S I M O N   L O W  -  T E A C H E R   Simon has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and has developed a unique and personal teaching style, keeping classes diverse, focused and fun. The foundations of Simon's yoga teaching reflect his training and ongoing studies with international teachers in many approaches to yoga, movement and therapy.  Simon first trained as a yoga teacher with Dr Larry Payne at Samata in Los Angeles, in the USA, where he lived for 7 years. After a 14 year career in the music business working as first an artistes agent in London & finally as vice-president of a&r for RCA Records US in New York, Simon went on to study and explore a wide variety of physical, energetic and spiritual practices, including Iyengar yoga, Astanga Vinyasa yoga, Okido yoga and Viniyoga, Chi Kung, The Alexander Technique, Pilates, Macrobiotics, and Chinese Medicine, effectively bringing together the essential elements of these sources of wisdom and healing into his teaching today.  Simon's  'Yin and Yang Yoga'  teaching is a balanced and thorough approach to yoga practice, on and off the mat, incorporating techniques that address equally the seen physical body and the unseen energetic, mental, emotional & spiritual facets of our being. He encourages the individual to remain mindfully focused towards internal exploration as a guide to experiencing yoga as it is meant to be practiced - a personal journey toward inner peace, freedom, clarity, balance and integration, and the revealing and nurturing of the True Self - your 'essence'.  Simon is Principal and Founder of  The Yoga Academy , one of the UK's leading yoga teacher training schools, and a co-founder and the original Director of Yoga at Triyoga, the UK's most popular yoga studios. Simon runs teacher trainings, weekend residentials, workshops and yoga holidays in the UK and internationally throughout the year. The DVD "Yin and Yang Yoga with Simon Low" by Acacia is available from this website or via Amazon or Yogamatters, and in 2013 Simon will release a Yin Yoga app with Naked Buddha. Simon has been guest writer for "Ask the Experts" in the Observer newspaper, and has been covered in or has contributed to numerous national and local newspaper and magazine articles.


S I M O N   L O W  -  T E A C H E R

Simon has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and has developed a unique and personal teaching style, keeping classes diverse, focused and fun. The foundations of Simon's yoga teaching reflect his training and ongoing studies with international teachers in many approaches to yoga, movement and therapy.

Simon first trained as a yoga teacher with Dr Larry Payne at Samata in Los Angeles, in the USA, where he lived for 7 years. After a 14 year career in the music business working as first an artistes agent in London & finally as vice-president of a&r for RCA Records US in New York, Simon went on to study and explore a wide variety of physical, energetic and spiritual practices, including Iyengar yoga, Astanga Vinyasa yoga, Okido yoga and Viniyoga, Chi Kung, The Alexander Technique, Pilates, Macrobiotics, and Chinese Medicine, effectively bringing together the essential elements of these sources of wisdom and healing into his teaching today.

Simon's 'Yin and Yang Yoga' teaching is a balanced and thorough approach to yoga practice, on and off the mat, incorporating techniques that address equally the seen physical body and the unseen energetic, mental, emotional & spiritual facets of our being. He encourages the individual to remain mindfully focused towards internal exploration as a guide to experiencing yoga as it is meant to be practiced - a personal journey toward inner peace, freedom, clarity, balance and integration, and the revealing and nurturing of the True Self - your 'essence'.

Simon is Principal and Founder of The Yoga Academy, one of the UK's leading yoga teacher training schools, and a co-founder and the original Director of Yoga at Triyoga, the UK's most popular yoga studios. Simon runs teacher trainings, weekend residentials, workshops and yoga holidays in the UK and internationally throughout the year. The DVD "Yin and Yang Yoga with Simon Low" by Acacia is available from this website or via Amazon or Yogamatters, and in 2013 Simon will release a Yin Yoga app with Naked Buddha. Simon has been guest writer for "Ask the Experts" in the Observer newspaper, and has been covered in or has contributed to numerous national and local newspaper and magazine articles.

  Tara Fraser - teacher   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.

Tara Fraser - teacher

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 - teacher   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 Jones - teacher

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.

  Kate Coulson - teacher   Kate Coulson is the director of BabyFit (yoga for birth and beyond) in Norwich and teaches yoga in southwest France, where she lives with her young family. Kate has been teaching fitness for 20 years and yoga for more than 10. With students aged from 0 to 95, Kate believes that yoga is for anyone and any body and can help everyone reach their full potential. Kate continues to study different yoga traditions and will tailor each sessions to the individual needs of the small group.               

Kate Coulson - teacher

Kate Coulson is the director of BabyFit (yoga for birth and beyond) in Norwich and teaches yoga in southwest France, where she lives with her young family. Kate has been teaching fitness for 20 years and yoga for more than 10. With students aged from 0 to 95, Kate believes that yoga is for anyone and any body and can help everyone reach their full potential. Kate continues to study different yoga traditions and will tailor each sessions to the individual needs of the small group.

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Aloki (Vanessa Ponsford) - teacher   Owner of Free Spirit Therapies, Aloki is a 200hr YA registered Yoga Teacher from Norwich. Trained in Hatha, Vinyasa and teaches Forrest yoga inspired classes with an emphasis on anatomy and breathwork. Through dealing with her own struggles both physically and emotionally, she truly understands how to help you connect to your spirit on a deeper level and to understand how your own body moves. She is also a Reflexologist, Reiki healer and Bodyworker having trained with Forrest Yoga Guardians Jambo Truong and Brian Campbell, and uses bodywork within her classes with some gentle assists if appropriate. Most classes will start with a ceremony to call in the four directions in meditation and Icaros songs as invocation to lead you into practice. Always offering options for all levels and holding space for each student, you are free and safe to lose yourself in your practice. 

Aloki (Vanessa Ponsford) - teacher

Owner of Free Spirit Therapies, Aloki is a 200hr YA registered Yoga Teacher from Norwich. Trained in Hatha, Vinyasa and teaches Forrest yoga inspired classes with an emphasis on anatomy and breathwork. Through dealing with her own struggles both physically and emotionally, she truly understands how to help you connect to your spirit on a deeper level and to understand how your own body moves. She is also a Reflexologist, Reiki healer and Bodyworker having trained with Forrest Yoga Guardians Jambo Truong and Brian Campbell, and uses bodywork within her classes with some gentle assists if appropriate. Most classes will start with a ceremony to call in the four directions in meditation and Icaros songs as invocation to lead you into practice. Always offering options for all levels and holding space for each student, you are free and safe to lose yourself in your practice.