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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

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

Chloe Snelgrove

About Chloe

Hi, I’m Chloe. I am a qualified yoga teacher / dance and I live in Eastbourne. I love poetry, music, cups of tea, and being out by the sea. I am passionate about all things movement and how important it is to support each other to enjoy and benefit from our movement practices. 

As a dancer, my teaching is informed by a deep understanding and awareness of the body, in knowing that each and every body has a unique make up and way of moving.  I interweave this knowledge and use the tools of movement, breath and posture to help us to access deeper layers of the body-mind and cultivate softness and ease.

My class Rise & Flow Yoga runs on Monday mornings at 7.30am.

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.

Karen Bonnici

About Karen

Karen is an experienced Senior Yoga Teacher who has been practising and studying Yoga since 1999.  She has taught many inspirational yoga classes across London before relocating to Eastbourne in 2014 where she continued to share her love and knowledge of yoga. Karen has a unique ability to naturally inspire a deeper understanding of the flow of breath, movement and the mindful connections of yoga.  She is passionate about promoting health, vitality and wellbeing through yoga.

 Her teachings have evolved over the years, grounded in many hours of study and trainings in Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra and the Breathing School with renowned teachers such as John Scott, Claire Missingham, Emil Wendle, Rolf and Marci Naujokat, Julie Martin, David Swensen, Richard Freeman, Gingi Lee, Andy Gill & Melanie Cooper to name a few.

 Karen continues to develop infusing the different schools of Yoga to give a rounded class reflecting the best of all the schools of yoga she continues to study. 

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.

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.

Natalie Brooke

About Natalie

Natalie is a 300hr Yoga Alliance qualified teacher and wants to pass this gift of yoga to others.  She did her training with the Yoga Life Teacher Training school.  Natalie has found her yoga training to have been a truly inspiring journey. 

This is a journey she wishes to share with others.    

When you are new to yoga it can be hard to know where to start. 

Don’t worry, Natalie will take it step by step and take time to listen to what’s right for your body.

Natalie teaches Beginner style yoga classes on Fridays.

Niccole Garcia 

About Niccole

Hello i am Niccole, a fully certified, trauma informed, yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

My passion is to help everybody and every BODY feel welcome and confident when they join me in practice. I have a modern approach to teaching using adaptations and props, and i am also passionate about sharing the ancient teachings of yoga philosophy as they have been paramount to my own wellbeing.

Join me in practice as we work together to find what feels good in your body, discovering what your own unique yoga practice looks like.

Currently you can join myself and Francesca on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 8.45pm for Yoga for the mind, a practice dedicated to Mental Health and building a healing space of support.

 

Nina Savarese

About Nina

After qualifying as a Yoga Teacher in India in 2007 I have been teaching full time ever since in my home town of Hastings.  I am qualified in Vinyasa, Meditation and Yoga Therapy.  I have an unwavering passion for all things yoga and my aim is always to inspire others.  I am a 500 hrs Yoga Elder with the Independent Yoga Network.

 Nina teaches an intermediate class that is extended to 90 minutes which allows for a more in-depth practice.  Each class will focus on a different story associated with a posture.  These myths have been told since ancient times and have the power to bring the sacred and divine into our present world and help us realize our true potential.  Expect a strong vinyasa practice, chanting, kriyas and many wonderful mythical stories.

Every 4th Saturday of the month, 12noon – 1.30pm

 

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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Rebecca Brotherton

About Rebecca

I trained as a ballerina for 10 years with the Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst School of Dance.  Throughout my ballet training Pilates was a part of my daily routine.  Due to injury I was unable to carry on with my ballet career.  Wanting to help more people discover  the amazing benefits of Pilates led me to train as a lever 3 pilates instructor with Body Control Pilates.  

 

Rebecca teaches Pilates classes at the studio on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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

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.