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

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.


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. 


Meg

First attending FYS during university, it was not just the physical practice that appealed to Meg, but the discovery of the spiritual guidance that yoga could offer that got her hooked!

Meg has always found yoga to offer a welcoming, warm and safe space and this is what she tries to offer to her students. With Megs laid back teaching style she encourages her students to bring their focus inwards, while having fun! She believes that finding time to do things for yourself is very important, and promotes the ethos of self-care.

When not practicing or teaching yoga, Meg is a self employed gardener and a maker. She enjoys the different aspects and opportunities her jobs give her – being outdoors, in the workshop or in the yoga studio.


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 husband, baby daughter and dog.


Lila

Lila teaches disciplined technical vinyasa with playfulness. She encourages her students to create a practice where physical and emotional growth walk side by side. Expect hands-on assists, technical description and application of functional anatomy. Lila has over seven hundred hours of trainings in Hatha, Jivamukti and Forrest yoga and many years of committed personal practice.

She extends love and gratitude to all the inspirational teachers who have shared their knowledge of this ancient and holy practice… Usha Devi (senior Iyengar teacher Rishikesh, India); Sharon Gannon and David Life, (Jivamukti founders); Cat Alip-Douglas (Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Buddhist practice); Jambo Dragon (Forrest Guardian and Bodyworker mentor).


Lucy

Since discovering yoga in her late teens, it has become an integral part of Lucy’s life, where she has grown passionate about the transformative effects of both personal practice and the synergy of practicing as a group.  Her appreciation and fascination with this led her to undertake her Vinyasa teacher training here at Falmouth Yoga Space with Keren.
In her classes she focuses on the joy of being in our bodies and how yoga can help us experience this by moving with the breath. This is aided by music, juicy poses, and a friendly and playful atmosphere to help create a greater sense of balance and space.
Taking inspiration from life in the artistic town of Falmouth, where self-expression and self-expansion are nurtured, Lucy feels that self-exploration is at the heart of her classes, as she seeks to create space for her students to journey within themselves.

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