Keren has been studying yoga for over 20 years and teaching for the past 14 years. Her trainings have included a Hatha Yoga teacher training in Brisbane Australia, Essence of Living flow with Michelle Merrifield, Jivamukti in NYC, Lotus Flow(TM) level 1 and 2 in San Francisco and Kundalini with Guru Dass in Byron Bay. She continues to study with a variety of senior teachers at any opportunity but her main focus now is her two babies, Cyclone Frank and her two yoga studios – Falmouth Yoga Space and it’s sister studio, Brisbane Yoga Space. Keren is a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) with Yoga Alliance UK and therefore delivers our vinyasa teacher training program each year with the aid of some wonderful teachers from across the globe.
Keren’s classes are varied in style depending on which one you come to but her aim is to create community, show that yoga can be fun and with the ultimate aim of leaving you feeling amazing! Her personal passion is Bhakti yoga, so in class you can expect a mix of storytelling, chanting (don’t panic!) and philosophy all combined with her signature dynamic vinyasa style. Come play!
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Amanda has been teaching for 30 years with a love of the body..all aspects of every body…starting early with dance, sculpture and anatomical life drawing. Following her fine art degree she started studying Iyengar yoga in Australia and continued to intermediate level in the UK. She has studied with many teachers in Pune and from around the world, completing several other teacher trainings and continuing to pursue new learning. For the last 16 years her development has been underpinned by her apprenticeship in Dzogchen Buddhism. During this time her curiosity has led her to continued exploration of other styles of yoga and particularly more somatic movement through Feldenkrais, authentic movement, and continuum. Alongside her yoga studies, complementary health and bodywork have deeply informed her work and she has practiced and taught several modalities. She found her therapeutic home in Biodynamic CranioSacral therapy which she studied at the the Karuna Institute 10 years ago and has subsequently done several courses on embryology, birth trauma and relational therapeutics. As a result of this training and to stay in integrity she left the Iyengar tradition and shifted her teaching to integrate a different understanding and prioritising of the mind body continuum, encouraging relaxed experimentation, kindness and trust within a framework of anatomical understanding. She teaches several classes a week from intermediate to therapeutic and considers learning from long term relationship with students to be the backbone of her experience. She contributes to several teacher trainings around the UK encouraging enquiry into how and why patterns might be manifesting in our system and how they influence our lives off the mat. She also focuses on short level 2 trainings that are intended to provide inspiration, empowerment and fresh insight to experienced teachers. She is involved with various writing groups and teaches women to weave meditation shawls through her embodied craft project:13 looms, demonstrating creativity as an important aspect of living with skilfull means in the co emergent field.
You can anticipate leaving a class feeling grounded and energised. For more information please visit Amanda’s website www.groundofbeing.co.uk or call 01326 318776/07586346688
Lauren is a Vinyasa Yoga teacher offering dynamic flow classes with a blissful restorative element. Having experienced the life changing benefits of yoga through her own practice, Lauren is passionate about sharing how yoga can benefit her students holistically in both mind and body.
Lauren’s classes feature creative and flowing sequences which strengthen and create space within the body, subtle interwoven themes which empower students to access the tools within themselves to better deal with everyday life off of the mat, and an awesome playlist to help you create a moving meditation.
Lizzy offers her students ways to access awareness freedom within the structure of the physical
body, which in turn enables practitioners to cultivate a deeper awareness of the nature of mind.
With the knowledge that conscious breath is a tool for living in the present moment, this
practise allows us to awake up to the beauty of life that is right here.
In class you can expect to be guided through a series of postures that enable the body to build
stability and strength. With new found awareness comes the ability to take up more internal space.
Since completing her 200hr teacher training with FLY international in 2013, Lizzy has continued to
deepen her knowledge and experience within the vast subject of yoga. Going on to take two 75hr
advanced trainings with FLY International in 2016, as well as numerous trainings with international
teachers such as Anna Forest and Elena Brower.
Anna has been a yogini for almost fifteen years. Her first Californian experiences with Anna Forrest yoga left her hooked not only on poses, but also on spiritual benefits of the practice. Over time, she found herself immersed in such yoga styles as Iyengar, Anusara and Ashtanga to finally fall in love with Vinyasa Flow.
In her dynamic teaching, Anna shares her understanding of vigorous and sometimes challenging asana practice as an empowering tool for calming and rejuvenating the mind. Her themed classes invite yogis of all levels to travel inwards and to treat their time on the mat as a break, a moment for reflection on day-to-day mental and emotional routines: the energy of the moving body makes your life feel lighter and awards you with Hanuman-like confidence.
Despite having a full time job as a university lecturer, Anna regularly practices all year round. In her free time, she attends yoga workshops and classes and researches yoga philosophy. Sometimes, she also writes and publishes on yoga. You can find her articles in Yoga International and in Elephant Journal.
Tully completed her level 1 YTT in Fernie, BC before moving to Cornwall in 2015. Her approach to teaching focuses on tuning into the body, building strength and maintaining flexibility for functional movements. Tully’s classes are accessible and inclusive with opportunities to play and challenge whatever level you are at. Her Yin Yang Yoga class combines a warming Yang flow with cooling Yin postures. These styles work together to energise and warm the body, still the mind, release tension and leave the yogi feeling amazing! Yin postures are held longer (typically up to 5 minutes or more) to cultivate a meditative mind set and deeper physical opening. We use lots of props and supports to make postures as comfortable as possible in the yin segment.
After many years of personal practice and study across a range of yoga styles in the UK and Australia, Jo recently qualified as a vinyasa yoga teacher and now draws on her depth of experience to teach thoughtful and creative vinyasa flow classes. Her classes focus on alignment and cues that enable students to develop awareness of body and breath, and a steady, grounded practice.
Inspired by working with personal intention, yogic philosophy, pranayama (breathing) practices and a fascination with the natural world, elements of these are woven into classes to encourage an experience of yoga that translates to everyday life off the mat.
Jo believes that yoga provides a great opportunity to laugh at yourself. She also really loves chocolate.
Ness has a background in teaching and has combined this with a love of yoga -blending the two. Having taught in schools across England and Swaziland, she has a wealth of experience to draw upon and use in her yoga classes.
Ness’ yoga journey started with practising Atha and Anusara yoga, finally coming across Vinyasa flow taught by Keren, which literally changed her life. She went on to study with Keren and recently qualified as a Vinyasa yoga teacher. Ness truly believes in the healing power of yoga and the transformative effects it can have on our lives.
Her Slow-Flow class provides a bridge between Beginners and Lotus Flow, exploring movement with breath to offer strength and grace. A chance to merge spirituality and mindfulness through a sequence of poses.
Kate has been practicing yoga for over ten years exploring many different styles before falling in love with Lotus Flow Vinyasa in Falmouth, where she has completed her yoga teacher training.
Kate’s background as an outdoor activity and expedition instructor gives her a strong sense of working with our inner strengths and our connection to people and the world around us.
Kate builds on this teaching experience to create classes that are full of dynamic, playful sequences which look to build inner strength and resilience, where moments of stillness, grace and clarity are found amid the chaos of life.
Yoga didn’t become a part of Hannah’s life until she was about 24. With no previous knowledge of the practice or what it might hold, it only took a few classes and the gift of a yoga mat from one of her closest friends (which she still uses in her practice four years later) until she was hooked.
Trained in Vinyasa with Keren Cooksey at Falmouth Yoga Space, you can expect strong and steady flows that are dynamic yet seeped in alignment. Hannah is a big believer in yoga as a way of not only exploring who you are but also meeting yourself exactly where you are, so you can expect a big smile and a welcoming atmosphere at any of her classes alongside a radiating love of life (with all of its highs and lows) and love for literature.