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.
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
The bodywork strengthens and tones muscles, releasing tension and brings a deep connection of mind and body, creating an inner calm.As the body gains strength, agility and openness, so too the practitioner develops a corresponding awareness of emotional strength and mental clarity. These new tools are vital armour in managing the stresses and strains of everyday life, bringing increased vitality and generating generosity of spirit.
Julie has two teenage boys and works part time in a busy office.
Julie has two teenage boys and works part time in a busy office.
Tessa Bull - Iyengar Yoga
Marie-Flore (BWY Dip) - Hatha Yoga
Freddie (BWY Dip)
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.
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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 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 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.
After working in the non-profit field for 5 years overseeing various environmental and educational initiatives, Ni came to the realization that true sustainability begins internally with our selves as human beings, that transformation of the external world cannot happen without personal development within. Her approach is intuitive and empathetic to every individual journey. Through her teaching she hopes to impart the essence of the philosophy and practice – not its attainment on the mat but the process of opening body and mind for change, to develop more than just the physical capacity and gather the psychological resources to embrace challenge with equanimity, resilience, and clarity. Ni has a 500-hour certification registered under Yoga Alliance, 1250-hour training and mentorship with Yogi Nomad (Nepal), and has trained in Pre- and Post Natal Yoga with Mindful Birth (Australia). She has also completed her 20-hour foundational Trauma Sensitive Yoga training accredited by the Trauma Centre in Brookline, Massachusetts to help create more trauma-informed yoga classes for vulnerable communities.
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 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
Jeremy started practicing yoga in 1993 when he was at RADA: he used it as a way of grounding, energising and connecting to himself during movement and voice classes as well as performance preparation. He began to teach in 2003 after training at the Life Centre with Tias Little, Rod Stryker and Shiva Rea. Since then he has completed the Hot Yoga training with Kristin Campbell at Triyoga, as well as an intermediate Matwork certificate with Stott Pilates. Yoga is as much about how we interact with others and live in the world as well as the physical movement we do on our sticky mat. His classes focus on awareness, breath, healthy alignment and seek to find the right balance between effort and ease in our practice.