With Sonia Ferreira Sonia co-founded DeRose Method London in 2010. She holds a degree in Mathematics and a passion for the Universe and philosophy. She considers all these interests merged perfectly when she discovered DeRose Method in 2005. She teaches since 2006. Her open and expressive nature has great influence over the running of the South Kensington school, always encouraging others to reach their potential while helping them channel their individual creative expression through this art of life. Photography and travel aficionado..
With Hayley Shaw Hayley is an Akhanda Yoga teacher who teaches in a natural and friendly way the traditional practices of Yoga with emphasis on the holistic benefits. Throughout her classes Hayley encourages you to see the lighter side of the practice. This approach naturally allows you to also see the lighter side of life amidst its challenges, as during challenging poses you are encouraged to smile and find inner stillness, deep acceptance and contentment.
She is known for her enthusiasm, authenticity and devotion for continuously practicing the philosophical aspects of Yoga in her day to day life.
Hayley's intention is to share the teachings of yoga in a relatable and understandable way without losing the authenticity of the traditional practice. She aims to empower you to have the confidence to step into your own power and be your most authentic self. Hayley loves to create a nurturing and safe space which opens up the opportunity for growth and healing to take place. Her ultimate aim is to help you to experience and re-connect with your self through the process of yoga and meditation. Hayley is passionate about supporting others to grow in confidence and love for themselves and others. Her life's work is dedicated to helping others to 'rise up' and experience freedom and supreme happiness. The teachers that have inspired and greatly influenced her teachings are; Himalayan Yoga Master Yogrishi Vishvketu, Shaman, Yogi and friend Chinmayi Dore, the infamous "bad boy of yoga" David Sye, Ana Forest, Osho, Gautama Buddha and more... She would like to share her deep respect and gratitude to all who have been a teacher and guide along the way, especially her students for their commitment to continuous practice, and to the ones who have challenged her the most, she is grateful to them for being her greatest teachers and bringing forth the opportunity to grow and heal.
With Yoga Ben Benjamin Parkes is a 37-year-old yoga teacher, father of two young sons Thor and Oak, and fiancée to Paper Tara. He lives with his family in an old Victorian three-storey house in Trowbridge, from where he runs his business teaching yoga in Wiltshire and Somerset. He teaches Hatha yoga and trained for two years with the Traditional Yoga Association in order to teach it. What sort of yoga is it? Ben teaches Hatha yoga, which means there is stretching, movement and breathing. Ben studied with the Traditional Yoga Association which was created by Swami Ambikananda to maintain the practice of the wide range of ancient yoga practices available. As well as asanas (physical postures) and pranayama (breathing) you can expect much more besides. Each class is different so you might experience vinyasa (flowing movement), mudras (hand symbols), meditation, mindfulness and internal reflection, bandhas (body breathing locks), chanting, massage, sound work, dynamic meditation, yoga philosophy and history, music, silence and more. Every class has a warm up at the beginning to prepare the body for safe movement and each class ends with a yoga nidra (relaxation). Ben has a good knowledge of anatomy and physiology and you can expect to learn about your body as you practice. It's the full story of yoga.
With Tanya Manabat I'm Tanya, a certified counselor and mentor. I studied human behavior and counseling in a prestigious rehab here in my country. It took me almost 4 years of training on how to counsel and handle different types of behaviors of people from different age ranges. Let me tell you the reason why most people are struggling with life when it's suppose to be really good because it's the one you got. Speak to me and I will tell you what you need to do next. This will be a life-turning event that you will never forget.
With Dielle Ciesco Dielle Ciesco is an internationally known author, artist and healer who blends her experiences in vocal toning, sacred sound, meditation, Toltec and Bon shamanism, multidimensional music, Reiki Tummo, coaching, and teaching to assist clients in discovering a deeper connection to their inner truth and wisdom. In addition to teaching various traditional styles of meditation, she specializes in expressive core voicework and mirror meditation. Her two books, The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound and Your True Voice: Tools to Embrace a Fully Expressed Life, introduce the transformational power of the 10 Gates of Sound to heal and connect us with our own Divinity. To find out more about her many offerings, visit her at DielleCiesco.com.
With We Are Yogaful Erika is a UKCP registered psychotherapist of many years’ standing who has in recent years started to use modalities beyond traditional talking therapy to help manage a range of stress, mood and mental health symptoms. Of all the modalities available, she's most fascinated offered by yoga, noting the endless possibilities open to us all as students of yoga and is keen to find ways to communicate its vibrancy and relevance in ways that make sense in our modern, Western world. Wanting to extend her skills base, she has received extensive training as a yoga teacher and now teaches both in traditional yoga settings and within her practice as a psychotherapist. While ever grateful for the lineage and teaching provided by the founding fathers of yoga, she’s equally keen to explore new interpretations and to develop a few of her own! Erika’s path of learning as a psychotherapist, yoga student and teacher has taken her on a circuitous route which recent years includes: Foundation training in Scaravelli-inspired yoga 200hr Yoga Alliance accredited training with Yogahaven 500hr combined Yoga Alliance/British Wheel of Yoga/ Ofqual L4 accredited with CamYoga Unity Partner Yoga with Sevanti Jo Atwood Rocket Yoga with Amber Gean Yoga for Anxiety with Heather Mason TRE certification with TRE Scotland Erika also has several Hoop Dance teacher training qualifications and a range of Skills Active REPs fitness qualifications, including Nordic Walking and Exercise Referral for Specific Medical Conditions. Come to classes with an open mind and leave lifted and with an open heart.