We are so excited to be working with the most inspirational yoga & fitness wellbeing teachers.
To spread the love & true benefits of yoga, as a lifestyle, as far and as wild as I possibly can. Making people smile and laugh along the way, opening their minds and hearts, inspiring and empowering them to swallow their fears and fulfil their dreams. I believe that everyone should, and can, live a life they love
Charlie’s yoga training
I have been practicing yoga on and off for 15 years, coming to it initially from a workout perspective. Following a life-changing trip to the Himalayan Yoga Institute in 2011, I decided to leave my job as an Assistant Buyer for The Disney Store and deepen my knowledge of yoga. In 2012, I became a certified teacher in Bali with WLYA – The Wise Living Yoga Academy (affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India – the world’s oldest organized yoga institution).
I cater the type of yoga I teach to the needs of each individual. However, my public classes involve an innovative and forever changing style of dynamic vinyasa flow. Although extremely fast-paced at times, I am a perfectionist when it comes to correct body alignment, the synchronisation of movement and breath and the importance of a sumptuous, meditative relaxation. My classes are down-to-earth, fun, creative and challenging, but at the same time accessible, maintaining the philosophy that ‘yoga is for all’.
Mischa’s yoga journey began over a decade ago and slowly began to weave its way through her life; she is continually humbled and inspired by the potential of yoga to transform, expand and heal and is devoted to sharing the practice with others. She holds enormous gratitude to leading vinyasa flow teacher Claire Missingham with whom she completed her initial 200 hours and went on to assist for some time afterwards.
Most recently Mischa finished an additional 300 hour training with her teacher Sianna Sherman who is of enormous influence and inspiration to her. She has now stepped into apprenticeship with Sianna and assists on her workshops and trainings. Mischa has spent over a year in India studying, practicing and visiting sacred sites and it holds a special place in her heart.
Mischa teaches a heartfelt practice with creative sequencing, a deep focus on breath and alignment and a combination of strong steady flow and longer holds to both uplift and tap into the stillness. She draws her understanding from a number of styles and traditions, particularly inspired by the philosophy and practices of the Tantric lineage. Her classes are woven with philosophy, myth and stories and often include music, chanting, meditation and ritual. In a retreat environment the practices offered are incredibly diverse and always expand far beyond the students expectations as Mischa weaves in layers of influences from her personal practices and study to create a unique and beautiful experience.
Mischa’s teaching is passionate and knowledgeable, her intention is to both challenge and restore, holding a space for individuals to open, reflect and absorb. You will be taken on a joyful journey of self inquiry and unfolding. Mischa is committed to her own study and practice as the foundation of her teaching.
A bit about me….I am 31 years old, I live in London and a year and a half ago decided to completely change my direction in life…Eight years ago I jumped head first into the TV industry and my career took off. I started off as a runner and leaped at every opportunity that came my way. I climbed the ladder quickly, met incredible people and had a great time. It was a job that at first I really loved…but after a while, the incredibly long, unpredictable hours completely took over my life. I started to realise that I had become super stressed and quite unhappy. My head was a bomb constantly exploding with worries and I could never switch off…. I was completely restless and exhausted because actually, I had no time to worry! Various health problems made me think that something had to change. So I decided to quit.
I started to focus on my health and happiness and decided to get fit. I not only loved feeling fit and healthy again but realised that I wanted a career where I could help people feel energised, healthy, mindful, happy about their bodies and their lives. I trained as a personal trainer, I went to Sydney to do my 200 Hour yoga teacher training course & came back to London to complete my Pilates matwork training.
Most of us are asked to make a decision around the age of 20 – pick what you want to do with the rest of your life. It’s kind of crazy really as I, like many of you, was a totally different person aged 20 and how I viewed the world and what I wanted was a completely different story. I was hugely ambitious and thought that to be successful I would have to put work before everything else, I thought that not having any sleep or even any holiday was ok and I even started to give up the idea of ever having a family. I have completely reevaluated my idea of success and happiness and now know that what I want, and what my body needs, is a balance. I want to be able to have work AND friends and family in my life. Finally now I see, that would be success.
I have also always thought that my job lacked that feeling of doing something really worthwhile and good. TV can definitely be hugely satisfying and you do get that worthwhile feeling, however I felt like you had sell your soul to get there. So going into health and fitness really ‘fits’ with the idea that I want to do something really great. I’m not completely sure where this journey is going to lead me to yet, but I want to make people feel happy about their bodies, calmer in their minds and I hope to be the support that a few people have been to me in my time of change.
Meet Brit (Fit Brit Collective)
Recognised as one of the fiercest yet friendliest trainers on the SW London fitness circuit, and a trusted contributing writer and expert to Britain’s leading wellness magazines and fitness brands, Brit’s approach to personal and group training is innovative, effective and exhilarating. As Ambassador to the Wimbledon boutique of luxury British activewear brand Sweaty Betty, Brit also has the pleasure of connecting with and empowering women in one of London’s most iconic communities.
Your Intermediate and Advanced yogi – Magda Procner
In 2011, I turned my organized life upside down. I quit my full time job as a translator and decided to move to India to follow my passion for yoga. I wanted to study it at the source and discover the world beyond asanas. This decision opened the door to a journey of self-discovery and spiritual exploration, which completely transformed my understanding of the meaning and purpose of yoga and life in general. I traveled all over India, practising at various places, and completed 500 hours teacher training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga.
I also completed two 10-day Vipassana meditation courses, which made me realize the power and importance of daily meditation practice, and two one-month trainings in asana and pranayama with Vinay Kumar in Mysore.
I have been teaching internationally since 2011, conducting Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha Flow classes as well as modules for TTC courses (alignment, adjustment, teaching methodology, yoga anatomy) and organising workshops and retreats in various countries, including India, Sri Lanka, UK, Poland, Spain, Italy and Costa Rica.
In 2015, I set up my own studio – Parinama Yoga Studio, in Goa, India, where I teach regular classes, workshops, retreats and various courses.
Meet Sally- Anne, Yoga Light Vibes
Yoga Light Vibes is a way of life.
It is a choice to live brightly. Be your vibrant best self! Truly connected through the beauty of Yoga.
“Yogash Chitta Vritti Nirodha” (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.2) – Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.
Whether new to yoga or a spiritual warrior, a Yoga Light Vibes class with Sally-Anne Reynolds challenges you to live life free from the burdens of the mind.