Richard has taught in top yoga studios both in London and Birmingham, and has led multiple retreats and workshops both in the UK and Internationally. Recognised by Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Senior Yoga Teacher.
Richard leads the CSY Teacher training Program and Yoga Foundation courses.
Sometimes described as ‘The Real Deal” by his students, Richard teaches in a way that is fun and creative, and is deeply rooted in spiritual understanding, He is brilliant at explaining anatomy and alignment, and even some of the most complex philosophies in simple and understandable ways; bridging ancient teachings with contemporary scientific discoveries.
Working in both fine art and music sectors for many years of his life, Richard brings a unique creative perspective with his approach to yoga, helping students relate deeply to the body using creativity and rule breaking. He is definitely a teacher for those who want to think outside of the box, and have an intelligent relationship and awareness to the body and environment that they actually inhabit.
Richard has trained with many different schools and styles. He has studied along side many inspirational teachers such as Tias Little, Doug Keller, Donna Farhi, Jo Avison, Simon Buxton, Aadil Palkhivala, Rolf Solvik and many others. He completed his British Wheel of Yoga Diploma in 2008, and has since completed a 2-year diploma in Yoga Therapy, and studied intensively the soft architecture of the body, known as fascia. He continues his study of the mind, body and spirit through intuitive movement, 5 rhythms, somatics and shamanism; completing a 3 year certified course in Shamanic practices.
Deborah is a yoga teacher, shamanic practitioner and constellation coach. Over the years she has taught yoga in various environments from running classes and retreats, to working with children, corporates, mental health charities and in prison.
Deborah supports Richard on the CSY teacher training program.
The shamanic traditions infused her yoga, taking her to its roots. Here lay the greatest creativity, play, ceremony and a new level of transformative potential. This is, where she believes, people are touched so deeply, they begin to act in the world for the good of themselves and everything else around them.
Her constellation coaching lead her to work with organisations across all aspects of society with a particular passion for the environment and corporates who want to shift business practises to reverse the loss of species and bring back greater biodiversity. Her love of nature led to her being a founder of a bee sanctuary project in Portugal, rewildingourplanet.com
Richard and Deborah lead the workshops, retreats and shamanic training.
Claire is an experienced and dedicated yoga teacher. She teaches in a variety of settings including retirement villages, schools, offices, prisons as well as studios and gyms. She has worked with Parkinsons UK, MIND and Mencap. She teaches a variety of styles such as Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Pregnancy and Yin.
She qualified in 2013 to teach Ashtanga, but has since learnt there is so much more to yoga than one particular style. She has since trained in Pregnancy Yoga and Yogakidz, a 300hr Training in Vinyasa Flow, and has trained to teach Yin with Sarah Lo and Norman Blair.
Outside of Yoga she loves spending time with her family, friends and new granddaughter.
Claire leads the Yin and Pregnancy Modules on the CSY Teacher Training program.
Amanda is a graduate from the CSY Teacher Training and is certified and highly skilled in raw food and nutrition. In addition to this she has a reiki degree 2, a diploma in hypnotherapy, and a BSc Hons in Psychology, that she weaves mystically into her yoga classes.
Amanda has been trained at the famous Arthur Findlay College in Stansted, honing her intuitive abilities which always prove intensely healing in any practice she teaches hence calling her yoga business Intu-yoga.
Her passion is to heal. She believes;
“The best way to heal anything is holistically, mind, body and spirit..psychology, Yoga, reiki, food..a power house combination and a force for healing.”
Amanda brings her magic and sparkle to the retreats through her amazing food.