Yoga / Yoga Teachers
Sarah has been practising yoga for 19 years and mainly draws inspiration from Vanda Scaravelli’s approach. Her classes allow you to work at your own pace, releasing tension, responding to gravity, becoming attentive to your breath.
Anya completed the British Wheel of Yoga teacher training program and has been teaching yoga since 2008. She runs weekly classes, day long workshops and weekend retreats. She also teaches yoga on meditation retreats in Poland and the UK.
Yoga, for Anya, is a practice of developing awareness. Having a professional psychological background both enriches Anya`s yoga practice and gives her a deeper understanding of the role of relaxation in encouraging positive mental states.
Anya began practising yoga at about 1998 in Lublin, Poland where she studied psychology at the local university. Her first teacher, Leszek Mioduchowski, was trained in Iyengar yoga; his teachings are still source of inspiration for Anya.
Throughout her years in Poland, Anya practised with different teachers. In 2005 Anya came to live in the UK, where she has continued her development and discovered different traditions of yoga. In 2008 she became a member of the British Wheel of Yoga.
Hester Hester trained in Hatha Yoga with the British Wheel of Yoga (500 hours) and has been teaching since 2011. Her friendly classes help students to relax and re-energize through developing increased awareness of body, breath and mind. She emphasises body alignment and safe individual practice.
Hester also teaches the deep relaxation practice of Yoga Nidra.
Karunachitta is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Intermediate level 3, and is dedicated to the physical, mental and spiritual well being that regular practise of yoga brings.
She teaches the classic Iyengar yoga and regularly attends sessions with well known teachers from the Iyengar Yoga Institute. For more information about Iyengar yoga go to www.iyengaryoga.org.uk.
Her classes are precise, light and fun, reflecting her bright, positive personality. Expect to feel stretched, aligned, energized, steadier and calmer. She also paints semi-abstract impressions and memories in oils, which you can see more of here.
She teaches Level 1 and Level 2 courses on Monday evenings at the Centre.
Vimalamitra has over 30 years experience of practice in Iyengar Yoga, which is well known for helping back pain and other health problems. He has trained with B.K.S. Iyengar himself.
His friendly classes will get you stretching and energised, Awakening Body and Mind, leaving you lighter, calmer, more relaxed - and more Alive !
For more information on Iyenga Yoga, click here: www.iyengaryoga.org.uk
Viprasanna (Derek Smith)
Viprasanna (Derek Smith) has been practising yoga since he was 27 and teaching since 1996. He qualified as a yoga teacher with The British Wheel of Yoga in 1999.
In recent times, he's combined aspects of many yoga styles in his personal and teaching practice (notably yin yoga) and regards yoga as a major element of his Buddhist practice.