Tara Fraser

Tara Fraser
Tara Fraser has had a lifelong interest in yoga, has been teaching since 1993 and is a BWY Diploma Course Tutor. She believes yoga can help everyone to live well, feel good and age gracefully. Her teaching style draws on several traditions but is heavily influenced by the personalised and therapeutic approach of TKV Desikachar which has been her own practice for many years. In recent years she has been working with Scaravelli inspired teachers who have added a new and exploratory angle to the yoga she practices and teaches. This has been further supported by her training to become a Rolfer with BARSI

Tara is the founder / co-director of Yoga Junction where she teaches workshops and BWY teacher training programmes. She is the author of five best-selling yoga books (Including Yoga for You and The Easy Yoga Workbook) and lectures and teaches nationally and internationally. 

Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones
Nigel Jones has been practicing Astanga Yoga since 1992. He lived and worked at The Practice Place in Crete (now Yoga Plus) and studied with Derek Ireland for 2 years. He returned to London in 1996, where he continued to practice with John Scott. Subsequently Nigel took the British Wheel of Yoga Teacher's Diploma.

He has been teaching Astanga Yoga classes, courses and workshops in London since 1996. He has taught in most of London's Yoga Centres and has taken many students from beginners level to becoming teachers themselves. Being naturally rather a stiff person, he has much sympathy with people of a similar constitution. He likes to encourage all types of people to take up yoga, not just the strong and flexible. His classes are friendly and un-intimidating and he encourages students to achieve some sort of autonomy in their Yoga practice, where they can begin to think and make decisions for themselves, without dogmatic interference from a teacher. He has a very hands-on approach and believes in getting as much feedback as possible from his students.

Nigel has been teaching at Yoga Junction since 1999 and became co-director in 2002.

Julie de Senneville

Julie De Seneville
Julie is passionate about yoga and has taught and practiced for over 20 years. After working with many different styles of Yoga, Julie retrained in the Iyengar Yoga system and qualified as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher in 2016. Julie is currently training
Julie’s classes are friendly and informative. Julie approaches each posture with clear teaching techniques to assist students to understand and explore their own range of movement. With practice students start to regain space and flexibility to areas that have been historically stiff and tight, while building up strength in areas that have been weak.
As the physical body transforms the inner journey begins with a corresponding agility and clarity of the mind-body connection.
Julie works with props to adapt the postures to suit students of varying abilities so that each student can work to their maximum potential.

Tessa Bull - Iyengar Yoga

Tessa Bull
Tessa is an experienced and dedicated yoga practitioner having studied Iyengar yoga for over 30 years and has been teaching since 1995. She qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in Australia after completing a 4 year apprenticeship and ran an Iyengar yoga school in Sydney until her return to the UK in 2000. Tessa teaches in North London and also runs workshops and residential weekends. She has a particular interest in yoga therapy. She continues to study with the senior teachers in the UK and with the BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar on her regular trips to Pune in India. Tessa is a sensitive and perceptive teacher with a clear and dynamic teaching style. She is interested in encouraging students to develop a personal relationship with their yoga and to develop their own practice.


Marie-Flore (BWY Dip) - Hatha Yoga

Marie Flore
Marie Flore has studied and practised yoga since the 1980's. She was fortunate to be taught by extremely experienced teachers coming from many traditions: Iyengar, Albion, Shadow,Sivananda and Viniyoga. She shares her love and understanding of yoga in a safe, serious and fun way, providing a strong emphasis on linking breath and movement. She gives students the right perspective to study their body and observe their mind, helping to refine their experience. She holds a BWY diploma.


Freddie (BWY Dip)

Freddie is a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY Dip) teacher and student of Tara Fraser. She has been practising different styles of Hatha Yoga since 2000 mainly with tutors inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar in particular. Her classes focus on flowing sequences of poses with attention to the coordination of breath and movement, proper body alignment and anatomical understanding, but do not follow one strict method or routine of postures rather invite mindfulness and quality of awareness throughout. Having experienced the transformational power of yoga, she is committed to sharing the benefits of this ancient art with passion and enthusiasm while consistently looking for ways to improve herself as a practitioner and teacher. She believes that a regular practice improves health and can increase self-awareness, thus deepening knowledge of our true nature for a more balanced and positive outlook on life.

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  Yoska Kai Bosch

Keiran Baine
Yoska originally trained in alignment based Hatha yoga and in the past few years has developed an interest in working intuitively, inclusively and more with the therapeutic applications of yoga. She is drawn to styles and methods which encourage exploratory, functional and intelligent movement. On top of her two year alignment based Hatha yoga teacher training, she has completed specialised training in Yin, Restorative and teaching one to one.

Jude Chalk

Jude Chalk
Jude is a recently qualified British Wheel of Yoga (BWY Diploma) teacher and student of Tara Fraser since 1999.

Jude’s classes are warm and friendly; students are encouraged to be non-judgmental when practicing and accept themselves as they are, at that moment in time. She encourages students to be mindful of the connections between their body, breath, thoughts and feelings in each posture and so discover something about themselves.

Olivia Howden

Olivia is an Iyengar yoga teacher based in Muswell Hill. She is a dedicated yoga practitioner having maintained a daily practice for over ten years and first started Iyengar yoga 18 years ago. Olivia’s teaching is full of energy and insight and encourages a balance between effort and  relaxation, adapting yoga postures to suit individual needs. As a teacher, it is her aim to help everyone to improve their yoga progressively in a safe and friendly environment.

Olivia qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in 2011, and became a junior intermediate level 2 teacher in 2016. She regularly attends yoga classes and   workshops herself, training to complete her junior intermediate qualifications. Olivia has a keen interest in yoga therapy and assists weekly at a local Iyengar yoga therapy class.


Ian Stoneham

Ian teaches the Astanga vinyasa yoga beginners course’ at Yoga Junction, having been tempted by Nigel and meeting the exacting requirements of ‘not being intimidatingly flexible’. For those starting out in yoga and who maybe be mystified or confused by the myriad styles on offer: astanga may be the perfect starting point. In the course we introduce new practitioners to many of the poses (asanas), breathing techniques and inward focus that they would be likely to encounter in most styles of yoga. Ian has recently completed further yoga teacher's training with Sarah Powers.

Jayne Miller

Jayne teaches fluid yoga with a strong focus on healthy alignment and body awareness. Jayne trained with the BWY and YogaCampus, has a BWY Diploma, and has been teaching since 2010. Introduced to yoga at college, her practice has taken in many styles from Ashtanga to Iyengar, and therapeutic yoga. She has been practising continuously for 20 years. It was during pregnancy that Jayne’s personal yoga practice truly developed. (She even got her first mat!) She found it helped her to cope with both the emotional and physical changes, keeping her balanced, grounded and fit. She trained with the wonderful Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (author of Mother’s Breath) and finds that pregnant women have a special level of body awareness and receptiveness rarely seen collectively in other yoga classes. Jayne’s pregnancy classes are a mix of gentle yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques to help keep mums-to-be energised and calm.
Aside from ante-natal yoga, Jayne teaches mother and baby/toddler, family yoga and kids/teens, as well as ashtanga, vinyasa flow and restorative yoga.
Jayne believes that yoga is a life-long learning process, and continues to develop her skills through regular trainings in everything from anatomy to therapeutics and yoga for emotional imbalances. Her practice and teaching is influenced by many wonderful teachers who have encouraged her to diversify and explore different traditions along the way. She aims to pass on that inspiration and enthusiasm to her own students.

Tarik Dervish

Tarik has been running courses at Yoga Junction since it started. He is a qualified and experienced Yoga Teacher/Trainer for the British Wheel of Yoga and Ayurvedic practitioner. He runs workshops and courses in Yoga and Ayurveda for Yoga practitioners and teachers. He specialises in training Yoga teachers with an Ayurvedic approach. He also has a small Ayurveda clinic in Kings Cross, London. He's been teaching Yoga since 1997 and has had a wide variety of training including Iyengar, Satyananda and Scaravelli traditions. His main approach is to help students establish a sound physical practice that is appropriate for their Ayurvedic Constitution as a foundation for deeper, subtle meditative work.

He can be found giving talks and advice on Yoga and Ayurveda on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. For more information please visit his website www.yogawell.co.uk 

Charlotte Preston

Charlotte is a Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist, with a particular interest in the therapeutic quality of practice. She is a British Wheel of Yoga qualified teacher and a part of the teaching faculty on a BWY Diploma course. She is trained in therapeutic, deep tissue and 'Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy' and teaches a range of weekly classes, workshops and retreats at the studio.

Dawn Trevor-Roberts

Dawn is one of Yoga Junction's most long term teachers and believes in making her classes accessible to everyone and anyone.  Influenced by many teachers and styles over the years, she has developed her own method of adapting and modfiying classical postures so that they can be beneficial in todays busy world.  Sympathetic and understanding, her Sunday class is a great way to chill out and to work your body and breath in order to maintain and generate a healthy mind and body.

Photography by Adam Slama