I’m a highly experienced yoga teacher and Thai Yoga Massage therapist. I enjoy a daily Ashtanga, meditation and pranayama practice which keeps me sane and grounded and it’s my pleasure to share this with others.
My purpose is to teach authentic, dogma free yoga and to practice authentic Thai Yoga massage so that others can experience health in body and mind.
I have a strong understanding and respect for the lineage of yoga and Eastern healings traditions but I also have one foot in the western world with my extensive and ongoing training in anatomy and physiology (ITEC and Thomas Myers). My students get the best of both worlds!
It is my belief that every person must be treated as an individual and their overall health viewed holistically whether I am teaching them yoga or giving them a massage treatment.
I completed my teacher training with Brian Cooper in 2010 and my Teen Yoga training in 2012 with Charlotta Martinus. I am indebted to my teachers for their dedication and passion for teaching authentic yoga. I continue to study at KPJAYI in Mysore, the home of Ashtanga Yoga. It’s important to me that I learn from the source and to keep the tradition of Ashtanga alive.
My back ground is in strength and conditioning having trained in powerlifting. As well as helping people to lose weight, tone up and generally be stronger, I have trained my crew in sports specific activities. These include skiing, golf, 5k's, Tough Mudders to 1/2 marathons.
Have you just joined and not sure how to progress, or have you plateaued with your training? Perhaps you just don't know where to start then? I will work with you to create specific and achievable goals assisting you with your nutritional planning as well.
I am motivational, passionate and extremely knowledgeable. Your sessions will be challenging but fun. Each session written specially for you and where you are in your fitness journey and where you aim to go. I support mental health awareness and believe in the importance of exercise in the maintenance of mental health.
My fitness journey started as a professional rugby player 2 serious injuries cut that time short but started my love and education into the body and how we can always improve and get what we want no matter what the starting point, I completed my degree in strength and conditioning and then became a personal trainer developing a highly successful business in a short period of time helping people achieve fitness, strength and weight loss goals.
During this time I realised my passion was in helping people overcome injury like I had so I moved into teaching the next generation of PTs which gave me some more time to further my education and become a sports therapist and learn how I could help people get themselves back on track and achieve their goals.
Having trained in Brazil, Mexico, UK and the US, Jessie is dedicated to working with people through methods of coaching and breathwork to help them live a truly authentic life and reach their full potential.
Running one to one sessions and workshops throughout London and internationally; Jessie also works with companies delivering workshops to employees on wellbeing in the workplace, managing stress and using the breath to release tension.
Having worked in the corporate world for 15 years Jessie fully understands the lifestyle and pressures involved and now works with those who would like to know how to manage stress, time, improve their health, be present and show up for themselves in day to day life. Even the busiest of people can live full, healthy, happy lives with the right tools.
Grant's interest in health and fitness began after breaking his arm, wrist and hand badly at the age of 16. Through hard work in the gym and at home, perseverance and a lot of trial and error, he managed to completely rehabilitate the arm despite being told by surgeons that he would never gain more than 60% his mobility and strength back in it (at best). From there, he went on to qualify as a fitness instructor and then a Personal Trainer and began working at the Riverside club Northwood.
Since then, he has explored the industry in depth and has worked alongside some of the best in the industry. He has furthered his education to acquire advanced qualifications that enable him to assess movement, posture and tailor programs to the individual, regardless of age, gender, fitness or ability level. He is also able to offer Deep Tissue and Sports Massage to a high level and has helped many clients and members here at the Body Studio to rehabilitate an array of injuries with his expertise on injury rehabilitation through exercise in the gym and his abilities as a Sports Massage Therapist in the treatment room.
Grant is now a full time Trainer and Therapist here at the Body Studio. He has an open-minded approach towards everyone and believes that everyone is very different in body and mind and therefore respond differently to various methods and techniques. He has a holistic approach, taking into account the lifestyle of each of his clients as a whole, as apposed to just focusing on the training in the gym or Massage alone.
In the gym, Grant’s style of training is a unique, specified and well-balanced combination of weights/resistance training used in a circuit format accompanied with boxing (pad-work), stretching techniques and general cardiovascular training tailored to the individual. All sessions with Grant commence with a movement and postural assessment in order for him to ascertain exactly what exercises and training style is appropriate for the individual rather than just a ‘thumb-suck’ approach.
Grant can take you from any level of fitness, whether you are a ‘seasoned vet’ in the gym environment or if you have never set foot inside a gym before. He can help you work with, around or rehabilitate chronic or acute injuries that you may be battling with so you have no excuses!
Shivani Rajdev is a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, regulated by the British Association for Applied Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Shivani’s instinctive understanding of the influence that diet and lifestyle have on the development of chronic conditions, has driven her passion to pursue a career as a Nutritional Therapist.
Having successfully completed her degree at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition, she now uses both her experience and knowledge of Functional Medicine, to advise clients on a wide range of health conditions as well as general health goals. Using the core principle that all individuals are unique, she appreciates the individual nature of each case, and designs bespoke programmes that respond to her clients’ needs to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
I first came to yoga after a period of stress and anxiety. I loved the way yoga forced me to be present in the moment and the mindful way I had to move through the practice - uniting body, mind and breath. This left me feeling calm, strong and confident. Having tried many different yoga styles, I am now at a place in my personal practice where I love balancing dynamic styles, such as Rocket, with gentler, restorative styles. I first trained as a yoga teacher for children and teens and loved guiding young people through this amazing practice in fun and creative ways. I then felt I wanted to share this with adults; helping them to become more flexible, strong and peaceful. I also wanted to help people develop more love and respect for themselves and others and knew that this could be achieved through the practice of yoga.
For me, yoga is a lifestyle and there is always more to learn, poses to practice and more steadying and peace of mind to attain. That is what I love so much about this very special practice. I look forward to sharing this with you in class. I teach fun, yet calming, vinyasa classes which incorporate breath work and relaxation. I like to bring the playful side of yoga alive and my classes help to develop flexibility, strength, coordination and promote feelings of peace and well being. All abilities welcome.
I began practising yoga in my first pregnancy 22 years ago and fell in love with the practise I have continued ever since.
Yoga is for everyone of all ages and levels. I have worked with many different teachers and styles of yoga, although I tend to work solely with my teacher Rod Stryker from the Tantra lineage.
My classes are constructed on the physical aspect of yoga Asana, however they incorporate working with the breath and the subtle body or energy body. This makes the practise more potent, as the alchemy of the breath, movement and mind yields a far deeper and longest lasting residue. Change is hard for us all, yoga allows us to process and move with the challenges life presents, through our practise on the mat we are able to gain a knowledge that can help us live our life off the mat with a sense of serenity and fulfilment. '
Stay close to your practise as the universe exists within me as much as I exist in the universe'
When it comes to health and fitness Elizabeth looks at the 'BIGGER', picture. Long gone are the days of just losing a couple of pounds to fit into the old pair of jeans.
Elizabeth strives to get clients to feel better about themselves and be the best they can be.
Elizabeth enjoys working with people who have a fear for gyms and the fitness environment. A structured tailored step-by-step approach, building self-esteem and confidence through fun, enjoyable but appropriately challenging workouts.
Elizabeth looks at the psychological and physiological aspects hand in hand.
My name is Nadia Lismore. I am a qualified REP Level 3 Personal Trainer and Health Coach. I am also trained in Pre and Post natal Pregnancy fitness and I teach Indoor Cycling(Spinning) classes.
My services are bespoke and tailored to the individual. No set plan for a set amount of weeks. I like to keep the body and mind guessing by mixing it up and having fun as we go.
Andy Reay is a former premiership and England U21 rugby player, currently playing and coaching in the championship, and with 6 years personal training experience.
Currently studying for his Bsc (hons) in Sport and exercise Science Andy specialises in muscle gain in males, and helping to improve weight loss and physique in females. Andy also has a keen interest in all things nutrition, and is very capable of teaching good technique in complex and olympic lifting.
Marta Swiezynska is a certified Hatha yoga instructor through the British Wheel of Yoga, holds an advanced diploma that allows her to teach yoga to people living with cancer, and teaches classes designed for a variety of health conditions, where a number of stages and variations is given to accommodate different levels within one class. She leads group classes at The Body Studio in Northwood and works with private clients building personalized yoga programs, ranging from gentle and flowing, based on spiritual discipline of yoga to strength, power, injury prevention and performance- focused for men.www.theyogaproject.co.uk
P.I.C.P. Level 1 , P.I.C.P. Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Specialist, REP's Level 3 Personal Trainer, Biosignature Modulation Practitioner, P.I.M.S.T.Certified, F.A.T. Tool Certified, W.T.F.Tae Kwon Do Instructor .
"I am constantly seeking to improve my knowledge and strive to remain at the cutting edge of the fitness industry .This is to ensure my clients receive the latest information so that they are able to reach their goals and achieve lasting results"
I am a Mum of four children, this is still a very challenging role that seems to change on a daily basis. Still it keeps me young as I am often mistaken for my daughter's sister. Which is good for me, but not for her.
I have worked with Liz for at least seven years and I was more than happy when they asked me to join them at the Body Studio, as I think we are a good team.
I work with a wide range of clients, who all have different goals.
Having qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist in 2001, I started my career as a Therapist at the renowned Champneys Spa in Tring, Hertfordshire. In September 2003, I started massaging the staff at the London headquarters of Orange plc and have been there ever since. In that time I have treated countless injuries linked to running, cycling and boxing as well as the stress and anxiety typical of corporate life.