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A Quick Guide to Yoga in Clapham and Balham

A Quick Guide to Yoga in Clapham and Balham

Considering it’s distinct lack of gyms, Clapham and it’s surrounding areas are still perhaps surprisingly, the fitness hub of South London. You'll find loads of options for local fitness classes, fitness studios and even outdoor activity on the common, there is definitely no shortage of options when it comes to keeping fit. But If it’s [...]
From pro dancer to Pilates teacher, we get to know Sophia Arvanitis

From pro dancer to Pilates teacher, we get to know Sophia Arvanitis

How did your career as an instructor begin? My very first experience of Pilates was when I attended the Royal Ballet Summer school aged 11. I didn’t know much about it then but when I completed my intensive Contemporary Dance training at Trinity Laban, Pilates was taught as a way of preventing injuries and support [...]
Triple Threat: Yoga, Ballet and Barre Teacher – Natalie O’Brien

Triple Threat: Yoga, Ballet and Barre Teacher – Natalie O’Brien

In our latest interview with Instructor Natalie O'Brien we discuss the difference between ballet and barre, the benefits of private vs group classes and embarrassing moments as an instructor! Based in South London, ex professional dancer Natalie teaches Yoga, Ballet and Barre - a different kind of triple threat. Here's what she had to say: How did [...]
Get to know: Actress and Yoga Instructor, Jade Coles

Get to know: Actress and Yoga Instructor, Jade Coles

Meet Jade, she's fearless, funny and straight up for a challenge. Based in Basingstoke, Jade is growing her yoga community alongside her acting career and as the first instructor to join Traina from outside the big smoke, we wanted to know more about her optimistic and ambitious outlook on life. (function($) {$("head").append(".rella-row-shadowbox-5dca2b8711629{-webkit-box-shadow:;-moz-box-shadow:;box-shadow:;}");})(jQuery); Before you began [...]
Get to know: London based Pilates Instructor, Dionne Blauw

Get to know: London based Pilates Instructor, Dionne Blauw

Based in London, Dionne teaches Pilates from her own space in East London and in studios across the city. We asked her to tell us about her journey to becoming a teacher, why she chose Pilates and her life now as an instructor. Here's Dionne... (function($) {$("head").append(".rella-row-shadowbox-5dca2b87280bc{-webkit-box-shadow:;-moz-box-shadow:;box-shadow:;}");})(jQuery); When did you decide to become an instructor [...]
What is Yoga Dance?

What is Yoga Dance?

Nikki Durrant has been a Tripsichore technique instructor, choreographer and performer since 2007 and now runs her Yoga Dance school, teaching workshops to yoga students nationwide. Traina caught up with Nikki to find out more about Yoga Dance. (function($) {$("head").append(".rella-row-shadowbox-5dca2b873eadb{-webkit-box-shadow:;-moz-box-shadow:;box-shadow:;}");})(jQuery); For anyone who hasn't heard of Yoga Dance before, can you tell us more about [...]
Get to Know: South London Pilates Instructor, Sibylla Meienberg

Get to Know: South London Pilates Instructor, Sibylla Meienberg

South London based Pilates teacher, Sibylla Meienberg talked to us about her love of the art, how the fitness industry has changed since she's been teaching and what a first timer could expect from her classes.   What is it that drew you to train as a Pilates instructor? To be honest, I had been working [...]
Get to Know: Yoga Teacher, Hannah Pocket

Get to Know: Yoga Teacher, Hannah Pocket

So many of the instructors we know and love didn't begin their teaching career straight from college or university. Many are often juggling other jobs on the side before they take the plunge into full time. Like Hannah, who 3 days a week is working in marketing and comms and fits her teaching around the days [...]
Molly Harragin & why she loves Jivamukti Yoga

Molly Harragin & why she loves Jivamukti Yoga

You haven’t always been a Yoga teacher – what inspired you to become one? I had recently quit my job in publishing, disillusioned with the profession and unable to hack office life! I had been to India to study Yoga and did my teacher training with the intention to learn more about it. When I [...]
Danielle Everdell – Spin Instructor Extraordinaire

Danielle Everdell – Spin Instructor Extraordinaire

Dancer turned instructor Danielle Everdell talks to us about the ups, downs and things she loves most about teaching spin class. What made you decide to become an instructor? I've always been a very active person, I find it hard to stop and can't go a day without working out... (function($) {$("head").append(".rella-row-shadowbox-5dca2b877aa8d{-webkit-box-shadow:;-moz-box-shadow:;box-shadow:;}");})(jQuery); I realised how good it [...]