CLASSES

YOGA


SANCHIA LEGISTER


Sanchia Legister is a well-known member of the global urban running movement with half, full and ultra marathon medals under her belt. She has over 10 years of drama experience (directing and facilitation) and is now a qualified yoga teacher and known for her popular underground Yogahood classes.

After feeling frustrated with the lack of diversity in yoga settings and tight hamstrings, she decided to do something about it and make it her mission to open up the yoga and wellness scene and created, Yogahood. She now brings her signature afro, big smile and good vibes to the mat, with a killer playlist to help you find freedom, space and unapologetic movement, in the hope of bringing yoga to the people.

www.sanchialegister.com
FAT BUDDHA YOGA


After working in PR, advertising and music Jessica decided to combine her passions by creating Fat Buddha Yoga in 2012. Feeling a need to mix up her yoga routine and believing in the huge health benefits of practicing yoga. She wanted to create yoga sessions that people could afford to do regularly in unique venues and make the classes different to what else was out there.

Her teaching style is very fluid, creative and dynamic, always switching things up to keep it interesting and adapting each session to meet every level and ability. She loves music and yoga and loves being able to share this with her students and clients at her classes, and large scale events working with brands such as Nike, Google and Coca Cola.

A yoga guide by day she is an international DJ by night; having played around Europe and supporting artists such as Tensnake, Joey Negro and Nightmares on Wax to name a few. At venues and events from private members clubs, Fashion Parties, Creamfields to The Royal Albert Hall.

www.fatbuddhayoga.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fatbuddhayoga
Twitter: @fatbuddhayoga
Instagram: @fatbuddhayoga
SOPHIE HIGGINS


Sophie is a yoga teacher and registered nutritional therapist, and has been living and working in London for the past 10 years. After an injury, many years ago, prevented Sophie from taking her ambitions as a professional dancer any further, she decided to move to London to study law at university, and embarked on a fast-paced, and rather stressful, career in the City. After noticing changes in her own health and well-being during this period, Sophie was determined to find some form of therapy to help bring about the balance in her life that she longed for...then she discovered yoga.

After 4 years of the city life, and a rapidly developing yoga practice, Sophie made the leap and left her job to embark on a yoga teacher training course, and a three year nutritional therapy diploma, both of which have changed her life in so many positive ways – she has never looked back!

Sophie teaches vinyasa flow classes that are dynamic, playful, and challenging, but most importantly, fun! A sense of inquiry and exploration are encouraged in each class, to truly allow for the discovery of one's own unique and individual yoga practice. A focus on building strength and stability in muscles and joints is always present, to enable and facilitate safe, careful, and precise movement. The breath, carefully instructed alignment, the use of Bandhas, and meditation, are also explored. Sophie aims to cultivate calming and nurturing classes, that bring together individuals from all walks of life, and which generate a sense of community and togetherness. www.sophiehigginsnutrition.co.uk
SIRI SADHANA KAUR


Siri Sadhana Kaur performed internationally in voice, theatre and movement, studying in Paris with the innovative movement master Jacques Lecoq. Siri lives in London and has recorded 6 music and mantra CDs. She tours giving concerts and trainings in mantra dance, acapella singing and yoga. As an approved KRI Professional Kundalini yoga teacher trainer and student of Shiv Charan Singh, she delivers the level 1 Aquarian teacher training and is participating in the Level 3 training programme.

www.sirisadhana.com
NICK STOLERMAN


o Since 1999, Nick Stolerman has been a student of many different types of yoga and meditation. As a teacher he now runs a weekly Kundalini yoga group in Kings Cross and teaches at events and for students in home and office settings. Nick is also a coach and mentor and is a member of the Kundalini Teachers Yoga Association.

TALKS & WORKSHOPS


SANDERSON JONES


Sanderson Jones is a pioneering performer, award winning social entrepreneur and co-founder of Sunday Assembly. The Sunday Assembly movement is reinventing the congregational community with communities in 50 cities in 6 countries. Before founding Sunday Assembly Sanderson was a stand up with sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, 5 star reviews and a solo show in the Sydney Opera House.
"The human body is not designed for this amount of laughter" - The Skinny
HARI KALYMNIOS


Hari Kalymnios is a coach, author, speaker and trainer. Having worked in corporate London for many years, at Accenture and The London Stock Exchange, Hari sought another path and started on a path of personal improvement studying everything from personal development, science and nutrition to spirituality, business and neuro-linguistic programming!

He found that he could integrate the learning of all these areas and more, with his other passions of health, fitness and personal performance. Hari loves sharing his skills and knowledge with others through his book, courses, speaking and coaching and firmly believes that if you "train the mind, the rest will follow". Hari is the author of the book 'The Thought Gym' and can be reached via his website.

harikalymnios.com
URBAN TEMPLE


Eleanor is a trained Pilates instructor and is currently training in meditation and how to make natural skin care. She runs a blog @themindbodymethod where she features holistic, Luxury Beauty and Wellness brands.

Eleanor's job in media led up to all sorts of stress related issues including anxiety, lack of sleep, weight gain, poor digestive health, adult acne and premature grey hair. She now leads a much more holistic lifestyle and wants to pass on her knowledge to other young professionals suffering in the same way.

Eleanor's brand Urban Temple is a bespoke holistic wellness and beauty events company, combines massage, aromatherapy, meditation, nutrition, yoga, Ayurveda and Pilates. The events are interactive and there are never more than 20 people attending as the aim is to make our guests feel special. There are always refreshments at the events as well as goody bags to take home.

DANCE


SWING PATROL


Swing Patrol are dancers committed to spreading the joy of lindy hop across the world. Originally starting in Australia, they are now based in London, Brighton and Berlin. With 37 classes all around London, there's bound to be one near you. No need to bring a partner with you and all left feet are welcome.

www.swingpatrol.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SwingPatrolLondon
Twitter: @swingpatrolldn
Instagram: @swingpatrol
FORMATION


Formation is a new dance and fitness collective that are passionate about the dance and music culture of the African Diaspora.

FORMATION stems from a desire to offer a world-class range and variety of classes and fitness options grounded in music they love and support. At the core of their ethos is motivation, community and support for everybody, especially those who feel missed out or ignored by mainstream fitness and the way it is marketed.

As an organization they do three things:
- Provide cutting edge dance and dance technique classes that pass on the legacy and knowledge be it, Afrodance, Soca, Dancehall, Street or Contemporary Urban dance.
- Provide movement and fitness classes that draw upon the rich legacy of British Urban Music. Our classes draw on moves to the beat of Ska, Soca, Reggae, Gospel, Bashment, Drum'n'Bass, Jungle and Grime. We offer a wide range of classes from contemporary HIIT, and fast-paced Aerobic work-outs to gentler Pilates and Yoga based classes.
- Curate a programme of talks and discussions that record the heritage of these music and dance styles and scenes for future generations.

They create welcoming, uplifting and inclusive environments in which young and old alike can gain body confidence and increase health awareness. They are also passionate about creative education and the role of the arts in the development and growth of young people. Formation collaborate with a range of venues around London which champion the arts and community.
CARYS STATON


Carys Staton works from London as an independent dance artist. She trained at the Rambert School and continued on to work the Russell Maliphant Company from 2011-2016. Carys currently works for choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan touring the production Swan Lake internationally. Carys has worked extensively in the commercial world as both a performer and a choreographer, devising movement for music promotions, film and print work.

WORKOUT


SOUL SISTERS


London based sibling duo Soul Sisters are Maddy & Alex Weaver, two personal trainers and nutritionists who are dedicated to the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. They run classes and one-on-one tuition from their private studio and gym in De Beauvoir, East London, where they have gained a great client base thanks to their successes with personal training, physical conditioning, body transformations and nutrition guides.

Big sister Maddy completed degrees in both nutrition and personal training and has been helping the Kensington elite attain their desired physique for some years. It was when little sister Alex, a television and film actress, became fascinated by fuelling the body with good food and exercise on-set, that the sisters decided to team up and form Soul Sisters Fitness. A place to share what they had learned and were practising every day in their respective fields.

Today they use their encyclopaedia of knowledge for meeting a diverse range of athletic goals, they run boot camps, body transformation packages and write nutrition guides for their ever growing client base.

www.soulsistersfitness.co.uk
CITY IS MY PLAYGROUND


Nicola is a leading educator in Health and Wellbeing with over 15 years of teaching experience and qualifications in Dance, Pilates and Yoga.

Her prolific career has taken her around the world, teaching people and leading workshops in South Africa, Berlin, Canada and the US. Nicola has built a loyal following with her signature 'Free Your Spine' Pilates movement classes at Soho House Group and Third Space gyms. With a love of the cities and helping people connect to their bodies she is also responsible for the City is my Playground brand focusing on mindful movement. She has led movement workshops and curated wellbeing experiences for Nike, Diageo, and Somerset House. Nicola has also led motivational talks for Universities and colleges across the United Kingdom.

Additionally, having experienced working long hours at a desk job in New York, coupled with her training in Pilates and her Free Your Spine method, Nicola has a unique understanding of workplace posture and how to train your muscles to sit more comfortably.

www.cityismyplayground.com
Instagram: @cityismyplayground
Email: nicola@cityismyplayground.com
FRANKIE FRIDAY


Frankie Friday is on a mission to put the fun back into fitness. She has taught for the likes of Frame, Gymbox, Blok and Premier and seeks to change the way we workout for the better. Her workouts are famous for fun, smiles and giggles, and inclusivity and positivity are at the heart of what she does. One of her main aims is to make people feel confident and at ease whilst getting fit. Her workouts are upbeat, energetic & high impact. Music is also at the forefront of Frankie's sessions, and you will only hear tunes that really make you want to get up and MOVE!