EYY Team


I am  blessed to have worked with the following teachers in the past, welcome them back to our programs year on year and continue to grow our teaching family with every new era. 

Emily Young [BA Hons QTS; MPhil (Education); MSc (Research); MSc (Psychology) (in progress)]

Course Director / Founder EYY 


Emily Young is foremost a teacher educator, having led undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development programs in sport, health, physical education and mental health for over 12 years at Universities in the UK. 

She shares a warm and inclusive vinyasa teaching style, highlighting learner/practitioner awareness and self-realisation through 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, Tara Brach and more recently Raphan Kebe (space and flow yoga) she has 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, Mental Health First aid Trainer, 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 in Psychology, 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. 


Adrienne Le Coure


Grown and nurtured in the hills of Montana, Adrienne is a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. Her journey with yoga began over a decade ago and 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. 

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.

Cat Douglas

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.  

Celest Pereira  

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 :).

To find out more about Celest’s regular teaching, retreats and workshops click here    celestepereira.com 

Rose Shaw

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.

To find outmode about Rose’s teaching click here: yogabyrose.co.uk

Gabriella Burnell

NEW to the faculty for 2019! Gabriella first came across the Sanskrit language aged perhaps 1 or 2 when just before she would go to sleep her Mum would chant a Sanskrit prayer. Maybe it went in one ear and out the other, but it helped her sleep and it cleaned the middle as it made its way through! Since then, she can honestly say Sansrkit has become a best friend to her, from being one of my chosen subjects at school from the age of 5-18, and then at Oxford University and beyond.

The sounds of Sanskrit resonate with Gabriella, they make her feel at ease, and they give me strength- and she hopes to work with others to explore more of the magic, power and wonder that is Sanskrit.

See Gabriellas sunning voice on her youtube channel: 

New Teacher: Rishi Handa

Rishi has a PhD in the Study of Religion. He is Head of Sanskrit at St James Senior Boys, a Teacher in Maths, and Philosophy & Ethics and a Musician in the band Flute That Groove.