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.
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 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.
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
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.
Emily’s approach to teaching is rooted in the Jivamukti method. Her passion for chanting, dedication to the study of philosophical texts, her daily self practise of physical asana, pranayama and meditation, naturally infuse into her classes.
She first started practising Yoga as a way to alleviate lower back pain. Then Emily was introduced to hot yoga and was immediately hooked, she completed her hot yoga training in 2009. Some time later she came across the Jivamukti method. Inspired by the depth of the teachings, the philosophy, chanting mantra and the methods roots in embracing environmentalism and animal activism she undertook the training in 2012.
Her interest in the human body as a whole, as an intricate tapestry of emotions and experiences and her understanding of the importance of touch to heal has led her to train in Yin Yoga. It is a necessary balance and complements the stronger physical Jivamukti practise. Emily has a diploma in Thai massage and Myofascial release. Both serve as a means to release not only on a physical level, but to bring about change on mental, energetic and emotional levels too. Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology inform her body work sessions and her Yoga teaching. This deeper level of expertise into both relates well and feed back naturally into each other.
Emily takes yearly trips to India to continue with her own self study and development. She has spent time with Sarawathi (Ashtanga yoga) , Matthew Sweeney (Yoga Temple) and Vinay Kumar (Prana Vashya Yoga). Her studies continue daily at home studying weekly with her teacher Chitra Ganesh and practising daily a combination of Ashtanga Yoga and Jivamukti Yoga. This is often combined by other strength and flexibility training.
Emily enjoys holding retreats throughout the year in India and Italy which enable her students to delve deeper into the practises of yoga. The retreats offer safe and focused environments in which her students are able to transform on all levels, not just physically.
When at home Emily continues to share her love for yoga in her weekly classes and regular workshops.
Yoga is a timeless science that has evolved over thousands of years. It is a profound path of self-transformation to help us as humans realise our deepest potential. Our potential or our true nature goes far beyond the limits of the human mind and personality. The yoga practise serves as a letting go or stripping away of the many restraints we put upon ourselves in an effort to move back towards a place of peace and harmony; with ourselves, with other human beings, other animal beings, aspects of nature and the earth as a whole.
Emily extends love and gratitude to all the inspirational teachers who have shared their knowledge and guidance of the ancient practises together with all of the students who arrive before her daily on the mat and to her family and friends who continue to inspire and uplift her everyday.
Olivia Marley holds the highest designation possible from Yoga Alliance International – the international governing body for yoga teachers – which is based on having completed extended periods of advanced level training and at least 2000 hours of teaching experience.
This level of experience means she is also a registered provider of further education to other yoga teachers. She has trained extensively with Jason Crandell and Bridget Woods Kramer, plus undertaking more focused trainings in areas such as yoga for athletes, injury prevention, yin and yoga therapeutics. She has also broadened her training in anatomy beyond the yoga world.
Olivia is a certified Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist. She has also completed 50 hours of undergraduate level anatomy training with Complete Anatomy from 34D Medical and has trained with Immaculate Dissection.
Olivia runs the anatomy and physiology modules on teacher trainings at three different studios in London and leads regular ‘anatomy for yogis’ workshops.
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