The Yoga People are a community of teachers and cooperating studios founded by RYT-500 teachers Jamie Clarke & Dulce Aguilar. Jamie and Dulce have been
practicing and training teachers all over the world since 2001; collectively they have over 24-years of experience and 3000 hours of training in a range of disciplines, including traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin, Tripsichore, Mandala and Rocket yoga. To date, more than 400 students have become Yoga Alliance certified teachers on their accredited programs at the 200 Hour and 500 Hour level. The Yoga People are committed to developing the most excellent and insightful teachers, offering a holistic approach to learning and nourishing personal development.
What can we expect from The Yoga People this year?
Rocket Express: A dynamic Ashtanga Vinyasa class that is designed to connect breath with movement. It is a multi-level class appropriate for students of all levels of flexibility and stamina. Rocket classes focus on purifying the body, while quietening the mind, and creating an internal heat within the body. Participants will be instructed to practice the postures at varying levels – so you always have a choice of how far to take each asana. The class includes a fun series of standing and seated poses that is sure to give you a full work-out, making your savasana even sweeter at the end. It’s all about the intention….
TYP say: “The ROCKET SYSTEM was created in San Francisco by Larry Shultz, a student of visionary Pattabhi Jois back in the day, who took the traditional Ashtanga further by pioneering these now infamous sequences. As the story goes Larry developed The Rocket while on tour with the Grateful Dead ( a cult rock band in the States during the 1970s and 80s). His inspiration took him to make combinations of the postures used in the first three Ashtanga series. The result were routines practiced at a faster tempo, which elevated the cardio system, and increasing stamina with non-stop breath and movement.
The Rocket routines are all about change, about lifting our innate energy skyward and strengthening mind, body and spirit. They’re about getting in touch with the most elusive part of the practice which is the breathing, as well as emphasising the bandhas, drishti and the essence of vinyasa. The routines use advanced variations and creative transitions, as well as incorporating some advanced asanas of the second and third series bringing refreshing accessibility of these out of reach postures. The upbeat tempo of movement is the catalyst for transformation. Each routine is designed to wake up the nervous system, stimulate euphoria and bring intensity to the practice. The sequences develop strength, openness, progression and freedom on and off the mat”.
Click HERE to find out more about how Rocket Yoga can shoot you to the stars….
This year’s Yoga People class will be lead by Jonelle Lewis-Chamberlain, who has just returned from teaching at the 2015 Yoga Connects Festival.
An American living in London, Jonelle dabbled with Ashtanga in 2004 while she was pregnant with her daughter Francesca. After a long break from yoga, in 2011 she began practicing with a purpose. While going through a difficult divorce she found her yoga practice really helped her get her life back. “It was liberating, invigorating and healing”.
In March 2014 Jonelle went to India to train as an yoga teacher with The Yoga People. Jonelle is certified as an Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance’s 200 hour foundation course. In 2015 she completed an 100 Yin Yoga training in Bali with Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier. Jonelle teaches all over Central and South London.
Jonelle Lewis-Chamberlain has developed Mini Rocket, Rocket Junior and Rocket Teens for the next generation of yogis. She enjoys teaching all age groups and firmly believes ‘Yoga is for EVERYBODY’
Visit The Yoga People at their stall on the day of the festival to find out more about their Yoga teacher trainings, retreats, classes and workshops, as well as information on their collaboration with The Karma Yoga Project.
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Check back soon for specific class times. Scheduling is currently in process!