Our Teachers

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.


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 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


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

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.


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.


Bess

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.


Tess

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

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

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.

Holly

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.


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.


Caro

Caro was first drawn to the physical practice of Yoga as a healthy way to relax and unwind from the pressures of hectic city living.  Following the encouragement of one of her teachers, she completed her 200 hour Ashtanga/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in India, and has taught internationally and in the UK. In 2018 she furthered her study and qualified as an L1 Yin Yoga teacher.

Caro’s Yin Yang Flow Yoga classes blend dynamic movement with deep release stretches, building heat and releasing tension in the body, calling and responding to both Yin (female) and Yang (masculine) energies for an integrated, balanced and unifying practice. Providing a safe space, her classes are designed to be inclusive and accessible for all bodies and abilities. Modifications and adjustments for all levels are always given, with an emphasis on self-acceptance and having fun on the mat! read more about Caro at carocayayoga.weebly.com