Louise Cashin established Yoga-Yoga in December 2001 and over the years has taught Yoga in conjunction with and in support of many other teachers. From 2011 Yoga-Yoga classes and workshops will be primarily led by Louise with occasional guest teachers. When Louise is not around her regular classes are covered by lovely teachers whose details are given below.
I have practised Yoga for about 25 years and taught it since 2002, I believe Yoga isn't just something you do on your mat with a teacher but a lifestyle, a whole way of living and thinking. I encourage my students to do a little bit of Yoga everyday! Whether that is 15 minutes of asana practice or Yoga breathing in bed before sleep; mindfulness practices around emotional wellbeing during a busy day at work or my Yoga- at- your- desk- programme for office bound Yogis. In my classes I emphasise the importance of relaxation and breathing in every moment! And am very keen on encouraging students to be aware of sensations in their bodies as they move and hold postures. Correct alignment in postures is important to me and I enjoy teaching fluid movement synchronised with the breath.
I have worked with many different methods of Hatha Yoga and tend to integrate techniques from different styles to provide for the specific needs of an individual or group. I also teach Yoga one to one or in small groups for therapeutic purposes and am convinced of its nurturing and healing powers. My major influencers are Swami Vishnudevananda (1927-1993) the founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, Judith Hanson Lasater with whom I trained in Restorative Yoga and Experiential Anatomy and Donna Farhi who I completed an Advanced Yoga studies teaching course with and have continued to study with her since 2006. I attend regular teaching intensives with world-class teachers as part of my commitment to continued professional development.
I am fully insured and in terms of qualifications, am a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma teacher and Foundation Course Tutor, a Sivananda Yoga 200 hour teacher and have completed Yoga Therapy teacher training with The Yoga Bio Medical Trust and Yogacampus. I have further qualifications to teach Pre and Postnatal Yoga, this training is with Birthlight with Dr. Francoise Freedman and I have also worked with Dr Gowri Motha (Gentle Birth Method) and have completed further qualifications to work with birthing mothers. I trained with Shakta Kaur Khalsa (senior Kundalini Yoga teacher) and completed both Level 1 and 2 of the Radiant Child Programme and with Swami Saradananda to qualify as a teacher of Meditation. I am also registered with Yoga Alliance UK as a Senior Yoga Teacher "SYT" (meaning I have completed over 4,000 hours of teaching Yoga) and as Course Director for the Yoga-Yoga Teacher Training.
Rebekah Hay Brown
Yoga quickly went from being a weekly class to a lifestyle approach in the mid-90s for Rebekah Hay-Brown. She originally began practicing Astanga Vinyasa and went on to experience many other forms of Yoga. Rebekah gave up her former career in the fashion industry and journalism to teach in 2005, first in Barcelona and now in London. She holds a Yoga Alliance 200 teaching qualification from YogaCampus and is a British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Teacher. Wanting to offer people with health considerations more opportunities to practice and benefit from yoga, Rebekah has completed advanced studies in Yoga Therapy and regularly works with people on a one to one basis at Evolve in South Kensington.
Rebekah teaches Pregnancy Yoga and our weekly Yoga classes when she teaches at Yoga-Yoga.
Paula has been practicing various styles of Yoga for over 15 years. Originally from Germany she spent over 10 years in a busy corporate environment in Ireland and the UK. Following this she decided to deepen her understanding of Yoga and it was after the birth of her son in 2013, that she began her Yoga Teacher Training with Louise and became qualified as a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited Yoga teacher in September 2015. Learning more about Yoga and deepening her practice has helped her to adapt well to becoming a mum and to develop a greater appreciation of the benefits of Yoga and how to adapt a Yoga practice to physical and emotional needs.
Paula loves how Yoga makes her feel good, physically and mentally, on and off the mat. In her teaching Paula aims to convey her passion for Yoga, guide students to listen to their own bodies and to simply enjoy being in a Yoga class.
Paula teaches the weekly Yoga classes when she teaches at Yoga-Yoga
Sarah has been practising Yoga since the birth of her first child in 2002 and has found the benefits of Yoga, meditation and mindfulness infiltrate her life on every level, seeing her through many of life's events. She believes passionately about the power of Yoga, both on the mat - allowing precious "me" time in this increasingly busy world - and off the mat, seeing Yoga as a way of life to improve our physical health, overall well-being and interactions with the world.
Sarah teaches Hatha Yoga and endeavours to make Yoga both accessible and relevant to our modern way of life whilst giving students the space to stretch deeply, breathe fully and relax completely. She is fully qualified having completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited Teacher Training Course, led by Louise Cashin.
Sarah teaches the weekly Yoga classes when she teaches at Yoga-Yoga