Olga has been practising the art of Yoga over a decade and has been teaching since 2005, qualifying with Sun Power Yoga, Europe and is also qualified to teach children, certified by Yoga Bugs.
Among others, Olga has been fortunate enough to study Yoga with world-renowned teachers, Shiva Rea, Beryl Bender Birch, Duncan Wong and Anna Forest and she is constantly replenishing her own resources by regularly visiting Yoga workshops with the most inspiring teachers. Olga teaches all ages and abilities, from absolute beginners to advanced and experienced practitioners. Her goal is to inspire each practitioner to evolve on their path of self realization, to share the knowledge and assist people to take it off the mat and into daily life. Olga offers one to one classes at Yogoloji studio, 54a Ebury Street, SW1 or as home visit in central London.
Elizabeth Eva Ann Grolle
Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage Qualifications.
BSY Diploma Certified Instructor.
Elizabeth is a warm, loving and inspiring teacher with experience in individual tuition and leading small to medium sized groups. She is currently teaching Dynamic Integrated Yoga at the St Pancras and Camden Physiotherapy Centres in Central London and has trained with, amongst others, Michael Gannon, Edward Clark, James De Maria, Leela Miller, Joey Miles, Ryan Spielman, Norman Blair, Danny Paradise, Swami Dayanand, Ross Rayburn, BJ Galvin and currently acquires spiritual inspiration and guidance from her teacher Stewart Gilchrist from the Jivamukti School NYC.
Elizabeth has studied in Ibiza, India and the UK with various Swamis and Yoga Gurus. She is also a qualified Thai yoga massage instructor under the guidance of Itzhak Hellman and a Reiki Tummo practioner level 3 and Shing Chi 8. Elizabeth has also worked as a professional dancer and comes from a strong movement back-ground.
Elizabeth offers one to one classes at the Yogoloji studio, 54a Ebury St, SW1 and as home visit in central London
Laurella comes from a professional and recreational sporting
background. From athletics to horse riding, boxing and Pilates. She
first came to yoga in 1999 with the extraordinary Ed Clarke: passion
for movement, vitality and the exhilaration one feels from feeling fit
and healthy teamed with a fascination of the subtleties of yoga and
the mind body connection has led me to have a consistent practise for
the last 12 years.
In this time she has trained and practised with incredible teachers all over the world. From Sharat Auror at the Himalayan Iyengar yoga centre, gaining a deep understanding of alignment and precision. Then taking this knowledge into a more dynamic practice at Jivamukti, with teachers including Sharon Gannon and David Life. She recently finished a 200 hour programme with the Contemporary School of Yoga in London focusing on the Myofascia alignment in the body and is working towards Shiva Rea's 500 hrs Teacher Training Certification having completed her 200 hrs last year.
She teaches a strong dynamic Vinyasa flow class, integrating breath with fluid asanas to bring clear focus, integrity and a playful honesty to the heart of her class and the use of pulsations and rythmic, free flowing movements encourages students to explore propreoception on a physical as well as energetic level.
Andres is an Ayurvedic cook, dietician, and master spice blender. He has extensive experience designing and cooking menus on residential yoga retreats, aswell as working as a private chef in London. He also works with clients offering particular dietary advice, teaching the right food combinations for ones body type and helping clients prepare creative and healthy dishes that follow Ayurvedic principles. Andres uses mantra as he cooks, infusing the food with love and focused attention; He believes that by incorporating some simple Ayurvedic priciples into one's diet, one is able to give one's body exactly what it needs, promoting well-being and effectiveness in all areas of your life. He has also developed his own range of Ayurvedic Herb and spice formulas that we use on retreats and he is always happy to generously share his knowledge, recipes and cooking techniques to the guests on retreat. In London Andres offers informal, one to one, or small group workshops at your home.
Veena Ugargol is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist for mental health.
Veena began practicing yoga 6 years ago and completed her first yoga
teacher training in India in 2008. She has since worked with Heather
Mason at Yoga for the Mind where she completed her yoga therapy
training and continues to work with her as a supervisor and lecturer
on the professional training. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and
is working towards the Clinical Psychology doctorate. Veena delivers
yoga therapy, a blend of yoga and mindfulness practices that work
explicitly with both mind and body, addressing the physiological and
psychological aspects of stress, anxiety, depression and
post-traumatic stress disorder. She provides a neuroscientific
perspective to enable a deeper understanding of the short and
long-term shifts that these practices can bring about.
Veena carries out research to explore various aspects of mind-body approaches. She has recently collaborated with Sat Bir S Khalsa, Harvard Medical School and Luciando Bernardi at the University of Pavia, Italy.
For Veena well-being is not just about the management of stress when it becomes unruly and troublesome, it is about the maintenance of mental health by means of regular practice. Her academic interest combined with her experience and knowledge of yoga and mindfulness the foundation for her yoga therapy work. Veena teaches one to one classes as home visit or from our studio in 54a Ebury Street, SW1.
Lewis’s first experience of yoga was as a child and was then rekindled on a trip to India in 1996. He has been returning ever since and eventually took up yearly studies at the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore. He takes a keen interest in the eastern philosophies and aspires to teach, live and practice with those ideals in mind. He believes a regular yoga practice to be positive, transformational, releasing and calming. He prefers to approach the teaching of Yoga with intuition, kindness and awareness while bringing focus to alignment and breath coordination...at times detailed and at times flowing. Lewis also has a Diploma in Thai Yoga Massage.
Alice Abdy Collins
Alice comes from a background of gymnastics and ballet. Her yoga practice began aged 12, when she began practising with her mother in Kenya. She has worked in both the film and advertising industries and now teaches yoga to help clients unwind, reconnect and to learn about yogasana practice. Alice has studied under the guidance of Godfrey Devereux in his 'Dynamic' Yoga method and looks forward to imparting all that she has learnt to date. Alice teaches one to one as home visit and also at our studio in Ebury Street, SW1 London.
Nikki Slade has pioneered voice and sound work in the UK for over 16 years; Inspired by the power of sound through the sacred chants of Eastern traditions. Nikki has studied with teachers who specialise in the transforming power of the voice, and would like to express her deep gratitude to her friend and teacher Chloë Goodchild. She has worked with everyone from business professionals to performers and the general public. Her mission with Voicework is to provide an empowering and safe space that unconditionally encourages individuals to connect with their true inner voice so that they transcend all the limiting beliefs that prevent their authentic and free self-expression. Nikki offers one to one sessions at Yogoloji studio 54a Ebury street, SW1W 0LU
Heather Mason offers Yoga Therapy for the mind and the body based on her extensive training in psychotherapy, yoga therapy, mindfulness-based practice and recent studies in Ppsychobiology. Through this combined approach Heather is able to work with both the mind and body meeting both the psychological and physiological aspects of mental-health through a process of mutual cure. Heather holds an MA in Buddhist Studies from SOAS University London, and is presently completing a three year MA in Clinical Buddhist-Based Psychotherapy.
Heather's educationl journey is an accompaniment to a three year meditative and yogic journey in South East Asia where she resided in Buddhist monasteries and learned how to transcend her own emotional suffering. Heather has been teaching yoga since 2001 and is also a qualified yoga therapist. Heather is also a Lifeforce practitioner having who trained with Amy Weintraub in the United States for Yoga for Depression. She has also done 100 hrs of Anusara teacher training in Taiwan.
Additionally, Heather is the only person in the UK to have trained extensively with the Boston Trauma Center Massachusetts on how to use yoga as a complementary treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD and is about to undertake an MSc in the Psychobiology of Stress at Roehampton University to conduct research on how Yoga can positively influence the brain. Heather teaches one to one classes at our studio, 54a Ebury St, SW1 and also hosts retreats with Yogoloji.
Chris Gladwell has studied yoga for 30 years and has been teaching for 21 years. Starting with martial arts, Tai Chi and Chi Kung, he began yoga study with the Iyengar school, then studied with the Satyananda school with whom he studied extensively and qualified as a teacher, also gaining accreditation as a teacher from the British Wheel of Yoga. Informed by extensive studies with Sri. K Pattabhi Jois, John Scott, Shiva Rea, and also with Shandor Remete and Daniel Odier as well as his current committed engagement as a Vajrayana apprentice, these main influences move through Christopher’s Yoga teaching. Christopher has assisted on many courses with the Satyananda school, taught a BWY Diploma Course and worked as a specialist tutor with the British Wheel of Yoga as well as being an elder with the IYN. He has also studied, practised and taught Massage and Shiatsu for almost 20 years and studied Thai massage. Having also completed training in Hypnotherapy and NLP, to certified trainer level, Chris also has extensive experience in a wide range of Yogic meditational practices. Currently studying for a Masters Degree in Philosophy, focusing on relationships of mind, body and cosmos from Eastern and Western perspectives. Chris teaches clear contemporary and grounded approaches to Yogic philosophy and understanding Yogic mind and the anatomy of Spirit. Christopher is also founder and director of both Yogasara, Radikal Freedom and Siddha Publishing in Bristol. Christopher brings an understanding and appreciation of the natural awesome potential of each of us as powerful, loving and talented beings to his teaching.
Norman Blair has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years and teaching since 2001. His practice and teaching embrace both ashtanga yoga and yin yoga as well as mindfulness meditation. Through significant periods of training with his teachers Hamish Hendry, Richard Freeman and Sarah Powers he has gained the Yoga Alliance 500 hour accreditation. He believes that yoga is accessible to all of us and through regular practice we can experience profound changes in our mind and body. His own experience has taught him that yoga is an enjoyable way to release and make available energetic potential to enhance our lives. Yoga can help us to become more flexible, physically stronger and improve our stamina, focus and awareness.
Michael has been practicing yoga since 1999 and Ashtanga Yoga since 2003. He made his first trip to India in 2005 to study with Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, since then he has made many visits to Mysore and received authorization to teach in 2009. Along the way he has spent much time traveling around the world and studying with many senior teachers in Goa, Berlin, Koh Samui and Tokyo In London he is practicing with his teacher Hamish at Ashtanga Yoga London, whom he also assists.
Yogi Ashokananda has been practicing yoga since early childhood when his grandfather was his first teacher. He is a master of both traditional Hatha yoga and Reiki. Yogi Ashokananda has spent over twenty years learning under great masters in India and has set up his own NGO ashram in India where he supports a school for the education of local children. He has worked teaching yoga at the Sivananda ashram; teaching the Bihar School of Yoga principles under the supervision of Swami Vishwarupanand. He has also taught at the Shri Ved Niketan Ashram; training teachers and promoting Kundalini awareness and kriyas. He shares his knowledge with one to one students in London as home visit or from the Yogoloji studio at 54a Ebury St SW1
Francesca has been practising yoga for over twelve years; sharing her love of yoga with adults, children and children with special needs. She is an Ayurvedic/ Holistic massage therapist and is director of Yogoloji.
She believes passionately in our responsability to ourselves and to our community. Her experience has taught her the deep value and importance of learning the traditional yogic practices, at any age and at any stage, to help increase awareness, wisdom, health and confidence.
Special thanks to Nigel Gilderson, for teaching her the importance of an intimate understanding of one's own practice; to Chris Gladwell for his generosity in sharing his extraordinary knowledge and adjustments; to Jo Manuel for opening her heart to the beauty of learning from children and to working at the Special Yoga Centre; to Jillian Lavender for introducing her to silence! To Randall O'Leary who taught her how to enjoy each days practice and build a decent fire; to Yogi Amrit Raj for his infectious positivity; to Yogi Ashokananda for his depth of insight and for teaching me to look for my teacher no further than myself. To everyone I practice with, and to my family, thank you for constantly putting a mirror up to my reflection.
To everyone who works with Yogoloji: you are amazing. Without you it would be an idea, with no paperwork around it!
IYN 200 hours Hatha Yoga training with Amrita school of yoga, ITEC Holistic massage, APTNT Ayurvedic masssage therapist, Yoga for the Special Child (Level 1), Yoga for children, Jo Manuel/ Life Centre.
Louise Dixon is a Hatha yoga teacher and a multi disciplined therapist, whose interest in the practice followed her experience as a dance teacher. Subsequently drawn to bodywork, she graduated as a Shiatsu therapist and currently also practices indian head massage and hot stone therapy. Through her love of yoga and the other modalities, she has gathered a deep and diverse understanding of the gross physical body and how it relates to the subtle energy body. Louise can often be found dancing, hosting retreats, teaching one to one yoga or offering consultations and therapies from our studio in 54a Ebury Street, SW1 or as home visit.
Nigel Gilderson is the founder of the Amrita School of Yoga based at Brockwell Lido in London’s Herne Hill and has been teaching Yoga internationally for over 15 years. He runs yoga teacher training courses, classes in astanga vinyasa and hatha vinyasa flow yoga, beginner’s yoga courses in South London, workshops, one-to-one home tuition, week-end retreats and yoga holidays world-wide and is currently co-ordinating special needs yoga for stroke patients. After originally completing his training with Naryani Rabinovich (Sun Ra International Diploma), studying with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois at the Astanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India and subsequently with senior international teachers world wide, Nigel has developed his own unique, eclectic, personal teaching style with influence from tai chi, Qi Kung and Alexander Technique and a thorough understanding of biomechanics. He celebrates the heart, universal principles of alignment, and balanced energetic action in the performance of each asana. Each student’s abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored. The school uses asana practice to build strength, flexibility, and stamina as well as bringing awareness to the internal; creating, capturing and cultivating energy. Students move from one posture to another in a continual flow and link movements to breath. The use of vinyasa enables the natural progression from one asana to another with a sense of ease and fluidity, ending in a deep and peaceful relaxation. Nigel teaches one to one yoga as home visit or from our studio in 54a Ebury Street, SW1, teaches on our retreats and runs teacher trainings with Chris Gladwell
Michael qualified as a teacher of Vedic Meditation after two years of intensive study culminating in three months in the mountains of India and Flagstaff, Arizona. Prior to becoming a meditation teacher, Michael worked in the entertainment industry as a Marketing Director for high profile music, theatre and education organisations. Michael was born and raised in the Midwest United States and has spent much of his professional life in Seattle and Los Angeles. He is currently based in London and teaches in the UK, Europe and the U.S.
Eva Hanappi was born in Vienna/Austria where she graduated in theatre studies and cultural management. Ever the creative thinker, she then became a Kundalini Yoga teacher, under the guidance of Sat Kirn Kaur and Kathryn McCusker. She has also studied Hatha Yoga with Tori Lewis, Ashtanga with Sascha Delberg and Sri Louise and practices Zen meditation, doing her guest practice at the Zen Centre in San Francisco. When she is not teaching you may find her dancing to 5 rythmns or baking delicious vegan pastries, while mindfully following the instructions of her Zen-Baker teacher! Eva offers one to one yoga practice either as home visit or at our studio at 54a Ebury Street, SW1
Per's first experience of yoga was through his mother who practiced Hatha Yoga. Years later, he encountered Astanga yoga and he soon developed a daily practice. He received his teacher training diploma from Manju Jois, son of Pattabhi Jois (founder of Astanga Yoga) who also facilitated for him to work in New York. That was a turning point and he decided to leave Sweden and his life as an organic farmer and devoted himself entirely to teaching yoga. After 9 years of working with students from many different backgrounds (ranging from children to pensioners and from bankers to prison inmates) he has come to understand and appreciate the motto of Krishnamacharya, father of modern day yoga: “Adapt the Yoga to the individual, not the individual to the yoga”. Per is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a qualified massage therapist. Per is available to teach one to one yoga either as home visit within central London or from our studio in 54a Ebury Street, SW1 London
Following a severe back injury in his mid twenties, Stewart experienced an amazing recovery through intensive Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore yoga practice as taught by Sri K Patthabi Jois. Eight years on and Stewart's sadhana led him towards an extensive yoga education with teachers from around the world who have had a profound effect on his unique style of teaching. He has and continues to study the system as taught by Sri K Patthabi Jois (Mysore), Hamish Hendry(Ashtanga London), Sri Shreshadree (Mysore), and the teachings of David Life and Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti Yoga, New York). Stewart qualified as a Jivamukti Yoga teacher in 2003 and since has taught extensively in the UK and internationally including London, Hawaii, Cornwall, Mexico and New York. His students include: world renowned musicians, Hollywood actors, judges, footballers and most importantly a broad cross section of working people. His extensive academic studies have included post graduate studies in Law, ethnopharmacology, nutrition and Stewart has worked as a teacher, legal advisor and youth worker in inner city London mainly working with disadvantaged youths, the homeless, animal rights, anti-globalisation/capitalist and community groups. He also opened the UK's first rawfood vegan and approved organic cafes. He founded Satyagraha Yoga in 2004 and attains to live and pass onto others its principles of satya, tapas and ahimsa. Stewart offers his eternal gratitude to all his teachers past and present: Sabel Thuram, Guy de Bord, Guruji, David Life and Sharon Gannon, Hamish Hendry, Bob Marley, Chogyam Trungpa, Ghandiji and Swami Niramalanda. Stewart offers one to one yoga as home visit or through our studio at 54a Ebury Street, London SW1
Jillian has practised meditation for over 15 years and in 2003, qualified as a teacher, after 14 months of full-time study in the mountains of Northern Arizona. Her continuing studies take her to the US and India several times a year. Prior to becoming a teacher of Vedic Meditation, she was a successful corporate executive, and held a variety of international leadership roles throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia Pacific. Born in New Zealand, Jillian has lived in Australia, the U.S, Sweden and France and currently resides in London.
Marta started to practice yoga as a result of a back injury. She did her first teacher training at the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health in the Berkshire mountains (USA) and then moved to Spain where she studyied within the Iyengar tradition. Two years later she went to India to continue her exploration of the Yogic tradition with Acharya Ventakesh, director of the Atma Vikasa Institute in Mysore, and other teachers of the Iyengar lineage. She places special emphasis on working with women through all stages of their life cycle (PMS, pre and postnatal and menopause). She has aIso has trained with Françoise Freedman (Birthlight) in supporting women (and babies) from the very first hours after delivery and teaches Baby massage. She is currently studying under the guidance of her teacher here in London and has recently finished a degree in Nutrition.