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.
I hail from Melbourne but live in London and came to yoga during my first pregnancy. My background is dance and my classes focus on creative and flowing sequences that are guided by your breath and your own self awareness. Through mindful movement and safe and precise alignment cues, I endeavour to adapt the class to whatever you need that day. Sometimes strong and dynamic, sometimes restful and calm, perhaps working with injury or illness. Whatever your level and experience, my classes are open to everyone and are really just an opportunity to give yourself space and time and open your mind to new possibilities.
I came to yoga as a way to recover from long runs. My body responded well to not being pushed so relentlessly and a wonderful teacher gradually persuaded me to stay for Savasana, until I was eventually comfortable being still. Gradually yoga has become my work. I still run, but less relentlessly, and am most interested in making yoga accessible and useful for us as we need it. My reason to teach is to support people in building a trusting relationship with their own body and to feel strong and confident in knowing their own practice and what is best for them.
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.
Rosie has been practising yoga for over 15 years, she has found her yoga journey to be deeply fulfilling and a steadying force throughout her life. Rosie teaches flowing breath and alignment focused vinyasa yoga. Rosie believes that giving yourself time to focus on your breath, movement, body and mind can truly help you to manage our often busy and hectic lifestyles from a place of more clarity and calmness. Rosie aims to offer you the space to feel into your body through her carefully sequenced and alignment focused classes. Rosie completed her 200hr teacher training at Yoga on the Lane with Naomi Annand and is currently taking her 300hr advanced teacher training with Jason Crandall.
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. 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.
I am hugely passionate about the transformational benefits of yoga and meditation and the power they have to help us see what we truly are; works in progress. I teach yoga from the heart, with the sole aim of encouraging others to love themselves and the world a little bit more each day. Together we are on a mission to encourage self-care and self-love as a daily practice. My classes are for everyone, designed to build strength and encourage stillness of mind and an open heart through mindful breath led movement. Sequences are nourishing, strong, dynamic and fun and intended to enregise and inspire individuals to embrace their vast potential on and off the mat. I'm a great lover of restorative yoga and like to incorporate this into most classes. In a culture obsessed with 'doing', these supported postures serve as the perfect antidote and offer untold benefits to the entire being.
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.