Matt began his journey with yoga in response to an inner calling and discovered a way to connect the mind, body and spirit in flowing, elegant and graceful sequences of movement. As a dedicated student of Yogi Ashokananda and Himalayan Hatha yoga, Matt brings a sense of strength and dynamism to his classes with a focus on the breath, the alignment of the body and the inherent strength and wisdom within our physical form. Matt is a practitioner of many holistic therapies, including Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Crystal Therapy and Reiki, which has allowed him to glimpse the golden thread of all healing and bodywork modalities and their common roots in the science and practice of yoga.
Eryck’s years working with some of the UK’s top dance companies has given him a deep understanding of the body, flow, movement as a meditation and anatomical understanding. Trained as a yoga teacher under Claire Missingham’s watchful eye, Eryck continues to study with Claire as well as assist her at triyoga and various workshops.
Students can expect deep yoga assists, brilliant sequencing and traditional roots of yoga using Sanskrit, krama vinyasa, use of precise and detailed anatomical alignment and fantastic uplifting music
Yoga came into Risa’s life over a decade ago whilst writing a newspaper article about a new studio in town. She never imagined how much this would change her life. Initially, she was drawn to the asana but it was the transformation in her personal life and challenges with anxiety, stress and migraines that kept her going deeper into yoga. This is the magic that Risa shares as a teacher – how yoga can shape and improve life far beyond the mat. Risa’s classes are accessible and filled with warmth and humour. All backed by a motivating soundtrack she invites her students to discover what their bodies need and what their minds can let go of. Risa teaches classes across London ranging from restorative yoga, mindful and dynamic flow, specialising in yoga for sleep and insomnia.
Lily is a central London based Pilates teacher, Alan Herdman and BASI ( Body Arts and Science International ) qualified - mat and equipment. BASI Pilates is a leading Pilates education academy with a reputation for innovation, dedication and academic excellence. Lily specialises in postural alignment, remedial, post injury, pre and post-pregnancy and all levels of Pilates, with experience of teaching in various kinds of Pilates environments, studio, mat, groups and privates that spans over 10 years. She arrived at Pilates from a personal training, sports massage, sports nutrition and foundation osteopathy background and also recently qualifying in Sufism meditation teacher training. Lily's warmth and attention to detail in each class is second to none.
As well as being a Pilates teacher, Valentina is a Professional Dancer, Dance Teacher & Artistic Director. She trained with the Body Control Pilates Association, gaining her basic matwork qualification in 2016, and has since gone on to study Intermediate Pilates, Advanced, Reformer , small equipment and has completed various special population courses. Valentina is a passionate, energetic and experienced teacher with a great track record of improving a client’s knowledge and understanding of Pilates. She is results orientated and is dedicated to achieving the highest possible standards.
“Pilates is learning how to move the body in the best ways possible and my mission is to enable all of my clients to increase their connection to their bodies and to healthy movement. I have the ability to inspire passion, and for me it is crucial to share this, teach the knowledge I have and learn from every body I meet. Relationship and trust with my clients are my priority as we work toward goals.”