The Core Clapton team is a group of highly motivated individuals who all care deeply about improving the health and wellbeing of the local community, regardless of anyone’s financial situation.
Helen has been teaching yoga since completing at 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Stretch London in 2017 but has been exploring yoga, dance and movement practices for a lifetime! Helen's energetic and dynamic classes draw inspiration from mixed movement practices while encouraging their practice, cultivating and supporting mobility while mindfully moving through creative flows. Helen believes yoga is for all foster an inclusive environment, supporting people to adapt the practice to enable them to create space mentally and physically.
Jennifer came to Pilates after suffering from a herniated disc over 10 years ago. She toyed with classical and the not so classical approach to Pilates for years and developing from the fundamentals of Pilates to flo Yoga. Enjoying the atmosphere of a studio moved her to train hard and later completing her Stott Pilates teacher training in Brighton!
The spiritual side of movement isn’t just saved for Yoga. Come to my class for an hour of movement, fun and a great playlist! I love feedback and want to cater to you – it’s a two way street, so don’t be afraid to let me know what you want to see in classes too. All are invited to our safe space
Availability: Wednesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mike Gibson’s classes feature a mix of Hatha & Vinyasa Flow with an Ashtanga style & emphasis on breathing whilst taking alignment hints from Iyengar. Yogis are encouraged to rest when they need and emphasis is placed on ‘working with what you have got’; a realistic approach to expectations and wisdom in choosing how far to develop asanas. The aim is to provide a safe practice for all levels of practitioner, young or old, stiff or supple. While some may achieve more aesthetically perfect poses than others, if instruction is followed, all will benefit equally from the practice.
Availability: Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Gosia teaches with warm and genuine energy straight from the heart. She shares her in-depth knowledge of Yoga, which she gained in the motherland India where she trained in classical Hatha Yoga at The Yoga Vidya Gurukul Institute and The Himalayan Iyengar Yoga under Master Sharat Arora, a disciple of the world-renowned BKS Iyengar. Whilst practicing classical Hatha Yoga for fourteen years she enriched her teaching with a form of Restorative Yoga under Judith Hanson-Lasater. Her classes are a fine balance between vitality and grounding. She works with a diversity of people with varying needs and abilities. This experience has increased her adaptability and observational skills, helping her students to understand and experience Yoga more clearly.
Availability: Tuesday 8:00pm -9:00pm
Serena's work is based on two fundamentals: Your body is always doing it’s best to heal, cleanse, and rebuild and, what you think is important, but what you feel is the truth. These principals come from my history, my family and my training.
I learned about body-mind connection as a child, watching my sister with severe Tuberous Sclerosis go through a program with the Institute for The Development of Human Potential. Then I started to piece the puzzle together. Since, I’ve studied Pilates, Theatre, Dance, Meditation and Tapping and with over 20 years of teaching experience, I believe in a straight forward approach to movement as part of everyday life.
Australian born Artist and Session Musician Dion Palumbo. Palumbo worked in the music scenes of Liverpool & Manchester and achieved a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. In 2010 a Degree in Music Production & Arranging @ LCCM London led to facilitating music workshops therapeutically in dementia & mental health centres. Dion was invited to lead Core Clapton's Social Singing group in 2019 focused on community and boosting morale via singing popular classics.
COVID 2020 has galvanised Social Singing into a weekly mutual support group also using tech such as WhatsApp and Zoom
Availability: Friday 11:00am -12:00pm
Having spent 15 years practicing and studying a variety of Yoga disciplines, Lindsay was eventually led to complete her YTT 200 hours in Mysore in 2016. Since then, she has continued to study and practice of Yoga, meditation and sound healing.
Lindsay’s classes combine traditional Hatha principles with empowering breath-led flow. Expect a balanced and mindful practice incorporating fluid movement, strong asana (posture), longer held stretches and relaxation. Through weaving pranayama (breath-work), meditation and elements of Yoga philosophy through her classes. She strives inclusive for all levels by offering variations for postures and encouraging rest when it’s required.
Availability: Monday 6:30pm-7:30pm