teachers

We are lucky to have a great set of diverse & highly skilled teachers at Bind, with each one handpicked to ensure a wide variety of approaches to the practise.  Our teachers are passionate about yoga and deliver classes with care, knowledge & their own unique personality.

 
 
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BEccy Watkinson

Beccy came to yoga to find a space to simply be, away from the pressures of daily life & its expectations.

Certified as an “Outstanding”  Vinyasa Flow teacher with the renowned Claire Missingham & following in the Krishnamacharya lineage her classes seek to apply the philosophy of yoga in accessible and relatable ways.  Extra qualifications in Yin and Mandala styles add further layers of knowledge and inspiration.

Beccy’s classes are strong, playful and based on empowering messages within traditional philosophy.  As a dedicated student of yoga she is a continual work in progress and this awareness & acceptance of self is always a key factor in her teachings.

 
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vanessa joy

Vanessa’s classes look to balance dynamic strength building and the search for space and openness in the body, coupled with a steady mindset. Revisit traditional asana (postures) with a fresh insight and flowing creative sequence. Each class begins and ends with stillness, cultivating a mindfulness and compassion to all that is encountered in-between.

Trained in Hatha's traditional lineage and incorporating the dynamicism of Vinyasa and Ashtanga roots for a strong and steady practice. Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra certifications enrich classes energetically, not just physically. 

 
 
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Noemi Franco

Noemi has been a devoted practitioner of yoga since her first trip to India in 2004. Her teaching is inspired by traditional Hatha Yoga and Krishnamacharya’s lineage of Ashtanga, Vinyasa Krama and Viniyoga, which she combines with the modern innovations of Vinyasa Flow.

Noemi holds a 500-hour teaching qualification from the British Wheel of Yoga, 300 - hour ‘Prana Vinyasa Flow’ (Shiva Rea) and continues to study Yoga therapy and philosophy with Ranju Roy at Sadhana Mala.

In accordance with Hatha Yoga philosophy, she integrates the dynamic ''Solar' practice of Vinyasa with gentler 'Lunar' restorative practices, depending on the rhythms of nature and the flow of the class. She places great emphasis on the breath as the primary support for the movement and the alignment.

 
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Maria Usai

Maria is a highly qualified Yin and Restorative teacher who works with movement, breath and sound vibrations to release emotional and physical blockages, helping us to live happier and healthier lives. In her own life she uses chanting, writing and yoga to reconnect at a soul level.

Her teaching style is genuine, traditional and spiritual.

 
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Elle Daniel

Elle has been a yoga student almost half her life, discovering Ashtanga yoga at the age of 14. Her own personal yoga journey has taught her healing and connection, something she wanted to share with others, and so qualified as a yoga teacher in 2016.

Elle's approach is both fun and dedicated, encouraging every practitioner to cultivate their own deep understanding of yoga, believing that each and every one of her students should be able to develop a home practice. Elle's Mandala Vinyasa classes are creatively sequenced and encourage the student to explore the body and mind beyond linear confinements, whilst her Restorative flow focuses on deep healing

 
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lauren Perry

Lauren’s classes focus on combining a variety of exercises with the correct breathing, alignment and stretching to lengthen, strengthen and tone the body.

These classes would be suitable for mixed abilities, any ages, recovering injuries or anyone looking to increase core strength and flexibility. Lauren is also qualified in pre and post natal pregnancy Pilates.

 
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lucie norris

Lucie’s vision of yoga is to focus on the bodies alignment and strength whilst keeping a softness in the breath and calmness in the mind.

Her classes are slow and and easeful using small movements to warm up and prepare the body for greater expansion. Incorporating breath (pranayama) and Bandha work these classes will leave you feeling calm & revitalised.

 
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Beewan Athwal

Beewan was first introduced to meditation, chanting and pranayama by family members when she was a child, gradually this led to asana practice.  Her physical practice now consists of mysore ashtanga as well as gentle hatha.  Beewan finds yoga is a great stabilising practice around her busy job in post production and her role as a mother. 

In 2017 she completed the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance accredited 390hr Triyoga teacher training diploma. In addition to this, she has been assisting and learning from her yoga teacher Louise Grime for the last 3 years. 

Her classes focus on breath awareness, alignment and allow for moments of stillness. She welcomes everyone from beginners to more experienced practitioners.

 
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Lee Willocks

Originally trained in a classical form of Hatha yoga, Lee's teaching style is inspired by a variety of traditions ranging from Yin to Vinyasa.

Endlessly curious about the realm of body and movement, Lee continues to expand her yoga practice through traditional avenues as well as exploration of somatics and east Asian energetic practices. She distills key principles of alignment, awareness, and attention to create a style that is at once mindful and dynamic. 

She believes strongly in a practice that is attuned to the needs of the individual and which emphasises intention over achievement.  Lee also teaches Restorative Yoga and is a Shiatsu therapist.

 
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Anna de Sousa

Anna discovered yoga during her last year of uni when pressure and unhealthy habits started to impact her life negatively. The physical changes were quickly evident but, most importantly, she learnt how to deal with stress and anxiety.

She is a fun and energetic teacher who instantly makes you feel welcome and relaxed through her friendly approach. Flowing sequences move around the body in different ways, and are suitable for all levels.

Whether you want to gain strength, flexibility, mobility or calm the mind, her classes are perfect for you.

 
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ALICE COSTELLOE

Since overcoming back pain through her practice of Pilates, Alice has been enthusiastic about sharing the benefits with others since qualifying as a Stot Pilates instructor in 2015.  With experience teaching participants with varying degrees of mobility and flexibility, Alice is passionate about making pilates accessible to everyone.

Alice’s energetic and efficient classes focus on strengthening the whole body whilst improving posture and flexibility.

 
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ANGE SEVERO

With a journey that started in Brazil with her long term teacher, Ange has since been inspired by Stephanie Snyder to deepen her study of yoga philosophy. This is a central pillar in her teaching.


Ange teaches Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga and classes are built around a main theme to help students centre and settle. Sequences feature grounded and mindful flow with breathwork and explorative movement inviting space for the practice to naturally unravel.

 
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Natalie finnie

Physicist turned yogi, Natalie describes herself as "scientifically spiritual". She is fascinated by the eight-limbed approach of Ashtanga yoga and is especially passionate about sharing pranayama (breath extension/control techniques) with her students.

She has trained with Ashtanga masters all over the world and is most inspired by Gregor Maehle, from whom she has learned the traditional pranayama and meditation techniques taught by the late T. Krishnamacharya, the father of modern-day yoga.

Natalie's warm and welcoming teaching style will make even complete beginners feel right at home in their Ashtanga practice, with options to suit everyone. Her classes are dynamic with a strong focus on breath technique in the tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.