Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series

This class is taught by:

Leon Deith

Leon teaches Classic yoga, this encompasses postures, breathwork, relaxation and meditation.

These Hatha Yoga classes encompass the 8 limbs of Yoga and are suitable for all students.

Leon Deith is one of the Centre Directors, has been practising yoga and meditation for over 30 years. He teaches Yoga classes, Meditation and life coaching and shares Satsang and Meditation at the Centre.

Leon is a Life Coach utilising the System of Soulwork , 'The Work' , Enneagrams and Non Violent communication to enable you to reach your goals and ambitions in life. Soul Work is derived from Hawaiian Huna and system coaching as taught by Martyn Carruthers. 'The Work' is the process of Self enquiry from Byron Katie.

I came into Yoga in the Mid 80s learning Transcendental Meditation, which ignited my interest in Eastern Philosophy. In 1986 I embarked on my first trip to India and started to learn about the great Indian Saints, discovering Ramana Maharishi through the books of Paul Brunton. Another book I read during that time was the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, this book was to lay the foundation for my interest in Kriya Yoga and has been my daily Sadhana since 2007.

We offer the 11 month Kriya Preparation course at the centre taking students each November to Ananda Assisi to receive their Kriya. As well as Kriya Yoga I am an ardent student of Advaita Vedanta, and run weekly Living Consciously groups.

Also leading 4 retreats a year , 2 to India ( Rishikesh and Kerala) and 2 to Ananda Assisi in Italy

Anna Montresor

I am an ashtanga teacher registered with yoga alliance school RYS 200.I trained with CYS London and I have been really inspired by all the beautiful people that made my journey possible.
My belief is that anybody can and should practice yoga or at least try once in their life.
The benefits that you ll be able to enjoy are infinite.
It not only gives strength to your body but especially to your mind . It helps to live life in a simple way when often we get lost and find trapped in a complicated life.
In the Ashtanga Yoga method nothing is meant to be easy on your first try. This is part of the lesson of the practice. Instead of making the practice easy, the method asks you to make your mind strong. If you accept your failure and learn to love yourself anyway, you’re practicing a valuable life skill. You should feel somewhat overwhelmed in the midst of your first Ashtanga Yoga practice. It gets better after many years!

Maike Mullenders

I first trained and worked as a professional actress and dancer. The main focus of my working-life was physical theatre. For me the highlight was working for the internationally acclaimed Song of the Goat Theatre Company in Poland.

I am a Relate-trained Couple and Young People’s Counsellor. As well as working for many years for Relate, I also ran the counselling service for staff and students at Reigate College. Most rewarding, was the time that I spent as an advocacy and support worker for Witness against Abuse, as part of an astounding team, supporting people who had been abused by health and social care workers.

Training as a yoga teacher felt like a natural progression and opportunity to integrate my previous fields of work. I love flowing sequences and exploring the momentum and impulse behind the movement. I am also a believer in the healing properties of yoga on a physical and psychological level. I am passionate about exploring and incorporating elements of therapeutic work in my yoga practice.

I have been practicing yoga for 10 years on and off and intensely for the last three years.

Laura Dade

I have been practicing yoga for ten years, and it was truly my ultimate support system as I travelled the world as a professional singer/dancer. I finally took a leap of faith and decided to delve into teaching this beautiful practice, as a result my life has truly been transformed and I have not looked back since!
I am a registered Yoga Alliance RYS 200 teacher and I teach classes of varying styles, with my main focuses being Classical Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra and Ashtanga. I studied under the most profound teachers in Rishikesh, India. I knew that If I truly wanted to learn the inner most depths of yoga, then I would travel to the birth place and learn from the masters and Gurus themselves. Needless to say that this was a life changing experience, and I feel so passionate about sharing the knowledge that I gained to help transform other peoples lives too. I truly believe in my heart that we can all lead a life of inner joy, love and abundance. yoga is the vehicle that can help you to free yourself from any form of mental or physical suffering to help you live the life that you deserve, and it is an absolute honour as a teacher to help people achieve this incredible freedom.
My classes always include a lot of mindfulness and focus on the breath throughout, as I move you through some gorgeous asanas, pranayama and sun salutation. I also bring a deep focus to correct alignment, because I know that by developing the technique we are able to grow immensely in our practice and achieve great things! Finally I always bring some gratitude and self love into my classes, because lets face it...where would we be without them!

Ashtanga Vinyasa is a strong dynamic practice devised of a sequence of set postures ‘asanas’. Dynamic movement combined with the breath links each pose together creating a flowing movement ‘vinyasa’ which creates strength, heat, stamina, flexibility and mind control, as well as detoxifying the body.

The benefits of Ashtanga Vinyasa are endless. With an emphasis of breath with movement the body is able to create an internal heat. The asanas in the practice realign the body correcting the muscular skeletal system. The dynamic practice builds strength and flexibility. Internal organs are detoxified, hormones balanced and the nervous system strengthened. These physical benefits combined with the mental discipline involved in Ashtanga Vinyasa will ultimately lead to a sense of wellbeing.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed 12 Dec 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Leon Deith
  • Thu 13 Dec 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 18 Dec 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Wed 19 Dec 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Thu 20 Dec 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Maike Mullenders
  • Thu 27 Dec 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Laura Dade
  • Wed 02 Jan 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Thu 03 Jan 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 08 Jan 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Wed 09 Jan 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor
  • Thu 10 Jan 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm with Anna Montresor
  • Tue 15 Jan 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Anna Montresor