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.
Charlotte began practising yoga during her teens and since moving to London, she has discovered the holistic benefits of yoga in helping her to navigate a busy city lifestyle. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training under Vidya Heisel at Frog Lotus Yoga International in Andalusia, Spain. Charlotte teaches creative, strong flows, encouraging students to deepen their practice whilst being anchored in acceptance, compassion and love. With an ever-deepening interest in the philosophy of yoga, she aims to encourage and inspire her students on and off the mat and to embrace falls in order to flow the waves of life. Charlotte welcomes all levels into her class, offering variations and building blocks throughout the flow.
Available Tuesday 19:45-20:45
Owen is a qualified Level 3 Matwork Pilates instructor and teaches regular group and private classes in at Bodyworks West in Notting Hill, for Virgin Gyms and taught Pilates in the health and wellness spa on the Tresco Island Estate on the Isles of Scilly.
He is also trained in unarmed combat for screen and stage, training with Take 3 Action Academy. He regularly teaches as a freelance ballet teacher for Cecchetti Ballet Associates, Chelmsford Ballet Company, Pineapple Dance Studios and Cape Town City Ballet.
Available Tuesday 18:30-19:30
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.
Available Friday 7:00am-8:00am
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.
Available 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.
Available Wednesday 19:45 -20:45
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.
Available Monday 18:30-19:30