Our Yoga Teachers
Find out all about our wonderful yoga teaching team at Falmouth Yoga Space.
Keren has been studying yoga for over 20 years and teaching for the past 16 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 and undertakes training every single year. 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 good in body and mind. 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 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. Amanda studied with Dr Gabor Mate 2019-2020 on his ground breaking compassionate Inquiry training and is currently half way through an MA in Authorial Practice at Falmouth University.
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
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.
Simon loves the deep blue of the sea on a bright sunny afternoon. He adores living in Cornwall and sharing this beautiful part of the world with his family and friends when they come to stay. He is passionate about the Arts. His deep interest in yoga; how body, mind and spirit are intrinsically linked, grows out of his career as a professional dance artist and teacher. Creativity is at his core.
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.
Lizzy started the physical practice of yoga in 2015. Shortly after her discovery she went travelling for some years where she spent a lot of time in Krishna-conscious communities, Buddhist centres and ashrams, delving into the well of yoga. After an attempt to do her first training in India she found herself quickly back in the UK with all airports closed… curious.. then landed safely in the lap of the Vinyasa & Restorative training here at FYS.
The learnings from both trainings weave together – alongside her own practice, study, teachers & general life lessons to form her classes. You can expect plenty of moments to pause, look inward, see what’s going on there, and choose how you want to respond to that in your physical practice as you flow with breath. Her primary focus is a reminder for herself – to know that you are all good, just a human, doing and feeling human things. You’ll probably hear one her poems during sivasana that reiterates just that.
Amely trained as a dancer and teacher of Classical Ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. She joined C.O.D Contemporary Dance company on graduation, performing for three years in works by choreographer Angela Praed in the South West, London and at Glastonbury Festival. She then switched her focus purely to teaching ballet technique and hit her 30 year teaching anniversary in 2023!
Amely has been practicing yoga for over a decade, first studying with Amanda Brown. She completed the 300 hr TT last year at FYS and took on the Thursday Slowflow class soon after, combining this with the ‘day job’ of teaching Classical Ballet technique on both the BA Hons Dance and Choreography (alongside Simon!), and the BA Hons Musical Theatre degrees, as well as teaching and coaching at various local dance schools. Amely also works as an Examiner for the Royal Academy of Dance which takes her all over the UK and beyond.
Amely has also completed the 100 hr Restorative Yoga training course with Amanda, plus various Dance Practitioner courses on flexibility, core stability, common injury and prevention and has a real interest in anatomy and biomechanics.
Amely’s classes combine her dance background with asana, producing a fluid and flowing style of movement connected to the breath and incorporating dance-related movements and somatics, traditional vinyasa, pranayama and stretching, plus a solid savasana!
Hannah’s relationship with yoga started in her early teens, after being advised of its benefits to mental health. She dipped in and out of different styles and teachers through out the years until something clicked when she went to her first vinyasa class with Keren.
Hannah started teaching shortly after qualifying under Keren’s guidance in 2016. Since then she has undergone further trainings with Keren, Amanda Brown, and Heather Mason, founder of the minded institute. As she continues to learn, she mindfully adapts her offerings, in order to make them more inclusive and accessible to every body and mind.
Hannah’s classes have been described as being rich in philosophy and thought invoking. Her intention is to offer people the opportunity to explore the various facets of the self, through the tools borrowed from the ancient teachings of Yoga, and to look at how we can integrate them into our lives off the mat. All while being, in a gently held environment. Her offerings are layered in such a way that there is space to move, breathe and reflect, and have an emphasis on welcoming and honouring all that is present in each given moment.
Hannah personally has a keen interest in the mind-body connection and the science behind how the various aspects of a yoga and meditation practice can improve and maintain mental wellbeing.