Yoga Venue Team

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Alessandro has been practising Yoga for over 25 years. He completed his training in 2007 at Jivamukti Yoga with founders David Life and Sharon Gannon, and has gone on to train with Laughing Lotus Yoga School in New York, and in Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater. Alessandro is a senior teacher registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, and is the co-founder of YogaVenue and the Spiralling Crow Teacher Training School.

Alessandro teaches classes that are physically demanding, mentally stimulating with the intention to affect heart, head and spirit. Emphasizing gracefulness, concentration, attention to detail, safety and laughter, he aims to inspire others to explore the edge of their potential and push the limits of who they are as individuals. Alessandro is particularly interested in how yoga can support us in our daily life. Alessandro draws from a background in competitive endurance sports, Aikido, Shiatsu, as well as injury, sickness and dis-ease. He has been an Aikido teacher for many years.

Alessandro teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Advanced Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga and Hot Power Flow Yoga.

Caroline is the reason that YogaVenue exists. Her love of Yoga and desire to bring this to Oxford led to the creation of the studio. Caroline has been teaching Yoga since 2005 and has completed trainings in Bikram Yoga with Bikram Choudhury in Los Angeles and Vinyasa Yoga with the Laughing Lotus Yoga School in New York. Caroline is a senior Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, and is the Co-Founder of YogaVenue and the Spiralling Crow Teacher Training School.

Caroline finds that Yoga enriches and energises her life, be it on the mat, teaching class, or out in the world in daily life. When Caroline is not at YogaVenue she can be found sprinting after a very fast toddler in the local park.

Caroline teaches Hot 26, Hot Power Flow Yoga, Hot HIIT Flow and Vinyasa Yoga.

Alison has been practising Yoga for over 20 years. After a long career in social care, she trained to teach Vinyasa Yoga in 2014, and has gone on to complete trainings in Hot Power Flow Yoga, Seated Yoga and Yin Yoga. Inclusivity is at the heart of her values, and she firmly believes that Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, body type, background or bendiness!

Alison teaches Hot Power Flow Yoga and Yin Yoga.

After being bowled over by Vinyasa Yoga, Anne-Marie completed her Vinyasa training with Claire Missingham in 2011, and her Restorative Yoga training with Judith Hanson Lasater. Anne-Marie also qualified as a pre and post natal Yoga teacher with Katy Appleton of appleyoga. Anne-Marie believes being a Yoga teacher involves continuous learning and improvement of both mind and body, and she loves to pass this knowledge on to her students.

Anne-Marie teaches Vinyasa Yoga and Restorative Yoga.

Keyte took to Yoga as a way to help recover from the after effects of boxing and football. What was at first a solution to injuries became a proactive method to prevent them, and Yoga has now become integral to his physical and mental wellbeing. Keyte completed his Vinyasa Yoga teacher training in 2016 with Spiralling Crow at YogaVenue, and later trained in Hot Power Flow Yoga in 2017. Keyte aims to make his classes challenging, immersive and meditative.

Keyte teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Power Flow Yoga and Hatha Yoga

Derek was prodded into attending his first Yoga class by his daughters. He completed his initial Yoga training with John Scott, and subsequently trained at Triyoga in London with Anna Ashby, Joey Mile and Jean Hall. Derek has trained in Restorative Yoga, and he is a Kirtan singer, having trained with Nikki Slade. He is a meditation teacher and works as a practitioner for people suffering from insomnia.

Derek teaches Restorative and Hatha Yoga.

Emily had her first crack at Yoga in 2013 as means of recovering from running injuries. As she’s a sucker for a new challenge, Emily headed straight to the hot room for her first Hot 26 class and never looked back. Since then she has fallen in love with many kinds of Yoga – from fluid vinyasa to fiery Hot HIIT – and completed her vinyasa training and Hot HIIT training with Spiralling Crow at YogaVenue in 2018. She’s a firm believer in the fact that Yoga is for everyone, regardless of body type, age or level of flexibility – and that a sense of humour is a hugely important part of any Yoga practice!

Emily teaches Hot HIIT Flow. 
Emma has been teaching Yoga since 2008, and has trained under the expertise of Louise Solomon, Yogi Vishvektu, Edward Clark and Nikki Durrant. Emma is also a practising Osteopath with clinics around Oxfordshire. Emma’s classes are balanced, eclectic and challenging, and she encourages her students to experiment with controlled transitions, arm balances and inversions.

Emma teaches Vinyasa Yoga.

Heidi started practising Bikram Yoga in 2000. Yoga became her full-time work in 2003 after she completed her Bikram Yoga teacher training in Los Angeles. What Heidi absolutely loves about teaching is seeing how Yoga benefits those who dedicate their time and energy to it – helping them to improve their mental, physical and emotional health, and also, how Yoga can be available to anyone, regardless of ability. She aims to share the invigorating and energising aspects of Bikram with her students.

Heidi teaches Hot 26 and Intermediate Hot Power Flow Yoga.

Yoga has transformed James life in so many ways and teaching at YogaVenue feels like completing the circle.

James first became interested in Yoga after seeing people practicing at a music festival. Intrigued, he started to take  classes at his local gym and was quickly hooked. Once he discovered YogaVenue he knew he was home and in  2018 after a number of years of consistent practise James completed the Spiralling Crow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course with Alessandro and Caroline. He has gone on to complete further trainings in Hot Power and Hot HIIT Flow at YogaVenue. His goal is to share his love of the practice with all his students.

James teaches Hot Power Flow & Vinyasa Yoga.
Justin has been practising Yoga for over 7 years, including Iyengar, Jivamukti and regular Vinyasa flow. With the hopes to enrich his own practice, Justin completed his Vinyasa training with Spiralling Crow at Yoga Venue in 2018. Justin has a background in practising and teaching both Kung Fu and Tai Chi; he brings the elements of focus and self-discipline from this experience into his own practice. Inspired by body awareness and connection through Vinyasa flow, he hopes to share his journey of self-refection and discovery through movement and attention.

Justin teaches Vinyasa Yoga.
Kate has been teaching since 2014. She completed her 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training with Tony Sanchez in 2014 and her advanced 84 asana training in 2016. She completed Yin Yoga trainings with Norman Blair in 2015 and 2017. Kate's approach to Yoga is holistic and creative, and combines elements from her knowledge of Yoga, qi gong, meditation and massage therapy. She is passionate about empowering her students to find their own Yoga.

Kate teaches Yin Yoga.


Katie came to YogaVenue as an English teacher but soon swapped the school classroom for the Yoga studio. She completed her initial Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Sally Parkes in 2013, and has gone on to gain qualifications in teaching Yoga to Teens with Calm for Kids, Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater and Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer. There is a beauty to Katie’s classes; they are designed to offer students the opportunity to explore and develop their practice in a supportive, uplifting and fun environment.

Katie teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yin Flow, Restorative Yoga and Hatha Yoga.

Having suffered from sciatic pain for a few years, Kee tried Bikram Yoga and has never looked back. Kee completed his Bikram Yoga teacher training in Los Angeles in 2012 and went on to complete his Vinyasa Yoga and Hot Power Flow trainings with Spiralling Crow at YogaVenue in 2015. Kee aims to pass on the the physical and mental healing benefits of hot Yoga to his students.

Kee teaches Hot 26 and Hot Power Flow Yoga.

Kristin came to Yoga to help her bad back and poor posture while completing her PhD. Her life was transformed when in 2007 she completed Bikram Yoga teacher training, and she went on to become a two-time UK Yoga Asana Champion (2009, 2011). She carries with her a wealth of knowledge about the series, posture mechanics, and working with the spine.

Kristin is a guest teacher at YogaVenue and returns monthly to teach Hot 26 Yoga conditioning, Hot 26 Intermediate and Hot 26.

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