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Teachers

Real yoga, real people. We are authentic, friendly and non-egoistical. Come and experience a new standard of teaching.

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Tom HamiltoN - FOUNDER & TEACHER TRAINER

Tom is the founding teacher and studio owner of The Yoga Edge, and is lead facilitator on The Yoga Edge teacher training programme. His style of teaching is clear and inclusive and aims to encourage and challenge all students to go deep and work to their edge. Students appreciate his friendly and down to earth approach. 

Tom built The Yoga Edge from scratch starting with just one 'drop in' class a week, a handful of flyers, and the intention of spreading a modern, dynamic, and accessible style of yoga. Today, The Yoga Edge studio sees students practice every day of the week all led by Tom and his dedicated team of teachers.

Tom has a background in dance and completed yoga training with Hot Power Yoga. Drawn to their powerful style and the amazing community feel they create, he continued his training on their mentorship programme. It was there where he found the confidence and support to set up what The Yoga Edge is today. In addition to his study and practice of dynamic vinyasa yoga, Tom has completed the advanced Forrest Yoga training with Ana Forrest and weaves his experiences from this transformative practice into his teachings.

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Eva Vajna - TEACHER TRAINER

Eva is a senior teacher with The Yoga Edge and facilitates on The Yoga Edge teacher training programme. Eva has been teaching foreign language at secondary level for 15 years so combining teaching and a passion for yoga was her ultimate dream. Eva has trained extensively with Hot Power Yoga and has completed the advanced Forrest Yoga training with Ana Forrest.

Before discovering yoga, Eva did cardiovascular and resistance training for 10 years. She arrived at a turning point in her life and decided to try out new physical activities that offered more than just a work-out. She was not sure what she was looking for but she knew she needed to learn a different approach to her body. She then went to a yoga class and describes the experience as ‘love at first sight’!

Eva's aim is to help people find balance in the busy city life and develop flexibility of body and mind, and to live with strength and honesty.

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CRAIG NORRIS - TEACHER TRAINER

Craig is a senior teacher with The Yoga Edge and facilitates on The Yoga Edge teacher training programme. Craig teaches a fun yet powerful practice which draws on his wealth of knowledge in yoga, meditation, chanting and Sanskrit. Students enjoy his radiant personality, bright meggings and contagious laugh! His creative sequences, explore the edges of our practice and awaken every cell and pore in the body.

Before finding yoga Craig suffered with depression and had a lack of direction in his life. Yoga and meditation has given him great stability and opened up a journey of growth and insight. His intention is to offer students the healing power of yoga so they too can create more direction and change in themselves and their daily lives. 

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Charlotte Taylor - STUDIO MANAGER & TEACHER

Charlotte joined The Yoga Edge in 2015 seeking a physically challenging practice, but it was the therapeutic effects on the mind that kept her coming back. Each class became a moving meditation, offering respite from patterns of unhelpful thoughts. She realised that she wanted to incorporate yoga and its philosophies more fully into her life, and so completed her teacher training with Hot Power Yoga. Charlotte is interested in sharing the healing benefits of yoga and hopes students will walk away from her class feeling lighter and brighter than when they arrived. Students like Charlotte for her clear and calm teaching style, and her gentle and understanding nature. Charlotte has also trained in Rocket Yoga and is always looking for ways to grow her practice and her teaching, because 'yoga is the best investment you can make in yourself'.

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LETTY MITCHELL - TEACHER

Letty guides students towards creating a stronger awareness to the self, both physically and mentally. Her teaching challenges students their edge, delivered in a clear and compassionate way. She encourages her students to listen to their bodies and approach their practice with an open heart and mind, creating space and freedom. 

Letty has always had a passion for movement and worked as a professional dancer before becoming a yoga teacher.  She studied contemporary dance at Trinity Laban and Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and toured and taught nationally and internationally. She trained with Hot Power Yoga, and loves to support students to experience the healing and deeper effects of yoga.  

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Hannie Lyngved - TEACHER

Hannie first discovered power yoga at The Yoga Edge in 2013 and has been in and out of our doors ever since (we can’t get rid of her!). Having explored different styles of yoga in the past she managed to find a style of yoga that she truly loves. A practice which she feels gives her balance in her life and connection to her own intuition in a way that is open, honest and heartfelt.

She found The Yoga Edge after a google search and came along to her first class with her husband. Over a year of regular practice later, Hannie was set on taking it to the next level. She trained as a teacher with Hot Power Yoga which set her off on a journey into personal growth and discovery. She soon joined The Yoga Edge team and now has the joy of teaching her fellow students week after week. Hannie's mission is to spread the passion and inspiration that yoga has given her and to spark that hunger in her students so they can live to their full potential.

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CLAIRE CUNNINGHAM - TEACHER

Claire first encountered yoga during an eighteen-year career as a professional dancer and rehearsal director with leading companies across Europe. It was during this period that she developed her understanding of yoga to strengthen performance potential, health and a general sense of wellbeing in such a physically demanding profession. Her love of Yoga in all forms developed into a career path when she was invited to write and teach a Yoga course for postgraduate students at London Contemporary Dance School in 2011.

Claire has studied many styles of yoga in India and Europe and holds a Yoga Alliance teaching qualification; a Japanese Bodywork certification from The European School of Shiatsu; and an MA in Contemporary Dance. She encourages a mindful approach in a non-competitive environment. The flow of the class will leave you feeling both energized and relaxed.

NEGEEN ARAM - TEACHER

Negeen’s main aim when teaching is to pass on her love and passion for yoga and to provide students with an awareness of their inner power and higher self.  Her classes are clear and grounding and she offers students the opportunity to experience different layers in their practice, through the connection to breath and by incorporating elements of yogic philosophy into her teaching. To be present is one of the most important things Negeen has learnt through yoga, and she encourages students to be mindful and present as they practise. Students like Negeen for her warmth and inviting personality.  

Negeen is a passionate practitioner; she loves the heat, the self-discipline, the fluidity of the movements and the connection to breath! She trained as a teacher with Hot Power Yoga and continues to learn whenever she can.  

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SUSIE SALAVATI - TEACHER

Susie teaches a dynamic practice that takes students out of their heads and into their bodies, with a strong focus on breath. She is clear, well-paced and down to earth, with a friendly and inviting demeanour. Susie always encourages students to take a fresh look at their practice and enjoy testing their edge.

Susie’s yoga journey began as a natural progression after competing and coaching rhythmic gymnastics as a girl, and has been a hugely beneficial part of her life, helping her to recover from work-related injuries, and building strength and flexibility in all aspects of life. Having practised many types of yoga: Jivamukti, Hatha, Iyengar, her relationship to yoga really evolved after joining The Yoga Edge and connecting with their dynamic yoga style. Being part of this little family motivated her to take the leap into teaching that she had long been considering and she went on to qualify with Hot Power Yoga.

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CLOUDIA HILL (SWANN) - TEACHER

Cloudia is known for a strong and dynamic class with fluid sequencing. Her classes offer a naturally meditative practice, through a consistent focus on the rhythm of the breath, and a richness from Cloudia’s deep knowledge of yogic philosophy and spirituality which she sprinkles into her teaching. Her approach allows you to strip off your armour, explore and find freedom. She will encourage you to try new poses, with a smile. 

Cloudia found yoga whilst on tour in the US many years ago (she has been working in TV, film and theatre for the last decade), and trained as a teacher with Stewart Gilchrist at The Power Yoga Company. Her teaching is inspired and influenced by Doug Swenson, Greg Gumucio and Dice Lida-Klein, to whom she is incredibly grateful.

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LAUREN BRADY - TEACHER

Caring and playful by nature, Lauren likes to share her love of yoga in a light-hearted and open way, encouraging students to try new things and bring some laughter to the mat. A typical Gemini, she loves working with other people and especially enjoys getting to know the students as they begin their yoga journey. She loves nothing more than encouraging students to explore the practice, guiding them through the physical postures of the class but more importantly, sharing what yoga really means to her – a welcome respite from our constantly chattering monkey minds. 

Lauren discovered yoga after moving to London via Sydney, and she especially enjoys a dynamic and varied vinyasa-style practice in the heat.  She trained with Hot Power Yoga.  

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ANGIE COLLINS - TEACHER

Angie is full of energy and smiles.  Her classes are fun and friendly, and she encourages students to feel the joy and freedom that yoga offers.  Angie has lots of experience working with beginners, and she loves to support and nurture students on their yoga journeys. 

Angie discovered yoga as part of her recovery from burnout in a challenging corporate career.  She trained with Hot Power Yoga and now has a regular dynamic and Forrest yoga practice. She is an avid learner and always looking for new things to add to her teaching, as she loves the continuous yoga journey of learning and growing. She is inspired by Muhammad Ali..... Be bolder, brighter and more influential!