London, United KingdomJivamukti YogaNicole is a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher from Switzerland. Her playlist is just as eclectic as her roots: Nicole is the daughter of a Greek / Hungarian mother and a Swiss / Dutch father, and she aims to implement those different cultures into her teaching. Nicole believes that yoga can unite body & soul but it can also bridge different cultures and languages.
Nicole started practicing yoga as a means to strengthen her neck & back after a series of back injuries she had sustained over a period of 15 years:
From a snowboarding accident in the Swiss Alps, a boating accident on the Turkish coast, to a motorbike accident in Greece: her back had been severely injured. Numerous therapies followed, but nothing seemed to help. A series of fortunate events then took her to London where she started practicing yoga. What she found during the classes was much more than she could ever have hoped for.
Not only did the yoga practice strengthen her back, but she also found inner strength & peace through her asana practice, and that is what Nicole strives to pass on in her classes.
Her assists are gentle but forceful and very much inspired by her mentor, Lady Ruth.
El Roque, VenezuelaHatha Yoga, Founder YogaFriends
www.yogafriends.euAnnette started her yoga practise at the age of 18. She got hooked on the positive effects of Yoga on body and mind.
Yoga has proven to be a natural and ideal progression for a sports fan. She is a qualified Yoga, Tennis and Surfing instructor and teaching comes natural to Annette. She practices Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Goenka.
Annette is a qualified Yoga teacher since 2011 and a registered 200 RYT teacher with Yoga Alliance (USA). Annette enjoys taking workshops with great teachers like Donna Farhi to deepen her knowledge of Yoga.
'It is just the yoga clothing I have been wishing for. Locally made, high quality, beautiful designs, and really important: high ethical standards of business.'
London, United KingdomYoga TeacherCandace is an international yoga instructor and the writer behind the popular healthy living blog Yoga by Candace. She encourages students to turn inward during their practice and she enjoys teaching classes with playful sequencing, always approaching teaching with a sense of honesty and humour.
'I love Wellicious' commitment to sustainability and the environment. Their mats are top notch, and the clothes are super soft.'
Munich, GermanyVinyasa YogaI have about 25 years experience teaching body work. Today I live in Munich teaching Vinyasa Style Yoga and sharing my passion for yoga and life on retreats worldwide.
I feel inspiration through practice leads us into full awareness of our hearts. So we can always return to that place where 'independently from outer circumstance' we will find peace. Often we'll meet obstacles on this path: our intellect, our body, our expectations and preferences.
Yoga allows us to free ourselves from these hindrances to experience our true nature - that, what we really are: free, wild, full of love and joy without conditioning, without fear.
I am most thankful for my path in life that led me to accept the greatest of all teachers: life itself. And I am grateful for all the beautiful people around me - family, friends and students - sharing this path, living, loving, learning.
'I like that Wellicious embraces the yogic philosophy by acting responbsibly using only sustainable materials thus protecting nature and the health of the yogis and yoginis wearing Wellicious clothing.'
Founder of Long’n Lean®Birgitta began dancing classical ballet in Oslo when she was 8, kept on going with Jazz-ballet and tap as well.
When she was 16 she had gone through some Aerobics years and training as well - and started teaching at a very young age at a local fitness studio - while still dancing.
Birgitta taught many years and at the same time she was studying media/politics as well as modelling - and with 30 she started a Yoga teacher training on Larchmont in Hancock Park in Los Angeles. There 3 months turned into nearly 4 years...with teaching and developing gradually the trademarked Long`n Lean®, Pop Yoga and a mellow Candlelight stretching class both in Oslo at studios such as Balance yoga studio and within the large fitness chain Elixia and abroad (Lanzarote, Malta, Hollywood, Santa Monica etc.)
'[Wellicious has] Lovely pastes, flowing fabrics, light and elegant'
Munich, GermanyYoga/Pilates, Founder WOYO®Sonja's biography is marked by dancing, sports, fitness and of course yoga. Originally Sonja was at home in dentistry - she then left this area early to deal intensively with more physically and spiritually oriented subjects. Sonja made her first yogic experiences directly in India, where she had her first encounter with the fascinating Indian spirituality.
During her time as a fitness professional in the group training area and as a personnel manager for a large fitness chain, Sonja recognized early on the trend with yoga and developed the yoga WOYO® concept for a wider audience. In addition to her passion for yoga, Sonja's interests cover various forms of modern body work such as Pilates and the new trend Aerial Yoga. Sonja studied yoga styles such as Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. Sonja fulfilled her wish for her own yoga studio in 2003 when they opened together with Peter Schlösser the WOYO® Club in Munich. In the same year they offered the first Hatha Yoga training (WOYO style). Sonja feels that teaching and training/mentoring is her great passion and vocation. Sonja is known for her gift, to convey clearly and understandably the things she learned through many years of experience in the classroom.
'Wellicious stands for high quality and eco-friendly materials with a modern Style.'
Antibes, FranceAshtanga & Vinyasa yogaAnnie is the creator of Lotus Yoga a British yogini based in the south of France. She is a resident teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Antibes.
She discovered yoga whilst traveling through Asia and Australia in 2003 and was deeply inspired and touched by the graceful flow of movement/breath.
Annie qualified as a teacher with ‘Yoga Arts’ (Yoga Alliance 200 hrs) in India 2007 and qualified in Pregnancy, Postnatal, Children and Family yoga with 'Yoga Campus' in UK in 2009.
Her personal practice is a traditional ‘Mysore’ Ashtanga and her teachings are based on a fusion of Ashtanga-Vinyasa and Dynamic Flow Yoga. She recently started teaching/hosting luxury yoga retreats in the Côte d’Azur.
She is a fun and creative person with a fluid and feminine style and intuitive to clients’ needs. Her passion is to bring yoga into people’s everyday lifestyles - a healthy tool of self-exploration and guidance, bringing strength, positivity happiness and inner peace.
'I am a fan of the oraginc cotton and find the cuts and colours very feminine and functional and a real pleasure to wear on and off the matt, fashion forward and beautiful to wear.'
Stuttgart, GermanyHatha YogaKatharina Stolz danced ballet for many years before she decided in the United States to do a training as a Hatha Yoga teacher. Back in Germany, she completed a training as a yoga therapist in order to deal more holistically with all aspects of yoga. For quite a while now yoga has become a way of life for her and become an integral part along with meditation, which she both cannot imagine not having as part of her daily life. She teaches yoga in addition to her career as an art historian and model, but delves further into all matters of yoga. Along with her trainer at Vyana Yoga (where she also teaches) she is planning a CD and a book.
Munich, GermanyYoga & PilatesAs a former professional Triathlete, since the age of 20, I am working as Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor.
During my University Studies in Languages I always continued practicing and teaching.
Through my frequent travels and long term stays in Asia I found out that Yoga is my way to personal happiness, health and balance.
I love to teach and share my experience to others.
For now more than 12 years I am teaching groups and individuals mainly in Munich/ Germany but also abroad as in Italy, Spain, France, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Maldives…
Yoga is my source of happiness!
'I love wellicious because it is sooooo beautiful and I love to feel the wonderful material on the skin. Practicing yoga in wellicious clothing’s gives me a perfect feeling!'
Chamonix, FrancePower, Hatha & Vinyasa FlowBlanche began practicing yoga very young and was trained for many years across different countries in the world. She debuted in the Ashtanga and Jivamukti Yoga with Tina James in Canada in 2004. She then spent several months in India where she followed the teaching of Ashtanga by Rolf & Marcy in Goa and then graduated by Yoga Alliance with Vijay Amar in Daramshalla where she also had the chance to follow the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A few years after she turned to the practice of Flow yoga and completed the first module of Prana Flow with Simon Park which inspired her extremely in her teaching. Blanche teaches a fluid and dynamic yoga that is accessible to all levels. She is a certified Yoga Alliance yoga teacher and her courses are in French and English. She lived for several years in the beautiful valley of Chamonix Mont Blanc in France where she organizes many events around yoga as the "Chamonix Yoga Festival", hiking yoga retreats, yoga standup paddle as well as a Yoga & Surf camp in France.
'I like them because the clothes are Organic and well designed. I feel really good teaching when wearing Wellicious.'
Yoga Teacher, poet, writer
“I believe we are stronger united than apart, that yoga's engagement should start within our yoga community. I believe in a borderless community of hearts, where difference is respected--even celebrated--because we are each other's family.
I believe we both heal ourselves and cultivate our own unique gifts by embracing the multi-faceted rainbow spectrum of human experience. Diversity is beauty blossoming.”
A former curator of photography, a poet and longtime student of Asian philosophy, Hope is a deeply committed teacher of flowing breath-centric yoga. Her classes draw from her background in the arts, are nourished by her continued studies in Tantric philosophy and mythology, and take flight on her encouragement for all students to find and ride their own current of inspiration.
Hope finds beauty in the mundane, the special and the extraordinary—all of which surround us every day.
Rome, ItalyKundalini & Prenatal YogaKiki is a beauty seeker, a mom of two, a happy yogini and a Reiki practitioner. Kiki yogini is a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga Flow, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga and Yoga for Mom & Baby. Her style combines fluid movement, music, meditation and pranayama, to free from negative energy accumulated in order to develop the ability to deal with all the daily challenges by using your own body, mind and spirit with flexibility, openness , balance and resilience. Kiki is a sahajiya, a bhava and a yogini who firmly believes in grace, in the beauty of imperfection and in the power of gratitude. She loves the fluid motion, to sweat, to devour books, to practice yoga on and off the mat, the good food and the real people.
'[Wellicious is] Comfortable, elegant, beautiful'
Foster, AustaliaAlignment Based Hatha VinyasaBased in Australia, German native Alexa Nehter is teaching yoga at studios, retreats and festivals internationally and locally. In this way she fuels her passion for sharing the blueprint of living life in alignment and flow. Alexa is committed to serve others in living their highest self and to elevate the potential to live mindfully. “When I first experienced the spaciousness and fluidity, that yoga provides, there was no turning back. The expanding bliss in this yogic space is held by a sense of deep gratitude to the teachers and lineages who inspire me to live a more conscious, loving life.”
'I love the feel of the clothes, The feel on my skin. The feel of that it is organic. The feel that is has been produced with the right intentions.'
Brisbane, AustraliaAshtanga Vinyasa & Power YogaStacey is the director of New Farm Power Yoga studio in Brisbane, Australia. She began her yoga practice in 2003 as a student in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Stacey holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and her teaching is influenced by her own Ashtanga Vinyasa practice as well as her background in Human Movement Studies. Stacey's main goal through her teaching is to share her rewards of yoga with as many people as possible. Stacey is also a dedicated student of yoga and continues to study and practice daily.
'I love the beautiful fabrics used in Wellicious clothing and being eco-friendly is important to me. I can wear high quality garments and know I'm living by the first rule of yoga 'ahimsa' (no harm).'
Savannah, GA, United StatesBritt Yoga TherapyDaniele Britt has travelled the world teaching yoga for the past 12 years, originally using London as her base. Now settled in sunny Savannah, GA. Daniele fuses her teaching from her training and certification in, Therapeutic, Yin, Vinyasa, Sivananda yoga and Restorative yoga. Her classes are a sublime balance of anatomical focus, proper alignment and integrative physical therapy. Daniele’s unique style has become known as Britt Yoga Therapy.
Dublin, IrelandHatha Yoga & Founder of yogandhaSinead Duffy discovered meditation long before Hatha yoga in an ashram in Java, where she spent some months. Following her heart, she went on to study Human Rights and worked in Kenya, Lebanon, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Mozambique. She was living & working in Addis Ababa when she did her first Hatha yoga class. Sinead came home from her first ever yoga class & announced to her brand new husband that she had to move to India. Having waited 8 years to live in the same country, he let her off again and she went to train at Sivananda, Vivekananda, & finally studied Vipasana. She then headed back to Africa to teach yoga (and be a more present wife). She has been teaching Hatha yoga for 10 great years. Ever since Java, herbs in the form of topically applied oils (aromatherapy oils) had been a part of her meditation & naturally, her yoga practice. Her students repeatedly asked her to make a range of yoga oils specifically based on their sankalpa (intention). 3 years of meditation and blending later, Yogandha was born. Gandha is the use of fragrant substances to enhance yoga. Sinead travels to festivals throughout Europe teaching about how to incorporate gandha with practice & self-massage to deepen self-connection.
'I love the fact that they are made in Europe – where fair working conditions can be guaranteed. I LOVE organic cotton. I love the style – casual but beautiful. And I love the Wellicious team!'
Paris, FranceHatha & Prenatal Yoga, Yoga TherapyIt is as an actress of an American acting troupe , where I discovered yoga to calm me down before I went on stage . Yoga is very important for me and helps me to find more balance and to feel more in tune with myself.
Back on stage in Paris and after the creation of my own theater group, I studied yoga and finished a teacher training at the Center for Yoga with Michelle Marsh Jacobi. This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance and allows me to teach in two languages that I speak fluently.
Yoga is a way for me to find to myself . The body is the temple of the soul and yoga is a way to get back to the basics , where our inner voice can express itself and where you learn to listen properly to your yourself. In this way we become more resilient, more relaxed and experience physical as well as mental harmony.
Because I have personally experienced the benefits of yoga on body and mind, I believe in the power of it and now want to support people in need with this knowledge. With this hope in mind, I am educating myself further to become a yoga therapist.
'Throughout the natural materials and fabric Wellicious uses, they respect environment and also the body, I like that! '
Classical Mat PilatesJane has been praticing and teaching Pilates for 10 years. She studied with Romana Kryzanovska (direct disciple of Joseph Pilates) and Sari Meji Santo in New York and Paris and was certified to to teach in 2006. She had taught in private studios in Paris ( Mystudio, Authentic Pilates, Studio Pilates de Paris), at the Cirque de Soleil ("Alegria" et "Corteo") and in the prestigeous Academie Fratelli where she designed and taught disciplin- specific Pilates programmes for Circus performers. She teaches with humour, kindness, energy and exceptionel précision. Aerial acrobat for 25 years Jane performed in Circuses Cabaret’s, street shows, musicals, private évents all over France, Europe and the world : Cirque Plume, Philippe Découflé, Friedrichstadt Palast, Zirkus Roncalli, Cirque Baroque, Buren Cirque, Cabaret Sauvage etc etc...
'My Wellicious pieces are lovely to wear and lovely to teach in. Always comfortable always elegant they perfectly reflect my teaching style and Pilates philosophy - taking care of yourself gently with love and beauty.'
London, United KingdomYoga & OsteopathyAmy Slevin is a yoga teacher and osteopath. She takes a scientific approach to yoga, using her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics for a safe and effective yoga practice that is also fun. As a Parkour practitioner and former dancer, Amy personally recognised the relevance of yoga and 'myofascial fitness'; through yoga she felt lighter, stronger and more controlled in her Parkour movement. Amy has experience working with athletes to help optimise their performance; people who are working with injuries or specific conditions, as well as taking the ambitious through their paces in dynamic open classes. Working privately, Amy prescribes poses and sequences to directly benefit her clients' individual needs. Her clients not only receive private yoga training, but osteopathic manipulation to help reach peak performance. Amy trained with Edward Clark of Tripsichore Yoga and “YAS” Yoga for Athletes in Los Angeles.
London, United KingdomVinyasa Flow YogaNathalie is a London based yoga teacher and creator of Eye Heart Yoga, guiding, practicing, and exploring yoga as an art and living philosophy. Her classes connect with individuals and take them on a journey, combining movement with breath to find space and ease in the body and mind. She shares yoga in an authentic, vibrant and nourishing way, encouraging curiosity, exploration and awareness, in the hope that yoga inspires people and brings magic into their lives - ultimately, enhancing life through yoga. Nathalie is passionate about sharing yoga in an accessible and relevant way. Her work includes teaching 1:1′s for illness and injury, yoga for musicians and actors, yoga programmes in care homes for the elderly, and working with athletes to optimise their physical, mental and emotional condition through yoga. Initially discovering yoga at the age of 15, it contributed significantly to her rehabilitation from a back injury. The vitality and clarity that evolved through her yoga practice over the course of 15 years, and an innate desire to share this magic with others, led her to embark on the teacher training course at Brahmani Yoga in India with Julie Martin, the same teacher Nathalie began yoga with 15 years earlier. She qualified in December 2011 and feels blessed to have been teaching regularly ever since.
Dublin, IrelandVinyasa & Restorative Yoga, Mat Pilates(website coming soon)Dee is a student, teacher and obsessed yogi. She is a certified Hatha/Vinyasa yoga teacher who has been practicing yoga for over 8 years. She completed her 500hrYTT Purna Yoga in Byron Bay, Australia. Dee discovered yoga after struggling for many years with chronic illness and a demanding career in advertising and magazine publishing. Her passion is to teach classes in the Hatha/Vinyasa tradition with a focus on breathing and healthy alignment to promote spiritual and physical awareness, oh and to have fun. Dee enjoys teaching both dynamic and restorative classes for a full rounded practice. Finding stillness in breath and movement is the cornerstone of all her classes. She is also a qualified Anti-Gravity yoga & Pilates Mat Level 1&2 teacher.