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BEN

Ben’s interest in yoga developed in his early teens when he felt drawn to devotional and meditation practices. Whilst remaining firmly on the path of Bhakti Yoga his interest in cultivating his physical practice and sharing it with others has grown over the last seven years.

Ben describes himself as a student of Classical Hatha Yoga and a relatively new yoga teacher qualified to share his Hatha Yoga and Gentle Vinyasa practice. His classes are suitable for beginners and those looking for a gentler practice. Ben has completed a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course and Teacher Training Programme in the Himalayan City of Rishikesh, India. Ben trained, 1:1 under the mentorship of Swami Harish Chandra of the Atri Yoga Centre.

Ben is registered with the Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance UK. He have a regular personal practice, mentoring and continuing his  professional development with a number of respected teachers across London.

 

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Dunya

After practicing yoga for many years, Dunya felt a calling to share the gift of yoga with others. She completed her traditional Hatha yoga training with the Sivananda Vedenta Organisation back 2012 and she has been teaching ever since. “Yoga mat is a great place to consciously experience the breath, the body and the mind but it’s when we take yoga off the mat that we start to create a balanced and fulfilling life for ourselves”

 

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Denisa 

 Denisa started yoga at the age of 13. She is  registered Yoga Alliance yoga teacher and have completed the advanced 500hrs training. She has trained with, Integral Hatha Yoga,  Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, qualified as a yoga teacher for children, Yoga Campus,  and  Yoga Therapist for children and young adults with Special Needs 'Yoga for the Special Child' with Sonia Sumar the founder of the method. Ever since meeting Sonia - Sivakami,  Denisa  felt she finally found Home. Sonia Sumar  has been Denisa's teacher ever since then. Denisa also  has a diploma in Colour Therapy, Art Therapy and a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins.  

 

 

 

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Bianca

I  began practicing yoga in 2006. After a few years I embarked on my first trip to India, to discover the roots of the ancient discipline. Upon my return to London I took my first 200 hours teacher training at Triyoga School. Shortly  after, I made my way back to India and undertook another 200h teacher training at the Sivananda Ashram, this time to really immerse myself into the ashram life and further my understanding of the yoga philosophy, while also exploring other aspects of the yoga practice,  such as Bhakti, Karma and Kriya. I believe that yoga is an amazing long life journey and I love sharing my own experience with others. My classes, which reflect my practice, concentrate on breath and alignment; starting with breath awareness and mindfully flowing into different asanas, always allowing students the time for self-enquiries.