Amelia's journey as a teacher started 12 years ago, having been trained in Pilates, Fitness and Personal Training. She worked with a diverse range of people and communities. At that point she realized how much she loved to help people have a better, active life and decided to study a degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences, in Spain.
In 2013 she completed her 500 hrs YTTC at Kranti Yoga, Goa, India. Initially, it was to complement her field of work and studies. However, during her training she developed a completely different point of view about the concept of health. She realised that health is not just about the physical body but the mind and soul also. Through Yoga, Amelia found balance in her life. She started to incorporate aspects of yoga philosophy not only on the mat but also in her everyday life.
After Amelia's initial extended, in depth studies of yoga in India, she returned home and realised how much she missed The Yoga Village. She returned to assist on the YTTCs in order to develop herself as a Yoga Teacher. Passionate about anatomy, she was quickly able to apply her knowledge in the Ashtanga Yoga practice, helping students on a daily basis to overcome the many obstacles faced physically.
As a teacher, Amelia is unwaveringly attentive and possesses the rare gift of making learning fun and enjoyable. Ask her any question about functional anatomy and her creative response will provide you with the most accessible answer. Amelia is sure that her purpose in life is to help and inspire other people to believe in themselves and challenge their existence.
Lascel De La' Bruvs
Lascel was born in Whitechapel in London's East End. It was during his studies as a keen Music Technology student that a traumatic life changing event eventually led him to his passion for teaching yoga (read Lascel's story by following the link below).
Originally trained as a Hot Hatha Yoga Instructor at Bikram's Yoga College of India in L.A. Lascel then went on to share his passion for teaching the world famous 26/2 set sequence far and wide. Initially teaching all over the U.K. he then lived life as a traveling teacher, teaching in Europe, The USA, Australia, Asia and eventually India. It was on a return trip from Australia Lascel was presented with an opportunity to retrain under Michelle Pernetta, one of the UK's most established, experienced senior teachers. He went onto become a regular on the schedule at studios across London for the hugely popular brand of dynamic, modern, inclusive, mixed levels yoga at "Fierce Grace". A growing interest in the philosophy and foundations of yoga as a whole, as well as a continued and growing interest in the modern western interpretation and anatomical focus of asana, eventually led him to take an impulsive extended one way trip to India. He traveled and taught for a few months and eventually enrolled on another teacher training in South Goa. After completing an advanced 300 hour course in modern Ashtangha/Vinyasa, Lascel stayed on at the school initially as an assistant teacher for the 200 hour teacher training course to fully immerse himself in his new found love for Ashtanga, Pranayama, Meditation and Yogic Anatomy. He soon went on to becoming a lead teacher on the 300 hour teacher training course that he had completed prior.
Having experienced first hand both the huge physical but more importantly pshyclogical benifits that can come with a yoga practice, Lascel is passionate about sharing these benefits with as many people as possible. He believes that yoga should be accessable for all from the die hard, daily, borderline obsessive intense practitioner of all things yoga, to the guy that heard after 20 years as a plasterer and 4 pints at his local, that a spot of yoga might sort his shoulder out. Lascel's 1000+ hours in various teacher trainings, along with many years of experience as a full time teacher assisting practitioners of all abilities and dispositions, along with his continued passion for his own practice and continued learning is what inspires him to teach from the heart in a compasionate, dynamic, fun and inclusive style.
Morwenna discovered Ashtanga Yoga whilst training as a dancer at The Laban Centre in London, it soon became apart of her life, developing alongside her career as a dance teacher, eventually over taking it all together. Drawing from her dance background and yoga experience, she teaches flowing Vinyasa Classes with creative transitions and dynamic sequencing. Imaginative cueing allows her students to gain greater insight into their individual body alignments and develop a deeper awareness of their own physicality.
She is a firm believer in the benefits of the traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Through repetition, routine and enquiry she believes you are able to gain insight into your physical and mental patterns and are able to become more mindful of your thoughts and actions on and off the mat.
During her 3 years living and training in India she was introduced to Ayurveda, which has now become an important influence in her life, especially Ayurvedic diet and routine. She feels that Yoga and Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness that can lead to greater transformation in your practice, your health and your awareness of others. Just like yoga it is a lifelong learning process that is only improved through practice and experience.
Teachers, yoga and people of all kinds continue to inspire and fuel the development of her practice, teaching and exploration of yoga.