Our Teachers

Keren

Keren has been studying yoga for over 20 years and teaching for the past 14 years. Her trainings have included a Hatha Yoga teacher training in Brisbane Australia, Essence of Living flow with Michelle Merrifield, Jivamukti in NYC,  Lotus Flow(TM) level 1 and 2 in San Francisco and  Kundalini with Guru Dass in Byron Bay. She continues to study with a variety of senior teachers at any opportunity but her main focus now is her two babies, Cyclone Frank and her two yoga studios – Falmouth Yoga Space and it’s sister studio, Brisbane Yoga Space. Keren is a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) with Yoga Alliance UK and therefore delivers our vinyasa teacher training program each year with the aid of some wonderful teachers from across the globe.

Keren’s classes are varied in style depending on which one you come to but her aim is to create community, show that yoga can be fun and with the ultimate aim of leaving you feeling amazing! Her personal passion is Bhakti yoga, so in class you can expect a mix of storytelling, chanting (don’t panic!) and philosophy all combined with her signature dynamic vinyasa style. Come play!

For more information email info@falmouthyogaspace.co.uk.


Amanda

Amanda has been teaching for 30 years with a love of the body..all aspects of every body…starting early with dance, sculpture and anatomical life drawing. Following her fine art degree she started studying Iyengar yoga in Australia and continued to intermediate level in the UK. She has studied with many teachers in Pune and from around the world, completing several other teacher trainings and continuing to pursue new learning. For the last 16 years her development has been underpinned by her apprenticeship in Dzogchen Buddhism. During this time her curiosity has led her to continued exploration of other styles of yoga and particularly more somatic movement through Feldenkrais, authentic movement, and continuum. Alongside her yoga studies, complementary health and bodywork have deeply informed her work and she has practiced and taught several modalities. She found her therapeutic home in Biodynamic CranioSacral therapy which she studied at the the Karuna Institute 10 years ago and has subsequently done several courses on embryology, birth trauma and relational therapeutics. As a result of this training and to stay in integrity she left the Iyengar tradition and shifted her teaching to integrate a different understanding and prioritising of the mind body continuum, encouraging relaxed experimentation, kindness and trust within a framework of anatomical understanding. She teaches several classes a week from intermediate to therapeutic and considers learning from long term relationship with students to be the backbone of her experience. She contributes to several teacher trainings around the UK encouraging enquiry into how and why patterns might be manifesting in our system and how they influence our lives off the mat. She also focuses on short level 2 trainings that are intended to provide inspiration, empowerment and fresh insight to experienced teachers. She is involved with various writing groups and teaches women to weave meditation shawls through her embodied craft project:13 looms, demonstrating creativity as an important aspect of living with skilfull means in the co emergent field. Amanda studied with Dr Gabor Mate 2019-2020 on his ground breaking compassionate Inquiry training and is currently half way through an MA in Authorial Practice at Falmouth University.

You can anticipate leaving a class feeling grounded and energised. For more information please visit Amanda’s website www.groundofbeing.co.uk or call 01326 318776/07586346688


Jacq St Pierre

Jacquelynn St.Pierre is a mama, a lover of travel, books, music, and forever and always studying our human experience. Based in Austin, TX Jacq teaches Sukha Flow, Lotus Flow, Ayurveda, Bhakti Yoga, Sequencing for Teachers, and Harmonium lessons around the globe.

Sought after for her illuminating wisdom, quirky sense of humor, and her unique approach to honoring ancient practice with realistic reverence, her vibrant teachings ask you to start where you are. The time is now.

She attended Laughing Lotus College of Yoga in San Francisco and has studied extensively with her teachers there and at Laughing Lotus NYC. She is deeply humbled and forever grateful to her Jasmine Tarkeshi, Keith Borden, Emily Stone, Alice Tarkeshi, Mary Dana Abbott, Ali Cramer, Sheri Celentano, Dana Trixie Flynn, and to the teacher in all things.


Anna

Anna has been a yogini for almost fifteen years. Her first Californian experiences with Anna Forrest yoga left her hooked not only on poses, but also on spiritual benefits of the practice. Over time, she found herself immersed in such yoga styles as Iyengar, Anusara and Ashtanga to finally fall in love with Vinyasa Flow.

In her dynamic teaching, Anna shares her understanding of vigorous and sometimes challenging asana practice as an empowering tool for calming and rejuvenating the mind. Her themed classes invite yogis of all levels to travel inwards and to treat their time on the mat as a break, a moment for reflection on day-to-day mental and emotional routines: the energy of the moving body makes your life feel lighter and awards you with Hanuman-like confidence.

Despite having a full time job as a university lecturer, Anna regularly practices all year round. In her free time, she attends yoga workshops and classes and researches yoga philosophy. Sometimes, she also writes and publishes on yoga. You can find her articles in Yoga International and in Elephant Journal.


Jo

After many years of personal practice and study across a range of yoga styles in the UK and Australia, Jo recently qualified as a vinyasa yoga teacher and now draws on her depth of experience to teach thoughtful and creative vinyasa flow classes. Her classes focus on alignment and cues that enable students to develop awareness of body and breath, and a steady, grounded practice.

Inspired by working with personal intention, yogic philosophy, pranayama (breathing) practices and a fascination with the natural world, elements of these are woven into classes to encourage an experience of yoga that translates to everyday life off the mat.

Jo believes that yoga provides a great opportunity to laugh at yourself. She also really loves chocolate.


Ness

Ness has a background in teaching and has combined this with a love of yoga -blending the two. Having taught in schools across England and Swaziland, she has a wealth of experience to draw upon and use in her yoga classes. 

Ness’ yoga journey started with practising Atha and Anusara yoga, finally coming across Vinyasa flow taught by Keren, which literally changed her life. She went on to study with Keren and recently qualified as a Vinyasa yoga teacher. Ness truly believes in the healing power of yoga and the transformative effects it can have on our lives.

Her Slow-Flow class provides a bridge between Beginners and Lotus Flow, exploring movement with breath to offer strength and grace. A chance to merge spirituality and mindfulness through a sequence of poses. 


Kate

Kate has been practicing yoga for over ten years exploring many different styles before falling in love with Lotus Flow Vinyasa in Falmouth, where she has completed her yoga teacher training.

Kate’s background as an outdoor activity and expedition instructor gives her a strong sense of working with our inner strengths and our connection to people and the world around us.

Kate builds on this teaching experience to create classes that are full of dynamic, playful sequences which look to build inner strength and resilience, where moments of stillness, grace and clarity are found amid the chaos of life.


Holly

Holly has been practicing yoga on and off since the age of 16 and fell in love with the practice for its physical benefits of increased flexibility and muscle tone as well as the mental benefits of providing a calm and clear mind. She has practised a variety of styles of yoga, which introduced her to pranayama and meditation and after moving to Falmouth in 2016, took up Vinyasa flow and fell in love with the elements of myth, mudra and mantra. Holly completed her training with Keren at FYS in 2017 and feels lucky to be part of the Falmouth Yoga Community.

Holly’s themed classes provide a space to step away from our busy lives into ourselves. Her creative sequences build strength and range of motion with a focus on alignment and breath

Holly is also a full time secondary school teacher and is passionate about the benefits and transformative effects of yoga for teenagers. In her spare time, you can find her exploring the Cornish coast with her husband, baby daughter and dog.


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