DDL Capoeira School
English Martyrs Church
10- week summer term: 28th June- 7th September
NOTE: there will be no classes on 5th and 6th July
English Martyrs Church Hall, 2 Mitcham Lane, SW16 6NN
The church is only 6 mins walk from Streatham Rail station. The gate to the left of the Church will lead you to the hall where toilet facilities are available.
Mats, blocks and blankets are provided at the venue.
There is free parking on the streets surrounding the Church.
DDL Capoeira School, 136 Streatham High Road, SW16 1BW
The centre is only 5 mins walk from Streatham Hill Rail station. The entrance to the Capoeira School is on Woodbourne Avenue. Press the buzzer 'Capoeira School' and go the last floor.
All yoga equipment is provided at the venue.
There are toilet facilities available and lots of free parking on the surrounding streets.
I started my Yoga journey 12 years ago and haven't looked back since. I became a teacher just 3 years after my first yoga class, at the age of 23. I trained in Sivananda Yoga and I strictly followed this classic Hatha Yoga style for many years, attracted to its holistic approach and spiritual depth. However, I was getting increasingly disillusioned with the unnecessary rigidity of the Sivananda sequence. After moving to London, I started experimenting with and drawing inspiration from various styles of Yoga, from Forest to Scaravelli. I studied Yin Yoga under the guidance of Norman Blair and trained with Ralf Marzen and Kira Balaskas to become a Thai Yoga Massage therapist. This helped me to gain a much deeper understanding of the human body and t0 guide my students safely into their unique expressions of the poses. Years of regular Vipassana meditation practice naturally led me towards a more mindful and self-compassionate Yoga practice.
I believe Yoga shouldn't be about looking good or doing the poses 'right' but rather about feeling good and fully accepting oneself. Encouraging students to pay attention to the inner sensations and adjusting asanas (postures) so that they benefit a particular person with their own unique anatomy and mental state lies at the core of my teaching.