Naomi draws on her experience to teach light, uplifting classes that reflect the challenge of big city life without losing sight of yoga’s ancient roots. Working within the Krishnamacharya lineage she teaches dynamic Vinyasa using an ever-changing sequence of Asana (aligning breath and movement), which allows her to respond to the energy in the room. She has trained with many of the world’s best teachers, each of whom has contributed to her unique teaching style. After working with injuries and illness she has developed a practice that emphasises the therapeutic benefits of yoga and her classes are designed for all levels. Her love of yoga is evident in her teaching style and her classes will leave you feeling inspired and open to possibility. Opening Yoga on the Lane is the best thing she has ever done.
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Encouraged by my mother who thought I needed to learn to relax, I first dipped into yoga over 10 years ago. Curiosity fired, I then began to experiment with all forms of yoga, and I remain astonished by its endless possibilities and therapeutic potential. My dynamic Vinyasa classes are designed to stimulate self-inquiry and to challenge students perceptions of their capabilities. They are conducted in a playful atmosphere, where questioning is encouraged and very much part of my teaching style. The classes are flowing, with an emphasis on technical precision and asana analysis. I believe that, with so many choices of yoga available, the greatest gift I can give my students is the desire to deepen and further their practice, whilst empowering them to be their own best teacher.
My own yoga journey began 14 years ago and from my first class I was struck by the beautiful, transformative power of this practice to bring a joyful sense of balance to mind, body and spirit, in the midst of busy London life. Since then I have explored and studied under a variety of yoga traditions including Iyengar, Hatha, Sivananda and Vinyasa Flow. My own teaching style of flowing, mindful hatha yoga draws on elements of all of these teachings. I design flowing sequences which enable students to reconnect to their bodies, their breath, their strength and vitality in a compassionate and mindful way.
Adam has been practicing vinyasa flow yoga since 1999 and has trained extensively with Jason Crandell. He offers precise, strong, and accessible classes to physically awaken the body and develop mindfulness both on and off the mat. His teaching is down-to-earth and direct, exploring traditional practices from a modern perspective. A native of South Florida, Adam spent ten years in New York City before becoming a Londoner. He teaches studio classes, workshops and courses throughout London, and retreats across the globe. As a writer, Adam contributes regularly to magazines and web publications on yoga and blogs and podcasts at adamhocke.com
Eleah Waters has been practising pilates in a variety of ways for over nine years. Her practice started out as a rehabilitation method for an injury whilst completing a BA in dance, from there pilates became an invaluable tool helping to create balance, posture, efficient bio-mechanics, and strength in the whole body. As a certified STOTT pilates teacher Eleah’s classes reflect a fluid and dynamic practice concentrating on alignment and stabilisation with a more contemporary approach to the exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Eleah always thinks on her feet and manipulates exercises to be specific to the posture and/or injuries of her clients. Eleah has been living, working and dancing in London for the last five years.
Lucy McCarthy (Bruegger)
Lucy’s Yoga journey began many years ago on a rooftop in India and she has never looked back. After studying in India, she trained with Max Strom in America, whom she now assists on his international workshops in London. Lucy teaches mindful breath and alignment based Vinyasa Flow, restorative and pregnancy yoga. Passionate about the physical, spiritual and emotional benefits of yoga, Lucy’s classes encourage an open, content heart and a quiet, calm mind.
Growing up in Australia, Madelaine trained as a classical dancer. After moving to the UK she wrote music and toured as a singer and musician. She first came to yoga during pregnancy and after having her first baby wanted to find that mind body connection again so went on to study and complete her Vinyasa flow training. Madelaine’s classes are rich with creative flowing sequences, precise alignment and her passion is helping people to understand their physical body better.
Ann has been teaching Creative Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra across London for the past 9 years. Her original teacher training was 500 hours BWY with Danny DeVille. Since then she has sought out wisdom from many wonderful teachers including Judith Hanson Lasater and Richard Miller adding extra texture and depth to this foundation. Her interest in how the body moves is largely influenced by her work in dance, whereas the breathing, asana and esoteric elements stem from her education in Yoga and its rich history of ideas and styles.
With an inquiring open mind and mindful touch, Maren is passionate about being a teacher who holds space in order for students to find their inner teacher. She believes in working with the basics and adding some challenge on but you probably won’t find yourself dripping in sweat in her classes. Rather, she combines movement, yoga poses, deep and conscious breathing, kriyas, mudras,, meditation and deep relaxation in a way that creates space for each individual’s self-healing capacities to switch on. She specialises in Mindful Hatha Flow Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, Restorative Yoga and Yoga with FeetUp. Her educational journey is continuous and her gratitude goes especially to her long-term teachers Max Strom, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Krishnatakis.
Clive has a creative and open-minded approach to yoga and meditation, influenced by his therapeutic work and sporting background. He is passionate about helping people to 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 while providing a space to ground and release tension. Clive teaches flow, restorative and yin yoga offering variations for all levels.
Eryck’s years as a professional dancer with some of the UK’s top 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 and achieving an Outstanding grade upon graduation Eryck continues to study with Claire as well as assist her regularly at Triyoga and various workshops. Students can expect deep yoga assists, wonderful sequencing and traditional roots of yoga using Sanskrit, krama vinyasa, use of precise and detailed anatomical alignment.
Through a regular practice Amanda was so touched by the ability of yoga to bring balance and harmony to mind and body that she became inspired to become a teacher, she completed her 200 hour training at Yoga On The Lane with Naomi Annand whose teachings continue to be a great source of inspiration for her. With compassion at the centre of her classes Amanda endeavours to share her own experiences of the transformative power of yoga. Amanda teaches a moving meditation, with creative sequencing, mindful breath lead classes which focus on cultivating a balance between effort and ease, movement and stillness.
Katrina has been teaching since 2011 and recently completed an advanced training with Jason Crandell. Drawing from her background in human biology and my love of physiology, philosophy and all things wellness-related she likes to create challenging yet mindful flows to help her students safely push past their perceived limitations (both physically and mentally). A personal witness to the amazing changes yoga can bring to one’s life, she finds great reward in sharing it with others.
Having completed her teacher training in Dharamsala, India, Natasha went on to practice with Astanga teacher Rolf Naujokot in Goa and Ajay Kumar in Mysore. In 2012 she won a scholarship to study with Kira Ryder and Ravi Ravindra at the Feathered Pipe Foundation in Montana and has since completed a teacher training at Lulu Bandha's in Ojai California with Kira Ryder. At Natasha’s classes you are encouraged to work with curiosity as you practice cultivating a dialogue with your inner teacher. Acceptance and openness are key. Every movement flows with the breath so the sequences become like a moving meditation, encouraging self discovery, investigation and a greater understanding of alignment, posture and kinetic flow in the body.
Imogen trained under the expert eye of Katy Appleton and teaches dynamic Vinyasa flow decended from the Krishnamacharya lineage. More recently she enhanced her teaching becoming one of Judith Hanson Lasater's Relax and Renew® certified restorative yoga teachers. She has been practising yoga since her teens and has a background in reiki and the energetic body. Imogen believes yoga is the key to balance in life both on and off the mat. With breath being central to her classes Imogen combines uplifting sequencing with a simple yet potent lunar antidote. Through her teaching she hopes to inspire possibility, self-awareness and self-nourishment. Imogen fiercely believes that yoga is for everyone, that it is a vital tradition that transcends all race and religion, fundamental in all of our lives more so now than ever before.
Giorgos' passion for teaching stems from his own Yoga practice and the transformative effect it has had on his life over the last ten years - proud to be in a position to share what he has learned. He welcomes everyone in his classes which are well structured, with dynamic yet accessible parts with emphasis on breath/movement coordination and relaxing/restorative elements. His teaching style is engaging, encouraging students to be focused while maintaining an element of fun. After completing the Triyoga teacher training he continues to study with Anna Ashby and Joey Miles as an assistant to the programme. He also assists Eileen Gauthier at the Camden Mysore classes where he is practising and learning 2nd series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.