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.
I came to Pilates after suffering from a herniated disc over 10 years ago. I toyed with classical and the not so classical approach to Pilates for years – from right back to the basics of the fundamentals of Pilates to a more flow/yoga inspired type of class. When I moved to Toronto in the Summer of 2016, I hit the studios hard and started practising 5-6 times a week, sometimes twice a day because I loved the studio and the style of teaching so much. A friend asked me if I had thought about doing my training…fast forward to 2018 and completing my Stott Pilates teacher training in Brighton!
I like to think 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 think the playlist is such an important part of the class. 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 - 7:00pm
Mike GIbson’s classes feature a mix of Hatha & Vinyasa Flow with an Ashtanga style & emphasis on breathing whilst taking alignment hints from Iyengar. Occasionally closing with Yin poses and using occasional Chi Kung moves in the warm ups, the aim is to give as full a feeling for the varied aspects and benefits of yoga to the mind and body as possible in a session. Featuring both gentle relaxed stretches and some more vigorous VInyasas whilst keeping a focus on breath, the classes are designed to help us to discover our most fulfilling practice.
Yogis are encouraged to rest when they need and emphasis is placed on ‘working with what you have got’. IE. 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 6:30p - 7:30-pm
Gosia teaches her students with a warm and genuine energy straight from the heart. She shares her in-depth knowledge of Yoga, which she gained in the motherland India. Inspired to become a Yoga Instructor she travelled to India and trained in classical Hatha Yoga at Yoga Vidya Gurukul Institute, further expanding her knowledge at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga under Master Sharat Arora, 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 taught to her by the legendary Judith Hanson-Lasater, Well Woman by acclaimed Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Yoga Nidra by Yoga Nidra Network.
Her classes are a fine balance between vitality and grounding. During her years of teaching she has worked with a diversity of people, varying in needs and abilities. This experience has increased her adaptability and observational skills , helping her students to understand and experience Yoga with more clearly.
Availability: Tuesday 8:00pm -9:00pm
My 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.
As a child, I thought a lot about the body-mind connection. I learned about it when my sister, who had severe Tuberous Sclerosis, went onto a program with the Institute for The Development of Human Potential that I started to piece the puzzle together.
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 arrived in the UK in 2003
After exploring family heritage in Italy, Ireland and Liverpool, 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 - focusing 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
Carmen’s natural health journey began when she had her first child in 1994.Since then, she has been studying and practicing different therapies and philosophies in search of the “Universal Union” between “Mind, Body and Spirit”.
She was the Founder and Manager Director of The Therapies Garden Ltd working in partnership with Children’s Centres, Schools, Early Intervention, Community Psychology Services,CAMHS, Community Midwives and Health professionals.
Carmen runs a range of workshops and projects in Yoga, Pilates and Meditation for children with special needs, babies and through the journey of pregnancy and labour.
She has delivered baby massage , one to one baby massage for babies with complex needs and reflexology and metamorphic massage for children with autism and behavioural problems.
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 partake in further study and practice of yoga, meditation and sound healing, all of which influence her ever-evolving teaching style.
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, Lindsay seeks to bring a little more meaning to the movement. She strives to make her all-levels classes as inclusive as possible by offering variations for postures and encouraging rest when it’s required.
Availability : Monday 6:30pm-7:30pm