Meet The Teachers
Flow & Restore Yoga, Thursday 12.30-1.20pm
Caroline is a yoga teacher and wellbeing enthusiast. She first experienced the positive impact of yoga in the 1990’s whilst working in Hong Kong. A colleague would disappear from the office at lunchtime with a rolled-upmat under her arm and come back glowing. When Caroline found out this was down to a yoga class, she decided to give it a try. Practising yoga all her adult life, yoga continues to help Caroline feel well and grounded and to support her during challenging times.
She enjoys teaching yoga for sharing the benefits and connecting with others. Her style is supportive, friendly, and calm and she focuses on breath, movement, and alignment. You can expect variety, optional hands-on assists, and music during her class.
She has been teaching yoga since qualifying with a Teacher Training Diploma in 2008 to men and women, beginners, and experienced, through private classes, gym chains, wellbeing clinics and resilience retreats.
Caroline lives in Crystal Palace and when not teaching yoga, she freelances with corporate companies in business psychology as a leadership development specialist.
To book a Yoga Flow & Restore class or make an enquiry email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Teacher Training Diploma - Yoga Campus (Yoga Alliance & BWY Accreditation)
• Yin Yoga Advanced Teacher Training - The Shala
Yoga with Yoko, Wednesday 8-9pm
Yoko's love for movement and physical activity goes back to when she was very young and encouraged to pursue professional training in ballet.
Since then, Yoko has explored a variety of different movement practices over the years.
Yoko has dedicated a part of her life to work in theatre and 3-D-design and today loves creating ceramic art pieces.
After many enjoyable, years of work in the travel industry, Yoko has now transitioned into early retirement, to focus more on her holistic and heart-centred activities.
Beyond the yoga mat, Yoko’s on-going passion for holistic well-being resulted in her training as a hypnotherapist, now offering EFT, soul-journeying and regression therapy, which can be combined in 1-2-1 sessions with yoga.
Yoko qualified at the Devvrat Yoga Sangha school of Yoga, in Kerala where she took a 200 YTT training course, earlier in 2023.
Since her return from India, she has been teaching classes around South East London and has continued to expand her teaching knowledge by taking further training courses in various forms of yoga.
(Yin, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yoga for Children and Pranayama Breathing Techniques.)
Yoko took much inspiration from her two long-standing teachers, Sarah Jettoo (Yoga) and Cherron Lee Johnson ( Pilates), who provided her with a solid foundation in movement principles.
Please feel free to contact Yoko on email@example.com, with any questions!
£12 per class, class passes available here.
Making Magic - Women's Circle - second Sunday of every month, 3-5pm
Alice Alderman is a local artist and Art teacher with 20 years experience working creatively with others through schools and workshops. She believes that making space for creativity and play in our daily lives is not a luxury but a necessity.
Connecting to our creative flow connects us both to our own inner magic and to the magic of the universe, opening us up to a more joyful and playful life. When women come together to create then the magic is magnified, and this is what Making Magic Women’s Circle is all about.
Pilates and Hypopressives
Diane is French by birth but a Londoner at heart.
She teaches Pilates and Hypopressives with a forte in rehabilitation: whether on the mat or using equipment.
With 18 years experience, Diane has the expertise to heal, achieve and transform. Spreading the message worldwide, The Centred Female Solution ® is her unique movement programme designed to heal pelvic issues, using hypopressives training and Pilates on apparatus. In a mentorship capacity, Diane has created the next generation of Pilates powerhouses at the Body Control Pilates Association, for over 10 years.
07913 425 753
Sound Experience - monthly 4th Sunday 3.30-5pm
Starting Sunday 24th September
Kate Mckenzie and Zoot Lynam
I found myself at a yoga class many years ago. At first, it was a means to keep myself in the best condition mentally and physically. As a young actress, I saw it as a way to keep my ‘instrument’ well.
The practice became more and more absorbing and in 2000, I took my first yoga teacher training.
As it was in Kundalini yoga, where mantra plays a huge role, I quickly connected with some wonderful devotional musicians.
I’ve completed further trainings and studies in hatha, flow, yin and more.
I love to combine elements of these systems, the chakras, and the elements with sound to create a unique offering where I hope you can take time to find balance, calm and inspiration.
I hope you’ll join Zoot and me for a heart-opening sound experience.
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QiGong, Meditation and Sound Healing
Sana is an associate teacher with the Sound Healing Academy and runs workshops training people in becoming qualified sound healers. She is also an accredited Meditation Teacher and Qigong teacher. When not teaching, Sana works as a Holistic Therapist offering services in Sound healing, Traditional Thai Massage, Reiki, and Reflexology. Before stepping into the world of complementary therapies, Sana worked as a college teacher of science for nearly 15 years.
Exploring the Power of Colour - monthly 4th Friday 7.30-9pm
Using Colour Mirrors, sound and EFT/tapping, I work with people to live life the way they want to. This means clearing the low, stuck vibrations (emotions) in the body and the limiting beliefs which sit in the subconcious telling us we cannot do certain things. I am there to offer a helping hand to remind you of just how powerful and wonderful you truly are.
I love sharing these powerful tools and the ancient teachings which empower you to empower yourself.
Tai Chi / QiGong
Peter teaches both Tai Chi (Taijiquan) and Chi Gong (Qigong). He started to study these disciplines in 1992 and had previously studied a variety of martial arts. He teaches the Tai Ji 37 form, Eight Step Yang Style Short Form Tai Chi, the Eight Strands of Silk Brocade Chi Gong and an introduction to Dragon and Tiger medical Qi Gong - all of which are appropriate for all levels and are ideal for beginners and older adults.
Most of the yoga classes I went to in my 20’s left me cold. I found it difficult to follow the class and I felt stupid. I certainly didn’t want to go back for more!
In my 30’s I finally discovered a class that welcomed complete newcomers with patience and kindness and I soon started to see great improvement in my strength, flexibility and quite unexpectedly my mental health. Now I was hooked!
I'm passionate about keeping my classes accessible and open to anyone who wants to come along - a good yogi isn't someone who aces all the poses, it's someone who listens to their body over the teachers voice and takes things at their own pace - making the practice their own.
To do my classes you don’t need the latest athleisure wear, you don’t need to look a certain way, have a certain level of fitness or understand Sanskrit! You don’t have to have done yoga ever before in your life.
The power of yoga is unexplainable and I’m over the moon that I get to share it with you.
You are welcome just as you are.
Beginner's & Improvers Pilates
Amy is a BCP Pilates teacher and personal trainer who is passionate about women’s health. She has been working with women in the Crystal Palace area for seven years, focusing on pregnancy, post-natal fitness, menopause and everything in between! She is also a keen runner and works regularly with local runners teaching specialised Pilates and creating targeted strength programmes. Amy also has the CES Pelvis Pro certificate, which she uses to help clients with back/hip/pelvis pain.
Pregnancy Yoga and Monthly Nap Club
Chloe George is a postnatal doula and yoga and movement teacher. She teaches a movement and breath practice that is energising and nourishing without being depleting, to make you feel supported, connected and at home in your body. This is a practice to help you slow down, find space, discover your own innate strength and be kind to yourself. She lives in Crystal Palace with her husband and two children.
Pilates | Functional Movement, Osteopath
Originally from Lithuania, qualified Osteopath Auste moved to London in 2003 to study the master’s in performance and culture, at Goldsmiths College, London.
Auste has an extensive experience and interest in movement, including dance, yoga, and Pilates. She trained in ballet and contemporary dance for over 10 years; this experience led her to qualify as Pilates teacher in 2013.
Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Sound Healing
As an ex long haul flight attendant, Zoe spent over 15 years living out of hotels and fuelled by large cups of coffee.
Flying across many time zones in short periods of time took its toll on both her mind and body.
Falling into a negative lifestyle and chaotic work-life balance, Zoe wanted to find a way to feel more centred and calm.
An invite to a yoga and mediation session was what changed this for her. Coming away feeling connected and calm was the invite to continue her yoga and sound healing journey.
Blessed with attending some of the most magical classes by amazing instructors all over the world Zoe went on to train as a yoga instructor and sound healing practitioner in order to share its magic in creating and empower the best version of you .
Zoe's classes are accessible to everyone by holding classes in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin Yoga, as well as finding space in harmony and calm from meditative sound healing.
If you are at a crossroads and want to just want to "give it a go" then these yoga and sound healing session are the gentle introduction you are whole heartily invited to.
All classes accessible to everyone.
Relax and Reset workshop, monthly Fridays 6-7pm
Amy Viola is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindset & Emotional Health Coach, and NLP Practitioner helping groups and individuals empower themselves to take healthy control over their thoughts, behaviours and emotions, sustainably and meaningfully while navigating life with various challenges such as lack of confidence and self-worth, big (or small) life events, clarity, life-changing decisions, overwhelm, stress management, sleep issues, burnout and much more.
She offers the Rest & Reset session at 6pm every second Friday of the month as well as the well-renowned Calm & Clarity Workshop quarterly. You can book her next monthly Relax & Reset session here https://calendly.com/amy-viola/rest-reset-group-session and her quarterly Calm and Clarity workshop will be available to book soon. To take more control, slow down, find balance and align with your passions and purpose, you can visit her website here https://amyviola.co.uk.
Shesensu and Aqua Ball Flow
Sarah offers fun and social fitness classes suitable for a wide range of fitness levels. Sarah is qualified to programme exercise for pre and post natal, perimenopause, menopause, young people and post COVID, so you are in safe hands!
Sarah spIits her time between personal training and group classes and loves both equally.
She gained her first (of many!) qualification to become a fitness professional in 2016.
Find out more about Sarah and her many classes and events, via her website: https://sarahsalternativefitness.co.uk/
Pregnancy Yoga, Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm
Mums & Babies Yoga, Thursdays 11am-12pm
Felicity is a Kiwi, mother of two, living and working in London.
Felicity moved to the UK in 2007 to pursue a career in Musical Theatre. She first came to yoga after picking up a performance injury and also found it a good way to keep ‘show fit’ in between roles. After sometime she began to notice something deeper happening within – she felt more balanced, fitter & stronger physically, yes, but more importantly felt mentally stronger and more content. It was then she decided to do her training and become a teacher.
Felicity began her training in 2013 with The Yoga People where she studied Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the traditional Primary Series and Rocket. After a few years of teaching a dynamic style she qualified as a Prenatal and Postnatal yoga instructor with Apple Yoga (Katy Appleton, London). In 2021 she completed her training in Yin alongside Austin Ince (Shanti Power Yoga).
Felicity teaches a range of styles from the fast-paced dynamic flow and powerful through to a more introspective practice, which can cultivate grounding and stillness. She specialises in yoga for Mums. Whether that is pregnancy yoga, mum and baby yoga, or a vinyasa flow for a bit more of a challenge! Felicity feels privileged to be able to work alongside mums during this special time.
Felicity has taught all over London, the UK and New Zealand.
Yoga Alliance Certificate 200 HOURS
Pre and Postnatal 92 HOURS
Yin 90 HOURS
Anatomy Certificate – Muscles and Skeletal
Mum & Baby, Vinyasa, Family Flow
Tabitha's personal yoga practice has always been about observing the journey of coming home to herself. Taking away everything else and drawing closer to the essence of true self. Yoga has helped her tremendously throughout her life and has become an essential part of her everyday life. She will always be a student of the practice and is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers have shared with her.
Her intention is to create a welcoming space for you to stop, listen and observe within. To take time out of the day to connect with yourself. To encourage a gentle practice of self-enquiry, self-love, and compassion by integrating physical movement with breath awareness. You will leave class feeling a little bit lighter and a little bit brighter.
You can read more about Tabitha on her website www.tabithaowenyoga.com/
Sound Experience every 3rd Saturday each mo
Muna, AKA Marcia Escoffery, is an award winning singer, six times nominated by the public, as a member of one the best female gospel group in the UK, The Escofferys. She was signed to Atlantic Records USA during the early 90’s.
After two life-changing experiences, the break up of her marriage and two years later the sudden death of her sister, she re-evaluated the meaning of life and how to make a difference to others.
Naturally resonating with spirituality and holistic healing, the search to find her true divine purpose and passion began. Starting with a home based voice tuition practice, Marcia helped clients initially find their inner voice, explore and develop their vocal range, and soon discovered that many clients actually required help with unlocking emotional blocks or releasing old hurts to free their voices.
This was key to helping clients producing a better sound, inducing positive energy and bringing about a new found appreciation for each client’s own sound.
This developed into ‘Soul Sound Healing and Voice Care’ for the professional and layman user, a holistic approach to releasing emotional blocks or hurts, whether from the past or in the present, to bring balance and harmony to the physical body, restoring the vocal sound and encouraging the authentic voice to surface and be present.
Since February 2022, Muna has launched her new sound healing practice ANGELICUS SANATIO, after 27 years of experience in this field, hosting events primarily in Crystal Palace, South London and expanding her practice in the rest of the UK.
Gong & Sound Bath, 1st Friday each month, 7.30pm
Britta von Basedow
I was blown away and fascinated the first time I experienced a gong bath. From that very first moment I was in total awe with these handcrafted instruments. I now can’t imagine life without a gong.
While playing the gongs I channel energy and let that guide me. Every session is unique and can never be repeated, it is what it is in that moment. To me that is like nature, like watching a river or waves in the sea, they come and go, flow by; a scent of a pine tree in the woods, the experience in that one moment, that is, but cannot be grasped.
I see myself like a conduit for the sound to come into being. So I am not a healer, but the receiving of the created sound waves and vibrations might stimulate one’s body to activate its own self-healing abilities and positive energy. And all that is what I enjoy to share with others. I draw inspiration from my shamanic practice & journeying, as well from my own experiences of working in stressful work environment / industry and from her own healing journey through which I see & realised that sometimes we just need a safe space where we can stop the thinking & talking and just be…
Britta is a certified Gong & Sound-healing Practitioner. She is also extremely creative as an artist & photographer, a nature lover and practices shamanism and 5Rhythms dance.
“Britta’s session are very intuitively held and with high level of gong playing” – Frank
“You make magic with everything you touch, You touch me!” – Murielle T.
“When I hear a Gong I feel like I hear the sound of the Universe.”
“It streams through my entire body like a reset to energise me.”
www.bvb-universe.com (coming soon!)
Kundalini Yoga, Fridays 12-1pm
Monthly Kundalini Yoga workshops, 3.30-5.30pm every 1st Sunday of the month
I have practiced different styles of yoga for most of my adult life . 10 years ago I ‘discovered ‘ Kundalini Yoga, found it life-changing and eventually undertook teacher training so that I could share the benefits with others.
Kundalini Yoga has been called the yoga of awareness . Using posture, breath work and the chanting of mantra, it enables a greater connection between our minds , bodies, spirits.
No previous experience of Kundalini or other yoga is necessary . Just let me know if you are new to the practice and any health issues that may impact.
For further details/ questions please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindful Patterns: Movement and Art, Sunday 16th July 3.30-5.30pm
Suzanne Pink & Maryann Huynh
Suzanne's ethos is centred around building confidence and supporting creativity and wellbeing through the exploration of art materials and techniques. She teaches art workshops for adults and children, with an emphasis on guiding workshop guests to develop and embrace their own style and ways of working, focusing on an enjoyment of the process.
Suzanne values a kind and gentle approach which recognises and adapts to individual needs, whether this is within a 1:1, small group or corporate setting.
For more information, visit suzannepink.co.uk
Maryann has always been a lover of movement and has been practicing yoga for over ten years. Time on the yoga mat enables Maryann to feel good in her body but also creates a steadier, calmer headspace. As a teacher, Maryann endeavours to share this with her students and to help them live more fully with healthy bodies and minds.
Maryann teaches a variety of yoga styles, including Vinyasa, Mandala, Sculpt and Yin. She can be found leading group classes in South West and South East London, but also teaches privately (one-to-ones, small groups and corporate teams).
More can be found on Maryann here: maryann-yoga.com
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