Originally from Romania, Antonia is now a Birmingham based yoga teacher after spending several years in Italy before moving to the UK. Qualified in India, within the heart of the yogic practices Antonia teaches alignment based Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga classes suitable for all levels. Her mission is to inspire people to be their best self on and off the mat.
Sceptic to begin with, she first stepped onto the mat in 2014 to later find out that Yoga is indeed for everybody (herself included.) From then onwards it was just a matter of time until she decided to share this message with the rest of the world. Nowadays she spreads positive energy through her sessions and hopes to leave everyone a little better that she finds them.
Her classes are soothing, relaxing and suitable for all levels. Antonia adjusts and provides accessibility by using various props in her sessions to ensure the right alignment for the body and emphasises various breathing practices that help alleviate stress and enhance overall wellbeing.
When she’s not on the mat, Antonia combines her love and knowledge for yoga with her marketing skills and is a full-time member as the Marketing Manager for the Myga Family.
Benjamin genuinely believes that love is the greatest thing and discovering how love can be a consistent part of the journey through life is his favourite part of the adventure.
Currently based in Paris after travelling from New York to Barcelona, Benjamin was first introduced to yoga in his late 20s while living in South California. Following his friend’s advice, Benjamin brought union to all of his passions by studying to be a proper instructor of yoga. He initiated his training with a Vinyasa foundation and has since expanded into Pre and Post-Natal Studies, Children, Family and Group Yoga specialisations, yoga after-school programs and summer yoga retreats while also facilitating various yoga teacher trainings throughout Europe.
Benjamin is deeply touched by the genuine sense of community and his classes are an outgrowth of his personal practice. His sequences are continuously evolving, and the focus gradually transitions between balance to strength, flexibility to focus. He encourages the process of rediscovering ourselves and our world while leading classes that are thematic and light-hearted. Cooperative and appreciative. Accessible and expansive.
Echo is a Birmingham based yoga teacher with a great love of being upside down. She moved to Birmingham after living abroad for a few years working on the sea.
Echo was introduced to the practice 10 years ago by her mother and it was the best thing for her because yoga has helped her heal from a lot of trauma. With over 700 hours of registered training, Echo teaches various styles of yoga and hopes to share the wonderful and healing benefits of the practice with her students.
Echo’s classes are playful, but following careful sequencing, and she doesn’t normally stick to one school of yoga only. Her classes also incorporate elements of Thai Yoga Massage and Holistic Massage. If you are looking for a nourishing yet fun way to challenge yourself, Echo’s fun and dynamic classes are perfect for you.
When she is not on the mat Echo cooks, reads or loves watching dog videos online.
Harriet Elizabeth is a Birmingham based yoga teacher who guides students into deeper connection with their body, mind and breath. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and their two Siamese cats.
Harriet first stepped onto the mat 9 years ago when she started attending early morning yoga classes on a daily basis at a local hot studio and she instantly felt so much happier and healthier. Soon after she met her teacher from the Contemporary School of Yoga things really shifted for her as she began to see the practice as a way to listen to and learn more about herself – mind, body and soul.
Each of Harriet’s classes is an experience, curated with love and care to empower individuals to listen to their own body, to leave each class feeling stronger and softer, grounded and energised at the same time.
When she is not on the mat, Harriet loves to read books, especially second hand or from the library as she gets pleasure from holding printed works on paper in her hands.
Karine is a Birmingham based yoga teacher running a freelance yoga business called Yogannick. As a loving Taurus, Karine can sometimes be stubborn but she loves to be grounded and enjoys being out in nature. Following many years in corporate environments, Karine is now a full time Yoga Guide offering sessions that focus on mental health as well as physical health, something very close to her heart.
Karine first stepped on the mat after during a really tough period in her life. Yoga found her and the practice continues to have a huge impact on her life both on and off the mat. It did not take long for her to embark on her first 200-hours YTT and she continues her development while constantly aiming to be of best service and promote a happier and healthier lifestyle through more holistic based approaches.
Her classes offer the whole package with physical practices, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation practices that can always be taken off the mat and used on a daily basis. Karine offers a space that is truly welcoming for all without any pressure or judgement as she hopes to foster relationships and a community with people, she feels honoured to share the space with.
Lee-Ann is a Cape Town (South Africa) based yoga teacher who loves people and really feels blessed and honoured to be able to share the healing gift of yoga with others. She first stepped on the mat when she was 20 years old, soon after she took a hard look on her life and was required to make a few changes in the way she was living. At her first yoga class, as soon as the teacher taught Bakasana (Crow Pose) she was completely hooked and practised regularly for 5 years before doing her 200hr TT. When life challenged her yet again and she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lee-Ann turned to yoga and a healthy lifestyle to keep flare-ups at bay.
She strongly believes that each pose teaches a new level of connection, each new shape is an adventure into her internal world and her practice is one of expansiveness to which she is dedicated.
Lee-Ann’s classes are healing, taught from the heart and provide deep levels of connection. She teaches strength in every pose while emphasising the connection with different parts of the body as well as the world within. Arm balances and hips openers are her superpowers and she is a dedicated student to her teachers.
When she is not on the mat Lee-Ann surfs and LOVES the ocean and she feels more at home near the ocean than anywhere else.
Currently based Mumbai Nitin is senior yoga teacher and a lifelong student of yoga, practicing and teaching for over 20 years.
Right from the childhood years, Nitin was intrigued by meditation and spirituality, curiosity that lead him to train in various places in India under the guidance of some of the most experienced teachers. Later on, in life, Nitin began teaching yoga, meditation classes, seminar and talks on spiritual and philosophical topics for the last 19 years. His most recent journey was to Goa where he offered his knowledge as part of teacher training courses for Lotus Oasis Yoga and Upasna Yoga in Palolem.
His compassionate persona attracted students and tourists from all over the world as he strived to help people holistically and make them feel inspired and uplifted. Nitin classes include a combination of breathing practices (pranayama) and meditation with a traditional approach but also accessible to the modern world.