ánimo people

The embarrassing profile pic bit The best way to get to know us is to pop in and say hi. The second-best way is to read about us below.


One of the two in charge. Judy’s been teaching for over ten years in exotic locations including India, Bali, Australia, Borneo, Brighton and London. With over 800 hours of training behind her (she’s studied everything from vinyasa flow to hatha, yin, restorative and pregnancy yoga), Judy’s own practice draws on both the physical and emotional benefits of the yoga traditions. And, as a qualified reiki therapist, she brings this focus on energy and subtlety to her teaching too.


The other one of the two in charge. Nadine’s been teaching for eight years: commuting to far flung corners of London, India and Europe to teach classes, workshops, retreats and teacher training courses. Her focus in her own practice is about finding a bit of inner-calm (quietening the voices in her head!) and she aims to share this in her teaching. Whether it’s a strong flow class or a mindful yin practice, you can expect an approach that encourages playfulness and curiosity.


As well as teaching yoga here in London, Sadie is an actress and a world-wide wanderer. She’s trained in Vinyasa Flow and Yin, bringing both stillness and fire to the mat. Her flow classes tend to be strong and playful - yet always meditative. She encourages you to take a journey every time you step onto the mat – to explore your own body and practise, and to have fun doing it. Expect to leave smiling… and perhaps a little sweaty.


Suzie is a trained massage therapist, developmental baby massage trainer and natural skincare consultant - with her own organic skincare brand too (you’ll find Soothe-Me products for sale in store). She’ll be offering Baby Massage courses, aromatherapy and skincare workshops and skincare consultations for us. She’s to thank for helping us smell wonderful; creating our very own signature scent for the studio.


After being an athlete for 10 years, Joa discovered yoga and the practice changed everything within him - from the way he eats, to the way he thinks and moves. Joa’s classes include traditional yoga practices, challenging flows and athletic conditioning which help to strengthen the body as well as creating flexibility.


Miles has been around health and yoga all his life, growing up with a mother who was a yoga teacher introduced him to the practice and its philosophy at a young age, but it wasn’t until his early twenties that he began to dive deeper. Inspired by Ashtanga and Rocket, his classes are playful and dynamic. You will definitely sweat!


Ruben is our professional ballet and contemporary dancer turned yoga teacher. His classes are full of the joy of movement. He has an uncanny way of persuading you to do things you never thought you could – and making you laugh along the way.


For Tiffany, yoga initially offered a way of re-connecting with her body after moving away from dance. But it was the transformational power of the spiritual, physical and emotional practice that compelled her to take her YTT so she could begin to share this magic with others. Empowerment is at the heart of Tiffany's teaching. She offers classes deeply rooted in her embodied experience. Join her for uplifting and challenging classes, which are focused on taking yoga off the mat and into the real world.


Tor has ALL of the training. She’s studied for 500hrs in Vinyasa Flow, with (300hrs) additional advanced training in Power yoga, Mandala Vinyasa, Restorative yoga, Yin yoga, meditation & mindfulness, assisting, anatomy and supporting injured students. She really REALLY loves yoga. Expect clear cues, individual alignment and plenty of options for everyone.