London, United Kingdom
Chiropractor, Yoga & Pilates Teacher
Katie Furness is a McTimony Chiropractor and a yoga therapist. Taking a holistic approach, Katie treats causes rather than symptoms and offers compelte care to all ages and abilities, including pregnancy. Her practice is based in the Heart of Belsize Park, NW3, where she uses a combination of techniques.
Huntington Beach, CA, United States
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Sarah Stevenson, a.k.a., The Tini Yogini, is a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor in Southern California. Currently living her bliss through teaching her students the transformational power one possesses when fully in touch with the body, mind and soul. She has a degree in Behavioral Psychology and teaches not only yoga classes but also life affirming workshops that help others to lead healthy, balanced lives. She also writes for Beachbody, which provides effective and popular workout videos, including the Insanity Workout, a high intensity cardio workout for total body conditioning.
London, United Kingdom
I’ve been teaching STOTT Pilates for over three years and am an MSc qualified nutritionist. In addition to this, I regularly write for many health magazines and publications, including Women’s Fitness, Women’s Cycling, Glamour, Grazia, and OK magazine. I have over five years experience working in corporate health and wellbeing and contributing to online wellbeing products and smart phone apps.
I’m currently based in the south of France and London and teach individual and group Pilates classes, pre-natal Pilates and sports-specific Pilates. I also run nutrition workshops, one-to-one nutrition consultations and cookery workshops.
'Wellicious feels like I’m wearing luxury but I know that it’s also made with love for the environment. I love the shapes and designs as they’re comfortable yet unique.'
Vinyasa Yoga, Dynamic Yoga
Emily graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelor’s degree in History and Geography in 2010, in addition to having degrees in culinary arts and management. Emily felt driven to share the beauty that yoga brought into her life with others. Inspired by one of her own instructors, Vivienne Sio Tarquinio, Emily completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in June 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona at Life Power. She is certified through Yoga Alliance and is an active member in the organization. Emily studied under renowned yoga instructors, Jenn Chiarelli and John Salisbury, nationally recognized in the United States and abroad.
“Yoga is a part of my everyday life, my practice is always evolving. I love sharing my life experience with others in hopes that my teaching resonates and inspires. I am driven to help others seek sustainable wellness. A concept of being aware of your life and surroundings, people, places, things and managing all these components in a healthy, forward moving way that is natural and easy to maintain, not just another diet, trend, or fad.”
'There are many pieces that change based upon the season, but I like that Wellicious' designs keep in line with more traditional yoga apparel. '
Aerial Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga
Christine is into movement and body art since she was a little girl. Her yoga path started parallel to being a dancer and evolved deeply while traveling Central America. Christine became a travelling Yogini, dedicated Yoga practitioner and a passionate Vegan. Yoga is an art of living that makes her embrace and appreciate herself and everyone and everything around her. It lets her find new answers, makes her shift perception and reinvents herself over and over again. Awareness became a key and a planet-friendly lifestyle a permanent accessory. She completed a 200hours Vinyasa Teacher Training in Mexico, Playa del Carmen in 2009 and the 300hours Jivamukti Teacher Training in New York in 2011. Ever since she brings together what she has been taught and continues to shape and grow her practice as well as her teaching – on and off the mat. Christine’s classes offer students the opportunity to embody the Asana so as to challenge and shift perceptions. Her teaching style is compassionate and grounded, can take you out of your comfort zone and is always spiced up with some fun moments. “I am in love with life, full circle – the deep and heavy moments as well as the light and playful ones are welcome and get chewed up. I am looking for the clouds dancing in the skies and I love silly things. Playing is a requirement and growing up optional. I am coming to terms with my own uniqueness and will encourage everyone to do the same.” Christine is grateful to each and every teacher that she has met on her journey; they all became a part of her.
'What makes it [Wellicious] really exquisite for me is the fact that they produce eco-friendly and responsibly in Europe. We have a responsibility towards Mother Earth and all its inhabitants and, therefore, it is an honor to support Wellicious in their attempt to be a role model in this field. '
Céline is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. Before settling in her hometown Bern in Switzerland, where she opened the studio Dayayoga in 2011, she travelled around the globe spreading the yogic teachings of compassion and non-violence.
Her vision of a more peaceful planet has originally brought her to the studies of political and social sciences, but through Yoga Céline has found a different and effective platform to motivate people to live more compassionately and peacefully. She has studied and continues to study under the guidance of her beloved teachers and mentors Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari, Lady Ruth, Manorama and many more who keep being an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Céline artfully weaves the teachings of Yoga into her creative and vigorous classes who are infused by spherical sounds and tribal beats. Her classes will not change your life but inspire you to become the change from within.
Ashtanga, Vinyasa & Yin Yoga
After many years studying the body through dancing, Cécile started her Yoga journey with Hatha Yoga back in 2002 in Paris. As she discovered Ashtanga Yoga a few years later in Mexico she got passionate about it, which led her to cross the world to learn more about it. Since 2009 she is as well exploring the benefits of Yin Yoga that she discovered in Canada with Bernie Clark. Her sources of inspiration are mainly : Bernie Clark, Paul and Suzee Grilley, Shiva Rea, and Geshe Michael Roach. Cecile is based in the french Alps in Annecy and teaches around the world. She co teaches a Yin Yoga teacher training in France every year with Biff Mithoeffer. Cécile is passionate about passing on her knowledge gained from studying with wordly renowned yoga masters. She is dedicated to her students, helping them discover their own great potential and power
Bikram & Baptiste Yoga, Barkan Method
After dabbling into various physical activities, I discovered yoga in 2006 in Manila, my hometown. From my first day of practice, yoga had a deep impact in the way I perceive myself and the world around me. Initially, I did the yoga for its physical benefits but now, I do it for the mental clarity and that sense of inner peace I get after a good practice. It has taught me to be fearless in the face of challenges.
My calling is to share with the world the gift of yoga. In 2008, I completed Bikram Yoga 9-week teacher training with Bikram Choudhury in Acapulco. I have also trained with Jimmy Barkan (levels 1, 2 &3), and Baron Baptiste (Power Vinyasa Yoga).
In 2011, my life dream came true when I opened my own yoga studio in Dublin where I help my students change their life one pose at a time.
'I have a few Wellicious pieces and I love the leggings and the cool top the most. The cool top is very flattering and the look can be used in and out of the studio!'
London, United Kingdom
Tegan hails from the USA but lives in London. She is a wanderer at heart and spends all of her free time traveling the world. Her background in dance, gymnastics, and military training means that her Vinyasa classes focus on strength, alignment and beautiful flow. Tegan came to Yoga during her architectural Masters degree. She found her high intensity studies coupled with her natural high energy to be draining, stressful and downright anxiety filled. She needed some balance. Through several transformative years, many incredible manifestations, tons of positive affirmations and an enthusiastic gratitude practice, Tegan has transformed her lifestyle into a balanced, love-filled manifestation of gratitude. She trained to be a Vinyasa Yoga instructor through Stretch London and Suryalila in Andalucia, Spain. Tegan is the London Lead of SERENE Social, a women’s wellness group focused on empowering women, creating community and giving back while having a healthy and luxuriously fun time. Tegan has taught yoga in the USA, Switzerland, UK, and Spain
Paris, FranceYoga TeacherYoga found me in London in the mid 1990s amidst a haze of career, ambition and living/working/partying hard. Blocked in a masculine world fighting...
When I first discovered the writings of transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau as a teenager, it sparked an interest in Hindu texts and curiosity in the potential of human consciousness. On my school lunch break one day, I walked into a Yoga and meditation class in a church in Notting Hill. Needless to say, I was captivated.
Later, while a student at King’s College London, I started to explore different methods of Yoga such as Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga during my free time and this practice planted seeds for a future lifestyle.
A few years later, while working as as a holistic therapist in a rehabilitation centre in Cape Town, people started asking me to share with them what they would sometimes see me doing in the garden. I reluctantly agreed, as I felt like a beginner and had not yet trained as a teacher. The experience was mind-blowing and has since served as a limitless source of inspiration, a reminder of the transformative power of Yoga.
After discovering Jivamukti Yoga in London in 2008, I undertook Jivamukti Yoga teacher training with Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York in 2010. I went on to complete an apprenticeship with Cat Alip- Douglas at Jivamukti Yoga London, where I was based as a teacher until the end of 2013. In January 2014 I moved to Luxembourg, to co-found the Dancing Kala Yoga School.
My dream is for Yoga to inspire human beings to wake up and get in touch with who they really are and to set about living in a way that causes the least amount of harm possible, whenever possible. I believe a Yoga practice, over time, enables us to directly experience the inter-connectedness of life and to become de-hypnotised from oppressive cultural norms and conditioning.
Yoga also teaches us to be courageous and kind, strong but also soft, to be flexible so as to not to ever become bent out of shape or broken – not just in our physical bodies but in our minds, hearts and attitudes. Yoga calls on us to let go of divisive world views and to come together in pursuit of a higher goal.
When not working with you at Dancing Kala Yoga, I can be found unrolling my Yoga mat at workshops, retreats, in local forests, at home and in sacred sites and spaces around the world, embracing that ever greater sense of incremental interconnectedness of life.
Teddington, United Kingdom
Yoga Teacher and Yoga Teacher Trainer
I have practiced Yoga for about 25 years and taught since 2002. For me Yoga isn’t just something you do on your mat with a teacher but a lifestyle, a whole way of living and thinking. I encourage my students to do a little bit of Yoga everyday. Whether that is 15 minutes of asana practice or Yoga breathing in bed before sleep or mindfulness practices around emotional wellbeing during a busy day at work.
My classes are an eclectic mix of asana and creative sequences and I always like to emphasise the importance of relaxation and breath awareness as part of any Yoga practice. I enjoy sharing the rich philosophy of Yoga with my students, and how it can positively impact our daily lives and our relationships. In 2013 as Yoga Alliance SYT I was accredited to deliver a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programme, which has been a complete joy. We are currently about to launch our 100 hour Advanced Teaching Workshops and CPD, life just gets better!
"I am delighted to have found Wellicious as the products are Earth friendly and the people who work for the company are warm, inspiring and have a high degree of integrity. It is the sort of company I am happy to be involved with, it feels right and supports who I am and what I do."
Sankt Johann, Germany
Yin Yoga teacher, Author, Nutritional Coach
I opened my own yoga studio in 2007. Since then I teach regular daily classes and do up to three teacher trainings per month. I also host two internationla yoga retreats per year.
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'I love to wear Wellicious because it feels wonderful on my skin. I also love the style which suits my personality perfectly.'
I started teaching in 2005. I attended Teacher Trainings in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Ashtanga and by now I am an Anusara Yoga teacher – registered as an inspired Yoga Teacher. Within this year I will become a registered Anusara Yoga Teacher. I am the owner of Openlotus – Cologne, where I am teaching teacher trainings and intensives on a regular base. I also write articles for a variety of German yoga magazines.
Zaandam, The Netherlands
Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga
Myrna attended the Dance Academy of Amsterdam and was a professional dancer for many years, starring in hit musicals such as Chicago and Saturday Night Fever.
15 years ago she shifted her energy and became a yoga teacher. She is now the owner of Yogadreams, a well-known yoga studio near Amsterdam:
After her Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga training in Montfoort she went to LA to learn from one of the best, Shiva Rea. During this training she discovered a unique mix of flow, power, relaxation, music, and dance.
Myrna’s lessons are characterized by a lovely flow and her voice will guide you into a deep relaxation. For Myrna, yoga is so much more than just asanas. She will encourage you to make yoga part of your daily life.
Myrna is giving retreats all over the world from Italy, Costa Rica, Ibiza, Marrakesh, Cyprus and Portugal.
Alin teaches classical Hatha Yoga (Iyengar inspired). The Iyengar tradition was handed down to her by her mother early on – at the sweet age of only 5 years the small Alin saw her mother in headstand (Sirsasana). To see her Mother Kali stand on her head, was the beginning of a series of moments from her childhood that she still carries with her today. Numerous joint and long trips to India followed, having spent exciting times in the wondrous world of ashrams. The roots of her spirituality, a deep understanding of yoga and meditation were born here, in her childhood in India.
And it tied a strong bond between mother and daughter - today they complement each other in their annual workshops and yoga trips. Alin and her mother Kali also teach twice a year their legendary yoga retreats in Kalis beautiful spa resort "Reguengo" in Portugal (www.reguengo.com). They share this passion: to give each participant a grounded yoga foundation that can grow the wings of the soul. Always with the right touch of humor and lightness!
lin studied different yoga styles such as Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga. She is now a mother of three children and accompanied in her pre- and postnatal yoga courses many mothers on the way to intimate connection with their babies.
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Jasmin has been qualified in April 2011 at the Teacher Training in NY by Sharon Gannon and David Life as a Jivamukti yoga teacher and has subsequently made the apprenticeship with her mentor Anja Kühnell in Berlin. Jasmine teaches at Jivamukti Berlin and at also works as a lawyer in Berlin.
Jasmin has also taught for some time in a prison (JVA Berlin), with the premise of yoga being good for those who want to be happy and free, regardless of external conditions and circumstances.
Yoga helps us to find a way to be happy and free always and under all circumstances, namely NOW (atha yoga anushasanam / PYS I.1)
'Wellicious feels good in every aspect: on your own skin (materials); for the environment (eco friendly); for others (non-exploiting) ... so it goes together well with one of the most important tenant of Jivamukti Yoga: ahimsa (non-harming)'
London, United Kingdom
Yin, Vinyasa & Kids Yoga
My classes revolve around invigorating the senses, inspiring the soul and encouraging my students to discover the deeper layers of the self, assisting them in bringing positive energy and transformation into their lives. With a background in dance, movement and energy healing I also use sound and essential oils, bringing balance and fluidity for the body, mind and spirit.
I am a registered RYT 200 teacher with Yoga Alliance UK, passed Affinity Yoga 300 hour teacher training, in Vinyasa and Yin, and completed my Children's teacher training under Jo Manuel of Special Yoga.
Prior to yoga, while in Los Angeles, I worked in the entertainment industry marketing for major film companies, following a career as a real estate entrepreneur. But it was yoga that turned my attention inward to truly take care of myself and my family, living a more beautiful and balanced life. I have always had an interest in a holistic lifestyle that compelled me to help others, furthering my passion to promote and support a positive and healthy well-being. I am deeply grateful for all the teachers on my journey so far, most especially my two young children.
"I love that Wellicous is created by a fellow mumpreneur and yogini. I think it’s beautiful to see empowered women doing it all while promoting a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. I love the ethics behind the brand and the clothes – not only are they eco-friendly but also beautiful and versatile - easily going from on the mat to off the mat."
Having found more hope for a better world through yoga than through round tables and suits, Linnea, originally from Sweden, left a promising career in international relations for creating more peace in the hearts of women and men. She took the Jivamukti Yoga 300-hour Teacher Training in 2012 and since then teaches full time in Moscow, Russia, where she lives with her husband who is gracious enough to let her share his everyday life. She is inspired by the courage of every single person who steps onto the yoga mat, daring to turn inward instead of chasing abundant distractions without. Her classes have been described as a meditative flow of breath, music and awareness. Linnea is humbly grateful to all her teachers off the mat and on, to Sharon Gannon and David Life for creating the worldwide satsang that is Jivamukti Yoga, and to her first teacher, her mother, for being the embodiment of compassion.
"As a yogi, and particularly a yoga teacher, I try to practice the values of these teachings to the best of my ability (while still looking good doing it). Therefore, it is wonderful to see a clothing company like Wellicious that adheres to these guidelines, promoting sustainability and social responsibility as their core values."
London, United Kingdom
Meditation and Hatha and Pregancy Yoga Teacher
Nadia is co-founder and director of Battersea Yoga and a hatha yoga and meditation teacher of 10 years. She specialises in yoga and Mindfulness for pregnancy, birth and the path through Motherhood and has designed her own Becoming Mother Yoga Birth preparation programme.
'The yoga clothes are made with love and care. I love my blue baggy yoga pants and so does everyone else apparently :)'
Pilates, Yoga, founder BodyMindSol
Loved by clients for her resonant voice, understanding of the human body and heartfelt and dedicated teaching approach, Sol gives each session her full attention.
Expect energising and flowing sessions that will drive you to discover new, fresh aspects of yourself and your practice when you're in Sol's healing hands.
Born to an active life incorporating sports as diverse as choreographed dance, basketball and cycling, Sol was first introduced to yoga at age ten and - through using yoga and studies of mind, body and being to work through her own rehabilitation - recovered from a knee operation 4 years later to eventually run a marathon, finish a half ironman and 10km ocean in her thirties.
This drive and zest for knowledge and transformation are mirrored in a lifelong fascination with the human body and spirit. Sol's private yoga, Pilates and energy healing based therapy sessions are an expression of the depth of her passion - after years of working with clients with special needs such as training for the Paralympics, recovering from trauma and surviving cancer.
Instead of "teaching yoga or Pilates", Sol believes that these forms of movement offer gateways to presencing particular person and allowing them to shift deeply and profoundly from within. This has been Sol's own experience both lived and experienced with clients as well as researched and studied. She believes students need to bring a willingness to shift and find what resonates with them in any particular moment to step fully onto their path. Courage with compassion, the way of the spiritual warrior resonate deeply with Sol.
Originally certified in Stott Pilates reformer and mat in 2010, swiftly followed by a number of trainings, certifications and a lot of regular classes and private clients, Sol's greatest influences are her initial energy work and Hatha yoga experience from her teens, her advanced teacher trainers, the internationally highly regarded Ana Forrest and Simon Borg-Olivier of Yoga Synergy, as well as in depth energy healing work with Ghata Iris Engels throughout 2013 and 2014 and lastly, her own body's many injuries and conditions during ten years working in other industries before returning back to her yogic path.
With a degree in journalism and her "former life" encompassing team leading, writing, modelling and presenting, Sol has created her own wellbeing company to shine her light wherever it helps the most. You'll find an extensive body of Sol's work online. If you're new to yoga, check out her column on "why yoga" here on the SBS website; http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/11/07/body-mind-and-sol-why-and-how-should-i-yoga
'Style, colour, fabrics, organic, classic, versatile = Fabulous!' Sol on Wellicious.