Meet Your Teachers
Your teachers offer a range of yoga styles from different yoga lineages.
Stephen believes getting on your mat is to take an important stand for your day; to reconnect back to source so our true nature and purpose is more easily expressed. He aims to facilitate access to the yoga system, where students can be their own teachers, getting stronger and more open whilst letting go of limiting patterns.
He sees himself as a simple guide than a teacher and wants his students to tune into their own intuition to find what’s working best for them. He encourages them to go beyond just the physical and embrace all the limbs of yoga, whilst taking the process and themselves lightly. After all, it’s just yoga.
He completed his initial 200hr teacher training (+60hr Yin) with Sampoorna Ashram and later went on to do a further 200hr training with Gregor Maehle and Monica Gauci.
Though he enjoys the many practical benefits of yoga, his own practice is spiritually driven.
Nicole San Jose
Nicole’s classes are inspired by several different styles of yoga including Ashtanga and Dharma. Her teaching style is gentle yet encouraging – always challenging her students to find their edge in a safe environment. She sees asana practice as an integral part of yoga but also acknowledges that it is only the tip of the iceberg – there is more to discover.
With her experience in the corporate world, Nicole understands the pressures of a busy schedule and equally appreciates how vital the tools of the practice are in managing stress. Her intention is to create space for students to explore the asanas as a gateway to (re)discovering themselves.
After practising for many years, Nicole completed her first 200 hours teacher training with Yoga London. On the journey for more knowledge, she also completed a second 200 hours teacher training with Sangye Yoga School.
Nicole expresses gratitude to all teachers and students who shaped her understanding of the practice and are her source of inspiration.
Maxine Hamilton Stubber
Maxine brings passion for a life full of joy, knowing we are our own creators. Her Kundalini classes inspire us to go into our unique wisdom, with permission to do more than we thought we could, aimed at all abilities.
She completed her Kundalini Teacher training with Guru Singh and the Kundalini University after having a daily sadhana for the last 3 years and a regular practice for 10 years.
Her clinical expertise as an Osteopath 20+ years (Royal Household for 16 years), with post graduate qualifications in Neuroanatomy, Advance Integrated Posture, Unified physics, and meditation with OSHO in India brings a class of inspiration and integration of your innate self – a unique embodiment devoted to the magic of this moment.
Her Kundalini classes include;
Mantra (sound), Mudra (hand postures), Asana (posture), Meditation and Music
Raising the energy connecting your MA SA YA (Gut, Heart, Head) wisdom.
Ignacio is a certified yoga teacher and completed his 200-hour training at Sangye Yoga School. After graduating he went straight into an apprenticeship with Cat Alip-Douglas. He teaches an Ashtanga Vinyasa influenced form of yoga that combines physical, ethical, and spiritual practices.
Ignacio comes from a corporate finance background, a fast paced and highly stressful industry where you can very easily lose touch with the more genuine realities of life. Yoga quickly became Ignacio’s outlet and helped him build strength both emotionally and physically and navigate the daily life and work challenges. The practice also awakened his passion for becoming a teacher and sharing the multiple benefits of yoga with his students.
He is passionate about anatomy and the physical benefits yoga brings and loves tailoring the practice to help his students reach their goals.
Oriane has been sharing her passion for yoga for over 15 years. A passionate advanced yoga teacher and certified functional medicine coach, her creative teaching style is intuitive, based on 20 years of dedicated yoga practices and several in depth courses as well as teacher trainings.
She shares the devotional Dharma yoga tradition while integrating elements of health coaching and philosophy. Each of her practices is an experience that integrates various pranayama breathing techniques, Yoga asanas, meditation and a deep relaxation that transports you through the layers of koshas’ consciousness.
Oriane studied Dharma yoga with Sri Dharma Mittra as well as other styles under the guidance of world-renowned teachers such as Michael Gannon, David Swensen, Kin Mc Gregor amongst others.
She is a certified Dharma Yoga teacher (500hr). She first qualified as a Yoga Instructor back in 2004 doing Ashtanga / Vinyasa yoga.
Originally from France she shares her life between Africa & London and loves teaching online!
Tiril experienced her first yoga-asana class in 2012 but was conscious of a higher dimension to life already as a child; yoga has helped her making better sense of it all. Tiril completed her first teacher training with Stewart Gilchrist and continues to study, practice, assist and teach under his guidance.
With a background as a bookworm, horse trainer and fitness enthusiast, Tiril has experience with not reaching and opening, with stumbling and falling, and getting up again, experiences she can share with her students, helping them break through barriers of body and mind. Tiril teaches a strong Yogasana class and believes in exploring the edges of our physical existence to find alignment and balance within, to live better in the world outside. Tiril is not so worried about how we look on the mat, what matters are our intentions, and the discipline and ability to love the practice regardless where it takes us; manage that, and the practice will take us just where we are supposed to be.
Charlotte fell in love with yoga around 10 years ago at her local gym. To start with she enjoyed the stretch and strength she gained from the physical postures, which served as the perfect complement to her other passion – running! But after a few years of more regular practice, she became curious of the deeper facets of yoga; the transformational nature of our breath and the philosophies that have since become a guiding light for life. Charlotte wanted to share the teachings that have become so valuable to her with others and completed her teacher training in 2018.
As a passionate believer in yoga as a practice for everybody, Charlotte is a warm and encouraging teacher. You can expect a dynamic vinyasa flow with plenty of options and modifications, supporting you to make the practice your own.
Inspired by a desire to make the philosophical elements of yoga understandable and accessible to all, Emily is a specialist in the Jivamukti Yoga Method – a dynamic practice founded in 1984 which is credited with widening yoga’s appeal. Its name is drawn from the Sanskrit word that means ‘to live liberated in joyful, musical harmony with the earth’.
A generous and engaging teacher with a down-to-earth, relatable approach, Emily creates an inviting space for anyone entering this challenging asana practice – a practice intended to improve how we interrelate with others, as much as to stimulate energy, strength and flexibility.
Within her sessions, which are similar in form to vinyasa, the integration of breath and movement is supported with chanting, alignment exploration, meditation, relaxation and ancient philosophical teachings.
Dannii’s interest in sports and physical fitness has shaped most of her life. Of Bulgarian and Greek origin, she came to London in her mid-teens and embraced its diverse spirit. Prior to focusing on yoga, she trained in power fitness for six years and was featured in Women’s Fitness magazine in 2014. In her mid-20s she was introduced to Jivamukti yoga and this opened a whole new world. Finally, Dannii could combine her passion for health and fitness with the spiritual powers of yoga, where the mind and the body together create an equilibrium. Dannii completed her 300-hours Jivamukti Teacher Training at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in the United States and 2 years later completed another 200hr Sangye Yoga School Teacher Training.
Dannii deeply believes in the transformative power of Jivamukti yoga and its ability to bring harmony, health and happiness to all.
The classes are dynamic but also creates a safe space of healing, joy and transformation in body and mind.