Teacher Nomination: Colby “Movement and Escape”

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Colby - "Movement and escape"
Colby pursued her Yoga Alliance teacher training in Austin, Texas, USA following University studies, where she first discovered Yoga. She thrives in guiding others to stretch all forms of potential as a Hatha Yoga instructor, Gold-level PiYo Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba Instructor, and Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach in association with the European Register of Exercise Professionals, England Athletics and American Council on Exercise.

Colby’s desire to pursue yoga evolved as a natural extension of her life-long love of dance and movement. She loves the transportability of yoga, and teaches for the purpose of sharing opportunities to tap in, return to the core, and savor instantaneous escapes. Extending her desire to promote optimum health, she also co-hosts Lush Escapes, offering retreats which introduce the amazing benefits of raw foods and yoga, empowering participants to integrate simple yet significant techniques to fuel and support their own ambitious lifestyles. Whether you’re new to the mat or a long-time yogi, Colby’s interpretation of Yoga will invite you to discover new ways to de-stress, explore, and celebrate the mind, body and spirit with breath-synchronous postures and relaxation exercises to rejuvenate and energise.

Colby’s encouraging guidance calls upon your own intuition for injury prevention, healing and overall well-being to build upon the health you own today, with every intention that you’ll walk away feeling lighter, stronger, and supported in your journey.

Name of yoga teacher  Colby Hanks
When?  Daily
Style of yoga  Hatha Flow, Restorative, PiYo – Yoga/Pilates Hybrid
Where?  Chelsea, Kensington, Wandsworth, Fulham


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Teacher Nomination: Sivananda Yoga – “Catherine”

Classical hatha yoga class covering pranayama (breathing), surya namaskar (sun salutation), a series of asanas (yoga postures) and final relaxation. A regular practice will allow you to tone, stretch and strengthen the body, reduce stress and bring focus and calm to your mind.


7-8:15 pm Wednesdays

Style of yoga

Sivananda, Hatha


Streatham Therapy Centre (The Capoeira School), 1-4 The High Parade (entrance on Leigham Avenue), London, SW16 1EX

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Teacher Nomination: Yoga and Massage – “Shanti”

I have been practising yoga since 1997 exploring a variety of styles and sharing just my love for it by teaching since 2003.
I am a certified yoga teacher and massage therapist dedicated to provide quality yoga lessons and massages in order to instruct on the importance of proper body mechanics, relaxation and breathing exercises to improve health and wellness. I am also a positive and energetic person. Carpe Diem

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Teacher Nomination: Dynamic Vinyasa – “Catia”

Nominated by: Maria Pilottos

Catia is a Great teacher, she brings warmth and love into the class. Her energy and approach to yoga is inspiring, leaving one feeling a sense of gratitude and life.

Her style is dynamic vinyasa a challenging, yet adjusted to all levels practice, her use of breath and asana is a continuous flow, a moving meditation, integrating philosophy and various styles of music.   

Catia will be teaching 2 classes a week  @ Indaba the new yoga studio opening in Marylebone spring 2011.

Teaches private groups and 121

Style of yoga

All styles – Dynamic vinyasa, Hatha, Vinyasa flow, SunPower yoga…


Virgin Active – Thursday, Regents park and Strand,  VA Clapham , Light centre – Friday, Queen Mothers- Saturday, Privately

Teacher Nomination: Yoga for Mums – “Cathy Underwood”

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Cathy teaches with warmth and passion offering time and space to each participant on their personal journey with yoga.  A friendly, peaceful class for mums, their friends and family.


St John’s Parish Centre, Friern Barnet Road N11 3BS


Ask Cathy a questions below or email yogilondon.com@gmail.com to get in touch

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Teacher Nomination: Jivamukti – “Lizzie Reumont”

Lizzie’s background as a restorative body therapist (thai yoga massage and craniosacral therapy) help support her nurturing yet challenging teaching style as a Jivamukti Yoga Teacher.

The use of pranayama and attention to body alignment and breath are integrated into a vinyasa-based fluid class that integrates yoga philosophy and classical yoga postures strung together with innovative sequencing. Her slightly longer breath count enables students to deepen their understanding each asana, rather than rushing through the practice that often result in injury.

Lizzie teaches twice a week at Alchemy in Camden, and will be teaching five classes a week at Indaba, a new studio opening in Marylebone in May. She also teaches privately throughout London.


Tuesdays, 10am; Sundays 3.15pm

Style of yoga



Alchemy, Indaba, privately

Teacher Nomination: Vinyasa in Putney – “Gena Davidson”


I am a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher.  I want to make yoga available to everyone as it has so many benifits.  I am passionate about creating a calm and safe enviroment for my students.  I am available for Private Tuition, classes and for fun girls nights in with a yoga twist.


Monday, Wednesday and Sunday


Putney Bridge Clinic


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Teacher Nomination: Kundalini & Hatha – “Olga Tarabashkina”



Nominated by: Madhur Srivastava

“Olga is a  certified Hatha and Kundalini yoga instructor. In her teaching she combines the knowledge from various disciplines such as lymphatic drainage, intuitive self-massage and chakra balancing. In her classes she incorporates vigorous breath work, high power energy yoga poses counter-balanced with quieter restorative and meditative practices. She lectures and explains why we do what we do in the class and supplies you with a valuable “take home” kit of practices and techniques”


Yogadom in Queensway

Teacher Nomination: Vinyasa – “Emily at Tabernacle, Notting Hill”


Emily teaches a flowing vinyasa style of yoga to open the heart and quiet the mind. Her classes (open to all levels) have a strong focus on the breath and she enjoys working with a variety of themes, sequences and range of postures to help students deepen their practice and understanding. Her classes also draw on her interest in meditation and healing, together with her degree in Hinduism and Buddhism, to incorporate the philosophy and spirit of yoga with a meditative quality.


Tabernacle, Notting Hill (other classes at Tabernacle) and private lessons


Wednesdays 7 – 8 pm

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Disciplines: Mysore Self Practice – “Definition and Suggestions”

Thank you to YOGI LONDONER  Tara who suggested that we feature some Mysore self practice.

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The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition.

Many different centres offer this type practice, often in early morning classes, and it’s a great way to get a bit of yoga in before work.

It was first taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the southern and ancient Indian city of Mysore.  YOGI LONDON travelled to Mysore back in 2005 and thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga is taught:

  • the class is not “led” as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting
  • students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace
  • the teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction
  • each student is given their yoga routine according to their ability
  • newer students tend to have a much shorter practice than do those with more experience. As one gains more strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration, additional postures are given to the student.
  • one advantage of the “Mysore” method is that, because it teaches yoga according to one’s individual capacity, it accommodates everyone of all levels even those without any prior yoga experience; and hence the class is neither too difficult nor not advanced enough for anyone.

Here’s Tara’s comments:

Ryan Spear is a great teacher at the Life Centre [Notting Hill] and also Michelle is fab for introducing beginners to it – as she teaches is in the tradiational way of learning a few asanas at a time.