We have a fabulous collective of experienced and inspiring guest yoga teachers from around the world. Drawing on a wide range of backgrounds and methods, they all have a deep respect for the power of yoga. Dedicated to the practice, they are committed to sharing their knowledge with students of all levels.
The teachers for our drop-in yoga classes will vary according to who is with us at any particular time. There are normally at least four teachers during any one week and we frequently run, at short notice, workshops focusing on a specific style or aspect of the asana practice.
Please contact us if you would like to know who will be teaching during your visit.
Anne-Lauren is an international Yoga Therapist and Body Worker, drawing most of her healing insights from nature and the elements. She came to Yoga as she began an inner and outer journey to connect with sustainable peace and deep joy.
Arianne is fascinated by the beautiful system that is our body/mind. All that we are, the ultimate communication source for spatial poetry, and yet the best thermometer for our body weather forecast.
Her classes are best described as luscious, caring yin with a hint of free flow in her more dynamic sessions.
Charlotte came into yoga over eight years ago whilst working in the city within a very stressful environment and she soon realised the benefit it had to her both physically and mentally. Charlotte does not like to compartmentalise her yoga practice; for her it is about deep introspection, moving creatively with flow, and exploring the power of the breath.
Chris is the founder of Ashiyana. His primary interest is Jnana Yoga, or knowing oneself at depth. It is this quest for depth of experience, which underlies the philosophy of Ashiyana – the invitation to come home to your own inner sense of peace.
Gary sees asana, deep breathing, mindfulness and a positive attitude as medicine for modern life; a way to connect to one's true self, the planet we live on and all living things.
German bred and a yogic nomad since 2012, Imken works internationally as a Yoga teacher and Craniosacral therapist. Her summers are spent in Sweden, the winters in India, with regular visits to the UK, Germany and Norway. Imken’s main interest lies in sharing her ongoing exploration of opening up, softening, finding ways into relaxing body and mind, and through that, finding ways to reconnect to an essentially healthy and happy self.
Klara believes that Yoga is a space where people can allow themselves to be honest and learn how to spend time with themselves. Dancing since the age of five, she completed her education in a ballet school and has been a professional dancer for over 13 years.
As well as offering her yoga and bodywork, Lalita created the hugely popular Ecstatic Shake Sessions at Ashiyana. She is passionate about inspiring people to realise their own transformations. Her intention for all of her classes and retreats is to inspire and ignite the shake and somatic movement in everyone, in order that we may all reclaim our freedom, embrace our innate wildness and weirdness, and reconnect with our bodies, so that we can live more harmoniously within ourselves, with others and with this beautiful planet that we live on.
Paul teaches a blend of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. His classes mix sun salutations and flows with static held asanas, allowing you to fuel the fire of your practice, whilst drawing you towards a more meditative and reflective state of mind.
Prashant has been a regular fixture at Ashiyana Yoga Centre, having taught some of the morning Iyengar-based classes there for over five years. Prashant contributes a rich and varied experience of yoga and Indian heritage to the beautiful community of international teachers and guests at Ashiyana.
Stacey believes by using breath, body and mind to work together we can deepen our connection and experience. Yoga can bring a simple strength and focus to ‘find a way’ through the storm of life.
Yoga is an exciting, continuous adventure for Stacey and she is looking forward to learning, sharing and building stronger, connected communities.
Tobie is also a keen student and practitioner of many types of bodywork and pain relief techniques. He is heavily influenced by Dynamic & Osteo-thai massage (Davide Lutt/Takis/Pichet), Chi Nei Tsang (Leigh Blyth) & Fascial Release (Robert Schleip/Jo Alison). Whilst he sees Asana as a powerful mental and physical therapeutic tool, he believes strongly in the balance that can be obtained through a well-rounded Yoga practice.