Course Director, Asana, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Lifestyle and Ethics and Teacher Methodology Tutor
Emily Young is firstly a teacher educator, having led undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development programs in sport, health and physical education for over 10 years at Universities in the UK.
She shares a warm and inclusive vinyasa teaching style, highlighting learner/practitioner awareness and self-realisation through all of her yoga leadership. She has delivered retreats, workshops and YA yoga teacher training across Asia, Europe and the USA. Emily is always learning through yoga, studying Ashtanga yearly with her teacher Ajay Kumar in Mysore, having trained in Hatha Philosophy in Northern India, studied Buddhism in Nepal and with strong influence from practitioners such as Kathy Cooper, Shannon Gannon and Tara Brach and received training from the likes of Dr Sushil Yogi, Noah Maze, Elena Bower and Leslie Kramanoff .
Emily holds a plethora of lifestyle and physical activity qualifications and national governing body awards, she is a CHEK holistic lifestyle coach, holds a MSc in Sport and Exercise Science and an MPhil in Philosophy of Education. She is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Well-being Education at Edge Hill University in the UK and has embarked on her PhD studies , hoping to shed some more light and evoke discussion around happiness, education, teacher wellbeing and, well, sharing some of why we yoga teachers feel such love and contentment with teachers and leaders in formal education settings.
Dr Sushil Yogi
Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga, Traditional Hatha Yoga, Pranayama-Meditation Tutor
Dr. Sushil Yogi is a highly experienced and educated yoga practitioner who loves to share his knowledge with others. He is the founder and Lead Trainer of Chandra Yoga International. A native of India, Dr. Sushil was born and raised in Haridwar, along with the banks of the sacred Ganges River. Yoga has been a part of his life from a very young age, as it was studied in his very traditional primary education of Gurukulam. Gurukulum (children’s school) is based on an Indian tradition of education which puts emphasis on ancient scriptures such as the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Geeta and Yoga Sutra, as well as Sanskrit Literature. Every day, the young students are taught to meditate, practice yoga, and participate in traditional fire ceremonies (Yagya). While other peers decided to go on to pursue other career paths, Dr. Sushil’s love of yoga persisted, and he continued on with his Yogic Studies at the University level.
Dr. Sushil’s credentials include a Ph.D. (Doctorate) in yoga philosophy, 2 year Master’s Degree in Human Consciousness and Yoga Science (M.Sc.), a one year Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga, a one year Diploma in Vedic Karmkand (Vedic rituals) and a 3 year Bachelor Degree in Science from Gurukul Kangri University, in Haridwar, India. Additionally, he has joined many national and international seminars, conferences and published 2 research books.
Learning the traditional art of yoga and meditation with great Himalayan masters such as Swami Ramdevji, Swami Ved Bharti Ji, Dr. Ishwar Bhardwaj Ji, Dr. Surakshit Goswamiji and other western teachers inspired Dr. Sushil to continue to spread the joy of yoga to others. He began teaching yoga in 2003 to private clients. In 2006, he began facilitating yoga retreats and workshops in the USA, UK, Europe, Asia, and Japan. After returning to India in 2013, he felt the need to bring his knowledge to the many aspiring spiritual seekers who visit India each year and began the yoga teacher training program.
Adrienne Le Coure
Grown and nurtured in the hills of Montana, Adrienne is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. Her journey with yoga began over a decade ago. Since then yoga has inspired revolutionary transformations for her on the physical, mental, and emotional levels. Her pursuit of yoga has lead her all over the world, eventually completing an intensive teachers training in northern India. Since the completion of her TTC she has continued to study passionately, embracing a colorful array of methods.
Her additional training includes Immersions at Sivananda Ashram in Madurai, India, Ashtanga Immersions in Sri Lanka and in Missoula, and specialist training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga. She is enthusiastically sharing the incredible gifts she has accessed on the mat with students around the world. She has experience teaching in various capacities, from luxury retreats in Sri Lanka to refugee camps in Greece. Most of her experience teaching has been out of the studio and “in the trenches” if you will, serving the sick, elderly, traumatized and vulnerable. Adrienne is especially passionate about using yoga as an instrument to empower marginalized populations and provide healing from physical and emotional wounds.
From the fashion floors of Condé Nast in New York to the wooden floors of Sangyé Yoga School, cat had officially traded in her Manolo Blahniks for a more ‘grounded’ approach to life
…in bare feet.
cat is originally from New York City and has been calling London home since spring 2004. She feels very privileged and grateful to have been involved with the previous incarnation of Sangyé Yoga School (Jivamukti Yoga London) since its inception and manifestation in 2005. With sincere love and admiration, she thanks Manizeh and Danny Rimer for always seeing the best in her. She convinced them to give her a “job” to help run the studio but they kindly encouraged her to serve in a greater capacity.
At the end of the day, simply an ordinary yoga teacher who happened to pick up some titles along the way: Advanced Certified (Jivamukti), SYT (Senior Yoga Teacher – Yoga Alliance UK) and Co-Director of SYS alongside her husband Phil.
Celeste did dance since a young age and graduated from university with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Soon after graduating she travelled to India to study hatha yoga and Vipassana meditation. When she returned she began my full time career as a yoga teacher in London. Celeste Says ‘It was exciting to see my presence quickly growing and I was soon invited to teach in popular centres such as Triyoga and Equinox. Companies such as Yoga Download, Grokker and Udaya shoot and release regular content with me teaching so you can practice with me online. I am also really proud for the book I wrote called The Yoga Mentor, helping newly qualified yoga teachers get started on their careers. The reason I love my job so much is because I get to work with people, it’ll be amazing to meet you one day too :).’
Yoga found Rose in her thirties. Her training wasn’t a romantic call to Mother India or an escape to exotic shores- more rainy 3am commutes to a baptism of fire training in Manchester. Although she adheres to the principles of a traditional practice, she deeply believes yoga should be accessible to every body. Sometimes that means deconstruction as one size does not fit all in yoga and meditation.
Her Northern English roots makes for an approachable, no nonsense, relatable learning experience. Rose delivers YA continued education and professional development, comprehensive yin yoga teacher trainings as well as grassroots community yoga, studio classes and work with national charities and professional sportspeople.
She enjoys being part of her local Lululemon collective and her big passion is supporting other teachers and connecting people. Presenting at The Om Yoga Show UK and being invited to write for industry publications have all been exciting opportunities for a very normal person intent on furthering others. Let’s throw some shapes and stretch our minds.
Cecily is the Director of Yoga Detour, a multi-disciplinary hub for movement education based out of Toronto, Canada. She works as yoga “integrator”, leading her signature Move Well classes at Downward Dog Yoga Centre, as well as guiding people one-on-one in their quest toward whole-body wellbeing.
An avid Ashtanga practitioner from 2003-2013, Cecily practiced under the guidance of Ron Reid and Diane Bruni (Toronto), as well as Petri Raisanen (Finland), Rolf Naujokat and Emil Wendel (India). Since 2014, Cecily has trained with multiple movement enthusiasts including the Ido Portal team, Agatsu Inc, Gymnastic Bodies and Fighting Monkey. She has worked with Dr. Andreo Spina to receive certification as both a Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist (FRCms) and a Functional Range Assessment practitioner. Cecily studied Applied Training/Sports Animation in 2016 with internationally renowned Osteopath, Dr. Guy Voyer D.O., creator of the SomaTraining system and ELDOA, and most recently has been delving into the realms of pain science (Dr. Greg Lehman) and restorative breathing (Dr. Lois Laynee).
As a movement restoration specialist, Cecily helps her students rediscover their strength and functionality both on and off the mat. She is known for seamlessly integrating the knowledge gained from her many movement coaches into a yoga practice that is informed, accessible and above all feels good!
Find out more about Cecily’s teaching here