finn, Blissology Yoga), Adrianna has been under the close mentorship of well recognised London based senior teacher and renowned teacher mentor, Naomi Absalom.

Adrianna’s classes have become a natural space for her students cultivate a space for self-reflection, to feel what is happening across all layers of the mind-body. Her sensitivity opens her up to the depth of the energetic field, where she embodies the subtle shifts of energy, translating them into thoughtful questions to pose to you as you practice. Adrianna’s intention for her students is to create a space for you to cultivate knowingness, build your intuition and trust what you discover as you listen to your body. A space to explore, discover, and return.

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Choi Kok
Power Flow | Restorative

Choi has practiced yoga for nearly 20 years and is a British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher (qualifying with The Yoga Academy). She has practised Vipassana meditation for over 15 years and within that time attended numerous silent Vipassana retreats. She believes that yoga can benefit and be practiced by all; alignment cues with modifications/variations are continually offered so that classes are inclusive and taught within a compassionate environment.

Choi teaches an enriching and nurturing practice through dynamic/gentle sequences and yin/restorative yoga, encouraging the body/mind to be linked with breath; helping still the fluctuations of the mind and to be more present in the unfolding of each moment. 

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Cloudia Hill
Power Flow

Cloudia Hill has been working in TV, Film and Theatre for the last 10 years and found Yoga whilst on tour in the USA 7 years ago. The Yoga enabled a focus and stamina, which was required for a long tour. Once she found the mat it became her safe second home.

The discipline of Yoga is not an easy journey and there are plenty of obstacles along the way. However by learning patience, focus and marrying breath, body and mind it allows you to create a space free from obstacles mentally and physically. It enables you to grow on and off the mat.

Cloudia trained with Stewart Gilchrist at “The Power Yoga Company”. Her teaching is inspired and influenced by Doug Swenson, Greg Gumucio and Dice lida- Klein to whom she is incredibly grateful.

She is known for a strong, fun and dynamic class with fluid sequencing. Her infamous Breatheyourbody music lists can be found on Spotify. Her natural and honest approach allows you to strip off your armour explore, find a freedom, take up as little or as much space as you need and most importantly encourages you to smile. Her non judgemental approach helps you to grow both physically and spiritually on and off the mat.

 

 

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Matt Lamburn
Himalayan Hatha
Matt began his journey with yoga in response to an inner calling and discovered a way to connect the mind, body and spirit in flowing, elegant and graceful sequences of movement.
 
As a dedicated student of Yogi Ashokananda and Himalayan Hatha yoga, Matt brings a sense of strength and dynamism to his classes with a focus on the breath, the alignment of the body and the inherent strength and wisdom within our physical form.
 
Matt is a practitioner of many holistic therapies, including Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Crystal Therapy and Reiki, which has allowed him to glimpse the golden thread of all healing and bodywork modalities and their common roots in the science and practice of yoga.
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Eryck Brahmania
Power Flow

Eryck’s years working with some of the UK’s top dance companies has given him a deep understanding of the body, flow, movement as a meditation and anatomical understanding. Trained as a yoga teacher under Claire Missingham’s watchful eye, Eryck continues to study with Claire as well as assist her at triyoga and various workshops.

Students can expect deep yoga assists, brilliant sequencing and traditional roots of yoga using Sanskrit, krama vinyasa, use of precise and detailed anatomical alignment and fantastic uplifting music.

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Fredrik Underhaug
Power Flow | Yin Yoga
Fredrik, originally from Norway, trained as a firefighter and personal trainer. He has a huge knowledge of and enthusiasm for health and wellbeing. Fredrik recognises that health and wellness is a fundamental part of life but believes, through yoga, that change starts from the inside.
 
He trained with The Power Yoga Company as a 200 hour certified Yoga teacher.
 
Fredrik will challenge you physically, mentally and emotionally through the practice of yoga.
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Jemima Croker
Yoga Teacher

Jemima believes in Yoga as a way of life that allows for total transformation. She journeys to India each year to deepen her practice, exploring the healing powers of asana, pranayama and meditation and is eternally grateful for the teachers and friends that have inspired her along this path so far.

Jemima's teaching is constantly evolving as she explores new pathways in which to explore the physical and emotional body. She teaches in a way that cultivates an embodied recognition that the body, mind and spirit are connected. Her intention is to remind students that physical Yoga is the first step on an inward journey; that feeling the interconnectedness within our own bodies helps us realise our connection to others, our environment, to mother nature and the elements. It is a strong practice which aims to enhance the prana (energy) throughout all the channels of the body, leading the body through the fundamentals of an effective Hatha Yoga practice (standings, twists, backbends, folds and inversions) and some more unfamiliar pathways that cultivate strength and stability.

Jemima has been practicing yoga since her teens and qualified as a teacher at Ashiyana’s Yoga Centre in India in 2015. As well as being self taught, she continues to study with teachers from diverse backgrounds such as Mark Whitwell, Shiva Rea, Alaric Newcombe, Emil Wendel and Simon Borg Olivier.

For Jemima, Yoga offers you the opportunity to form an intimate relationship with yourself and that, with practice, the experience of asana (physical postures) becomes a heightened experience of being life itself. She hopes that the practice sparks an enquiry into the relationship you have with yourself - body, mind, spirit - so that you are able to cultivate qualities of awareness, acceptance and connectedness and bring them off the mat and into the world of interpersonal relationships.

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Marjan Nourouzi
Yoga Teacher

Marjan’s yoga journey began in 2001 where she fell deeply in love with yoga and has been on the path of yoga ever since.  She has taught both in Paris and London.  

Her classes are a dynamic blend of traditional asanas dedicated to the ancient roots of yoga with a playful modern twist.. 

With intelligent sequencing, each class is designed in harmony with seasons and natural rhythms of nature, focusing on building strength, stamina, flexibility and equanimity with beautiful rhythmic music to inspire exploration and movement meditation.  Her style is fluid, graceful, energetic and powerful.  Each posture is demonstrated through stages to inspire students of all abilities to move consciously.  

She is known for her nurturing playful style and skilful hands-on adjustments which will guide you through to a constant state of evolution.

Her root teachers are the amazing Shiva Rea and the wonderful Alessandra Pecorella, honouring Kriya Yoga and the T. Krishnamacharya lineages especially Vinyasa Flow.

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Laura Bartle
Pregnancy Yoga

Laura developed an interest and began ‘practising’  Yoga as a teenager purely for fitness reasons (using a VHS in her sister’s bedroom). As an adult her home practice continued, but she still hadn’t attended one class. She always skipped the meditation bit at the end of the DVD. In 2009, it was suggested to her that she might benefit from physically going to a class and she fell in love with Yoga all over again. Her practice improved from being talked through postures and hands on assistance.   She actively participated in the meditation and relaxation she'd always avoided and learnt so much more. She loved what Yoga and meditation did for her body (inside and out), mind and soul.

Laura decided that she would love to share her passion and knowledge with others.  She qualified as a 200hr Yoga Alliance/REPS registered Hatha and Vinyasa Flow teacher. She has taken part in a variety of classes over the years including Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Scaravelli -all of these experiences influence what she teaches in her classes. She places an emphasis on stress reduction, mindfulness and self compassion when she's teaching. She regularly attends a variety of classes to keep her practice fresh and in 2017 she completed her pre and post natal training.

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Risa Gabrielle
Mindful Flow
Yoga came into Risa's life more than a dozen years ago when she was assigned to write a newspaper article about a new studio in town. It was a happy accident as she didn't know how much she needed it or how much it would change her life. She was drawn to the asana but stayed for the transformations. Personal challenges with anxiety, stress and migraines were soon eased by practicing yoga. This is the magic of yoga that Risa revels in sharing as a teacher – how it can shape and improve life far beyond the mat. 
 
Risa's classes are accessible and filled with warmth, inspiration and humour – all backed by a motivating soundtrack. She invites her students discover what their bodies need and what their minds can let go of. Risa teaches across London, ranging from mindful flow and beginner's courses to dynamic vinyasa flow and restorative yoga, and she specialises in yoga for sleep and insomnia. 
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Kim Peacock
Power Flow | Mindful Flow

Kim's passion for mindful movement started during her Performing Arts studies. Kim fell in love with Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Meditation in 2002 as a result of a deepening connection to herself and life as a whole. She discovered the benefits of Yoga to be physically, mentally and energetically immense, therefore inspiring her to study to become a Yoga Teacher with The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Bahamas in 2004.

Kim has also studied with The Power Yoga Company London and continues her path as a student with various teachers from an array of traditions such as Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin and Meditation. Kim studies and is inspired by teachers such as Shiva Rea, Meghan Currie, Kathryn Budig and Tiffany Cruikshank.  She teaches from her heart within a warm and compassionate space sharing her personal experience and passion for movement and mindfulness. She believes Yoga and Meditation should be accessible to everyone and her aim is to support you to live a mindful life, with clarity, calm and deep connection. Her approach is fun, playful and calming all set to a backdrop of uplifting music. 

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