Who are we?
Angus began teaching meditation in 1999 when he was invited to teach in UK Prisons by the Prison Phoenix Trust. In 2001 he qualified as Yoga teacher in Canada, trained by the Sivananda Organisation. Since then, he has been a Director of Battersea Yoga and Clapham Meditation Centre in London. He teaches internationally each year at spiritual centers and retreats around the world.
Much of his teaching is informed by his time spent with Eckhart Tolle and Ajahn Sumedho at Amaravati in the UK. With regards to Yoga, his style has been influenced by Donna Farhi, Faustomaria Dorelli and Scaravelli.
Angus is a qualified practicing Clinical Hypnotherapist and holds a Diploma with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a Member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and specializes in the treatment of stress-related conditions.
He is employed by the NHS to provide specialist meditation and mindfulness courses.
Beyond yoga, motorbikes, music, photography and traveling to distant places, Angus' other loves include his partner Nadia, his two boys Rohan and Conor & his daughter/princess Freya.
Phone: 07771 548160
Nadia's interest in yoga began with her training as a national rhythmic gymnast. She completed her first yoga teacher training in Hatha Yoga with the International Sivananda Vedanta School of Yoga and is about to complete a further teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga.
In her own practice, she has explored many other styles and schools of yoga including, Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Scaravelli Yoga, Yin Yoga and even, briefly, Kundalini Yoga. She remains firmly in the Hatha yoga tradition and is dedicated to showing how the teachings of Hatha Yoga can be applied to bring about transformation on all levels in our lives.
Nadia is also a qualified antenatal and postnatal yoga teacher having completed her basic and advanced Diplomas with Birthlight under the tutorship of the inspirational Dr. Francoise Freedman. She is also a fully trained and accredited Birthlight BabyYoga teacher. More recently she has completed her doula training with Liliana Lamis and Dr Michel Odent and holds a Certificate in Hypnotherapy from LCCH, the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy'.
Nadia is also a mother of three beautiful children, a pregnancy and birth specialist, an occasional doula and a writer (when she has the time).
Phone: 07771 687128
Jenny has been practising Yoga for 13 years.
From going to her first class at ' Innergy ' in Ladbroke Grove, She immediately knew that it was going to be an important part of her life. Every breath, relaxing, releasing, settling her into a deeper consciousness.
Jenny is a Sivananda based Hatha yoga teacher- having completed her training at the Sivananda Ashram in Vrindavan, India, in 2006. She has explored different styles of Yoga with different teachers, including Fausto Dorelli, Rod Stryker, John Stirk, and more recently Shadow Yoga with Natasha Ahmad.
Her classes incorporate a blend of flowing movements following the breath, combined with holding the asanas and going deeper for more inner awareness.
Her beginners courses are based on an understanding of the basics of Yoga and the basic postures in Hatha Yoga in a comfortable environment with a supportive teacher.
Mel has been studying yoga and meditation for five years with Angus and Nadia. She also owes a big debt to Donna Farhi and Eric Shiffman, the Benedictines, and Buddhist mindfulness teachings.
A back injury last year became an opportunity to deepen her meditation practice, study psychotherapy and hypnosis, and begin teaching mindfulness. Mel is also a part time neurologist within the NHS.
Lee has been practicing hatha yoga for 20 years and became a full time teacher 8 years ago. Her inspiration for yoga came from Faustomaria and his 'Innergy' centre in W11. "He continues to be a great teacher to me." She did her teachers training with Sivananda and now teaches a very fluid style of yoga working with the basic hatha yoga postures and the breath to open and align the body and mind.
Lee has been teaching pregnancy yoga for the last 3 years and feels passionate about yoga as a birth preparation programme: "I gave birth myself last year - all my practice and understanding of yoga totally supported me and allowed me to embrace the whole experience of pregnancy and labour with complete trust and openess, it has to be the best yoga practice ever!"
Phone: 07796 595919
Caroline is a trained Sivananda Yoga Teacher, a Clinical Psychologist and Founder of the Phoenix Company - a Company that specializes in walking and adventure holidays. Since qualifying as a yoga teacher, she has been mainly focusing on teaching individuals and small groups - but we are delighted she is now sharing her wisdom and insights at Battersea Yoga. She is someone who knows first-hand the healing power of 'being on the mat'... be prepared to be transformed.