Our Teachers

HANNAH WATSON

Hannah started practising yoga in 2016 and, after several years of dedicated practice, she completed her teacher training in 2020. Yoga has helped her to keep fit, to build strength and flexibility, and also to manage her mental health. The teachings of yoga philosophy have had a profound impact on her life, and she is always excited and curious to learn more.

Hannah enjoys many different styles of yoga, but is especially fond of dynamic vinyasa. She likes to explore a variety of challenging poses including backbends, arm balances, and inversions. Hannah’s sequences are energetic and fun, with invigorating movements, and graceful transitions. They are carefully constructed to be accessible for all levels; everyone should be able to experience the benefits of yoga!

When she isn’t practising yoga, Hannah is usually doing something musical. She plays the piano and the violin, and enjoys performing at concerts, weddings, festivals, and other events. She also teaches music lessons, and writes her own musical compositions. Hannah is delighted to have found two lifelong passions: yoga and music. It is a great gift in life to be able to teach, encourage, and inspire others.

Tina Roepcke

I am Tina and a certified RYT 200hrs Ashtanga & Vinyasa Teacher in Birmingham – I was born in Germany and moved to the UK 10 years ago. My yoga journey began about 9 years ago when the daily pressure and demands of working and studying at the same time left me feeling rather stressed and overwhelmed. That’s when I found Yoga at just the right time. I began to feel more at peace and felt mentally and physically stronger. I am also certified in Advanced Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage which has lead me on a deeper journey in understanding how different and beautiful all our bodies are.

Through the teachings of yoga and massage philosophy, I have also found a deeper connection to our Earth. Practising a holistic and eco-conscious lifestyle is helping me to stay grounded and support my mental wellbeing whilst helping others feel the same through the practice of yoga and massage.

In my classes I pay a lot of attention in making my students feel strong, flexible and relaxed, as well as promoting awareness of the connection of the physical and mental body.

Kiran Devi

Kiran fell in love with yoga as soon as she stepped on the mat 10 years ago, and hasn’t looked back (unless doing a backbend!). Years of practice led Kiran to embark on the journey to become a qualified teacher.

I am 500 hours trained in yoga and I continue to develop my understanding and enhance my knowledge of yoga (forever a student).
200hr Teacher Training, Yogahaven, Italy
300hr Vinyasa Training, Sampoona Yoga, India
50hr Yin Training, Norman Blair,London

:Assistant teacher on a 200 hour and 500 hour teacher training in India Goa
Kiran’s aim as a teacher is to continue to deepen her understanding of the practice and to share this knowledge with others. Her classes encourage a focus on breath in order to calm and still the mind; she emphasises correct alignment in order to reap the many benefits of each asana. This all culminates in a well deserved, Zen filled savasana.

Yoga, for me now is a regular discipline and not just an exercise routine. I love the spiritual benefits of yoga and through movement yoga creates this inner space, a sense of freedom and happiness to the soul. Yoga helps us centre and balance our lives in a way that keeps us naturally happy, healthy and emotionally stable. I feel very grateful I can share the magic of yoga with others. In my classes I create a friendly space where I encourage students to move mindfully, joyfully with an emphasis on breath and creative sequencing.

Hollie Beardmore

Yoga bought new perspectives, self acceptance and a whole bag of gratitude for myself and others. From flip reversing my own mind set, Yoga was too magic not to share with others. I love to move the body in creative yet simple ways allowing us to fully nourish from the inside out. By challenging ourselves on the mat in a physical sense, we can start to bring these ideas in to our daily lives and this is where the true yoga begins. I’m just here to learn, evolve and adapt and hope collectively we all continue to be the best versions of ourselves.

Lots of love x x

Hollie x x

Raman Devi

Coming from an Indian heritage some of the practices in this ancient discipline was already inherent within Raman. Particularly the devotional side of the practice, chanting and serving others in the community. This inner knowing led Raman to complete her first traditional Hatha Yoga training in India where these ancient practices had a profound effect on her not only on a physical level but also mentally and emotionally.

This encouraged her to further her studies by completing her Jivamukti Training at the Eco Village in Mumbai where the philosophy of simple living and higher thinking resonated with her. Through her own personal practice and studying and being able to study with great teachers such as Sharon Gannon, Yogeswari, Vijay Kumar and Matthew Sweeny has enabled her to further more develop and evolve within the practice but also how the ancient teachings are ever so needed in today’s modern world. Yoga is one complete package and it can’t be separated but as individuals we can see how the practice can influence how we view the world with a clear vision. Raman has spent many years in India studying at various institutes to deepen her knowledge but also using the time to be immersed within the culture and being inspired by this discipline.

A sincere interest in the Vedic scriptures has enabled Raman to continue her study on the Bhagavad Gita and dedicating her time in learning the essence of Bhakti Yoga and studying with Gary Carter on anatomy and movement and how through knowledge of anatomy can help teachers to make intelligent choices about the way they teach their students.

Raman’s approach within teaching is inspired with a sense of wonder and how the body is an instrument for us to reach our fullest potential by working through all those layers of habitual patterns we have built in our lifetime. Raman brings the ancient discipline and the teachings of the Vedic scriptures into each of her classes inspiring students to learn and discover how to be the best version of self on and off the mat.

Raman comes from an educational teaching background and evolved to dedicate her teaching career to teaching the practices of Yoga. Raman believes all students have the ability to fulfil their purpose in life if they choose. It’s only when we come out of our comfort zone we really begin to feel awake and seeing basic goodness within, in others and the world around us.

Raman also runs the studio at YogaSweat where she has dedicated her time in building a community in Birmingham City Centre where by making Yoga accessible for all and its only when we work together change can be brought about.
Raman is clearly dedicated to the practice, its teachings and is inspired by the tradition and integrates it in her everyday life.

Andrea Hassett

Andrea is recognised as a Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher; she has been teaching for 10 years and practicing for 20 years.

Andrea started her journey by training in Hot yoga as she was drawn to the elements of the physical practice. She taught hot yoga for many years and through this came to the realisation that there was much more to yoga then practising in a hot room. She decided to open her own yoga studio with the intention of bringing the physical practices and the true essence of what Yoga is to Birmingham by offering a diverse range of practices that are inclusive and accessible for all and that Yoga is for everyone .
Yoga Sweat has now been running for 8 years and through determination, dedication and a great team behind her, it has brought a warm sense of community in to the city centre.

Andrea has a lot to offer on the teacher training program and she brings her experience and love of yoga combined with her business acumen. You will learn the fundamentals of a balanced yoga practice, asana, pranayama, meditation and the science and philosophy that provides the framework for the practices.

Andrea is very much inspired by this quote and she believes that her passion has been driven by her love of yoga and if you love your passion then it doesn’t really feel like work!

“If you love your work, if you enjoy it, you’re already a success.” – Jack Canfield