New: Yoga classes in Brixton Pound studios

We’re very pleased that we’ll soon be starting yoga classes in the studio space below our cafe.

Yoga with Sarah (Mondays starting 8 May): 8am-9am Vinyasa Flow. 10.30am-11.30am Parent and baby yoga

Yoga with Mary (Fridays starting 19 May): Mindful yoga flow 11am-12pm beginners, 12pm-1pm intermediate

Both classes are £10 drop-in. Free turmeric chai for every attendee!

Both teachers are keen to get to know students and make it a social experience as well, so there will be a coffee/tea in the cafe after classes for anyone who would like to join in!

Sarah was an education consultant for more than a decade but in 2012 left for Latin America. Discovering yoga as a sustainable way of life, she qualified to teach in 2013 and began giving one-to-one classes, teaching small groups in offices and at a studio in Crystal Palace. She completed 500 hours training in India, studying the styles of Iyengar and Ashtanga with focus on alignment and adjustment, practicing under gurus in Mysore and learning Thai yoga massage to enhance her anatomical knowledge. She specialises in the styles of Ashtanga, Yin & acro-yoga and she recently added parent & baby yoga to her qualifications after attending classes with her own baby. She also teaches wellbeing classes & mindfulness yoga to students and staff in secondary schools. Her classes are dynamic yet playful, flowing but structured, encouraging students to feel grounded and energised.

Mary first turned to yoga as a way of keeping fit, sane and anchored while working in a manic advertising role. She also found it highly useful in dealing with her increasing anxiety. In 2011 she decided to press pause on the rat race; completing her 200 hour teacher training on a retreat in Dahab, Egypt; her mother’s homeland. The country had an intense pull on her so she relocated there shortly after, teaching her Vinyasa style classes to ex-pats, holidaymakers, Egyptian and Bedouin women, which she describes as an enlightening experience.

Returning to live once more in London in 2014 she went on to complete an 80 hour Pregnancy teacher training with Yogamama Ltd. Her yoga promotes balance, flexibility and strength, whilst the mindfulness techniques along with breathwork help develop an openhearted awareness of the present moment. You will leave feeling relaxed, energised and grounded. Resources are also provided to help you develop a personal practice at home.

Are you a yoga teacher looking for an affordable space in Brixton to run your classes? Get in touch spacehire@brixtonpound.org