Our brand new yoga studio in Wandsworth is on the ground floor of the Ikon House building is located at the junction of East Hill and St John’s Hill, moments from the wonderful Wandsworth Common and a short walk from both Clapham Junction & Wandsworth Town BR. We are on many local bus routes.
Thanks to Russell and the team at RG Wilson Building Services (99 Streathbourne Rd, SW17 8RA 07970 998567) for the project management and build of our lovely new studios. We have 2 spacious studios – these are heated using the latest infrared technology with environmentally friendly heat recovery and humidity controls.
We offer a wide range of classes and we look forward to meeting you at the studio.
A great friend introduced me to Ashtanga Yoga whilst living and working in America. Ever since that day 15 years ago my life in all it’s aspects has changed, my diet, body and mind are all improved thanks to the magic of Yoga. Just over five years ago my wonderful wife suggested I try a class with a great teacher she’d found, I have been practising with Stewart Gilchrist ever since and will be forever greatful to him for his wonderful teaching, encouragement and commitment to Yoga. In 2012, under the guidance of Stewart and The Power Yoga Company I undertook teacher training and have been teaching ever since. I aim to teach an authentic, challenging Yoga class with good humour, love and some good music.
As a long distance runner myself I am well aware of the need to cross train and stretch to avoid and prevent injury. My practice has allowed me to gain mental and physical strength which has helped me when competing in races. Anything from 5km -marathon distance. Also generally when faced with difficult situations in life. Yoga for me is so important in my life and I love nothing more than to share this love and guide others.
Whilst Claire started practicing over 15 years ago in Australia it has only been in the last 5 years that she has found teaching. This was born out of a strong desire to re-connect with her body in her 40′s and find some inner calm amongst the pace of which our busy generation moves. Claire started as a Hot Power yoga teacher and feels very privileged to have trained under Baron Baptiste along with Master Baptiste Trainers Gregor Singleton and Claire Este-McDonald. These days you are more likely to experience Claire at the other end of the yoga specturm teaching Yin and Yoga Nidra. Claire’s commitment to her ongoing development has seen her evolved her studies in Yin with Paul & Susie Grilley as well as Yoga Nidra/I-Rest with Nirlipta Tuli, Uma Dinsmore Tuli and James Reeves. With her background in performance coaching both in business & elite sport she believes in cultivating a sustainable practice, one that enables individuals to access their innate intelligence and nurture the ability to survive and thrive on their own terms.
Tammy first came to yoga, as a way to reconnect to her body given a job that was physically demanding. The immediate & lasting effects on both her mind & body led her to complete her teacher training with Claire este-McDonald & Gregor Singleton. Tammy continued her exploration of yoga through training in irest nidra & Yin Yoga, with her teacher Cal Wansbrough, whom she continues to learn & practice with. Her completion of training with Special Yoga Foundation has seen her take the practice to individuals with ADHD & Autism. Tammy remains a student through study & daily practice with her teachers, with whom she continues to learn from. Tammy's background as a Personal Trainer enables her to bring different elements to her teaching & lead a strong practice, whilst being able to switch to a more fundamental & softer practice. Tammy teaches from a place of compassion, fun & of the mind set that there is something for everyone to be accessed through yoga.
Vanessa started practicing yoga over twenty years ago while working long hours in corporate finance, enjoying the way it helped her find both mental focus and balance. Having run several marathons & competed in a number of triathlons, she found that yoga was the key to injury avoidance & muscle strength. After travelling the world, both practicing & studying many different styles of yoga, Vanessa focused on the relationship between yoga and healing – combining the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the discipline to further her abilities. Vanessa is a qualified Reiki practitioner and studied yoga & meditation at Osho in Pune, India. Vanessa is a qualified RYT: Advanced Anatomy & Yin Yoga. Vanessa completed her yoga training with certified Baptiste Master Teachers, Claire Este-McDonald & Gregor Singleton from Divine Play Yoga, Boston. She is Yoga Alliance certified in pre and postnatal yoga. She is grateful to have studied with some amazing teachers, including Donna Farhi, Mark White, Paige Ellenson, Cherie Lathey & Cal Wansbrough. Strongly believing that yoga is a life long journey, Vanessa is passionate about delivering a fun & challenging class – exploring the relationship between movement & stillness
Austin is an experienced 500hour certified yoga teacher. He came to yoga in an attempt to avoid surgery for a painful lower back condition. The outcome was amazing and he no longer required an operation. Impressed with the results of a daily yoga practice and the life-changing effect it had, Austin decided to become a teacher to share the benefits of yoga with others. He completed an ‘It’s Yoga’ - San Francisco, Ashtanga & Rocket Vinyasa 200 hour teacher training course before continuing in their Advanced ‘Rocket’ Vinyasa training with 'The Yoga People'. As well as teaching classes and giving private one-to-one instruction, Austin has tutored on Yoga Alliance US certified teacher-training courses in London and Goa and runs his own teacher trainings with http://www.shantipoweryoga.com. Austin also completed the Tapasya Hot Yoga teacher training at Triyoga with Kristin Campbell. Then adding a further Anusara based 500 hour Advanced Teacher Training with Suzanne Slocum-Gori, Noah Mace, Nico Luce and Dr Genieve Burley. He also holds certification in Yin Yoga for 'With Yin Yoga', having trained with Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier. Austin’s classes are energising, creative and flowing, balancing a strong physical workout with a calming restorative element. He keeps instructions clear, interesting and light-hearted, whilst never losing sight of the serious benefits to his students. He believes that to grow as a teacher it’s important to remain the eternal student. Austin teaches Dynamic Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Rocket, Alignment based Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin.
I am a physiotherapist specialising in the treatment of spinal pain, I have trained in Pilates through the APPI group, and use Pilates regularly in rehabilitation.
Teaching various physical disciplines and helping people to a fitter, healthier lifestyle has been my passion for the last 25 years. After a long career as a professional dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, working extensively in some of the top profession training establishments in London, I discovered the joy and countless benefits of yoga some 20 years ago. In May 2005 I completed The Life Centre Teacher Training Course and since then have been teaching yoga, from West and Central London through to the City, whilst continuing to study and develop my own practice. I am also a qualified Garuda Matwork teacher and in May 2016 I qualified as Sports Yoga Coach. Classes are dynamic and flowing, incorporating challenging sequences, with a strong emphasis on core stability, correct alignment and use of breath. Yoga should always be non-competitive, and I always encourage people to develop their own practice and to work to their own abilities in a class. Many of my classes are attended by both beginners and experienced practitioners; they practise safely together as I teach them to understand how the yoga postures can be adapted to their own bodies. I always aim to teach compassion, physical empathy, humour and the absolute belief that I can help each individual in my class to a greater understanding of their own physique and its potential.
Aimée’s yoga journey began in New York in 1999. 10 years of exploration followed, experiencing and experimenting with many different forms of yoga. Aimée has been practicing power yoga since 2008 and completed her 200hr teacher training with the amazing Claire Este Macdonald and Gregor Singleton of Devine Play, Boston in 2015. Aimée is passionate about how the flow between movement, strength and breath can a powerful impact the body and mind both on and off the mat. After discovering Yin, Aimée found the perfect complement to a dynamic vinyasa practice. In a busy city such a London, it can sometimes be a greater challenge to slow the body and mind down. After training with Cal Wansbough, Aimée has been spreading the power of Yin beyond the yoga studio, teaching in the corporate environment as well as martial arts gyms. Encouraging students to let go of ‘trying’ and learn to ‘be’ with their greatest teacher, their own body.
Jill has been practicing yoga for over a decade and teaching since 2012. In her own explorations with yoga she has tried many approaches, but particularly connects with Hatha Flow and Scaravelli approaches. She trained in Pre-natal yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, and in teaching pregnancy yoga, loves to help students with a steady unwinding of tension, strengthening work, breath, gestures, sound and deep relaxation. Jill’s teaching style is upbeat and enthusiastic, encouraging a little humour to allow you to be playful, and explore yoga postures during your pregnancy to support mum and growing baby.
After training as a dancer at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and performing across Europe and the Middle East, I came across yoga and was instantly hooked. It was (and still is) challenging, but something about it made sense. Plus, it was a miracle cure for assorted dance injuries! I practiced with several teachers who inspired and helped me discover a new passion. Right from the start, the idea of teaching yoga was present in my mind. During what felt like a transitional phase, I decided to take the plunge and complete my teacher training with The Power Yoga Company – hands down best decision! My practice is a dynamic one that draws on influences from other fields, focusing on building strength and flexibility whilst creating a meditative flow through asana with emphasis on breath and alignment. See you on the mat!
Rachel initially came to yoga from an exercise view point and as a way of counterbalancing working long and stressful hours as a lawyer. As a marathon runner, she was looking for another way to physically challenge herself whilst also improving on much needed flexibility and found this and her moment of time out through her yoga practice. She trained in ashtanga vinyasa with YogaLondon and in yin yoga with Cal Wansbrough. Following the birth of her son and having enjoyed the benefits of yoga leading up to giving birth, Rachel trained in pre/postnatal yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. She loves teaching mum’s to be and mum’s and their babies. Rachel’s classes are energising, varied, flowing and fun! Rachel is a member of Yoga Alliance UK.
With 10 years experience as a professional massage therapist, I ( Stephen ) have come across many back conditions. Whether these conditions are inherited, degenerative or from poor posture it became clear to me that self mobilization is key to optimum joint health. I trained as a bodycontrol pilates instructor in 2015 and believe continuous practice is key as with any body conditioning programme. If you are technically minded then pilates can be a great way to learn how your body moves….and of course, it will improve your core strength.
Having practiced yoga for many years, I trained to be a teacher with Shanti Power Yoga; Austin Ince and Simona Rosa. I became hooked on the practice of Astanga based yoga, initially, as it cured me of chronic lower back pain. As a result, I avoided abdominal surgery thanks to much improved strength. I am an experienced school teacher, and a portrait artist. I decided to become a yoga teacher after having my own children. I teach Vinyasa Flow classes with the aim of challenging and supporting my students, in a comfortable, light-hearted environment. I aim to encourage mental focus and build strength of the mind and body with a flowing sequence of asanas. I have a real interest in yogic philosophy and like to incorporate it into my teaching. In this way, physical yoga is given a context. I have practised under a wide variety of teachers, and my own teaching contains influences from Astanga, Kundalini, Yin and Rocket yoga. My classes consist of attention to alignment, groovy tunes and a sense of humour. I enjoy seeing my students improve their balance, strength and flexibility as a result of their dedication and focus.
I started practicing yoga as a way to protect and strengthen my body as working in catering for over a decade had become very taxing on my body which left me with lower back pain and a frozen shoulder. I've been practicing yoga for over 8 years now and it's a way of life I will continue to pursue. Sport has always been a very important part of my life with a background as a martial arts instructor. Developing strength, balance and flexibility with a strong focus on alignment for a deeper yoga practice, are all the core essentials of my teaching.