Strong Vinyasa


This class is taught by:

Maria Mascarenhas.

I first tried yoga when on holiday and couldn’t believe how amazing I felt after the first class. On my return home, I began a regular yoga practice and saw a steady increase in my strength and flexibility as well as in my ability to deal with a demanding job with a new sense of calmness. I was completely hooked!

I completed my teacher training with Debbie Avani in 2014 and have been teaching Vinyasa Flow ever since. Since qualifying, I continue to attend courses and workshops to learn all I can about yoga, both to improve my own practice as well as to pass what I learn on to my students. As well as my original 200hr certification, I have completed an Advanced Yin Teacher Training with Norman Blair and The Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training with the Yoga Nidra Network.

I’m a strong believer that anyone can do yoga and am always looking for ways to make it accessible to everyone. I have completed a chair yoga course and sometimes incorporate this into one to one sessions.

I use my love of nature and the outdoors to influence my classes and I encourage my students to work with the different energies through the wheel of the year to help create a deeper connection to themselves as well as to our natural environment.

Holly Cleanthi

I graduated Bournemouth University in 2014 and fell in love with Yoga later the same year when I was ignited to my first Ashtanga practice by my incredible teacher Tina Brown.

At the time, the Friday night practice was perfect for what I needed after a long week working in an admin role at an Investment Bank. It challenged me both physically and mentally. The truth is, after 3 and a half years of working those long hours, I realised that banking was not for me.

"And then I realized, that to be more alive, I had to be, less afraid. And so, I did it. I lost my fear, and gained my whole life." (Cleo Wade)

I quit my job, and I jumped.

I had already gained so much from my yoga practice and I wanted to share that with other people. I also wanted to go on a learning journey to discover new things, and learn about people, life and cultures. So I set off to South and Central America on a journey of self-discovery, not really knowing what I was looking for or what I would find.

During my travels, I completed my 200 Hour YTT with School Yoga Institute in Guatemala.

The. Most. Incredible. Experience.  Of. My. Life. To. Date…

Yoga had mainly been a physical practice for me, however during my 3 weeks intensive training; my eyes were opened to the world of Yoga as a medicine, meditation, philosophy and lifestyle. I loved learning about Spirituality and the history and philosophy of Yoga, it became so much more than a physical practice, and I wish to share all of this, along with the uplifting feeling of revitalisation after class with my students. I believe that if everybody in the world practiced Yoga then the world would be a better place. I am so happy to be planting the seeds for growing this philosophy in the UK.

Power Yoga is a dynamic flowing practice that welcomes practitioners of all levels whilst being complemented with balances and inversions that cater to those with more advanced skills. Each movement is synchronised with the breath which during practice generates heat in the body which helps to relax muscular tension while cleansing and purifying the digestive and circulatory systems.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat 25 Aug 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Maria Mascarenhas.
  • Sat 01 Sep 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Maria Mascarenhas.
  • Sat 08 Sep 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 15 Sep 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 22 Sep 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 29 Sep 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 06 Oct 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 13 Oct 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 20 Oct 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 27 Oct 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 03 Nov 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 10 Nov 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 17 Nov 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 24 Nov 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 01 Dec 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 08 Dec 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi
  • Sat 15 Dec 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm with Holly Cleanthi