Meet the teachers at The Yoga Hall.

Padmasana - Lotus Pose. You don't have to be able to sit in the Lotus pose to practice Yoga
Anjaneyasana - Lunge Pose or Crescent Moon.
Trikonasana - Triangle Pose.
Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana - Revolved Seated Angle Pose.
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Raja Bhujangasana - King Cobra Pose.
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Astavakrasana - Eight Angle Pose.
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Halasana - Plow Pose
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Thai Yoga Massage - The Cobra
Adho Mukha Svanasana - DownwardFacing Dog Pose
Uttanasana - (Intense Stretch Pose) Standing Forward Bend
Vrschikasana - Scorpion Pose
Sirsasana - Headstand

Laura Hinde has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 1995 in Canada, New York, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, London and St Albans. She trained with her teacher Faustomaria Dorelli at Innergy Yoga in West London and with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Society. Her studies of Raja Yoga with Fausto are at the core of her understanding and teaching of Yoga. She is also influenced by her practice of Vipassana Meditation, since 1995. She has taught Pregnancy Yoga since 1995, studying with Janet Balaskas at The Active Birth Centre and developing her own practice during her two pregnancies. In 2013 she completed The Khalsa Way Pregnancy Yoga Teacher’s Training Program with Gurmukh at Golden Bridge Yoga, New York. Her interest in Baby Massage, Post-Natal Yoga, Baby Yoga and Tots Yoga has grown with her own children. She has studied with Peter Walker and Birthlight, as well as completing a Post-Natal apprenticeship at The Active Birth Centre. Her classes incorporate what she has learned from personal experience. Her passion for Kundalini Yoga began in 2013, and she began training as a teacher with Amrit Nam Sarovar in the French Alps, completing Level 1 in 2016. She is currently undertaking Level 2.

Finlay Hinde began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 1994 with his Chinese Medicine teacher, Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa, and Qi Gong with Tinh Thong Nguyen. During his years as an Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Sound Healer, he also practiced Kashmiri Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Vipassana Meditation. In 1998 he found his teacher Faustomaria Dorelli, who could demonstrate Classical Yoga integrated with our modern western predicament. After Sivananda teacher training in 2000 he married one of Fausto’s student teachers, Laura. Together they set up The Yoga Hall in St Albans. Finlay teaches all levels of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Raja Yoga and Kirtan Chanting.

Lou Stanion. Drawn in by The Yoga Hall's purple sign, Lou's interest in yoga started in 2004. Immediately taken by the calming effect that the asanas (postures) had on her mind, she soon found herself attending as many classes as she could. On the Brazier's weekend retreats in Oxfordshire, she was introduced to Raja Yoga with Fausto. This had an immediate impact on her and has led to the deepening of her study of yoga at Innergy Yoga Centre in London. Lou's interest in meditation has grown out of her yoga practice, especially Vipassana Meditation. Yoga has also led her to begin writing again and to explore 'The Artist's Way'. She is a qualified reflexologist and enjoys Kirtan Chanting. Lou teaches Beginners on Tuesdays 7:15 to 8:45pm

Liz Egre teaches Seniors Yoga on Mondays 10:15 to 11:30am.

Clare Wener initially trained with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta organisation and has taught in India and in various places in London including the Sivananda Centre in Putney.
In 2012 Clare completed a 500 hour training with Michel Besnard in Thailand. Having studied with both BKS Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga), Michel taught her perhaps the most important lesson of all: to accept her body as it is – warts and all – and she is grateful for this. On the course she also learnt how to teach yin yoga. She continues to practice yin with Norman Blair and attends yin workshops with Sarah Powers.

Larissa McGoldrick is a certified level 2 Iyengar Yoga teacher with over 15 years experience from the USA. She is also a nationally licensed and certified acupuncturist with a busy private practice in St Albans. her studies include many years under the tutelage of acupuncturist and Taoist priest Jeffrey Yuen in New York City. After many years as a dancer teaching and performing internationally with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York City she changed her profession to alternative health. She was a core teacher at the Iyengar Institute of Greater New York and coordinated the Iyengar Yoga program at Columbia University in New York City. Her main senior Iyengar teachers include the late Mary Dunn, Richard Ward, Gabriela Giubilaro, and Alaric Newcombe. In July 2009 she spent a month in Pune, India, at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute where she studied directly with Geetaji and Prashantji Iyengar.

Anahata has been practising Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Meditation for many years. Drawn to the studies of Vedanta Philosophy, Integral Yoga and Bihar School of Yoga, she discovered the healing powers of the breath and became a teacher of Yoga. She qualified in Pilates & Yoga for children and adults REP Level 3 BWY. She trained with Swami Vedantananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga with John Scott & Sri Pattabi Jois. A mother of two children (15 & 11), Ana teaches Teens Yoga on Fridays at 4:30pm and a monthly Family Yoga Class.

Alex has been practicing Yoga for over 10 years and teaching since 2009. She trained with the International Sivananda Vedanta Society in Tyrol, Austria. Alex was drawn to Yoga after her friend passed away and she quickly began to realise the uplifting and positive benefits of the asanas and the power of the breath. Her classes are quite dynamic and energising.

Heidi has qualified with June's School of Yoga to teach yoga to children and teaches the Kids Yoga class on Thursdays 2.00 - 2.30pm.

Becci teaches Mudras with meditation on Sundays at 10:30am to 11:30am.

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The Yoga Hall, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire UK, AL1 3RR.