New courses for 2013
Please note that our prices are rising on 1st July. Book your courses now at our current rates.
At the ecoYoga Centre each visiting teacher brings their unique discipline of Yoga style and teaching methods. We particularly enjoy the challenging dynamic style of Ashtanga Yoga and the precise and equally demanding style of Iyengar Yoga.
Based on over 30 years of Yoga practice and learning Nick has invited some of the most renowned and respected Yoga teachers who he has met and studied with over the years.
Can't make if for a retreat? Come for a holiday at the ecoYoga Centre anytime: see our holiday page.
Nick has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over thirty years. His personal Yogic journey has led him to many teachers spread over many continents.
In 1998 he founded the Yoga Centre in Edinburgh which introduced the Astanga system to Scotland. In 2005 he opened the ecoYoga Centre with his wife Rachel.
His style is pragmatic and enquiring. He believes Yoga is both a science and an art and constantly returns to the fundamentals of a Yoga practice.
Nick’s classes are fun and light hearted. He puts a great emphasis on safe practice for beginners and carefully instructs on style and alignment of Yoga postures. Above all he strives to create space for individual development with gentle but challenging teachings.
Courses by Nick Loening at the ecoYoga Centre
Gingi is the founder and Director of the Shala, (formerly the Sangam Yoga Centre in Battersea), which has been a dedicated ashtanga yoga centre since 1998. He has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and been practising for more than 20 years. He began studying and teaching martial arts in the 1980s with his father, Sensei Richard Taibong Lee who currently lives and teaches in France. During an early trip to India, Gingi came into contact with yoga and spent many years returning to India to study and devote himself to the discipline. For two years he apprenticed with the late Derek Ireland, completing a final training course in Goa. He then went to Mysore to continue his studies with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and then completed a two-year teacher training course with Graeme Northfield of Australia.
Gingi has hosted many yoga holidays and workshops in this country and abroad, including combined retreats with John and Lucy Scott, and Kristina Ireland. He continues to run regular workshops and retreats, which regularly include elements of pranayama, meditation and tai chi. He is a well-respected teacher who has remained at the forefront of the ashtanga yoga community. He has taught, trained and inspired many British ashtanga yoga teachers and has played a key role in popularizing ashtanga yoga in the UK. His teaching is characterised by sensitivity, warmth and a deep commitment to the practice.
Courses by Gingi Lee at the ecoYoga Centre
Yoga with Gingi Lee - week one only
Sat 24th August - Sat 31st August 2013
Yoga with Gingi Lee - three day retreat.
Sat 31st August - Tue 3rd September 2013
In 1996 Eyal began his Yoga journey with the Jivamukti Yoga School of NYC, where he was certified as a yoga teacher. He then pursued further studies with leading yogis, including Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India, Richard Freeman in Colorado, Andre Siderski in Kiev, John Evans in London and Shandor Remete in Serbia.
In addition Eyal is a Rolfing therapist and certified by GSI (Guild for Structural Integration). In his teaching he combines his therapeutic skills and treats each of his students individually with special care and attention.
Courses by Eyal Chehanowski at the ecoYoga Centre
Anjali, Haripyari & Ruth
Anjali, HariPyari and Ruth have been dancing, singing and flowing together since 2011. They combine their wide-ranging skills in leading Shakti Dance, Tribal Spirit Drumming, Kirtan and Kundalini Yoga to create a strong sense of community and deep yet gentle retreat space which is both healing and transformative.
Courses by Anjali, Haripyari & Ruth at the ecoYoga Centre
October retreat 2013
In 2011 we were delighted to have Hamish Hendry open the ecoYoga Centre. For 2013 Hamish (and Anna) will be back for another five days of inspiring Yoga classes. Hamish was an active presence in both of Nick's previous Yoga Centres. We love his down to earth approach and his dedication to the Astanga system.
Certified in 2001 by Sri K.Pattabhi Jois. Hamish is one of only a small number of teachers worldwide certified to teach beyond the Astanga Yoga Primary Series.
In 1986 Hamish met Radha Worrel and Derek Ireland at the Skyros Centre in Greece and began to study the Astanga Yoga system. He continued his studies with them both as much as possible and joined them when they opened The Practice Place in Crete in the summer of 1990. (N.B. This centre continues to this day, under the new title of Yoga Plus).
Hamish first traveled to India to study with Sri K.Pattabhi Jois in 1995 and returns each year to further his understanding of Yoga. This annual trip is without doubt the most important part of his year. In 1996 he left The Practice Place and began teaching in Edinburgh at The Yoga Centre.
In 1999 he moved to London to continue John Scott's London Morning Self Practice when John relocated to New Zealand.
Courses by Hamish Hendry at the ecoYoga Centre
Katie began practising yoga over 30 years ago and has been teaching in Edinburgh since 1987. She is committed to propagating the yoga of Sage Patanjali as taught by the renowned yoga masters Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, his daughter Srimati Geeta Iyengar and his son Sri Prashant Iyengar of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute, Pune where she has studied many times over the last 20 years. She holds a Senior Teaching certificate and is an assessor of new teachers in the method which is one of the most widely practised in the world.
In a world that encourages us more and more urgently to look outside of ourselves for our fulfilment in life, Patanjali’s yoga teaches us that real, lasting, joy and happiness lies within. Katie’s teaching sensitively and warmly facilitates this exploration of our inner universe and the transformation it brings. Firstly through the body and its joyous and extraordinary potential for movement, then through the breath, then the mind, to the deepest layer – the witness in each one of us.
Courses by Katie Rutherford at the ecoYoga Centre
Weekend retreat with Katie Rutherford
Fri 24th May - Mon 27th May 2013