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MEET THE TEAM

Eva Kristlova

About Eva

Hi, I am Eva and I run the Yoga Life Studio – hope you like it as much as I do! My aim is to provide a welcoming, supportive, safe and peaceful space for our local community and also those joining us online.

I am a professional yoga teacher who qualified with British Wheel of Yoga and registered Experienced Yoga Alliance Professionals Teacher.

My classes range from a Gentle Hatha Yoga, Mindful flow, Restorative yoga to Meditation, Beach Yoga (on Eastbourne pebbles) or Aerial Yoga and SUP Yoga. Absolutely everyone can join my classes and find a practice that resonates and feels good for them.

I am also a published author at the OM Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine and YOGA Magazine.  I write about all sorts of aspects of yoga and share sequences with the readers.

You will find me at the Yoga Life Studio most days, and if I’m not there I will be on the beach or Cuckmere river having fun, doing something yoga related. When I am done with the fun I am most likely to be answering your lovely messages and organising our next event.

Next time you are passing by come in and say hi!

Alice Veasey

About Alice

I am Alice, I am yoga alliance qualified 200hr Hatha and 85hr pregnancy yoga. I am passionate about yoga, but more than just the practice in the studio.. taking these skills into our every day lives, to help us be the best version of ourselves.

I teach a pregnancy yoga where you’ll learn to safely adapt to your changing body and prepare for pregnancy, birth and beyond with strengthening, stretching, breath control and relaxation.

I teach Mummy and baby yoga where you can bring your baby to a relaxed class created specifically for the post natal body (minimum six weeks), including common problematic areas related to postural changes and rebuilding of the pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles.
I also teach a lunchtime Hatha yoga class in a convenient 45 min slot, ideal to fit within your lunch hour, this practice will normally reflect the mood of the room but is mostly strengthening as well as stretching, and always time for relaxation! … All of these classes are drop in, suitable for all levels and at the Yoga Life Studio. I look forward to seeing you on the mat!

Aggie Zadanska-Draper

About Aggie

Hello, I am Aggie (Agnieszka Zadanska-Draper). I have been practising yoga for over 7 years and teaching since 2014, when I completed my teacher training course with Yogacampus. I do not have gymnastic or acrobatic background and understand well everyone who feels infexible and cannot touch their toes. I teach yoga in Yoga Life Studio on Mondays at 7:30pm. This class is for all, regardless of their flexibility and body shapes. No need to worry about the strength and experience either! Expect to feel recharged and restored and with time to get stronger in body and mind!

Angela Whimpenny

About Angela

Hi I’m Angela, I am a qualified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

I have a deep passion for yoga and have been practising regularly for many years.

I believe that yoga is for all and encourage everyone to jump on a yoga mat as often as possible.

Join me on Sundays from 09.00-10.00 a.m. to “Setup your Sunday”

Alli Stevenson

About Alli

I’m Alli I was born in South Africa and moved to Eastbourne when I was 7 years old. I am married to Rob and we have two children Ella and Riley. I qualified as a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Hatha Teacher with The Yoga Life Studio in December 2019. I have been practising yoga for over 20 years of all different styles, from Ashtanga, Pregnancy yoga, Hot Ashtanga, Bikram, Power Yoga and Vinyasa.

I have always enjoyed organising events as my fist job I worked at and events company organising conferences. All of my jobs have involved event organising. My last job before I had children was in London for Citigroup Investment Bank as a corporate event organiser. I ran various events of all shapes and sizes from Wimbledon tennis tickets, Rugby at Twickenham to Deep sea fishing trip in Mauritius. Private jets and corporate football packages for the entire euro 2004 football tournament. These are just some of my highlights.

My passion now as a new Yoga Teacher is to share my knowledge so far to help people feel better by practising to breathe properly through the movement of yoga. To breathe well to be well! We are all born breathing automatically which is why most of us don’t ever stop to think about how or why we are breathing a certain way. Once you learn to change the rhythm of your breath you can control your emotions and this way no one can steal your peace. Breathing is the most important practice in yoga and throughout our daily activities. Therefore once you learn some simple breathing techniques on your mat you will start to use them off the mat. When you connect with your breath you instantly become present when we become present, living in the here and now we become calm. Calmness cultivates kindness and contentment which leads us to living a life from the heart. When you start to learn to do things from your heart I believe your life becomes more peaceful.

I absolutely love being on the beach for me this is home a place where I can reconnect to my inner-self and instantly feel at peace. The sea has many healing properties and just being near the sea can change the way you feel. My passion is beach yoga or teaching outdoor yoga as I feel being in nature really allows the mind to become more present and more still. Therefore, when we allow ourselves to live in the here and now life becomes a little less overwhelming and a lot more enjoyable!

My Beach Yoga classes run all year depending on the British weather of course! Classes are every Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8-9am and Thursday evenings 6-7pm. We meet at the top of King Edwards Parade, Holywell Beach. All you need to bring is your own mat and water bottle.

I look forward to sharing my outdoor mini yoga retreats with you.

Love Alli xx
Breathe Well Be Well Yoga

Ashley Walker-Carter

About Ashley

Hi I’m Ashley founder of Lotus Lessons, I am 200hr Vinyasa YTT and Kids YTT with Peaceful Babes Yoga . I am so grateful to be able to share my love of Yoga with my students. I began my practice in 2015, previous to this I had tried to build muscle in the gym to support my physical and mental well being. Although the gym helped a lot I struggled to get inside my body, and when asked to activate certain muscles had no idea how to go about it. I quickly built muscle in all the wrong places where my body would compensate for the imbalances it had, this lead me to Yoga and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. My Yoga practice began at home and I quickly identified that all the time I moved my body on my mat, my mind stayed incredibly quiet, for me this was a revelation my busy thoughts had been muted, which gave me the time and space to explore my mind, body and soul and as a result has completely changed my life and allowed me to achieve things I never thought possible. I think many people can relate to the implications of a very busy mind and I believe strongly, that through healthy lifestyle choices, movement, mindfulness and meditation we can all get to a place of stillness together. Join me on the mat to find your strength and inner peace.

Chantell Jenkins

About Chantell
Step out of busyness and into blissfulness, in a world where we never stop. Be kind to yourself and take time out of your week to breath and find your inner calm.
In our beginners class we take everything right back, learning the postures and origins of the poses and all the benefits they give us along the way. If you are a compete beginner or someone that wants to revisit the foundations of the postures then this is the class for you. I firmly believe yoga should be accessible for everyone and it’s about finding your own journey with yoga and what you need from it. I can help support you to find your own practice that suits your individual needs, so you can feel     The best version of you.
I come from a dance and psychology background and have always been fascinated with how the body and mind are entwined and how this can effect us in our daily lives. I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training at Yoga Life Studio in 2019.
Come and let go of the week and welcome the weekend, Fridays 6:30-7:30. I look forward to meeting you

Claire Nicole

About Claire

My name is Claire Nicole and I am qualified in Reiki 1,2 & Masters Degree and hold an aromatherapy degree. I have a passion for holistic therapies, yoga and dance. I practise Reiki sessions on a one to one basis to improve overall health, wellbeing and relaxation. I believe in treating the person as a whole and reconnecting with the soul in order to improve any physical manifestations. Sessions available at The Yoga Life Studio are on Wednesday & Thursday mornings and also Sunday afternoons. Others days/hours are possible in different settings within the town/countryside. I also now offer aromatherapy massages and combined Reiki/massage treatments prices starting at £30. Please check out my website www.angelicwaves.co.uk for further details or contact me direct. To book direct by appointment only call 07982119519. Prices for Reiki are 30mins /£25   1hr/ £30.

Fiona Daly

About Fiona

Fiona discovered yoga in 1996 and trained with Sivananda Yoga in 2006, later studying Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Claire Missingham in London. Fiona has also trained in prenatal, postnatal yoga and Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and has also studied with Tias Little, Shiva Rea and Donna Farhi. Fiona encourages the individual yogi to develop and evolve at their own pace and to meet the needs of their current place of being; offering modifications and challenging asana along the way. She continues to expand on her knowledge of yoga and is constantly inspired by her students and teachers alike.

Join Fiona’s class on Wednesdays at 7.30pm

Francesca Murrell

About Francesca
Francesca is a fully qualified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK.
Currently looking forward to studying with David Sye on the foundation course in Yogabeats in January and Febuary of 2020. Plus achieving one of my dreams to go to India to teach and study yoga further in Kerala in February 2020.
In Slow Flow you will learn practises and creative asana sequences with guided relaxation and mindfulness strategies all woven into this class. To help ease stress and bring balance to body, mind and spirit, whilst also improving your strength and stamina. With deeply grounded movement, you will be guided into applying an awareness to your practice, to help you become mindful of your body’s needs day to day. Its a sustainable approach you can take to your mat each day, linking breath with kind, gentle and nurturing movement.
A message from Francesca
‘ I am so delighted to to be part of the teaching team at the very special Yoga Life Studio, and to be welcoming new and existing students to share my love of yoga.’
Working in horticulture and garden design for the last twenty years has given me a true appreciation and grounding with nature and with the richness of the natural world, which compliments my practice and yoga philosophy.
Namaste, Francesca.

Katherine Salter

About Katherine

Katherine Salter grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and began practising Yoga in the family-run Nature Centre that her father built in the mountains. She completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 and has been practising/teaching for more than 10 years. She teaches Power Yoga, Gentle Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Beginner Yoga and Private Sessions. Katherine’s teaching focuses on body alignments, breathing, and body awareness. She enjoys helping people to develop body strength and flexibility through different types of Yoga practices. The classes are always fun, challenging and leave you with a balanced body and heart. She provides suitable modifications for different levels of Yogis. She deeply believes that Yoga is for everyone.

Kelly Jarvis

About Kelly

Kelly Jarvis is a passionate mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga teacher.  Kelly has specialised in Restorative, Teens, Vinyasa, Pre and Post natal Yoga and Baby Yoga.  Within the teachings she shares, she aims to support you to build a personalised toolbox of Mindful management techniques that you can use in your everyday life.  Through the use of breathing techniques (Pranayama), self inquiry and physical movement you can find ways to connect back to your true self and a place of calm.  As a result, feeling more grounded and connected with yourself and the world allowing yourself to flourish and grow.

Kelly has a down to earth manner and style to her teaching and understands the need to translate mindfulness techniques and yoga practices in a way that can be useful to everyday life.

Lou Lovegrove

About Lou

Hi my name is Lou and I completed my yoga teacher training the year I turned 50, here at the Yoga Life Studio. I have an honours degree in Dance and Education and have worked with bodies for over 40 Years. I have taught dance and pre and post natal exercise. I have run gyms and been a personal trainer. I am a qualified Remedial and Sports Massage therapist and had my own practice for many years. Also have qualifications in Myofascial Release and CranioSacral therapy.

All my past experiences have helped me become the yoga teacher I am today. I am passionate about empowering people to have an intelligent connection with their bodies. I want you to feel confident in your ability to move with ease and awareness and find joy and release in a practice that is right for you, right now. Let’s work with what we’ve got and see how far we get…..and let’s make it fun!

Lucy Miles

About Lucy

My personal practice blends teachings from Tantra, Kundalini and Vinyasa styles of yoga to create remedy and medicine for the entire being. In class we will use these discoveries along with Movement, Breath and Posture to explore the deepest layers of the body-mind, my teaching style focuses on using flow to reconnect to the ancient wisdom buried within and harnessing these superpowers to be used on or off the mat, allowing us to live as our true selves.

I’m a fully qualified 200 hour Yoga teacher registered with the British Wheel of Yoga. My personal practice includes physical sequences, meditation, study and reading of Yoga resources, attending workshops and trying to bring Yoga into every corner of my life.

Miz Wells

About Miz

I am a qualified teacher with a particular interest in the personal and social benefits of engaging in any art form. I have undertaken Aerial instructor training with both Spin City and Nimble Arts, and have a particular fondness for teaching beginners’ trapeze.

As a performer I am a storyteller and as an instructor I love helping both children and adults build strength and confidence progressing to eventually have the skills and confidence to perform themselves.

I am known for my slightly confusing, slightly crazy warm up routines which encouraging you not to take yourself too seriously!

I am a qualified children’s fitness instructor and head up our family-run business: Sweet Circus.

Olga Oakenfold

About Olga

I like my students to be inspired and to learn, to be open-minded and to explore all possibilities, to feel the connection between body, mind and breath, to grow and be creative with new ideas of finding joy and happiness in their life.
I have been practising yoga and meditation since 1994 with a range of influences on my teaching style including Classical Hatha, Iyengar and Anusara Yoga; and have been teaching yoga since 2002.

I am an experienced Yoga Teacher and Instructor with a Classified Diploma from The British Wheel of Yoga and have also trained and certified in Anusara Yoga Modules with various internationally renowned and inspiring yoga teachers, like John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Bruce Bowditch, Clare Murphy, BJ Galvan and more. I have spent countless hours absorbing the wisdom of these great yoga teachers and am constantly learning and evolving my practice. I find that by lovingly working with the mind and body, we become more present and our joy and gratitude for life heightens.

I believe in living life to the fullest, being true to yourself and being responsible for your own health and well-being. In my yoga classes and workshops you will be practising strengthening postures, simple flowing sequences, therapeutic alignment based on Anusara Yoga principles of alignment, along with relaxation and meditation which help you to calm the mind.

 

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Roz Holmes

About Roz

Roz Holmes has been working with bodies of all ages and abilities for over 25 yrs.

Starting out in her 20s as a class fitness instructor and massage therapist. Through her own experiences of self healing, physically and mentally/emotionally, lead her to train in spiritual healing and Reiki, Yoga, Irest Yoga Nidra, Pilates, Yin Yoga and as an Egoscue Postural Alignment Specialist.

 

Her classes have evolved into a blend of her trainings and experience and now has more of a focus on improving posture with safe alignment. She encourages her class to really listen to their own bodies, to work within their own physical abilities and to move in ways that feel good!….she says that a lot!

She also offers 1-1 Postural Alignment sessions and Therapeutic Massage.

 

Safia Bowley

About Safia

I have been practising yoga for 20 years, but began sharing it with others in 2012 after taking a BSY teacher training course. Since then, I have held regular Friday morning Let-go-of-the-week Hatha sessions, incorporating breath work, energising stretches (seated and standing, with modifications where needed) and nurturing relaxation. I believe that yoga is for everyone, and love helping others investigate the effects of a gentle but regular practise, which can be truly powerful, refreshing and calming for both body and mind. Join us on Fridays at 10:00.

Find out more about Safia

Sunny Heskell

About Sunny

Tanya Davis

About Tanya

Hi my name is Tanya Davis. I have had an interest in yoga and the holistic approach to life for many years. I returned to yoga practice seriously in 2013 starting again as a beginner with Classes at the Yoga Life Studio. This led me on my journey into ‘Meditation’ which I practice on a daily basis as I do Yoga.

At the beginning of 2018 fate led me to signing up for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course led by Wenche Beard and Eva Kristlova at The Yoga Life Studio. What a transformational experience. I qualified in December 2018 and in 2019 I completed 40 hours training in ‘Restorative Yoga’ with Emma Cole.

My passion for encouraging regular awareness towards the ‘Rest and Digest’ system in our bodies is fundamental to the aims for my Classes. The emphasis is for a nurturing and restoring environment for ‘All’.

I run a Saturday morning Class and ‘Purely Restorative’ yoga workshops at the Yoga Life Studio.

Wenche Beard

About Wenche

I’m a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that I have met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK as a sign of highest standard.

Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title ‘Registered Yoga Teacher’ RYT as a sign of quality training.