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.
Simone’s classes are light-hearted, and playful, but fundamentally grounding and supportive. Her teaching leads students to self-inquiry and provides a welcoming space for students to get to know their bodies. A dedicated student herself, she trained in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, India in 2017 and has continued studying ever since, completing an apprenticeship as well as specialised training courses on Yoga and Depression, Yoga for Runners, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Injury & Pain Management. She is also a personal development coach; like her teaching, her work aims to empower and elevate.
Availability : Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00
Rosie was born and raised in East London and started practicing yoga when she was a teenager. She is interested in ways in which yoga can bring about a deeper and more positive connection to our bodies, each other, and the world around us. Her pregnancy and postnatal classes give students a chance to move through strong but mindful flows, learn positions and breath techniques to support birth and postpartum recovery, and connect with each other!
Availability: Parent and Baby Yoga Monday 10:30 - 11:30
Pregnancy Yoga Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00
Francesca has always taken part in sport or dance since she was a child in her native Italy; from ballet to volleyball. When she came to London, in the early '90s, she continued going to gyms for weight training and there discovered Yoga and Pilates. Initially, she was really drawn to yoga, which she had been practicing for over 25 years. Then, Francesca's first child was born. Her terrible sciatica which left me on crutches for a month. Her Acupuncturist suggested Pilates, the pain went away and she got back to who she was! Francesca then started to really get into Pilates, to the point of training to be an instructor, and here she is!
Availability: Monday 19:45 - 20:45
Georgia has explored many styles of Yoga and meditation over 25 years and trained in Vinyasa Flow at Yoga on the Lane in 2018-19 with Naomi Annand and Adam Hocke. She truly believes Yoga can be accessible for everybody – regardless of background, age or mobility. From the physical benefits to the subtle and transformative powers, Yoga has helped her recover from injury, given her a real appreciation of the body, and enabled her to navigate emotions, anxiety and the challenges of modern life! She loves Hackney and has lived here with her family most of her life.
Availability: Friday 7:00 -8:00
The journey of yoga has let me inside my heart. Externally it's taken me to sit numerous Vipassana retreats, spend time living in caves performing Tapas (Yogic practices), traveling across India and living in the Himalayas. I also spent time with numerous ashrams. I have learned from many teachers, Gurus, and Monks from Buddhist, Hindu, and Vedic backgrounds. For years of I pursued a material life; not knowing who I really was and got lost in a haze of drugs and alcohol. The time then came where I had to take a look at myself and admit this path wasn’t working. It led me to question everything which led my path to Yoga.
Availability: Thursday 7:00 - 8:00
Sophie-Rose developed a passion for performing from a young age and began training in Music, Dance, and Theater Performance. She went on to study Performing Arts at Andrew Lloyd Webber's Arts Educational School where she really learned her craft, going on to perform worldwide in various music projects. However, when she attended her first Pilates class 4 years ago, her Pilates journey really began. Thereafter she qualified as a Classical Pilates practitioner. What Sophie-Rose loves most is motivating others in their practice, showing them that they can really achieve more than they set out to physically & mentally.
Availability: Wednesday 18:30 -19:30
Helen’s passion is mindful, creative, and intuitive movement that unites the body, mind, and soul. She aims to create a space where all can connect inwards and explore being present in their bodies. Classes are thoughtfully sequenced, playfully encouraging practitioners to develop an embodied practice that integrates strength and mobility to allow breath and energy to flow. Helen completed her 200hr YTT with Stretch London in 2017 and has since trained in ‘Embodied Anatomy’ with Mollie McClelland Morris and Chakra Mandala Vinyasa with The Yoga People.
Availability: Wednesday 19:45 -20:45
Mike has been practicing Yoga for over 25 years and teaching professionally for 5 years. He qualified in and teaches multi-style Yoga. Most classes are a medium-paced mix of Ashtanga-based Flow and Hatha Yoga with occasional Iyengar-style focus on a particular asana. Mike has personally experienced the amazing improvements in general health, posture, mobility, and calm that regular practice can bring and is dedicated to sharing these benefits as widely as possible.
Availability: Tuesday 18:30 - 19:30
Gosia teaches with warm and genuine energy straight from the heart. She shares her in-depth knowledge of Yoga, which she gained from the motherland India. 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 19:45 -20:45
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, she eventually completed 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