Alicia

* which of your teachers has influenced you the most...and why?

I will mention three: 

  1. My first yoga teacher was Anna Molteni and thanks to her I discovered yoga and how to breathe.

  2. My teacher training tutor Bram Williams has been inspirational in many ways. He taught me that preparation, focus and discipline are important as well as having a good laugh.

  3.  My mentor Maxine Cohen as she threw me in at the deep end when I thought I wasn’t ready to start teaching and because she taught me to be playful, explorative and just be myself.            

* How would you like people to feel when they leave your class? 

I hope they can feel content with themselves and the whole world. (even if it’s just briefly!)

 

* What is one of your favourite inspirational quotes right now?

 

Practicing yoga does not eliminate life’s challenges, and neither does it provide us with a convenient trap-door to escape from life’s distractions. Instead, Yoga gives us the skills to meet life head-on with dignity and poise.

Donna Farhi

 

* What is your favourite posture/asana right now?

 

I love handstand/Adho Mukha Vrksasana (against a wall). I love being upside down, the challenge of balancing and amusing my two children.

 

* If you could be any animal what would it be & why? 

 

I would definitely be a cat: I love stretching, relaxing, and my curiosity makes me an explorer. 

 

* What positive change would you like to see in the world right now?

 

A more ecologically sustainable one.

 

* Are you pregnancy trained?

 

Yes, trained and truly passionate about it.

Alice started attending regular yoga classes as a teenager dragged by her dad. The first yoga she practiced was a quite strict and traditional one and while she found it “exotically strange” she eventually got completely seduced by it. She quickly became passionate about the power of deep breathing, the acquired physical strength and flexibility, its meditative quality, and the enhancement of body-mind communication. 

 

When she moved to London in 2007 she had the chance to practise different styles such as Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Scaravelli inspired yoga.  This variety reflects well in her own style of teaching, which is based on classical Hatha but with a more organic and fluid approach. 

 

She qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga and gained a 500 hour diploma in 2016, soon after giving birth to her first child she trained with Birthlight (Francoise Freedman) to become an antenatal, postnatal, baby and toddler yoga teacher. More recently she specialised in teaching to children and to elderly in Nursing Homes (Chair Yoga). In her yoga classes she creates a space for self-nurturing, finding ease, comfort and enjoyment in the precious individuality.

Her mission is to make Yoga enjoyable and accessible to everyone.

 

She has been living in Forest Gate since 2016 and she loves the sense of community and the surrounding nature in the area.