Our Teachers

Lexi Elven - Vinyasa, Power, Restorative, Pre + Post Natal & Baby Massage

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Lexi has been practicing yoga since 2003 after coming to the UK from Hong Kong to study her BA in Moving Image Design and needing a disciplined practice to compliment her martial arts and dance background.

Through this love of mental focus as well as the joy of movement, classes combine strong asanas (postures) with an energetic and playful spirit. As a musician with a keen interest in pranayama and philosophy, she is interested on how the mind and body can benefit from sound-work and meditation. 

Yoga Alliance qualified, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200)

Yoga Alliance qualified, Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT85)

Yoga Alliance qualified, Mandala (RYT50)

Royal College of Midwives approved, Baby Massage Instructor

Lydiana Abbott - Ashtanga

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Lydiana was first introduced to yoga 10 years ago and was instantly hooked. She found peace in the stability and routine of the set sequences of Ashtanga yoga. With over ten years of yoga practice, Lydiana is now a certified Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Pregnancy yoga teacher.  Her classes are dynamic, focusing on alignment and controlled motions of the body to get deeper into postures and ultimately bring more self-awareness. Classes are designed to aid students feel prepared to take their practice further. Lydiana is is overjoyed to finally be offering a skill to others that she feels so passionate about. She comes to you with an open heart, ready to share what she has learnt over the years. 

Ramila Patel - Yin & Meditation

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Ramila was initially recommended to restart her ritual of yoga in 1998 by the Head of Physio Therapy. Yoga practice has always given Ramila more than physical well being, it’s also given mental serenity and joy.  In addition it was working at a deeper level of consciousness that things started shifting for her.

Regular meditation has taught her a valuable skill to live a balanced life.

“Favourable and unfavourable situations is part of living but dealing with it gracefully is the real art of living.” - Ramila Patel

Kim Gichinga - Vinyasa & Hatha

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Kim’s introduction to yoga began in 2012 when her then workplace started offering Hatha classes. Through health issues and life changes, her yoga practice was the thing she always came back to for grounding, comfort and rebuilding strength. With a growing curiosity and thirst for knowledge, she undertook teacher training and qualified as a Vinyasa Flow instructor in 2018. 

She has been sharing her passion ever since and her classes incorporate physical postures, breathing exercises and philosophy, as well as how to integrate these practices into everyday life. 

Monika Imre - Community Yoga (Hatha)

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Having first being introduced to yoga and mindfulness in 2015, yoga had a deep effect on Monika’s physical and emotional body. After becoming a dedicated student under Angelika Grohmann, Monika went on to complete her training in the Himalayas Rishikesh ,India in 2017

Yoga has taught Monika to go beyond the limits of body and mind to discover her passion through the heart - and believes that Yoga is an external journey of growing internally. Her goal is to transmit the essence and spirit of yoga in a harmonious way through mindfulness, yoga anatomy and the science of chakras or energy centres and their connection to the emotional and physical body.

Stefania Jai Mandeva - Community Yoga (Kundalini)

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Stefania Jai Mandeva Kaur started Kundalini yoga in January 2018 but she practised Ashtanga and Yin yoga for last 15 years. She is a devoted yoga practitioner, happy to teach and share kundalini energy with those who are open to improve their lives. 

With a background in Performing Arts and Theatre, she decided to work as a Theatre director for a women charity in Kentish Town, as well as teaching within alcohol and drug rehabilitation communities. In her journey she came across two great passions: healing and yoga. Further qualifying as a Reiki energy healer in 2004 and a Buddhist in 1999.

Stefania Jai Mandeva often says to students that you cannot stay the same when you practice Kundalini Yoga. The very nature of its practice is to awaken the energy of consciousness, to practice in a way that sheds light on our self-imposed limitations, and invites us to think out of the box and develop our intuitive mind.