team

We are privileged to have a team of immensely talented and experienced teachers, all of whom share a deep love and respect for the practices and a passion for sharing their knowledge.

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Gingi is a rare gifted teacher who teaches from the heart with compassion, love and humour. He gently encourages us to make the yoga practice our own, journeying towards an opening of the mind, body and heart.

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Alexa teaches with passion, knowledge and love for what it truly means to be a woman and a mother… I have felt the benefits on all levels, mind, body and soul

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Long-time yogini and co-director of the Shala, Ella is the creative force behind the centre and the person who generally makes things happen behind the scenes.

Emily-Mulligan-Aerial-yoga

Emily is a natural communicator who radiates openness and warmth and an infectious passion for the Aerial Yoga practice. Her classes are characterised by a sense of play, curiosity and exploration, interwoven with aspects of stillness, breath awareness and meditation.

Emma-Landolt-Yoga

Emma creates dynamic, flowing, dance-like sequences, synchronising movement with breath and creating a feeling of lightness, ease and deep relaxation. Her classes encourage awareness energetically, physically and spiritually. And her love of handstands and inversions brings an added sense of fun and play to her teachings.

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Emma’s focus is on moving with consciousness, understanding individual physiology and exploring the energetic layers of the body. In her yin teachings, she facilitates a journey of inner transformation.

Harriet-Bone-Jivamukti Yoga

Harriet teaches a grounding, physical Jivamukti practice, with hands-on assists, uplifting music and creative challenging sequences. She gives the opportunity to explore the practice within a safe, calm and soulful space.

Imir-Fraser Yoga

Imir’s classes are creative and fun, yet deep and challenging with a strong meditative focus and a fascination with the mechanics of movement. Imir has studied over many years to deepen her understanding of the vast subject of yoga and her depth of knowledge is evident in her teachings.

Inna-Costantini-Yoga

Inna teaches with grace, humility and insight, imparting her knowledge effortlessly. Her devotion to the yogic path awakens in others a deeper sense of yoga beyond the physical realm.

Kath Roberts yoga

Kath is a one-of-a-kind teacher who brings a rare depth of knowledge of asana and philosophy to her inspiring, explorative and nurturing classes. She is an immensely humble, supportive and generous teacher with an intuitive understanding of the subtle nuances of the body.

Kirsty-Arnold

Our serene Administrator Kirsty advices students, answers your emails and does a myriad of other things at the Shala – all with infinite patience, diplomacy and limitless good humour. And when she’s not at the Shala, she’s busy with her career as a dancer.

Saori-Funawatari Yoga

Saori’s classes are upbeat, playful and intensely fun. She consistently encouraged her students to challenge their own physical and emotional boundaries, within a nurturing and non-competitive environment.

Martha-Winfield-Yoga

Martha’s teaching style is characterised by warmth, sensitivity and inclusivity. Expect an accessible but energetic flowing class focused on the ashtanga sequence.

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Matthew Clark delivers brilliant, down to earth, insightful lectures on the origins of yoga. His wealth of knowledge is remarkable and he makes his subject highly accessible and relevant to modern day yoga practitioners.

Michelle-Falzon-Yoga

Guided by her love of yoga and her experience as a life coach, Michelle awakens kids and teens to the infinite possibilities of yoga. She creates a safe space that is grounding, calming and full of joy.

Norman Blair Yoga

Norman’s teachings lead us to a place of self acceptance where we learn to let go of ego and expectations and be at one with ourselves in the present moment. His classes are characterised by precision, compassion, wisdom and insight.

Orishemma-Shombe-Yoga

Orishemma exudes joy, positivity and generosity of spirit and this comes across in her lively classes where she welcomes mother and baby to celebrate their bond through yoga and song.

Rachel-Barlow-Yoga

Rachel combines her deep knowledge of human movement, biomechanics and anatomy to guide you on your path of self-discovery.

Lark Liz Yoga Teacher

Liz Lark has been teaching yoga for 25 years and has a long history of collaborating with the Shala and more recently with the Shala School of Yoga. Liz has also been a Board Member of Yogacampus since its inception in 2003, teaching on their trainings alongside running her own retreats and workshops.

Adelene Chong Yoga

Adelene is a passionate practitioner and senior teacher of Yoga. As a leading Yoga for Scoliosis and Restorative Yoga Trainer, she believes in supporting and guiding her students to unveil their fullest potential through somatic embodiment and experiential learning.

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As a musician and a student of yoga, Anne has a deep understanding of how music and movement flow and unfold with ease and grace, creating a rich and healing world of Sacred Sound.

Ayala Homossany

Ayala is an accredited teacher trainer for yoga for children and family yoga and her teaching style prioritises encouraging her students to appreciate themselves, find their own inner voice, and stay playful and curious.

Barrie Risman Yoga

Barrie Risman is an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, public speaker, and author. Her best-selling book, Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice, is a guide for teachers and continuing students to deepen, expand, and integrate the benefits of yoga in their lives. Widely regarded as a teacher’s teacher, she’s the creator of online classes, courses, and trainings that fuel the inner journey of yogis around the globe.

Daniel Simpson

Daniel Simpson is the author of The Truth of Yoga, an accessible guide to yoga history and philosophy. His approach is engaging and fun, combining scholarly knowledge with humour and insight, while exploring the links between traditional wisdom and modern priorities.

Dina Cohen Yoga

Dina’s Dynamic Yoga and Mindfulness teachings have evolved over 20 years, grounded in hours of trainings with renowned teachers, and experience working with students from all walks of life: refugees and asylum seekers, dancers from the Royal Ballet, seniors practicing Chair Yoga in Care Homes or festival goers that find her getting her Flow on in a field surrounded by revellers and heavy beats.

Jennie Wadsten

For Jennie teaching is about helping others to cultivate breath, awareness, strength and joy and taking these teachings into everyday life and “off the yoga mat.

Lynda Phoenix Digital Marketing

Lynda Phoenix is a marketing consultant who has worked extensively in the self-development, yoga and wellness industry. She has worked for the largest wellness event in the UK ‘The Wellbeing Festival and has consulted for a variety of Hay House authors and leading Yoga teachers and studios.

Martin Aylward Meditation

Martin Aylward is a meditation teacher in the Buddhist forest tradition of Vipassana or Insight meditation.He has been teaching dharma worldwide for over 20 years with a flexible approach.

Teacher Trainer Melanie Cooper

Melanie offers a place where you can find what works for you, a place where you will be welcomed as you are with no judgement or expectations – where you can find the practice and way of teaching that is truly right for you.

Richard Holryd Aerial Yoga

Richard started teaching traditional Yoga in 2005 – working mainly in London. He discovered Aerial Yoga in 2011 and fell in love with it. His training in both the mental and physical aspects of Yoga has helped him to understand the potential that Aerial Yoga swings have to move people closer to a deeper, more transcendent experience of Yoga.