For Amelia, yoga is about creating space: physically, emotionally and mentally. The true beauty of yoga is that it meets you exactly where you are. It is for everyone. Amelia has been practicing meditation for nearly 20 years and yoga for 10 years. She teaches a range of styles including Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Aroma Yoga taking inspiration from her teachers Elena Brower, Rod Stryker, Norman Blair among many others, to whom she is deeply grateful.
Amelia’s intention in teaching is to create space and act as a guide for you to pause and breathe on the mat. Her wish is for us to carry this spaciousness off the mat and back into our own life, to our friends, family and community, learning to live from a place of intention and conscious choice rather than reactivity.
Josie started teaching a variety of Fitness Classes and Personal Training 24 years ago. This has included Pilates for the last 19 years. A few years after starting teaching, she was approached by one of the main Awarding Bodies to Train and Assess others in Gym, Aerobics, Step, PT and Pilates. So as well as all her fitness qualifications, she holds a degree, P.G.C.E, Assessor and Internal Verifier Qualifications.
Josie then moved abroad for a few years and carried on with teaching various Fitness Classes, PT and Pilates. Now back in the UK she continues to do this and also specialises in working with clients who have Mental Health problems.
Josie’s Pilates classes at Breeze cater for all levels and abilities. Her teaching focuses on improving flexibility, building strength and endurance in the entire body. She puts an emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core and improving coordination and balance.
Meriel originally came to practice Yoga as a means of stretching out, as a heavy gym goer at the time. She soon felt not only the benefit of yoga to her body, but also learning how to breathe properly. The art of slowing down and experiencing the depth of yoga kept drawing Meriel back to class.
Meriel has now been practicing for over 20 years and teaching for over 9 years with over 800 hours of teacher training and counting. She still values the ability to breathe and the journey into the internal space. These are the key elements that Meriel focuses on regardless of whether it be a dynamic practice of Forrest or Hatha Yoga or a softer practice of Yin or Restorative Yoga.
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Suzy began practing yoga as a way to counteract her busy lifestyle
She is a bright, passionate and skilled yoga teacher who has been in the teaching industry for over 20 years, in her role as a well-known hairdresser and Educator for Hob Salons Camden. Suzy studied with renowned teachers Ana Forest and Claire Missingham, also taking classes with Kristi Johnson and Jambo Truong regularly. In 2015 she decided to take the step to do her yoga teacher training with Claire Missingham. She completed the rigorous training with "outstanding". She is currently mentored by Claire Missingham.
In Suzy’s class you will experience her uplifting smile, positive message and a fun, vibrant practice that challenges physically and spiritually. Suzy has a fantastic ability enthuse students to deepen their practice. Her motto is to do something that scares you with pride and enthusiasm. For instance, five months after having a baby she ran the London Marathon, learning from it that you can do anything you put your mind to.
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Minica found yoga through dance training as a way to maintain her physical and mental wellbeing in a demanding industry.
After travelling to India to complete her teacher training in 2013, Minica realised yoga was the route she wanted to take. She connected to it from a deeper space within her that she didn’t even know existed!
Noticing the similarities between the challenges of life and what happens on a yoga mat, Minica tries to teach and practise with an open and sincere heart. Breathing, alignment, compassion to the body and integrity are her focus.
Fun fact: Minica performed at the London Olympic Opening Ceremony and danced for Katy B and Jessie J.
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Bella was introduced to Yoga whilst studying Contemporary Theatre/ Performance at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011 and continued to practise at Modo Yoga whilst studying and living in Los Angeles. Bella belonged to the Agape International Spiritual Centre in Culver City, where she practised and worked with Dr Michael Bernard Beckwith, Deepak Chopra, Panache Desai, Marianne Williamson and many other inspirational teachers. As a result of this experience, Bella was inspired to follow her own spiritual yogic path which led her to completing her Kids/Teen/Family Yoga qualification with Rainbow Yoga.
Recently Bella continued her studies and completed a 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training with The Parampara Authentic School of Yoga with Imir Frazer and Yin Yoga and Open Circle Training with Akhanda Family with Yog Sundari.
Fun Fact: Bella played Tituba in the Arthur Miller classic play called ‘The Crucible,’ whilst in the States.
Katy comes from an arts background with an MA in fashion textiles. In addition to this creative work she has always loved finding ways to express and enhance the body.
Katy has been teaching for over 15 years. She undertook a British Wheel of Yoga, Hatha Yoga course with Zoe Knott in 2004 and added Pregnancy & Postnatal, Couples Birth workshops, Certificate by Birthlight, & Meditation modules to further develop her learning.
Katy specifically likes to work with the breath, linking postures in flow movements, building a safe practice and working with strength as well as developing the flexibility required to reach the more challenging postures. Katy especially likes to add balances in her practice that allow the mind an opportunity to rest, as balances require deeper levels of focus. She believes that the journey is the most interesting aspect of practice and encourages students not to be overly attached to the end postures.
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Zoe discovered yoga over 20 years ago to alleviate sciatica. The more she did, the more she wanted to do and got curious about the anatomy, physiology and philosophy and decided to learn more.
Zoe began teaching with a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course. She has completed their 500-hour diploma and holds a Yin Yoga teaching certificate and qualified as a Pregnancy yoga teacher.
Zoe's classes are light-hearted, informative and she likes it best when people laugh and smile as they practice as well as feel comfortable to ask questions.
Zoe holds a master’s degree in Business and her day job is helping people set up and run businesses, supporting mentoring, encouraging along the way, a lot like teaching yoga. She still can’t get her rugby and football playing sons to try yoga, but her rescue dog are masters of both down and up dog.
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Mariana first experienced Pilates during an ACL knee injury rehabilitation in 2008 and worked not only to recover from surgery but also to enhance her dance technique and performance skills. Since then, Pilates became a regular practice that has enabled her to have a 10-year professional contemporary dance career. Mariana is now a level 3 Body Control Pilates teacher.
Her classes focus on aiding each person to develop a mindful, safe and effective workout. Her passion for movement, dance and somatic techniques is highly incorporated in her lessons and her generous and calm approach inspire clients of all walks of life to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Mariana's class have a steady pace, with great attention to details. She takes pride in helping people to be confident and has a joyful experience whilst introducing challenging exercises progressively.
Besides teaching Pilates, Mariana is an experienced professional dancer born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She trained at London Contemporary Dance School and has been working with a wide range of companies and choreographers across the UK and abroad.
Dan has worked in the fitness industry for over 15 years both as a personal trainer and as an instructor of group exercise classes, teaching a wide age range of participants. Teaching classes had taken it’s toll on his body and he began practicing Pilates to help with his general aches, pains and alignment.
After experiencing the beneficial results first hand, he decided to train as a Pilates instructor in 2011. Dan has continued to build on his training by qualifying as an Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) instructor, he enjoys teaching both AIS and Pilates classes and uses this knowledge and know how with his personal training clients.
Dan brings a huge element of fun and enjoyment to his Pilates classes through his charismatic personality and and energetic approach.
Carline has a passion for Hatha, Yin, and Ashtanga yoga and providing inclusive and creative ways of introducing these styles of practice to students of all ages.
Carline is a YMCA Fit accredited yoga instructor, CPR and First Aid qualified and has an Enhanced DBS.
Carline’s aim is to promote health, wellbeing, calm and confidence to children and teens, whilst setting down the foundations for a vibrant, balanced, positive and healthy life ahead.
Carline is originally from New York having moved to the UK in 2001. Her background is as varied as the students she teaches; having studied psychology and human biology, also holding a BA in Business Management.
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Having worked as a personal trainer and class instructor for the past 11 years, Lisa turned to yoga 5 years ago in a bid to combat some of the stresses and strains she had placed on her body over the years and also to bring some kind of calm and peace to her otherwise hectic lifestyle
Having completed her yoga teacher training, and fully embracing what it opened her eyes to, Lisa knew that yoga was the path she wanted to follow and inspire others to follow too.
Throughout her class Lisa encourages a strong connection between body, mind and spirit. She delivers a physically demanding practice, whilst at the same time encouraging her participants to practice without pain and to accept each moment as their bodies being exactly where they should be. Lisa likes to use music and short readings as a way to enhance the experiences her participants have during their practice and as a way of enabling participants to take vital elements of their practice with them into their lives outside of the yoga studio. Lisa’s background also means that she has a keen interest in anatomy and physiology. She will use her knowledge to guide you carefully and precisely through your poses, educating you about your body as you go.
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Erin initially practiced hot yoga and then went on to try many other styles including Anusara Yoga. She felt that this was the path she had been looking for, and decided to do what she loved - dedicate her life to improving the health and wellness of others.
Erin completed her Teacher Training with Bridget Woods-Kramer, a Senior Anusara Certified Instructor, in Ubud, Bali. She loves to travel and practice yoga all over the world, gaining from each new experience, and sharing those experiences with her students.
Anusara Yoga focuses on body alignment, opening of the heart region, and Tantric philosophy. She really connects with the principles of Anusara, and uses those teachings when instructing students. She incorporates pranayama, meditation, and intention setting into her classes. She loves to see students connect with their practice in such a way that their everyday lives are more centered and full of richness.
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A life-long interest in health & movement led Imir to begin practicing yoga in 2000. She has since studied consistently to deepen her understanding of anatomy, the eight limbs of yoga, and yoga philosophy as a way of life; exploring traditional yoga systems, particularly classical Ashtanga Yoga, Dynamic & Restorative Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Krama.
Following the tradition of ‘Guru Parampara’ (passing on the tradition of yoga in its pure form from teacher to student, generation to generation), Imir enjoys training with some of the world’s foremost senior teachers in Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Sequencing, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation and Anatomy. She took her initial 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training qualification in 2010, followed by a further qualification in Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 and 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in December 2017.
Imir’s teaching style is calm, light-hearted and friendly, her classes deep and challenging, accompanied by music.
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Agneta started practising Bikram Yoga in the US back in 2000 with Jimmy Barkan and got addicted to all the benefits of practicing yoga in a hot room. Having had a severe knee injury in 2009, yoga helped to heal and avoid radical knee surgery. Agneta works as a Specialist Audiologist which includes working with patients who suffer with balance disorders – an area where yoga has proven to have countless benefits.
Agneta completed her training with Jimmy Barkan in the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga, enabling her to share her own experience of healing from the inside, for which she has a true passion!
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Whilst it was the physicality of yoga that initially drew Matt to the practice - in particular the transitions and the flow of movement - he soon found that there were many benefits beyond just the physical as yoga brought greater balance and awareness into his life.
As he continues to deepen his understanding of these transformative practices, Matt feels incredibly lucky to help others discover the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for themselves, doing so in a considered, grounded way that is accessible and relatable to all (‘spiritual’ and secular minded alike).
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Yoga has been an important part of Sarah’s life since childhood, with humble beginnings copying her mum’s home practice as a tot. Growing up, she explored yoga in parallel to 12 years of classical ballet training to enhance her strength and flexibility. Although the physical aspect of yoga initially interested her, throughout teen years, Sarah began to use yoga as a tool to manage stress, anxiety and depression. The yoga mat became the one place that she could express her true self.
Completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2015 felt like the natural progression for Sarah to advance her understanding of both the physical practice and philosophy of yoga. Recently Sarah has developed her teaching with an advanced teacher training in Forrest Yoga and Rocket.
Sarah encourages students to step onto their mat and leave the rest of the world behind, tune to their intuition (something that we often silence in modern life) and connect with their breath to take themselves into a deeper level of awareness throughout their practice.
Aside from Yoga, Sarah has a passion for live music and running. When she is not sweating it out on a yoga mat, expect her to be either losing herself in the centre of a mosh pit or training for a marathon!
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Bonny's fitness journey began as a dancer in her 20's and she was lucky enough to dance all over the world. Following this, Bonny became an aerobics instructor and later ran and owned her own gym in Docklands for over 10 years.
Bonny was always interested in yoga, but it took a while to become hooked on it. Now, she is obsessed!
Bonny has been a fully qualified yoga teaching for 3 years. Initially she qualified in Ashtanga and since has taken trainings in Rocket, Mandala, Forrest, Chair, Aerial and Bikram.
One of the things Bonny loves most about yoga is that it is a never ending journey. Each of us on our own unique path not knowing where that path may lead us, and the more you learn the more you realise there is more to learn about your mind, body, focus and spirit.
One thing you may not know is that whilst owning the gym she gained a black belt in martial arts! She floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee!
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Giovina came to yoga about 9 years ago and clearly remembers feeling so alive and present after her first class. Giovina has a background of dance, fitness and theatre body movement and she has always been fascinated by the mind and body.
Giovina completed her 200-hours Teacher Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa in 2006 at Breeze, followed by a 50-hours Rocket training with 'It's Yoga International', led by Jamie Blowers and has been teaching regularly ever since.
Giovina aims to create a supportive, welcoming and pressure-free environment. The intention is to provide challenges for the body, mind and ego. She invites students to listen to their body, befriend their breath and embark on their own unique journey towards becoming their best version of themselves while having fun.
Whilst working as an Au Pair in her mid-twenties, Giovina was enjoying herself at a family party when a child approached her to ask “Are you a grown up?!”. It was an unforgettable moment which makes Giovina laugh to this day.
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Elizabeth began practicing yoga when working in the fashion industry. Since then yoga has been part of her everyday life and a rock which has helped her through the dark days of postnatal depression. She hopes that other yogis can find stability from yoga in the same way that she has.
Elizabeth's yoga teacher training was with the British Wheel of Yoga and she has been teaching yoga full time since 2008. Her classes incorporate asana (physical yoga postures), breath work (pranayama) and relaxation and she strives to make sure all abilities are included. Elizabeth loves to share her yoga knowledge with everyone in class, and encourages yogis to challenge themselves in a safe space.
Elizabeth's favourite sweet treat is chocolate brownies and she has an amazing chocolate brownie recipe that really hits the spot!
Elena has been a professional ballet and contemporary dancer for the last 20 years. She was first drawn to Pilates as a result of injuries suffered throughout her career.
Elena teaches a blend of unique, dynamic & fun pilates aimed at redefining the body and improving strength and flexibility.
Hassan’s yoga adventure began in the gym, practicing hatha yoga, for a good stretch to escape the stress from working a challenging job. Graduating to a more specialised hot yoga practice, Hassan felt profound changes in his life
Becoming a yoga teacher was a natural progression and a heartfelt decision for Hassan – he is grateful to be able to teach one of his great passions in life. He now helps adults go upside down, twist, back-bend and forward bend – all in the name of health and personal development.
Hassan has over 10 years of experience working with people on a personal level and has been teaching in America, Sweden, Norway, Turkey and all around the UK. He also assists on teacher trainings, yoga shows and holds his own retreats.
Hassan is a personal trainer, Bikram, Ashtanga and vinyasa teacher and is Yoga Alliance certified. His sessions are person centered, motivated and compassionate with a focus on technique and a little fun!
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Zoe has practised yoga for 30 years with many different teachers from a variety of traditions. A Teacher Trainer (Diploma Course Tutor) for the Wheel, Zoe has also taken the additional BWY modules in Pranayama and Pregnancy and gives In Service Training around Great Britain.
Zoe uses a combination of these styles in her own teaching. However one of the key areas of her teaching comes from a point of safety and Zoe has developed a style of working with strength in asana to protect the body from stress.
Wai-Ling’s teaching practice draws deeply on her Chinese Buddhist Hong Kong heritage, her vibrant personality and a postgraduate education in Psychology.
Motivated by a simple desire to improve the lives of others Wai-Ling originally trained in Thai Yoga, a flowing Yin style principally aimed at increasing flexibility and opening up the mind, body and spirit. Over time she evolved her teaching practice through considerable and ongoing training in other forms of yoga.
Wai-Ling is fully qualified to teach Akhanda Yoga; a holistic style based on Hatha that draws upon the rich diversity of the yoga tradition, She is also a registered dynamic Rocket yoga teacher, trained by Larry Schultz’s ‘It’s Yoga’ and Jamie Blowers. With 500 hours teacher training and counting, all of this carefully curated diversity is designed to bring another deeper dimension to all her classes.
Wai-Ling favours a tactile approach to teaching (she is trained in Indian Head Massage and Reiki Level 1), hands-on adjustments being a key component of her teaching style.
Wai-Ling's classes are inclusive and for all levels and are structured around a quiet spirituality and a sense of warmth and fun. She considers atmosphere, mood and music essential to practice.
Always seeking to challenge and support, Wai-Ling warmly welcomes the experienced and the inexperienced alike to her classes.
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'Dynamic, challenging, vinyasa-orientated, The Freestyle Yoga Project, is geared towards encouraging teachers and students to think for themselves, and investigate what’s going on over the side of their particular yogic box'. This philosophy, as well as his dance training, informs Gerrard’s teaching. He provides students with classes that offer challenge and a safe space in which to unburden insecurities and physical blockages.
Gerrard is a Yoga Alliance UK certified teacher. He gained his initial yoga experience from his professional dance training at De Montfort University and The Northern School of Dance and was so intrigued that he started practicing in the Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Kundalini and Vinyasa Yoga. He went on to study with Abby Hoffman on her Embodied Dance Pro 60 course, which explores the connection with yoga and dance, after which he began his 200 hour teacher training at the Freestyle Yoga Project with Mark Freeth and Anna Robertshaw.
Gerrard uses vocal percussion and music in his classes, as he has an interest in singing/chanting. He has performed in ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Ballet Black’. He has also danced for The National Theatre, has toured internationally with the ‘English National Opera’, and has performed at the Royal Opera House.
Yin Yang | Hot Flow 1
Upon reflection, Steve realised that it was in his greatest time of need that yoga became much more than a physical practice.
He began practising yoga in 2012 when he travelled to New Zealand and from that point on he was hooked. Steve began to practice at Breeze occasionally and participate in online yoga classes and began to experience the benefits that yoga had to offer. With this new-found love Steve began to change his approach even to his own training and his clients as he is a professional personal trainer of six years. It wasn’t until the last year that Steve wanted to ramp up his training, so he travelled to the Sampoorna School of Yoga in India to fully immerse himself in his teacher training.
He has now committed to turning his training and teachings for longevity, concentrating more on movement and mobilit and incorporating inversions into his classes. Steve brings his 'cheeky chappy' nature to his classes but also instills strength and confidence to his students helping them grow into a stronger and confident practitioner in a fun but challenging way.
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Allison began teaching over 25 years ago as a group exercise fitness instructor. She has always enjoyed ‘movement’ and realised over time that teaching was her passion. Although Allison’s classes were high intensity, she discovered the benefits of ‘slowing down’ when she started taking Yoga classes.
Allison is inspired and influenced by various teachers around the globe. Allison completed her 200-hour YTT in India in 2013, 120-hour Hridaya Module in Mexico 2015, and completed a 300-hour YTT in India in 2018. Amongst other trainings, she has also completed a Yin-Yoga course with Norman Blair earlier this year.
Allison’s classes are fun, dynamic, focused on alignment, relaxing and full of flowing energy – she emphasizes on connecting with the breath in both Yoga and Pilates as this allows us to always be present and aware.
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Carolyn was first drawn to yoga in 2009 when she had suffered the effects of an ongoing injury following years of sporting endeavours. Having been a competitive sportsperson during her growing up years, Carolyn’s initial love of yoga came from wanting to try the most challenging poses. She soon discovered that yoga began to give her something more than the physical exercise - it started to challenge the mind as well as the body.
After taking her first yoga class at Breeze, she was inspired to pass this passion on to other people. In October 2011 she completed her first 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training with Ana Forrest. It was during this training that she realised the potential of what yoga can truly offer, with the body’s ability to heal, strengthen, and transform, by challenging her perception of what she can achieve by making new discoveries about herself - enabling her to take what she learned on the mat into her life.
Carolyn's classes are nurturing but strong, with a particular emphasis on alignment and healing the body. She loves to teach students of all levels how to work with their body as it is "right now", rather than where they want it to be, encouraging all her participants to feel empowered.
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Ellie was first introduced to yoga whilst travelling in India in 1996 during which time she developed a deep self-practice and love of yoga. In 2006 she officially began to teach yoga which for her was a natural progression from her extensive background in alternative therapies and sports therapy.
Ellie first practiced and studied Dharma Yoga with Sri Dharma Mittra in 2006 and this was the turning point in her life and yoga practice. After training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, Ellie then took her studies further and undertook an advanced 500hr Dharma Yoga training under the guidance of her Guru Sri Dharma at his New York studio. Ellie continues to visit her guru in New York when she can and in London she practices regularly with her mentor Mark Kan. She believes that yoga is a constant journey of learning; Ellie has teaching qualifications in Rocket yoga, Vinyasa flow and Ashtanga as well as a 500hr advanced teaching qualification in Dharma yoga, she is also trained in sports therapy. Ellie is passionate about sharing the knowledge she accumulated over the past 20 years of study, practice and teaching and her teaching style reflects her knowledge of anatomy and the physical body as well as the spiritual aspects of yoga.
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Alex first discovered Pilates during her dance training at London Studio Centre. Initially, her Pilates practice was a tool of injury rehab and prevention only, in which she soon discovered the many other positive effects it had on her day to day life- physically & mentally.
Continuing with her Pilates practice whilst performing and choreographing in London, she eventually decided to add another string to her bow by training at the prestigious, Body Control Pilates as a Level 3 Matwork Teacher.
Drawing from her dance background, Alex’s classes concentrate hugely on alignment, strength and flow. Believing Pilates is for everyone, she encourages people to give it a go and have fun!
Fun Fact: Alex is also a published poet!.
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