MEET OUR TEACHERS

Helping you achieve optimum wellbeing

Our yoga teachers have trained all over the globe and experienced many different styles of yoga – both as dedicated students themselves and as skilled instructors. They bring their own personalities and rich international experiences to our classes, while also aligning with Complete Yoga’s philosophy of offering authentic, balanced and highly personalised instruction to achieve optimum wellbeing.

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Alexandra Taylor

Alexandra teaches the Yoga Nidra classes at Complete Yoga. As a teacher, Alexandra helps people change the way they see and experience their world, so that they can realise their full potential and live the abundant life they deserve.

After studying counselling and psychotherapy in 2015, Alexandra went on to complete a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a yoga teacher training.

She has been teaching meditation classes in yoga studios in London and has conducted several workshops in the corporate world.

In her Yoga Nidra classes, Alexandra explores various traditions and techniques including conscious breathing, affirmations, guided visualisation and relaxation therapy which leave her students feeling wonderfully connected, restored and present.

Alexandra says  “As a teacher, my mission is to help you clear out those negative thoughts, the fear and self doubt, and create a mindset that empowers you”

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Amanda Glover

Amanda teaches Flow classes at Complete Yoga, and believes that all yoga should be taught in a relaxed, safe and fun way. She offers a complementary mix of vinyasa flow with the precision of Iyengar for alignment – along with a contemplative, breath-centred practice.

In a supportive, compassionate environment each student is able to develop at their own pace, while Amanda's integrated blend of all of her training creates a class suited for all levels.

This wealth of experience has given her the ability to adapt and tailor her teaching to a wide range of people with varied requirements and in different yoga environments.

One of her corporate students says: “Amanda’s yoga classes are some of the most beneficial I’ve ever taken. They’ve really helped me reduce my discomfort and relax the stresses – both physical and psychological – of a desk-based life.”

Amanda adds: “It’s so rewarding to see students transform their lives through the practice of yoga".

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Carryn Smit

Carryn Smit teaches Beginner Yoga and Flow classes at Complete Yoga.

She loves to guide people on their own personal yoga journeys and see the magic unfold in them as they learn to go deeper into their practice.

In particular she’s always looking for new and creative ways to engage her students and better cater to their individual needs.

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Carryn first discovered yoga when she was 16 and has since developed a strong personal practice.

She went on to complete extensive yoga teacher trainings in India, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa, and has spent time teaching yoga in the corporate world.

She’s been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga classes for almost 10 years.

Carryn is passionate about using yoga to help people achieve optimal heath and wellbeing.

With a degree in Psychology, Carryn also has a special interest in mental health and is currently undertaking a Yoga Therapy course. She loves how yoga enables people to deal with stress and difficult situations with greater ease.

Outside of her yoga teaching she loves cycling and hiking in the outdoors, and travelling.

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Debbie Payne

Debbie teaches a Flow and Restore class at Complete Yoga.

Her teaching style is warm and supportive as she guides her students through a mindful practice that connects the mind, body and breath, while focussing on healthy intelligent alignment and balance.

Debbie started practicing yoga in 2005 to aid her recovery from a back injury realising the truly transformative and healing benefits that the practice offers.

She went on to complete a teaching diploma in 2010 and since then has trained in a range of yoga styles including Restorative, Yin and Pregnancy yoga.

She has been teaching vinyasa, hatha and gentle flow classes in London for almost 10 years.

In her classes, Debbie strives to create a friendly, safe and inclusive environment as she encourages her students to explore and deepen their awareness and journey into self-enquiry. As Debbie says, “Ultimately, we would all like to be more present and at ease with ourselves, others and the world around us, as we navigate the ups and downs of day to day living”.

Outside of her yoga teaching, Debbie enjoys being in nature, dancing, skiing and travelling the world.

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Jessica Heath

Jessica is the instructor at our Flow and Yin classes at Complete Yoga. Her teaching style is patient and supportive, and focused on helping students perfect their breath and body alignment

After first discovering yoga in 2011, Jessica went on to complete her teacher training in Rishikesh, India, and has been working at yoga studios in London for the past three years.

She’s since trained in a range of yoga styles, from the more dynamic types such as Vinyasa, Aerial and Rocket yoga to the gentler Yin and Hatha styles.

She believes that although yoga practice may begin as a way to build strength and flexibility, as your journey continues, it becomes an essential practice for creating positive and supportive self-care habits – building a deeper connection to your true self.

Jessica was born in Dorset on the sunny south coast of England and loves to travel. She says: “I’m happiest when I’m either upside down, in the sun, upside down in the sun, travelling, writing, or spending time with the people closest to me.”

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Namrata Narula

Namrata teaches Beginner Yoga and Restorative yoga at our studio in Putney.

Her classes are a delicate mix of meditative, meaningful physical movements and asana with a clear focus on the breath and an inner awareness on the mind and body.

Born in India, Namrata was first introduced to yoga as a child by her mother, who was a teacher of yoga and Hindi. From there, Namrata became a lifelong student of yoga and Ayurveda.

She’s been teaching in yoga studios in India and Germany for seven years and has conducted several international workshops and retreats.

Namrata strives to impart an authentic experience of yoga as an art, science and philosophy, as well as a complete way of life for her students. She’s also currently preparing programmes to help women connect with their inherent wellbeing and wisdom through Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda.

Namrata says: “My approach to help you manifest health, happiness and joy is one of simple focus on the fundamentals of proper breathing, proper posture, simple meditation and finding balance in your lifestyle.”

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Phil Mason

Phil is the instructor for our Yoga Flow and Yin classes at Complete Yoga. As a teacher, his aim is to guide students to experience the magic that comes from connecting the mind, body and breath.

Having spent more than 15 years working in fast-paced corporate environments, he knows from personal experience how beneficial yoga can be to soothe the stresses of London life.

Phil has trained across Thailand, India and Europe and is experienced in Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and Ayurveda. 

In his Flow classes, he invites students to develop awareness of their bodies and find a sense of play in exploring movement aligned with the breath.

When teaching Yin classes, Phil is skilled at helping students find the stillness that will release tension in their fascia, while also gently moving them deeper into the more meditative aspects of the practice.

Phil says: “As a teacher, I hold space to encourage my students to explore using mindful movement to better balance our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.”

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Vera Dubrovina

Vera teaches our Yoga Bloom classes at Complete Yoga. She’s a yoga teacher, childbirth educator and doula, with a wealth of experience in guiding mums-to-be on their pregnancy journey.

She believes antenatal yoga plays a vital role in ensuring women are fully nurtured and supported during this special time, while the practice of yoga can also have a positive effect on the development of the baby in utero.

Her classes offer an upbeat, nurturing and friendly atmosphere, with music, partner work and humour, ending with a deep relaxation to help women connect with their growing baby "in the womb".

Vera started practising yoga in 1992 back in the former Soviet Union, and moved into teaching in 2004. She’s since completed numerous trainings, including with The British Wheel of Yoga, and the Birthlight Diploma in ante and postnatal yoga with Francoise Freedman.

Vera has extensive training in mindfulness and meditation and qualified as a doula with Dr Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers. She’s also a Hypnobirthing and Spinning Babies practitioner.

Vera has been birth companion to over 30 births to date, which is inspiring work that fills her with joy. She uses all this knowledge in a calm and practical way so that her students can make the best choices during pregnancy and labour.

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“Yoga is so much more than just physical exercise. It is, and has always been, a philosophy and a life skill that will lead you to a state of total wellbeing”

— Anushree Puri, Founder

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