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.
Joanne teaches Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, inspired by many great teachers along the way. Over the course of ten years, her yoga practise has grown towards a keen interest in the energetic effects of the physical asanas and breath work, the grace and flow of Vinyasa sequencing and the contemplative practises of meditation. She has a passion for teaching yoga to all levels from beginner to advanced, and credits her students for teaching her as much as she has them! Her classes combine elements of Yin and Yang, to harmonise your energies and allow you to experience the unifying effects of Yoga for your body, mind and Spirit.
Encouraged by my mother who thought I needed to learn to relax, I first dipped into yoga over 10 years ago. For 6 years I worked intensively with Marisol Kucharek, and it is thanks to her that I felt inspired to teach. 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 yoga since 1999 and has studied with prominent teachers including Donna Farhi and Jason Crandell. A native of South Florida, Adam spent ten years in New York City, earning a BFA and MA from New York University. Through a precise, accessible, and light-hearted approach, he teaches that we all are capable of using the body as a tool for enlightenment and healing. His unique, non-dogmatic style is drawn from many spiritual and postural traditions as well as his experiences as a writer, researcher, and motivational speaker. Adam contributes regularly to magazines and web publications on yoga and blogs 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. Clients say they feel strong from top to toe, more aware of their physicality and super relaxed after her class. Eleah has been living, working and dancing in London for the last five years.
I completed my first teacher training with Yoga Arts, a Registered Yoga School, in India in early 2008. The rigorous and intensive training was one of the most moving and joyous experiences of my life. In 2011 I graduated with an ‘outstanding’ grade from Claire Missingham’s internationally recognised 200 hour teacher training specifically in the Vinyasa tradition. Today my practice and teachings are inspired by many wonderful yogis and yoginis, and in particular from the Krishnamacharya lineage. I owe huge gratitude to my friends, family and students for all their love and support and I would like to thank everyone from Louisa Sear to Seane Corn, Sri Dharma Mittra and the fabulous Claire Missingham for showing us how to live as yogis in the crazy 21st Century.
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.
Having been initially drawn to yoga purely for its physical benefits, I quickly found that the practice brought greater balance and awareness into my life. I now feel very lucky to help other people discover the benefits and joys of yoga for themselves. Having developed my practice primarily within the Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga schools of yoga, my classes take inspiration from many sources and are guided by the relationship of breath and movement. By combining flowing sequences with playful elements and introspective enquiry, my classes encourage students to connect to their bodies and become present to the moment.
Jenny has been practicing yoga for over a decade, and teaching since 2009. Her teaching draws from her wide training and practice, and her own experiences on and off the mat. Her prenatal classes support women during the cherished time of their pregnancies, as well as helping them to prepare for a positive birth experience and for life with their babies. She tailors her teaching to the individuals in her classes, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of a yoga practice, at a level that feels right for them. Jenny is a Hackney mum, and has good experience of the services in and around Hackney for local parents.
Gemma Soul is from the UK, a keen musician and a professional actor as well as a creative and compassionate yoga teacher. Whilst living in Sydney Gemma found Sukha Mukha Yoga – and her wonderful teacher Idit Hefer Tamir – where she realized her dream of becoming a yoga teacher. Gemma has studied with many other great Teachers, recently completing her advanced Yoga training with Jasmine Tarkeshi and Emily Stone from The Laughing Lotus in the US. She has also worked intensely with Sindar Kaur, Patty Kikos, Bo Forbes and Jivamukti teachers Katie Manitsas & Doug Whittiker. Gemma incorporates all her skills in her teaching, allowing for great creativity and inspiration in her classes. She teaches a range of alignment based Hatha Vinyasa. Her classes offer a safe space for release and transformation.
I have always had to move my body to feel alive. I found space and calmness in Pilates first, training with Body Control Pilates and then turned to yoga. My classes are straightforward, dynamic, fun and I believe in safe alignment and feeling good. I cemented my foundational yoga training with my teacher Jason Crandell and progressed my Pilates training in pre and post natal and in advanced matwork. The combination of years of ballet and long distance running mean my classes are physically challenging and fun with an emphasis on flowing and sequencing. I am always a student and always learning. With thanks to the many teachers that have lead me to this point.