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!
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Amanda has been studying yoga and meditation for over 30 years and she continues to study at every opportunity! After her initial training as a sculptor she taught within the Iyengar tradition for 20 years and also qualified in yoga for healthy lower backs, tibetan yoga and with the British Wheel.
Her experience as a biodynamic CranioSacral practitioner has deeply informed her current practice. She is particularly interested in offering students the opportunity to come home to their bodies, adapting practices to individual needs and facilitating an intuitive understanding of anatomy, function, energetics and basic sanity.
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
Lauren is a Vinyasa Yoga teacher offering dynamic flow classes with a blissful restorative element. Having experienced the life changing benefits of yoga through her own practice, Lauren is passionate about sharing how yoga can benefit her students holistically in both mind and body.
Lauren’s classes feature creative and flowing sequences which strengthen and create space within the body, subtle interwoven themes which empower students to access the tools within themselves to better deal with everyday life off of the mat, and an awesome playlist to help you create a moving meditation.
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.
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.
Trained under Keren Cooksey at FYS, Bess enjoys spending time with our wonderful Falmouth yoga community. Bess has experienced yoga as a powerful and creative journey that continues to evolve.
She feels that yoga has been healing and joyous in her own life and so enjoys sharing this love, with the absolute belief that yoga is for everyone. She also mentors children with special needs and is passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with the children she works with.
Bess focuses on the foundations of yoga and the very personal experience it brings to individuals. Bess often themes her classes around poems or myths to bring richness and depth to the practice. She instructs at a steady pace and works with clear alignment cues, embedding the roots of a posture in order to gain confidence and strength to branch out!
You can expect to hear chilled-out tunes when she guides you through the transitions of a grounded flow class.
Yoga has played a role in Tess’ life for over ten years. She began practising from a young age, first experiencing it in an immersive sense in its birthplace, India, in 2006.
Tess recently completed her vinyasa yoga teacher training under FYS owner Keren Cooksey. Her classes utilise the tantric elements of myth, mudra and mantra as a way of anchoring her dynamic, themed vinyasa classes. Tess teaches from a place of truthfulness and authenticity in the belief that these fundamentals honour the roots of yoga, whilst ensuring that her classes are accessible, fun and inclusive.
A firm a believer in the benefits of mental and physical nourishment through lifestyle choices, in her spare time Tess makes the most of living in Cornwall; sea swimming, cooking with local produce and exploring the land. Drawing on this positive energy to enhance and inform her yoga practice and teaching style, Tess advocates yoga as a means of cementing a sense of community and firmly believes that yoga is for everybody.
Hannah began her yoga journey in her teens, but it wasn’t until she delved deeper into the origin and philosophy that she found a true love for it. She is dedicated to studying the subject with a keen interest in the mental as well as physical affects it has on the body, mind and soul. She was trained as a vinyasa teacher here at the studio, by Keren Cooksey, Amanda Brown and guest teacher Kelly Kamm.
Hannah’s classes are packed with passion and ooze inspirational readings, poems, quotes and motivational language with the intention of empowering the students to surrender to shapes, connect with the breath and link it with the mind and body. A dynamic, flowing vinyasa practice working with the 7 major chakras, to release, empower, and reconnect to the subtle bodies. Introducing students to the ways of a yogic lifestyle to aid people on their journey of life.
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.
Emily had practiced various styles of Yoga on and off for many years & already had a deep love and respect for the ancient practice before discovering Ashtanga in 2013. Emily describes her first experience of Ashtanga as a ‘coming home’ & has had a daily practice since she discovered the method four years ago. In 2016 Emily made the decision to follow her heart & travel India to the source of Ashtanga, to immerse herself in studying all aspects of the wonderful practice. She spent a year under the teaching and guidance of her teacher Chidananda MV in Mysore & completed her teacher training with him in June 2017. Emily believes the practice of Yoga is an ever unfolding and expanding journey, a gift and tool, that when done with good intent, heart, and patience can lead a person on a path of deep self discovery & positively effect physical, mental and spiritual health. With thanks to Chidananda MV Emily feels blessed to be able to share the gift of Ashtanga Yoga with others.
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 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 dog.
Lucy thinks that yoga is a unique and joyful way to find balance in our lives, improve our physical and mental health, and explore our connection with the world around us. After studying Ashtanga – Vinyasa yoga in India in 2016, Lucy has since trained in Yin yoga with Josh Summers, and Vinyasa yoga here with Keren. Drawing on these wonderful teachings, Lucy wishes to share her joy of the transformative effects of yoga and create a welcoming space for her fellow yogis to join her in finding their flow in rhythm with their body. Her classes are influenced by the cyclical nature of the seasons, and combine freedom of movement with a focus on alignment and breath, uplifting music, and valuable time for inner reflection.
Also an artist and designer, you can usually spot Lucy with her paintbrush somewhere in Falmouth, or exploring the coast paths for inspiration!