Our Teachers

Keren

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!

For more information email info@falmouthyogaspace.co.uk.


Amanda

Amanda has been teaching for 30 years with a love of the body..all aspects of every body…starting early with dance, sculpture and anatomical life drawing. Following her fine art degree she started studying Iyengar yoga in Australia and continued to intermediate level in the UK. She has studied with many teachers in Pune and from around the world, completing several other teacher trainings and continuing to pursue new learning. For the last 16 years her development has been underpinned by her apprenticeship in Dzogchen Buddhism. During this time her curiosity has led her to continued exploration of other styles of yoga and particularly more somatic movement through Feldenkrais, authentic movement, and continuum. Alongside her yoga studies, complementary health and bodywork have deeply informed her work and she has practiced and taught several modalities. She found her therapeutic home in Biodynamic CranioSacral therapy which she studied at the the Karuna Institute 10 years ago and has subsequently done several courses on embryology, birth trauma and relational therapeutics. As a result of this training and to stay in integrity she left the Iyengar tradition and shifted her teaching to integrate a different understanding and prioritising of the mind body continuum, encouraging relaxed experimentation, kindness and trust within a framework of anatomical understanding. She teaches several classes a week from intermediate to therapeutic and considers learning from long term relationship with students to be the backbone of her experience. She contributes to several teacher trainings around the UK encouraging enquiry into how and why patterns might be manifesting in our system and how they influence our lives off the mat. She also focuses on short level 2 trainings that are intended to provide inspiration, empowerment and fresh insight to experienced teachers. She is involved with various writing groups and teaches women to weave meditation shawls through her embodied craft project:13 looms, demonstrating creativity as an important aspect of living with skilfull means in the co emergent field.

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


Sarah

Sarah developed a passion for yoga during her late teens, and has been practicing ever since. It was the incredible quietening and calming effect on the mind that first captured her attention. This combined with the benefits of physical movement was a unique and blissful experience that quickly became a big part of her lifestyle.
Sarah’s classes focus primarily on breath work, and linking body movement with the breath to create flowing Vinyasa sequences. These sequences of yoga postures are designed to strengthen the muscles, improve flexibility, and encourage a greater awareness of our own body and mind. Sarah introduces a fun and creative playfulness to yoga, balanced with elements of meditation and relaxation in every class.
You can find out more by visiting https://www.facebook.com/leelayogacornwall/

Lauren

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.

Having completed her teacher training under the guidance of studio owner Keren Cooksey, Lauren is now enjoying teaching at the studio and on surfing and yoga retreats in Cornwall and overseas. When not teaching yoga, Lauren can be found working away at her other job as a freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator – www.laurenbishopillustration.co.uk

Lizzy B

Lizzy offers her students ways to access awareness freedom within the structure of the physical
body, which in turn enables practitioners to cultivate a deeper awareness of the nature of mind.
With the knowledge that conscious breath is a tool for living in the present moment, this
practise allows us to awake up to the beauty of life that is right here.

In class you can expect to be guided through a series of postures that enable the body to build
stability and strength. With new found awareness comes the ability to take up more internal space.
Since completing her 200hr teacher training with FLY international in 2013, Lizzy has continued to
deepen her knowledge and experience within the vast subject of yoga. Going on to take two 75hr
advanced trainings with FLY International in 2016, as well as numerous trainings with international
teachers such as Anna Forest and Elena Brower.


Anna

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.


Tully Harrod

Tully completed her level 1 YTT in Fernie, BC before moving to Cornwall in 2015. Her approach to teaching focuses on tuning into the body, building strength and maintaining flexibility for functional movements. Tully’s classes are accessible and inclusive with opportunities to play and challenge whatever level you are at. Her Yin Yang Yoga class combines a warming Yang flow with cooling Yin postures. These styles work together to energise and warm the body, still the mind, release tension and leave the yogi feeling amazing! Yin postures are held longer (typically up to 5 minutes or more) to cultivate a meditative mind set and deeper physical opening. We use lots of props and supports to make postures as comfortable as possible in the yin segment.


Jo

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.


Craig Grant

After a trip to India many years ago and upon his return to Scotland, the experience of Indian ashram life was ultimately something which changed the landscape of Craig’s person. A couple of years later, his wife had started her Yoga Teacher Training in Glasgow, for the very same reasons, and during her learning, Craig found himself working though her entire reading list in his spare time, even though he was not enrolled in the course himself! His interest in the Philosophy of the ancient science of Yoga had peaked amongst all this reading, and it was only at this stage that he was able to combine his ideas of the living philosophy with the physical practices he had seen in India, and which he was now starting to integrate in to his own life. So Yoga very much crept up over Craig for a number of years, slowly and gradually.
Having later relocated to Falmouth, he discovered Falmouth Yoga Space and was eager to undertake their 250 hour Teacher Training, which he did in 2016. He feels grateful to have found Keren and Amanda among all teachers, because they have something real and genuine about Yoga to impart to their students.
Since graduating, Craig has been teaching in a number of studios all across Cornwall. He remains a passionate advocate for the importance of Yoga in the modern world, and is is just as much interested in Asana as he is in all of the other eight limbs of Yoga. He hopes to continue broadening his learning and imparting a little of this to his students during the Sunday flow class together

Jane

Jane has been practicing yoga and meditation for 9 years and teaching for 5 years, originally she trained as a childrens yogateacher, then went on to do 200 Hour Multi style training in India in 2015. She has since completed another 300 hours of training with various senior and experienced teachers and is currently studying with Keren at FYS.

Jane shared her love of yoga in Bristol and Portugal before returning home to Cornwall 2 years ago, now running classes suitable for all levels and all ages. Most recently she taught on a 200 hour training course in India in 2018 and runs her own Children Yoga Teacher training course in Cornwall and Thailand.

Jane teaches playful and creative classes in a concise and simple manner; flowing sequences and mindful breathing, accompanied by music makes each class both energizing and nurturing. She blends a colourful mix of her favouritemethods of yoga to create her own unique style, with a deep sense of cultivating self-love and resilience at the core of her teachings.


Ness

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. 


Kate

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.


Sarah T

Sarah started yoga in her late teens and has been practicing regularly ever since. Over the last 20 years she has delved into various styles including Hatha, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa. Her teaching style demonstrates this as she weaves both flowing sequences and held postures together in her breath-led classes.
In 2013 Sarah trained with senior Vinyasa yoga teachers Jean Hall and Mimi Kuo-Deemer at Triyoga in London. More recently she has practiced under Bridget Woods-Kramer and often draws from these Anusara classes to inspire her teaching.
Sarah is a big believer in yoga as a tool for improving physical and mental well-being. This informs her teaching; offering creative and well structured classes. Expect a warm and friendly atmosphere to explore well sequenced postures, pranayama (breath-work) and mindful meditation to revitalise, energise & create space.

Hannah R

Yoga didn’t become a part of Hannah’s life until she was about 24. With no previous knowledge of the practice or what it might hold, it only took a few classes and the gift of a yoga mat from one of her closest friends (which she still uses in her practice four years later) until she was hooked.

Trained in Vinyasa with Keren Cooksey at Falmouth Yoga Space, you can expect strong and steady flows that are dynamic yet seeped in alignment. Hannah is a big believer in yoga as a way of not only exploring who you are but also meeting yourself exactly where you are, so you can expect a big smile and a welcoming atmosphere at any of her classes alongside a radiating love of life (with all of its highs and lows) and love for literature.


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